Spring 2020 Issue

“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.”

~ Tomie DePaola, NH writer and illustrator of children’s books
September 15, 1934 – March 30, 2020

The spring 2020 issue of Smoky Quartz is hot off the digital press. Whether you are spending extra time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic or taking a break from being an essential worker, curl up in an easy chair, click here, and enjoy reading the journal’s latest collection of poetry and stories. Twenty-three poems, three short stories, and photography from local artist Susan Levin Wessels await you.

Our thanks to the many writers and poets who submitted their work for this issue. Once again, we were blessed with too many excellent submissions to include them all. We encourage each of you to submit work in the future.

Smoky Quartz is now accepting submissions for its fall 2020 issue. For submission guidelines, click here. Submission deadline is September 26. We look forward to reading your best work.

The Editors,
Deni Dickler, Sara Miller,
Deborah Murphy, Louise Werden

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

Submission Deadline for Spring 2017 Issue

The spring 2017 issue of Smoky Quartz is in process with a publication date of late April. The submission deadline for this issue is February 11th. So if you’ve been planning to submit your prose, poetry, or artwork, please do so soon.

Please review the updated submission guidelines here:

We’re looking forward to seeing your work!

The editors, Smoky Quartz