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Summer 2015

Issue #56, Waiting

Our summer issue is all about waiting. Writers explore the boundaries of their patience as they wait for a missing family member’s return, for sleep to come, for doctors, planes, or the next good wave.

Plus, we consider the murky origins of the term “creative nonfiction”; the art of immersion reporting; books that took lifetimes to write; and more.

Read Now

A Genre by Any Other Name? Dinty W. Moore

The story behind the term "creative nonfiction." read more

Putting the "Creative" in Nonfiction William Bradley

A response to Dinty W. Moore's "A Genre by Any Other Name" read more

Online Reading

The Perils of Perfect Memory

Daphne Strassmann

Does digital omnipresence shorten and stunt the distance to remembering? The new past, according to social media. more

Interview: Elizabeth Amber Rudnick

CNF Staff

"There’s a huge gap between the experiences we feel compelled to record and the experiences that stay with us regardless of documentation." more


Same Time Next Week

Edited by Lee Gutkind

18 frank and often intimate true stories of working through mental illness. more


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