Make Your Mark in Wisconsin People & Ideas Literary Contests

Now is the time to make your mark on Wisconsin’s literary scene during Wisconsin People & Ideas’ 2016 short story and poetry contests.

Submissions are currently being accepted via USPS and online from now until Dec. 1. The contest is open to all Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and older. 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 2016 contest reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison, even a one-week residency at the lovely Shake Rag Alley School for Arts and Crafts in Mineral Point. Lead contest judges are B.J. Hollars (Eau Claire) and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser (Lyons Township).

For prize details, complete contest rules and submission guidelines, visit or

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