The Windhover is dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction, and creative  nonfiction that considers Christian perspectives and engages spiritual  themes.

Issues are released each August and each February. Submission periods for each issue are as follows:

February 1 to April 15: August issue

August 1 to October 15: February issue

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Windhover Writers' Festival, Feb. 13-15, 2019

We invite writers of creative nonfiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to submit a selection of their work to be considered for presentation at The Windhover Writers’ Festival, held February 13-15, 2019, on the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Selections should not exceed fifteen minutes of reading. Please include with your selection a third-person biography of fewer than 100 words.

We also invite artists, scholars, teachers, or students of creative writing to submit 300-500 word abstracts for paper presentations on the role of faith in the artist’s life or work, critiques of contemporary faith-inspired artists, or any other relevant topic.



We also welcome book reviews for publication on The Windhover blog. We consider book reviews all year, and we recommend you visit the review section of the blog to obtain a better sense of our tastes. 

Book reviews should be submitted as .doc, .docx, .rtf., or .odt files. There are no length specifications. 


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Please submit your review as a .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .odt file. There are no length requirements. Please include a third-person bio of fewer than 75 words.

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