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 »

Guest Post: Addressing Gender Stereotypes in Fiction

February’s guest post is courtesy of Leah Merrill www.leahmerrillwrites.wordpress.com ***** WOMEN ARE FROM GILEAD, MEN ARE FROM WESTEROS: ADDRESSING GENDER STEREOTYPES IN FICTION I say florist, you say…? I say firefighter, you say…? Chances are, you said “heroine” to the first and “hero” to the second. This is called a subconscious gender bias. Nurturing, “decorative” jobs are assigned to the female… Read more »

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 All work must be unpublished in other formats at time of submission, including… Read more »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 »

A new spin on NaNoWriMo?

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Today is November 1st, and for many writers, it’s also Day 1 of NaNoWriMo (short for National Novel Writing Month), a worldwide event in which writers are encouraged to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Your dearest writer-friends (or you) may have disappeared during Novembers in the past as they feverishly try to meet this goal. Some… Read more »

Art and Community

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When you picture Art (with a capital “A”) being created, it’s perhaps common to picture the stereotypical writer alone in their home, hammering away at a keyboard with a roaring fireplace going in the background, steaming tea nearby, and a dog asleep around their feet. Or, you might envision a painter alone in their studio with nothing around them except… Read more »

Where Do You Create?

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When you picture Art (with a capital “A”) being created, it’s perhaps common to picture the stereotypical writer alone in their home, hammering away at a keyboard with a roaring fireplace going in the background, steaming tea nearby, and a dog asleep around their feet. Or you might envision a painter alone in their studio with nothing around them except… 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 »