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!

Celebrating Our Judge, Mary Ann McFadden

I confess, I’m pretty excited about today. Not only is it #WomanWritersWednesday, but we’re only a few days away from announcing our chapbook contest winners!

What better day, then, to celebrate this year’s phenomenal judge, Mary Ann McFadden? She’s not just a gifted poet; she’s a devoted and enthusiastic advocate for women’s poetry, and a proud supporter of QuillsEdge Press. If you’re in need of a good dose of strong poetry, check out this wonderful post from her website, featuring three of her poems – “After the Crash, the Old Fool Does Laundry,” “To Break It To Find It Again,” and “To the Lizard God.”

All three poems are featured in Mary Ann’s book, Devil, Dear (Alice James Books, 2014). Check it out – we think it may find a welcome place on your shelves of poetry by badass women.

Our wholehearted thanks to Mary Ann for her gracious and dedicated judging of our contest! ♥