2018 Jade Ring Contest
JADE RING CONTEST AND CREATIVE WISCONSIN COLLABORATION
For 2018, all finalists in the Jade Ring Contest (four categories, first, second, third and three honorable mentions, that’s 24 entries) will receive the following:
- First place winners receive a Jade Ring or cash prize, a certificate and recognition at the Jade Ring award ceremony during the WWA Fall Writers Conference; all other finalists receive cash award and/or certificate.
- All winners will be published in Creative Wisconsin Anthology (author retains all rights following publication) (there will be no Creative Wisconsin literary journal for 2018).
- Each winner will receive a complimentary copy of Creative Wisconsin Anthology containing their award-winning piece.
- Creative Wisconsin Anthology will be available on Amazon,
- Top three winners in each category will be featured at a reading during the 2018 WWA Fall Writers Conference,
WWA membership not required
Submission dates: March 1, 2018 to May 10, 2018
Finalists will be notified by June 15, 2018
Fiction: written for children through adults up to 2000 words
Non-fiction: article, memoir, essay, nostalgia up to 2000 words
Poetry: all forms up to 75 lines
Humor: fiction or non-fiction up to 800 words
(Please, all entries original and not previously published* in any form or medium including online publications)
*If your entry is accepted for publication elsewhere after you have entered, you must withdraw the piece from consideration. Writers have the right to decline publication when they complete the entry form.
First place: $100.00 or Jade Ring for first-time winners
Second place $70.00
Third place $40.00
Three honorable mentions No cash prize
Each manuscript should have category and title in header at the top of each page.
Do not put author’s name on entry.
Double space with one-inch margins, Times New Roman size 12 font is recommended.
Poetry can be either single or double spaced.
Respect word/line length requirements.
Submit manuscript as Microsoft Word document only.
No drawings or pictures accepted.
OUR JUDGES: Jerry Apps, Bruce Dethlefsen, Kathie Giorgio
JUDGES’ FEEDBACK (optional)
To receive judge’s feedback, add $10.00 per critique payment on entry form. Judges’ feedback will be returned by e-mail after conference.
Entry fee WWA members: $15.00
Entry fee non-members: $20.00
Please proofread your pieces for accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
No vulgar language or erotica accepted.
Judges do blind judging.
WWA reserves the right to cancel any category when there are too few entries or not make an award when entries lack merit. In either case, entrants will be notified and fees returned.
Failure to follow ALL of the above guidelines may disqualify your entry.
SUBMISSION AND PAYMENT
All entries submitted electronically; click here to submit
Payment through Paypal and credit card
Any questions or concerns e-mail Karin Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org
WWA Is Proud to Announce the 2017 Winners of the Jade Ring Contests
Poetry (Judge: Peggy Rozga)
2nd: without a voice Mary Jo Balistreri, member
3rd: Ripple Mary Jo Balistreri, member
HM-1: Dreaming in Italian Mike Orlock, member
HM-2: Blankets Susan Huebner, member
Fiction (Judge: Julie Tallard Johnson)
1st: I Can Fight as Well as Any Man Kathy Waldvogel, member
2nd: The Woolworth’s Getaway James Brakken, member
3rd: Best Day Ever Ed Sarna, member
HM 1: On their Own Terms Nancy Jesse, member
HM 2: Yogovah Steve Fox, member
Nonfiction (Judge: Laurie Scheer)
2nd: Frightening the Horses Gary Jones, member
3rd: Turnkey Treasure Julia Gimbel, member
HM-1: Peeling the Onion Bill Mathis, member
HM-2: The Chafing Dish Mary J. Guhl, member
Humor (Judge: Joel Habush)
1st: The Perils of Parenting Robert Robeson, nonmember
2nd: The Defibrillator Meal Ed Sarna, member
3rd: Soap Opera Diva Pat Palechec, nonmember
HM-1: Just Short of Road Rage at the Checkout Aisles Greg Peck, member
HM-2: Retirement Dreams Bill Mathis, member