Graduate students in the MA/MFA programs are encouraged to learn about professional publishing and literary communities as associate editors for Passages North. The annual literary journal has been publishing notable short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction since 1979.
While volunteering with Passages North, graduate students work closely with faculty editors Jen Howard, Beverly Matherne, Matt Frank and Jon Billman.
Graduate students often take advantage of interning with the journal for a semester, representing the journal at the annual AWP convention each spring, and helping facilitate poetry and prose contests.
Notable writers recently published in Passages North include Steve Almond, Jacob Appel, Sandra Beasley, Chad Davidson, Gregory Fraser, Roxane Gay, Kwame Dawes, Donald Hall, Bob Hicok, David Dodd Lee, Ben Lerner, Sally Wen Mao, Kyle Minor, Ander Monson, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Mary Ann Samyn, and Ginger Strand.