Northwest Passage


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”

— Maya Angelou

Welcome to the Northwest Passage!

The Northwest Passage is Western Oregon University’s student-run art and literary magazine. We publish student, faculty and alumni work once per term both in print and online on Issuu. We also publish our music submissions in a digital album during spring term. We strive for quality and this is a wonderful outlet for students attempting to build their portfolios.

Please submit your work to



The Fall 2023 Edition of the Northwest Passage is out now! Click this link to read it on our Issuu page.

COMING SOON: a NWP website update with editions!


Fall 2023


Call For Submissions: October 20th

Submission Deadline: November 3rd

Print Release (Estimate): November 20th -December 1st

Winter 2024


Call For Submissions: February 2nd

Submission Deadline: February 16th

Print Release (Estimate): March 4th-15th

Spring 2024


Call For Submissions: April 26th

Submission Deadline: May 10th

Print Release (Estimate): May 27th- June 7th

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