About Greenway Press
In fall 2021, UND students in ENGL 334: Practicum in Writing, Editing, and Publishing founded Greenway Press with the goal of giving UND student-writers a space to publish chapbook-length works of creative writing in any genre. Like our parent publication, Floodwall Magazine, we aim to support the creative work of the UND community.
So what inspired the name Greenway Press? Firstly, like the floodwall near the Red River, the Greenway is an important feature of the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks community. The Greenway is a space for community, and we want to create a space where students can openly share their work. The Greenway allows people to participate in practically anything they want; similarly, Greenway Press makes a common space for students to explore their individual interests through their writing.
What would an aerial view of people at the Greenway look like?
- Things are growing, it’s finally warm enough to be outside without a sweatshirt on, and a group of teenagers is playing their first volleyball game of the new year.
- A college student and their best friend are sitting on a bench near the golf course gazebo chatting about their weeks and exchanging relationship advice.
- The community comes together at the Greenway Takeover Festival as the leaves change color.
- A couple is cross-country skiing through snow-covered trees on a sunny winter’s day.
Unless you tag along with someone venturing to the Greenway, you can never be quite sure what they’re going to do. And when someone says they write, you won’t know where their creation goes until you join them for the story.
So let all of us at Greenway Press tag along on your creative journey. Whatever you are passionate about—whatever gets you out of the house and to the Greenway, whatever gets you writing—we want to hear it.