Writing Contests

Since 2013, The Mill has honored great local writers with The Mill Prizes, an annual writing contest for both poetry and short fiction. For more information on each contest, please click the links above to read the submission guidelines.

We award and celebrate the Mill Prizes in conjunction with the Fox Cities Book Festival, which takes place each autumn. Because of Covid-19, the book festival has gone virtual this year and will take place in October. We will post our contest award dates when details with the festival have been worked out. Judges for the contests have been selected. Click the submission guidelines above for more information. Subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of news from The Mill.