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About the Newfoundland Quarterly

The Newfoundland Quarterly was founded in 1901 as "a literary magazine of interest to Newfoundlanders at home and abroad." It is the second oldest magazine in Canada. Publishing four times a year, the NQ offers unique, hard-to-find-elsewhere content on Newfoundland and Labrador culture and history. Each issue has a theme - Langage, Cuisine, Come From Aways, Popular Culture; the theme of our current issue, winter 2017 -2018, on the stands until December 1, 2017, is Indigenous Leadership – and we have a special Canada 150 issue available as well.

winter issue cover

Fall 2017 cover
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NQ winter 2017 cover

The writers and visual artists who contribute to the NQ are among the best in the country.

Our copy deadlines are February 20 (for Spring), May 29 (for Summer), July 31 (for Fall), and October 23 (for Winter).

Word lengths: short features and essays 1000-1500; longer features 1500-3000; book reviews 750; these may be adjusted in consultation with the Managing Editor.

Payment rates: 20 cents per word, excepting book reviews ($125.00) and poetry ($50.00 per poem).

Our ad rates and mechanical requirements are available upon request.

Submissions should be made to the Managing Editor, by email to, or by mail to E 4002, Memorial University, St. John's, NL,
A1C 5S7. We will do our best to get back to you promptly, and we thank you for your consideration.

NQ Staff:

J. Sullivan, Managing Editor
M. Porter, Business Consultant

The NQ is available at Chapters nationally, and at The Rocket, The Rooms, Johnny Ruth, and The Travel Bug as well as other locations in St. John's and, seasonally, around the province. Copies can also be obtained from NQ office, and the NQ will have a booth at the 2017 Craft Council Christmas Fair and the Anna Templeton Centre Christmas Tea & Fair.

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