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Loft Grants & Awards

The Loft Literary Center has a long legacy of supporting promising Minnesota emerging and mid-career writers with grants and experiences that advance their work. These opportunities allow writers to focus on their craft, and often, to launch new projects. Deadlines for the three major Loft awards are typically April for the Mentor Series, August for Mirrors and Windows, and November for the McKnight Artist Fellowship. The McKnight Artist Fellowship is currently open for applications (deadline Nov 16, 2018).

McKnight Kiese Laymon 2018
Submittable Guide

All Loft awards now require use of the online submission portal Submittable. If this is your first time using Submittable, you can also download and read the handy PDF guide below. As always, please refer to the specific grant guidelines for submission requirements and eligibility.