Issue 3, Spring 2021
Floodwall will return for its third issue in spring 2021.
Along the Red River of the North, a series of floodwalls and levees protect the communities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks from the annual floods that come with the spring thaw. But residents of our community know that the floodwalls aren’t completely sealed off. There are open gates, and there are the bridges that span the river and unite friends and families, two towns, and two states.
Here at Floodwall, we want to do something similar. We want to open gates and make connections. We want to bring students at the University of North Dakota together. To that end, we publish creative work in many genres from undergraduate and graduate students at the University of North Dakota. Fiction, poetry, essays, and art—if it’s work created by an undergraduate or grad student in our #UNDProud community, we want to read it and consider it for our pages.
Floodwall is sponsored by the English Department at the University of North Dakota. The journal’s staff includes undergraduate and graduate students representing numerous majors and disciplines. We’re grateful to the students in ENGL 234 (Intro to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) for writing this issue’s mission statement and call for submissions.
We are open to general and themed submissions for the spring semester until March 12, 2021. Check out our submission guidelines for our general submissions and our special call on "Growth." Need some help writing on that theme? Check out these prompts, generated by the ENGL 234 students. In the meantime, we hope you'll visit our recent issues: read our spring 2020 and fall 2020 issues online.