Welcome to QuillsEdge Press! We are a small (yet mighty) non-profit press dedicated to publishing the poetry of women who are at least 50 years old. Please browse our available books and support the indispensable poetry we’re proud to be publishing. We are committed to equity in publishing, and honor the voices of women who are members of historically underrepresented groups.

While we maintain an active catalog, and are delighted to respond to book orders, we are otherwise currently on a hiatus while we search for a new Executive Editor who can take the Press from surviving to thriving. Could it be you?? It’s worth noting that QuillsEdge Press has an absolutely phenomenal community that’s grown from our annual chapbook contests and our first anthology. There is much magic here, so if you’re looking for a leadership role where the sky’s the limit, please check out the job description and send us your application ASAP.

In addition to the opportunities we provide for publishing chapbooks or being part of our fabulous anthology, we occasionally offer fun community activities such as 30/30 prompts sessions, and other writing opportunities and inspiration. Please join our email list, follow our blog on this site,  connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, and of course, submit your poetry when submissions reopen! We’d love for you to join our vibrant community.

Reopening for submissions SOON!

Hello, dear ones! We’re excited to tell you that we’ll be opening for submissions to our second anthology in just a few weeks – on August 1st, 2019. It was such an honor to read everyone’s submissions to our first anthology, and the resulting book is one we’re fiercely proud of. We realized, when we … Continue reading

Announcing the results of our 2017 contest!

We are absolutely thrilled to share the results of our 2017 chapbook contest with you. Please click here to view the full announcement. Warm congrats to our honorees, and tremendous thanks to our readers and our final judge, Judith Vollmer. We can’t wait to publish these incredible books!!

Updates from Ann & Anu

We and our team of readers are in the process of finalizing the 2017 chapbook contest entries and narrowing down this year’s finalists. Sorry for the delay in the process, but we are all set to announce the finalists by the end of April, after which they will be read and judged by the phenomenal Judith Vollmer. … Continue reading

One more day!

Hello friends, just checking in with a quick reminder that there’s one more day remaining in our third annual chapbook contest! The deadline for this year’s contest, “In Transition,” is Monday, January 15th, at 11:59 PM. Full guidelines are here, or you can go straight to our Submittable page to enter your manuscript. Our heartfelt … Continue reading

2017 Chapbook Contest Update

Hello dear subscribers and submitters! We hope everyone is enjoying these last few days of the holiday season and gearing up for the start of a new year. We understand that the holidays can be extremely hectic for most of you, and a New Year’s Day deadline can be hard to meet, so in the … Continue reading

Anthology update

We’ve been getting gentle inquiries from submitters to our first anthology, wondering when the heck you’ll be getting a response. Fair question – and please know that we’re so grateful for both your submission and your patience. If you’re subscribed to our newsletter, you’ve already heard that we were extremely fortunate to receive three times … Continue reading

Announcing our 2017 Chapbook Contest!

We’re very excited to bring to you our 2017 Chapbook Contest, all set to launch tomorrow! And we’re honored to have the amazing Judith Vollmer as the contest judge. Please click here for the guidelines. We look forward to reading your manuscripts!