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About

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.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2013

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Print Publication Print PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review ReviewUp to 3,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 3,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK No No OKText format submissions
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Poetry Open

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK No No OKText format submissions
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Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2019
Last Checked: 22 Oct 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Aug 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 06 Feb 2013

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