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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 offer an annual chapbook contest, as well as editing services such as manuscript reviews. In 2017, we’re thrilled to launch our annual anthology, Fifty Over Fifty. We are committed to equity in publishing, and honor the voices of women who are members of historically underrepresented groups.

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! We’d love for you to join our vibrant community.

Reading period now open!

Calloo, callay! QuillsEdge Press is open for submissions to our first Fifty Over Fifty anthology, and we can hardly wait to read your poems and translations. Check out the guidelines here: Fifty Over Fifty Anthology and send us your work via our online submissions portal here: QuillsEdge on Submittable. Thank you for trusting us with … Continue reading

Anthology submissions opening soon!

Happy Small Press Month, friends! What better way to celebrate than to begin reading your incredible submissions to our first Fifty Over Fifty anthology? We’re downright thrilled to announce that our reading period will open on March 22nd. We’ll be accepting poetry and poetry in translation from poets over the age of 50 who self-identify … Continue reading

Now in Print: Unpacking the China

We’ve just gotten the good news from our wonderful printer: Unpacking the China has shipped! If you’ve already pre-ordered this gorgeous chapbook, we will be sending your copy ASAP via media mail. Look for it to arrive in the next 2-3 weeks. If you haven’t yet ordered your copy, why wait? You can purchase our 2015-16 … Continue reading

Getting Our Ducks in a Row

To our friends in the southeastern states, we at QuillsEdge hope you and your loved ones weathered the storm safely and are breathing the crisp autumn air following it. To our friends who were not caught in the tempest, we hope you’re having a fine, enjoyable season. We have some news about the upcoming anthology. … Continue reading

Writing Prompt 30

Welcome to the thirtieth day of our 30/30! After you respond to this prompt, I have a strict assignment for you: put on some insanely good music and have yourself a dance party. You did it! You are a poetry superhero! Your prompt today is: Continue reading