Yesterday, we received page proofs from our publishing partners at the University of Nebraska Press and this included four options for the cover. The cover art is based on a series of prints by our art editor Ryan Stander called “Pursue _______________:” The sentiments on the panels were crowd-sourced and printed using a letterpress.
With a little big of luck, the issue should be out in early May, just in time for summer reading! If you want to make sure that you get your copy, you can subscribe here. We continue to read poetry and non-fiction through the end of May and we’re always reading fiction. If you’d like to submit sometime go here!
As you likely know, these days are particularly challenging for many cultural institutions, publishers, and little magazines. So even if NDQ doesn’t float your boat, If you can, consider buying a book from a small press, subscribing to a literary journal (like our UNP stablemate, Hotel Amerika), or otherwise supporting the arts.
Here are the cover design options:
Do you have a preference? Let me know in the comments!