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.


Submissions are closed


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.



Submissions are closed

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 May 1st for consideration



LGBTQ Pride Month

Quillkeepers Press is putting together an anthology in honor of Pride Month. The goal release date will be in October due to Covid shuffling around the months and celebrations. Social distancing and quarantine have put a real damper on the usual festivities happening in June. As advocates for the community we wanted to honor it however we safely could. We are looking for poetry, prose poetry, short stories, and short essays or memoirs to include in our publication. We are looking for works from those who identify within the LGBTQ+ community. Send us your work regarding queer love, your hardship, your triumphs, what it’s like to exist a day in your world and everything between. Tell us about rainbows, pride parades, drag, transitioning, we want to hear it all. We have decided to forgo a submission fee for this particular project as it is a matter that is near and dear to our hearts and want to make sure as many community voices are heard regardless of economic status. Submit by June 13th for consideration.


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

Spooky Season

Quillkeepers Press is putting together a Spooktacular anthology in honor of Halloween. The goal release date will be in October. We are looking for poetry, prose poetry, short stories, and short essays or memoirs to include in our publication. Send us your spooky, dark, cryptic, and scary. Send us your halloween, devils night, and Día de los Muertos themed pieces. Make our skin crawl, give us goosebumps, and an unhealthy fear of things that go bump in the night. Submit by June 26th for consideration.


Submit via Submittable link below

Winter Solstice

Quillkeepers Press is putting together an anthology in honor of the Winter Solstice. The goal release date will be in December. We are looking for poetry, prose poetry, short stories, and short essays or memoirs to include in our publication. Send us your snow storms, permafrost, hibernation, shorter days, Yule, winter solstice rituals, family gatherings, apple cider, hot cocoa, warm fireplaces, evergreens, reindeer, and all other things winter wonderland related. Submit by August 29th for consideration.


Submit via submittable link below

FAQ and Specifications:

  • We accept previously published work. Given the previous publishers allows it.

  • Please indicate what type of work it is on your application.

  • 1 story, essay, or memoir up to 4k words.

  • Up to 5 poems or prose poetry in a single document. Each selection starting on a new page.. Anything over those numbers will not be read

  • Allow four weeks after the submission deadline date to receive a response

  • We are not yet a paying market. Contributors will receive a PDF version of the collection unless otherwise indicated

  • If you need to withdraw submission please notify us through submittable or email as soon as possible.

  • Contributor or Publisher may withdrawal offer of publication at anytime before print

  • Please include a short 3rd person bio starting with your name and author picture (if you want it in the anthology) in the application part of the submission, DO NOT include them in the body of your document. Include any information you would like the readers to know about you, including any previous publications (this will not hinder nor increase your chances of acceptance. We just enjoy celebrating your wins in our publication)

  • By submitting your work you are agreeing to and giving us non-exclusive rights to publish it/them, if selected, in the anthology described above. (Although an additional agreement will be sent after acceptance)

  • You may submit to more than one genre but please do so in separate submissions. Multiple files or subs will be automatically rejected

  • Edit your work before submitting it. Make sure the line breaks, stanza breaks, spelling, grammar is EXACTLY how you want it. We will publish it as it (except glaring mistakes). We want to stay true to your formatting as best we can, and will assume small variations are for artistic flare.

  • Quillkeepers Press has the right to make any revisions to the work in the interest of uniformity and style, but will solicit the Contributor’s approval for any major changes.