Please join us October 8-10, 2020, for the 12th biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. The 2020 conference theme, “Prospecting: Uncovering New Veins and Voices in Identity, Genre, and Place” will explore important issues of place, form and representation. The theme (“Prospecting”) refers to the search for new avenues of expression for authors. The conference panel sessions and public readings will address these and other overlapping concerns. We invite proposals for critical and creative panels, roundtables and individual submissions engaging with the exploration of our conference theme.