Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | November 2021

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After the busy month that was October, November saw Whispers and Echoes return to its more leisurely posting schedule.

During November we shared some wonderful poetry and flash fiction.  Some pieces were for our annual Extended Editions call, where restrictions on poem length and flash fiction word counts are more generous.  Others were pieces received in response to our open general submissions call.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and who read. And don’t forget, our last open submission window for 2021 closes on 8th December 2021! You can find out more here.

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

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Prose

When One Submission Call Closes Another One Opens…(Winter 2021 submission call now open)

Or, to be accurate when two submission calls close, another one opens…

Today is the last day to submit to either the Extended Editions submission call or to the open window for general submissions, so if you’re planning to submit, please get them sent in…The deadline is midnight, last place on the planet 😉

Submissions to Winter 2021 are now open!

Whispers and Echoes is now open to submissions of poetry and flash fiction on the theme of “WINTER”. This will be our last submissions call of 2021.

Submission Guidelines

  • Keywords and themes you might wish to consider (this list isn’t exhaustive): snow, frost, ice, Winter Solstice, transition between seasons, cosiness, winter-themed ghost stories, seasonal specific fairy tales, folklore, myths and legends, winter on another planet / during a different period of history / how it might be in the future, flash fiction and poetry set in winter…
  • Our usual submissions 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: Winter Submission – Your Name
  • Submissions open: 26 November 2021
  • Submissions close: 8 December 2021 or until full
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site in December 2021, perhaps into January 2022
  • Please send your submission to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

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

Call for Submissions: Extended Editions 2021

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 please!
  • Please give each 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: Wednesday 3 November 2021
  • Submissions close: Friday 26 November 2021
  • All accepted submissions will be posted on the site between early November and early December 2021

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 Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | October 2021

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October proved to be bountiful, in terms of poetry and short fiction, here at Whispers and Echoes.  For the first part of the month we continued sharing the responses we had received for the Butterfly Photo Prompt, before moving on to share 2021’s autumn submissions.

Thank you to everyone who submitted and who read. In the next day or two, we will be opening submissions to our next themed call, Extended Editions 2021 as well as to general submissions, before we turn our attention to our final themed call of the year, Winter 2021.

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

Poetry

Prose

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | September 2021

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For most of September 2021, Whispers and Echoes was on its annual posting break, but it returned for the final week of the month to begin sharing the submissions we received for the Butterfly Photo Prompt.

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

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