SMOKY QUARTZ Anthology: Copies for Sale

Monadnock Writers’ Group’s latest publication, SMOKY QUARTZ Tenth Anniversary Anthology, features the work of writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire. The 168-page paperback contains 77 poems, 6 stories, and 24 color images of artwork. The cover art is by Barbara Danser. Price: $20.00

You can purchase copies of the SMOKY QUARTZ Tenth Anniversary Anthology at upcoming Monadnock Writers’ Group meetings at the Peterborough Town Library on November 19th, December 17th, and January 21st. Learn more about our meetings here.

You can also purchase copies of the SMOKY QUARTZ Tenth Anniversary Anthology at the Toadstool Bookshops in New Hampshire. Shop in person, or order from their website and have books shipped directly to you ($20.00 plus postage). Or you can order and request “store pickup” at the store most convenient to you–in Peterborough, Keene, or Nashua. They’ll let you know when your order is ready to be picked up.

Thank you for your support!

The Editors
Smoky Quartz
Monadnock Writers’ Group

SMOKY QUARTZ Anthology Release & Reading

SMOKY QUARTZ Anthology Release & Reading

On Sunday, November 13, from 2 – 4 p.m., Monadnock Writers’ Group (MWG) is celebrating the release of the Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology. This event, co-sponsored by the Peterborough Town Library, will be held in the 1833 Room. All are welcome. Come meet the editors, authors, and artists of Smoky Quartz. Listen to a selection of poetry and stories from the anthology, read by the authors, and enjoy a slide show of artwork. Copies will be available for sale. Refreshments will be provided.

MWG published its first issue of Smoky Quartz, an online journal of literature and art, in 2012 at The journal features the work of writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire. Ten years and sixteen issues later, MWG has published the first print edition, the Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology. Featuring cover art by local artist Barbara Danser, the 168-page anthology contains 77 poems, 6 stories, and 24 works of art.

Since 1984, the Monadnock Writers’ Group (MWG) has supported local writers of all genres and levels of achievement. The group’s free monthly speaker series features accomplished writers who share their experiences and expertise with members of MWG and the public. In addition, MWG publishes anthologies in print, and Smoky Quartz, an online journal of literature and art. MWG hosts public readings and informal gatherings to raise awareness of the literary talent in the Monadnock Region.  Learn more at

Anniversary Anthology in Production

The Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology is now in the first stage of production–organizing and formatting the writing and artwork.

We’ve completed sending decision letters to all writers who submitted new work to the anthology. We’ve also contacted writers whose work appears in previous issues of Smoky Quartz for their permission to republish pieces in the anthology.

Our production editor has completed contacting those who submitted new artwork and will also be contacting artists for permission to republish work that appeared in previous issues.

Thank you again to everyone for your submissions. We appreciated the opportunity to consider your work.

The Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology is scheduled for publication this coming fall, 2022. We’ll be holding a release event with the opportunity for contributors to read their work. Please follow the Smoky Quartz News page for updates.

The Editors