What is Quillette?

Quillette is a platform for free thought. We respect ideas, even dangerous ones. We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress. Quillette aims to provide a platform for this exchange.

Who are we?

Claire Lehmann — Editor in Chief

Jamie Palmer — Assistant Editor

How did Quillette begin? 

Quillette began in Claire Lehmann’s living room in 2015. Claire had recently dropped out of her graduate program in psychology and wished to create a space for academics to publish their ideas. Quillette’s first contributors included Associate Professor Brian Boutwell and documentary film-maker Jamie Palmer.

How is Quillette funded?

We are funded primarily through reader donations collected through Patreon: visit our Patreon page here. We also receive modest funding through online advertising via Amazon Affiliates.

How can you help? 

You can help by donating through Patreon or via PayPal and reading and sharing our articles with your friends and colleagues.

How can you pitch an article?

Send an idea for an article or a completed article draft to pitch@quillette.com.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive we unfortunately cannot guarantee a reply to every email.