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Founded in 2015 by Tobi Harper of Red Hen Press, Quill seeks to publish quality literature by queer writers.
The Quill Prose Award is for a work of previously unpublished prose with a minimum of 150 pages, by a queer writer .
The awarded manuscript is selected through an annual submission process which is open to all authors.
This year’s final judge will be Uzodinma Iweala.
Award is $1000 and publication of awarded manuscript by Red Hen Press.
Entry fee is $10.
Please submit materials via Submittable.
Name on cover sheet only, with a 150 page minimum.
The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:
A) Authors who have had a full length work published by Red Hen Press, or a full length work currently under consideration by Red Hen Press;
B) Employees, interns, or contractors of Red Hen Press;
C) Relatives of employees or members of the executive board of directors;
D) Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the manuscript, or where, for whatever reason, selecting a particular manuscript might have the appearance of impropriety.
To be certain that every manuscript finalist receives the fairest evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any identifying material.
Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material shall be removed from judged manuscripts until the conclusion of the competition.
Quill of Red Hen Press is committed to maintaining the utmost integrity of our awards. Judges shall recuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the work. In the event of recusal, a manuscript score previously assigned by the managing editor of the press will be substituted.