The Thunderbird Review
Accepting submissions October 15 – December 15, 2023

Based out of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, The Thunderbird Review is an inclusive journal looking for art and writing that speaks to the human condition and that fulfills the College’s goal to create a union of cultures. We welcome submissions from all who call the Northland home, and we strongly encourage submissions from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to Indigenous, Black, Latinx, AAPI, LGBTQ+, and disabled writers. Whatever your culture of origin, we welcome your unique perspective. We are open to submissions in Anishinaabemowin and English. 

The Thunderbird Review is open to submissions of high-quality, poetry, non-fiction, fiction, and art from October 15 – December 15.


Please submit if you reside in or have a strong connection to the Twin Ports area and the counties and tribal nations that surround it or if you are a current student at FDLTCC, UWS, UMD, CSS, or LSC. Submission eligibility 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.

What to Submit:

    • What to Submit: Short fiction: 1,500 words maximum 
    • Creative Non-Fiction: 1,500 words maximum  
    • Poetry: 3 poems maximum, up to 25 lines each (submitted in ONE document)  
    • Art: 3 works maximum (submitted as .jpeg files)  

How to Submit:

Email your carefully edited and proofread previously unpublished work as a .doc or .docx file (no PDFs) to anthology*AT* using the words “Anthology Submission” in the subject line. 

Your email must include the following information:  

      • Your name, address, telephone number, and preferred email address 
      • Title(s) of works being submitted 
      • A 50-word bio written in the third person 
      • If you do not reside in the area, include an explanation of your connection to the area 

By submitting your work, you consent to its publication in the journal and certify that it is your own original work. Contributors will receive one complimentary copy. 

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