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!

Submission Deadline – March 15th

Tomorrow is the last day to submit to the anniversary print edition of Smoky Quartz! Please don’t be shy about submitting at the last minute–you will be in excellent company!

Thank you to all of you who have submitted to date. If you haven’t received an email yet acknowledging your submission, you will by the end of this week.

We are especially looking for more photography and artwork!

Be sure to review the submission guidelines:

Thank you,
The Editors

Reminder Call for Submissions – Deadline March 15th

The Monadnock Writers’ Group

Call for Submissions
January 15 – March 15, 2022

Special Print Edition

Theme: Transformations

Help us celebrate the ten-year anniversary of Smoky Quartz! We seek poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, art and photography for a special print edition anthology that will include new work along with a selection of pieces from past online issues.

The theme for the Smoky Quartz anthology is Transformations. We invite you to explore wherever this concept leads you: into light, or darkness, or shades in between. We welcome submissions from new, emerging, and established writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire.

Thank you to all of you who have submitted work to date. The editors are in the process of reviewing the submissions. We will email notifications following the reading period. You can follow this News page for updates.

Visit the Submissions page for complete guidelines:

Please send any questions to Linda Thomas at