12/20/12 The submission guidelines for The Talking Stick Volume 22 are now closed.
09/16/12 The Talking Stick Volume 21 has been released and is now available for purchase here! Those of you who were accepted into this years book can expect to receive your book in the mail within the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience! Also, check back here in January for the submission guidelines for our next Talking Stick, Volume 22!
The talking stick is a Native American traditition used to faciliatate an orderly discussion. Usually speakers are arranged in a talking circle and the stick is passed from hand to hand as the discussion progresses. It encourages all to speak and allows each person to speak without interruption. The talking stick brings all natural elements together to guide and direct the talking circle. The stick is made of wood, decorated with feathers or fur, beads or paint, or a combination of all.
Published by the Jackpine Writers' Bloc
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 and artists of Minnesota.
The Talking Stick is a decade-old publication of the nonprofit organization, The Jackpine Writers' Bloc. You can go to their website to find out more about how the Talking Stick started and what the group does.
You can enjoy the book in the comfort of your own home by buying a volume here or in one of the Minnesota book stores that carries it. Or, if you are interested in submitting to The Talking Stick Click Here.
To find a volume you might be interested in buying you can browse the navigation. Each volume page has information about the book, date printed, table of contents/authors list, credits and (for the last few books) the list of winners. If you already know the book you would like to buy Click Here or on the top right hand corner of the page! Thanks!
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