English Department: Publications

Departmental Publications

Contemporary Voices

In 1986 the first edition of CV honored the memory of Mae Thomas, English faculty member and CHANCE administrator, by showcasing the work of NIU's developmental writers. CV is read by all first-year students enrolled in English 102 and 103P and is revised annually to include the writing of each year's Mae Thomas Award winners .


Style: A professional peer-edited journal that address questions of style, stylistics, and poetics, including research and theory in discourse analysis, literary and nonliterary genres, narrative, figuration, metrics, rhetorical analysis, and the pedagogy of style. Contributions may draw from such fields as literary criticism, critical theory, computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics, philosophy of language, and rhetoric and writing studies. In addition, Style publishes reviews, review-essays, surveys, interviews, translations, enumerative and annotated bibliographies, and reports on conferences, Web sites, and software.


Towers is Northern Illinois University’s yearly literary and creative arts magazine featuring all original, unpublished work by students.


Y1Writes highlights student essays from Northern Illinois University's First-Year Composition classes, showcasing a variety of writing genres and styles. Y1 Writes: A Collection of Student Essays offers students a chance to publish their work and serves as a sourcebook of ideas and examples for instructors.