Our Fall Issue is Now On Stands!

BY NQ

September 2018

Fall is here and so is a new print issue of Newfoundland Quarterly.

The first thing you’ll notice is the beautiful painting on the cover. It’s a Jean Claude Roy original entitled, War Memorial, Pouch Cove. It’s also this year’s subscription prize. If you buy, renew, or gift a subscription between now and March 31, 2019, you’ll be entered to win!

Inside, we’re focusing on the year 1918- it was a year of highs and lows, including the armistice and an influenza pandemic that swept the world, killing between 3 and 5 % of the world’s population.

Ed Roberts and Margaret Duley discuss the uneasy alliance of the end of the first world war in a roundtable article. We also hear from Esylly Jones, on the pandemic.

As always, there’s plenty of great art, including portfolios by Kathleen Knowling and Nelson White, poetry by Dana Evely, fiction by Lynn H. Kielley, and creative non-fiction by Bill Coultas.

There’s plenty more along with that, but to see it all, you’ll need to pick up your own copy, available at shops across NL. Want to make sure you never miss an issue? Information about subscribing is here.

Stay cozy and creative, this fall!

 

Sending Up Kites

BY Matthew Hollett

NEWFOUNDLAND QUARTERLY was founded in 1901, the same year Marconi flew a 500-foot kite on Signal Hill and intercepted the first trans-Atlantic wireless transmission. The second-oldest magazine in Canada, NQ began as “a literary magazine of interest to Newfoundlanders at home and abroad,” which is not far off the way it describes itself today, as “a cultural journal of Newfoundland and Labrador.” That’s a remarkable persistency of purpose over 116 years.