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Flash Fiction Contest

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Our flash fiction contest during the month of August offers a $100 prize and publication in Kansas City Voices Magazine, Volume 16. The story should be between 650 and 1000 words. Please submit your piece and the $10 fee on Submittable by September 7th, 2020. The contest will be judged by the Whispering Prairie Press editorial board. The contest will… Read more »

Compost in the Time of Corona

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guest blog post by Mary Silwance It is time to turn the compost. Underneath the rotting vegetables, coffee grounds and grass clippings, rich soil has been forming for years. I untwist the ends of the hardware cloth to reshape the cylinder anew next to where it used to stand. Once I have created a new cylinder, I will transfer the… Read more »

Online Reading A Success!

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Whispering Prairie Press was very pleased with our first online reading, April 26th, to help us celebrate National Poetry Month! Through the experience, we regained a sense of community and comradery that feels a little challenging to find while isolated at home. We were very moved by all the poems and the music that brought us to places of reflection,… Read more »

A Writer’s Time

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When I wake up in these uncertain times, before I check my phone and the barrage of news, I imagine myself back in the quiet cabin.  In my twenties, I spent days isolated in a cabin in Northern New Mexico without central heat or a toilet. It was winter, and if I didn’t keep the wood stove stoked through the… Read more »