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2018–2019 Loft Mentor Series

AWARD IS: OPEN

The Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose is now open. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.

2018–2019 Mentor Series

The Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose offers twelve emerging Minnesota writers the opportunity to work intensively with six nationally acclaimed writers of prose and poetry.

The mentors for the upcoming season will be poets Danez Smith and Natalie Diaz, nonfiction writers Angela Pelster-Wiebe and Moustafa Bayoumi, and fiction writers V.V. Ganeshananthan and Carmen Maria Machado.

Please read the full guidelines below before starting your application.

Guidelines (PDF)

Apply in Poetry

Apply in Nonfiction

Apply in Fiction

The Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose is funded by the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the generous support of Loft members.

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