Submissions Call: Haiku on History

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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.

Submission Guidelines:

  • 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: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

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

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.

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