We publish two issues of Passager Journal each year, as well as a number of books of poetry, short stories, and memoir. There are three ways to publish with Passager:
Submission period: February 15 – May 10
Accepted genres: poetry only
Up to 5 poems, 40-line max ea.
$20 reading fee, includes 1-year subscription to Passager
$1000 prize. Honorable mentions will be published.
Now accepting submissions!
Submission period: June 1- September 15
Accepted genres: poetry, memoir, short fiction
Up to 5 poems, 40-line max ea. OR 4,000 words of prose
No reading fee
Not accepting submissions at this time.
Writers must be age 50 or older at the time of publication to submit.
We prefer hard copy submissions, but for your convenience, you may also submit online via Submittable. For the remainder of the contest, we are requesting that any hard copy submissions be addressed to:
c/o Mary Azrael
5840 Pimlico Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
(Don’t worry if you’ve already sent it to our Park Heights address, we can still pick up mail at the office, just less frequently.)
Include a cover letter and brief bio.
Include your name and contact information on each page (even for the Poetry Contest, or when submitting online).
Checks for the Poetry Contest reading fee should be made out to “Passager.”
No previously published work will be considered.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere!
No email entries accepted.
Unfortunately, we are unable to return submitted work to you.
Work received outside of the submission period will not be considered.
Have a question that wasn’t covered here? Please check our FAQs page.
Passager does not read unsolicited book manuscripts.
Passager only publishes manuscripts from authors whose work has appeared in Passager Journal. This allows us to build a relationship with our authors and their work. Please submit to the journal so we can get to know you!
Congratulations Dennis H. Lee, winner of the 2020 Henry Morgenthau First Book Poetry Prize!
Dennis will receive a $3,000 prize and publication of his first book of poems. Read more about Dennis, his winning manuscript that judge David Keplinger calls “a serious achievement of growing up and growing older,” and our second place poets and finalists.
Reminders for applicants:
Submissions to the Henry Morgenthau Poetry Prize are now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent us work!
All correspondence concerning the contest should be addressed to Passager, 7401 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21208. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org