Walloon Writers Review Volume 3, 2017

Volume 3, 2017 is an exciting collection of creativity inspired by Northern Michigan, the UP of Michigan and the amazing natural beauty found here. This edition features stories, creative writing, poetry and beautiful photography by: Erica Steinweg, Melissa Kutsche, Susan Hughes, Linda Gall, Joseph Pete, Phillip D. Sterling, Macy Chionsini, Jan Shoemaker, Thor Bacon, Thomas Ford Conlan, Mary Spadoni, Steven W. Huder, Larry Parrott, Charles Rammelkamp, and cover photography by Mike Schlitt.

Volume 3 also includes First Place poetry and prose by area young writers from this year’s Crooked Tree Arts Center Annual Young Writers Juried Exposition.

Available at area bookstores. Please support our independent booksellers including: Between The Covers in Harbor Springs, McLean & Eakin Petoskey, Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord and Horizon Books- Traverse City.

Copies can also be purchased online at https://squareup.com/store/walloon-writers-review (flat shipping rate applies).

$7.00 US

Volume 3 is on its way…

The inspiration of Walloon, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, northern Michigan, and the upper Peninsula are richly captured in the stories, poetry and beautiful photography included in Volume 3 of Walloon Writers Review.

We are so pleased to feature authors such as Jan Shoemaker, Larry Parrott, Thomas Ford Conlan, Joseph S. Pete, Phillip D. Sterling, and Thor Bacon, as well as stunning photography from Mike Schlitt, Linda Gall, Macy Chionsini, and more.

This edition of Walloon Writers Review also celebrates the talented young writers in the region who have already won a tremendous honor of First Place Winning poem or prose for each school level (elementary, middle and high school) in the Crooked Tree Arts Center Annual Young Writers Juried Exhibition, sponsored by Petsoskey News-Review, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Walloon Writers Review, as well as a host of local supporting organizations.

Keep an eye for our announcement of release!  Copies will of course be available soon! We encourage you to visit the awesome independent bookstores that have supported independent writing, literary magazines and exceptional books!  A great deal of thanks to:

Between The Covers Bookstore Harbor Springs

McLean & Eakin Bookseller Petoskey

Saturn Books Gaylord

Horizon Books Traverse City









Still plenty of time…

Walloon Writers Review would like to gently remind you that our deadline for submissions for Volume 3 is next weekend – still plenty of time to choose which poem you’ll submit, finish that last draft of your snowstorm story or look through the collection of photography you have amassed in awe of the brilliance of natural beauty of northern Michigan and the UP.

We look forward to your submission!

Photography questions?  Please email editor@walloonwriters.com for information.

Call For Submissions is on now!

Welcoming your submissions – and encouraging you to consider sharing with us.

Three thousand words can paint a picture of the glorious day on the rocky shores, the sandy beach, the deep green of a Michigan pine forest or the explosion of stars during a meteor shower.  Three thousand words can set the tone of the family legends, create the stirring felt when riding in the backseat a seeming million miles away to this magical place we call Northern Michigan and the UP.  It can be captured in fewer words as poetically as it feels.

Your photograph captures the moment, the impression and lingers in the memory of the readers…maybe reminds them of a trip, a time or a memory of the joy of experiencing the fresh cold waters, the deep colors of a sunset or magical misty fog in the forests.

This is your time, your chance to share your passion.  We welcome your submission for consideration for Walloon Writers Review Volume 3.  Please keep our deadline of September 30th, 2017 in mind…

Call For Submissions! Volume 3 2017

Walloon Writers Review is delighted to announce our

Call for Submissions for 2017 Volume 3 edition! 

Walloon Writers Review shares original creative writing and photography inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula and captures the experience and passion of the natural beauty, legends, reflections, family stories, poetry and photography.

Walloon Writers Review accepts original writing no more than 3,000 words and photography that includes the photographers copyright symbol.  Our contributors are visitors, summer residents, students, full time residents and tourists and our distribution is regional and  available on-line for purchase.  We use Submittable and charge a $5.00 submission fee, a portion of which is donated to area non profits that preserve the natural beauty of the region.

We apologize that we are unable to review or provide feedback to your submission, however, we will notify you via email if your piece has been selected. Walloon Writers Review is an all access all ages publication and we ask that your submission is suitable for all ages.  Adult themed or graphic photography will not be included.

Multiple submissions are welcome. Rights are retained by all authors/photographers and by submitting materials to Walloon Writers Review, you are agreeing to publication and use of these materials for promotion, including your name as the submitter.

We have been honored to receive both professional and first time submissions and those in-between.  Please note that if your piece is selected, you will receive one free courtesy copy of our print only literary magazine.  Please watch your email for communication from us.  You do have an opportunity to withdraw your piece if needed.

Thank you and we can’t wait to see what you submit for consideration!

To submit your materials:








Watch for our 2017 Call for Submissions!

Coming soon!….. Northern Michigan is always changing-and your inspiration may waiver from water to sky to the deer that just dashed along the pines or, maybe the incredible ice cream cone you just had at Kilwin’s or last week’s dinner at Barrel Back with the doors wide open to the incredible sunset view of Walloon. Maybe you crossed the Mac and heard the call of the freighters, awed at Taquamenon or felt the spray of water on the shores of Lake Superior as they crash against the black rocks in Marquette or even grinned, remembering the conversation with the gal at the register in Happy Rock.

We hope you will share your passion for this amazing place in writing, in photography for our exciting Third Edition.  Stay tuned….