© Council for Wisconsin Writers 2014 Christopher Latham Sholes Award Awarded biennially for outstanding encouragement and support of Wisconsin writers.   Major Achievement Award Awarded biennially for work of outstanding merit. Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award - formerly Anne Powers Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfiction Book Award - Kingery/Derleth Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award - formerly Posner Tofte/Wright Children's Literature Award Zona Gale Award for Short Fiction - formerly Larry and Eleanor Sternig Kay W. Levin Award for Short Non-Fiction Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award Essay Award for Young Writers Major Achievement Award - Semi-annual (alternates with the Sholes) Christopher Latham Sholes Award - Semi-annual Rules and entry forms  And the award is named for...