Bartholomew Barker and James Dean are sixth cousins twice removed. The poet’s grandparents are buried within sight of the actor’s grave in Park Cemetery and one of Barker’s uncles rode motorcycles with the young Dean, both rebelling without much cause.
In August, Whispers and Echoes had the wonderful opportunity to share seventeen poems and pieces of flash fiction from writers all over the world. Thank you to everyone who submitted to the journal, and my continued gratitude to those who read it.
Whispers and Echoes will be on its annual break between 1st – 14th September, but submissions are open for our latest themed call: Haiku on History.
The theme is History. You can run with this theme in any way you like. Want to write haiku about ancient Rome, medieval ruins or ghosts? Go ahead. Want to write haiku about iron age roundhouses or castles or the pyramids? We would love to read them. Want to write haiku about your own history, for example, on the subject of growing up? Sounds good to us. As long as it is set in the past and adheres to our general guidelines, you can be as creative as your inspiration guides you.
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 History – Your Name
Submissions open: 31/08/2022
Submissions close: 15/09/2022
Accepted submissions will be posted on the site from the end of September and into October
Responses will go out when we return after our annual break
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Nolcha has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Alien Buddha Zine, Medusa’s Kitchen and others. Her chapbooks, “My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats,” and “The Big Unda,” are available on Amazon. Nominee for 2023 Best of The Net.