North Central Review
The North Central Review is one of only a handful of literary journals publishing exclusively the writings and works of undergraduate students. The North Central Review considers all genres, including short fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, artwork, and mixed genre pieces.
As a member of the staff of the North Central Review, students will receive the opportunity to participate in every step of the production of the literary journal. Students involved in the journal will
• Gain experience in reading and judging manuscripts
• Design and lay out a professional magazine
• Satisfy a practicum requirement for the English writing
The staff of the North Central Review welcomes literary submissions from undergraduate university and college students from around the country for two issues annually. To submit, please send a typed copy of your submission, along with complete contact information and a SASE to us at:
North Central Review, CM #235
North Central College
30 N. Brainard Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Or, please send your submission as a Word attachment to us at:
Please include proof of undergraduate status (.edu email address or photocopied student ID without number) and contact information (name, postal and email addresses, and phone number) on any submission. Upon acceptance, NCR requests that final work be sent via email to facilitate production. Art may be sent as .jpg.
2011-12 NC Review Staff
Editors: Amy Olson, Elmina Martin
Treasurer: Elmina Martin
Layout Editor: Shaina Turner
Readers and Productions Staff: Christina Coronado, Kelly Cox, Kathleen Garrity, Kristen Johnson, Amy Jones, Kelly Rasmussen, Britni Roberts, Emma Rothenfluh, Allison Sarro, Drew Smith, Jessica Tatar, Sarah Wilm
Faculty Advisor: Mattias Regan, Visiting Asst. Professor, English Department
For more information, visit our website:
NC Review selects and publishes undergrad work from all over the country
"The Review is one of the reasons I chose to attend North Central. In high school, I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the literary magazine and wanted to find a college with a strong undergraduate journal. Surprisingly, this turned out to be a very difficult task. Most schools only have journals that publish their own students’ work, while NCC publishes undergraduate works from all over the country. This makes our journal incredibly competitive and prestigious."
"Furthermore, as a member of the Review, we anonymously read submissions from a plethora of colleges. Not only is this entertaining, but it is very informative. As a writer, I learn so much from reading peoples’ writing: especially other students’ work! As a result, the knowledge of writing I gain by being a member of the North Central Review is irreplaceable. Every Monday meeting is a joy and I look forward to it each week."
–Grant Swanson, '11, English Writing major and History of Ideas minor