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.


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! ¬†

Midnight’s inching closer!

As we enter the final hours of our call for submissions for our first anthology, we find ourselves – perhaps ironically – beyond words. So many of you have chosen to share your work with us, and we are sincerely honored. To each of you who’ve already entrusted us with your submission, thank you, truly. … Continue reading

Yay! Thank you!

Just a quick post to say hello, welcome, and THANK YOU to all our new blog followers and everyone else who’s connected with us recently! We’re so glad you’ve joined our community. It’s fantastic to know we’re not alone in wanting to celebrate the powerful, vibrant, and much-needed writing of women over 50.  And if … Continue reading

One more month for submissions!

Summer’s drawing to a close, but as we approach the autmnal equinox, the thought foremost in our minds here at QuillsEdge Press is that there’s only one more month for submissions to our first anthology. It’s such a thrill every time we’re notified of a new submission, and we’ve read so much great poetry during … Continue reading

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

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