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….

Summer 2017

If you have visited our site lately, its been a little quiet…like the hush of a cottage opened for the first time of the season.  It’s time to dust, sweep away the cobwebs and start summer!

Our Facebook posts have kept up better and to our online visitors, we’ll do better at updating both…here are some highlights!

We are pleased that copies of Walloon Writers Review 2nd Edition are available at:

Between The Covers Bookstore in Harbor Springs

Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord

We are proud to have received our ISSN Number from the Library of Congress last month!  Look for it displayed on upcoming Volume 3.

Walloon Writers Review participated in Crooked Tree Arts Center 15th Annual Young Writers Juried Exposition ….look for a special section in Volume 3 for the First Place Winning submissions in each category.  We are proud to have been a part of this event!

WWR is available online and as more retail outlets become available, we will announce them here!

We are looking for a new staffer to join our team and help with our Volume 3 Call for Submissions!  College or grad student, paid part time position that works with your schedule.  Requirements are a tie to northern Michigan or the UP, (school, family, cottage, frequent camper etc), college english & or writing course(s) completed with success, excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to meet in Petoskey once a month in July & August…all else can be done from home/school/office.  Send a letter of inquiry to:

We hope you will think about us this summer and put pen to paper, fingertips to keyboard or an eye behind the lens of your camera…Volume 3 call for submissions will be announced later this summer.

On our Facebook page – we are sharing exciting literary events as we come across them! On Twitter, Facebook or here …fresh water, green trees, sandy beaches and amazing vistas are the inspiration for the amazing experience of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula  – be sure to pick up a copy of Volume 2…it’s a perfect front porch or beach read.

Thank you –







Walloon Writers Review Now Available at Horizon Books Petoskey and Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord!

Update! The Horizon Books Petoskey location is unfortunately now closed….  Thank you to Horizon Books for years of service to the Petoskey area.   WWR -May 2017


Walloon Writers Review is pleased to announce expanded retail locations!  Thanks to Between the Covers Bookstore in Harbor Springs, Horizon Books in Petoskey and Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, Walloon Writers Review Second Edition, featuring exciting creative writing and photography inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, is easy to find!

You can still order online at our Square Store, however, shipping rates apply.  For additional information about these fine independent bookstores, visit their websites or Facebook pages or better yet, stop in and peruse the amazing selections these unique book lovers meccas have to offer.

Between the Covers Bookstore (Facebook page)  is located at 106 Main Street in downtown Harbor Springs.

Saturn Booksellers ( is located at 133 E. Main Street in downtown Gaylord.

Walloon Writers Review is grateful for the support of these fine bookstores.

Walloon Writers Review Second Edition


Walloon Writers Review Volume 2 is now available and we hope to announce additional retail locations soon!  Our Second Edition features an exciting collection of original writing and photography by outstanding amateur and professional contributors.  This edition, twice the size of our First Edition to 40 pages,  is jammed with colorful and unique expressions of creativity by local, regional, Michigan and national artists and writers who are inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula as residents, visitors, travelers and family ties.

We are proud to announce our contributors:

Neil Ahrens – Harbor Springs; Alan Basting – Bitely, MI; Patrick W.C. Bevier –Petoskey; Bonnie Jo Campbell – Kalamazoo; Randy Evans-Bay Harbor; Emily Grace Goodrich- San Diego, CA; George Held-New York, NY; Steven W. Huder-Wisconsin; J.W. Jordan- Indianapolis, IN area ; Benjamin Kinney-Marquette; Barbara McGaw-Freeland; Anne M.Rashid-Pittsburgh,PA;  Jan Schoemaker-Michigan; Erica Steinweg-Ohio; Kennen White-Mt. Pleasant.

Copies are currently available at:

Between the Covers Bookstore – Harbor Springs; or online at (Shipping charges apply).





Walloon Writers Review Second Edition Volume 2 2016 Release Announced!


Walloon Writers Review Second Edition Vol.2 2016 is now available for you to enjoy!  Featuring reflections in stories, memories, poetry, and exciting photography, inspired by Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, this exciting edition is twice as big as last year!

Second Edition 2016 Contributors include:  Alan Basting, Barbara McGaw; Jan Shoemaker, J.W. Jordan, Benjamin Kinney, Emily Grace Goodrich, George Held, Patrick W.C. Bevier, Erica Steinweg, Anne Rashid, and Petoskey author Randy Evans, with photography by  Mt. Pleasant photographer Kennen White, Steven W. Huder, and Patrick W.C.Bevier and more.

Walloon Writers Review is honored to feature Harbor Springs artist and photographer, Neil Ahrens on the cover and poetry by Michigan best selling author, Bonnie Jo Campbell.

Walloon Writers Review Second Edition Vol.2 2016 is available for sale at:

Between the Covers Bookstore 106 E. Main Harbor Springs, MI  (231) 526-6658 or online (shipping charges apply) at

We hope to expand our placement in independent bookstores and favorite shops throughout the state.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this edition so exciting. Happy Holidays!

-the editor