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Blacktop Passages, founded in early 2013, is a literary review dedicated to the open road. Whether it be by interstate or local roads, car or by foot, Blacktop Passages publishes the finest work about kickin’ the dust up and hittin’ the trail. Blacktop Passages serves as a tome for the stories from and inspired by the freedom that comes from being behind the wheel speeding down a long stretch of highway, poetry brought on from the humming of the pavement next to tires, even thoughts on the U.S. Interstate System or a truck stop review off of I-10, and everything in between. It is a safe-haven for the stories of transition that are often overshadowed by the destination. It is made from the road and for the road; for the lonely drivers when they need a break from the reality of miles and for the quiet passengers who have no escape from their journey. Blacktop Passages publishes work by authors both renowned and amateur–as long as it’s a great piece and it’s about the road, we don’t mind who you are. Blacktop Passages simply desires thoughtful writing that cries and croons with every feeling, struggle and desire that radiate from the asphalt.

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 Story1000 - 7500 words
TNoveletteno specific word count limits known
ANovellano specific word count limits known
ENovel Excerptno specific word count limits known

Media & Publication Frequency

PPrint PublicationUnknown publication frequency
EElectronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency


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FShort fictionN No monetary payment.
NShort non-fictionN No monetary payment.
PPoetryN No monetary payment.

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  Electronic SubsPostal SubsReprintsMultiple SubsSimultaneous Subs
FFiction OK No No OK OK
NNon-Fiction OK No No No OK
PPoetry OK No No OK OK

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Date Added:
06 Feb 2013
Last Updated:
11 Feb 2014
Last Checked:
11 Apr 2014