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Welcome to Northern Eclecta

Who We Are!

Northern Eclecta is North Dakota State University's student-run, yearly-printed, Art and Literary journal. The staff are all a part of NDSU's Literary Publications class. The journal was established in 1995 with the original name, Carbon World. In 2007, the journal's title was officially changed to Northern Eclecta

At Northern Eclecta, we aim to promote creative expression in the written and visual arts; therefore, all NDSU students are always welcome to submit their work for possible publication. We are excited to announce that we have opened up submissions to more than just students; in hopes to reach a larger audience, make a bigger impact, and come together as a stronger community, Northern Eclecta accepts submissions from any  creator — near or far, so spread the word! To learn more about Literary Publications, and our timeline, click here-


We publish annually, with a unique theme for each year's journal, so if you've submitted your work to us in the past and it didn't make the cut, fear not! Although we do run a competitive journal, maybe your work just didn't quite fit the theme for the year; however, that doesn't mean it wouldn't be perfect for another one of our themes! We encourage you to submit every year, whether you've been featured in our journals before or not!

We're focused on making our journal stand out! We've expanded our submission genres to include visual and auditory artwork/performances, so that artists can submit their music, plays, speeches, etc.. We'll then accompany those submission with a QR code, so that our journal readers can easily pull up those links! We are open to accepting nearly ANY genre of work, and we'll be sure to find the best way to showcase your work in our journal. 


New This Year — Metamorphosis, Volume 18!

Last year we took a look at the past, but this year we’re focusing on the present and the future. What changed and shaped you? How are you different, or how are you the same? We’re looking to see your growth, your self discovery, your journey, and everything that entails. Northern Eclecta accepts submissions in art, all genres of writing, and other creative mediums.


Metamorphosis, Where We're Going

Volumes 16 and 17 Now Available for Purchase!

Last year's theme was We've Been Here Before, The stories that shape us. In 2022 the theme was Hue, Color Your Story. While you wait for our next journal, feel free to check out our archives to read all of our previous journals on our free PDF format, or purchase a physical copy of the latest two editions! 

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2024 launch party!

Information coming soon

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