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 Work must be previously unpublished.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.

Dan of the Galapagos (4 of 7)

BY Monica Walsh

Dan is always the nice guy. He is always the one who does the favours, the one who doesn’t’ get the girl, the one who is last to be chosen and first to be bossed around. But that night in Ropewalk Lane, he walked home a different man.


BY Florence Button

    Shining dully from the coffers of the soul Leaning hard against the heart. Mute testimony. Memories from the moulds of yesterday. A silent, siren call Glimpses of sacred…