Submission Call : QuillsEdge Press

QuillsEdge Press Calls for Submissions to 50/50:

Poems & Translations by Women Over 50

QuillsEdge Press, expanding on our mission of bringing to the page more of the vital poetry of women over fifty, is pleased to announce a new and vibrant anthology of women’s voices in poetry. Each of the poets selected will see two or three of her poems included, so that her unique voice can be more deeply appreciated by others. This high-quality anthology will allow new and established voices to submit on a level field.

Entrants may submit up to six previously unpublished poems via Submittable, no more than six pages of poetry total. Simultaneous submissions are accepted. There is no set theme.

Any poet who self-identifies as a woman and is at least 50 years old is eligible to submit to the anthology. Members of historically marginalized communities, including but not limited to women of color, LGBTQI2S, and differently-abled women are especially encouraged to submit their work.

Poetry translated into English is welcome, so long as the original poet is also a woman over the age of 50.

In lieu of a traditional bio, submitters are asked to include up to 75 words regarding “Why Poetry,” a personal note about the importance of poetry to you at this time in your life.

The reading period ends on September 22, 2017. Anticipated publication is December 2017. Submission fees vary. For detailed submission guidelines, please visit

Thanks for your support of small presses and the work of women over 50!

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