Call for Submissions, Fall 2020


August 2020

Open Call for Submissions: Writing and Visual Art

NQ and are seeking creative non-fiction, personal essays, articles, fiction, poetry, and visual art and illustration. We are looking for work related to our working theme for the Winter issue, “mythical creatures” and also on general topics related to NL life, culture, and arts.

“Mythical creatures” should be broadly interpreted and could touch on the following themes, or others:

  • Magical creatures
  • Familiar creatures
  • Habitats (urban, rural, or imagined)
  • Human interactions with creatures.
  • Interspecies connections
  • Domestication vs. wildness
  • Animals and creatures in society and history
  • Monsters of the deep
  • Cryptozoology in Newfoundland and Labrador

We encourage you to approach these themes with as much creativity as possible. Writers and artists may consider the themes as a starting place, but should extend their thinking as far and broad as they like. We will also accept submissions unrelated to the issue theme as long as they are related to NL life, culture and arts.

Submissions should be lively, and should interpret the culture and the history of this place and people in new, unexpected, ways.

We are looking for submissions from both established authors and artists and new voices. Work must be previously unpublished. In general, it’s easier for us to place submissions between 500-1500 words. Longer works will be considered, but we publish fewer long articles.

For more information about our pay rates and specifications, please see here.


Please send your submission or pitch to Joan at Submissions will be accepted until October 1, 2020. Earlier submissions may be considered for use prior to the closing date of the call.





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