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 March 31st 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.


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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). Please check the specs for the specific anthology on submittable for more details. 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/or charity.