Northern Lights

About Us

Northern Lights is an annual literary magazine 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 Holly Holborn
Assistant Editor AJ Johnson
Executive Designer    Emily Fesler
Ashley Jenkins
Editorial Staff Nathan Abraham
Myles Beckler
Zoe Buckstead
Sean Landmark
Ann Scott
Will Tiensvold
Chair of the Pineapple Committee Emily Fesler
Assistant Chair of the Pineapple Committee Holly Holborn
Faculty Advisor Pen Pearson


General information

All works will be anonymously evaluated by a committee and published in the spring semester. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 3, 2017.


  • Only original work may be submitted.
  • All work can be submitted via email to or delivered to Joanne Nemmers in the English Department office, TC 261.
  • All art, including photos, advertisements, graphics and other designs must be submitted in standard file format (.jpeg, .gif, .bmp, .tiff).
  • If you choose to submit anonymously, please use a pen name.

Contact Us


Northern Lights email:

Dr. Pen Pearson, Advisor: