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.

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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.

Quilliad Early Acceptances

logo roundHear ye, hear ye! We’ve got our first couple of early acceptances for issue 6 of The Quilliad for you today. We’ll be publishing an eerie flash fiction piece about the weather by Nicole Brewer (a writer, editor, and micro-press publisher in Toronto who’s part of the parenthetical team) called “The Worm Will Eat the Bird” and a quirky science fiction piece about a “nomadic Anne Hathaway lookalike android” entitled “Fanatics Inherit the Earth. Cheap Motels Last” by Alexandra Harrison (an Albertan writer and editor whose work has been published in various journals and anthologies).

If these sound interesting to you, consider supporting our Kickstarter. In addition to getting to read these excellent pieces, we have a variety of other rewards available, including art, poetry, and custom-designed chapbooks. Our campaign is at 47% with 11 days to go.

If you haven’t received a reply from us, that just means we have yet to decide! Also, for those Canadian writers and artists who haven’t sent us their work yet, you still have time. Check out our submission call for details.

That’s all for now!

Sarah

The Quilliad Press & Issue 6: Submission Call & Kickstarter

IMG_7789We’ve been busy lately. We’ve been writing book reviews, delivering copies of The Quilliad to local zine libraries, and stocking the shelves at Artarium with our publications. And now we’re launching our submission call and Kickstarter campaign concurrently.

Submission Call

This is an exciting time for us. We’re publishing under our new small press publishing company, The Quilliad Press, and we’re contemplating our first run of chapbooks. We’re also looking for submissions for The Quilliad: Issue 6, our second annual Halloween issue.

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

We’re open to things that aren’t on this list as well; query us if you aren’t sure. Email your submissions (1-5 pieces) to thequilliad@gmail.com before midnight on October 20. We will be paying a $12 honorarium plus a contributor copy to every writer or artist we publish, and all contributors will be invited to feature their work at our launch party on October 29 at Betty’s on King in Toronto.

Kickstarter

To make issue 6, our chapbooks, future issues, events, book reviews, and more happen, we’re calling on our readers for support. We’re dreaming big and planning the next few years. This crowdfunding campaign represents our ambitions for the future. As our project description on Kickstarter says,

This new official status as a small press publisher reflects our commitment to growth. The Quilliad Press will continue the work we have been doing, but we are increasing the number of reviews and artist profiles we post, and we want to push beyond our biannual journal publication to chapbooks and, hopefully, anthologies.

We have successfully funded The Quilliad‘s previous issues through crowdfunding, revenues from launches, and money out of our own pockets. Now that we have seen the potential of this publication and can imagine the future of our recently formed small press, we want to move beyond an issue-to-issue model to one that is more self-sustaining. Which is why we want this Kickstarter to be our last.

Any support means a lot to us, our contributors, and our readers, whether you pledge $5 or $100, and will have tangible results that affect people across Canada, North America as a whole, and beyond.

We’re offering copies of The Quilliad, The Quilliad Press’s first chapbook, and our own published work, as well as art prints, haiku and glosas on demand, and even personalised books of poetry and art with a limited print run of one as rewards for our backers. Backing The Quilliad Press is a way to directly support small press publishing, as well as the dozens of Canadian writers and artists who we publish and promote.

For more information about our Kickstarter, visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1765917797/the-quilliad-press-and-issue-6.

Thank you for reading.

Sarah Varnam,
Editor-in-Chief of The Quilliad

The Quilliad is open for submissions! Fiction! Poetry! Art! Send it all!

logo roundAs promised, with the start of The Quilliad‘s fifth-issue Kickstarter campaign comes the beginning of our submission call. We are interested in short stories, flash fiction, poetry, visual art, photography, comics, and more from Canadian writers and artists. Please see our submissions page for submission guidelines. We’re open to a variety of forms, including everything from literary science fiction to sonnets (and our submissions editor Steph would love to see some comics!).

Email your submissions to thequilliad@gmail.com by March 22.

3 Hours to Go!

The Quilliad‘s Kickstarter ends in 3 hours, and we only have $40 to go! If you’d like to grab some last-minute rewards, head over to the Kickstarter page for The Quilliad‘s 4th Issue: Halloween Edition right now (we’ve got art prints, copies of The Quilliad, pinback buttons, and personalised poetry for ya). Our submission call is also still open for a few more hours, so send us your spooky, strange, and speculative short fiction, flash fiction, and art–we’d love to see your writing, your paintings, your photography . . . Send it all!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Kickstarter and/or sent in their work for our submission call so far. The Quilliad wouldn’t exist without you!

Quilliad Kickstarter Update–7 days to Go

We’ve got 7 days to go on our Kickstarter and some new photography print rewards for backers of our Halloween issue! So if you like spooky and/or speculative fiction, poetry, and art, check our project out. Here are the new rewards:

Also, if you write or create any of the aforementioned spooky and/or speculative fiction, poetry, and art, check out our submission call.

Thanks again to our Kickstarter backers so far and everyone who has sent us their work. The Kickstarter and submission call are both on until the end of September (midnight on the 30th).

-Sarah

Kickstarter Update #3

In case you missed it over the weekend, we posted an artist profile of Dan Holst Soelberg, who is creating an original piece for our fourth issue. Go check out his work if you haven’t already. His work is wonderfully spooky.

If you’re curious about who created our cover art for issue 4, you may want to check out Scott Williams’s deviantart profile. He’s the photographer responsible for this beautiful bit of creepiness:

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As for our Kickstarter, we’re excited to say that we’re almost halfway there! Thank you again to those who have backed us so far. We’ve still got a bunch of great rewards available, including art prints, personalised poetry written on demand by our talented staff, and copies of The Quilliad.

As always, if you are an artist or writer, you might also want to check out our submission call.

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