Call for submissions: Summer 2018

June 2018, the Newfoundland Quarterly’s online alter-ego is seeking creative non-fiction, columns, articles, personal narrative, fiction, and poetry on topics relevant to Newfoundland and Labrador culture.

Themes could include:

  • Identity
  • History through the lense of the present (or future)
  • The arts (painting, dance, graphic novels, etc.)
  • Finding the personal in the public
  • Unexpected experiences
  • Travel and unexpected journies
  • Commemoration and remembering


We encourage you to approach these themes with as much creativity as possible. Writers may consider the themes as a starting place, but should extend their thinking as far and broad as they like. Work should unexpected, lively, and should interpret the culture and the history of this place and people in new ways.

We are looking for submissions from both established authors and new voices. Work must be previously unpublished. For more information about our pay rates and specifications, please see

Interested? Please send your submission or pitch to Submissions will be accepted until August 31, 2018, but earlier submissions may be considered for publication over the summer.

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

POWER/GRID: Graphic Depictions of War

BY Andrew Loman

“I chose a grid-system rather than free-form because it was a history. To me there’s something very stable about the nine-panel grid and I wanted that feeling for it.” So said the St John’s cartoonist Wallace Ryan, explaining the page design he has chosen for The Narrow Way, a graphic memoir about his grandfather’s experiences as a soldier in World War 1.

How do you deconstruct a sneeze?

BY Ellen Curtis

“I’M TRYING TO STRETCH out a small moment, one that only takes a second, and examine that. I’m looking at subverting traditional representations of women. Basically, looking at the expected behavior and appearance, and unpacking that.”