By Jameelah Crawford ● 2023

Inspired by True Events • CONTENT WARNING: Gun Violence   “Where did you get the nickname ‘Blaze?’” Fatimah tilted her head, then took a sip of water. “That’s my rap

On Being The Artist

By Mary Barghout ● 2023

Maybe in learning the shapes of your strength You will one day be able to return To the small sounds of your softness Maybe your softness is The most courageous

Asking For A Friend

By Tara Flaherty Guy ● 2023

Danna was already terminally ill when she parachuted into my life and landed a permanent place in my heart. I was presenting a PowerPoint on Zoom to a half dozen

Announcing the Fall 2023 Digital Magazine


Submit your unpublished creative nonfiction stories, personal essays, and flash fiction to be considered for our Fall 2023 digital magazine!

2023 Community Editor Apprenticeship Applications Open February 17


Applications are now open for the 2023 Community Editor Apprenticeship! This program from Saint Paul Almanac is a paid apprenticeship, designed to teach an equity-focused, democratic editorial process. Apply from Feb 17 - Mar 17.

COURAGE Writing Contest


Calling all writers and poets! Saint Paul Almanac invites you to submit your original, unpublished fiction, creative non-fiction or poetry to our COURAGE writing contest. Submit from Feb 9 - 28.

Environmental (In)Justice Storytelling Contest Winners


We’re thrilled to announce the winning entries in the Spring 2022 Storytelling Contest! Sponsored by Saint Paul Almanac and University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership. Our contest theme was

Reading Series: Saint Paul Almanac Volume 13


Join us for our reading series to celebrate the launch of Volume 13: A Path to Each Other! Happening around town and virtually November 16 - January 28.


By Chong Yang ● 2022

Cia lub ntiaj teb los ua koj lub vaj Tus njuj neeg yog ib lub paj, xim twg los zoo Txoj kev tsaus ntuj yuav tsis kav Ib pliag xwb,

Sacred Water

By Diane Wilson ● 2022

The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, which includes the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples, carry an origin story that teaches the sacred nature of water. This relationship is embedded

Minnesota Nice

By Ty Chapman ● 2022

At fifteen, I watched a cop shove a child down concrete school steps, his body flailing between impacts. His skull battered to fragments. Crimson rivering down a well-ironed shirt.


By Julia Klatt Singer ● 2022

Each word a stone. We can build a wall or a path to each other.