Announcing the Dakota Access Poetry Prize!

Celebrating our recent Submittable subscription (which means we can now take submissions on line (and that we once again haz accessible), NDQ is now accepting submissions for the first Dakota Access Poetry Prize (DAPP). This prize is in line with our forthcoming collection of essays on the humanities in the age of austerity. To

NDQ has Reopened Submissions!

It is with a good bit of excitement that we announce that North Dakota Quarterly has reopened submission for fiction, poetry, and non-fiction for a volume to be published this fall. As part of this process, we’ve revised our submission guidelines to reflect the changing character of the board and, we

Alone Together in a Small Town

In the summer months, I spend a part of my week on the lovely Grand Forks Greenway system in my hometown of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The walking and cycling paths of the greenway run for some dozen miles along the Red River of the North adjacent to downtown and

We’re Moving

North Dakota Quarterly is moving a few doors down in historic Merrifield Hall on the lovely campus of the University of North Dakota. As a result, I’m sitting in an office full of boxes and empty bookshelves. In fact, most of my job as editor of North Dakota Quarterly has

A Quiet Place to Hide

Congratulations to William Jensen, whose short story “A Quiet Place to Hide” (NDQ 83.3/4 (2016) was recognized in the 2017 Best American Mystery Stories. We (and the author himself!) missed this honor this past fall when we celebrated the other authors whose work was noted in the  2017 edition of Best

In Praise of Trucks

I had been home from my summer field work for about 24 hours when I found myself in our yard, cleaning up branches from a major summer thunderstorm. For the next five or six days, I watched pick-up trucks full of fallen limbs, brush, and other debris transport their crumpled

I Let My Tape Rock ’til My Tape Popped: Music and Media in the 21st Century

By Bill Caraher A couple weeks ago my friend David Haeselin posted a nice review of Deerhunter’s Double Dream of Spring on the North Dakota Quarterly page. I’ve listened to the album, and I can’t really find much to say about it (and certainly can’t say anything as eloquent as Dave has).

Protests, Sports, and Spectacle: Race and Dissent in a Global Context

This past week, North Dakota Quarterly editorial board member Eric Burin was on Jack Russell Weinstein’s Why? radio show on Fargo’s Prairie Public Radio. Eric discusses his forthcoming book project Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America which brings together over 30 essays considering Colin Kaepernick, protests, race, and sports in

Unrepentant Sinner

by Gayatri Devi In August 1990 I was a newly arrived international student in the doctoral program in English at the University of North Dakota. I had arrived from India a couple of weeks prior to the start of the fall semester. The residence halls and dining halls were more

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