Call for submissions: Summer 2018

June 2018

NQonline.ca, 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 Work must be previously unpublished.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 www.nqonline.ca/about.

Interested? Please send your submission or pitch to nfqsub@mun.ca. 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.

Making Album Rock

BY Matthew Hollett

You can find such surprising and funny things while digging through archives. The Pilote de Terre-Neuve, published in 1869, is full of dollhouse-like illustrations of Newfoundland’s coastline, complete with tiny ships and houses. I also came across a sea captain’s letter to his daughter, in which he describes “seven little gulls recently hatched” that he is attempting to raise.

Clean-Up

BY Molly Clarke

We’re trying to sell the house because none of us want to live here. We have our jobs and our lives and our houses with open concept designs. We all…

Spirit Bird

BY Gary L Saunders

THE ROYAL CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, having canvassed the country for two years, had finally narrowed the search to Perisoreus canadensis, a robin-sized cousin of the raven and crow native to every province and territory and nowhere else on the planet. Unlike most of our birds, it stays up north year-round, nesting in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius. Hardy, smart, loyal and friendly – what could be more Canadian?