Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Welcome to the NEW Soft Whispers!

The purpose of Soft Whispers is the provide poetry, art, and a few stories. It’s to be a community with other writers out there and provide support and outlets. Yes, the site looks different. Yes, there are new submissions, new contests, a new blog, and more people, but trust us, that’s a great thing!

What are we looking for? That’s easy – we want heart.

As our blog and site and publication get up and running, we are going to provide something new everyday with a “Best of” monthly publication that will be FREE to the world to view. Our writers are dedicated poets – some are artists, some are fiction writers, some are published authors, poets, and artists. The great news is that we are ALWAYS looking for new poets and artists to step up and submit, so don’t be afraid to do so!

Artists – we have not forgotten about you! There are too many good pictures out there that aren’t being shared. . . so we are doing something about it! Do you draw? Do you sketch? Do you paint? Do you photos that are worthy of being shared? Yes to any of these, PLEASE submit! So what’s changed????

The new stuff:

Poetry. Lots of it. We are hoping to post at least four to five poems a week for your to enjoy. In our busy world, we know it’s hard to stop and read and breath sometimes BUT take five minutes a day and enjoy a good poem and it can do great!

Art. Yes, art. We want it all – drawings, painting, sketches, photography. . . we want it! There are two contests being held in conjunction with this section of the magazine. First, there is a new program called “Pic 1 K” – remember how people say a picture is worth a thousand words? Prove it! For our fiction writers, we are going to post a picture on the 1st of the month and submissions will close on the 20th of the month.

Fiction. The only fiction will be for the new program called “Pic 1 K”. This will be a monthly contest where a picture is posted on the 1st of the month on our blog. Your job is to write a story about the picture in 1,000 words or less. Two winners will be published in the Soft Whispers issue and one grand prize winner will be interviewed on the blog along with their story.

ALAAT. A Line at a Time. A fun program where we post a picture on Monday and submissions close on Friday. Your job is to write one line and send it to Jim privately. The poems will be posted on the Soft Whispers blog and then published in the issue. Check out the past ALAAT here: A Line at a Time (#alaat)

Visit our submissions page for more details. . . and let the fun begin!

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