Call for Submissions


An online journal of literature and art

Call for Submissions

Fall 2023 Issue

Open May 15 – September 15, 2023

View from Mt. Kearsarge

Poetry ~ Prose ~ Art ~ Photography

Smoky Quartz is published by the Monadnock Writers’ Group and welcomes submissions from new, emerging, and established writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire.

For complete submission guidelines, go to:

Click here for the SQ Submissions Flyer 2023.

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

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 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!