Ta-dah! A surprise for the holidays…

November 2017

We’ve been hinting about a surprise coming from NQ – and here it is!
A special issue, created as part of the Canada 150 commemorations has gone to print. All subscribers will receive it with their winter magazine, and it will also be available for sale at the upcoming Christmas Craft Fair, and select retail locations. It’s full of all kinds of writing and stories and illustrations – colour us excited 🙂 Also, we can’t help but think it would make a lovely stocking stuffer for all of those hard to buy for folks! (Cover design: Vanessa Stockley, Granite Studios)

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.

Personal soundtrack- A chat with Jamie Fitzpatrick

BY Rebecca Cohoe

“When you’re young, you use music to invent yourself.” So said Jamie Fitzpatrick when I spoke with him about his second novel, The End of Music. Throughout the story, popular songs, from old standards to indie rock, shape the world of his characters. Our conversation ranged from his hometown of Gander to whether or not it is wrong to make your children listen to The Eagles in the car.