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Loch Norse Magazine is NKU's only undergraduate-led magazine of creative writing, published annually in the Department of English. In addition to the written word, they are known around campus for their monthly open mic nights.  

Open Mic Nights
  • Friday, April 17th at 6:30pm over Zoom- Featuring Loch Norse Magazine's graduating staff members. 

Cozy up and enjoy an evening of sharing art with the writing community!


Anyone interested in attending and/or reading at our Open Mic should email with the subject line, "Zoom Open Mic." Email us by 5:00pm EST on April 17th so we can send you a Zoom link 30 minutes before the live event begins, as email will be the only way to get access to the link.
The Archives
Click on each magazine's cover to view a .pdf of the respective issue.
Submit your work!

Submissions open on October 1st, 2019 and will be open until February 7th, 2020. Click through the magazines featured on this page to see what kind of work we accept.

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


  • 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
LNM in the news
The Women Writers of Appalachia Pictured at Loch Norse Open Mic Night

WATCH: Loch Norse Open Mic Night

The Northerner, featuring Charlotte Kalfas & Natalie Hughes.

WATCH: Loch Norse Magazine

Student project, featuring Harley Emmert & Charlotte Kalfas.

Professor: open-mic nights ‘about a human connecting with another human’

The Northerner, featuring several professors and David Rigel.

WATCH: Loch Norse Magazine readings move locations

The Northerner, featuring Jamila Lovelace.