Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | May 2020

 

May saw us put the finishing touches to our site-wide update, and so the first week of the month was spent once more celebrating our archives while for the remainder of the month we returned to our usual posting schedule.  This means the number of poems and pieces of flash fiction we have listed below in the index for May 2020 is, like April’s Index, higher than usual.  Enjoy!

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

Poetry:

Flash Fiction:

 

Submissions Call: Haiku on Hope

In addition to our general submissions (see the Submit page for more details), Whispers and Echoes is currently open to submissions for our latest themed call: Haiku on Hope.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The theme is Hope.  Keywords: hopeful, new beginnings, fresh start, new page, aspirations rainbows, wishes, dreams, promise, potential.  This is not an exhaustive list so be as creative as your inspiration guides you.
    • If, rather than positive poetry, you are inspired to write on the less optimistic side of the word and focus on “hopelessness” that will also be acceptable for this call, especially if you can capture a dark/Gothic/mysterious quality to your haiku and not just a morose sense of despondency.
  • The format is: Haiku using the 5-7-5 syllable structure. 
    • Please, no other forms and styles of poetry, and no flash fiction for this call, but you can submit longer poems and flash fiction (inspired by hope or anything else) via our usual submissions.
  • Our usual submission guidelines apply, except that we are only accepting haiku length poetry for this particular theme (as stated above).  The full guidelines can be found here.  Please read them before submitting.
  • Please state the following in the subject line: Haiku on Hope – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 08/05/2020
  • Submissions close: 31/05/2020
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site throughout May and June and now July too  as we’ve received a wonderful number of submissions already!
  • You may send up to 5 haiku for consideration. Each accepted submission will be posted separately.  Acceptance of one piece doesn’t mean all pieces will be accepted.
  • Please send your submissions to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

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

Updates and a New Submissions Calls

First of all, I would like to thank all our readers and contributors for their patience while we’ve been updating the Whispers and Echoes site.  The changes are almost complete, meaning soon the content we will be posting will be new submissions to the journal.

As you can imagine, we are behind in sending out submissions responses.  These will now go out on Monday 11 May 2020, so there won’t be much longer to wait.  Thank you again for your patience and support.  It’s deeply appreciated.

With responses to submissions going out again as of next week, it is worth pointing out that we are open to submissions. (Full guidelines can be found here).  And, if you send them in over the next couple of days, you won’t be kept waiting long to hear back from us 😉

And our last bit of news is this: we have a new submissions call: Haiku on Hope, the details of which are going to be released tomorrow, though most of what you need to know can be found in the title 😉

Stay well and keep safe,

Sammi, Whispers and Echoes

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | April 2020

As we have been updating the website these past few weeks and changing how submissions appear on the site, we have, in effect, been celebrating our archives.  This means the number of poems and pieces of flash fiction we have listed below in the index for April 2020 is higher than usual.  Enjoy!

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

Poetry:

Flash Fiction:

A Few Whispers and Echoes Updates

We have a few changes to the website which we will be implementing over the coming days, so please bear with us while we tinker 😉

During this time we will remain open to submissions so please keep sending them in!  New responses will start going out by the end of the week…

If you would like to know what we are doing, read on!

I have been blown away by the support Whispers and Echoes has been given – by those who submit to the journal, both regularly and as a one-off, as well as by those who read it. My aim has always been to create an online journal where the words of our writers stand out above all else on the site, and to get these poems and flash fiction in front of as many people as I can. One of the reasons we are bringing in changes to the W & E site is to do just that – to make the content even easier to find.

As we move things around, you will notice we will be reposting all previous content. If you follow the site here on wordpress, this means you will now see submissions appearing in your reader. It also means there will be new links to the poems and pieces of flash, but we will add to the bottom of each repost a note on when it was originally included on the site. Furthermore, on the original posting we will add an updated link.

If you’re a submitter to the journal and do not want to see your work reposted please contact us to let us know. At this time we don’t have any plans to delete the original pages where these poems and flash fiction can be found so these old links will still work, but please feel free to share the new links on your blogs, websites, social media etc…

We have just launched a Facebook page dedicated to the journal. On it we will post links to the poetry and flash we include, as well as special calls for submissions, so please do follow us if you can.

Once we have made all the changes, we will start reposting our poetry and flash fiction. As we are in effect catching up, we will be posting three times a day, starting tomorrow – Tuesday 21st April 2020. We have a schedule all worked out, just in case you want to know when your work will be reposted – send us an email and we can let you know 🙂

Only when we have moved all our submissions into the new format will we begin to post new content, on our usual posting days of Mondays and Fridays. As always, we will notify submitters when their work will be going live on the site when we respond to submissions.

I hope all visitors to the site, both readers and writers alike, will approve of these changes and agree they will help the discoverability of the poems and flash fiction shared by Whispers and Echoes.  That is, after all, why our writers write, and why this online journal exists.

Thank you so much for your kindness, patience and support.

Sammi – Whispers and Echoes Editor

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | March 2020

Sorry this is being posted late…Below you will find links to the poetry and flash fiction included in Whispers and Echoes in March 2020.  Enjoy!

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

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Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | February 2020

Below you will find links to the poetry and flash fiction included in Whispers and Echoes in February 2020.  Enjoy!

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

Poetry:

Flash Fiction: