Fall 2019 Issue

Our future and the future of our children and their children depend on the balance we maintain between ourselves and Nature in our daily lives … each day is a constant stream of miracles. We need to learn to respect every moment of our lives on Mother Earth. ~ Ann Day

Welcome to the fall 2019 issue of Smoky Quartz. We are proud to feature Ann Day as she celebrates her 90th birthday this year. Ann is a prolific contributor to Smoky Quartz and an inspiring member of the Monadnock Writers’ Group. Our celebration begins with an interview of Ann by Eric Poor. Her poetry leads the way in this issue’s collection of work.

Join us in welcoming the crisp air and warm colors of late fall with a richly textured variety of poetry, prose, and images reflecting the season. Many thanks to the talented writers and artists who have shared their work.

We hope that you enjoy the fall 2019 issue of Smoky Quartz. To begin reading, click here.

Smoky Quartz is currently accepting submissions for the spring 2020 issue. The submission deadline is January 26, 2020. For submission guidelines, click here.



Celebrating Local Poetry and Prose

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

203 Main Street, Rindge, New Hampshire

Relax with a cup of coffee while listening to works by some of the Monadnock region’s finest writers. This event is sponsored by Smoky Quartz, the online journal of the Monadnock Writers’ Group.

Free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be served

For more information call (603) 899-3303

Fall 2019 Issue in Production

The editors of Smoky Quartz  have completed the process of reading and selecting work for the fall 2019 issue. The issue in now in production and will be published around November 23rd.

In addition, Smoky Quartz  is back online with a new format and features. You can find the Subscribe option at the bottom of every page. If you enter your email address, you will receive announcements of new issues and submission deadlines in your inbox.

Thank you for supporting Smoky Quartz  as contributors and readers.

The Editors