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Northwest Passage

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

  • The Northwest Passage will produce two issues in the Fall and Spring of the 2011-2012 academic year.
  • We accept works of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, lyrics, graphic design, photography and digital captures of paintings, drawing and figures.
    • Prose pieces should not exceed 2,000 words, submitted in an .rtf, .doc or similar file.
    • Art should be in a digital format (JPEG, PDF, etc.)
    • All pieces should include the a title and a short caption (limit 100 words).
    • All pieces should be e-mailed as an attachment to
  • When submitting your work, please include your name, major, rank in school and a little about yourself (goals, interests, etc.)
  • Please fill out a Release Form when submitting your work.
  • Submissions by a single contributor for each issue should not exceed 10 pieces of literature or art.
  • No more than 3 submissions per contributor will be published per issue.
  • Faculty and Staff from every division are encouraged to submit.
  • Editorial Board Members are limited to 2 published piece per issue.
  • Contributors will receive notification of acceptance or denial via e-mail.
  • Acceptance into one issue does not eliminate the possibility of publication in the following issue.
  • Submissions are accepted September – June.



Selection Process

  • The selection process is blind, meaning Board Members do not know whom the pieces belong to as they review them.
  • The Editorial Board, which is comprised of volunteer students, reviews all works submitted.
  • The Board choices the best works out of all the submissions. Works that are chosen are then published in the magazine.
  • Submissions that are not accepted for that particular issue are archived and could possibly be used in future issues.

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