Submission Guidelines

Please note:

MWG is currently not accepting submissions to Smoky Quartz because we are currently working on our seventh print anthology, The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology.  We hope you will consider submitting your work to The Mud Chronicles instead. You can view the submission guidelines on the Publications page of the MWG website.

We’ll announce on this site when submissions to Smoky Quartz are open again. In the meantime, please enjoy the Spring 2017 Issue and previous issues of Smoky Quartz.

Issued through Monadnock Writers’ Group, Smoky Quartz is an online journal of literature and art. Writers and artists with strong connections to New Hampshire are welcome to submit. We publish poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. In each issue we also publish a diverse selection of art and photography.

We publish Smoky Quartz twice a year, in spring and fall.

We accept submissions year round. We will inform writers and artists on the status of their submissions within 8 to 12 weeks. We accept previously published work. Please provide where and when it was published.

Note: If you have been published in an issue of Smoky Quartz, please wait six months after that publication before submitting additional work.

We look forward to your submissions!

Please include a brief biography (up to 100 words) written in third person, which includes your connection to New Hampshire.

Submit written work as an attachment in MS Word (.doc or docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) via e-mail to mwgsmokyquartz@gmail.com.

Poetry 

Please submit up to 3 poems not to exceed 5 single-spaced pages. Include all poems in the same Word or RTF file with your bio. Include your name on every page of the file.

Short Fiction

We like complex layered stories with multi-dimensional characters and universal themes. Please submit one story up to 1500 words. Please provide a word count and include your bio in the same Word or RTF file. Include your name and a page number on every page of the file.

Creative Nonfiction

Please submit one creative nonfiction piece up to 1500 words. For example: personal essay, short memoir, and hybrid prose, which can integrate poetry, dialogue, and images. Please provide a word count and include your bio in the same Word or RTF file. Include your name and a page number on every page of the file.

Art & Photography

Send up to six images of your work in JPEG format via e-mail to mwgsmokyquartz@gmail.com. Please attach the images to the same email and include your bio in the body of the email.

Writers and artists retain all rights to their work.


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