SMOKY QUARTZ Call for Submissions

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.

Please visit our website for complete submission guidelines:

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.

Fall 2021 Issue Update

The editors of Smoky Quartz have completed the process of reading and selecting work for the Fall 2021 issue. We are in the process of notifying contributors and updating bios. The issue will be published at the end of November. Thank you to everyone who submitted work!

Please note: We are temporarily closed to submissions as we make plans for a 10th anniversary print edition of Smoky Quartz.

Please follow this News page for the Fall 2021 issue announcement, and for more information on the print edition. You can find the Subscribe option at the bottom of the page.

The Editors, Smoky Quartz