Saint Paul Almanac is a literary-centered arts organization. We share stories across cultures and cultivate dialogue to promote understanding, relationships, and collaborative action in our city.
We are currently accepting visual art submissions for our 12th edition through March 1, and writing submissions for our 13th edition.
We are particularly looking for pieces that share personal experiences of living in or visiting Saint Paul. Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, cartoon and more are all accepted. You do not need to live in Saint Paul to write about Saint Paul. Stories and poems must be 650 words or less.
Editing is standard practice in the publishing world: very little writing anywhere reaches publication without some editing. We may need to tighten or shorten what you’ve sent us; we may ask you to rewrite or add to it.
By submitting to the Saint Paul Almanac, you agree to the following terms, which grant the Almanac unlimited use of your piece in print, on the web, or elsewhere, and which also affirms that you are completely free to resell or re-license your work anywhere else without our permission.
Author understands the material provided is to be used in the Saint Paul Almanac in a compilation that the Saint Paul Almanac will own and copyright in its name. Author grants the Saint Paul Almanac copyright rights to the material for use in the Saint Paul Almanac, Saint Paul Almanac website, and any subsequent repurposing of the material (new editions, “Best of” editions, etc.). The author shall be free, without any approval from the Saint Paul Almanac to use or license their material in any other way the author wishes. In the case of articles and stories, the publisher will copyedit pieces for general readability and space considerations. Poetry may be edited with agreement by the poet.
All writers receive $50 for their accepted submission, plus one free book.
The author warrants that the material is original and that the author owns the publishing and all other rights to the material and that said rights are not subject to any prior agreement or other right that may interfere with or impair the rights of the Saint Paul Almanac under this agreement.
We are looking for pieces that share personal experiences of living in or visiting Saint Paul. Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, cartoons and more are all accepted. You do not need to live in Saint Paul to write about Saint Paul. Stories and poems must be 650 words or less. A total of four writing submissions from one author are accepted for review each year.* No more than two pieces from the same author will be accepted for publication each year.
All writing will be reviewed in group discussions by our community editors (approximately 20 people). If your piece is accepted for publication, you will receive $50 and a free book.
Please do not include your name or identifying information in the submission title, file name, or body of work.
You will need to enter a short biography of 50 words or less.
*Please submit each piece individually
We are particularly looking for visual art that shares the experience of living in or visiting Saint Paul, or art from Saint Paul artists. Photography, painting, cartoons, and most other visual art accepted. You do not need to live in Saint Paul to submit. You can live anywhere. If you have many images, please share a link to them.
Artists keep all copyright. We pay $10 per accepted submission.
Please include a short biography of 50 words or less.