Saint Paul Almanac seeking submissions for its 2015 edition

Do you have something to say about St. Paul? Do you find yourself writing poetry about the Mighty Mississippi? Have fond memories of walking through Rice Park during wintertime? Taken some cool photos at the Como Conservatory lately? Do you have a hotdish recipe that's a hit at every community gathering? Now's your chance to see your story in print.

Saint Paul Almanac wants to hear all about it, as it's accepting creative submissions for its ninth edition through December 15.

Each year, a new edition of the Almanac boasts a collection of essays, photography, poetry, reminisces, and short stories. Authors range from longtime residents to folks new to the U.S., senior citizens to teenagers, and novice creatives to professional writers, such as Garrison Keillor.

For writers, the organization recommends that folks aims for personal, detailed, and advertisement-free (seriously, this is not the time to plug your business). Stories should be kept to 650 words or less.

If you're an photographer, the selection board is looking for images that capture the people (neighbors, patrons, visitors), places (bars, parks, zoos), and happenings (festivals, protests, ice-cream socials) of St. Paul. Are you more of an artist? Drawings and other artwork will be accepted as well. Added bonus: If they publish your work, you will get paid a modest fee.

For more info on submitting pieces, check out the Saint Paul Almanac's website.