Call for submissions

November 2017, the Newfoundland Quarterly’s online alter-ego is seeking creative non-fiction, columns, articles, personal narrative, fiction, and poetry on a number of topics relevant to the 150th anniversary of Canada.

Relevant themes could include:

  • Belonging
  • Home
  • Place
  • Canadian and/or NL identity
  • Labrador within NL and Canada
  • NL and NLers place and experiences in Canada, and/or in the world, past or present
  • Looking ahead to the next 150 years

We encourage you to approach these themes with as much creativity as possible. Submissions don’t need to address Canada 150 directly: 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 interested in 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 Work must be previously unpublished.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 December 22, 2017.

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

“Home is Where the Heart Feels”


“They’re all looking forward, making plans for their future. Some are in school, working, or both. Sometimes they’re the sole breadwinner in their family. They all have these underlying pressures that most of us have been sheltered from.”

Letter to Joey Smallwood

BY Shannon Webb-Campbell

Dear Joey: I’m still here and mixed

Mi’kmaq after all these years
You’re long dead, yet

Confederation couldn’t stop

Newfoundland’s ongoing

colonial violence.

You continued so unapologetically,

telling Ottawa there are no red Indians–