Whispers and Echoes Flash Fiction and Poetry Index | December 2020

The majority of December’s poetry and flash fiction was submitted specifically to two themed calls: Extended Editions 2020 and Winter 2020, but there were a few general submissions too – and we enjoyed reading each and everyone of them.  We’ve decided to add the Extended Editions theme to our list of yearly calls, along with a haiku only call, as both of these seemed popular with contributors. It won’t be long before we are opening our next themed call, Spring 2021, so keep an eye open for that.

To see what we shared – or what you missed – in December, check out the links below.  Enjoy!

To submit your own writing to the journal, please check out the submissions guidelines here.

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Wishing you season’s greetings…

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers and contributors a safe festive season and all the best for 2021!

My thanks to everyone who has supported this little online journal this year.  Although we’ve been going in one form or another for a few years now, 2020 saw us evolve and grow into the supportive and encouraging space we’ve become. And I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Between now and Sunday 3rd January 2021, Whispers and Echoes will be quiet, but rest assured we will back on Monday 4th January 2021 as we continue sharing the rest of the submissions we received for our winter theme.

During this time, we will remain open to submissions. So if you want to start 2021 with some publication news, and you have any poetry in 10 lines or less, or flash fiction of 100 words max, that you wish to send us, please do – but check out the guidelines first ;-). All submissions received as of the publishing of this post, have been responded to. January’s posting schedule is now full and we are beginning to schedule posts for February.

Merry Christmas!

Sammi

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | November 2020

November’s shared poetry and flash fiction was a wonderful mix of general submissions and responses for themed calls, as well as a fantastic balance of flash fiction and poetry.  On the 13th of November we shared three “Friday the 13th” inspired pieces, and then towards the end of the month, we began sharing longer pieces submitted to our “Extended Editions” call.  To see what we shared – or what you missed – check out the links below.  Enjoy!

To submit your own writing to the journal, please check out the submissions guidelines here.

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Submissions Call: Winter-themed poetry and flash fiction

Whispers and Echoes is now open to submissions of poetry and flash fiction on the theme of “WINTER”. This will be our last submissions call of 2020.

Submission Guidelines

  • Keywords and themes you might wish to consider (this list isn’t exhaustive): snow, frost, ice, Winter Solstice, transition between seasons, cosiness, winter-themed ghost stories, seasonal specific fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends, winter on another planet / during a different period of history / how it might be in the future, flash fiction and poetry set in winter…
  • Our usual submissions guidelines apply: flash fiction in 100 words or under, and poetry in 10 lines or less.  The full guidelines can be found here. Please read them before submitting.
  • Please state the following in the subject line: Winter Submission – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 18 November 2020
  • Submissions close: 6 December 2020 or until full
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site from the middle of December 2020
  • Please send your submission to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | October 2020

We started October by sharing more submissions we received as part of our “Autumn 2020” theme, after which we turned our attention to very short submissions for our “Tiny Terrors” submissions call, which we had a lot of fun sharing in the run up to Halloween. To see what we shared – or what you missed – check out the links below. Enjoy!

To submit your own writing to the journal, check out the submissions guidelines here.

Poetry:

Flash Fiction:

New Submissions Call…Extended Editions….

Usually we only accept short poetry and flash fiction here at Whispers and Echoes, but occasionally, we do enjoy reading longer pieces.  Hence our latest submissions call for longer works…Read on to learn more…

Guidelines

  • All our usual submissions guidelines apply – you can find them here – except for the following:
    • Only two submissions per contributor will be accepted for this call
    • Each poem is limited to 25 lines, and each piece of flash fiction is limited to 250 words
  • There is no set theme or genre for this call.
  • Please put “Extended Editions – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email.
  • All submissions must be sent in the body of an email – no attachments please!
  • Please give each submission a title.
  • Include an author bio written in third person, of no more than 50 words, and accompanied by up to 2 links (blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Wattpad, etc).
  • All work should be original.  Please do not send us work that infringes another’s copyright – no song lyrics, no fan fiction, etc.
  • Submissions open: 30 October 2020
  • Submissions close: Friday 20 November 2020
  • All accepted submissions will be posted on the site between mid-late November and early December 2020

Send submissions to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

To read our Submissions FAQ, please check out the SUBMIT page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Friday the 13th – a new call for submissions…

To mark there being a Friday the 13th in November, we thought it would be fun to put out a special call for submissions…Read on to learn more…

Guidelines

Our usual submissions guidelines do not apply for this call.  All you need to know can be found in this post.

  • Submissions must be based around Friday the 13th in some way.  This is intentionally vague, so please feel free to interpret it as you wish.
  • Keywords and themes (this list isn’t exhaustive): horror, superstition, bad luck, folklore, mysteries, myths and legends, historical context behind Friday the 13th, how Friday the 13th might be marked / thought of in the future or even on another planet…
  • All work should be original.  Please do not send us work that infringes another’s copyright – no song lyrics, no fan fiction, etc.
  • Only one submission (one poem of 10 lines or less OR one piece of flash fiction in 100 words and under) per contributor please
  • All submissions must be sent in the body of an email to the address at the bottom of this page.
  • Please put, “Friday Submission – Your Name” in the subject line
  • Include an author bio written in third person, of no more than 50 words, and accompanied by up to 2 links (blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Wattpad, etc).
  • Our usual house style applies (Left alignment only.  1 empty line between paragraphs / verses.  No indents. Work can contain words / phrases in italics, bold and underlined)
  • Please give your submission a title.
  • Submissions open: 06 October 2020
  • Submissions close: Friday 30 October 2020
  • Responses will be sent out week beginning 2nd November 2020
  • All accepted submissions will be posted throughout the day on Friday the 13th November 2020

Send submissions to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

To read our Submissions FAQ, please check out the SUBMIT page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.