Welcome to the Wisconsin Writers Association's 2015 contest season! We
invite you to enter the Jade Ring categories and the Florence Lindemann humor
contest. Each year, writers from across the state hone their skills and present
their work to exceptional judges. Now we offer the opportunity to get personal
feedback from each judge, making entering a contest not only a measure of your
skill, but a way to get important insight as to your strengths and weaknesses as
an ever-evolving writer. Enter often and enter early to get the most out of this
Busse (Sarah Sadie) is co-editor of Cowfeather Press and one of two Poets
Laureate of Madison, Wisconsin (2012-2015), where she lives with her family. Her
poems and books have won multiple prizes, including the Posner and Niedecker
Prizes (CWW) and a Pushcart. A new chapbook, Do-It-Yourself Paper
Airplanes, was published by Five Oaks Press in spring 2015, and a second
full-length collection, We Are Traveling Through Dark at Tremendous
Speeds is forthcoming from Lit Fest Press in the fall. These days you can
find her at @sarahsadie1313 and sarahsadiesadiesarah.tumblr.com
, or out on her screen porch, with a fresh mug of coffee and a blank page
Nonfiction: Richard "Dick"
Radtke is the author of six novels; two collection of short stories; and a
memoir, Persistence of Vision. His work has appeared in the Wisconsin
Academy Review; Prime Times; Julien's Journal; Writers of Wisconsin anthology;
Lines in the Sand; and the Wisconsin Writer's Jade Ring Anthology.
served as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism
and Mass Communication, and operated his own writing and editing firm, Dick
Radtke Public Relations.
business writing included contributions to a wide spectrum of consumer trade and
general publications. He is the author of more than 50 books and papers on
financial management and related subjects. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with
his wife Clare and their dog Rocky.
Pam is an 8th grade teacher
Lindemann: Diana Schramer
Diana is the owner of Write Way Copyediting.
Diana Schramer is a freelance copy editor and owner of Write Way Copyediting
LLC. She has edited numerous books, fiction (including paranormal and sci-fi)
and nonfiction (including memoir, spirituality, religion, wellness, addiction
and recovery, and true crime). She also edits personal essays, blog posts,
newsletters, and business-related documents. Diana is a member of and is the
south-central region coordinator for Wisconsin Writer's Association, Inc. and a
member of American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and National Association of
Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE). For more information about Diana and to
follow her blog, please visit www.writewaycopyediting.com.