The Driftless region of Wisconsin state is land that the glaciers never reached — a dramatically hilly landscape, unpressed by the weight of glaciers, with ore so close to the surface it was collected by individual miners who dug their own “badger holes” in the mineral-rich ground.

Since the miners left, this beautifully strange region has collected artists and makers, inspired by each other and the shadows and light created by ancient trees and changes in elevation.

Brain Mill Press holds the Driftless Unsolicited Novella Contest to select the novellas that will be published in the series. Two winning novellas each receive a $250.00 cash prize, a publication contract, and royalties for the novella with Brain Mill Press. The novellas are published in print and ebook and receive international distribution.

Read about our call and submission criteria at Submittable.

DRIFTLESS UNSOLICITED NOVELLA SERIES

2016 DRIFTLESS UNSOLICITED NOVELLA CONTEST WINNERS

Rosa
by Barbara de la Cuesta

Girling
by C. Kubasta

SHORTLIST

Rules To Win The Game
by Matthew Burnside

Something That Didn’t Happen
by Rupert Nacoste

2016 DRIFTLESS UNSOLICITED COVER ART CONTEST WINNERS

“Flux”
by Erika Craig

“Malachi”
by Hannah Irlbeck

“American Memento Mori / Angel”
by Hannah Irlbeck

2015 DRIFTLESS UNSOLICITED NOVELLA CONTEST WINNERS

Technologies of the Self
by Haris A. Durrani

Faith Healer
by Victoria G. Smith

Glen Willow Gardens
by Lisa Julin Sharon

SHORTLIST

Under Current Gravity
by Graham Bowlin

Edna and Luna
by Gleah Powers

2015 DRIFTLESS UNSOLICITED COVER ART CONTEST WINNERS

“#822 from the Phonography Series”
by Matt Gold

“#4732 from the Unplanned Series”
by Janelle Cordero

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