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“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 this website. We also publish music submissions in a digital album during spring term. We serve as an opportunity for students attempting to build their portfolios with quality work and share their individual and important voices.

Please submit your work to northwestpassage@mail.wou.edu.


The newest issue of the Northwest Passage is out now! Click the image above or the link below to check it out. 

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 10th-15th

Spring 2024

Call For Submissions: April 26th

Submission Deadline: May 10th

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

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