Wisconsin Author Project Winner!

We are thrilled to share that the winner of the Wisconsin Author Project, made possible by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is On the Road to Death's Door by M.J. Williams and the runner-up is Depravity by M.J. Haag! Both titles are available to read without delay in the Indie Wisconsin collection in BiblioBoard Library.

Through the Wisconsin Author Project, Wisconsin libraries are helping local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books. Wisconsin residents who are authors of self-published adult or young adult fiction were invited to submit their work for consideration in the contest. The winner receives a $1000 prize thanks to BiblioLabs and exposure of their writings to readers in Wisconsin and potentially beyond. In this first year of the contest, we received 116 book submissions and the winner and runner-up were selected thanks to Library Journal and to the hard work of the Wisconsin judging panel: Jennie Bahnaman, McMillan Memorial Library;Jennifer Cook, Chippewa Valley Technical College; Candi Fitzsimmons, Darlington Public Library; Melissa Juvinall, UW-Madison iSchool Student; Amy Krahn, St. Francis Public Library; Emily Laws, West Bend Community Memorial Library; and Amy Lutzke, Dwight Foster Public Library (Fort Atkinson).

If you missed the program at the WLA Annual Conference on the Wisconsin Author Project, you can check out the slides here and feel free to contact wplc-info@wils.org if you have any questions.

The 2019 contest will open on April 1st!