Category Archives: Issue Announcements

Call for Submissions

Smoky Quartz is open for submissions from October 1, 2018 – January 15, 2019 for the Spring 2019 issue. Work received after January 15th will be considered for an upcoming issue. We welcome submissions from new, emerging, and established writers and artists. Please send us your best work!

Please click here to submit.

We look forward to your submissions!

The editors, Smoky Quartz


Spring 2017 Issue

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

—Sara Teasdale

 

Welcome to the spring 2017 issue of Smoky Quartz. Thank you to our contributors who shared their beautiful prose, poetry, and artwork. We hope you enjoy this issue.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here.

 

The editors,

Sara Miller, Deborah Murphy, Tina Rapp, and Linda Thomas


Fall 2016 Issue

Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.

—Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “The Autumn”

 

Welcome to the fall 2016 issue of Smoky Quartz. Many thanks to the talented writers and artists who have shared their work in this issue. We hope you enjoy the rich and varied sights and sounds of their prose, poetry, and artwork.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here.

The editors

 


Spring 2016 Issue

Spring has arrived in New Hampshire with its potpourri of green shoots in gardens, early blossoms, and longer days of light. And the latest issue of Smoky Quartz—another beautiful spring collection—is now online. Many thanks to the writers and artists who’ve shared their poetry, prose, and artwork to create this issue.

We dedicate this issue in memory of Gail Hersey, a member of the Monadnock Writers’ Group, who is remembered by a friend for her “personal warmth, and her wonderful, unique writing.” Gail’s poem, Kintsugi, appeared in the fall 2015 issue of Smoky Quartz.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and the coming days of summer.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here.

The editors


Fall 2015 Issue

This autumn in New Hampshire has been warm and filled with the vivid colors of the season. We are at peak color now, making it a perfect time to introduce the fall 2015 issue of Smoky Quartz, which is now online.

This issue is as richly hued and varied as the New England woods this time of year. Thank you to the writers and artists who’ve contributed their poetry, prose, and artwork to create such a strong, satisfying issue.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here. We hope you enjoy it!

The editors,

Candace Bergstrom, Sara Miller, Deborah Murphy, Tina Rapp, and Linda Thomas

 


Spring 2014 Issue

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Winter is finally behind us in New Hampshire, and the spring 2014 issue of Smoky Quartz  is now online.

Many thanks to the writers and artists who shared their wonderful poetry and artwork in this issue.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here.

We hope you enjoy the issue.

 

The editors,

Linda J. Thomas

Candace Bergstrom


Fall 2013 Issue

The fall 2013 issue of Smoky Quartz is dedicated in fond memory of Raymond “Ray” Regan–writer, friend, and longtime member of the Monadnock Writers’ Group. This time of year, he loved walking the colorful, wooded trails with views of the hills, in his hometown of Milford, New Hampshire.

A sincere “thank you” to the writers and artists who have shared their beautiful and thought-provoking work in this issue. There would be no Smoky Quartz without you.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here.

See you in the spring of 2014 when Candace Bergstrom will re-join me as co-editor. Please keep those submissions coming to our new email address at mwgsmokyquartz@gmail.com. Your words and images will keep us warm this winter.

Linda J. Thomas

Editor