CONTRIBUTORS

We accept submissions for both print and online publication. Submissions and pitches for non-fiction on any topic of interest/relevance to Newfoundland and Labrador are encouraged, along with book, music, and theatre reviews. We also publish high-quality fiction, poetry, art, photography, etc by creators with a connection to this province.

What do we publish?

We fall in love with good stories, fiction and non-fiction. We welcome the unexpected: If you can make us see  familiar things in new ways, we want to read your work. We’re suckers for creativity.

Like you, we love our home and we want to stay connected. But, like you, we want to know our place in the world. Well take you along as we leave the island and the province–just so we can come back again.

Length:

Our length guidelines differ slightly for print and online.

Print:

Book reviews 750 words

Short features 500 – 1500 words

Longform articles 1500 – 4000 words

Online:

In general we look for all pieces to be 800 words or less.We sometimes do longer serializations, but very rarely.

Style Guides

NQ Print Style Sheet

Online style sheet

Rates:

25 cents per word, excepting book reviews ($125.00) and poetry ($50.00 per poem).

 

Vanessa Iddon

Vanessa Iddon is a graphic designer and visual artist living in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She makes and creates and repeats.

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Samantha Carroll

Sam is a poet who lives in St. John’s Newfoundland. She likes to write about little moments and large ideas. She cares about small communities and big communities and she finds…

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Irene Duma

Irene Duma is a multidisciplinary artist who since 2016 has turned her attention to painting full- time  in oils and pastels. Drawing inspiration from her training in clowning and improv…

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Susan Flanagan

Susan Flanagan is a freelance journalist (BJ, King’s College, NS – 1991) and mother of five in St. John’s, NL. Besides Newfoundland Quarterly, her written works have appeared in National…

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Paul Tucker

Paul Tucker’s retro-fueled artwork has brought life to everything from a hulking Henry David Thoreau to a vengeful Kanye West. He has illustrated the graphic novel The Underworld Railroad for Viper Comics,…

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Brad Pretty

Brad Pretty is a writer, musician, and would-be troublemaker based out of St. John’s Newfoundland.

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Tracey Waddleton

Tracey Waddleton is a Newfoundland fiction writer who splits her time between St. John’s and Montreal. A draft of her collection Send More Tourists, the Last Ones Were Delicious shortlisted…

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Marie Stamp

Marie Stamp is a St. John’s native who moved from the USA to Ireland on assignment with the Foreign Service in 2000. She has remained there ever since, on a personal journey that…

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Jenina MacGillivray

Jenina MacGillivray is a multidisciplinary artist based in St. John’s Newfoundland. Her  films (Skip (2016), The Tour (2015) and Boarding (2014)) have screened in festivals across North America and in…

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Karly Barker

Karly Barker is a graphic designer and illustrator originally from Nova Scotia, where she learned some classical animation and a lot of illustration. Once moved to Newfoundland, she went on…

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Allie Duff

Allie Duff is a writer and musician living in St. John’s, NL. Her poems have been published in Riddle Fence, The Western Star, Word Magazine, NewPoetry.ca, and Paragon and she…

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Heidi Wicks

Heidi Wicks has profiled and critiqued local theatre, film, television and music for The Telegram, The Independent, and CBC Radio. Through creative writing study at Memorial University, she has written plays, short…

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Ingrid Percy

Ingrid Mary Percy is a visual artist based in Corner Brook, NL and Victoria, BC. She holds a BFA (Studio) from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver,…

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Andrea McGuire

Andrea McGuire holds an MA in Folklore from Memorial University. She also plays bass around St John’s with the bands Lo Siento and Ribbon Tied. Recently, Andrea told a story…

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Andreae Callanan

Andreae Callanan is a poet and essayist from St. John’s. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature at Memorial.

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Megan McNeil

Megan McNeil lives in the beautiful downtown St.John’s area with her partner, her little girl and her little boy.

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Vanessa Stockley

Vanessa is a graphic artist & entrepreneur with a 2-yr diploma in Design & Communications. She has been a freelance designer/artist for most of her life, and 15 years ago, founded Granite…

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Monica Walsh

Monica Walsh is an actor, writer, theatre teacher, and singer. She has appeared in over 20 films and 15 theatre productions, and her voice is featured in many radio ads….

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Brad Vardy

Brad Vardy currently lives in Ottawa, but allows that it will never be “home”. A native of Corner Brook, he was born into a family that owed its living to…

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Philippa Jones

Philippa Jones has been a St. John’s based artist since 2009. Prior to moving here Jones completed a BA in Fine Art and an MA in Interactive Art & Design…

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Jillian Gardiner

Encaustic artist working and raising a family in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Represented by The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art.

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Monika Rumbolt

Monika Rumbolt grew up on the South Coast of Labrador. She spent a lot of time on the land hunting and trapping with her grandparents as a child, and fell…

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Edward Riche

Edward Riche writes for the page, stage and screen.  He lives in Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Labrador.

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Emily Deming

Emily Deming is a freelance writer and journalist in St. John’s, NL with a weekly column at TheOvercast.ca. She has an academic background in biology, earth and planetary sciences and is the…

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Jason Sikoak

Though introduced to the arts at a young age, Jason has no formal training in the field. Jason’s love of art began watching his uncle, Jack Mugford, as a child….

