Founder of Market Coaching for Creative Writers

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Windy Lynn Harris




Windy Lynn Harris writes short stories, essays, articles, and novels from the cactus-filled town of Cave Creek, Arizona. She's had over 70 bylines in literary, women's, and trade magazines across the US and Canada in places like The Literary Review, 34th Parallel, and Raising Arizona Kids, among many others. She is the Publishing Tips editor at The Review Review, an online magazine dedicated to helping creative writers navigate the world of literary magazines, and she teaches the craft of writing at Wellness & Writing University.


Windy has created a mentorship program called Market Coaching for Creative Writers where she teaches writers how to professionally present their work to magazine editors. She mentors poets, essayists, memoirists, and fiction writers of all levels.

Not sure if your work is ready for submission to magazines? Polish your prose and deliver your best work! Developmental editing is now available for short stories and essays. 

Want more information about getting your writing published in magazines? Visit Windy's blog, The Backstory Cafe!

Windy is also a workshop facilitator at Wellness & Writing Retreats and has received a continuous fellowship from the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. She is a 2015 recipient of The Maribar Writer's Colony fellowship, and is also supported in part by a Professional Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has shared her passion for connecting the right story to the right editor with several writing groups, including the Phoenix Writers' Club, The Professional Writers of Prescott, the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, the Arizona Authors Association, and the Scottsdale Writer’s Connection group. She is available to attend your conference as a speaker, too. Please send all speaker requests to