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People & Ideas Contest Deadline is Dec. 15

Submit your fiction and poetry now!

CContests open to all Wisconsin writers & poets!

 

Make your mark on the Wisconsin literary scene by sending in your short stories and poems the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2015 Fiction and Poetry Contests, which accept digital and print submissions from September 15 to December 15, 2014, and are open to all Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and older. New and emerging Wisconsin writers have a chance to win up to $500 and other prizes along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, a slot at the 2015 contest reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival, even a one-week residency at Shake Rag Alley School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point. Author Nickolas Butler and poet Kara Candito are the judges for the 2015 contests, which are sponsored by the Wisconsin Book Festival, Shake Rag Alley School for Arts and Crafts, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

 

Now accepting online submissions! Click here for info.

 

Visit our Fiction Contest or Poetry Contest pages for complete contest rules and submission guidelines.

Wisconsin Academy of
Sciences, Arts & Letters

1922 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726
Tel: 608.263.1692
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Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Contests Open

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters announces  its FICTION & POETRY CONTESTS, which opens Sept. 15:

Accepting submissions from Wisconsin residents 18 and older from September 15 to December 15
Each year the Wisconsin Academy shines a light on the best Wisconsin writers through our annual fiction and poetry contests, which award up to $500 and other prizes along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival, even a one-week residency at the lovely Shake Rag Alley School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point. Accepting submissions from September 15 to December 15, 2014, the contests are open to all Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and up. Visit our fiction contest and poetry contest pages for complete submission guidelines and to learn more about our 2015 contest judges: author Nickolas Butler and poet Kara Candito.
Here’s the link:  http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/content/writing-contests.
Also, please visit the CWW website at http://www.wiswriters.org

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Wisconsin Magazine Fiction Winners

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 Congratulations to the Winners of the
Wisconsin People & Ideas 2014 Fiction Contest
:

  • 1st place: “The Walk to Makino” by Karen Loeb – Eau Claire
  • 2nd place: “Snowglobe Policy” by Jennifer Spilburg Sauer – Madison
  • 3rd place: “Luck” by Marilyn Shapiro Leys – Prairie du Chien

Winners of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2014 Fiction Contest receive cash awards of $500 (first place), $250 (second place), and $100 (third place). The first-place author also receives a one-week artist residency at Shake Rag School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point, and all three award-winning authors will read their stories at the 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison this October.

Our honorable mention stories and authors for 2014:

  • “Swimming to Saba” by Shaun Melarvie – Sturgeon Bay
  • “John and Loretta, Circa 1967” by Mary Rodriguez – McFarland
  • “Night and Day” by Tom Stark – Madison
  • “Guardians” by Sandy Walejkos – Belleville
  • “Creatures of the Air” by Tim Walsh – Madison 
Wisconsin People & Ideas is an independent print and online magazine that showcases fiction and poetry from new and established Wisconsin writers, highlights new works from our visual artists and photographers, and keeps readers informed about the science behind the issues that impact our way of life here in Wisconsin. We are the quarterly magazine of the nonprofit, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.
For more information, visit wisconsinacademy.org/magazine.

This year the fiction contest lead judge is author Susanna Daniel (right), author of Sea Creatures and other novels. The 2014 contest was coordinated by Jason A. Smith, editor, Wisconsin People & Ideas, who also acted along with Aaron Fai as preliminary judges. The contest received 69 submissions from across the state of Wisconsin. All judging was done blindly and ranking was done solely on the merit of individual stories in the opinion of our judges.

Thank you to everyone who submitted stories to the 2014 fiction contest. Your participation is what makes this fiction contest one of the best showcases for Wisconsin writers. Look for the first- through third-place short stores to appear in forthcoming issues of Wisconsin People & Ideas, beginning with the spring issue in May 2014. Congratulations to all our winners and honorable mention writers and keep on writing!

Wisconsin People & Ideas thanks lead and preliminary judges for volunteering their time and efforts to the 2014 contest, and extends a special thanks to 2014 contest sponsors Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point for donating a weeklong artist residency for the first-place winner and the Wisconsin Book Festival for hosting our contest winners’ reading. More information on the contest, prizes, and sponsors and be found at wisconsinacademy.org/fictioncontest.

Wisconsin People & Ideas  l  1922 University Avenue  l  Madison, WI  53726  l  608.263.1692
Questions and manuscript submissions to:  jsmith@wisconsinacademy.org 

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WI People & Ideas Contests Are Open

Here’s news about a contest for writers:

SEND YOUR POEMS AND STORIES AND WIN!
Win cash, prizes, and publication in the Wisconsin People & Ideas poetry and fiction contests.

Wisconsin People & Ideas regularly publishes some of the best fiction and poetry from around the state, and now it’s your chance to become a part of Wisconsin’s new literary canon. Click on the appropriate category for info on how to enter your poems and short stories in our 2014 contests, which accept submissions until December 15, 2013, and are open to all Wisconsin residents and students. Send us your best and win up to $500 and other prizes along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, a slot at the 2014 contest reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival even a one-week residency at the lovely Shake Rag Alley School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point. Share the news by downloading a contest flyer here!
Check out the CWW website at http://www.wiswriters.org for info about CWW contests, which opened today. Deadline is Jan. 31, 2014.

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Authors, Poets to Read from Their Works

Here are a couple of events featuring Wisconsin poets and authors sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters:


FREE POETRY AND FICTION CONTEST READING
Friday, October 18, 5:00–7:00 pm at
A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, Madison

Join Wisconsin People & Ideas editor Jason A. Smith at the Wisconsin Book Festival for a reading by the 2013 poetry and fiction contest winners. Selected as the best from over four hundred entries, featured poets Geoffrey Collins (Marshall), William Quist (River Falls), and C.E. Perry (Madison), and authors Amy Baker (Blue Mounds), Rudy Koshar (Madison), and Geoffrey Collins (Marshall) will read their prize-winning works. Free and open to the public.

AN EVENING WITH MAX GARLAND 

Friday, October 18, 6:30–9:30 pm at the Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, Altoona
Join Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland for a celebratory cocktail reception and three-course dinner during the Chippewa Valley Book Festival. For more information or to register, please contact the L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Reference Desk at 715-839-5004.

More about and for Wisconsin writers at http://www.wiswriters.org

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Contests for Wisconsin Poets and Prose-ets

Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine’s annual fiction and poetry contests is accepting entries through Dec. 15. Below are details and a link to even more information:

WRITING CONTESTS


>CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN EASY-TO-PRINT PDF CONTEST FLYER!<

Wisconsin People & Ideas regularly publishes some of the best fiction and poetry from around the state, and now it’s your chance to become a part of Wisconsin’s new literary canon. Click on the appropriate category to enter your poems and short stories in our 2014 contests, which accept submissions from September 15 to December 15, 2013, and are open to all Wisconsin residents and students. Send in your best works of poetry and fiction to win up to $500 and other prizes along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, a slot at the 2014 contest reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival, even a one-week residency at the lovely Shake Rag Alley School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point.

http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/content/writing-contests

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Wisconsin Fiction Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Wisconsin People & Ideas 2013 Fiction Contest winners:

  • Amy Baker of Blue Mounds, First place for “Snow Day”
  • Rudy Koshar of Madison, Second place for “Fallen Magi”
  • Geoffrey Collins of Marshall, Third place for  “A Day in December”

Read more about these winners, those who received honorable mentions and the contest at http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/content/wisconsin-people-ideas-2013-fiction-contest-winners-announced

More information and news for and about Wisconsin writers at CWW’s website, http://www.wiswriters.org.

 

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