Welcome to Northern Eclecta

Who We Are!

Northern Eclecta is North Dakota State University's student-run, self-funded, yearly-printed literary journal. 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. Although, we are excited to announce that we will be opening up submissions to more than just students this year; in hopes to reach a larger audience, make a bigger impact, and come together as a stronger community, Northern Eclecta is now accepting submissions from any  creator — near or far, so spread the word!

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!

This year, 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 — HUE, Volume 16!

In celebration of the launch of our website in 2022, Luna Zauhar, this year's Editor-In-Chief, announced perhaps our boldest theme yet; to make our journal more interactive and accessible, we've encouraged submissions of all kinds, with our new theme: 


HUE — Color Your Story!

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Read Volume XVI Now!

This year's theme is Hue — Color Your Story.

The journal focuses on sectioning works into categories of colors and their hues; the author/artist choses which hue accompanies their work best. Something new to Northern Eclecta is the opportunity to submit digital submissions, including videos! This means that you can now submit performances, music, speeches, and so on!


Save the date for our launch party!

Who: Open to Everyone!

What: A launch party to celebrate the release of Volume 16!

When:  Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Top floor of the Memorial Union at NDSU, in the Union Gallery 

Why: To celebrate the achievement of this years journal; to celebrate the staff and all of this year's contributors!