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Rebecca Cohoe

Rebecca was born on a dirt road just outside the dairy capital of Canada. She’s a bit of a dabbler, but these days spends her time looking for creative and…

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Veselina Tomova

Veselina Tomova received her Masters of Fine Art from the Academy of Graphic Art and Book Design in Leipzig, Germany. She is active in printmaking, illustration and graphic design. In…

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Effie Roberts

Effie Roberts was born in Charlottetown, a little town on the south coast of Labrador. In 1993 she moved to Goose Bay, Labrador with her first born. Since moving to Goose…

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Naomi Niyukuli

Naomi Niyukuli is an emerging writer and photographer from Burundi. She lived in refugee camps in Tanzania for 12 years before she came to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She…

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John Gaudi

John Gaudi is an award-winning CBC journalist who is passionate about documenting life through the lens of both digital and analogue photography. He’s based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and is…

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Mavis Penney

Mavis Penney grew up in a family of photographers. The Christmas she was 10 she received her own camera, a Kodak DuaFlex that took 620 film – “I realize now…

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Terry Doyle

Terry Doyle is a writer from the Goulds, which means he’s still unsure if he qualifies as a Townie or not. Terry is the winner of the 2017 Percy Janes…

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Kevin Kendall

Kevin Kendall owns and operates a little studio from a small town on the West Coast of Newfoundland, Canada. His business is called Kendallight Studios. He creates customized artwork, specializing in…

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Geoff Goodyear

Geoff Goodyear has been involved in photography both as an amateur and professional for over 45 years. He has also travelled extensively throughout Labrador as a helicopter pilot. He has…

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Meagan Musseau

Meagan Musseau is an emerging interdisciplinary visual artist of Mi’kmaq, French and Irish ancestry from the Bay of Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador––Ktaqamkuk territory of Mi’kma’ki. Through utilizing new media and…

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Bridget Canning

Bridget Canning’s work has won the Cox and Palmer SPARKS Creative Writing Award, the BC Federation of Writers Literary Writes competition, the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards and…

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Ellen Curtis

Ellen Curtis was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her love for the written word began at a young age, when she began filling paper with stories and other…

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Gary L Saunders

Gary L. Saunders’s illustrated nature essays appear regularly in several Atlantic Canadian magazines including NQ. His ninth trade book, My Life with Trees (Gaspereau Press, 2015), won the 2016 East…

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Melissa Barbeau

Melissa Barbeau has so far avoided being absorbed into the world of grown-ups by teaching junior high and hanging out with her gaggle of children. She is a member of…

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Kumi Stoddart

I was born and raised in Japan and have lived in British Columbia and Nova Scotia, and moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland in summer 2010. After working as an Early Childhood Care…

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Jamie Fitzpatrick

Jamie Fitzpatrick is a writer and broadcaster in St. John’s. He is the author of the novel You Could Believe in Nothing (Vagrant Press), and most recently appeared in Racket:…

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s digital arts and culture magazine.

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Joan Sullivan

J. M. Sullivan is the managing editor of The Newfoundland Quarterly, one of Canada’s longest-running arts and culture magazines. She’s been at the helm since 2008. She is also a freelance…

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Sharon Bala

Sharon Bala’s debut novel, The Boat People, is available now from McClelland & Stewart and Doubleday US (January 2018). The manuscript won the Percy Janes First Novel Award (May 2015) and was short listed for the Fresh Fish…

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John Graham

John Graham is an amateur photographer and founding member of the Tamarack Camera Club. John bought his first DSLR camera in 2011. This was quickly followed by an introductory course…

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Gary Newhook

Gary Newhook has lived all over Canada, from Paradise to St. John’s to the Goulds to Mount Pearl. His work has previously appeared in print and online through various small…

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Michelle Porter

One morning eight years ago, Michelle Porter woke up in a row-house in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She thinks maybe she’ll stay on a while longer. Michelle is the…

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Matthew Hollett

Matthew Hollett was selected as the NQ Creative NonFiction Fellow for 2016/2017. He’s writing in response to the magazine archives, which go back over 100 years. He is a visual artist…

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Katie Vautour

Katie Vautour is a visual artist and writer who has participated in residencies in Oaxaca, Mexico, and the Banff Centre. She exhibits her mixed media work at Eastern Edge and…

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April White

April White is a St. John’s-based interdisciplinary artist who works with performance, watercolour, and animation. Her recent projects include a new performance and watercolour series called Sneeze as well as a solo…

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Susan Sinnott

Susan Sinnott was born in the UK, lives in Newfoundland and writes with the Port Authority writing group in St. John’s. Her novel, Just Like Always, was awarded the Percy…

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Drew Brown

Drew Brown is a freelance writer from Grand Falls-Windsor. He regularly writes for VICE Canada, and his work has also appeared at CBC, Thrillist, Atlantic Business, The Independent, The Overcast,…

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Shannon Webb-Campbell

Shannon Webb-Campbell is a Mi’kmaq poet, writer, and critic. Her first book, Still No Word (2015) was the inaugural recipient of Egale Canada’s Out In Print Award. She was Canadian Women In…

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