Quabbin Quills

Creating Opportunities for Writers

Fitchburg, MA   |  https://www.quabbinquills.org

Mission

Quabbin Quills creates opportunities, collaborations, and connections for writers in the New England region.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Steve Piscitello

Main address

881 Main St #10

Fitchburg, MA 01420 USA

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EIN

82-1925851

NTEE code info

Printing, Publishing (A33)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Currently, there are a diverse set of undiscovered writers throughout Massachusetts as well as in New England. Outside of Boston, there is a lack of organizations seeking to publish works from these writers as well as work with them closely to improve their craft. Our organization aims to publish writers as well as develop a free and supportive writing community.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Quabbin Quills

Quabbin Quills is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Massachusetts that provides authors from the Quabbin region and greater New England the chance to have their written work professionally published—allowing up-and-coming authors to build their writing portfolios and to give casual writers an opportunity to be heard.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Quabbin Quills aims to provide authors from the Quabbin region and greater New England the chance to have their written work professionally published—allowing up-and-coming authors to build their writing portfolios and to give casual writers an opportunity to be heard. Scholarships are also provided for high school students with exceptional writing ability.

Our organization publishes an annual anthology with the primary purpose of allowing local authors to be published free of charge. In addition, we are providing writers’ workshops to critique and develop an author’s works as well provide enrichment courses to help hone a writer’s craft.

With our royalties from our published anthologies, as well as our donations received from our community, we can generate enough funds to provide our services. We hope to expand our community and reach out to other organizations, so that we can eventually acquire more funds to sustain our yearly anthologies and scholarships.

We have published three anthologies every consecutive year--each anthology selling more than the last. We have expanded the participation in our editorial and executive boards as well as the overall strength of the organization. In addition, we are getting better at visualizing the future of the nonprofit and are creating steps to make our goals a reality. Finally, we have expanded our outreach to various communities across central and western Massachusetts--with our organization appearing in local bookstores and television. Overall, we hope to gradually increase these accomplishments and have enough revenue to maintain sustainability. Also, our next major goal is to develop more refined workshops hosted by more established authors.

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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Quabbin Quills

Board of directors
as of 05/21/2022
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Board chair

Steve Piscitello

James Thibeault

Cecilia Januszewski

Garett Zecker

Steve Piscitello

Diane Kane

Karen Traub