CATEGORY: Windhover

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

July Update

A brief update as we begin our streak of 100-degree days down in Central Texas.


Just 10 days until submissions close for Volume 20. Last day to submit is August 1, so if you’ve been holding out, this is your nudge to send us those poems, that essay, or that story!

Elizabeth Dark Wiley, one of our Contributing Editors, was runner-up in Ruminate’s nonfiction contest with her essay, “If You Want It To Last…” You can read it in Ruminate #35.

We’ve been steadily working our way through submissions over the summer, and we’re excited to see how the 20th-anniversary issue will take shape.

The Windhover blog is the home for our book reviews, and we have started (as of May), posting one book review a month. The July book review will be up in a few days. If you’re interested in reviewing a book for us, please drop us a line.

Windhover Writers’ Festival

We are currently accepting submissions for panel readings at the 2016 festival (Feb. 17-19), which will feature Jeanne Murray Walker, Greg Garrett, Brent Newsom, and returning musical guests, Still on the Hill. You can find the CFP here.

If you haven’t done so already, we encourage to follow us on facebook and/or twitter (@WindhoverMag) as we use those two mediums to release more timely information beyond our monthly updates.

Grace & Peace,

Nathaniel L. Hansen, editor