Interested in contributing content to Driftless? Know of an incredible small business that would make a great feature? Have a seasonal recipe you just can’t get enough of? Just got back from an unbelievable adventure? We would love to hear more!

Seasonally relevant and Midwest-related content can be submitted by our readers and we highly value the interest and expertise that local stories bring to the table. Our definition of the Midwest includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, + Wisconsin.

Submissions Issue 11 our 2019 Spring + Summer edition, are open through Monday, February 4th.


  • Fill out our online form above by clicking "add to cart” and pay the submission fee of $12

    • Driftless is completely ad-free, and by paying the submission fee you help ensure we can continue printing physical copies of the magazine. You’ll also receive a complimentary issue for submitting.

    • Want to bypass the submission fee? Subscribe to our magazine and submit for free!

  • Visual — Submit print-ready full resolution images, sized to a minimum of 3000px on the longest side, 300 dpi, sRGB, jpeg or TIFF format (link to file upload can be found in the submission form).

  • Written — Submit in PDF format, and must be thoroughly proofread and edited (link to file upload can be found in the submission form).

  • Label all files with your name, title of the work, and numeration — lastname_firstname_title_1.


We are always looking for the following:

  • Interviews

  • Photoraphy

  • Illustrations

  • Seasonal Recipes

  • Small business profiles

  • Adventure stories

  • Artist features

  • Short stories

  • Fiction

  • City guides

  • DIY guides


Every person who submits to Driftless receives an email about the status of their acceptance. You can expect to hear from us at the end of April regarding your submission.

Any questions can be directed to with a subject line of "Issue 11 Submission Inquiry."