Call for submissions…Photo Prompt – Leaf

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 submit a maximum of two poems, pieces of flash fiction, or a combination of the two.
  • Please state the following in the subject line: Photo Prompt Leaf – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 29 September 2022
  • Submissions close: 16 October 2022
  • Responses will be sent out: week beginning 17th October 2022
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site from the end of October and into November.
  • 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 | August 2022

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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.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are currently closed. We do however, have a themed call open for submissions: Haiku on History (you can find all the details for that here).

Whispers and Echoes is on its annual break until 14th September. All emails and submissions will be responded to when we return.

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

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Where is Perry Mason when you need him?| Myrna Migala

“Why should I believe, as you say, did not do it!

“Because I didn’t do it; I was on the other side of town when it happened, an hour away.”

“Yes, but to drive only takes minutes.”

“I walked, so don’t blame me.”

“I know it was you.

“Prove it!”

“I awoke, ran to the window, noticed the door was closed, a short time later the door was opened. Who opened the door? Minutes later, it was there; AND so were you. You did it!

“Did not!”

“That birthday cake for me just didn’t appear; you put it there.”


Myrna started writing in her elderly years, too busy raising children before many birthdays.   Writing poems and fiction is new in her life; therefore, she humbly boasts of nothing except her desire to express herself as a grandmother of many.
 Her writings can be read on her blog.  https://myforever.blog/
Or Poem Hunter @  https://www.poemhunter.com/member/poems/?order=title&search=

Follow that path! | Myrna Migala

Arriving finally at the shore of a large lake, the children were excited. “We can see across the water,” they said!

“Look, see that home. It looks so tall and scary.”

“There is a footpath, and we can walk all around the lake to the other side; what an adventure. We will pack a lunch and go tomorrow.”

They followed the path the next day; within a few hours, they were in front of that large home, now looking across the water to where they came.

“Look! Across the water, there is that scary house again!”


Myrna started writing in her elderly years, too busy raising children before many birthdays.   Writing poems and fiction is new in her life; therefore, she humbly boasts of nothing except her desire to express herself as a grandmother of many.
 Her writings can be read on her blog.  https://myforever.blog/
Or Poem Hunter @  https://www.poemhunter.com/member/poems/?order=title&search=

That Important Conversation | Margaret Lawrenson

‘He just can’t do it any more.  Miles he’d walk.  Every day.  Now he can hardly get to the end of the road.  And food!  He’s hardly eating. His digestive system seems to be shot.  Just … don’t ask.’

‘Well he’s a pretty decent age you know.  He’s done well.  He’s not going to get any better.  You might consider whether it’s time to put him out of his misery, before he really starts to suffer’.

‘To be honest, I’d been wondering myself. Just let me get used to the idea.’ said Rover, with a business-like flick of his tail.


Margaret Lawrenson blogs at From Pyrenees to Pennines

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | July 2022

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In July, we had the amazing opportunity to have Bartholomew Barker as our first Guest Editor. For two weeks we shared his chosen submissions for his series, Sorta-Sonnets (which you can find here).

We were also able to share some amazing poetry by both old and new contributors to Whispers and Echoes.  Thank you to everyone who submitted to the journal, and my continued gratitude to those who read it.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are currently closed as we have scheduled submissions all the way through to the end of August. Once these have been shared, Whispers and Echoes will be going on its annual short break, but expect submissions to open again prior to that.

We have two more themed submissions calls planned for 2022, and I can reveal they are to be: a continuation of our Haiku series, Haiku on History, and then Extended Editions for longer poems and pieces of flash.  If you would like to get an idea of the submissions requirements for these calls, you can check out last year’s posts (Haiku on Healing, Extended Editions 2021) but please note, these guidelines may change between now and when we announce the call proper. If there’s time and space enough in our posting schedule, we may also announce a photo prompt call.

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

Sorta-Sonnets

Poetry

General submissions closing soon…

Whispers and Echoes will be closing to general submissions from 22nd July 2022, so this is the last chance for you to submit your poetry (in 10 lines or less) or flash fiction (in 100 words or under) this summer. But don’t worry, we will be opening up again in September, after our annual break.

Everything you need to know about submitting to Whispers and Echoes can be found on our SUBMIT page.