What is Echoes?
Echoes is a magazine filled with terrific stories, poems, and drawings by people in all walks of life -- beginner and seasoned professional alike. It's handsome, always enjoyable, and not afraid to be thought-provoking.
Sections in this document:
- What Echoes is all about - editorial philosophy and purpose
- What kind of people write the stories and poems in Echoes?
- Recent stories and poems
- What do our readers say?
- See for yourself -- access issues of Echoes
Echoes is a bimonthly magazine of stories, poems, and drawings by people in all walks of life.
We look for good writing that is interesting and exciting -- especially thought-provoking work that affirms the value of the person by showing how people respond to the events in their lives.
A story or poem may show people at their best or at their worst. It may portray positive results from treating people with value and respect, or it may reveal the pain or damage caused by situations or people that ignore or diminish the value of the person. Or it may show people's tremendous perception and feeling. You'll care about what happens to the characters in these stories -- you'll see what they see and feel what they feel.
We seek writing that expresses the author's experience with or perception of life and the powerful feelings we all experience in the course of our lives -- pain, love, uncertainty, joy, anger, fear -- the emotions that motivate and empower us, or inhibit growth and block our ability to act. Echoes reflects the personality, thoughts and feelings of the writers.
Echoes is a magazine for people who have something to say (in a creative way), and for those who want to hear what others are saying.
Whatkind of people write for Echoes?
We've published stories and poetry by people of all ages and all walks of life, from coast to coast and from as far away as Switzerland, Germany, and New Zealand. You'll find stories and poems by professional writers, surgeons and attorneys, housewives (and househusbands), urban planners and ministers, veterans and retirees, high-school students, and college professors (including the directors of several creative writing programs). All with different experiences and a talent for sharing them.
Overall, we can publish less than 10% of the work submitted, but Echoes is accessible for new and student writers, in addition to those who are more experienced.
We ask all contributors to permit their work to be included by the Library of Congress for their program of sound recordings and Braille publications for the handicapped.
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Here are just a few of the terrific stories featured in Echoes:
- Vietnam, 1969 -- The Huey develops a mechanical problem, and El finds herself stranded overnight at a firebase. Then Bedtime Charley changes the "rules" and a furious firefight erupts. "Night Attack" by Gene Moser - issue #17 - Memorial Day 1997
- High school wrestling and grandpa's maple syrup are important ingredients as Brian learns why his grandpa won't ever come to see one of his matches or tell him about the death of his parents. "Cradle Dreams" by Ann Mack - Issue #16
- The Lone Driver stops to pick up a young hitchhiker on a cold, rainy day in Nebraska, and he can't believe it when she tells him what the last driver did and how she came to be dumped between exits. "Runaway" by The Lone Driver - Issue #14.
- A minister decides to build a giant cross out of bowling balls, but his teenage daughter Ronnie and her friend find a way to "spare" herself from embarrassment. "Bowling the Cosmos" by Kari Sharp hill - Issue #10.
- Gayle lost her husband in Vietnam and the last thing she wants to do is take her father to the Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor to honor his fallen comrades, but she finds herself as moved by the experience as he is. "Water of the Pearl" by Carole Bellacera - Issue #4.
- Pinkie is broke and has to live on the beach because he has is homeless -- but he's determined not to miss the big dance party at the Huntington Beach Inn tonight! "Shave and a Haircut" by Philip Good - Issue #3.
- On a hike in Yosemite with her mom, thirteen-year-old Rosie encounters a llama, makes friends with a three-legged dog, goes fishing with Jeb, and enjoys being sick! "Queen of the Lake" by Judith Windt - Issue #14.
- Still unsure of themselves, young Laurie and Connie look on with envy as the always-perfect Carrie Adams dates the cutest boy around. Everything seems to be going her way . . . "I Am a Rock" by Susan Dugan - Issue #11.
- Rebecca falls in love with a man she met on the Internet, and at last he's coming to see her. "Dear Penfriend" by P. C. Needham - Issue #2
- Laura spends a delightful summer day on a secluded beach, and meets a man who is truly like no other! Years later she still can't get over the experience. "Mustang Island" by Dan McAfee - Issue #1
The poems are alive and easy to read, inspired by nearly everything you can imagine. Here are a few examples from recent issues:
- loved ones, family life, expecting a baby
- a quiet drive in the country
- childhood memories and growing old
- powerful events like the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam war
- life in Appalachia and in the 'hood
- historical figures like Geronimo and Tuskegee
- In other words, just about anything you might stop to notice or think about.
Every issue of Echoes is different. About the only thing you can be sure of is that the stories and poems will be well written and enjoyable to read, the kind of writing that stays in your thoughts long after you turn the last page.
Whether you're looking to get a new perspective on everyday life or to escape from it for a while, Echoes is for you!
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What do otherreaders think?
Here are some recent letters we've received:
"The magazine is delightful, the stories and poetry exceptional! "
W.S., Bakersfield, CA
"[Echoes] is a magazine of ordinary people with something extraordinary to say. It is well worth your time to listen."
-- From the review by "Gunny" Fallon
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