Submissions Deadline Extended Until April 1, 2014

Northern Eclecta has extended the deadline for all submissions until April 1, 2014. This extension will give writers and visual artists a generous amount of time to submit their work!

News About the Visual Arts Category

The Visual Arts category will be handled a little differently this year. First, the deadline for these submissions will be April 1, 2014. Second, they will be judged by two independed jurors who will select a first and a second place winner along with up to six additional pieces for publication. Finally, the visual arts will be invited to display their work at the Northern Eclecta Showcase on Wednesday, April 30. For more information on this category, please click on the Submissions tab above.

Northern Eclecta Staff for 2014

NE Staff 2014

Volume 8 Theme

“Characters” is the theme for this issue.  Editor-in-chief Katherine Thoreson explains, “I want this issue to talk about people and their concerns.  Events, objects, and larger abstract ideas are important, but it is people who decide that those things have meaning.  Characters are the people who make up the world that we live in and give it purpose and significance.  In literature, characters can be speakers, people who are being spoken to, people who are part of a plot, or even people who are merely mentioned and included in the work.”

“I want to see fiction that is character-centered; poetry that has a strong grounding in the human side of an experience; creative nonfiction that portrays people in interesting and real ways; photography and art that show personal perspectives; and Quick Takes that say a lot about people in a little space.  I hope that this issue is representative of the people who make up the student body at NDSU as well as NDSU alumni, and I look forward to reviewing submissions from many of you.”

Volume 7 Concept

Volume 7 of Northern Eclecta is already underway. Have you wondered what the concept of this years edition will be? This year the concept is Parallels, and here is the official statement from our Editor-in-Chief, Linnea Nelson.

“The concept of parallels is something which pervades the everyday, and every facet of our lives. Whether encountered visually, or in the lines we constantly draw in our minds to understand the things that happen to us, parallels are among the foremost means we have of comprehending existence. It is through these divisions and connections that we make sense; or, if we choose, allow for chaos. It is with parallels that we create our many worlds.”

Linnea Nelson


Look forward to seeing more of our ‘Parallels’ in updates in the future!

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

Call for Submissions–Volume 7

Northern Eclecta is now accepting submissions for possible publication in Volume 7, which will be published in 2013.

For the first time, we will be accepting submissions from all NDSU alumni. The deadline for alumni to submit their work is Monday, March 11, 2013.

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All NDSU student–graduate as well as undergraduate–are encouraged to submit their work. The deadline for NDSU students in Monday, March 18, 2013.

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Students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to submit their work for possible publication in the section called “The Next Generation.” The deadline for students in grades 7 through 12 is Monday, March 25, 2013.

Call for Submissions_Grades 7 to 12

For more information, please contact Eunice Johnston at

Northern Eclecta on YouTube

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Northern Eclecta Staff in MU

Northern Eclecta staff were in the Memorial Union Feb 14, 15, and 16.

Read the story in The Spectrum (NDSU’s Student Newspaper): “Student literary publication seeking student submissions”

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