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

Status of Spring 2020 Issue

The editors of Smoky Quartz have completed the process of reading and selecting work for the spring 2020 issue. We are in the process of notifying contributors, requesting edits, and updating bios. The issue will be in production in April and announced sometime in May. Thank you to all who submitted their work!

Please follow this News page (our blog) for further updates on the spring 2020 issue and future issues of Smoky Quartz.

The Editors

Deadline Extended to February 15th

Smoky Quartz is open for submissions until February 15, 2020, for the spring 2020 issue. Please submit poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and photography. Work received after February 15th will be considered for an upcoming issue. We welcome submissions from new, emerging, and established writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire. Note: we now accept prose pieces up to 3000 words. Please visit our Submissions page for more information:

Please send us your best work!

The Editors, Smoky Quartz