About Creative Nonfiction Magazine

Creative Nonfiction magazine is true stories, well told. Each issue demonstrates the depth and versatility of narrative nonfiction and proves that smart, engaging narratives can make any subject fascinating and meaningful. Recent issues have tackled themes ranging from risk to starting over, from dangerous creations to science & religion.

Creative Nonfiction is the 2018 winner of the AWP Small Press Publisher award, which acknowledges hard work, creativity, and innovation, and honors a magazine's contributions to the literary landscape through their publication of consistently excellent work. Essays originally published in Creative Nonfiction have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and have been featured in Best American EssaysBest American Travel WritingBest Women's Travel Writing, and other collections.

Creative Nonfiction is fuel for nonfiction writers and storytellers, providing a lively blend of exceptional long- and short-form nonfiction narratives and interviews as well as columns that examine the craft, style, trends, and ethics of writing true stories.

Creative Nonfiction has consistently featured prominent authors from the United States and around the world and in its 24 years has helped launch the careers of some of the field's most exciting writers. Creative Nonfiction has a circulation of 10,000 and serves the whole spectrum of readers, from nonfiction and journalism enthusiasts to poetry and fiction writers, editors and agents.

Creative Nonfiction is printed in Pittsburgh, PA, by Broudy Printing, and is distributed in the United States by Ingram Periodicals, Media Solutions, and Small Changes.

Editorial Board

Dinty W. Moore
Patricia Park
Lea Simonds


Editorial Advisory Board

Diane Ackerman
Buzz Bissinger
Edwidge Danticat
Annie Dillard
Dave Eggers
Jonathan Franzen
Tracy Kidder
Jeanne Marie Laskas
Rick Moody
Susan Orlean
Francine Prose
Ruth Reichl
Richard Rodriguez
Rebecca Skloot
Gay Talese