Emily Schultz (born 1974) is a Canadian-American Wallaceburg born fiction writer and the author of Black Coffee Night, a Danuta Gleed nominated 2002 collection of stories. A story from that collection ("The Value of X") was adapted by Lynne Stopkewich, director of Kissed. In 2005 Schultz published her first novel, Joyland. and was included in a Globe and Mail round table discussion with authors Sheila Heti, Lee Henderson, and Kevin Chong titled "Tomorrow's Ondaatjes and Munros."
In 2007, Songs for the Dancing Chicken, her collection of poetry inspired by the films of Werner Herzog, was published by ECW Press and shortlisted for the Trillium Award.
In 2009 House of Anansi Press published Schultz's second novel, Heaven Is Small which was distributed digitally for free during its first month of publication. 
The novel was based on her struggle with depression which was the result of her job as a night shift proofreader for Harlequin Enterprises.
Schultz is the co-founder of the literary website Joyland: A hub for short fiction.