Month: October 2019

North Dakota Quarterly 86.3/4 Covers!

Twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, by universe comes to stop as a new issue of North Dakota Quarterly streaks across the sky. Suddenly, I’m managing the editing and production workflow for 90-100 pieces of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction carefully selected by genre editors. These go to

The rain: a poem by Marcus Amaker

There are moments when the weather and the mood intersect and draw my attention to a poem. Marcus Amaker’s contribution to the upcoming issue of NDQ (86.3/4) evokes the steady rhythm of an autumnal rain in the south and uses it to articulate the history and lingering pain of racism in the

The Poetry of David Salner

Congratulations to NDQ contributor David Salaner for the publication of his most recent volume of poems, The Stillness of Certain Valleys, from Broadstone Books. A trio of his poems appeared win NDQ 86.1/2 and “Wyoming Pastoral” and part of a “Dream of Quitting Time” also appear in his new book.  To

NDQ 86.3/4 by the Numbers

When every issue of NDQ is sent to the publishers, I do some basic numbers work just to try to summarize the issue a bit. It’s probably best if you don’t check my maths too carefully, but based on my casual reckoning, NDQ 86.3/4 will feature 5 essays, 6 stories, 14

Issue 86.3/4 Table of Contents

This week issue NDQ 86.3/4 went off to our publishing partners at the University of Nebraska Press. I think I can speak for the entire editorial board when I say that we’re proud of this issue and excited to get it into the hands of our readers!  Look for this issue

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