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Kansas City Voices Volume 16 Art Editor: Laura Baker

An artist, a self-published author, and an interior architect, it’s hard to imagine Laura Baker having time to add anything else to her plate. Like many people, Laura lost her job due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. Staying true to her last name, she decided to use this unexpected time to pursue a 10-year passion project that led her to… Read more »

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 »

Reading for Writers: Guest Post by Leah Merrill

I CAME, I READ, I CONQUERED: READING FOR WRITERS There are two kinds of people in the world: those who enjoyed literature class, and those who despised it with the kind of hatred usually reserved for evil dictators and traffic jams. Both these kinds of people become writers. And if you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard that becoming a better… Read more »

Regional Writing (Guest Blog Post by Leah Merrill)

NOW, WHERE ARE YOU FROM?: CRAFTING PITCH PERFECT REGIONAL WRITING Southern Gothic, rural noir, hello-to-all-that city stories. Every area of the United States has a distinct flavor and a genre all its own. You can learn the tropes by reading the genre, and decide on the narrative structures that best fit your story, but how do you capture the sound… Read more »

Welcome writers!

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Greetings writers, readers and creative folks! It is late summer and the tall grass glows golden in the August heat. After a few quiet months here at Whispering Prairie Press, we are happy to be back, basking in the light and the new blood that holds our project. Our newly infused board now includes Tom, Spencer, Sandy and Lindsay. If… Read more »

Volume 14 Preorders Now Available

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ORDER YOURS TODAY http://www.wppress.org/purchase/ Now is your chance to preorder Kansas City Voices, Volume 14. Published by Whispering Prairie Press, Kansas City Voices is the only journal of its kind produced in the Kansas City area. We support emerging writers and artists, many published for the first time. A limited supply of this issue will be printed, so order by August 15 to ensure you… Read more »