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Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. Her honors include a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, several Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants, and a Loft Literary Center Mentor Series award. Her memoir manuscript, Magical Realism for Non-Believers, was a finalist for the 2012 Bakeless Literary Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Her middle grade novel-in-progress was awarded a 2018 Artist Initiative Grant.

She lives and writes in the very literary city of Minneapolis where she teaches and serves on the Board at the Loft Literary Center. 


Freelance Writing and Editing

upcoming appearances/classes

Anika is a professional, flexible writer and accurate, compassionate editor.


  • Research-based writing for children and adults
  • Grant writing
  • Writing for the web (also web development in Drupal, WordPress, and Squarespace)
  • Content development


  • Manuscript editing (light to heavy copyedits and proofreading) 
  • Citing and style sheets (Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA)

see more about freelance writing, editing, and teaching

Loft Class Sampler
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
Feb. 17, 2018 ~ 9-4

Exploring Flash Nonfiction: Finding Meaning in Everyday Life
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
Feb. 24, 2018 ~ 9-3

Snapshot Stories: A writing class. A book.
Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis
March 6 - April 24, 2018 ~ Tuesdays, 10am - noon

Dia de los ninos / Day of the Child / Day of the Book
with Anika Fajardo (other authors TBA)
Location TBA
April 28, 2018

see past appearances