Book by its Cover: NDQ@90

This week, as NDQ 90.1/2 comes into focus, I have also been working on a small book project with students in the University of North Dakota’s practicum in writing, editing, and publishing course. This book is a new anthology of NDQ contributions produced by some of the most clever and

Essay: Back to Donnie

  One aspect of NDQ that we don’t celebrate as much as we should here on the website, is how much quality non-fiction we publish. This content not only ranges every bit as broadly as our fiction and poetry — from the character of lawns and floods to the kind of

Ninety Volumes of NDQ

Last semester, the North Dakota Quarterly team collaborated on a practicum on editing and publishing in which we focused on preparing an issue 89.3/4 for publication. The students organized the issue, identifying which essays and poetry to include from the pile of already accepted material. Judging from the comments that I

Poetry from Trevian Hunter

Every now and then, a poem hangs in my head. Trevian Hunter’s short, untitled poem from NDQ 89.1/2 is one of those poems. I’ll just let the poem speak for itself.  You know the rest: if you like what you’re reading here, check out more from our most recent issue, consider

Hanging Out

One of the greatest pleasures of being the editor of NDQ is getting to hang out — whether virtually or far less frequently, in person — with the spectacular folks on my editorial board and to celebrate their work. This year has been a very good one for NDQ’s editors!

Poetry from Gail Tirone: The Scent of Time

At my day job, I’m a historian and archaeologist. As a result, I think a lot about time. I think about how time feels, how we sense its passing, and what marks it leaves behind. I’m not sure, however, if I’ve ever explicitly thought about its scent. Fortunately, Gail Tirone’s

Short Fiction: Kevin Grauke’s From the Desk of Celeste Derry

North Dakota Quarterly is housed at the University of North Dakota and published by the University of Nebraska Press. In other words, it is inextricably tied to its origins as an “academic” little magazine in the early 20th century and to the rhythms of academic life. It seems only fitting

NDQ Year in Review

As 2022 comes to an end, you should be receiving issue 89.3/4 of North Dakota Quarterly even as we speak (weather permitting of course!). Wrapping up the year and another issue is a nice opportunity to take a look back before starting to pull together the first issue of volume

Prairie Voices

I’m going to depart from my normal practice of turning weekly writing duties over the ChatGTP and actually commit my own words to the NDQ blog. This past weekend, I had a chance to read Molly Rozum’s Grasslands Grown: Creating Place on the U.S. Northern Plains and Canadian Prairie (Nebraska 2021). Rozum argues

Thing Things Thursday: Printers, Poets, and Publishing

We have three (ok, maybe four) little updates this week and as a result, it felt like a good time to keep our “Three Things Thursday” run going. Thing the First We’re very happy to announce that NDQ 89.3/4 has gone off to the printers! This means that it will

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