Driftless Writing Center Anthology Deadline April 4

With narrow river valleys prone to flooding and steep hills that make farming difficult, the rugged Driftless region has both enchanted and challenged those who call it home. To capture the unique culture and experiences of people drawn to this enigmatic landscape, the Driftless Writing Center plans to publish an anthology showcasing local writers and artists or those who have been influenced by the region.
“We envision this anthology as a complement to the 200 years of work collected in ‘The Driftless Reader,’” said DWC Board President Jennifer Morales. (See review, p. 25.) The DWC anthology will contain unpublished new works by current writers and artists. Submissions of essays, poems, short stories, novel excerpts, black-and-white artwork and hybrid forms rooted in the Driftless will be accepted until April 1, 2019. “We are seeking a broad range of voices, styles, topics and experiences, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to be part of this collection of voices from the Driftless,” Morales added.
The anthology will be published in paperback and e-book form on Feb. 3, 2020, to coincide with the Driftless Writing Center’s 10th anniversary. For more information on submission guidelines, go to www.driftlesswritingcenter.org or call (608) 492-1669.
The Driftless Writing Center is a nonprofit organization that connects writers, readers, and audiences through workshops, discussions, and public performances.