Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | September 2021

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For most of September 2021, Whispers and Echoes was on its annual posting break, but it returned for the final week of the month to begin sharing the submissions we received for the Butterfly Photo Prompt.

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

Poetry

Notice of Brief Hiatus…

Whispers and Echoes goes on a short break every year in September.  We will be quiet until 27th September 2021, when we will return to our usual posting schedule.

We are not closing submissions for this period, but please be aware if you do submit, we won’t be sending out responses until this short break is over.

We are currently open to:

  • Autumn 2021 submissions – full guidelines for this themed call, can be found by checking out this post

Thanks so much for your support and patience, and happy writing!

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | August 2021

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Throughout August Whispers and Echoes shared poetry and flash fiction on the theme of summer.  Thank you to everyone who sent in their writing as well as to those who have been reading.

The journal will be going on a short break between the 6th and the 27th, as September sees Whispers and Echoes take a short break each year.  While we’re away submissions to our Autumn 2021 call will still be open (you can find the guidelines for it here), but please note, responses will not go out until we return. The page for this particular call has been updated to show this.

From the 27th September we will begin sharing responses to our recent photo prompt submissions call. We were pleasantly surprised by the volume of submissions we received for this one. So, thank you to all those who joined in.

We’re still closed to general submissions at the moment as our planned posting schedule is full, but we’re hoping to change that soon.

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

Poetry

Prose

Submissions to Photo Prompt – Butterfly now closed…

Thank you to all who submitted to our submissions call in response to the butterfly photo prompt. The volume of submissions greatly exceeded our expectations.

The submissions window has now closed and all submissions have been responded to. If you haven’t received an email from us, please do get in touch. And remember, no email attachments please – all submissions should be included in the body of the email!

We look forward to sharing these pieces starting from the 27th September 2021.

Call for Submissions…Autumn-themed poetry and flash fiction

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Whispers and Echoes is currently open to submissions of short poetry and flash fiction on the theme of “AUTUMN”.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Keywords and themes you might wish to consider (this list isn’t exhaustive): changing seasons, falling leaves, end of summer, shorter days and longer nights, autumn equinox, autumnal foods / colours / rituals / events / associations, harvest, nature and nature deities, autumnal weather or autumnal-inspired settings for flash fiction stories and poetry…As long as it fits our guidelines, go wherever your inspiration takes you…
  • Our usual submission 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: Autumn Submission – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 24th August 2021
  • Submissions close: 27th September 2021
  • Responses will be sent out on or around 30th September 2021
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site throughout October.  Depending on the volume of submissions received, we may, along with our usual Monday and Friday postings, include extra posting days each week for this call.
  • Please send your submissions to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

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

Call for submissions…Photo Prompt – Butterfly

Whispers and Echoes is currently open to submissions of short poetry and flash fiction inspired by the following photo:

Submission Guidelines:

  • Only poetry and flash fiction inspired by the photo prompt above will be accepted for this call.
  • Our usual submission 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.
  • For this call, please limit your submission to either 1 poem or 1 piece of flash fiction
  • Please state the following in the subject line: Photo Prompt Butterfly – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 17 August 2021
  • Submissions close: 30 August 2021
  • Responses will be sent out on or around: 31 August 2021
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site towards the end of September and into the beginning of October.  Depending on the volume of submissions received, we may, along with our usual Monday and Friday postings, include extra posting days each week for this call.
  • Please send your submissions to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

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