The Council for Wisconsin Writers invites submissions of writing published in 2009 by Wisconsin authors in the following eight 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 (two of which must have been published in 2009). The submission period closes on January 31, 2010, the postmark deadline. All submitters must be current residents of Wisconsin. An award of $500 and a weeklong residency at Edenfred, in Madison, will be made in each category. Entry fee is $15.00; out-of-state judges will make the selections. Specific guidelines, entry forms, and important additional information for each category are available on the website, www.wisconsinwriters.org, or by writing contest co-chair Marilyn L. Taylor, 2825 E. Newport Ave., Milwaukee 53211, indicating the contest categories needed.
Nominations are also open for the $500 Christopher Latham Sholes Award, recognizing a Wisconsin resident or organization for outstanding encouragement of Wisconsin writers. CWW is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Wisconsin’s literary heritage and writers. Edenfred, established in 2004, is a part of the Terry Family Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization.
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