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.

Editorial Staff
Editor-in-chief Becca Simon
Assistant Editors Holly Holborn
Will Tiensvold
Editorial Staff Nathan Abraham
Jared Geffre
Faculty Advisor Pen Pearson


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 Joanne Nemmers in the English Department, TC 261, 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, Joanne Nemmers, or Dr. Pen Pearson.
  • If you choose to submit anonymously, please use a pen name.

Contact Us


Northern Lights email:

Dr. Pen Pearson, Advisor: