The NMU English Department oversees three major publications that represent the university or groups with the university. Students work on the creation and distribution of these publications.
The publications are:
EDEN – EDEN stands for the English Department’s electronic newsletter, which is published during the fall and spring semesters. The publication focuses on events taking place in the department, faculty and student publications, new courses and programs and events taking place on or off campus that are sponsored by the English Department or an affiliated group.
The Lightkeeper - NMU's Official Undergraduate Literary Journal
The North Wind – Northern’s independent student newspaper, which publishes every Thursday during the fall and spring semesters. The paper is funded by advertising and the student activity fee. Although independent from the university, the English Department provides a faculty adviser for the newspaper.
Passages North – The annual literary journal sponsored by Northern Michigan University. This publication has published short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction since 1979.