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 held in Fall 2019; all other finalists receive cash award and/or certificate.
- All winners will be published in Creative Wisconsin Anthology. By submitting your work, you are granting WWA permission to publish it in Creative Wisconsin. Author retains all rights following publication. If your entry is accepted for publication elsewhere after you have entered, you must withdraw the piece from consideration.
- Each winner will receive a complimentary copy of Creative Wisconsin Anthology containing their award-winning piece.
- Creative Wisconsin Anthology will be available on the WWA website and from the publisher.
WWA membership not required
Submission dates: March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Finalists will be notified by July 1, 2019
Fiction: short story, flash, novel excerpt written for adults | up to 2,000 words
Non-fiction: article, memoir, essay, nostalgia | up to 2,000 words
Poetry: all forms | up to 75 lines
Humor: fiction or non-fiction | up to 800 words
Please note: all entries must be original and unpublished in any form or medium including online publications
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
When you register you will be asked your ring size: https://www.wikihow.com/Find-Your-Ring-Size
Each manuscript must include the category and title in header at the top of each page.
Do not include author’s name on entry. Judges review blind entries.
Documents must be double spaced 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.
Do not include drawings or pictures with your manuscript.
Judges' Feedback (optional)
If you would like to
receive the judge’s feedback, add $10.00 per critique on the entry form
payment area. Feedback will be returned by e-mail after the fall
Entry fee WWA members: $20.00
Entry fee non-members: $35.00
Enter and Join WWA for $50.00 (save $15.00)
Please proofread your entries for accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
No vulgar language or erotica accepted.
All entries are reviewed blindly by our Judges.
WWA reserves the right to
cancel any category with too few entries or to omit an award when
entries lack merit; entrants will be notified and fees returned.
Failure to follow ALL of the above guidelines may disqualify your entry.
Submission & Payment
Please click here and fill out the form to submit your entries electronically. Paypal and Credit Card payments are accepted.
Any questions or concerns e-mail Christine Schultz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put WWA Jade Ring Contest in your email subject line.
Poetry: Max Garland is
Professor Emeritus at UW-Eau Claire and recently served as
Writer-in-Residence for the city of Eau Claire. His latest book is The
Word We Used for It, and was winner of the 2017-18 Brittingham Poetry
Prize. Max is the former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin. email@example.com
Fiction: Judy Bridges is
“The Boss” in the Wisconsin writing community. She founded Redbird
Writing Studio in Milwaukee in 1993, and included much of her writing
wisdom in her good-natured guide to the craft, Shut Up & Write! firstname.lastname@example.org
Landwehr has five books, The Portland House, Dirty Shirt, Written
Life, Reciting From Memory, and On a Road. He is poet laureate for the
Village of Wales, WI. email@example.com
Humor: Mel Miskimen is an
award-winning writer and Moth storyteller. Her book, Sit. Stay. Heal,
was a selection on WPR’s Chapter A Day. Modern Dog Magazine called it a
must read. firstname.lastname@example.org