Friday, May 15, 2015

Jade Ring and Lindemann Humor Contests now open!

Wisconsin Writers Association Contests
Submission Deadline: July 31st
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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 contest season! 
Poetry: Sarah Busse
Sarah 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
, or out on her screen porch, with a fresh mug of coffee and a blank page before her.

Nonfiction: Richard "Dick" Radtke

Richard 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.

Dick 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.

His 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.

Fiction: Pam Hayry
Pam is an 8th grade teacher in Spencer. 

Florence 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

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