Call for submissions

November 2017

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 Work must be previously unpublished.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

Interested? Please send your submission or pitch to rcohoe@mun.ca. Submissions will be accepted until December 22, 2017.

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

The Blizzard Baby

BY Brad Vardy

“I think today’s going to be the day”, came the voice from the top of the stairs.

“What do you mean?”

“I mean that it’s started, and we should be getting ready to head to the hospital soon.”

Followed by, “No panic, it’s just starting.”

The story of a photograph

BY Naomi Niyukuli

“It reminds me of many nights I slept in the forests and I was waiting to die. We had houses, beds, and sheets, but we were unable to have them around us. My family and I had to sleep outside in any weather. In the storm rain, cold, and wind without blankets.”