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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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.

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!

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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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Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | August 2021

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Throughout August Whispers and Echoes shared poetry and flash fiction on the theme of summer.  Thank you to everyone who sent in their writing as well as to those who have been reading.

The journal will be going on a short break between the 6th and the 27th, as September sees Whispers and Echoes take a short break each year.  While we’re away submissions to our Autumn 2021 call will still be open (you can find the guidelines for it here), but please note, responses will not go out until we return. The page for this particular call has been updated to show this.

From the 27th September we will begin sharing responses to our recent photo prompt submissions call. We were pleasantly surprised by the volume of submissions we received for this one. So, thank you to all those who joined in.

We’re still closed to general submissions at the moment as our planned posting schedule is full, but we’re hoping to change that soon.

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

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Submissions to Photo Prompt – Butterfly now closed…

Thank you to all who submitted to our submissions call in response to the butterfly photo prompt. The volume of submissions greatly exceeded our expectations.

The submissions window has now closed and all submissions have been responded to. If you haven’t received an email from us, please do get in touch. And remember, no email attachments please – all submissions should be included in the body of the email!

We look forward to sharing these pieces starting from the 27th September 2021.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | July 2021

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Throughout July Whispers and Echoes shared the remainder of the wonderful submissions we received for our themed call, Haiku on Healing. Thank you to everyone who sent in their poetry as well as to those who have been reading.

During August we will be sharing the submissions we received for our Summer 2021 call.  The beginning of September each year sees the journal taking a two week break, but afterwards, we will be turning our attention to our next call, Autumn 2021. We will be opening this call to submissions in the next few days, so please keep an eye out! 😉 However, if you can’t wait, we can share that our general guidelines will apply.  You can check them out by visiting the SUBMIT page.

There might also be another themed call coming soon…but more on that next week…

We’re still closed to general submissions at the moment as our posting schedule is full but we’re hoping to change that soon.

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

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Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | June 2021

Whispers and Echoes returned from a short break midway through the month, and until the last day our submissions window was open, submissions for the Haiku on Healing call flooded in.  We are so very thankful for the poets, writers and readers who support this little journal.

It’s clear that our annual haiku themed call is our most popular, and our July schedule is full to bursting with Haiku on Healing.

Looking a little further ahead, August will see us share submissions for our next call: Summer 2021, which will be opening very soon, and for which our general guidelines will apply.  You can check them out by visiting the SUBMIT page.

We’re still closed to general submissions at the moment as our posting schedule is full but we’re hoping to change that soon.

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

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