Founded in early 2013, Blacktop Passages is a literary journal dedicated to the open road. We want to serve as a home for the stories, essays, poems, and images of transition that are often overshadowed by our destinations. We love thoughtful writing, full of feeling, conflict, and desire. If you have a great piece that reflects this ethos, Blacktop Passages would love to have your work in our pages.

More questions? E-mail us at BlacktopPassages@gmail.com.



Chris Cartright is an instructor of English at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. He earned his MFA from Florida State University, and writes poetry, short fiction, and cultural criticism. His most recent story, “The City is a Lonely Pandemonium,” was published in Contrary Magazine.

Thomas John Nudi is a writer and filmmaker. He received his MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University. His latest feature, Monty Comes Back, has been met with general acclaim and a few awards too. Friends describe him as “fun,” and he has yet to understand why. He spends his waking hours worrying dreadful about getting to sleep, and his slumber dreaming of waking up.



Ryan Cheng

John C. Fisher

Zachary Lundgren



Christopher Cartright

Ryan Cheng

Zachary Lundgren

Thomas John Nudi



Enzo Carbone

Joshua G. Steward



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