Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Opens Writing Contests

Get the attention your writing deserves through 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 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 will also earn a one-week writers’ residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point. Submissions will be accepted through March 15.

Chloe Benjamin – author of The Immortalists, a New York Times bestseller; and The Anatomy of Dreams – will serve as the fiction judge. The poetry judge will be Oscar Mireles, a published poet, editor of three anthologies, author of a children’s book and a chapbook of poetry, and former Madison poet laureate.To find out more and submit work, visit