In the writing within, you will find a variety of subjects and styles. And through them all, you will find that we are writers who know the length of the winter, the heat of the summer and the short breath-taking springs and autumns of Minnesota. Click the above link for a more in depth look at our past Talking Sticks and for purchasing information

Go to the official site of the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc to buy a Talking Stick

The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc is native to Minnesota. We are a writing group as well as a publishing company. Our literary journal, The Talking Stick, has become a state-wide publishing ground for amateur and experienced writers alike. Our goal in publishing writers is simple – we publish to encourage solid writing that shows promise, creativity and brilliance.

The Talking Stick is a Minnesotan collaboration of poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction and awards a cash prize in each category. It is written and entirely produced by writers who at least have close ties to Minnesota. There is no reading fee and we work daily to keep it that way – come over to our official website for The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc to find out more about our non profit organization. We survive entirely on donations, grants and book sales to bring you the Talking Stick every year as well as workshops and writing events.

Current Issue

The Talking Stick
Volume 32
Twist in the Road

Find out more or

Poetry Winner
Jennifer Hernandez

Creative Nonfiction Winner
“Who is Norma Jean?”
Roxanne Lien

Fiction Winner
Isabel Emerson

Creative Twist Winner
“One More Chance”
Chris Marcotte

Go the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc website to submit to this or next years Talking Stick. Our submission guidelines usually come out by January 1st of every year and close in March.