CATEGORY: Windhover

February Update

Greetings from warm Central Texas!


* We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 21 of Windhover, which will be released next February. We’ll be reading submissions of poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and nonfiction through August 1. You can find the call for submissions, as well as a link to our submissions manager, on our homepage:

* We are now reading book reviews year round. To get a better sense of our interests, check out the “Book Review” section of the Windhover blog: Book reviews can be submitted via our submissions manager.

* As mentioned previously, we will be at both the AWP Conference (3/31-4-2) in Los Angeles and the Festival of Faith & Writing (4/14-4/16) in Grand Rapids, MI. If you are attending either or both of those events, please stop by the table and chat.

Windhover Writers’ Festival

* Tomorrow marks the start of the 2016 Festival! We are excited to welcome Jeanne Murray Walker, Greg Garrett, Brent Newsom, and Still on the Hill. UMHB’s Helen Kwiatkowski will also be leading an art workshop.

* You can find bios for all of the presenters and panelists, as well as a schedule, on the festival website:

* If you’re planning on attending any of the days, please do us favor and indicate you’re doing so via the “Events” on our Facebook page:

And don’t forget that we’re on Twitter @WindhoverMag
Grace & Peace,
Nathaniel L. Hansen, Editor

January Update


* This week we will be sending our corrected proof to our wonderful graphic editor, Randy Yandell, and then shortly thereafter we will be going to print. The issue will feature art, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry by 55 talented folks. The issue will be released during the first evening of the Windhover Writers’ Festival, February 17.

* Submissions for Volume 21 will open on February 1 and will remain open through August 1. Our online submissions manager is accessible via the main Windhover page.

* We will be exhibiting the journal at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles, March 30-April 2. More information to follow.

* Also we will be exhibiting the journal at the 2016 Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 14-16.

Writers’ Festival:

* The festival (February 17-19) is just five weeks away, and we’re excited to hear from Jeanne Murray Walker, Greg Garrett, Brent Newsom, and Still on the Hill. Registration is open through January 31; however, registration is only necessary if you are planning to join us for the Friday closing lunch ($15) and/or if you’d like to take a workshop or two. All events (with the exception of the lunch and workshops) are open to the public.

* The festival will feature workshops by each of the featured presenters, as well as an art workshop led by UMHB’s Helen Kwiatkowski.

* The schedule (including the panelists) will be finalized by next week, but you can find the “almost” final version on the festival webpage (fourth link below).

Grace & Peace,

Nathaniel L. Hansen, Editor

Windhover Volume 20 Contributors

Here is the complete listing of the 55 talented individuals whose art, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry will appear in Windhover Volume 20, to be released in February.

L. N. Allen

David Athey

Francesca Bell

Mark Bennion

Alan Berecka

Chris Boldt

Bethany Bowman

Benjamin Chase

Joe R. Christopher

William F. Coker

Richard Cole

Maryann Corbett

Chet Corey

Dante DiStefano

Michael Diebert

Christopher Fahy

Brett Foster

Charity Gingrich

Albert Haley

Maryanne Hannan

Linda Hardy

Penny Harter

Kevin Heaton

David James

Hope Johnson

LindaAnn Loschiavo

Michael H. Lythgoe

Marjorie Maddox

John C. Mannone

Anne McCrady

Michelle McMillan-Holifield

Devon Miller-Duggan

Lauren Moore

Ryan Napier

Stella Nesanovich

Kirsten Ogden

Kate Peper

Daye Phillippo

Richard Pierce

Jill Reid

J. Stephen Rhodes

Lois Roma-Deeley

Tania Runyan

Nathaniel A. Schmidt

Lacey Schultz

Jennifer Stewart Fueston

Sally Thomas

Derek Updegraff

G. C. Waldrep

Jeremiah Webster

Sarah M. Wells

Steve Werkmeister

Paul Willis

Valerie Wohlfeld

William Woolfitt


September Update

Greetings to you as autumn officially begins!


We are steadily making our way through the remaining submissions (from 300+ we received) for our spectacular Volume 20, which will be released at the 2016 Windhover Writers’ Festival. We hope to finalize our editorial decisions by October 15.

We are still interested in publishing reviews (of any length) here on the blog, so if you there is a newer book that you’ve enjoyed that our readers might like, please send us an email query. Take a look through our recent reviews.

If you are in the Round Rock, Texas, area on Saturday, November 14, stop on by the Round Rock Public Library from 1-5 p.m. There is a book/magazine fair where Windhover will have a table.

Windhover Writers’ Festival:

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 22, if you happen to be around UMHB. At 7 p.m. the English Department’s Sigma Tau Delta chapter is sponsoring a discussion of Jeanne Murray Walker’s memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer’s. The event will take placed in the Manning Chapel, and dessert will follow. Windhover editor Nate Hansen will be one of the featured speakers, along with Dr. Carrie Johnson. (Jeanne Murray Walker will be giving the George Nixon Memorial Lecture at the 2016 festival.)

We are currently reviewing proposals for the 2016 Windhover Writers’ Festival, which will be held February 17-19, 2016. As has been the case the past few years, there is no registration fee for the festival.  You can find more information (including the CFP) on the festival website.

Grace & Peace,

Nathaniel L. Hansen, editor