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, Sydney | claire@quillette.com

Jamie Palmer — Senior Editor, London | jamie@quillette.com

Jonathan Kay — Canadian Editor, Toronto | jon@quillette.com

Toby Young — Associate Editor, London | toby@quillette.com

Colin Wright — Managing Editor, Sacramento | colin@quillette.com

See more about the Quillette team.

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 a for-profit venture and we are funded primarily through reader donations. We also receive modest funding through online advertising via Amazon Affiliates.

How can you help? 

You can help by donating here. We greatly appreciate your support.

Alternatively, we accept donations through Patreon or via PayPal.

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, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a reply to every email.

How can you contact us?

For all non-pitch related inquiries reach us at: