Welcome to QuillsEdge Press! We are a small (yet mighty) non-profit press dedicated to publishing the poetry of womxn and non-binary femmes who are at least 40 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 womxn who are members of historically underrepresented groups.

We’re currently closed for submissions while we make the selections for our second anthology, Unapologetic: An Anthology of Womxn Poets over 40. If you’re wondering about the status of your submission, please know that we are working to finalize the anthology selections as soon as possible. Between the global, national, and personal crises that 2020 has brought, the process is taking much longer than we anticipated or wanted, and we truly apologize for any frustration this has caused you.

When we reopen for submissions, we’ll be looking for chapbooks on any theme by self-identified womxn and non-binary femmes who’re at least 40 years old. Please click the link below to sign up for our email list, if you’d like to be informed of upcoming submission opportunities with QuillsEdge.

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

Poetry is our favorite gift!

What a joy to announce that we’ve just published the first-place winner of our most recent chapbook contest, Skin Gin by Rose Maria Woodson. This powerful chapbook won first place in our most recent contest, judged by the esteemed Judith Vollmer, who said, “Skin Gin keeps its clear eyes on naming, claiming, and justice where … Continue reading

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