Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | March 2021

March was a great month for Whispers and Echoes as we got to share so many wonderful poems and pieces of flash fiction by a talented group of poets and writers, some new to Whispers and Echoes, others familiar to regular readers.  Thank you, as always, for submitting, reading, commenting, liking, sharing and supporting this little online journal of short writing.

As of April 2021, Whispers and Echoes is going on a short break, but keep an eye out for news of when we will be opening to submissions again.

You can always check out our submissions guidelines by visiting the SUBMIT page, in readiness for when we return.

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

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | February 2021

February saw a wonderful mix of new and regular contributors to Whispers and Echoes, as well as an almost equal balance between flash fiction and poetry submissions which were sent our way, all of which was lovely to see.

We announced at the end of February that the journal is currently closed to all submissions. The reason for this is we’ve had a flurry submissions sent our way and so our posting schedule for March 2021 is already full.  Closing to submissions allows us to get caught up with what’s in our inbox, and then once we’ve done that we shall be going on a short break.  However, we don’t anticipate being closed to submissions for long.  For more information regarding this closure, please check out this post.

You can always check out our submissions guidelines by visiting the SUBMIT page, in readiness for when we open to submissions again.

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

Poetry

Flash Fiction

We are currently closed to submissions…

Whispers and Echoes is currently closed to all submissions, but we will be opening them again shortly.

This month has seen an influx of submissions, from both old and new contributors, which is wonderful and exciting.  As such, our posting schedule, even with the addition of extra posting days, is crammed full of amazing poetry and flash fiction until the end of March 2021.  And then after that we are going on a short posting break.

When will we be reopening to submissions? There is no set date yet, but at the very latest we aim to begin sharing submissions to our Summer 2021 call (which is not yet open) in June 2021. And, there is every chance we might open another submissions call (or two!) before then.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted work to us and to everyone who reads the journal. Your support and patience is appreciated.

Take care,

Sammi Cox
Whispers and Echoes

Whispers and Echoes Flash Fiction and Poetry Index | January 2021

First, a warm welcome to new and returning contributors and readers to our little online journal of short writing.

January saw us share the remainder of the evocative, season-capturing “Winter 2020” submissions we received, before turning our attention to un-themed poetry that was sent our way.

Most of February’s posting schedule is already full (we are moving back to Monday and Friday only postings for the month), but from the second half and on into March, we will begin sharing “Spring 2021” poetry and flash fiction which has been submitted. This call is open now and closes 15 February 2021, so get your submissions in! 🙂

To see what we shared – or what you missed – in January, 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: Spring-themed poetry and flash fiction

Whispers and Echoes is now open to submissions of poetry and flash fiction on the theme of “SPRING”.

Submission Guidelines

  • Keywords and themes you might wish to consider (this list isn’t exhaustive): awakening, growing, budding, blossom, transition, blooms, equinox, fertility, days are lengthening, temperatures start rising, vernal, new beginnings, pastel colour, transition between seasons, seasonal specific fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends, spring on another planet / during a different period of history / how it might be in the future, flash fiction and poetry set in spring…
  • 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: Spring Submission – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 27 January 2021
  • Submissions close: 15 February 2021 or until full
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site from the mid February through March
  • Please send your submission to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

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

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