The Quilliad 2

About

The Quilliad is an independent literary and arts publication based in Toronto. We started out as a chapbook put together by the University Heights Literary Society and have evolved into a full-fledged journal published by The Quilliad Press. We publish emerging and established writers and artists in our pages, and we welcome submissions from all Canadian writers, including POC, LGBTQA+, neurodivergent, and disabled creators. Our spring/May issue is open to general literature (no genre fiction or poetry), while our fall/Halloween issue is open to apocalyptic fiction, retold fairy tales, horror, and science fiction as well.

The Quilliad
Important: Limited Demographic: Submissions are restricted to Canadian writers.

Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults, Canadians, All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, Transgender people, All sexual identities, Asexuals, Bisexuals, Lesbians/Gays, Neurodivergent people, People with disabilities. Canada

Publication Media & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished irregularly.
P Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 500 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
T to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Free verse, Haiku (or related), Sonnet.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
T to S Pay ranges from Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Date Added:
16 May 2016
Last Updated:
16 May 2017