An annual journal, Passages North is sponsored by Northern Michigan University. For thirty years we have published some of the finest fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry from both new and established writers. We print both traditional and experimental work, presenting a broad spectrum of voice and style. Our writers have gone on to win Pushcart Prizes and are nominated for Best American and O’Henry awards.
Recent contributors include: Jenny Boully, Kim Chinquee, Kwame Dawes, Tarfia Faizullah, Thalia Field, Roxane Gay, Donald Hall, Karen Hays, BJ Hollars, Todd Kaneko, Ben Lerner, Michael Madonick, Michael Martone, Carole Maso, Ander Monson, Teresa Milbrodt, Elena Passarello, Ocean Vuong, G.C. Waldrep, Nicole Walker.
Passages North holds two fiction contests (Waasmode Short Fiction and Neutrino Short-Short Fiction) starting in the spring of every odd year, and The Thomas Hruska Memorial Nonfiction and Elinor Benedict Poetry contests in the spring of every even year. Prize awards of $1000. Check our website for our current contests.