Mineral Point, Wisconsin, is a town of artists and makers in the Driftless region of Wisconsin — a landscape the glaciers never reached and flattened out, so it remains shadowed, hilly, ragged, and unexpected.

Brain Mill Press is pleased to publish the Mineral Point Poetry Series. In April 2024, in coordination with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, the series will open a contest to select a chapbook by a Wisconsin poet for publication, with a particular interest in underrepresented voices. The series editor may also solicit and review manuscripts outside these reading periods at her discretion.

Read about our call and submission criteria at Submittable.


C. Kubasta

C. Kubasta

Series Editor

C. Kubasta writes poetry, fiction, and hybrid forms. She lives, writes, & teaches in Wisconsin. Her most recent books include the poetry collection Of Covenants (Whitepoint Press) and the short story collection Abjectification (Apprentice House). Find her at ckubasta.com and follow her @CKubastathePoet.

Kiki Petrosino

Kiki Petrosino

Founding Series Editor

Kiki Petrosino is the author of three books of poetry: Witch Wife (2017), Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013), and Fort Red Border (2009), all from Sarabande Books. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Best American Poetry, The Nation, The New York Times, FENCE, Gulf Coast, Jubilat, Tin House, and online at Ploughshares. She is founder and co-editor of Transom, an independent online poetry journal. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Louisville, where she directs the Creative Writing Program. She also teaches part-time in the brief-residency MFA program at Spalding University.


Books in the Mineral Point Series

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