Chad Pelley reading at a podium

Chad has written for a number of Canadian media outlets,

  • The National Post
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Telegragh-Journal
  • The Telegram
  • Quill & Quire
  • Atlantic Books Today


Chad has won several journalism awards in categories ranging from News to The Arts, including: 

  • Atlantic Journalism Awards
  • East Coast Music Association
  • The City of St. John’s
  • MusicNL 

Founder and Editor of The Overcast

Chad Pelley was the founder and editor of The Overcast: Newfoundland’s Alternative Newspaper (2014-2019)

The Overcast was a multi-award-winning media body in St. John’s, NL, best known for its monthly print magazine.

its awards included Atlantic Journalism Awards, the City of St. John’s Discovery Award, MusicNL’s Media Person of the Year and Outstanding Company of the Year, an East Coast Music Award nomination for Media Outlet of the Year, and a shout out from London’s The Monocle that called our “smart, informed and interesting” paper “the one to read in St. John’s.”

The Overcast differentiated itself from other local media by focusing less on breaking news, and focusing more on analyzing what just happened, and running general interest stories about the people, places, establishments, and culture that make Newfoundland the place it is, for better or worse.

The Overcast also administered the $12,500 Albedo Grant to help entrepreneurs get their big idea off the ground, as well as Newfoundland’s richest award for a local album of the year: The Borealis Music Prize.


Founder and Editor of Salty Ink

Salty Ink: A Spotlight on Atlantic & Canadian Fiction

From 2009-2013, Chad ran a popular book blog called Salty Ink. 

Its promotional activities and competitions were featured by the arts sections of various organizations, including: CBC, The Globe & Mail. The National Post. Quill & Quire. The Telegram, The Chronicle Herald, The federal government’s Language Portal of Canada. Bookninja, That Shakespearean Rag. Open Book Toronto, The Afterword, and Pickle Me This

Salty Ink has emerged as an authoritative voice on all things bookish on the East Coast, covering everything from book design (they held a Judge a Book By Its Cover contest earlier this year) to emerging  writers. Atlantic Canada has a vibrant literary scene, and Salty Ink covers it with humour and heart.

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