Working for the North Central Review will set you apart: Ours is one of the country’s only national journals produced and written exclusively by undergraduates. You’ll work closely with a faculty advisor who has years of experience editing national independent literary journals and learn firsthand how to lay out, produce and distribute this semi-annual publication. You’ll also read and assess creative fiction, poetry, drama and essay submissions.
By learning to identify pieces worthy of publication, you’ll strengthen your own writing—after all, being a skilled writer starts with being a skilled reader. Exposure to a broad range of styles and genres will also enhance your own use of rich images, interesting characters, evocative metaphors and engaging plots.
You can also:
- Earn academic credit by joining the Review staff.
- Showcase your creativity by reading your own work, playing music or performing a stand-up comedy routine at Underground, an open mic night sponsored by the North Central Review.
- Get introduced to the creative writing community, small independent presses and the literary scene around Chicago.
- Connect with students on campus and across the country who share your editorial interests.