General Guidelines

  • 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 withdrawal 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 (this includes capitalization of titles). However, we will solicit the Contributor’s approval for any major changes.
  • We are not babysitters. Please watch your email for updates, release letters, etc. If we don't receive the release letter back by the date listed on the document, we will assume you no longer want to be a part of the anthology and your work will not be included in the manuscript.

Submission Specifications:

  • 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 this ad space and other overhead costs associated with the project

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 are also accepting photos of your original art inspired by art including photographs, paintings, sketch art, etc.

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.

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 withdrawal 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.
  • We are not babysitters. Please watch your email for updates, release letters, etc. If we don't receive the release letter back by the date listed on the document, we will assume you no longer want to be a part of the anthology and your work will not be included in the anthology.

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 this ad space and other overhead costs associated with the project


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. We set a deadline of July 31st for the submission window, but will close early if we find the ideal manuscript, or extend the deadline if we do not. 


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

  • Manuscript should be 40-60 pages
  • Please submit the entire manuscript. 
  • We DO NOT accept previously published work for our traditional publishing opportunity (this applies to the entire collection and includes singular pieces in magazines, anthologies, online, or any other means of publishing)
  • We DO NOT accept co-author collections
  • We only accept work in English.
  • We will contact you about developments via the email you have listed on Submittable (now would be a a good time to make sure it is up to date.)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Please use a 12pt, sans family font, standard size print paper (8.5x11), and 1.5 or double spaced.
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$5.00

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. 


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

  • No more than 10 minutes in total which includes piece(s) and bio
  • Each spoken should be uploaded as a separate file and begin with title (EX: This piece is titled...)
  • Bio should be a separate file and no more than 1 minute in length
  • Bio should be in 3rd person starting with Artist name (Ex. Jane Doe is a poet from Dublin...)
  • We will contact you about developments via the email you have listed on your Submittable account
  • We are not yet a paying market. 
  • If you need to withdraw submission please notify us by email quillkeeperspress@gmail.com
  • Contributor or Publisher may withdrawal 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)
  • Edit your work before submitting it. There will not be an opportunity to make changes after it has been submitted. 
  • 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.
  • We are not babysitters. Please watch your email for updates, release letters, etc. If we don't receive the release letter back by the date listed on the document, we will assume you no longer want to be a part of the anthology and your work will not be included in the anthology.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Spoken word up to 10 minutes including 1 minute bio
  • Submit each track separately
  • Please only include a short 3rd person bio starting with your name in the application part of the submission. 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)
  • Allow four weeks after the submission deadline date to receive a response
  • Reader fees cover this ad space and other overhead costs associated with the project


$30.00

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

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:

  • 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 withdrawal 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 


We are putting together a Gratitude themed 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.

 
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 withdrawal 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 


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