MWG Call for Submissions–The Mud Chronicles

MWG is currently working on its seventh print anthology, The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology.

The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology seeks submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and images from New England writers and those who have a strong connection with the region. We seek work that reveals the transitional essence of “the fifth season” in both physical and emotional landscapes.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to March 1, 2018.

Submission Period is October 1 to December 31, 2017 March 1, 2018. Please send only previously unpublished work. Send submissions to:

In the subject line of the email include title(s) of work submitted.

In the body of the email please include a short biography statement of no more than 100 words with full name included.

Writing Submissions:

Send up to three poems in one document (individual poems should be on separate pages), or up to 2500 words of fiction or nonfiction (double spaced), in a Word file (.doc/.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rft) attachment in your email. Do not include identifying authorship in the attachment.

Visual Image Submissions:

Submit up to three images in color or black and white. Attached files should be no more than 5 MB each in .jpg format. Do not include identifying authorship in the attachment.

Editorial decisions and notification of acceptance will be made no later than July 1, 2018.

Please note that due to the volume of submissions we will only be sending out notices of acceptance.

If your work is accepted elsewhere before final editorial decisions are made please contact us at

New England Memories: Call for Submissions

New England Memories: MWG member Linda Thomas took a hiatus this past spring and summer from publishing her quarterly New England Memories magazine. However, she’s currently working on the Fall 2017 Issue and will be reading submissions for this issue through October 8th. If you’d like to submit prose, poetry, or artwork, please read the submission guidelines and past issues at You may also submit work year round for consideration in future issues. Linda will be publishing issues of New England Memories on a new semiannual schedule (spring and fall). Between issues, readers can subscribe to articles about recording memories in prose, poetry, and artwork, related book reviews, and interviews with writers.

Summer 2016 Issue of New England Memories

The Summer 2016 Issue of New England Memories, published by MWG member Linda Thomas, is now online, and features work by MWG members Tina Rapp, Ann Robinson, and Eric Poor, and others. Please visit the site, enjoy this one-year anniversary issue, and consider submitting your work for future issues. Linda welcomes submissions of nonfiction prose, poetry, and artwork for consideration.  All work should focus on and celebrate people, places, and/or events in any of the New England states. Please read the Submission Guidelines at for more information.

MWG’s Write a Haiku! Selections

MWG’s 2016 Write a Haiku! project brought in a hundred and thirty submissions this year. People wrote haiku at Aesop’s Tables, Harlow’s Pub, Nonie’s Restaurant & Bakery , Vicuña Chocolate, as well as in the Toadstool Bookshop, Steele’s Stationers, and the Peterborough Town Library. Some enthusiasts sent haiku via email. We were delighted to receive them all! Thank you to committee members George Duncan, Sara Miller and Tina Rapp and all those who participated.

Click here to view the haiku selected this year to appear on MWG’s website.

Peterborough Town Library Event

Cahaley Markman will give a presentation at the Peterborough Town Library on April 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Cahaley grew up in Peterborough and is currently residing in NYC. She is a writer and has founded a publication that features poetry—and the whole writing process, called Pelorus Press.

For more information, visit the library’s website:



Fall 2015 Issue of Smoky Quartz

This autumn in New Hampshire has been warm and filled with the vivid colors of the season. We are at peak color now, making it a perfect time to introduce the fall 2015 issue of Smoky Quartz, which is now online.

This issue is as richly hued and varied as the New England woods this time of year. Thank you to the writers and artists who’ve contributed their poetry, prose, and artwork to create such a strong, satisfying issue.

You can view the cover page and table of contents here. We hope you enjoy it!

The editors,

Candace Bergstrom, Sara Miller, Deborah Murphy, Tina Rapp, and Linda Thomas