Blacktop Passages 33


Founded in early 2013, Blacktop Passages is a literary journal dedicated to the open road. We want to serve as a home for the stories, essays, poems, and images of transition that are often overshadowed by our destinations. We want thoughtful writing, full of feeling, conflict, and desire. If you have a great piece that reflects this ethos, Blacktop Passages would love to have your work in our pages.

Blacktop PassagesUnited States
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Genres, Styles & Subjects

 Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
 Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
 Subjects:Travel/Place, See guidelines for details.

Types & Lengths

VReviewno specific word count limits known
YEssayno specific word count limits known
ZNarrative Non-Fictionno specific word count limits known
PPoemno line limits known; up to 6 pieces
FFlash Fictionup to 1000 words; up to 3 pieces
SShort Storyapproximately 1000 - 7500 words
TNoveletteapproximately 7500 - 15000 words
ANovellaapproximately 15000 - 40000 words
ENovel Excerptno specific word count limits known

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationUnknown publication frequency
EElectronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency


We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
FShort fictionN No monetary payment.
NShort non-fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN No monetary payment.

Submission Types

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsSimultaneous
FFiction OK No No OK
NNon-Fiction OK No No OK
PPoetry OK No No OK

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Date Added:
06 Feb 2013
Last Updated:
22 Dec 2014
Last Checked:
12 Mar 2015