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 thanks to everyone who’s already submitted.

Also, if you are one of the few remaining submitters to the anthology who haven’t heard back, your poems are still under consideration for the handful of selections that remain. You will be hearing from us very soon. Thank you SO much for your patience as we agonize over all your incredible poetry. (This is the best of tasks, this is the worst of tasks… We aren’t complaining, believe us.)

Huge appreciation to each of you for being part of our community.

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. If you’re working feverishly to get your poems or translations in before midnight, we can’t wait to read your work! Full guidelines, and the link to our Submittable portal, are here.

One other quick note – some people have asked why we charge submission fees. As a non-profit founded in 2014, we have a very small budget and are almost entirely volunteer-run. In order to produce beautiful, high-quality books, we have to fund the printing process; hence the fees. We do offer sliding-scale fees and fee waivers to keep from creating barriers for poets who are living with financial hardship.

Whether you’ve submitted your work yet or are waiting for the chapbook contest, or are still working on poetry you want to submit in the future, please know that if you’re part of this community, you have our endless thanks. 💜💜💜

One more month for submissions!

By USFWS Mountain-Prairie (Sunflowers) [CC BY 2.0 ( or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

We want as many submissions as there are sunflowers in this field! Hey, a gal can dream, can’t she?

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 this reading period. We’re going to miss the daily excitement! But, of course, then we get to move to another exciting phase – creating a work of beauty and power with our selected poets’ writing. What an amazing thing to get to anticipate.

If you haven’t yet sent your work in, we urge you not to delay. The reading period ends at midnight Pacific time on September 22nd. We’d be honored to consider your work for 50/50: Poems & Translations by Women Over 50.

You can read the full guidelines on our website, or if you’re ready to take the plunge, you can review them on our Submittable page before you hit “send” on your submission.

We can’t wait to read your writing!