Submission Guidelines

Smoky Quartz is an online journal of literature and art published by the Monadnock Writers’ Group. We publish poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction, and a diverse selection of art and photography. We welcome submissions from writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire.

Update:

We are currently accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 issue. Submissions are open from October 1, 2018 – January 15, 2019. Any work received after January 15th will be considered for a future issue. Reply time is 8 to 12 weeks. Simultaneous submissions accepted. 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

Please submit one story up to 1500 words. Please double-space prose and provide a word count. Include your name and a page number on every page of the file. Your bio should appear as a separate page in the same Word or RTF 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 double-space prose and provide a word count. Include your name and a page number on every page of the file. Your bio should appear as a separate page in the same Word or RTF 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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