call for submissions: the Whistling Fire
- The Whistling Fire is pleased to announce our June Guest Editor is
Submission Deadline May 21st
For reasons unknown even to us, we are compelled to put our thoughts
and feelings into words. We’re writers, right? We create narratives out
of the ether, out of the mystery of human experience. We write in
service of personal and political expression. We write when we are
furious. We write when we are heartbroken. We write when we can’t think
of what else to do; we write, as TS Eliot put it, to shore fragments
against our ruin. However, we don’t always (or often…or ever) get paid
to write, even though getting paid to write would be awesomely great!
We do get paid for doing other things, like working a day job that
keeps us financially afloat while we finish that historical novel about
Plymouth rock or that screenplay written from a scorpion’s POV. Trouble
is, day jobs can take up all our free time, zap our energy and make us
fear for the survival of civilization as a whole. I have a day job and
it’s both a blessing and a curse. While a non-fiction or poetic rant
about work might be therapeutic, this month is all about prose fiction.
Yours. I want to hear about your day job – write about it – whatever
that inspires. Fiction of any ilk - comedy, tragedy, absurdity or
anything in between. -Debbie Graber
Rules: Accepting fiction ONLY, under 3000 words. Please send your
submissions to <whistlingfire(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @).
Please include the words “June Editor” in your subject line. No more
than two submissions per author. Must be sent as an attachment (MS
WORD preferred). Simultaneous submissions accepted. Previously
published work is also allowed as long as the author retains the
rights. Please include a short third person bio for our contributor’s
page. Submissions Close: May 21st.
Also, there is still time to submit to our May Guest Editor. Find out
more information at www.whistlingfire.com