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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Passager (Passenger + Passages = Passager) is a nonprofit literary press dedicated to publishing the work of older writers, encouraging the imagination throughout life, and creating beautiful and welcoming publications. We publish two journal issues each year, a number of books of poetry, memoir and short fiction, and award the biennial Henry Morgenthau III Poetry Prize for a first book of poetry by a writer age 70 or older.
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Twitter, RSS feed, Facebook, Youtube
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
fiction, nonfiction, poetry
David Bergman, Gilbert Arzola, Fran Markover
Writers must be 50 or older to submit.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
From 02 / 15 - 04 / 15
2 - 4 months
Annual poetry contest for writers over 50. $1000 prize. Biennial poetry book contest for new writers over 70. $3000 prize.
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Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
Publish Print Anthology?
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Our publication is unique because all of our over-50 authors have led full lives before we meet them. We’re more interested in you as a person and less as a list of publications, and our editors enjoy your letters as much as your writing.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Your work will be read by someone 50 or older (usually older). We don’t have “slush piles” or a gateway of interns, just a few trusted readers. All final decisions must be unanimous between the co-editors.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Writing unlike what we’ve published recently with a special interest in immigrant stories and giving voice to marginalized people.