Wisconsin Writers Awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in 2011.
POSTMARK DEADLINE is January 31, 2012, for the Wisconsin Writers Awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in 2011. Submit published work in the categories of book-length fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; a set of five poems; or children's literature. Authors must be current Wisconsin residents.
The entry fee is $20.
Out-of-state judges make the selection. First place winners in each category receive $500 and a week-long writing residency at Shake Rag Alley or Maplewood Lodge in Mineral Point. See our website for additional information and entry forms.
Nominations are also open for the $500 Christopher Sholes Award, given to recognize a Wisconsin resident or organization for outstanding encouragement of Wisconsin writers. The Council for Wisconsin Writers is a nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating the accomplishments of published Wisconsin writers and nurturing an appreciation of Wisconsin writing.