Request letters to republish favorite pieces

As mentioned in previous posts, the Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology will include some of the editors’ favorite pieces from past online issues. Over the next few weeks, we will be emailing those of you whose work we would like to republish in the anniversary print edition. You will receive a letter with the title(s) of the work and a release form. This email will be separate from any letter you receive regarding new work that you submitted to the anthology.

If you receive a request from us, you can contact us at mwgsmokyquartz@gmail.com with any questions. Please return the release form by the requested date if you’d like your work included.

Past contributors to Smoky Quartz have been an important part of the success of our journal. We thank all of you for your contributions.

Decision letters for submissions

The editors have completed their review of submissions to the Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology. This week, we are beginning the process of sending acceptance letters and release forms, or letters of regret, to all submitters. If your email address has changed since you submitted your work, please let us know at mwgsmokyquartz@gmail.com.

We plan to complete this notification process in July. One of our editors will be notifying writers, and the production editor will be contacting those who submitted artwork. Thank you for your patience!

If you receive an acceptance letter, please review any requested minor edits, contact us at mwgsmokyquartz@gmail.com with any questions, and return the release form by the requested date.

If you receive a letter of regret, please know that the selection process was both thorough and challenging. We received many excellent pieces but could not publish them all. In addition, we enjoyed many pieces that did not fit the transformation theme well or required more editing than our schedule could accommodate.

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

The Editors

Submissions closed

Many thanks to everyone who submitted work to Smoky Quartz for the 10th Anniversary Print Edition! We received about 200 pieces of poetry, prose, and artwork for consideration!

Smoky Quartz is now closed to submissions while the editors, Deni Dickler, Sara Miller, Deborah Murphy, and Louise Werden continue to review all work. We expect that effort to continue into April/May and to email regrets/acceptances in May/June.

The 10th Anniversary Edition is scheduled for publication in October 2022. We will be holding a release event with the opportunity for contributors to read their work.

Please subscribe to the Smoky Quartz News at the bottom of this page for updates on the status of the publication. Thank you!