Monday, February 1, 2016

FEBRUARY ANNOUNCEMENTS/PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

NEW CONTRIBUTORS IN JANUARY--

Please welcome them to our community. We now have representatives from the following countries--Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Malawi, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, U.A.E., United Kingdom, United States, Wales and Zimbabwe. I look forward to expanding this list in the future. Thank you to everyone that has supported Whispers in any way.                                                                                        -Sincerely,  Karen

                        Muskaan Ahuja--India
                        Blanca Alicia Garza--United States--First Individual Poem
                        Tammy Manikas--United States
                        Ananya Dhawan--India
                        Learnmore Edwin Zvada—Zimbabwe
                        CayCay Jennings—United States
                        Vivian Belford--Nigeria

We have a worldwide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration for publication. Click on the bright blue “Submission Guidelines” on the right side of the main page for guidelines.  Email submissions to Karen at  karenoleary1956@gmail.com  Thank you.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS—

John W. Williams has a new chapbook called A Cup of Warm Words for your enjoyment.  The book includes 82 poems on love, the art of living, nature, spiritual verse, and philosophy.  An autographed issue is available for $8 including postage and handling by contacting him at PO Box 326, Martin, GA 30557

Jack Horne announces the release of his second novel, Cyber Vamps: a paranormal-fantasy romance. This book is currently available from eTreasuresPublishing.com, price $3.99 http://jackhorne.blogspot.co.uk

Angelee Deodhar's, Journeys 2015, An Anthology of International Haibun, with 145 haibun by 31 poets of international repute, is available from Amazon.com.

Vasanthi Swetha runs a page on facebook called 'A Dreamer's Destination' and it primarily deals with micro poetry and musings. She welcomes discussions on poetry and sharing of poetry pieces . The link to the website is as under:
https://www.facebook.com/A-Dreamers-Destination-1492636884388408/timeline/?ref=bookmarks

Scott Thomas Outlar runs the site 17Numa where links to his published poetry, essays, and fiction can be found. The site also features a page devoted to literary publications which currently has nearly 150 venues listed. The blog’s page at 17Numa has links to the personal sites of other writers and artists, and has been designed with the hope that artists from all fields will check out and be inspired by the work of their contemporaries.

Beth Winchcombe announces her novel, For LOVE of Maria: A compelling love story. This is currently available in paperback on Amazon.co.uk, also Amazon.com priced at £7-99p. Kindle version to download for just £2-00p. Published by Diadem Books, Author name Beth Richards.

Russell Sivey has published a poetry book called Halloween Horrors II. This book can be purchased at lulu.com, search Halloween Horrors II. Please be sure you select the Halloween Horrors II as that one is the correct book.

Robert P. Hansen's forthcoming novel Angst (Book 4 of the Angus the Mage fantasy series) will become available in June or early July. In anticipation of this event, he has made the first book of the series free as an eBook through several retailers. For more on this and his other books, visit his blog at: https://rphansenauthorpoet.wordpress.com/.

Paul Callus published his first ebook of poetry called Meander in December 2014. It is a collection of 86 poems and songs which should appeal to those who read poetry for pleasure and relaxation. It is available at Amazon.

Pijush Kanti Deb released a poetry collection, Beneath the Shadow of a White Pigeon,
published by The Hollow Publishing. More information about the book is available at, http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Shadow-White-Pigeon-Pijush/dp/1505854113/ref=sr_1_1_twi_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422829526&sr=8-1&keywords=beneath+the+shadow+of+a+white+pigeon

Marianne Szlyk has released a new chapbook, Listening to Electric Cambodia Looking Up at Trees at Heaven, through Kind of a Hurricane Press' Barometric Pressures Authors Series. You may download the chapbook for free at this site: http://barometricpressures.blogspot.com/2014/10/listening-to-electric-cambodia-looking.html Thank you.

