North Dakota Quarterly is a literary journal whose roots extend back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. One of the famous “little magazines” that have been the traditional seed beds of talented writers, it puts UND on the map while contributing to the nation’s cultural and artistic life.

An international spectrum of writers and artists joins UND faculty and researchers as contributors to NDQ’s rich mixture of articles, essays, fiction, and poetry and has emerged through the decades as one of the University’s most widely admired ambassadors.


North Dakota Quarterly does not have any submission guidelines, but we strive to publish the best fiction, poetry, and essays that in our estimation we can.

Our tastes and interests are best reflected in what we have been recently publishing, and we suggest that you look at some current issues for guidance.