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 Please send only previously unpublished work.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

A Granite State Evening of Laureates Reading Laureates

At the Common Man Restaurant, Concord, N.H.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:45 p.m.


Alice Fogel, New Hampshire Poet Laureate

reads Charles Simic, U.S. Poet Laureate 2007-2008

Marie Harris, New Hampshire Poet Laureate emeritus

reads Donald Hall, U.S. Poet Laureate 2006-2007

Mike Nelson, Portsmouth Poet Laureate

reads Richard Eberhart, U.S. Poet Laureate 1959-1961

Robert Crawford, Derry Poet Laureate

reads Robert Frost, U.S. Poet Laureate 1958-1959

Laila Ruffin, New Hampshire Youth Poet Laureate

reads Maxine Kumin, U.S. Poet Laureate 1981-1982


Complimentary music by Exeter poet/musician Bob Moore

Benefit for the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s Walter Butts Poet Laureate Fund,
(a 501 (c)3 charitable organization)

$20 suggested donation (all goes toward the endowment)

Reserve your seat now: 603-525-4715

Limited seating, pre-talk, private dinner and music with the laureates, 6 p.m. For dinner prices with the laureates call Rodger Martin, 603-525-4715.

NH Writers’ Project Events

The NH Writers’ Project has many wonderful events planned this month!

A webinar on Monday, October 9th at 7:00 PM.  James Patrick Kelly presents “Hooking Your Readers: The Critical First 250 Words of Your Story”.  Sign up at

The submission deadline for Hatbox Theator is also October 9th. More information and the submission guidelines can be found at

Coming up is “Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript” with NH’s Poet Laureate, Alice Fogel.  This workshop will be held at the Tuck Museum in Hampton (40 Park Ave, Hampton, NH 03842), on October 28, 2017 from 11 am – 2 pm.  Sign up at:

Also, hot of the press, is the webinar “Tackling the NaNoWriMo Monster” with R.W.W. Greene.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Wool by Hugh Howey — three best-sellers that started in the frantic, frenzied writing stunt called National Novel Writing Month. Will your book join the pantheon? Not if you don’t finish it. On Monday, October 30, from 7-8 pm, join NaNoWriMo survivor R.W.W. Greene for a discussion of tips, tricks, and plans for slaying everyone’s favorite November monster. Sign up at:

If you have questions, please contact:

Barbara Hoover

(603) 969-1797

Poetry Bridging Continents Event

The Magic of Monadnock: Poetry Bridging Continents

October 9 – 12, 2017, Keene State College, Mason Library

Keene State College, Cheshire County Historical Society, and Monadnock State Park will be hosting at least six pastoral poets from China and the US for a weeklong festival of how geography influences poetry. All sessions and readings are open to the public without charge thanks to generous support from KSC Mason Library, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Poetry Society of New Hampshire, and Monadnock Writers’ Group.

You can click here for a copy of the program schedule.

Please note—these programs require advance registration:

  • Monday, Oct. 9: American renga (linked-verse) creations
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10: Ranger-led talk and hike to Thoreau’s Rock on Mt. Monadnock ($5 park entrance fee) and tour of poet Henry Walters cabin.
  • Participants in these events can register with Rodger Martin at

Participants in the college events can pick up parking passes for the week when they arrive at the Mason Library. This is meant to be a community/campus fellowship so all will be welcome.

~ Rodger Martin


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.

September 16th MWG Meeting at MacDowell Colony

For the third year, Monadnock Writers’ Group will meet at the MacDowell Colony’s Savidge Library in September, thanks to the generosity of the MacDowell staff and the willingness of two current writers in residence to share their process and work with us. It’s a grand way to start, being at the celebrated artists’ colony that has supported so many artists, composers, playwrights, poets and writers over the years! You can find detailed directions to the MacDowell Colony (100 High Street, Peterborough, NH) and information about where to park on the Guest Speakers page.