Tuesday, November 1, 2016



                                    Bibhu Padhi—India
                                    Chelsea Jones—United States
                                    Mary Gunn—Ireland
                                    Lin Lane—United States


                                    Marc Livanos—United States
                                    Glena Frazier—United States
                                    Marilyn Ward—United Kingdom
                                    David Turner—United States
                                    Barbara Robinette—United States
                                    Bredan McBreen—United States

Please welcome them to our community. We now have representatives from the following countries—Albania, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Malawi, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, 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

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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Robert P. Hansen needs your help to get Please Don’t Eat the Penguins (a science fiction novel) published by Kindle Scout. The campaign ends on August 4, and if you wish to nominate it for publication, here's the link: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/HW4WYB2ATKIU. For more on his writing, visit his blog at: http://rphansenauthorpoet.wordpress.com/.

Niranjan Navalgund's book, The Lively Library & An Unlikely Romance is all set to be launched on July 9. The book will be available on Amazon.com. You can follow the page here: www.facebook.com/thelivelylibrary

Langley Shazor is now a columnist for The Loafer Magazine, a local arts and events publication.  His column, The Casual Word, features his poetry and other original works. It can be found at theloaferonline.com

Raamesh Gowri Raghavan and other members of IN haiku Mumbai invite everyone to view their new blog https://cafehaiku.wordpress.com/. Your comments will be encouraging.

Cindy M. Hutchings’ chapbook, Tree Talk, written to a tree, published by MoonPath Press, includes 42 poems paired with 42 unique and beautiful tree images. A poem and photo from the book are at: http://moonpathpress.com/CindyHutchings.htm

Robert P. Hansen recently published 2015: A Year of Poetry and Exploitation and Other Stories ---Science Fiction and mystery short stories. Visit his blog rphansenauthorpoet.wordpress.com for samples of his work and links to online retailers.

Michael Lee Johnson chief editor and Ken Allan Dronsfield co-editor are excited about the release of a new poetry book shaking the poetry world apart, 53 professional poets on the rise, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, now available on Amazon.com and Europe.  Buy now: https://www.createspace.com/6126977

Marcus E. Omer has published his 3rd Poetry Book entitled Facing the World With Chuckles & Sighs. The book has 132 pages, and as the title indicates, has two distinct sections. The humor we find in this life and the more serious side. The Poetry Book may be found at Lulu.com.  

Jack Horne announces the release of his second poetry collection, Living, Loving & Legends. This book is currently available from eTreasuresPublishing.com or Amazon, price £2.10/$2.99 http://jackhorne.blogspot.co.uk

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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


Peggy Dugan French’s print publication, Shemom, is always looking for new writers.  Please send poems or haiku to pdfrench@cox.net for consideration. https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Marianne Szlyk is always looking for poems and flash fiction inspired by music, art, and nature for her blog-zine, The Song Is....  Any length is fine, and previously published poems are as well.  Just be sure that you have the rights to your poem.  Please send your work to thesongis@gmail.com .  For more information, see this link: http://thesongis.blogspot.com/

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.

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 or contact him by email for any questions ipoetdavid2@gmail.com  I can only put out my print journal twice a year, $8 one issue, $22 for a 3 issue subscription. A high price to pay, I know, but am still mostly a not-for-profit magazine. I am keeping the price for $10 an issue for international subscribers.

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.


  1. I would like to welcome the new contributors to Whispers. You each will find it an enjoyable experience not only to contribute but also to read the wonderful and high quality poems that we all share. Karen is such a kind and caring site manager and all who have worked with her find her so helpful. Welcome: Bibhu Padhi—India, Chelsea Jones—United States, Mary Gunn—Ireland, Lin Lane—United States,
    Marc Livanos—United States, Glena Frazier—United States,
    Marilyn Ward—United Kingdom,
    David Turner—United States,
    Barbara Robinette—United States,
    Bredan McBreen—United States

    Charlene McCutcheon-United States

  2. Dear Charlene,

    Thank you for the warm welcome of our new writers. You are such a light at our poetry community. Each of us share our little piece of it. I welcome all our new writers, too, and all those who journey with us.


  3. Once again I am grateful to be a part of this writing community. Thank you, Karen, for your continued support of writers, poets, and authors, and for your support of To God be the Glory! Publications and Creative Inspirations. May God continue blessing you and yours abundantly! Congratulations to all the new poets. Blessings to you!

    -MJ (wwww.tgbtgpublictions.com)

    1. Dear Maurice,

      You have such kind heart. Thank you for the support and encouragement you give me and other writers. Best wishes always.