Category: Cover Art

A Book by Its Cover

It’s our pleasure to share the cover design for North Dakota Quarterly 84.3/4 (2017). The print copies should be on their way to us here in Grand Forks by the end of the week and out to subscribers soon thereafter. The cover celebrates the massive outpouring of creativity, thoughtful prose,

Maxwell Anderson in 1911: The Masque of the Pedagogues

For over 100 years, North Dakota Quarterly has made its home at the University of North Dakota. For the last 60 years, NDQ has been much more than a university journal. At the same time, the rhythm of work on NDQ, its home in an academic building, and academic standing

Announcing North Dakota Quarterly 83.4

North Dakota Quarterly is very excited to announce the publication of NDQ 83.4 dedicated to the work of Tom McGrath. We’ve been anticipating this publication for quite a while now and are very excited to share parts of it with you over the coming month. For now, enjoy the cover

Traveling North Dakota

The waning days of summer bring stories of summer travels, and this got me thinking a bit about travel across North Dakota. I’ve lived in North Dakota for more than a decade and every trip out of town feels like an adventure as prairie vistas, small towns, and prospering little


As our newest issue is heading out to subscribers, we have a few more bits of good news from NDQ headquarters. First, Wayne Harrison’s short story collection Wrench won the 2015 New American Fiction Prize and will be published in 2017. His story “Seasons of Doubt” is in this issue

New Issue: North Dakota Quarterly 83.2/3

Nancy Friese’s vibrant Lake Light watercolor on the front cover sets up the focus of this Spring/Summer issue of North Dakota Quarterly. You don’t need those big fat summertime reading lists. You are holding in your hands a wonderful collection of fiction, essays, and poems. The strangely haunting “Kindle and Scorch” by

Cover Art: North Dakota Quarterly 83.1

This week we received copies of North Dakota Quarterly 83.1. Taking nothing away from the content, the cover is a spectacular photograph by Chuck Kimmerle who served as campus photographer for the University of North Dakota for many years. Kate Sweney, our managing editor added this:  The artwork for our

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