We are officially on Summer Break

North Central College is officially on Summer Break, so that means 30 North is too! Submissions are currently open, so make sure to send us your best work! Our fantastic staff will read all of your submissions when our Fall term starts in September.

Also be aware that we will not be checking our email during this time because we are not in session.

Good luck with writing and week can’t wait to see your work. Have a great summer!

P.S. Be on the lookout for our interview with T. Clutch Fleischmann. We will be posting it within the next few weeks

Submissions reopened

Submissions for the 2019 issue of 30 North are now open! Please be aware though that as we are soon going on summer break, we will not be able to let you know any decisions until early September at the soonest.

Good luck and we can’t wait to read your work.

Time Travel with 30 North

In honor of the multiple redesigns 30 N has gone through this year (website and journal), we have decided to take you on a tour of our magazine’s past. We have taken pictures of every past issue that we are currently in possession of and can’t wait to show you all the changes we’ve gone. through before.

Every copy

Pictured above is every issue we currently have in our possession, from 1982-2018, from The Cardinal to 30 North. Sadly we are missing issues from the years 1936-1981, 1983-1990, 1993-1994, and 2000.

The cardinal

From its creation in 1936 to 1994, 30 North was known as The Cardinal. They published works from all over the country, not exclusively undergraduates like we do today.

NC review 90s

In 1995, The Cardinal transitioned into The North Central Review. In the 90s, they were still figuring themselves out in terms of size and style. However, it can be agreed that all the covers were creative and eye-catching. Our personal favorite is the cover of the Fall 1998 issue.

NC review large

In 2001, the style of the The North Central Review changed and stayed consistent for a few years, until Spring 2004. At this time, The NC Review was still publishing work from those of all ages across the country.

NC Review Small

In Fall 2004, with a new school term started a new style of magazine. Not long after that in 2005, The NC review closed its pages to everyone who wasn’t an undergraduate at any 2 or 4 year institution. 2013 was the last issue of The North Central Review.

30 N

In 2014, a name change was in order and The North Central Review turned into 30 North. Our style stayed pretty consistent until this year, 2018. We decided to remodel the issue, making its size a little bigger and more tradition in terms of other literary reviews.

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Pictured above is every size change of the journal that we have access to. We gone big and small and everywhere in between.

As a special treat, here is a picture of the first issue of The Cardinal that we have access to from 1982. Check out the pages!

We hope you enjoyed this little peek into our past.

 

Printing Mistake

We would like to announce that in this year’s issue of 30 North, there has been a printing mistake. Courtney Bennett’s piece, “Meeting Expectations,” has been printed twice, once in the wrong category. We would like to make it clear that this is a piece of nonfiction, not fiction. However, the version that appears in the fiction category displays the correct pronouns as the piece in the nonfiction category does not.

We would like to apologize to our readers and our contributors for this mistake.

Spring 2018 Underground

Our Underground Open Mic event last night was a success! We had great performances from singers and entire bands as well as hearing some great poetry and stories. We even had the opportunity to watch a short play.

Windy weather caused us to move from our outside location to an inside one, but that didn’t do anything to derail the fun. We had good food and a good time.

This will be our last underground for this school year, but make sure to look out next fall, NCC! And don’t forget to pick up an issue of 30 N! They are spread out all over campus so you are sure to be able to find them somewhere.

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30 North’s 2018 issue has arrived!

It’s official! We have received the new, fresh, and exciting copies of 30 North’s 2018 Issue (check out pictures below). We will be distributing copies around campus and Naperville next week, so if you’re a NCC student, be on the look out.

For our awesome contributors of this years issue, if we don’t have your address already, be on the look out for an email about contributor copies as we will be mailing them to you soon. If we already have your address, please be be on the look out for your copies in the mail!

As always, if there are any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at 30north@noctrl.edu

 

Flash Poetry by 30 North

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The staff at 30 North had two successful days of selling $1 flash poems for our 2018 fundraiser. The students were entertained by our clever words and our staff had the best time typing out our poems on an old fashioned typewriter. Check out some pictures from our even below.

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On May 1st, we set up shop in an on campus eatery called the Cage. Getting used to typing on the type writer took some work, but our brilliant staff figured it out.

On May 3rd, we moved outside. The weather was nice and the birds were singing so it was the perfect environment to write some poetry.

Thank you to everyone who came, staff and patrons alike. It was a fun and creative two days that was can’t wait to do again.

As a bonus, on May 3rd, we also were lucky enough to conduct an interview with author T. Clutch Fleischmann. Our interview with them will be posted on the website as soon as it is compiled and ready!

Off to the printers

The 2018 issue of 30 North has been sent off to the printers. We will receive them in about two weeks! As soon as we get the issues in our hands, we will be distributing them around campus and other public places in the Naperville area. We will also send copies to all of our contributors.

If you contributed to this issue of 30 North and want more than two copies, send us an email at 30north@noctrl.edu.

2018 Issue of 30 North

Our 2018 issue of 30 North is almost finished! Our team spent the day copyediting all of the pieces in this issue and double checking our formatting. As soon as any and all errors have been corrected, we will send it off to our printer, Sir Speedy.

Huge thanks to this year’s layout team for all their hard work!

We’ll update you as soon as we have a release date for the 2018 issue of 30 North.

If you have any questions, comment below or contact us at 30north@noctrl.edu.

30 North is back in session!

Spring break is over and our spring term has begun, so 30 North is back in session. If you contacted us over break, we will try to get back to you as soon as possible!