Smoky Quartz Anthology & Online Journal

The editorial team for the Smoky Quartz online journal is seeking new members to participate in the review of submissions, as well as the formatting (using WordPress) of future issues. Please email if you are interested or have any have questions.

Copies of the Smoky Quartz Tenth Anniversary Anthology are available at Monadnock Writers’ Group’s monthly meetings and at the Toadstool Bookshops. (Copies at the Toadstool are limited, so call ahead to check stock.) The 168-page paperback contains 77 poems, 6 stories, and 24 color images of artwork. The cover art is by Barbara Danser. Or, you can email to order copies by postal mail. Price $20.00.

Stay tuned for news of additional readings from the anthology by contributors, both live and via Zoom, in 2023!

Status of submissions review

The editors are wrapping up their review of submissions to the Smoky Quartz anniversary anthology. It has been a challenging decision process with about 200 pieces of wonderful work. Decisions will be sent by email to all who submitted by the end of June.

This print edition is scheduled for publication in Fall 2022. We will be holding a release event with the opportunity for contributors to read their work. Please follow this Smoky Quartz News page for updates.

Fall 2021 Issue

We received a fine abundance of prose, poetry, and artwork for this issue. The featured stories range from visitors and messages from the other side to explorations of friendship and family connections. The poetry transports us from wash on the line to the far reaches of galaxies, while Juliette Gagnon Strong Heart shares her distinctive artwork bridging Indigenous past and present. 

Thank you to the writers, poets, and artists who shared this abundance with us. We now gratefully share Smoky Quartz Fall 2021 with you for your reading pleasure.

~ The Editors, Smoky Quartz

Black-Eyed Susan
Photograph by Pat. St. Pierre, a freelance writer and photographer. See more of her work at

Please noteSmoky Quartz is temporarily closed to submissions as we make plans for a 10th anniversary edition in print! More information about the anniversary edition will be available in the January issue of The Quill and on our News page.