Welcome to the QuillsEdge Press – Indispensable Poetry by Women Over 50. Our first chapbook competition opens September 1st, 2014, judged by Barbara Crooker.

Our 2014 theme is “On the Edge–the edge of an era, a breakdown, a break up, a break-through.” Share your edge, and make us feel it. We aren’t kind little old lady scribblers–we’re women old enough to know how to take the world apart and with the craft to do it!

We are looking for poetic voices that challenge us, stun us, give us pause and palpitations. We are open to any style: lyrical, narrative, form, prose poem or experimental innovations and new mixes. We want to read, hear and be moved to wonder, laugh and cry as we discover your individual threshold. We applaud both the sensitive and the strident. So surprise us with something original, unique and “On the Edge!”

Submission Guidelines
Submissions open September 1st, 2014

Eligibility:
You are eligible to enter if:
1. You are a woman (We respect gender self-definition. See our website for more information.)
2. You are, as of the entry date, aged 50 or older
3. You either may or may not have published any other book or chapbook–either is okay. We’ll get every manuscript a thorough reading, and we welcome writers who are, like both of us, late bloomers.
4. Your manuscript should not have been published previously. Individual poems may be previously published. We accept simultaneous submissions. Please notify us if your work is accepted somewhere else.

For more information see here.



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