Check Out our Anthology Opportunities
We can not thank you enough for all our submissions over the last few years. Anthologies put Quillkeepers Press on the map. They are a cornerstone of our organization. Our purpose has always been to uplift writers, help broaden their audiences, and help guide them toward their goals. Over the years, our anthologies have changed. They now include a small submission fee to help cover the cost of production. We also have around 3 opportunities a year versus our older style of 6. This creates room for other traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing projects. However, staying true to our mission and purpose, we will always reserve space for our beloved anthologies.
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.
Submissions are Closed
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
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.
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 (email@example.com)
The above email is only for submissions, if you have a question about about the submission process please use our main email
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:
Please visit our listing and submission form on Submittable (link here)
if you have additional questions please email us here