Under Construction

Every year since 1968, students at North Hennepin Community College have collaborated to produce the award-winning literary and arts journal Under Construction. Its pages have typically portrayed a breadth of human experience, but in recent years, as the student population has become more diverse and international and enrollment of both older, returning students and PSEO students has grown, this range has increased dramatically.

Submit Work

If you wish to submit your work, please self-register in the D2L Brightspace course "Under Construction Literary Submissions" and follow the instructions. Or, you can send your work directly to Ed Hahn (edward.hahn@nhcc.edu). He is happy to provide assistance and answer questions. We recommend submitting no more than four poems. Fiction and nonfiction submissions should be limited to 15 double-spaced pages (12 pt. font), but slightly longer work will be considered.


Submit your work before January 11, 2021. You will hear back from our student editors before March 1, 2021.