The Nemadji Review is the student-run literary magazine at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. This literary journal is a celebration of contributors. We accept submissions of visual art and all literary genres, from academic papers, to poetry, photography, and mixed media.

Find our current, 2021 print publication PDF here! In addition to the annual print edition, which has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, you can look forward to monthly featured publications here! Please take some time to explore our new website, created for you, to inspire and enjoy!

Submissions are now open, from November 15 – February 1!
The theme for the 2022 issue of The Nemadji Review is “Growth and Coming of Age” 

Importance of Art  

My entire life I’ve been drawing and painting. When I started to take more serious art classes in high school, I also fell in love with art history. I loved going to museums and staring at those flawless masterpieces hanging on the walls.  

One of the most important understandings of my life was learning that those paintings aren’t just  that final, perfect layer. Rather, they are layers and layers of too bold brushstrokes and over-saturated colors, all combined to craft that nuanced final painting.  

In this way, art is much like life. We do not achieve a perfected version of ourselves overnight; it  takes layers of living. Of failure, sorrow, and triumph, to build our character. This understanding is the importance of art.

Written by Amanda Lawless

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