Northwest Passage

The 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 creative works once per term both in print and online on Issuu. During Spring term, we publish music submissions in a digital album. We strive for quality and this is a wonderful outlet for students attempting to build their portfolios. We aim to foster an inclusive, creative community on campus, and all students are encouraged to send in pieces, no matter their major. 

We aim to host events each semester, from poetry workshops to guided art sessions and more. Northwest Passage events are open to all members of the WOU community.  

We accept work in any artistic medium and any language. See the page Submission Guidelines for more details.


2022–23 Submission Deadlines

Fall 2022

Call for Submissions: October 21

Submission Deadline: November 4

Expected Release: Nov 21 – Dec 2

Winter 2023

Call for Submissions: February 3

Submission Deadline: February 17

Expected Release: March 6 – 21

Spring 2023

Call for Submissions: April 28

Submission Deadline: May 12

Expected Release: May 29 – June 6

Please submit your work via email to or use the button below.