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Good Writing & Good Storytelling Is by Nature Surprising

A conversation with Callie Garnett
Callie Garnett, assistant editor at Bloomsbury, shares some advice for writers searching for a publisher who will care about their book.

The Work Itself Is a Home

A conversation with Cheston Knapp
Cheston Knapp, managing editor at Tin House, tells us what makes a piece of creative nonfiction stand out.

Your Story Deserves to Be Told

A conversation with Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Nadine Kenney Johnstone, author of Of This Much I'm Sure, gives advice on writing a book proposal and finding a publisher that cares about your book.

I’ve Taught Monsters

Essay
Helping students slay their worst fears with nothing more than a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in the power of storytelling

CNF is seeking a Writing Pittsburgh fellow

Learn about small press publishing from the inside; work in our office on two upcoming books and more more

Own Your Story So It Doesn’t Own You

A conversation with Jamie Brickhouse
Jamie Brickhouse talks about the process of writing from memory and how he uses comedy to tackle darker subjects.

Put your thinking cap on: the new Creative Nonfiction issue has arrived!

Creative Nonfiction #63 explores how we teach in the classroom, the kitchen, a rehab center, the dentist's office, overseas, and everywhere. more

May Book Sale

It's National Nurses Week, National Teacher Appreciation Week & Mental Health Awareness Month. Celebrate extraordinary stories. more

"I couldn’t have known what a story he would live."

A Conversation with Cecilia Woloch
Cecilia Woloch, one of our essayists from the "How We Teach" issue, tracks down a student from her past. Hear what she has to say about the relationship we have to those whom we write about.

Teaching, Writing, and Reflecting

A Conversation with Margaret Downey
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's "How We Teach" essay contest discusses her first teaching experience and the lessons she learned from it.

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