North Dakota State University Press

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Formal Poetry, Historical, LGBTQ Voices, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Political, Prose Poetry, Regional, Translation, Young Adult
Representative Authors: 
Denise K. Lajimodiere, Dawn Quigley, Larry Woiwode, Debra Marquart, Thomas D. Isern, David Mills, Carolyn A. Dahl, John Enger, Jill Kandel, John K. Cox (translator)
Book Types: 
Chapbook, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book, Audio
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to May 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
We have national wholesale accounts with individual independent bookstore wholesalers, Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Baker & Taylor (libraries), and we sell direct to individuals at our online store

Editorial Focus

NDSU Press publishes regional scholarship and literary contributions. Our region includes the Red River Valley, the state of North Dakota, the Midwest, the Great Plains of the United States and the Prairies of Canada, and comparable regions of other continents. Works published by the press address regional life directly. Such works contribute to scholarly knowledge of region (that is, discovery of new knowledge) or to public consciousness of region (that is, dissemination of information or interpretation of regional experience).

Tips From the Editor

Please send your work as an MSWord document, uploaded to our Submittable portal. Your submission should consist of two documents: your cover letter and your mansucript. Please remove your name from your manuscript. Your cover letter should briefly describe your work, contain a paragraph about what inspired you to write this work, and describe who you see as your potential audience. We conduct in-house reviews; manuscripts passing this first stage are sent out for double-blind peer review. 

Contact Information

Suzzanne Kelley, Publisher/Editor in Chief
NDSU Dept. 2576
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Aug 17, 2023