WPI’s Fiction and Poetry Contest Open

Since 1994, Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine has provided annual awards for excellence in Wisconsin-based writing and poetry. Submissions from Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and older are being accepted through March 15.

Submit your best fiction and poetry works for a chance to win up to $500 and other prizes, along with publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison and a one-week residency at the Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point.

This year’s contest features fiction judge Amy Quan Barry and poetry judge Rebecca Dunham, as well as preliminary contest screeners CX Dillhunt, Josh Ruffin and Claude Clayton Smith.

Entry fees are $10 for academy members and $15 for nonmembers.

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