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 grew up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and lives in Savannah, Georgia. He earned his MFA from Florida State University and serves as a lecturer of English at Georgia Southern University. His most recent short story, “El Despoblado,” was published in the Saturday Evening Post’s web fiction series.

Claire Tames Nelson is a poet living in Savannah, GA. She earned her BFA in dramatic writing from SCAD and went on to get her MFA in creative writing from Florida State University. Currently, she teaches first-year writing at Georgia Southern University. Most recently, her poem “Jess says you look cute in your underwear” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Highshelf Press.

Thomas John Nudi is a writer and filmmaker. He received his MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University. His latest feature, a documentary, Fiona Humphrey: A Family Album is currently touring festivals. His previous film, Monty Comes Back, was met with general acclaim and a few awards too.



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