Walloon Writers Review started during a hike around Walloon Lake, when the water was quiet and the greatness of this part of Northern Michigan left me awestruck. This part of Michigan, Northern Michigan, is a huge geography to tackle, but, it is in this region that Summer memories of adventures camping, hiking, cottaging, boating and favorite family tales are told as friends and family gather. The natural setting compels many of us to keep roaming about the largess of the region, discovering more hidden gems, stunning picturesque nooks and expanses. If it’s the water, the tall deep forests, the sound of gravel as you walk down the two track leading to your Mecca, the smell of burning logs in the fireplace in fall or the rush of deep snow and ruddy cheeks from the fiercely crisp cold or the sparkle of sunshine across Walloon, deep blue of Lake Michigan, the crashing waves at the black rocks in Marquette or the sweet ride over to Mackinac Island, we seem to share this draw to share our story.
Walloon Writers Review gathers interesting creative writing and photography from published and previously unpublished authors and artists with a mission of offering an exceptional collection of reflections of the area for readers to enjoy. In each edition, we hope to capture the experience and the passionate inspiration of Northern Michigan and the UP.
Original creative writing and photography submitted to the magazine for consideration is reviewed without identifiers for objectivity, and the results from this open call method have attracted exciting materials. While not all submissions can be included, Walloon Writers Review uses the guidelines of our mission, our audience/readers and experience, as well as space constraints to select the final published items.
We send a complimentary copy to authors/artists included in the edition. Your submission implies that you are the originator of the material and you alone have the right to submit to the magazine for publication and to be included in promotional materials (online, FB page, Twitter, blogs, advertising digitally and in print, and all other media tools of promotion).
Every effort is made to protect work published in the magazine and therefore, we ask all photography to include a copyright symbol.
Thank you for reading, sharing and submitting your creative, original work to help us achieve this mission.
– Jennifer Huder, editor