The editorial team considers unsolicited submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, and creative nonfiction. We are especially looking for work that engages in Christian or spiritual themes. We accept submissions through our online submissions manager during two reading periods:

February 1-April 15 (for Fall issue)

August 1-October 15 (for Spring issue)

We do not consider previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable provided that you let us know that your work has been accepted elsewhere.  (Please contact us via email and withdraw your submission from our online submission manager.)

When submitting your work, please follow these specifications:

  • Send one prose piece or no more than five poems. (Prose pieces should be no longer than 4,000 words.)
  • Include a cover letter with your name, address, email, the title of your submission(s), and a 2-4 sentence bio written in third-person.
  • Include your name and email address on each page of your submission(s).

From the editor: “We are looking for writing that avoids the didactic, the melodramatic, the trite, the obvious. Eschew tricks and gimmicks. We want writing that invites rereading.”

Submit your work via our online submissions manager here: The Windhover

Mailing address (inquiries only):

Dr. Nathaniel Lee Hansen, Editor
The Windhover
Department of English
UMHB Box 8008
900 College Street
Belton, TX 76513