An Issue by its Cover

This morning I sent in the last edits to the page proofs for NDQ 86.1/2 (2019). This is a pretty exciting thing because this issue marks our full partnership with the University of Nebraska Press. This means that individuals can subscribe to via UNP’s new web portal and buy (at least one) back issues.

Colloquy in Water

It seems appropriate to offer this poem from Richard Lyons (1920-2000) published in NDQ 30.4 (1962), 120, “Colloquy in Water”. Lyons’ poems appeared in the New Yorker, Paris Review, The Nation, and the Kenyon Review. “It’s snowing again.”

Paper Man

Paula Brown’s story, “Paper Man,” lingered in my head for weeks after I read it, and I couldn’t be happier to publish it in NDQ 85 (2018). It’s a reflection anchored in stark imagery that offers vivid foundation for thinking about the fragility and resilience of life. As spring comes

Short take: Trickle Up Art

Sharon Carson I had a welcome memory spark during a recent graduate seminar discussion of Omar ibn Said’s 1831 autobiography, The Life of Omar ibn Said, a text written in Arabic and an account of his enslavement in the United States. The Arabic text and English translations are available online at the

Images of Austerity

In NDQ 85 we included a special section titled “The Humanities in the Age of Austerity,” and there was a photo essay by Wyatt Atchley that was part of this section. This essay is the first time that Wyatt has had any of his photography published. His photo essay occupies a special place in the

Download NDQ 85 for Free

Little magazines like North Dakota Quarterly are so resilient and enduring because people contribute to them, people subscribe to them, and people read them.  To celebrate all the people who have helped to make North Dakota Quarterly possible, we’re very happy to release the entire volume 85 as a free download. Go

Green Scarf

This week, we decided to share some fiction from NDQ 85 a bit earlier because we have a really cool announcement to make on Thursday. Judith Ford’s “Green Scarf” is a harrowing and uncompromising read that speaks to a pressing concern. It appeared at the first story in NDQ 85 and demonstrates the power of

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