‘Wisconsin People & Ideas’ Opens Writing Contest

Participate in Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running writing contests, hosted by Wisconsin People & Ideas, the quarterly magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. 

Contest 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 receive a one-week writers’ residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point. Submissions will be accepted Jan. 15 – March 15.

This year’s fiction judge is Chris Fink, author of Add This to the List of Things That You Are and editor-in-chief of the Beloit Fiction Journal. Poetry judge Brenda Cárdenas is a widely published poet, former Milwaukee poet laureate and UW-Milwaukee associate professor of English.