Ghosts and Ghastly Things – submissions now open

We are currently open to submissions for Ghosts and Ghastly Things: an anthology of spooky tales.

Here’s what we’re looking for in brief:

  • Any sort of spooky tale in pretty much any genre; think: ghosts and hauntings, monsters and witches, things that go bump in the night, demons, curses…
  • You can submit up to 2 short stories, each between 2,000-6,000 words in length
  • When the anthology is released it will be posted on Wattpad
  • There is NO monetary payment for accepted submissions, however, a PDF copy of the anthology will be made available for contributors.
  • Don’t forget we do accept stories that have been posted on blogs and websites.

To learn more about this anthology, please check out the submission guidelines.  The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2017.

We can’t wait to read your spooky tales!

Love Letters to Gaia – submissions now open

We are currently open to submissions for our first anthology in the Love Letters series, Love Letters to Gaia.

For this anthology we are looking for poems and letters dedicated to and honouring the earth.

Here’s what we’re looking for in brief:

  • The scope for this collection is wide: nature, the environment, earth spirituality, paganism, folklore, natural spaces, deities…for a more detailed list of ideas and themes, see the section “Let’s Talk Theme” on the submission guidelines page.
  • You can submit:
    • up to 5 poems (max 50 lines each), or
    • up to 5 letters (max 1500 words each), or
    • a mix of up to 5 poems and letters
  • When the anthology is released it will be posted on Wattpad
  • There is NO monetary payment for accepted submissions, however, a PDF copy of the anthology will be made available for contributors.
  • Don’t forget we do accept stories and poems that have been posted on blogs and websites.

To learn more about this anthology, please check out the submission guidelines.  The provisional deadline for submissions is 5 August 2017, though this might be extended.

We can’t wait to read your earth-inspired poems and letters!

Whispers and Echoes – creative writing prompts…

The deadline for Issue 2 of Whispers and Echoes is still some distance away so there is still plenty of time to get your submissions written and sent in.  If you are in need of a little inspiration, here is a selection of writing prompts to get those creative juices flowing before the submission window closes.

Below you will find ten prompts, five word prompts and five photo prompts.  Let your imagination run wild and see what you can come up with.

And, if your story / stories are 100 words or less, or your poem(s) 10 lines or under, please consider submitting it / them to Issue 2.  You can read the full submission guidelines here.

I can’t wait to read what you’ve been inspired to write!

To see past word and picture prompts and inspiration ideas, check out the inspiration link at the top of the page.

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Word Prompts

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Stars

hopes, dreams, wishes, space, night sky

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The Sea

adrift, floating, safe harbour, storm, mermaids, waves, ships

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Yarn

knitting, sheep, story-telling, wool, lies

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Fortune

four leaf clover, treasure, good luck, destiny, fortune-telling

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Diary

secrets, journal, records, planning

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Picture Prompts

 

 

 

Summer Spells

Summer Spells is a multi-author seasonal anthology, the second from Dreaming Spirit Press.

Within it you will find a selection of poems and stories covering a whole host of themes, all of them inspired by the magic of the summer season.

So if you have a moment, please support the talented authors who sent their amazing work this way, by reading, voting and commenting.

To learn more about this anthology, please visit the Summer Spells anthology page.  To read the anthology for FREE via Wattpad, clicking the cover below.

Summer Spells – a multi-author anthology of poetry and prose

The first poems and short stories from our Summer 2017 anthology, Summer Spells, are now available to read, for FREE, via Wattpad.  The remainder will be released over the coming days, so be sure to check it out!

What is the anthology about?

The summer season is often enchanting. It is a time of warm weather and sunshine, a time where many seek to escape from the normality of life. A time for holidays and vacations. A time for love and romance. But it is also the time of the Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year, a time for the Fae, a time for magic…

Within these pages you will find poetry and prose all of which has been inspired by the summer season and the spells it can weave. Sometimes the inspiration behind the piece is obvious; for other, more eclectic pieces, the inspiration must be sought out. Either way, these pages hold much enchantment.

So find the cool shade of a weeping willow or a meadow full of wildflowers still coated in morning dew…sit in the middle of a stone circle on Midsummer’s Day or simply recline out of the sun on your sofa or nestled into your favourite armchair, maybe with a glass of something cold and refreshing, and enjoy the magic of the season…

To learn more about this multiple-author anthology, visit its page here or head straight over to Wattpad by clicking the anthology cover or the link below:

https://www.wattpad.com/story/109782595-summer-spells-a-multi-author-anthology-of-poetry

Summer Spells anthology newsletter


Summer Spells ~ Summer Anthology 2017 ~ Newsletter


For Writers, Readers and Reviewers

[last updated 30 / 5 / 2017 – the date by which contributors will hear back about their submissions has been extended by one more day]

Submissions are now closed for the Summer 2017 anthology, Summer Spells.  Thanks to everyone who submitted.  This newsletter will hopefully answer any questions you might have.

When will I hear back about my submission(s)?

Within the next few days (no later than Tuesday 30th May 2017 Wednesday 31st May 2017).  I am currently working through the poems and stories we received for the anthology, collating them as I go.  Once I’ve put the anthology together, I will email all those who submitted.  Those whose work has been included will be sent their PDF contributors copy at the same time.

Where will I be able to find the anthology when it’s released?

On Wattpad.  The link for the anthology is: https://www.wattpad.com/story/109782595-summer-spells-a-multi-author-anthology-of-poetry

When is the anthology going to be released?

Over the first weekend in June.  For this anthology, the poems and stories are going to be published gradually over 3 days: Friday 2nd June, Saturday 3rd June and Sunday 4th June.

I’m a reviewer.  How can I get a copy of the anthology?

You can either head over to Wattpad and read the anthology there (the link can be found above) or you can send a email requesting a PDF copy of the anthology in return for providing us with a review of it once you have read it.  To learn more, please visit For Reviewers.


Any questions I haven’t covered?  Please feel free to post them in the comments section below and I will do my best to answer them.

Thank you for your patience, and your support!

Last weekend to submit to Summer Spells anthology…

It’s the last weekend to submit to the poetry and prose anthology, Summer Spells, but there is still plenty of time to get those submissions in!  Don’t forget, not only do we accept poetry anywhere from a couple of lines to thirty lines long, and fiction up to 2500 words long, but we also will accept work that has been previously published on blogs, websites and social media.  Check out the full submission guidelines here.

Have a great weekend!