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.


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!  

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