Palettes & Quills

for the love of writing and the arts

Founded in 2002, Palettes & Quills is devoted to the celebration and expansion of the literary and visual arts,  offering both commissioned and consulting services.   It works to support beginning and emerging writers and artists to expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and connect to other resources in the community.  Further, Palettes & Quills seeks to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of these arts through education, advocacy,  hands-on program assistance, and functioning as a small literary press.   

General Services

Additional Services in the Literary Arts

About the Owner: 

Donna M. Marbach is both a writer and a visual artist.

She has published non-fiction, fiction, and poetry in a variety

 of anthologies and periodicals from Philadelphia Medicine

and The Friend to The Poetry Shell

and New Author Journal. Her recent

non-fiction has been published in the

Messenger Post newspapers,

Magic Dragon and the Catholic Courier,

and her poetry in The MacGuffin, Blueline,

Homestead Review, Quercus Review,

Sea Stories,  The Red Wheel Barrow,

 Silk Road, The Tipton Poetry Review,

 Limestone, Willow Swept Review,

Halfway Down The Stairs, Breadcrumb scabs, The

Southern California Review, The Chaffey Review,  Pearl, 

Hazmat Review, The Dire Elegies, A Womanís Voice,  

The Language of Color and more. Her most recent

publication is Twisted Pair, a chapbook of experimental

poetry (FootHills, 2010), written in collaboration with David Tilley.

 

Donna is formerly the poetry editor of the national monthly writers'

magazine, Byline, as well as a listed member of the writers

directory of Poets & Writers.  She is currently on the Advisory

Board of the children's magazine, The Magic Dragon, and   

regularly teaches creative writing workshops for both children

and adults under the auspices of Rochesterís Writerís & Books

ArtisanWorks, and other community organizations.  

 Contact Information:

 

 Now Accepting Manuscripts

Palettes & Quills

Fourth Biennial Chapbook  Contest 2014

With Kelly Cherry Judging

 

                        Guidelines for Submission

 

                                 About Kelly Cherry

 

 

       Results of the 3rd Biennial Chapbook Contest

  judged by JP Dancing Bear

are still available

 

Congratulations to

 

Meg Cowen

 from Hamden, CT

for her winning manuscript

 

IF TIGERS DO NOT COME

 

 Winners of the 2012 Contest

 

              

Past Contest Winners book available

for purchase

To Order Click on the Link Below

Publications and Ordering

 

 

 

 

Donna M. Marbach, Owner                                            

Palettes & Quills                                                                   

1935 Penfield Road

Penfield, NY 14526-1434

Phone 585-383-0812

 

 

Guidelines for general Poetry Submissions

Our Most Recent Book

Poems for an Empty Church

by Tom Holmes

 

Publications and Ordering

 

   Please Do Not Submit without reading our guidelines first.

Submissions thatdo not follow guidelines risk being rejected unread.

Palettes & Quills is at this point in time a poetry press only, and  produces only a handful of publications each year.  

Unsolicited manuscripts of individual poems are considered for possible publication as broadsides.

Manuscripts of chapbooks by individuals are also considered for possible publication, but our output is limited and our standards high.

We will also consider proposals from editors  for the publication of themed anthologies.  We particularly like collections of works that have some element of collaboration between the individual poets or which highlight an under-represented population (e.g. refugees, mental health patients, homeless, etc.)

Most of our material, however, is produced from open calls for submissions to projects and anthologies we produce ourselves, such as the series of  chapbooks on Women Celebrating Women.

 General Submission Guidelines

 

Email: dmmarbach@gmail.com

(General Information)      

Email: palettesnquills@gmail.com

 (Submissions Only)

 

While we are not tax-exempt, you can

support Palettes & Quills poetry

publishing work by donating:

 

 

Links to Friends:

BOA Editions Ltd

 

Byline Magazine   

 

Ellen Bass

 

Foothills Publishing

 

Magic Dragon Magazine   

                             

Multiverse Poet

 

Penfield Art Association

 

Poetic Effect

 

Redactions

 

Rochester Contemporary

 

Rochester Art Club

 

The Drowning Man

 

Words and Then Some

 

Writing in Rochester

 

 

 

 

   

 

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