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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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.

Whispers and Echoes Poetry and Flash Fiction Index | March 2021

March was a great month for Whispers and Echoes as we got to share so many wonderful poems and pieces of flash fiction by a talented group of poets and writers, some new to Whispers and Echoes, others familiar to regular readers.  Thank you, as always, for submitting, reading, commenting, liking, sharing and supporting this little online journal of short writing.

As of April 2021, Whispers and Echoes is going on a short break, but keep an eye out for news of when we will be opening to submissions again.

You can always check out our submissions guidelines by visiting the SUBMIT page, in readiness for when we return.

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

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