Northern Lights

About Us

Northern Lights is an annual literary ezine produced by Northern State University students. We publish stories, poems, essays, photographs, artwork, original music, and short films. Our goal is to showcase the creative work of NSU students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as Aberdeen community members.

Spring 2014 Committee Members:
Advisor: Pen Pearson
Editor-in-chief: Mina Solinger
Assistant Editor: Mike Lee
Layout Specialist: Becky Malsam
Editorial Committee:  Mattie Hoyle (Chair)
Becca Simon
Brooke Nelson


General information

All works will be anonymously evaluated by a committee and published online in the spring semester.


  • Only original work may be submitted.
  • All written works can be submitted via email to, delivered to Mary Kost in the English Department, TC 260, or to Dr. Pen Pearson, TC 259.
  • All art, including photos, advertisements, graphics and other designs can be submitted via email in standard file format (.jpeg, .gif, .bmp, .tiff) to, Mary Kost, or Dr. Pen Pearson.
  • If you choose to submit anonymously, please use a pen name.

Spring 2014 deadline

March 28th at midnight

Spring 2015 deadline

March 27th at midnight

Contact Us


Northern Lights email:

Dr. Pen Pearson, Advisor: