Deadlines for “Beyond the Pathway” Extended

Due to COVID and the ongoing difficulties everyone is facing, the deadlines for submitting to Beyond the Pathway, our 2021 anthology and scholarship contest, have been extended to March 1, 2021.

There’s still time to participate and get your work featured alongside some of Central Massachusetts’ most talented independent authors and poets!

Upload your work to the Submission Portal as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out! (Submission Guidelines)

Looking for New Board Members

Looking to contribute to a nonprofit?

Want to help your local community?

Quabbin Quills is looking to expand and diversify our Board. While Steve, Garrett, Sonya, Dave, and James work hard to keep this organization running each year, we could use a bit more help.

If you’re interesting in becoming a Board Member for Quabbin Quills, or would like more information regarding the position, please contact us

We would love to have you join our team!

Submissions Deadline Extended to Jan 1st, 2021

Good news! We extending the deadline for submissions to January 1st. We understand that this is a difficult time for many of us, so take the time to create something meaningful and send it to us. We will still provide a writer’s workshop which will be done online via Google meets and/or through a shared Google doc. We look forward to including your pieces, so submit whenever you are ready. And here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season!

We need your reviews by Oct 31!

If you love our work then tell the world! Stories about us from people like you will help us make an even bigger impact in our community. GreatNonprofits – the #1 source of nonprofit stories and feedback – is honoring highly regarded nonprofits with their 2020 Top-Rated List. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a brief story of your experience with us? All content will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Go here to get started!

Also the Submissions Portal for Beyond the Pathway is open from now until November 26 at midnight! So get writing!

ABC Micro-Fiction Challenge Charity Event!

Quabbin Quills challenges you with the ABC Micro-Fiction Challenge. Create a story in which the first word is A and the last word is Z. The entire story must be in alphabetical order.

Here’s an example: Abigail brought Calvin down. Evidently, Florence got horribly irritated, jokingly kicking (the) loving man. Not only pure quarreling resulted, several tempers unraveled. Verily, (the) woman’s (e)xcuses yield zilch.

Articles (a, an, the) don’t count. For X, we will accept EX- words too!

There will be two winners:

1. Whoever raises the most money with their submission.

2. Whoever has the best submission, which will be judged by Quabbin Quills.

Winners will receive an ebook copy of our newest anthology, Voices of the Valley, as well as a $25 dollar Amazon gift card.

50% of the donations will be sent to Bread of Life, a nonprofit in Malden, MA that provides food services to those who need it—especially during this pandemic.

The other 50% will go to our nonprofit, Quabbin Quills, which provide writing opportunities and scholarships for Central and Western MA writers.

Send your video submission here:

This challenge is open to everyone, and make sure the following is mentioned in your video: This is a charity event where 50% goes to Bread of Life and the other 50% goes to Quabbin Quills.

We will post the videos and whoever raises the most money via his/her Facebook post will be our first winner and a second winner will be voted on by members of Quabbin Quills.

The Deadline for Submissions is August 8 at midnight but we will begin posting upon each video we receive!

Check out this example by our own James Thibeault:

Good Luck!