Category Archives: poetry

Submissions are open for Kansas City Voices Vol. 15!

  SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES| KANSAS CITY VOICES We accept poetry, prose, and art of all media. Submissions do not need to be about Kansas City or the Midwest. You do not have to live in Kansas City to be published by us. We publish voices from around the world. All work must be unpublished in other formats at time of submission, including… Read more »

KC Voices: A Celebration!

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  Come support Whispering Prairie Press as we raise funds to publish the next volume of Kansas City Voices! You’ll be entertained by past KCV contributors doing readings of poetry and prose! Plus, we will have a silent auction for bidding on items donated by past artists and local businesses. Tickets are $5 at the Uptown Arts Bar. Come support… Read more »

KCVY Submissions extended!

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In response to overwhelming interest, we’re happy to announce that we have extended the submission deadline for Kansas City Voices Youth Vol. 2! Submissions are currently open through December 15, 2018 through our Submittable page. Art, Poetry, Prose…show us your work! Accepted pieces will be featured in Kansas City Voices Youth Vol. 2 published in Spring 2019. Check out the… Read more »

“What’s Trending at Johnson County Library” – Helen Hokanson

Books! It’s what we all think of when we hear library. And when we hear library, we probably think books. But libraries have evolved since you visited as a child. Here are five ways Johnson County Library specifically supports writers. Writers Conference – our 2nd annual writers conference happened the last weekend of October. With Abigail Thomas as a keynote,… Read more »

“Put Your Write Foot In” – Leah Merrill

How to get published for the first time If you’ve never been published, the whole “non-artsy” side of the writing business can seem as daunting as a genre you’ve never written. Agents, queries, advances, proposals—frankly, I wouldn’t know where to start, either. There are enough books out there to help you land a million-dollar book deal that I won’t add… Read more »

“One question” Twitter blog – Jennifer Leeper

Like atoms or molecules, words for me as a writer are the building blocks of the living expression of my imagination. I say living because a poem or a piece of prose grows and changes over time as its meaning is shaped and reshaped, discovered and rediscovered by readers. Since I wrote my first poem in elementary school, I have… Read more »

Open for submissions!

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Kansas City Voices is open for submissions Help us get the word out! It’s as easy as clicking any of our four Click to Tweet Codes below! “Got art? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: @KC_Voices Magazine. Open to all. Deadline: March 15. Details here: https://ctt.ec/fG5s2+ #artists #art” ~ Click here to tweet. “It was a bright and cold day in April… Got prose? CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS @KC_Voices… Read more »

Troubadour Poetry Contest: Winners Announced

“Love music? Love poetry? Love prizes?” Over 80 poets, budding troubadours all, answered the call to compete for our Troubadour Poetry Award. The award, established by Milton Siegele, celebrates the union of music, language, and storytelling. When we asked Siegele’s reasons for establishing the award, he said, “Stories meet our most primal need to understand life. Many of the best… Read more »

Deadline: November 30th

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Love music? Love poetry? Love prizes? The 2015 Troubadour Poetry Award is your chance to submit your poems inspired by modern Troubadours! Send us your entry by November 30th for a chance to win $1,000. Troubadours Poetry Award-Poems inspired by today’s Troubadours. Love Van Morrison? Prefer Nora Jones? No form restrictions. Must be inspired by a musician and/or lyrics of… Read more »

Congratulations to our Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone for participating in Whispering Prairie Press’s annual contest! Our judges had a lot of fun reviewing your terrific submissions, and we are excited to share the results.   Art 1st place Leisure by Rita Guile of Mission, KS 2nd place Untitled Black & White photograph by Meaghan Golden of Glen Falls, NY 3rd place Golden Slippers by… Read more »