Your Writing Wanted: Whisper and the Roar

Do you like the writing of Georgia Park, Christine Ray, David SomersetNadia GarofaloAakriti Kuntal, Nate Leland?  Do you consider yourself a feminist?  Consider submitting your writing to Whisper and the Roar.

The theme of submitted work need not be feminist, but the writer must be.

Submission Guidelines for Whisper and the Roar:

  • Send up to 3 pieces of original writing in either PDF or Word document attached to an email that includes a brief cover letter (example: Hello, my name is Charles Baudelaire! I love absinthe and dark corners, here are some of my poems!) Although we prefer previously unpublished work, we will consider published work as long as it has ONLY been published on a blog. No e-zines, e-mags, e-presses, e-books, printed works.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of the email and a link to your website/where you write/where you want people to go if they’re interested in more of your writing.
  • Understand that you will not be paid for your submission. We are a small collective, and can only offer support in building your platform and showing your work to our own audience.
  • Understand we do not own the rights to your work, the rights are yours and yours only. We only publish your piece once, with the potential to reblog.
  • Allow up to 4-6 weeks for a response.
  • If you prefer to send a blind manuscript, do not include your name or a cover letter in the attached document.
  • Send submissions to: whisperandtheroar@gmail.com

Your Writing Wanted: Whisper and the Roar

Do you like the writing of Georgia Park, Christine Ray, David SomersetNadia GarofaloAakriti Kuntal, Nate Leland?  Do you consider yourself a feminist?  Consider submitting your writing to Whisper and the Roar.

The theme of submitted work need not be feminist, but the writer must be.

Submission Guidelines for Whisper and the Roar:

  • Send up to 3 pieces of original writing in either PDF or Word document attached to an email that includes a brief cover letter (example: Hello, my name is Charles Baudelaire! I love absinthe and dark corners, here are some of my poems!) Although we prefer previously unpublished work, we will consider published work as long as it has ONLY been published on a blog. No e-zines, e-mags, e-presses, e-books, printed works.
  • Include a brief bio in the body of the email and a link to your website/where you write/where you want people to go if they’re interested in more of your writing.
  • Understand that you will not be paid for your submission. We are a small collective, and can only offer support in building your platform and showing your work to our own audience.
  • Understand we do not own the rights to your work, the rights are yours and yours only. We only publish your piece once, with the potential to reblog.
  • Allow up to 4-6 weeks for a response.
  • If you prefer to send a blind manuscript, do not include your name or a cover letter in the attached document.
  • Send submissions to: whisperandtheroar@gmail.com

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Meet the New Secret First Draft!

Secret First Draft has a bold and edgy new look and is welcoming its inaugural group of SFD Writer’s Collective Members this month:

1Wise-Woman of A Lion Sleeps in the Heart of the Brave

Oloriel Moonshadow of color me in cyanide and cherry

Aurora Phoenix of insights from inside

Hudson Biko Mwalagho of Piece by Piece HB

Christina Strigas of You can’t break up with a soul mate

Zelda Reville of Zelda Reville: A Sea of Illusions

This amazing group of writers will be contributing original content to SFD. SFD is also seeking guest bloggers to keep our content fresh and exciting.  We will also continue to bring you reblogs from the writers of Sudden Denouement, Secret First Draft, Whisper and the Roar and other divergent voices we think you will want to be reading.

If you are interested in becoming a member of SFD or contributing a guest writer contact the Editors at secretfirstdraft@gmail.com

 

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective But Were Afraid to Ask

Q: What is the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective?!

A: The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and its sister sites Secret First Draft and Whisper and The Roar are forums for divergent literature that we hope excite and challenge you.

Our writers come from around the world but we share a passion for writing and all write because we have to.  We value and respect each other as writers and as human beings. We are committed to inspiring each other and producing high quality work.

Q: What will I find on each site?

A: Sudden Denouement: Monday through Friday we publish original work by our Collective members.  We highlight one writer, collaboration or special feature per day.  Weekends are dedicated to Indie Saturday Blogs and reblogs from our incredible writers so you can get a further taste of what they offer.  Sometimes we run guest posts and guest reblogs because we roll that way.

Secret First Draft: SFD is dedicated to highlighting the stellar work of the members of Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and friends of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.  We also try to bring attention to fierce writers we think you should be reading.  We are super excited to be adding original content to SFD later this Spring as we launch the first SFD Collective writers.

Whisper and the Roar: The Whisper and the Roar is a feminist literary collective managed by SD’s own Georgia Park.  Georgia welcomes submissions from any feminist writer—the content of the original work does not need to be feminist but the writer does.

Q: Sounds interesting.  How big is the time commitment to be an SD, SFD or W&R writer?

A: Collective members submit two original pieces per month.  They can choose their own black & white image or the editors can help them find one.  Collective members are expected to respond to reader comments on their blog pieces and to show love and support to other Collective writers.

Q: I don’t like the idea of giving up my work.  Does SD own the rights of writing published on its sites?

A: The individual writers retain ownership of their original work.  We encourage our writers to reblog their Collective publications to their own blogs the same day they are posted by the Collective.  We do ask that whenever this work is shared that it clearly stated that it was originally published on our site.

Q: What are the advantages of being a Collective member?

A: The bragging rights! We think the writers of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective are the coolest badasses on WordPress.  We also provide each other constant support, encouragement and creative inspiration.  There are exciting opportunities for collaboration, including The Weyward Sisters.  We are also launching a Collective Publication page to provide a centralized location to check out and purchase the books our amazing Collective writers have published or have available for pre-order.

Q: Cool! How does become a member of the SD Collective?

A: New members are considered on an ongoing basis based on our current needs.  We have just extended the deadline of our March Madness Divergent Literature Contest until April 15th.  Click here for information about submitting your work to Whisper and the Roar.

Are You Following Secret First Draft?!

Secret First Draft is a site of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective that is dedicated to highlighting the stellar work of the members of Sudden Denouement Literary Collective and friends of the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.  We also bring attention to other fierce writers we think you should be reading.

Don’t Over Text Me-Georgia Park

“I’m commitment phobic and I actually like you. I want to text you all the time and eat you out for hours and cook you dinner.”

“Please do not over text me, I’m too busy.”

“I’m gonna do it right now.”

“That’s silly. I’m standing right here, and I refuse to respond.”

My phone vibrates, and I don’t touch it. He smiles at me. It’s very awkward. I have a giggle inside me that I’m hiding, for good reasons.

I look at him sternly, exhausted.

[Georgia Park is creator of Private Bad Thoughts, curator of Whisper and the Roar a feminist literary collective, and a writer for Sudden Denouement. She is a wonderful poet with an enormous heart. We can’t imagine this journey without her. Please check out more of her wonderful work.]