WI People & Ideas Fiction and Poetry Contests Open

Send your best fiction and poetry to Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running writing contests, hosted by Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. 

Winners in both the fiction and poetry categories will receive awards of $500 to $100, publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas and a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival. First-place winners in both categories will also receive a one-week writer’s residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point. Submissions are being accepted through March 15.

This year’s fiction judge, Chloe Benjamin, is the author of The Immortalists, a New York Times bestseller, and The Anatomy of Dreams. The poetry judge, Oscar Mireles, is the editor of three anthologies titled I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin, has published a children’s book and a chapbook of poetry, and has served two terms as poet laureate of Madison, where he is also the executive director of Omega School.

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