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2018–2019 Loft Mentor Series

AWARD IS: CLOSED

The Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose is now closed to applications. The deadline to apply was 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.

Congratulations to the 2018–19 Mentor Series Fellows: in creative nonfiction Hilal Isler, Debra J. Stone, Jeannie Goodspeed, and Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall; in poetry Ariane Sandford, Jaya Stenquist, Brianna Flavin, and ​Maitreyi Ray; and in fiction Jessie Lee-Bauder, Haeyoon Fry, Molly Olguín, and​ Anessa Ibrahim.

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

Read about all the fellows and mentors in the release below.

Mentor Series Fellows 2018–19

Please read the full guidelines below before starting your application.

Guidelines (PDF)

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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