From the Editor
From the Editor Sitting on the veranda, among pines and oaks, looking out at my apple, pear and cherry trees with a hot cup of coffee in my hands I gaze east into the Colorado Desert 4,000 feet below, east to the Butterfield Stage route, east to the Salton Sea 233 feet below sea level and further off the Colorado River and east . . . . . . east into America. I mused how this land, its early people the Kumeyaay and the Yuma, its mountain men, its settlers and present inhabits of America stories could be told. For here lays a great labyrinth of literary and visual culture. How to tell it? How to see it? As I sipped my coffee, I pondered how I could offer the emerging writers and artists a means so they could present their work to the reader and viewer while honing their craft. Ah, a fine literary and visual cultural publishing company … Mountain Tales Press. Whisperings magazine, an imprint of Mountain Tales Press, is a literary and visual cultural quarterly publication which brings to its discriminating worldwide readers works of international authors in the genres of flash literature (fiction, prose poetry, and vignette), fiction—folktales, legends, narrative, prose poetry, novelettes, short stories; nonfiction—memoir, essay and narrative; and poetic work—poetry, ekphrasis poetry, serial poetry and stories in verse [children’s poetry]; and works of international artists in the art genres of paintings, installation art, sculptures, photography, photographic essays and printmaking. Give us your writing . . . give us your art. Take us into your storytelling your adventure. The art of storytelling—voice, breathing, body, language, and all the human elements of communication that’s used in communicating ideas, messages, thoughts that is the soul of the writer . . . the artist. After you have spent hours, weeks, or months on your writing, on your artwork, finding a place for publication, a place for exhibition can seem like a daunting journey filled with twists, turns and steep climbs. Here at Mountain Tales Press we offer a place to hone your craft. We accept emerging and experience artist—writers and visual artists. We want writing and art that is original unpublished work which is sharp, relentless, coursing with energy and able to thrive in the harshest of places—the reader the viewer, all while maintaining a vulnerable, succulent interior. Make us swoon. Dazzle us. A contributor whose work has been selected for publication in Whisperings magazine will be considered for the “Ghost Mountain Award.” Mountain Tales Press has established the Ghost Mountain Ward for works of creative excellence that explores the varied literary genre and the tapestry of the visual world. This award is issued to the best literary work and artwork of each issue, as selected by our editors, in the amount of a $50 cash prize to each winner paid through PayPal, and recognized on the web page . We are honored to have brought to our print and digital readers since 2012 works from the United States, Canada, Great Britain (England and Wales), France, China, Grand Cayman, Israel, Russia, India, and South Africa works of fine literature and visual culture. Here at Mountain Tales Press we encourage creativity of the artist—literature and visual art. As part of this effort we provide publications Whisperings magazine to libraries here in the United States and aboard. Here in the quiet of the library the reader can nestle into an easy chair and enjoy the imagery work of our storytellers. Letting the reader’s mind roam and stimulate works of their own artist creativity. A listing of library bookshelves are found on our website. The publication is available both in digital format and print at …ISSN 2324-7711 (print) ISSN 2324-7754 (online). Subscription to the magazine is found at .
Flash literature (fiction, prose poetry, and vignette), fiction—folktales, legends, narrative, prose poetry, novelettes, short stories); nonfiction—memoir, essay and narrative; poetic work—poetry, ekphrasis poetry, serial poetry and stories in verse [children’s poetry]; and art genres of paintings, installation art, sculptures, photography, photographic essays and printmaking. We have a “No Entry Fee” and “No Application Fee” policy for a contributor to submit work for considered. Please see our Submission Guidelines section of our website for more details: http://mountaintalespress.com/submission/
Editors Name Carl D. Fredsti
Print publication? Yes
Circulation Print – 746, Digital – 1,127
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL http://mountaintalespress.com/submission/
Approx. Response Time? 3 months
How often do you publish? Quarterly
Year Founded? 2012
Do you pay?