Why We Need Stories

In this post, Krista Aldrich argues that telling stories is part of what makes us human and we will continue to tell stories despite advances in technology. Websites such as PostSecret and Humans of New York have resulted in some innovative approaches to storytelling.

Why We Need Stories

Deadline for Submissions Extended!

The deadline for all submissions to Northern Eclecta has been extended to Wednesday, April 8, at 11:59 pm.

This new deadline includes all NDSU (current and former students) for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, Quick Takes, and visual arts.

It also includes all submissions for students in grades 7 through 12.

Please see our SUBMISSIONS section for more information on how to submit your work.

Call for Submissions

Publicity poster created by Jesse Feist.

Publicity poster created by Jesse Feist.

Northern Eclecta is now accepting submissions for possible publication in Volume 9, to be released during the summer of 2015.

The theme for this issue is “Changing Landscapes.” Grace Peterson, the editor-in-chief for this issue, explains that “There are many ways this theme can be represented. At the very surface, landscapes offer a look into the way the humans have interacted with the earth over centuries in ways that are meaningful to our concepts of culture and identity, both local and global. Upon closer inspection of the word, one realizes that each person creates their own human landscape throughout their life as he or she accumulates objects, ideas, relationships, and values. In art, landscape painting aims to depict natural scenery. In a more practical vein, landscape architecture is the design of outdoor, public areas and the act of landscaping means to modify the visible features of an area of land.”

For more information, please see our section on Submissions.

Past Issues of Northern Eclecta

The NDSU Libraries has both print versions of previous issues and digital copies of them.

You can find the print copies by using the main search box [Search for books, ebooks, journals]. These print copies are stored in the Schott Collection.

Digital copies of previous issues can be found in the NDSU Digital Collections–Institutional Repository–or follow this link:

Northern Eclecta Archives

Northern Eclecta on YouTube

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