Fall has finally arrived here in Central Texas, and we are busy working on preparations for the upcoming issue and festival.

Windhover 

In the middle of last month, we finalized our selections for Volume 21, which will be released in February. The issue features work by 46 writers and 2 artists. You can find the full list of names here on our blog as well as on our Facebook page.

Here are the “numbers”:

1. 1,127 total pieces (poems, stories, essays) submitted
2. 65 Essays: 4 accepted
3. 81 Short Stories: 5 accepted
4. 981 Poems: 40 accepted

We are also working on a redesign of the journal, and we’ll release more information about that in the coming weeks and months.

We are shifting to two issues a year, one of which will be released in February and one in August. You can save the date for the next submission period: 2/1/17-4/15/17.

Finally, we will be exhibiting Volume 21 at the AWP conference in Washington, D.C., in early February. Please be sure to drop by our table in the bookfair! (We’ll have more info. on our Facebook page and Twitter feed in the near future.)

Windhover Writers’ Festival

We are excited to welcome our featured presenters Feb. 15-17: Brian Doyle, David Wright, Marci Rae Johnson, and Still on the Hill.

The deadline for proposals is one week from today: November 16. You can find the call for papers on the festival homepage here.

In addition to readings/presentations, we will have several workshops that attendees can participate in. More information about workshops will be provided in the registration information next week.

Registration for the festival (which is free) will open on November 17. We will have a registration link on the festival homepage.

We will have a discounted rate for a select area hotel, and we’ll have more information about that when registration opens next week.

We hope you’ll make plans to attend!

Grace & Peace,

Nathaniel L. Hansen, Editor