Celine Rose Mariotti has a new mystery/detective book called Minister’s Shoes in which Rev. Castle helps Sada Sampson find her husband and he also proves that Trevor is innocent of killing Cartwright. The story involves casino deals, infidelity, gambling and some big town gossips who are knee deep in the casino deals.  Price of book is: $11.00. If you live in CT, sales tax is 6.35 so price would be $11.70.  Postage is $2.70.  You can order from Amazon or you can order from me: celinem@aol.com

Lisa DeVinney has a website for her devotional poetry called Lifting My Eyes, at liftingmyeyes.com

Karen O’Leary released Whispers, her first book of poetry in 2011, published by APF Publisher. It has been getting good reviews and is available at online at www.lulu.com (Search Whispers under Karen O'Leary) or contact Karen at karenoleary1956@gmail.com

PUBLICATION/CONTEST OPPORTUNITIES--

Please consider supporting Creative Inspirations by sending stamps or other small donations to help with postage.  Thank you.                                                                                                                                ---Karen

Pijush Kanti Deb has started POEBITA POETRY MAGAZINE an online poetry
site for the poetry lovers. All are requested to visit poebitapoetrymagazine.wordpress.com

David Fox, editor of The Poet's Art, is looking for family-friendly poems.  U.S. and foreign contributors can send as many poems that will fit on one page.  Send poems to: David Fox, 171 Silverleaf Lane, Islandia NY 11749.

Robert Epstein is Seeking Haiku, senryu, tanka and monochrome haiga related to the themes of animal rights for Save Every Chicken, Free Every Cow: Animal Rights Haiku.
Please send poems to Robert Epstein/Miriam Wald at taylorepstein@earthlink.net or SASE to: Robert Epstein, 1343 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530. No compensation for inclusion in anthology. Deadline: 2/1/16.

Maurice J. Reynolds would like to share that Creative Inspirations, an email poetry publication, is accepting poetry submissions for publication. This publication offers an interview column, creative activities, information and advertisement, writer’s comments, good poetry, and more. Guidelines and subscription information for two first class postage stamps (To God be the Glory! Publications P.O. Box 19051 Kalamazoo, MI 49019). You can also go to: www.tgbtgpublictions.com for more information.

ayaz daryl nielsen's print publication bear creek haiku is always open for postal submissions, mail poetry to bear creek haiku, PO Box 596, Longmont, CO 80502, USA, 11 lines and less, include SASE. Can be contacted at darylayaz@me.com, blog site is bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com.

Tom Davis, publisher of Old Mountain Press, invites all to review his eBook site (Kindle and NOOK) where numerous Old Mountain Press Anthologies of poetry and prose are listed see: Self-publish an electronic book e-book with Old Mountain Press. Visit Old Mountain Press' eBook site at http://www.oldmp.com/e-book

Whispers is always looking for new writers to join our community.  Please send family friendly poems 20 lines or less karenoleary1956@gmail.com  Complete guidelines posted at the end of each month.  Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the site.

8 comments:

  1. Welcome to all the new contributors! Glad to see you hear at Whispers!

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  2. Dear Laura,

    Thank you for this warm welcome and for all you do for our Whispers' community.

    Many blessings,
    Karen

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  3. I want to welcome all the new contributors to Whispers. Muskaan Ahuja, Blanca Alicia Garza, Tammy Manikas, Ananya Dhawan, Learnmore Edwin Zvada, CayCay Jennings and Vivian Belford. So glad you joined us. You will love this community of poets.
    Sincerely, Charlene

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  4. Dear Charlene,

    Thank you for your warm welcome to our new poets. What a beautiful endorsement of our online journal. Thank you so much for all the encouragement you give and others at Whispers.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. welcome to the new contributors!

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    1. Dear Jack,

      Thank you so much for welcoming our new writers to our poetry community. I appreciate all you do for me and others.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  6. Thank you, Karen, for all you do. You are such a blessing to many! Continued blessings in all you do! -MJ

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  7. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you for your lovely words today. It is people like you that make our Whispers' community/journal possible. I appreciate your continued support.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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