Two Submissions Calls…Now open to Extended Editions – and General Submissions too!

Whispers and Echoes is now open to submissions for our latest submissions call: Extended Editions.

Usually we only accept short poetry and flash fiction here at Whispers and Echoes, but occasionally, we do enjoy reading longer pieces.  Hence our latest submissions call for longer works…Read on to learn more…

Guidelines

  • All our usual submissions guidelines apply – you can find them here – except for the following:
    • Only one submission per contributor will be accepted for this call
    • Poems are limited to 25 lines, and flash fiction is limited to 250 words
  • There is no set theme or genre for this call.
  • Please put “Extended Editions – YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email.
  • All submissions must be sent in the body of an email – no attachments and no links please!
  • Please give your submission a title.
  • Include an author bio written in third person, of no more than 50 words, and accompanied by up to 2 links (blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Wattpad, etc).
  • All work should be original.  Please do not send us work that infringes another’s copyright – no song lyrics, no fan fiction, etc.
  • Submissions open: Friday 11 November 2022
  • Submissions close: Friday 25 November 2022
  • All accepted submissions will be posted on the site between December 2022 – January 2023, depending on the volume of submissions
  • Responses will be emailed out during the week beginning 28 November 2022

Send submissions to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

To read our Submissions FAQ, please check out the SUBMIT page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Whispers and Echoes is also currently open to general submissions, that is submissions on no set theme or genre, in 100 words or less for flash fiction, or 10 lines or less for poetry.

For the full submission guidelines and information on how to submit, please check out the SUBMIT page.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | October 2022

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October saw Whispers and Echoes share the remaining submissions for our series of Haiku on History. This was followed by the first submissions for our Photo Prompt: Leaf call, which will continue to post throughout November.

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 but will soon be opening briefly, along with a call for Extended Editions.

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

Poetry

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | September 2022

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For most of September, Whispers and Echoes was on its annual break, but we returned at the end of the month with a selection of general submissions and the first few poems in our Haiku on History series.

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: Photo Prompt – Leaf. 

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

Poetry

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

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.