Writing Contest 2023

Friends of Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest 2023 Guidelines

Friends are once again offering Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest. This will be the 10th straight year for the contest, which includes submission categories for short story (1,000 words or less), memoirs (1,000 words or less), and poetry (200 words or less). The contest is open to anyone 16 and up. Submissions will be accepted from January 9 - February 6 and are limited to one entry per person per category. Cash prizes will be awarded in early spring. Please include a cover page on your entry with the following:  Name, address, email, phone number, entry date, and category.

Email entries to reference@wfblibrary.org or drop off entries in person at the Adult Services Desk or mail them to:
Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest
5420 N Marlborough Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53217

A reception will be held where winners will be on hand to read their pieces, date to be announced. Winners will also have their entries posted to the library’s website after the reception.



Friends of Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest Winners 2022

Short Story

1st Place- Diane Morrow

2nd Place- Jon Kolb
3rd Place- Kat Gál


Memoir
1st Place- Christel Maass
2nd Place- Gretchen Seamons
3rd Place- Margo Renner

Poetry
1st Place- Jon Kolb
2nd Place- John Phillips
3rd Place- Dina Schachtely
 


Friends of Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest Winners 2021

Short Story
1st Place- Dina Schachtely
2nd Place- Abby Jakowski
3rd Place- Mary Blasberg


Memoir
1st Place- Janet Arnold-Grych
2nd-Place tie - Margo Renner & Jon Kolb
3rd Place- Christine McBride

Poetry
1st Place- Margo Renner
2nd Place- Alyssa Gruenwald
3rd Place tie- Jon Kolb  & Amy Scott


Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest Winners 2020
 

Short Story
1st Place- Laura Welden
2nd Place- Dina Schachtely
3rd Place- Justine de Bergerac

Memoir
1st Place- William Barnewitz
2nd Place Tie- Joan Parsons Kuraitis & Patra Athans
3rd Place- John Phillips

Poetry
1st Place- Dina Schachtely
2nd Place- John Kolb
3rd Place Tie- Julianna Ksicinski & Mary Jo Balistreri


Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest Winners 2019

Short Story
1st Place- Susan Rozanski
2nd Place- Leopold Shircel
3rd Place- Jon Kolb

Memoir
1st Place- John Phillips
2nd Place- Jon Kolb
3rd Place- Don Bluhm

Poetry
1st Place- Dina Schachtely
2nd Place- Joyce Davis
3rd Place- Gabriella Echimof
 


Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library Writing Contest Winners from 2018

Short Story
1st Place- Steve Hugener
2nd Place- Jon Kolb
3rd Place- Susan Rozanski

Memoir
1st Place- Stephanie Beatty
2nd Place- Julia Gimbel
3rd Place- Margo Renner

Poetry
1st Place- Sally Hickey
2nd Place- John Phillips
3rd Place- Eileen Scharenbroch