Monday, November 15, 2010

CWW Announces 2010 Contests

The Council for Wisconsin Writers invites submissions for writing published in 2010 by Wisconsin authors in the following contest categories: book-length works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; children’s literature; outdoor writing; and a set of five individual poems. The submission period opened November 1 and closes on January 31, 2011, the postmark deadline.

All submitters must be current residents of Wisconsin. An award of $500 will be made in each category. Entry fee is $20.00; out-of-state judges will make the selections.

Nominations are also open for the $1000 Major Achievement Award, which is given to a writer for one or more distinguished publications over the past five years, a growing reputation as an important literary artist, or a lifetime of career achievement.

Specific guidelines, entry forms, and important additional information for each category are available on the website,, or by writing contest co-chair Marilyn L. Taylor, 2825 E. Newport Ave., Milwaukee 53211, indicating the contest categories needed. CWW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Wisconsin's literary heritage and writers.

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