North Wind Journal

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North Wind, A Journal of George MacDonald Studies is housed at St. Norbert College and edited by Professor John Pennington. If you are interested in submitting work, please read the guidelines and style guide information. It has been published since 1982 and receiving the current issue is one of the benefits of being a member of the Society. 

The North Wind Archive

The North Wind Online Digital Archive is now complete. Articles from the earliest volume published (1982) to the most recent (2019) can be viewed online and/or downloaded in .pdf format. Articles are categorised by contributor, genre/topic, volume, and work. This is a valuable resource for Scholars and others interested in George MacDonald and those he has influenced and we are grateful to St. Norberts College for making this available.


Original contributions of scholarly standard are welcomed from any source. Manuscripts must conform to the current MLA Style Manual. The preferred editions of MacDonald’s novels, fairy tales, fantasies, poems, and sermons are the complete works from Johannesen Printing and Publishing, the Penguin editions of the Fairy Tales (edited by U.C. Knoepflmacher), and the Oxford World Classics editions of the Princess book (edited by Roderick McGillis).

Most book reviews are commissioned, but reviews of papers are welcome, as are author’s abstracts. Correspondence on material appearing in the journal and material on MacDonald published elsewhere will be placed on the Society’s web site, but should be sent to the editor in the first instance. When possible, it will be published in the following issue of North Wind.