Our Spring Issue!


April 2019

Our Spring 2019 issue, Arrival. Cover art by Tia Connolly.


Spring is finally here, at least according to the calendar! With it comes a new issue of NQ and joyful cover art by Tia Connolly. The theme is Arrival: stories of new babies, of new immigrants and refugees, of a young traveller in search of adventure, and many more. Get your copy at Johnny Ruth or Rocket Bakery in St. John’s, or subscribe online!


Inis Oírr iii

BY Heather Nolan

when the ferry gets in island folks line up along the dock offering tours in the family car faces eroded by the rain. horses wait hitched to carriages. every hour…

Three Poems

BY Cheryl White

Sure, it takes all kinds.
Beautiful day, isn’t it?
At least you don’t have to shovel rain.
You want another Black Horse?

Writing Wanda Jaynes

BY Bridget Canning

PREVENTATIVE CANCER surgery, Kathy Dunderdale’s twitter account, and mass shootings as regular news: these random happenings came together to shape the idea of The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes. Wanda Janynes’ unlikely heroism and its personal fallout took shape only as I drew connections between those three things.