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2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference: Register Now!

Join us May 26th and May 27th for two days exploring the art, craft, and business of creative nonfiction with authors, agents, book... more

Spring Online Courses begin Monday

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True Story #6: "Wider than the Sky" available now

A brain tumor upends a young couple's expectations for their life together and reveals how incredibly fragile our identities are. more

Submit your real-life Frankenstein story

$15,000 in prizes for the best stories that relate to the themes of Shelley's landmark novel. Creation, our attempts to redirect or... more

Hanging On Your Every Word

Join us for a workshop led by Elena Passarello on keeping your audience engaged, no matter what you’re reading. more

True Story #5 has arrived!

“How to Survive an Atomic Bomb” is the newly resonant story of the anything-goes days leading up to the July 1945 Trinity test at Los... more

Be joyful. The new issue of Creative Nonfiction is here.

Creative Nonfiction #62 finds unexpected brightness in the darkest times. more

Check out the new True Story #4

In “Juliet, Juliet,” a middle-aged mom of two struggles to escape the tug of a persistent daydream featuring a half-dressed Jeremy Renner. more

It Wasn't Until I Was an Old Woman that I Began to Enjoy Being Beautiful

Essay
After a lifetime of self-doubt, embracing the power of making unexpected fashion choices

What's the Story #62

From the Editor
We are most likely to find joy when we're fully absorbed in something and, thus, transported beyond the ordinary distractions and discomforts of daily life

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