I was in Barnes and Noble in Towson, Baltimore County, yesterday while my car was being fixed (see my poem "Rack and Pinion") and checked out the literary magazines for sale there. I picked up the summer issues of Poetry
magazine and Sewanee Review
, as well as an attractive magazine called Passager
, an independent magazine published out of the University of Baltimore Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts. Passager
caters to publishing poems by poets over the age of fifty. Because I know a number of our Poetry in Baltimore member poets are, like me, "old geezers" (I am sixty), you might want to check them out.
The particular issue I picked up contains their 2008 contest winners and the 2009 contest is now open to entrants and also submissions. Most submissions are taken by snail mail although there is a memoir category where they will take email submissions. Submission to the mag itself is free but the contest requires a $20 reading fee which, I grant, some may find steep, although that fee does get you a one-year, two-issue subscription to their attractive magazine.
Check out Passager
. Good luck to all of you who submit!
All the best