Issue 8 Submission Call: Halloween 2016

logo roundWe’re seeking writing and art for our October issue! Literary science fiction, apocalyptic stories and poetry, retold/re-imagined fairy tales/folklore/myths, horror, and other spooky, speculative, or macabre work. If you are a Canadian writer or artist, submit your work to from September 1-30.

Please read the details regarding submission format and length at before sending us your work; feel free to email us with any questions.


Our Chapbook Call Ends Sunday Night!

Just a reminder to everyone that our chapbook call is nearing its end, but there’s still time! Send us your work before midnight on Sunday if you’d like you poetry or short fiction to be considered. See below for guidelines.

We’re looking for 10-20 pages of poetry and/or flash fiction from a Canadian writer who has never had a chapbook or full-length book published (self-published authors are exempt from this restriction, as this restriction is in place to allow emerging writers without publisher representation an opportunity to become a more active part of the Canadian literary scene). Previous Quilliad contributors are welcome to apply.

We will be paying a $50 honorarium to the selected writer as well as providing the author with 5 copies of their book. We will also consider poems/flash fiction pieces from the submitted manuscripts of 2 runners-up for issue 7 of The Quilliad. Publication in The Quilliad will be compensated with an honorarium and contributor copy.

To submit, send your writing to by December 13, 2015.

15 Days Left of Our Submission Call & Kickstarter!

logo roundThis is just a quick post to remind everyone that there are 15 days left of both our submission call and our Kickstarter. If you are a Canadian writer or artist, you still have time to submit your work. We’re looking for flash fiction, short stories, poetry, comics, photography, and art from Canadian writers and artists in any of the following genres or on any of the following topics:

  • literary science fiction and horror
  • magic realism
  • fairy tales, folk tales, myths, and legends
  • monsters, death, magic, fear, or anything else that evokes the spirit of the season

Send us 1-5 pieces. We pay $12 per contributor plus a contributor copy and the opportunity to feature at our launch party.

As for our Kickstarter, we’re at 46% as of this afternoon! We’re raising money to pay for The Quilliad: Issue 6, The Quilliad Press’s first line of chapbooks, and our future as a press. We’re a small press publisher committed to publishing and promoting work by emerging and established Canadian creators. In addition to our publishing projects, we also write profiles of local artists and their projects, review small press books, cover local arts and literary events, and post about our poetry parrot-in-residence. And we have plenty of rewards for backers. We’re offering poetry on demand, art prints, copies of The Quilliad and our future chapbooks, and work by our talented staff members, all of whom are published writers.

If you’re interested in supporting the arts, small press publishing, new writers and artists, and/or Canadian culture, check out our Kickstarter:

Sarah, Editor-in-Chief and Press Founder