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
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
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
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
While the “bomb cyclone” roils away outside, it seems like an appropriate time to curl up with a short story from the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly. Here’s is Bill Gaythwaite’s story “Snapshot” which evokes in me warmer days and the gentle melancholy that feels like a lingering winter
We’re hearing that contributors are receiving their copies of NDQ 85, and we’ll continue to make selections from this volume available here on the NDQ blog. Today we feature to poems by Evan Anders, “american idols” and “last of the polka dots” which both offer searing perspectives on our contemporary condition.
It would seem that my penchant for literalism continues for another week with Marjorie Power’s poem “Apartment Windows in January.” We’re enjoying a few more days of January type temperatures here in the Northern Plains and her poem evokes the beauty of the cold. It appears in NDQ 85 which
At the risk of being accused of a kind of literalism, this poem by John Walser which will appear in NDQ 85 has been banging around in my head all week. Check out more from volume 85 here. Subscribe. Submit. Chronoscope 126: The moon, the closest orbit By John Walser The
We’re getting closer and closer to NDQ 85 being ready. I will send back the final edits to our partners at University of Nebraska Press this morning and finalize the cover design. I think we’re far enough along now, though, to give our readers a sneak peak of the cover.