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Passengers Journal

Literary Magazine





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A fully-voiced journal of literary and visual art. We seek art that is necessary rather than desired. We want to be shaken, surprised, and moved. Each quarterly issue is completely listenable and voiced by professional voice actors.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
    26 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    5% *
    Editor reported data
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Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    From the editors


    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 4

Nonfiction - 7500 words max

Max words: 7500

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Submission fee: $ 4


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 4

10 pages max


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 4

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    We find no fault with the industry-standard third-person biography. Yet, we do encourage you to be your most genuine self. Mentioning your current reading, a current project, or even why you create provides additional insight into your work that is often appreciated. We ask that all submissions include a third person bio that can be published alongside accepted pieces. We want to know whose work we are considering.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    POETRY SUBMISSIONS should contain 3-5 poems, with each poem on a new page, not to exceed 10 pages. Poems should be formatted as the author wishes them to appear once published. All submissions should be submitted in a single DOC or DOCX file type. Hybrid/combined submissions are welcome but must not exceed 10 pages. PROSE SUBMISSIONS should not be longer than 7,500 words. We accept fiction, memoir, essays, science fiction, flash, and more. Please submit a single piece per submission. Flash should be in 12-point Times New Roman, double-spaced, and 1500 words max. Longer prose should be in 12-point Times New Roman, double-spaced, and between 1500 and 7500 words. Please note in your cover letter the word count of your piece. Please note in your cover letter whether your piece is fiction or nonfiction. All submissions should be submitted as a DOC or DOCX file type. Hybrid/combined submissions are welcome but must not exceed 7500 words.

  • Author's rights

    Passengers grants first-time, nonexclusive rights to all accepted work.

  • Additional info

    SUBMISSION FEE: $4 All reading fees are used to fund our operating costs, occasional special projects, and Passengers Press. We occasionally offer free submissions on "Free-Sub Fridays" which we announce via our social media channels. OUR STAFF AND MASTHEAD We take immense pride in our large and diverse staff of editors, readers, and voices. Each issue of Passengers is a collaborative endeavor that represents the work of more than fifty individuals from all over the world. See our full staff listing here: MORE INFO ABOUT US Our EIC and AEIC were recently interviewed by Becky Tuch of Lit Mag News. You can read or watch this interview (and subscribe to Becky's substack!) here: PASSENGERS AUDIO RSS FEED You can find all of our podcasts and our long-form audio issues by copying and pasting this RSS link into your favorite Podcast app:

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

26 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

10 days

Fastest response time

271 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 1141 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

20 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open


Our quarterly issues are published online in both text and in audio forms. All published poems and prose are voiced by professional voice actors. We publish three podcasts quarterly: Previewcasts in which editors discuss the forthcoming issue, and Poetrycasts and Prosecasts in which department head...

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    Editor Anna Genevieve Winham avatar

    Anna Genevieve Winham


    Editor Charles Fleming avatar

    Charles Fleming

    Assistant Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Andreea Ceplinschi avatar

    Andreea Ceplinschi

    Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Special Projects Coordinator

    Editor Molly Zhu  avatar

    Molly Zhu

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Maxwell Suzuki avatar

    Maxwell Suzuki

    Prose Editor

    Editor Lauren Viar  avatar

    Lauren Viar

    Visual Arts Editor and Social Media Specialist

    Editor John E. Brady  avatar

    John E. Brady

    Audio Editor