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.
Please note: Smoky Quartz is currently closed to submissions as we revise our submission guidelines and plan a 10th anniversary print edition. We will post an update on the News page when submissions are open again.
We welcome submissions from new, emerging, and established writers and artists with ties to New Hampshire. Simultaneous submissions accepted. We accept previously published work. Please provide where and when it was published.
Please see below for detailed guidelines.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Please submit one short fiction piece up to 3000 words. We accept flash fiction or short stories in any genre. Please double-space prose and provide a word count within your document. 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.
Please submit one creative nonfiction piece up to 3000 words. Examples of creative nonfiction may include 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 email@example.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.