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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; currently, we have staff members in Austin, Tampa, 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 magazine.

Release Dates:

2023 Anthology: March 7th, 2023

2024 Anthology: March 26th, 2024

Contests Dates:

Adrift Contests (Judged): March - July

In-House Contests: September  - January

Poetry Collections: August - December, March


James McNulty & Jerrod Schwarz


Managing Poetry Editor

Sara Moore Wagner


Managing Novella Editor

Dan Leach

Driftwood Press Issue One

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