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Writing with Care

John Updike once said, "Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better." At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. Driftwood Press is an independent publisher and literary magazine founded in Tampa, FL in 2013, then moved to Austin, TX in 2024; currently, we have staff members in Austin, Tallahassee, New York City, Broomfield, Attica, and West Chester. We publish a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, comics, visual art, and more. 


As of 2018, we pay our contributors (see guidelines for rates) for each contribution made to our anthology.

Release Dates:

Annual Anthology: Final Tuesday in March

Contests Dates:

Adrift Contests (Judged): March - July

In-House Contests: September  - January


James McNulty & Jerrod Schwarz


Managing Poetry Editor

Sara Moore Wagner


Managing Novella Editor

Dan Leach

Senior Fiction Editors

Claire Agnes

Rachel Phillippo

Stephen Hundley

Fiction Editors

Michael Stewart

Poetry Editors

Christen Noel Kauffman

Ben Kline

Driftwood Press Issue One

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