Up to five grants of $8,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Minnesota for at least one year. Writers who have published no more than two books in any genre are eligible to apply. Using the online submission system, submit 15 to 20 pages of poetry or 20 to 30 pages of prose, an artist proposal, a brief bio, and a résumé by March 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants, Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55415. (612) 215-2575.