The Quilliad Press’s Second Annual Chapbook Call

logo roundToday begins our second annual chapbook call!

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 free of charge (subsequent copies can be purchased by the writer at half price). We will also consider poems from the submitted manuscripts of 2 runners-up for issue 9 of The Quilliad. Publication in The Quilliad will be compensated with an honorarium and contributor copy.

To submit, send your writing to thequilliad@gmail.com by January 15, 2017.

Chapbook call

Following the success of our Kickstarter and our sixth issue of The Quilliad, it’s time for our first-ever chapbook submission call!

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 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 thequilliad@gmail.com by December 13, 2015.

Kickstarter Success and the Future of The Quilliad Press!

Hello, readers!

I am excited to announce that our Kickstarter was a success, so you’ll be hearing a lot more from us! Thank you to everyone who backed us and shared our project link! We are so grateful.

Now that the Kickstarter is over, we have a lot to do. We’ll be sending out reward surveys, finalizing the lineup for issue 6, working on layout, writing poetry rewards, making Kickstarter reward chapbooks, and more! But we’re also taking some time to celebrate. If you’re in Toronto on Thursday, October 29, drop by Betty’s at 240 King Street East between 7:30 and 11 for readings, art on display, our book table, and good conversation. Our launch party is also a costumed event in honour of Halloween (also, to be honest, we are in favour of any opportunity to dress up). Follow the link for the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1501141953517791. $5 cover includes a copy of issue 6!

Speaking of issue 6, we’ve also picked a cover image! “The Light” is the work of Stephanie Kenzie, an illustrator whose work we’ve admired for years:

"The Light" by Stephanie Kenzie, cropped for the issue 6 coverBetween a successful Kickstarter for our press, the upcoming release of issue 6, our planned book reviews and artist profiles, the approaching launch of our online store (not to mention our current presence on store and library shelves in Toronto!) and our soon-to-be-announced chapbook submission call, 2015 is turning out to be a very busy–and wonderful–year for us.

Thanks for reading,
Sarah Varnam,
Editor-in-chief and founder of The Quilliad Press.

The Quilliad at Canzine this November

Our launch/costume party for our fourth issue (October 24 from 8-12 at Betty’s on King in Toronto) won’t be the only place you can find us this fall. For the first time ever, The Quilliad will be at Canzine Toronto.

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This Toronto zine fair has been running since 1995 and shows no signs of stopping. Run by Broken Pencil (who reviewed us earlier this year), the event includes 200 tables filled with zines, comics, and small press books; a panel on zines and politics; two competitions; and a reading series.

The Quilliad will be there with copies of issues 1-4 and chapbooks by staff and contributors.

Hope to see you there!

-Sarah Varnam,
Editor-in-chief of The Quilliad

The Quilliad at CanZine this November

Our launch/costume party for our fourth issue (October 24 from 8-12 at Betty’s on King inToronto) won’t be the only place you can find us this fall. For the first time ever, The Quilliad will be at Canzine Toronto.

image

This Toronto zine fair has been running since 1995 and shows no signs of stopping. Run by Broken Pencil (who reviewed us earlier this year), the event includes 200 tables filled with zines, comics, and small press books; a panel on zines and politics; two competitions;  and a reading series.

The Quilliad will be there with copies of issues 1-4 and chapbooks by staff and contributors.

Hope to see you there!

-Sarah Varnam,
Editor-in-chief of The Quilliad