Author Spotlight – the soul whispers blog

Today we are looking at https://thesoulwhispersblog.com A beautiful blog filled with poetry and self reflection. She says that “Blogging has provided me with a creative outlet and opportunity to connect with other indie authors. I love being a part of the indie writing community.”

When we asked what or who got you started? She responded “I started writing a blog 5 years ago with the hopes of feeling heard. I’m an introvert with a very busy mind. Writing is a creative expression of my inner reflections on experiences, emotional health and spiritual understanding.”

A Canadian blogger who enjoys nature, strong coffee and time with her pup (A Yorkie named Winston). She also loves traveling and experiencing the world through different culture, architecture, food and landscapes. Her creative husband has toured with multiple musicians.

She says of getting writer’s block : “Writer’s block is part of the process. When I experience writer’s block I give myself the time I need to ‘not write.’ At the same time, I also charge through the feelings of self-doubt and questioning by writing in my journal – knowing that I am free to write non-sense, make mistakes, and that a gem may appear in the mess.”

Call for submissions

We at Fae Corps use the blog & newsletter to spotlight amazing indie artists. We have asked for Indies to submit your work to be seen on Fae Speaks (Blog/newsletter). We got to talking about it and decided that we want to do a yearly anthology of the best of what is received. We will be pulling out of the ones that are submitted to the blog (we have been holding on to poetry recently to start the new year off properly.) So any art, poetry, flash or shorts that you would like to see on Fae Speaks… Send us at faecorpspublishing@gmail.com subject Fae Speaks we are not limiting topic or genre (with the minor exceptions of keep it blog acceptable… Mo major gore or erotica) The best from the 2021 selections will be in this anthology. You will see your work shared across social media as well.

In case you are unaware…. (All of the submissions must be in English as we are not fluent in other languages, but if you want to submit it also in another language with the translation it is acceptable.)

Art must be at least 300dpi jpeg or png. We can publish less on the blog/newsletter but it has to be this quality for book publishing. So if you want to be considered for the anthology, please be sure that the art is useable for such.

Poetry is not limited… But please it has to be edited. (No spelling mistakes or huge amounts of eye popping issues with the layout) Be aware that the anthology will have limited to the best of what is recieved.

Flash is up to 500 words. For this it should be a polished piece. If it is not it will be sent back unpublished with a request to fix the mistakes.

Shorts up to 5k word count. We can accept if it is slightly longer but we are not looking at publishing novella’s on Fae Speaks. Let’s use good judgement here. Again it should be publish ready. If it is not we will send it back asking for you to edit it.

Slamming Holiday!

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So…Poets! we are going to do a celebration for Yule of the written word.

We are looking for video of slam poetry to fill the day with.

We want slam style spoken word.

We want to celebrate the Holiday with the magic of poetry.

This is not a paid call, it is just fun.

We are wanting to showcase not just the words, but the energy and magic of the poet as well.

Topic is unlimited, time is limited to no more than 20 minutes each.

We will post the accepted videos to the social media outlets all day of the 23rd.

We would like some that celebrates holiday magic, but we are only doing the restriction that it be spoken poetry, no vulgarity, no violent themes.  send videos to faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with the topic of YULETIDE POETRY SLAM!

Include in the Video an introduction and in the email a bio with links.

Call for submissions deadline near

We currently have 2 anthologies we are accepting content for. Both will be published in October. We look forward to your submission!

Is your goal to reach the moon? or something that feels nearly as impossible? tell us about it, artistically.

The above image is the Cover.

Requirements:

Art/Photography: Up to 5 each must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each

Flash Fiction: 600 max word count.


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Due by August 31st, 2020:

Fae Dreams — goals/dreams/plans are the theme.

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Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Fae Dreams.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.


This anthology reward is a free Ebook copy and the opportunity to order author copies of the printed version.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Looking for a place for your Horror fix? Nightmare Whispers is going to be the best of Horror we can find.

The Image above will be the cover.

Requirements:

Short Story word count min/max: 3k/5k

Art/Photography: up to five must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each per topic

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Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Nightmare Whispers.

Due by August 31st, 2020:

Nightmare Whispers —

Horror theme. Short stories/Poetry/Art/Haiku/Photography.

