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Wisconsin Writers Association Nature Writing Contest

Calling all writers! WWA is pleased to host our very first nature writing contest.

We're looking for stories--fiction and nonfiction--all about nature. Give us your best!

Eligibility:
  • All writers everywhere
  • Only original submissions which have not been published in print, digital, or online (including blogs or social media) will be considered.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, applicants MUST email [email protected] to withdraw your submission if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Contest Administrators and Wisconsin Writers Association Board Members are not eligible to submit.
  • Questions about eligibility, please contact [email protected].

Entry Free: $5

Prize: $50, publication in Creative Wisconsin Magazine, and a chance to read at WWA's July Open Mic (Only one prize will be awarded)Submission Guidelines:*

  • The Nature Writing Contest accepts online submissions and payment only. Mailed submissions will be discarded without being read.
  • All submissions are judged blind. Submitted material should not contain any identifying information. Submissions with identifying information will be discarded without being read.
  • 2,000 word limit.
  • All submissions must be formatted as double spaced, 12 PT font, 1 inch margins, paginated, and in a common serif font such as Times New Roman.
  • Entries must be submitted as a Word document. PDF files and other file types such as Pages and Google Docs will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be text only. Please do not insert clip art, drawings, icons or any graphics within the document.
  • Title and Word Count must be placed at the top of the first page.
  • Please name your files as follows: Title +Nature Contest (e.g.; TaleofTwoCities_NatureContest.doc) Please take care to ensure your file names are properly formatted.

* Entries that fail to follow guidelines will be disqualified.

Publication Rights:
  • WWA reserves the right to publish winning entry in Creative Wisconsin Magazine.
  • WWA reserves the right for administrators to copy edit winning entry prior to publication on its website, in the Creative Wisconsin Magazine.

Nature Contest Submissions

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Calling all writers! WWA is pleased to host our very first nature writing contest.

We're looking for stories--fiction and nonfiction--all about nature. Give us your best!

Eligibility:
  • All writers everywhere
  • Only original submissions which have not been published in print, digital, or online (including blogs or social media) will be considered.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, applicants MUST email [email protected] to withdraw your submission if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Contest Administrators and Wisconsin Writers Association Board Members are not eligible to submit.
  • Questions about eligibility, please contact [email protected].
Entry Free: $5Prize: $50, publication in Creative Wisconsin Magazine, and a chance to read at WWA's July Open Mic (Only one prize will be awarded)Submission Guidelines:*
  • The Nature Writing Contest accepts online submissions and payment only. Mailed submissions will be discarded without being read.
  • All submissions are judged blind. Submitted material should not contain any identifying information. Submissions with identifying information will be discarded without being read.
  • 2,000 word limit.
  • All submissions must be formatted as double spaced, 12 PT font, 1 inch margins, paginated, and in a common serif font such as Times New Roman.
  • Entries must be submitted as a Word document. PDF files and other file types such as Pages and Google Docs will not be accepted.
  • Entries must be text only. Please do not insert clip art, drawings, icons or any graphics within the document.
  • Title and Word Count must be placed at the top of the first page.
  • Please name your files as follows: Title +Nature Contest (e.g.; TaleofTwoCities_NatureContest.doc) Please take care to ensure your file names are properly formatted.

* Entries that fail to follow guidelines will be disqualified.

Publication Rights:
  • WWA reserves the right to publish winning entry in Creative Wisconsin Magazine.
  • WWA reserves the right for administrators to copy edit winning entry prior to publication on its website, in the Creative Wisconsin Magazine.

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