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The Splash Dabbler has contributors from Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Northern Cyprus, Scotland, USA, Wales...

This Week's Requests:

*These are only suggestions. Other submissions are still accepted and encouraged.
Photography: "a mile of broken stone"
Art: "say it like you mean it"
Columns: Choose someone famous who had an interesting life and sign up to write a guest column by sending your name and email address along with your topic to
Reviews: Ask your best friend to recommend a book you've never read. Read that and write a review. Or the same with a CD or art museum.
Short Stories: irony
Poetry: strawberries
Random: Contribute to the Important Issues page.
***Dont forget to check the submission guidelines.


Site Contents:

A place where writers connect to critique and receive criticism.

Poetry, short stories, articles, music/movie/book reviews, Jay's Metal Muzic Reviews, lyrics, links.
Photography, traditional, scrapbooking, tattoos, CD covers, band logos, links. 
Travel tips, hole-in-the-wall discoveries, unique cultural traditions, travel collections, stories, photos, favorite travel destinations, links.
Movies, music, books. Add your own for others to see.
Links that don't fit under writing, art or travel.
Please read before contributing to The Splash Dabbler. 
Read letters to and from the editor, Splinteredwalls.


"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." 
~Langston Hughes


Weekly Writing Prompt:

A word, phrase, sentence, concept, quote or picture to spark your imagination. Use it for poetry, short stories, lyrics or freewriting.  
If you like what you've written or want feedback, send it to and I'll post it on the site.

November 9, 2006: Bodies and stones.

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October 15: What, to you, is the most important "issue" in the world right now?

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The Trading Post:

Writing can always be improved.
If you have poetry, stories, articles, etc. ready for feedback, or if you can give honest, constructive criticism on other people's work, visit The Trading Post
This page has been created for the exchange of email addresses in the interest of connecting writers on a more personal level.
The intent is to generate more confidence in writers who want to post poetry on The Dabbler or elsewhere.


The Splash Dabbler (2006) shares a May 26th birthday with Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Nicks and Sally Ride.

***Send submissions and suggestions to Please read the submission guidelines first.