A Northern Michigan creative community

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Here we hope to share great opportunities and good news from our contributors as well as writing and photography/creative events that will inspire or offer opportunity for you to grow your craft!

We post up on Instagram and re-tweet a whole lot of Calls for Submissions as we see them.  We hope you will keep checking back and if you have news or an event to share that takes place in Northern Michigan or the UP or would be great for all to know about here in Michigan, please send your information to:  editor@walloonwriters.com.  We will do our best to include it!  Feel free to attach or include a photo as well.


From author Edy Stoughton,  who’s poem, “Mud Season“, is in Walloon Writers Review Fifth Edition…..great news to share!  Edy recently was published in INDELIBLE INK, a literary national website and one of the publications of Medium.  You can access her story: 

Thank You For Your Service
What I Learned from a 10-year old Patriot, a Group of Teenagers, and an Old Soldier

At Medium.com:Indelible Ink.  Here’s the link: https://medium.com/indelible-ink/thank-you-for-your-service-2d8bee6c2ecd

Congratulations, Edy!



We keep trying new things!  So this year, we invited our Fifth Edition contributors to gather at Walloon Lake Winery for a meet and greet and a chance to have first look at the magazine!  It was exciting!  Grateful to our Associate Editor Glen Young, Ellen Lord and Skip Renker for reading to the group and we hope to set up a few readings around the region this year!  

From our previous contributors….

Congratulations to Alan Basting!

His chapbook “Home and Away” will be released soon.  Alan is a contributor from our Volume 2, Second Edition of Walloon Writers Review.  Check the main page of our site for more information but great news!

Congratulations to Jan Shoemaker and

Charles Rammelkamp!

Jan Shoemaker‘s new collection of poems, “The Reliquary Earth,” published by Main Street Rag, is now available!  You can find purchase her collection at Schuler Books in the Lansing area or order on her website at janshoemaker.com.

Charles Rammelkamp, photography contributor to both Volume 3 and our Fourth Edition, shared his new published collection, shared by poetscoop.org:  Time Is on My Side (Yes it is) Gym Poems.  His author page can be found on http://poetscoop.org/CharlesRammelkamp.htm.



Very excited to remind visitors to our page about Harbor Springs Festival of the Book! This annual event has everyone talking and reading!!  You can find out more at http://www.hsfotb.org.

Here are some great opportunities to participate in literary events Up North:
National Writers Series (www.nationalwritersseries.org) Please visit their website for exciting author visits and events in 2019. Great year round book festival with wonderful events.

Literary Magazine Resources

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New Pages.com  (www.newpages.com) based in beautiful Bay City, Michigan is the key national resource for literary magazines, writing contests, and other resources to build upon your writing and reading success.  NewPages.com is news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more. Reviews, contests, upcoming deadlines for submissions, continuing education, news and even online purchasing of lit mags is available.  Check out their well organized Call for Submissions and grow!

Thanks to our publishing partner,  Mission Point Press for helping Walloon Writer Review grow!  Now 103 pages, perfect bound and distributed through MPP or Ingram, booksellers, libraries, schools and more can order directly!

MISSION POINT PRESS offers aspiring and veteran authors more than 70 years of combined experience in writing, designing and publishing the written word.

For authors seeking a traditional route to publishing, we offer an in-depth query service to agencies. We also employ award-winning, traditionally published authors for those who need coaching or ghost writing.

MISSION POINT PRESS, based in Traverse City, Michigan, is a hybrid publisher, meaning that we publish our own books under the Mission Point Press imprint, as well as the authors who work with us. Self-publishing can be lonely and overwhelming, but with Mission Point Press, you are part of an honest and experienced team and your book will be a part of our catalog of best-sellers.