Write On

Walloon Writers Review has finished selections for the upcoming Fourth edition. Thank you to everyone who sent us great tales, reflections, poems and photography.

We are so grateful for the efforts everyone made…it’s quite an emotional experience to submit your creative work to publications! We were excited about the quality and the passion we sensed in each submission and wish we could include everything we received.

The first stage in preparing the selected pieces for publishing in the works, we want to remind potential contributors that there are a number of high quality publications ready to receive your submissions.

Michigan based New Pages https://www.newpages.com offers a comprehensive list of literary magazines with open submissions. Another literary magazine listing is Dup Trope. If you’re a bookstore stalker like me, peruse the lit mags at stores you shop so that you get first hand ideas of what makes a piece a good fit for each unique publication. Indie booksellers have an exciting selection. I am also looking at Michigan Author sections in my are bookstores and WOW! the books are terrific!

Photographers, Esthetic Lens, https://www.estheticlens.com/ edited by Michigan native David Roth, offers an exciting creative digital publication out of Chicago.

Writers, Dunes Review, Parallel North, Third Coast, …..so many publications are worthy of your consideration.

Walloon Writers Review will be popping up resources here and highlighting a few of our faves. We welcome input on places to publish, please drop us an email at editor@walloonwriters.com.

Thank you for making this such an exciting journey.


Gentle Reminder

On the way back from Taquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point, the first signs of summers end waved from atop a handful of trees.

There is still time for summer fun and yet, the night after the Perseids Meteor Shower, a yellow half moon appeared and thoughts turned to the glory of fall and the romance of deep thick snow and skiing, boarding, riding the rails and crystal clear nights.

As you consider your submission to Walloon Writers Review, keep in mind the enthusiastic audience who will get to read your story or reflection or see your photography taken here. This is your audience , where we celebrate the natural beauty and wonderful experience attached to this amazing region.

Our deadline is September 1. Please join us!

First Time Submissions Welcome!

Walloon Writers Review Call for Submissions is underway and if you have never submitted your writing or photography for publication, this is a great opportunity!

Many of us have stayed on the sidelines, unsure of how our story or poem will be received. It’s a little nerve-wracking and exciting all mixed together. Start with you and your creativity!

Here’s the 411 on submissions for our publication;

  • We include a mix of published and previously unpublished writers/photographers
  • Walloon Writers Review is a good place for your Northern Michigan or UP inspired story, poem, essay or photo
  • Photos from most phone cameras work!
  • There is no specific format, so no need to get too caught up in trying to match previous entries.
  • We limit word count to 4,000 words but your piece can certainly be shorter.
  • There just isn’t staff to give feedback so when you send it in, you will hear back from us either way but not with notes.
  • Deadline is firm for this edition …September 1st!
  • Call For Submissions Begins Wednesday, August 1 – September 1!


    Share your legend, your adventure, your story, poem or musings about Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula with our readers!  We are pleased to announce the Fourth Edition Call for Submissions begins Wednesday, August 1st.

    We have been amazed at the talented creative writing that comes our way and the jaw dropping images captured by professional cameras and mobile phones alike.  With so many social media outreaches, we are pleased to remind everyone that Walloon Writers Review was established to create an opportunity for amateur writers/photographers to professionals to share their story, moment, vision, memories, considerations and shout outs to this amazing region in print.

    We hope to add to the cacophony of magazines & books laying about, with various book marks holding the place of a reader who’s off on a hike, paddling or hoisting the sail, spotting their grandkids or cousins as they fly off screaming into the cool and luscious waters of this region.  We hope you enjoyed what you read in previous editions and toss your hat in the ring.

    Walloon Writers Review is honored to include original creative writing and photography.  All rights remain with the author/artist.  We are expanding this edition – please be a part of it!  Your accompanying photo to your story may be included.  We will accept no more than three submissions from each person.  Reprints are welcome with appropriate permission.

    Kindly consider that these magazines are available to all ages and include writing by elementary, middle and high school students who won first place in the Crooked Tree Arts Center 15th Annual Juried Young Writers Exposition in Petoskey, Michigan this year.

    Please join us!  See our Call for Submissions page.



    Stories, poetry, musings, memories and original photography inspired by northern Michigan will be accepted between August 1 and September 1, 2018 for consideration for our Fourth Edition. The theme is Northern Michigan and the UP,  all materials must have a thread tying to this theme.  Walloon Writers Review celebrates the creative inspiration of the natural beauty and all season experiences.  We are a Michigan-focused publication that is suitable for all ages.

    From northern Michigan to over the bridge throughout the UP, whether you are a resident, part-timer, on vacation or just passed through, please share your original creative writing and photography inspired by this amazing part of the world.

    This year, with the help of Mission Point Press, Walloon Writers Review is growing and will be available throughout Michigan with a new, larger format, offering more room for MORE stories and MORE photography.  Word count max is now 4,000 words.

    Walloon Writers Review is a local independent contemporary literary magazine sharing creative writing and photography inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Published annually in print only, submissions are accepted annually by first timers to amateur to professionals.  The publication is expected to be available for purchase in November, 2018. 

    Walloon Writers Review uses Submittable.com and requests three item limit to one submission entry.  NOTE:  All rights remain with the original author/artist.  A standard reading fee is charged and a portion of that fee is donated to local non profit organizations that focus on nature preservation of this region.  OUR SUBMITTABLE LINK WILL OPEN 8/1/2018 AND CLOSE 9/1/2018 AT MIDNIGHT.  Each contributor selected will receive one free copy of the publication.

    Due to time constraints, we are unable to review, comment or offer feedback on your submission.  Our editorial staff appreciates your efforts and creativity!  Thank you and we are so excited to release this new, expanded edition of Walloon Writers Review!