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 Work must be previously unpublished.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.

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–

Good Country

BY Sharon Bala

Sharon Bala’s debut novel, The Boat People, exploring the experiences of a father and his son arriving in Canada on a migrant boat from Sri Lanka, was published this month….