Our Mission

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.

Impressions Project

Visual artist examples for the Impressions project is open until Nov. 15, 2016. Please apply below.

Our Book

We are currently accepting writing submissions for our 2018 edition. The deadline for the 2018 edition is February 15, 2017. Visual artist examples for the Impressions project is open until Nov. 15, 2016. Please apply below.

Our Focus

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 800 words or less. 

Editing

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.

Contract

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 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.

Saint Paul Almanac is moving into the second phase of its IMPRESSIONS project that will bring the works of local artists and poets to transit. Almanac is now looking for local artists to submit examples of their work. Deadline Nov. 15

IMPRESSIONS is a new project where the Almanac will work with 24 local writers and 24 local artists to publish and produce six broadsides each quarter, 24 broadsides for the year on transit in the Metropolitan area. Each broadside is a unique poster of a local poet’s poem combined with a local artist’s work as a reflection of that poem.

  “We’ve had enthusiastic responses from people from all over the metropolitan area who have sent in their poems,” said Almanac Editor Shaquan Foster. “Soon, an eager group of community editors will pick the poems—ones with the strongest voices for our communities. The poets and editors are also excited to see what local images will come out of the imagination in this metro area full of brilliant artists.”

From the pool of applicants, 24 artists will be selected. These artists will create visual art to be displayed with the poetry that inspired that artwork. Selected artists will receive a prize of $250 for the work they create for this project. Also included in the project will be:

  • a film at the conclusion that will showcase artists and writers in live performance

  • quarterly parties to celebrate, read the poems, and meet the poets and artists

  • broadsides available for sale to the public

Submit examples of your art. Make sure that you do not include your name or identifying information in the submission title, file or body of work. You will need to enter a short biography of 50 words or less.