McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers
AWARD IS: CLOSED
2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships
The Loft Literary Center is pleased to announce the 2014 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers. The Loft administers the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers, which provide Minnesota writers of demonstrated ability with an opportunity to work on their writing for a concentrated period of time. Five $25,000 fellowships are awarded. One Award in Children’s Literature alternates annually between writers for children under the age of eight and writers for older readers. Four fellowships alternate annually between writers of poetry/spoken word poetry and writers of creative prose. The awards this year are in Poetry/Spoken Word and Children Under the Age of Eight. Deadline to apply for both was Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
This program is made possible by the generous support of the McKnight Foundation.
Award in Poetry/Spoken Word
Award in Children's Literature for Readers Younger Than Eight
2013 McKnight Artist Fellowship Winners
The Loft is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers, Loft Awards in Creative Prose and Loft Award in Children's Literature (Older Children).
For the award in Creative Prose, judge Luis J. Rodriguez selected Matthew Batt (Saint Paul), Eric Braun (Minneapolis), Susan Koefod (Saint Paul), and Kao Kalia Yang (Andover). Honorable mentions went to Pallavi Dixit (Minneapolis), Jonathan Odell (Minneapolis), Katie Hae Leo (Rochester), and Yuko Taniguchi (Rochester).
For the Award in Children's Literature (Older Children), judge Donna Bray chose Anne Ursu (Minneapolis). Honorable mentions went to William Alexander (Minneapolis), Brian Farrey-Latz (Saint Paul), and Lynne Jonell (Plymouth).
About the Fellowships
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. Writers must have either published a book in the genre in which they are applying, or have a significant number of publications in literary magazines. The awards provide the writers the opportunity to focus on their craft for the course of the fellowship year.
The Loft McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers are supported by the McKnight Foundation.