Open submissions for traditional publishing is currently closed.


We can not thank you enough for all our submissions over the last few months. So much so that we need to hit the pause button to catch up. Please make sure to check back for our next open submission window. We still have our anthology opportunities, and you can check those out below. We are also still available for self-publishing services.

Autumn Equinox

We are putting together a Fall Equinox inspired anthology. Poetry, prose, essay, memoirs, and short stories are all welcome for this opportunity. We are looking for your fall themed writeups. Tell us about falling leaves, crisp air, gratitude, family gatherings, fire places, animals getting ready for hibernation, or whatever else reminds you of Fall.


Submissions are Closed.

Art Inspired by Art / FanFic

We are excited to put together our first ever Art Inspired by Art anthology. We love art that is inspired by art. We welcome all forms of poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and short stories. We want to read and publish what you have that was inspired by other art/artists. Tell us about your favorite superhero, villain, creature, anime character, comic, mythical land, or any art form that inspired you to write about it.

*be mindful of copyright infringement, using citations where required.


Submissions are closed

Chapbook Competition 2022

Quillkeepers Press, LLC is holding a poetry chapbook competition. Those selected will be given 5 free copies of the chapbook, as well as a standard publishing contract. We do not have a specific theme in mind, we just want something that grabs us by the throat and dares to never let go. Captivate us with your words! Please keep in mind that while we are not looking for a designated theme, your work should have a central theme to it. For example, please do not send a manuscript that includes love poetry and mental health poetry.


Submissions are closed

Love Anthology 2023

We are putting together a Love inspired anthology in honor of Valentine's Day. Poetry, prose, essay, memoirs, and short stories are all welcome for this opportunity. We are looking for your Love themed writeups. Tell us about first kisses, falling in love, saying those 3 little words, simple acts of kindness/love, romantic picnics, or whatever else reminds you of Valentine's Day.

FAQ’s - Please read through these diligently before submitting:


Submit here by 12/4/2022 for consideration

Spoken Anthology 2023

We are excited to put together our first ever Spoken Word Audio Book Anthology. We are looking for spoken word poetry and prose to include in our project. We do not have a theme for this one, we just want pieces that move us and the other listeners.

*** It is very important to read the FAQ's on this project. We have to put this together in a very specific manner due to time restraints and the programs we are using, if the submission doesn't follow the guidelines it will be rejected. You can find the FAQ's in the "submit here" link below.

Submit here

Grateful Anthology 2023

We are putting together a Thankful anthology in honor of the holiday season. Poetry, prose, essay, memoirs, and short stories are all welcome for this opportunity. We are looking for your gratitude themed writeups. Tell us about family gathering, thoughtfulness, or anything else you are grateful for.


Submit here by 6/18/2023

Chapbook Competition Spring 2023

Quillkeepers Press, LLC is holding a poetry chapbook competition. We will select up to 3 winners. We hope to publish them in the Spring, 2023. Those selected will be given 5 free copies of the chapbook, as well as a standard publishing contract. We do not have a specific theme in mind, we just want something captivating, breathtaking, and one of a kind.


Please keep in mind that while we are not looking for a designated theme, your work should have a central theme to it. For example, please do not send a manuscript that includes love poetry and mental health poetry.


We do not accept previously published work for our traditional publishing opportunities. Please read the guidelines thoroughly before submitting.


Submit here by 12/04/2022

Anthology Submission FAQ and Specifications:


FAQ’s - Please read through these diligently before submitting:

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

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

  • We will contact you about developments via the email you have listed on your submittable account

  • 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 as soon as possible by email

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

  • 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. There will be an opportunity to make small changes for grammatical mistakes during the rough draft phase. Please hold off on those requests until then.

  • 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.

Submission Guidelines:

  • 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

  • Please only include a short 3rd person bio starting with your name 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)

  • Please include an author picture (if you want it in the anthology)

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

  • Reader fees cover ad space and other overhead costs

Traditional Publishing Query and Chapbook Submission FAQ and Specifications:


FAQ’s - Please read through these diligently before submitting:

  • We DO NOT accept previously published work for our traditional publishing opportunity.

  • We DO NOT accept children's book manuscripts

  • We DO NOT accept co-author collections

  • We only accept work in English.

  • Please indicate what type of work you are submitting on the subject line of your email. (I.E. Love poetry, YA novel, etc.)

  • We will contact you about developments via the email you sent your query and sample submission from

  • Our traditional publishing opportunities are paid as a percentage of royalties from sales. Payable 3 months from the time of sale to allow time for returns/exchanges/refunds unless otherwise stated in the contract

  • If selected, you will receive a standard industry contract

  • If you need to withdraw your submission please notify us as soon as possible by email

  • Contributor or Publisher may withdraw offer of publication at anytime before the ISBN number is purchased.

  • Please do not submit the entire manuscript. We are looking for a query letter, synopsis of what you are submitting, and a sample of the work. Please indicate the size of the entire compilation in the synopsis (not the size of the sample, but the size of the work in its entirety)

  • The sample size should be at least 5 (and up to 10 poems), each new poem starting on a new page with its title at the top, and no more than 3 chapters of a novel.

  • Edit your work before submitting it. We don't expect it to be perfect, but we do expect it to be professional and a reflection of you as a creative.

  • We accept .doc, .docx, and PDF.

  • Please use a 12pt, sans family font, standard size print paper (8.5x11), and 1.5 or double spaced.

Where to submit:

  • Please send query, synopsis, and sample by email here (subs@quillkeeperspress.com)

  • The above email is only for submissions, if you have a question about about the submission process please use our main email

Critique Reviews


Our critique reviews are a paid service for the up and coming author whose work needs a little finesse, who's getting their manuscript print ready, or who wants an honest opinion of their manuscript. With this review we will provide honest feedback of your manuscript and where your strengths and weaknesses lie in your work. With this service you will get detailed suggestions on how to strengthen your weak points to tighten up your manuscript and get it ready for the next step of your writing career. We are a traditional publisher as well as self-publishing services group, and polishing manuscripts is our forte. We take great pride and care in all our projects, treating yours with the professionalism and attentiveness it deserves, providing you with quality service. With a plethora of resources at our disposal we are willing and able to help get your manuscript where you desire it to be.

This service is for up to the first 3 chapters (10k word limit) of a novel or up to 10k words of poetry. Submit here

If you would like us to review more than that, please contact us via email to discuss your needs.

For Chapbook FAQ and Specifications:


We look forward to hearing from you!!!