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

SUBMISSIONS

From August 1 through October 15 we will be reading submissions for issue 23.1. The issue will be published in February 2019.

When submitting your work, please follow these specifications:

  • Send one prose piece or no more than five poems submitted in one document. (Works longer than 4,000 words are not ordinarily considered.) 
  • Include a brief cover letter with your name, address, email, the title of your submission(s), and a third-person bio of fewer than 75 words.
  • Include your name and email address on each page of your submission(s).
  • All works for consideration must be submitted via our online submission manager.
  • We do not consider previously published work.
  • We do not consider e-mailed or postal submissions.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable provided that you let us if your work has been accepted elsewhere. (Please contact us via email and withdraw your submission from our online submission manager.)

From the editor, Nathaniel Lee Hansen: “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.”  

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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.

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BOOK REVIEWS

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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Submit one piece of creative nonfiction of up to 4,000 words.

Please include a third-person bio of fewer than 75 words.


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Submit one story of up to 4,000 words.
Please include a third-person bio of fewer than 75 words.

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Submit one piece of nonfiction of up to 4,000 words.
Please include a third-person bio of fewer than 75 words.

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 Submit up to five poems in one file.

Include the titles of poems in your cover letter.

Please include a third-person bio of fewer than 75 words.


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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Submissions in this category are for oral presentation at the festival and not for inclusion in The Windhover (the journal). Please see the other submission categories associated with the journal.

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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