Welcoming sunshine starting each day here this Fourth of July weekend and the breeze is amazing. While the website has been a bit quiet, twitter account has been the faster way to share weekly sorts of updates and shares. Follow us at @walloonwriters.
Walloon Writers Review has been keeping tabs on all the happenings here in the North part of Michigan and excited to share nice news. We hope you will join our group and submit your creative writing or photography for publication in our PRINTED magazine (!). New deadline is at the end of summer….
Very pleased to share the good news of First Edition contributing writer, Randy Evans! He is one of the very special authors to have his book shared with fans at Mclean & Eakin Booksellers in a recent author event for Red Sky Anthology: Reading Out Loud in Northern Michigan.
Kind words from McLean & Eakin Booksellers Petoskey website for the first of his series:
Refreshing, compassionate, funny, Randy Evans’s border-crossing collection (light verse to novels) never loses Randy’s voice or identity as he shifts from one genre to another. Enjoy poetry about the beauty of northern Michigan. Read a short story about Big Little Hawk, a single mother who lives on a promontory overlooking Little Traverse Bay during the Bronze Age; a second story about Mikage, a Japanese American woman who shoots her way out of a bad marriage to save Gino, her parakeet; a one-act play about Stanley Sly, the worst boss you can imagine. This is just a sampling of what you will enjoy in Red Sky Anthology, the first of four books in Red Sky Series.
For budding writers, we have moved our Second Edition deadline to September 5, 2016 to capture all of the writers just getting in their summer writing groove. Similar concept as First Edition, keep it to 3,000 words or less, thread it to Northern Michigan and remember we are a General Public publication. There is so much to write about and so many moments of northern Michigan around you….(please note that photography should be watermarked with your copyright in the upper right or lower right corner).
Please use Submittable.com for submissions & note that of our Submission Fee of $2.o0 we will make a donation to a local organization that is hell-bent on preserving the natural beauty around us.
For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Snail Mail: Walloon Writers Review PO BOX 2460 Petoskey, MI 49770.
Gotta find my sunscreen….and just starting another good book! Watch for Harbor Springs Festival of the Book updates – more exciting authors coming to the area!