Fifth Issue Launch, the Artists Newsstand, and Next Steps!

It’s been a busy time for us at The Quilliad recently, and we are super excited about everything that’s happened and all the possibilities.

Recent Events

In March, we participated in the Artists Newsstand’s Kickstarter by providing copies of The Quilliad as rewards. They’re having their grand opening today, so head on down to Chester Station! Here’s the Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/370381653155869/

Here are also a couple of photos from the setup (I snagged these while dropping off the journal copies–I can only imagine how great it looks now!):

Of course, we had an exciting event of our own to host just this past weekend: our fifth issue launch party! I was stunned by how well it went. The party room at Betty’s on King was filled with people listening to the readings, admiring Eden Bachelder‘s art and chapbooks, and getting caricatures done by Amanda Boulos. We even had a short film screening of a piece filmed by Sean G. Marjoram and written by Devin P.L. Edwards, both past contributors to The Quilliad and continuing collaborators. Lisa Young wrote a delightful tribute poem for The Quilliad that made me blush, and Suzanna Derewicz’s theatrical performance of her poetry took us by surprise in a wonderful way.

What’s Up Next

We’re applying for project grants and planning a fundraiser for this summer plus a Youtube channel! Keep an eye out–you’ll be seeing a lot more from us in the near future.

Thank you to all our contributors, Kickstarter backers, and readers.

Love,
Sarah Varnam,
Editor-in-Chief of The Quilliad