Our submission call is now OPEN! Please submit your poetry or prose by November 30, 2020.


Remember that anyone who has attended a class or workshop or who’s had a one-to-one session with Vanessa or who’s participated in any literary event or happening with Vanessa/Gertrude’s Writing Room CAN SUBMIT!

National Novel Writing Month has officially begun! Are you participating this year? Be sure to look for local ‘buddies’ in the Windsor area and see who else is taking on this wild adventure. If you’d like to join other writers for write-ins, connect with The Detroit Writing Room for virtual write-ins and connections!

Click here for the NaNoWriMo website!

Have you fallen in love with Fall? We hope you’re enjoying this stunning autumn season. Dust off those boots, unfold those comfy sweaters, slip on those thick socks – and snuggle up with a good book.

What are you reading? What are you writing? Let the motivation to burrow inside yourself inspire you to tell the stories your heart and soul were meant to tell!

“It’s okay to hold your dreams quietly. To believe and trust that they will happen when they happen. Time is a construct. Without it, all dreams are always happening – loving, breathing, being on some plane, some parallel of your soul. So let Time go like the branches let go their golden leaves. There is beauty in the leaving. There is growth in the falling.”