Call for Submissions…Summer 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 “SUMMER”.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Keywords and themes you might wish to consider (this list isn’t exhaustive): the sun, hot weather, dry / wet weather, long days and short nights, holidays, the outdoors, nature, ocean / sea / beach, journeys, dreams, lazy days, solar deities, myths, legends and folktales….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: Summer Submission – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 02 July 2021
  • Submissions close: 16 July 2021
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site throughout August.  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.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | June 2021

Whispers and Echoes returned from a short break midway through the month, and until the last day our submissions window was open, submissions for the Haiku on Healing call flooded in.  We are so very thankful for the poets, writers and readers who support this little journal.

It’s clear that our annual haiku themed call is our most popular, and our July schedule is full to bursting with Haiku on Healing.

Looking a little further ahead, August will see us share submissions for our next call: Summer 2021, which will be opening very soon, and for which our general guidelines will apply.  You can check them out by visiting the SUBMIT page.

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

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

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Featured for June 2021

After a break of a few months, Whispers and Echoes is once more open to submissions, but only for our themed call, Haiku on Healing.

To celebrate, our three chosen Editor’s Picks for the rest of June 2021 that will be featured on the Whispers and Echoes homepage are haiku submitted as part of last year’s Haiku on Hope. Enjoy!

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Submissions Call: Haiku on Healing

Whispers and Echoes is currently open to submissions for our latest themed call: Haiku on Healing.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The theme is Healing.  Keywords: wellness, growth, change, transformation, mending, recovery, revival, health, survival, spiritual / emotional / physical / mental healing.  This is not an exhaustive list so be as creative as your inspiration guides you, and as always, interpret the theme as you will.  If you want to write a haiku about healing a broken bowl, cup or computer, go for it!
  • 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.
  • 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 Healing – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 15/06/2021
  • Submissions close: 30/06/2021
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site throughout June and into July.
  • You may send up to 3 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.

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!

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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!

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