After careful consideration and research, the Wisconsin Writers Association board of directors has agreed to inaugurate a traditional royalty-paying book publishing program: Wisconsin Writers Association Press.
The Wisconsin Writers Association Press will initially aid WWA member authors in following through with our organization goals to help writers learn, grow, and publish in the literary field. The Wisconsin Writers Association Press will establish a prestige specifically for Wisconsin Writers who tell Wisconsin-themed stories and will provide a publishing platform currently unavailable to Wisconsin writers.
For our opening, we will publish one full-length novel, and one full-length non-fiction book.
The search is on!
What We Publish
WWA Press welcomes original material of good quality that celebrates and explores all walks of life and for all ages, be it historical, fictional, nonfiction, lyrical, or speculative. We will not consider pornographic or erotic material, nor will we tolerate any racist material or hate speech.
For our initial launch, submissions will be accepted from WWA members only.
Authors should submit samples of new, original work in English that is complete or will be complete by December 1, 2021. The work should be tied to Wisconsin in some way.
Material published by the WWA press will not be eligible for the Jade Ring or any other WWA contests.
The Press will consider most genres or literary works. The best lengths for works in fiction is 60,000 - 100,000 words. If you have specific questions about your genre, please ask before submitting. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Press will consider work in all areas that focus on promoting Wisconsin life, culture, history, biography, poetry, essays, or combinations thereof. Full-length work of 40,000 - 80,000 words is preferred. Collections of poetry and essays or children's books will be considered on a case basis.
Considerations and Timeline
How to Submit
Authors should submit a one-page cover letter which includes the following information and attach the first 50 pages of your manuscript.
Ready to submit? Email: email@example.com
Questions? See our FAQ page for more details.