Welcome to North Dakota State University Press

NDSU Press Contact/Mailing Information

North Dakota State University Press
NDSU Department 2576
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND  58108-6050

Telephone:  701-231-6848
Fax:  701-231-1047


  • History and Mission
  • Staff
  • Editorial Board


History and Mission

North Dakota State University Press has given region a voice for more than seventy years. Since 2016, by means of our Contemporary Voices of Indigenous Peoples series, we launched our voice into the national and international scene. In the spring of 2019, we launched our Certificate in Publishing, approved by the State Board of Higher Education and attended by undergraduate and graduate students at NDSU and the Tri-College area. Through classroom and hands-on learning, students gain working knowledge of the history, business, and practice of small press and university press publishing. Our dual mission is to publish scholarly and literary books and to provide experiential learning for the next generation of publishers.

North Dakota State University Press exists primarily to stimulate and coordinate interdisciplinary regional scholarship. These regions include the state of North Dakota, the Red River Valley, the plains of North America (comprising both the Great Plains of the United States and the prairies of Canada), and comparable regions of other continents. We publish peer-reviewed regional scholarship, poetry, and fiction.

The scope of NDSU Press publications is not limited by topic or discipline. We consider manuscripts in any field of learning. Our scope is defined, however, by a regional focus in accord with the press’s mission. Generally, works published by NDSU Press address regional life directly, as the subject of study. Such works contribute to scholarly knowledge of region (that is, discovery of new knowledge) or to public consciousness of region (that is, dissemination of information, or interpretation of regional experience). In some, fewer instances the regional connection is one of service to a regional organization. Where regions abroad are treated, either for comparison or because of ties to those North American regions of primary concern to NDSU Press, the linkages should be made plain. Traditionally, we have published substantial trade books, but the line of publications is not limited to that genre. We may also publish textbooks (at any level), reference books, anthologies, reprints, papers, proceedings, and monographs. We will consider works of fiction (please submit to General Submission: Fiction), nonfiction (please submit to General Submission: Nonfiction), and poetry (please submit to General Submission: Poetry). Our aim is to provide regional works of landmark or reference status. Biographical or autobiographical works are evaluated carefully for their prospective contribution to regional knowledge and culture. All publications, in whatever genre, must be of such quality and substance as to embellish the imprint of NDSU Press.

We do not consider simultaneous submissions.  An author submitting a manuscript to NDSU Press signifies thereby that it is not also under consideration at another press. Please send your manuscript and a cover letter to our online submissions portal here: NDSU Press Submission Manager (submittable.com)

Since 2018, NDSU Press has won more than sixty state, regional, and national book awards. We host the annual Poetry of the Plains & Prairies (POPP) Award, which garners submissions from poets across the US in competition for the unique publication of nationally distributed, hand-letterpressed chapbooks. The POPP Award winning collection of poetry is produced on turn-of-the-century letterpress equipment by Certificate in Publishing students in collaboration with The Hunter Times Museum, The Braddock News Letterpress Museum, and The South Central Steam Threshers Association.

Every first Thursday in March, we celebrate our authors who were published in the previous twelve months with our Annual NDSU Press Party. These events are free and open to the public, garnering praise as the signature event for authors and our state and regional community of readers.

In 2017 we celebrated the first publications from our Heritage Guide Series and our Contemporary Voices of Indigenous Peoples Series. In 2022, we launched the Little Book about North Dakota series. You can find out more about our series publications here.

We changed our imprint to North Dakota State University Press in January 2016. Prior to that, and since 1950, we published as the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies Press. We continue to operate under the umbrella of the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, located at North Dakota State University.



Dr Kimberly Wallin, Director of NDSU Press and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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Dr. Suzzanne Kelley, Publisher and Associate Professor of Practice

Dr. Suzzanne Kelley is Editor in Chief for NDSU Press and Associate Professor of Practice. She has a BS in Applied Learning & Development from the University of Texas—Austin, summa cum laude; an MA in history from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she earned the Edward Everett Dale Award; and a PhD in history from North Dakota State University. Her publications include the co-edited anthology Paper Camera: A Half Century with New Rivers Press, two co-authored chapters in peer-reviewed anthologies, and peer-reviewed articles in The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly and New Plains Review. She has worked with state, national, and international journals, editing articles with a wide array of research topics including agriculture, politics, history, and Chinese studies. Since 2003, she has worked in all genres of literary and scholarly publishing, shepherding more than one hundred books through all stages of editing and production. Dr. Kelley directs the Certificate in Publishing program, and she is the first point of contact for press matters. suzzanne.kelley@ndsu.edu

Kyle Vanderburg, Assistant Acquisitions Editor

Dr. Kyle Vanderburg is Assistant Acquisitions Editor for NDSU Press and Composer in Residence at NDSU’s Challey School of Music. He holds a BA in Music from Drury University, an MM and DMA from the University of Oklahoma, and a Certificate in Publishing from North Dakota State University.

Minh Huynh, Graduate Research Assistant in Publishing

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Editorial Board

Bethany Andreasen, Minot, ND Professor of History, Minot State University

John K. Cox, Fargo, ND Professor of History, North Dakota State University

Greg Danz, Fargo, ND Founder and owner, Zandbroz Variety

Denise Lajimodiere, Anishinaabe Author, Artist, and Academic (Retired Professor of Educational Leadership, NDSU)

Bernhardt Saini-Eidukat, Fargo, ND Professor of Geology and Chemistry, North Dakota State University