Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Dear Whispers’ Friends,

Thank you for your support and encouragement at this difficult time for me.  Gratefully, I have Michael Escoubas, our new Activity Editor, to help me with the growth of Whispers.

Given our limited publishing time in October, I have adjusted the schedule below due to my hiatus.


October 5th—Activity Email will go out to all email contributors—please feel free to share the information with writing friends. People that are not contributors can participate.

October 15—Archives Special Feature

October 7—31Collaborative Poem Features will be published—so get your friends together to share your gift of words.  I have at least one in my inbox to review now, but would appreciate hold further collaborative submissions until October 7.

Publication of Activity—October 20-22

Editor’s Column—October 31

STARTING NOVEMBER--THE REGULAR PUBLISHING SCHEDULE WILL BE RESUME WITH ONE CHANGE, I WILL NO LONGER PUBLISH POEMS ON WEEKENDS. Thank you to the contributor that made this suggestion.  Please do not submit poems on weekends unless that is the only time you have time to submit.  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT MAKES WHISPERS ONE OF THE GREATEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE.

**November Individual poem eligibility—Poems already accepted for October will be moved to this month—Last published in August 2016

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted—Chen-ou Liu, Colleen Keller Breuning, Connie Marcum Wong, Eleanor Michael, George Ellison, Gerald Heyder, Jan Oskar Hansen, Joyce I. Johnson, Mary Jo Balistreri, Michael Escoubas, Rick Parise and Terry O’Leary

**December Individual poem eligibility—Poems already accepted for November will be moved to this month—Last published in September 2016

Thank you to those of you who have already submitted—David Palmer, Lin Lane, Maricris Cabrera, Richard Sponaugle and Sandra Stefanowich.

**For those that are not on one of these two lists—I still have emails to review but if you submitted and do not hear from me by October 7, please contact me.  If you haven’t submitted yet for one of these months, please wait with submissions until October 7. Thank you. 

**Please submit poems in a new email with WHISPERS’ SUBMISSION—I will not be sending out any submission eligibility notices until January’s eligibility notice. If you do not know when you are eligible that is no problem as long you identify your submission is for Whispers.

** I will be publishing new writers on a limited basis, as it has been my policy to get them connected to our community as quickly as possible.  Preference will go to collaborate poems submitted by current contributors.

**If you have any questions please post them in comment section.  I still have limited time at the computer.  I am really grateful to all of you that make our online journal possible.



Whispers’ Editor


  1. Thank you to all of you for keeping things alive in my limited time here. Your support and encouragement mean a lot to me.

    Blessings always,

  2. Some are here more than others Karen but I will always support you in your endeavours!

    Blessings for a speedy recovery


    1. Dear George,

      Thank you for your kindness in this challenging time. May you continue to find joy in your writing journey. Congratulations on all your publishing successes!



  3. Blessing! Blessing! Blessing! What a blessing Whispers is! Thank you for all you do for the writing community. Congratulations to all the new writers.


    1. Dear Maurice,

      Thank you so for your joyous words, welcoming others that continue on the Whispers journey with light and hope. Keep on being the light that you are, my friend.