AWARD IS CLOSED
The Loft administers the McKnight Artists Fellowships for Writers. Five $25,000 awards are presented annually to accomplished Minnesota writers and spoken word artists. Four awards alternate annually between creative prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry/spoken word. The fifth award is presented in children’s literature and alternates annually for writing for ages eight and under and writing for children older than eight.
The Loft is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers, Award in Children's Literature (Younger Children), Award in Spoken Word, and Awards in Poetry.
This year’s recipients are children’s writer and illustrator Lauren Stringer (Minneapolis), spoken word artist Blythe Baird (Minneapolis), and poets Michael Torres (Mankato), Jacob Lindberg (Victoria), and Claire Wahmanholm (Saint Paul).
Submissions are now closed. If you're interested in applying next year, please read the full guidelines in preparation, noting the award categories change.