1. Every submission should have a title* and be emailed as an attachment to: northwestpassage@wou.edu
  2. All WOU students, faculty, and alumni over the age of 18 are invited to submit their work.
  3. Please leave your name off of your submissions, as this will assist us during the voting process.
  4. We accept: short stories, creative essays, poetry, scripts/screenplays, lyrics, photography, art of any medium, spoken-word, music compositions and recordings.
  5. Submissions must not exceed 8 pieces of work. No more than 5 submissions per contributor will be published per issue, but additional submitted work may be considered for future issues.
  6. Art must be in digital format; please take high quality photos (300 PPI) of artwork for the best printing result.
  7. Due to space constraints, all written work has a word limit of 1,500 words and should be submitted as a pdf or doc.
  8. Digital music submissions will be included in the digital album during Spring term only.
  9. Submissions are accepted all year. However, submissions must meet the deadline to be considered for the current issue.
  10. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to edit submissions, but will not publish the edited version without the creator’s permission. 

*Pieces will be named Untitled if no title is given


For Accepted Contributors

  1. Once Editorial Board voting has finished, all applicants will receive an email detailing which submissions are accepted and which were denied.
  2. Accepted creators must fill out this release form: Northwest Passage Release Form. Please return to the EIC via email or drop off at the Northwest Passage office: Terry House, rm. 110. Failing to submit this release form will end in your piece being removed from the edition, for copyright reasons.
  3. Submissions may be accepted under a pseudonym or featured as a work by “anonymous” if specified by contributor.

Copyright Statement

All materials and content within this publication are property of the Northwest Passage, for the duration of first publishing rights, a six month period, after which time all content submitted by the individual contributor reverts back to the author. All materials and content printed here may not be copied, reproduced, or distributed. Any other usage must follow the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license.