We encourage writers and artists to contribute work that reflects life in the Driftless Region, although the region itself does not need to be the focus of the work. Examples might include: a personal essay on adapting to life as an immigrant to a Driftless city; a fiction story about growing up gay in our rural region; a poem about the power of the Driftless landscape. Send us your best work!
We are welcoming pieces in languages other than English, as long as they are accompanied by an English translation, and we very much want to see the full racial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural mix represented in this volume.
Our final judges are Driftless-area writers Amy Weldon (Nonfiction and Hybrid), Nikki Wallschlaeger (Poetry), and Matt Cashion (Fiction). Selected works will be published in the Driftless Writing Center’s 10th anniversary anthology, due out in early 2020.
Send us your work via our Submittable page. And do spread the word to your writer and artist friends.