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How the Mind Works

Between the Lines
The better we understand the brain's processes, the more artful our writing can be.

An Apprentice to the World

Writer at Work
Adelheid Fischer visits biomimicry expert Janine Benyus, who puts her theories to the test in her Montana backyard.

Halloween Reading

Join us for some spooky-good nonfiction during a national nonfiction simulcast, co-hosted by four magazines from across the country. more

Three Cheers Bash

Join us on October 16th to celebrate our new office space, a new monthly publication, and a new issue of CNF! more

Writing Motherhood

Then & Now
Parenting blogs and magazines have become ubiquitous, but is the literature of motherhood still undervalued?

Kid-dom, in all its messy glory

Ready or not, here we come ... with a brand new issue! Creative Nonfiction #60: Childhood more

True Empathy or Understanding Is Rare

A conversation with Judith Barrington
Writing becomes a safe space for difficult memories. An interview with the winner of the $1,000 "Childhood" essay contest!

What's the Story #60

From the Editor
The good, the bad, and the biting truth: the writing in this issue is what creative nonfiction is all about.

Before We’re Writers, We’re Readers

Required Reading
Fifteen contemporary writers of creative nonfiction discuss the nonfiction books they remember best from childhood and which influenced them as writers.

I Survived the Blizzard of ’79

Essay
As the snow falls ever heavier and the temperature drops ever lower in the author's hometown, she ventures out into a world of white.

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