Since 1954, the Wisconsin Academy has published a magazine for people who are curious about our world and proud of Wisconsin ideas. Wisconsin People & Ideas features thoughtful stories about our people and culture, original creative writing and artwork, and informative articles about homegrown innovation. The magazine also hosts annual fiction and poetry contests that provide opportunity and encouragement for Wisconsin writers.
Wisconsin People & Ideas is available at Wisconsin Academy events and exhibitions as well as selected bookstores, and is delivered quarterly to Wisconsin Academy members and libraries across the state.
Single copies and back issues of Wisconsin People & Ideas also are available at our Steenbock Building offices in Madison, the James Watrous Gallery, or by request via USPS for $5 per issue (plus $2 s/h). You can browse and search back issues of the magazine since 2009 on our website. A complete digital archive of issues published to 2008 can be found at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collection's State of Wisconsin Collection.
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The best way to stay informed about the issues and ideas that matter in Wisconsin today is to have Wisconsin People & Ideas delivered to your home four times a year. Introductory subscriptions to Wisconsin People & Ideas cost $50 and include a free Wisconsin Academy membership for one year. Click here to begin your introductory subscription with Academy membership today.
Questions or comments about Wisconsin People & Ideas may be directed to Jason A. Smith, Editor.