Founded in 2016 by Tobi Harper of Red Hen Press, Quill seeks to
publish quality literature by queer writers.
The Quill Award is for a work of prose with a minimum of 150 pages, by a queer writer .
Any work of prose is acceptable. The awarded manuscript is
selected through an annual submission process which is open to all
authors. This year's final judge will be Ryka Aoki
Award is $1000 and publication of awarded manuscript by Red Hen Press. Entry fee is $5.00. Name on cover sheet only
, with a 150 page minimum.
The award is open to all writers with the following exceptions:
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;
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
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.
If sending submissions by mail, send SASE for notification. Entries must be postmarked by August 31.
Please submit materials to:
Red Hen Press
P.O. Box 40820
Pasadena, CA 91114www.redhen.org/quill