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Northern Lights 2021 coverIntroducing the 2021 Northern Lights 

Welcome to the 39th issue of the Northern Lights Literary & Arts Journal. Published by UW-Green Bay's Marinette campus, the 2021 Northern Lights features art, photography, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by students, faculty/staff, and alumni from the UW-Green Bay Marinette, Sheboygan, and main campuses. 

This year's Northern Lights is brought to you by the students from the Spring 2021 UWGB-Marinette Practicum in Literary Publishing class, who are from both the Marinette and the Green Bay campuses. Along with creating The Driftwood, our bi-weekly campus e-newsletter, assembling the Northern Lights was one of the major projects of our Practicum in Literary Publishing course. The ongoing pandemic posed some challenges for our fully online class—such as virtual meetings, spotty Internet connections, and Zoom jurying sessions—but our team worked hard and stuck together to persevere through it all. We’re so excited to showcase the incredible pieces from these talented writers, artists, and photographers, and we hope you enjoy exploring the journal as much as we all enjoyed making it!

On behalf of our advisor and our editorial staff, we would like to extend special thanks to the Marinette Campus Student Senate for our funding. 

Kira Doman and Mallory Allen
Northern Lights Co-Editors in Chief

New This Year: Exclusive Digital Bonus Content!

We weren’t able to fit all of the best submissions this year into our print pages, so we created an online space for them. Visit the "Digital Bonus Content" section for additional poems, short stories, photos, and nonfiction pieces from UW-Green Bay students and faculty/staff. This new section also features our first interactive digital "escape room" story, "Murder on Planet X"! 

Questions? E-mail Tracy Fernandez Rysavy, the Northern Lights advisor.