Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | May 2022

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In May, Whispers and Echoes was lucky enough to publish a wonderful selection of poetry and flash fiction from talented writers from around the world.  Thank you to all who submitted and to those who read the journal.  Your continued support is always appreciated.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are still open.  For more information on how to submit to the journal, please visit our SUBMIT page.

Also don’t forget to check out our special call for submissions: Sorta-Sonnets with guest editor, Bartholomew Barker!

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

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Submissions now open to “Sorta-Sonnets” from Guest Editor Bartholomew Barker

We are so very excited to announce that submissions are now open for our first Guest Editor’s call for submissions. Everything you need to know about the call can be found in this post.

Submission Guidelines for “Sorta-Sonnets”

~ Please note our usual submissions guidelines do not apply to this call ~

  • Form: “Sorta-Sonnets” – 14 line poems, no rhyme, under 100 words
  • Theme: Any
  • Only one submission per contributor will be accepted for this call
  • Submissions opens: 27th May 2022
  • Submissions close: 24th June 2022
  • Please state the following in the subject line: Sorta-Sonnet – Your Name
  • All submissions must be sent in the body of an email – no attachments 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.
  • Accepted submissions will be posted on the site from Monday 4th July 2022, for a minimum of a two week period, perhaps longer depending on the number of submissions received
  • After you have submitted your Sorta-Sonnet(s), they will be sent on to the guest editor, who will then select the ones which will appear on the website.  All submissions whether they are selected or not will be responded to by the end of the week beginning 4th July 2022.
  • Please send your submission to: deardreamingspirit@gmail.com

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

Meet Bartholomew Barker, Guest Editor

I’ve been taking poetry seriously for more than a decade and I’ve been posting poetry to my website for nearly as long. I’ve noticed that in many cases, poems naturally to resolve themselves in about fourteen lines which is why I assume our predecessors, Petrarch and Shakespeare, developed and perfected the sonnet. But getting things laid out in iambic pentameter with the appropriate rhyme scheme is a lot of work.

So, that’s why I tend to write “Sorta-Sonnets”, brief poems of fourteen unrhymed lines. If there’s a rhyme it’s only the final couplet.

Of course one good Turn is well deserved.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | April 2022

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In April, Whispers and Echoes was given the opportunity to share a wonderful selection of writing from writers and poets from around the world.  Thank you to all who submitted and to all who read Whispers and Echoes this month.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are still open.  For more information on how to submit to the journal, please visit our SUBMIT page.

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

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | March 2022

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March saw the journal return after its winter break with a wonderful selection of poetry, penned by wonderfully talented authors.  Thank you to all who submitted and to all who read Whispers and Echoes last month.

General Submissions to Whispers and Echoes are still open.  For more information on how to submit to the journal, please visit our SUBMIT page.

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

Poetry