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Passages North: Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize

We will consider all forms of poetry for the Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize, including lyric, experimental, and formal work. Up to three poems may be submitted in one document. Contest will close April 15, 2023.

Guest judge:  Yanyi

First prize: $1000 and publication in Passages North. One or more honorable mentions my also be selected and published. 

All entrants receive a copy of the contest issue. (Students of Northern Michigan University and close friends of the Passages North staff or contest judge are not eligible.)

About the Journal

Passages North, the annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University, has published short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid writing since 1979. Email us at or write to us at Passages North, NMU, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.