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Submit student writing or apply to be a literary juror or mentor

Journeys is now open for submissions! We welcome stories, poems and artwork by learners in all levels of Adult Basic Education classes. The entry deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, January 19. Visit our Journeys page to see submission details and past issues.


Jurors will review entries and choose pieces for our literary anthology, Journeys. It involves an 8-hour commitment (all done remotely via email and our website) between January 26 and February 4. Up to 50 jurors will be selected. Visit our jury page to learn more and apply by January 9.


Mentors will work with one or two authors over four months starting in February (up to a 30-hour commitment). About 10 mentors will be selected. Learn more about being a mentor and submit your application by January 16.


Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing is now in its 26th year, and the literacy council is excited to showcase pieces from adult students throughout Minnesota. We encourage learners to share their writing accomplishments, their unique perspectives and their life stories with others.

The publication motivates learners to improve on their academic skills; provides authentic, high-interest reading material (written by adult learners themselves) for use in adult basic education classes; and increases awareness of adult literacy needs in Minnesota.



  • 01/27/2015 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • 02/03/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 02/05/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 02/10/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 02/12/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
  • 02/05/2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm