Passager is a nonprofit journal and book press that publishes authors over 50. We want to bring attention to older writers and to encourage imagination throughout our lives.

Thank you for submitting!

The 2022 Open Issue reading period is open July 15, 2021 through September 15, 2021 for writers 50 and over. You may submit:

Up to five poems, 40-line max each
or up to 4,000 words of prose

Please include your name and contact information on each page of your submission. Also include a cover letter and brief bio. No previously-published work will be considered. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work is selected by another publisher so we can remove it from consideration.

PLEASE NOTE: emailed entries will not be considered. 

There is no reading fee for submitting to the Open Issue. 

Questions? Email Rosanne at

Thank you for sending us your work!

Passager Journal