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 2019 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers, Loft Awards in Creative Prose and Loft Award in Children's Literature (Older Children).
This year’s recipients are children’s writer Alison Behnke (Minneapolis) and prose writers John Jodzio (Minneapolis), Bronson Lemer (Saint Paul), Emily Strasser (Minneapolis), and Troy Wilderson (Minneapolis)
Submissions are now closed. If you're interested in applying next year, please read the full guidelines in preparation, noting the award categories change.