Joan Sullivan


NL Q and A with illustrator Genevieve Simms

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...

NL Q and A: Elisabeth de Mariaffi

I usually come to new stories with either a first line or a first image in mind. With Hysteria, it was an image – almost a moment, really. A young mother, lounging on a wooden raft in a quiet pond with her child, suddenly is witness to a strange and unexplainable event. It's a hot and lazy day, the woman is half-dozing. She looks up to see a second child, a strange little girl, has appeared out of nowhere.

Lisbon Bureau: Week 2

And of course our setting is infusing the writing and imagery, in theme and topics and focus. An unusual period of rain and thunderstorms isn’t keeping us from our explorations and conversations and engagement with our exotic locale.