This is a paid anthology. You will if you get in receive a portion of the royalties…however you will be expected to assist in the marketing of the anthology.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. Gore is acceptable, however do keep it reasonable, no one wants to read gore for gore’s sake. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Scheduled introductions

Ok, I was lapse this week. Cyndi usually does other things and leaves the blog up to me…My notes are a mess and she couldn’t do the author spotlight for me. I was not well and ended up being unable to give either blog the attention it needed. I apologize and have decided to try to do some posts ahead so that these go up when they are supposed to, whether I feel good or not.

So here is the schedule for the author spotlights and such: On August 20 We will be featuring Christine Bialczak. On August 27 we will feature K.T. Seto (who was in Through the Sunshine but I am not finding on the blog…probably me being absent minded.) On September 3 We will feature Melissa Ball On September 10 we will be taking a short break from the author spotlights to announce the authors in the two anthologies that we are currently taking submissions for. The deadline is August 31 so the tenth gives us time to sort the incoming submissions to determine who will be in the anthologies.

We will be returning to the author spotlights after that, as I have 3 more on my list (Susan Eaton, Janean McBreaty, & George Latimer). However, I also will be doing author spotlights for the authors in Fae Dreams and Nightmare Whispers.

If you are interested in being featured here then fill out the questionnaire and I will slip you into the queue. Also, remember the deadline for Fae Dreams and Nightmare Whispers is fast approaching. We are rather pleased with the submissions received so far.

Authors!

In the last week or so we have received quite a few author spotlight requests. Normally I would try to do them as soon as I get them, but it is too many at once. So I am going to start scheduling them on Thursday. Please check here and take a serious look at the authors we have to showcase.

Call for submissions deadline fast approaching

We currently have 2 anthologies we are accepting content for. Both will be published in October. We look forward to your submission!

Is your goal to reach the moon? or something that feels nearly as impossible? tell us about it, artistically.

The above image is the Cover.

Requirements:

Art/Photography: Up to 5 each must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each

Flash Fiction: 600 max word count.


~~~~

Due by August 31st, 2020:

Fae Dreams — goals/dreams/plans are the theme.

~~~~

Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Fae Dreams.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.


This anthology reward is a free Ebook copy and the opportunity to order author copies of the printed version.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Looking for a place for your Horror fix? Nightmare Whispers is going to be the best of Horror we can find.

The Image above will be the cover.

Requirements:

Short Story word count min/max: 3k/5k

Art/Photography: up to five must be printable quality

Poetry/Haiku: up to 5 each per topic

~~~~

Submissions email to Faecorpspublishing@gmail.com with a subject of Nightmare Whispers.

Due by August 31st, 2020:

Nightmare Whispers —

Horror theme. Short stories/Poetry/Art/Haiku/Photography.

This is a paid anthology. You will if you get in receive a portion of the royalties…however you will be expected to assist in the marketing of the anthology.

Editing is provided. If your story is in draft form it is still acceptable, however it must be readable. Gore is acceptable, however do keep it reasonable, no one wants to read gore for gore’s sake. We are here to showcase good indie authors, and are more than willing to help those just getting started.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Call for submissions!

We are in process of processing the poetry that came in. In the discussion of layout, it was decided that we would look for a couple of short faery stories and some art to decorate the pages of the anthology.

So we are opening up a call for art and short stories. We are setting a deadline for the 15th of October. We will be getting back to the people who submitted poetry this week.

This call rules :

  • The submissions must be non erotica. We have decided this anthology as being family friendly.
  • Art submissions must be sent in jpg or png format in email to faecorpspublish@gmail.com
  • Story is not to exceed 5000 words. It is to be sent in doc format to the above address.
  • Both story and art should have a faery or fantasy theme.
  • Though it likely should go without saying, but the work must be yours and capable of publication. If you do not have the publication rights it is not something that we can take. We are not worried about where you have or have not published it before as long as you retain publication rights.
  • We will be willing to take last minute poetry submissions, however the ones recieved before the deadline take priority. Any poems recieved up until the end of this call will be used as we feel that it is useful.
  • We are at this time not able to pay contributors but we are also not charging fees.

Authors Wanted


Want to be featured on this blog? We feature indie authors and their work to try and expose the world to the wonder of the Indie Author. Fill out this questionnaire. Then check back. Most of the time we will post your spotlight within 48 hrs.

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