The English Department at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) is excited to announce The Thunderbird Review will start accepting submissions of high-quality creative work for its 12th edition on October 15, 2023. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2023.

The Thunderbird Review is an inclusive journal based out of FDLTCC. Each year, the journal looks for work that speaks to the human condition and that fulfills the College’s goal to create a union of cultures.

“We are honored to have guest editor Linda LeGarde Grover working on the 12th edition of The Thunderbird Review. Linda’s lifework of encouraging new voices and supporting seasoned writers to tell their stories makes her the perfect choice to be our first guest editor!” shared Rain Newcomb, the journal’s faculty editor.

Linda LeGarde Grover, Professor Emeritus of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is an enrolled member of the Boise Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa. She has won many awards for her writing, which includes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays. Her seventh book, A Song Over Miskwaa Rapids, will be released this fall.

Submission eligibility for The Thunderbird Review includes current residents or individuals with a strong connection to the Twin Ports area and the surrounding counties and tribal nations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, plus current students who are enrolled at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, University of Wisconsin-Superior, University of Minnesota-Duluth, College of St. Scholastica, Northwood Technical College, or Lake Superior College.

Submissions must fall into one of four different categories: short fiction (1,500 words maximum), creative non-fiction (1,500 words maximum), poetry (three poems maximum, submitted in one document), or art (three works maximum; any media). Written work may be in Anishinaabemowin or English and should be submitted as an attached .doc or .docx file. Art must be submitted as an attached .jpeg file.

Authors and artists may submit one entry per category except as noted above. The Thunderbird Review selection committee will not accept work that has previously been published, is under consideration elsewhere, or has received an award.

Submitted works must be sent via email to anthology*AT* with the subject line “Anthology Submission,” and only email submissions will be accepted. With each submission, contact information including the submitter’s name, address, telephone number, email address, the title(s) of works being submitted, and a 50-word bio written in third person should be submitted. All contributors selected for the final publication will receive one complimentary copy. Any questions may be directed to Rain Newcomb at rnewcomb*AT* Copies of the 11th anniversary edition of The Thunderbird Review can be purchased online through the FDLTCC College Bookstore or

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