Links to Wisconsin Literary Sites, clubs, organizations, contests, agents, editors, publishers

In progress: see Home page for submission information. Most Wisconsin-based entities accepted.



LITERARY

Check out the online CCBC Directory of Wisconsin Children's Book Creators, which lists information submitted by current residents of Wisconsin who are willing to make appearances at schools, libraries, and elsewhere. The CCBC defines a Wisconsin book creator as a current or former resident of Wisconsin who written or illustrated at least one published book for children or young adults. The CCBC's resources about Wisconsin book creators include audiotapes, videotapes, and annual identification records of published books.
http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/authors/directoryinfo.asp

•The Children's Book Awards Committee, Wisconsin Library Association

•The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators has regional chapters in most states, including Wisconsin.

•The Children's Book Council members list provides up-to-date names and addresses of publishers, whom you may need to go through in order to contact potential speakers.


Book Festivals in the US  http://bookfestivals.com
http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/FALL_Book_Fairs_and_Book_Festivals_For_Authors_Book_Lovers_Alike,201033528.aspx
Library of Congress National Bookfest  http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/
Green Book Festival  http://greenbookfestival.com/?gclid=CLfyuNv01KQCFUIUKgodKXlkKg
National Black Book Festival http://www.nationalblackbookfestival.com/

WISCONSIN BOOK FESTIVALS  http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/
http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/.../WBF_Submission_Guide_2010.pdf

Fox Cities Book Festival (Appleton)
April
http://www.foxcitiesbookfestival.org/
Contact: Tasha Saecker
email: tasha@menashalibrary.org
920-967-3661

Northeast Wisconsin Writers Festival (Rice Lake)
UW-Barron County
Saturday, May 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Contact
Joel Friederich joel.friederich@uwc.edu
715-234-8176

 

Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books (Waukesha)
September in 2013
http://www.sewibookfest.com/

Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival (Mineral Point)
 September 14, 2013
Hosted by Little Creek Press, A Division of Kristin Mitchell Design, LLC
5341 Sunny Ridge Road
Mineral Point, WI 53565
608.987.3370 | 608.553.1953 cell

Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival (Fort Atkinson)
October 10-11, 2014
http://www.lorineniedecker.org
Contact: Friends of Lorine Niedecker, Inc.
920-563-7790

Wisconsin Book Festival (Madison)
October 16-19, 2014
http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/


“The Cradle of American Haiku” Festival (Mineral Point)

http://www.modernhaiku.org/cradle/ (last update, 2010)
email: info@foundrybooks.com
608-987-4363

Chippewa Valley Book Festival (Eau Claire)
October 13-19, 2014
http://www.cvbookfest.org/
Contact: L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
email: cvbookfest@eauclairearts.com
715-839-5004

Sheboygan Children's Book Festival
October 10-14, 2014
http://sheboyganchildrensbookfestival.org/

Edgerton Sterling North Book Festival (Edgerton)
October - Last information:
Call 608-884-3151 or 608-868-7241


Great Lakes Writers Festival (Lakeland College-rural Sheboygan)
November
http://www.greatlakeswritersfestival.org/


Spring Green Literary Festival (not updated since 2012)

http://www.springgreenlitfest.org/
email: info@springgreenlitfest.org
608-588-3009


For a complete schedule of nature and birding opportunities, books, photography and writing opportunities, call 715-343-6221 or visit: www.prairiechickenfestival.org.


LITERARY MAGAZINES

Stoneboat
Email submissions of 3-5 poems or prose pieces of up to 750 words to stoneboat.journal@gmail.com. Send hard copy with an SASE to Signe Jorgenson, c/o General Studies Division, Lakeland College, PO Box 359, Sheboygan, WI, 53082.  http://stoneboatwi.com/

Creative Wisconsin
Quarterly online member magazine of the Wisconsin  Writers Association
http://www.wiwrite.org for submission guidelines

Wisconsin People & Ideas
Wisconsin People & Ideas is the only quarterly magazine in the state that regularly features Wisconsin writers and Wisconsin fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays--all in one place!

CONTESTS
Annual Short story and Poetry contest from the Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts and Letters.
Due: December 15
Fee: $15, Academy members; $20 non-members
Prizes: $500 first place
http://wisconsinacademy.org/magazine/index.php?category_id=3755&subcategory_id=7278
Question about the 2011 short story contest? Contact Jason A. Smith, editor, Wisconsin People & Ideas at 608-263-1692.


Professional and Hobby Writing Organizations


Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) - The statewide affiliate of the International Reading Association works to promote excellence in reading at the state level by "providing leadership in addressing issues and trends in reading and language arts to inform educators, families and community."

Wisconsin Writers Association

Council for Wisconsin Writers

Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts and Letters

Wisconsin Romance Writers of America

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Wisconsin Chapter


GENERAL LINKS

Book Sale Finder: http://www.booksalefinder.com/WI.html

Wisconsin Academy of Science Arts and Letters
http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/magazine/index.php?category_id=3755

Area connections on the Internet:
Fox Valley: http://www.onthefox.com/

Major Wisconsin newspapers:

Wisconsin State Journal
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Madison Capital-Times

PUBLISHERS

Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Orange Hat Publishers
Crickhollow Books
Little Creek Press

AGENTS



EDITORS
Diana Schramer, Write Way Copyediting
Philip Martin, Great Lakes Literary
Lisa Lickel, editing services


Independent Booksellers

Wisconsin Indie List

Libraries

The Wisconsin Public Library System Portal: http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wis_lib.html
http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/wisysdir.html

Wisconsin Public Library Association: http://www.wla.lib.wi.us/
Special libraries/library areas devoted to writers/writing:

•The Milwaukee Public Library's Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame

•The Milwaukee Public Library's Wisconsin Children's Authors and Illustrators pages




Writing Workshops

Red Bird/Red Oak Studios

All Writers Workshop

Woodland Patterns



Book Clubs


Book Promotion Sites
http://www.combinedbook.com/?gclid=CJeSrKX61KQCFQ_W5wod_j8XLw
http://www.goodreads.com/


Book Review Sites

http://www.bibliobuffet.com/

http://www.midwestbookreview.com

http://www.armchairreviews.com