Parenting Anthology

Quillkeepers Press is putting together an anthology in honor of parents. The goal release date will be later in 2021. We are looking for poetry, prose poetry, short stories, and short essays or memoirs to include in our publication. We are interested in works that speak on parenting and grandparenting. Send us your pieces regarding your parents, your kids, your grandparents, your childhood memories, what it was like growing up in your household, and everything between. We are particularly interested in pieces that highlight hope, love, and parenting parables.


Submissions for this anthology opportunity is free. Submissions will be read on a first come basis. This will be on a rolling deadline.


Submit via submittable link below


Mental Health Awareness

Quillkeepers Press is putting together an anthology in honor of mental health awareness month. The goal release date will be in May. We are looking for poetry, prose poetry, short stories, and short essays or memoirs to include in our publication. We are looking for works that speak on mental health, trauma, and recovery. Send us your work regarding depression, anxiety, ptsd, panic, trauma, chemical imbalances, therapy, and everything in between. We are particularly interested in pieces that highlight hope, healing, and overcoming our darker days. Our staff and EIC advocates for mental health and works tirelessly to end the stigma surrounding the tribulations of depression, anxiety, panic, OCD trauma, mental diagnosis, and everything in between.



Submit via submittable link below by February 28th for consideration.

Summer Solstice

Quillkeepers Press is compiling an anthology in honor of and to celebrate the Summer Solstice. The summer solstice marks the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere. It is the longest day of the year, whereafter the days become gradually shorter. The word “solstice” comes from Latin solstitium from sol meaning Sun and stitium meaning still or stopped. There are many ways to celebrate the Summer solstice. One popular way is to gather at Stonehenge and many first hand accounts claim there is a special energy present on that day. Here at Quillkeepers we would like to honor such a glorious event by celebrating summer inspired literary works that celebrate warmth and light.


We are looking for poetry, prose poetry, short stories and photography depicting a summer theme. Send us your work about summer lovin', vacations, long days on the beach, escaping the summer heat in the northern pines, flip flops, crop tops, bikinis, swim trunks, wetsuits, bbqs, picnics, and everything between.


Submit via submittable link below by March 31st for consideration



FAQ:

How do I submit?

Most submissions are received through Submittable.

How much does it cost to submit?

Some of our opportunities are free, but be sure to check the specs in the description on our submissions page as entry fees vary. We do our best to keep our reader fees reasonable but still need to cover the basic overhead costs of publication including a monthly ad fee on submittable, ISBN number and copyright registration, sub-contracted editors and graphic design, and other costs.

How many pieces can I submit?

The amount varies depending on the opportunity and type of work. Please be sure to check the specifications in the description in the post on Submittable.

When can I expect to hear back from Quillkeepers Press?

We receive a large volume of submissions, inquiries, and emails daily. Please allow up to six weeks after the deadline to hear back from one of our staff on the status of your submission.

Who owns the rights to the work once its selected and published?

The artist retains all rights to their work. If your work is selected, we will ask you to sign a nonexclusive rights acceptance contract that authorizes us to use your work in our/the publication.

Do you pay your contributors?

Unfortunately, we are not a paying market unless otherwise stated in the description of the opportunity. We hope to enter the paying market at some point soon.

Do contributors get a free copy?

Depending on the opportunity, contributors will receive a PDF version of the entire work(s). If it is a publication for sale to the public any sales over the cost of production will be split between overhead of future projects and charity.