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Submissions and submission questions should be sent to With each submission, please include a 100-word author bio.

Click through the magazines featured at the bottom of this page to see what kind of work we accept.


  • up to 3 poems
  • .doc or .docx format

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

  • up to 5,000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction
  • .doc or .docx format

Photographs and Artwork

  • up to 3 photographs or 3 images of artwork
  • .jpeg or .png format


NKU's undergraduate magazine of creative writing

Open Mic Nights

Microphone on a stage
Photo collage of students reading at a Loch Norse open mic event.
Our monthly open mic nights are much anticipated. We always have a fantastic featured reader to open the event and then the mic is open to anyone who wants to participate. It's a chance to share your work, hear what peers have been working on, and make connections with faculty and fellow students in the English program. Anyone is welcome! You don't need to be an English major to participate. It's a very relaxed and encouraging environment, and it's a great way to ease into sharing your work publicly; a rite of passage for any writer.  Please join us!



Featured readers and event times for Spring '23

Photo of Yalie Saweda Kamara

February 9 at 6:00 at NKU Haile Planetarium - featuring Yalie Saweda Kamara

Photo of Sarah Rose Nordgren

March 23 at 6:00 on ZOOM - featuring Sarah Rose Nordgren

April 13 at 6:00 in the Eva Farris Reading Room, Steely Library Second Floor - featuring Graduating MAE and English Majors

Past featured readers have included: Mary Ann Samyn, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman, Keith S. Wilson, Michelle Donahue, Damaris B. Hill, Aaliyah Green, Kristina Brodbeck, James O'Bannon, Megan Henson, India Sada Hackle, Stephen Leigh, Women Writers of Appalachia, Hilda Weaver, Kristen Iverson, Kelly Moffett, Missy Brownson, Michelle Legro, Andy Miller, Ron Ellis, Taylor Byas, Brenda Peynado, Paula Mendoza, Mackenzie Berry, Marianne Chan, Bailey Miller, Sara Moore Wagner, Christen Kauffman, Rae Jager, Caroline
Plasket, et al.

The Archives

Click on each magazine's cover to view a .pdf of the respective issue.

Contact Us

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Prof. Kelly Moffett