The Sense of Place issue of On Second Thought magazine is an annual collection of essays, poems, and stories showcasing some of the best writing from or about North Dakota. You do not have to be a current resident or a North Dakota native to submit. You simply have to demonstrate a connection to North Dakota personally or in your writing. Submissions do not have to be about North Dakota.
For the 2016 Sense of Place issue writers are invited to focus on images from Digital Horizons (digitalhorizonsonline.org). Digital Horizons is an online library that includes thousands of images, documents, videos, and oral histories depicting life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to today. Articles may focus on a specific image of the author’s choosing from the Digital Horizons library. Submissions can include historical analysis, critical reflections, or other approaches to understanding or interpreting images of the Northern Plains over time. However, we will also accept submissions not focused on Digital Horizons.
Poetry Poetry submissions must not exceed 60 lines. All pieces must be original.
Prose Fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, and memoir submissions must be 1,000–3,000 words. All pieces must be original.
Submission deadline is September 1, 2016. Please include a three sentence bio with submissions. Please send submissions as an attachment in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pieces chosen for publication will appear in both the print and online versions of the 2016 Sense of Place issue of On Second Thought magazine. The NDHC will pay $250 for selected pieces.
The NDHC is currently accepting submissions of scholarly essays on any humanities topic. Articles must be well research, argued, and supported. Writing must be geared toward the general public. The NDHC will pay $450 for selected pieces.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential submission please contact Brenna Gerhardt, 800-338-6543.
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