Issue #57, Making a Living
Our fall issue, Creative Nonfiction #57, explores making a living—that means jobs, yes, but more than that: how do we work meaning out of our days, and what do we do to survive? For the young office temp, the state executioner, the musician, the activist, the refugee worker, the rape crisis counselor, and the estate planning attorney whose stories are featured in this issue, it's not just about the money.
Plus, writing (and editing) for free; revisiting Studs Terkel's Working; the history of erotic memoir; tiny truths; and more.
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What's the Story? by Lee Gutkind
From the editor
A Real World Education by Ned Stuckey-French
Revisiting Studs Terkel's Working
The Price of Writing by Jennifer Niesslein
Why would anyone work for free? It's complicated.
Ideas the Seem Impossible
An interview with the issue's illustrator, Lenka Clayton
No Exit Karen Gentry
Agents of Death Anne Brannen
Vivaldi Kevin Haworth
We Were Greeted as Liberators Kristina Marusic
Hiking the Grand Tetons, Milking a Cow by Hand Kathy Roberts
The White Bird Heather Alexander
Crisis Nicole R. Zimmerman
Unleaving Beth Tillman
Literate Passion Samm Deighan
Heather Alexander is a refugee lawyer previously with the United Nations. read more
Anne Brannen, a former professor of medieval literature, now teaches privately online. Her poetry has appeared in such venues as Cabinet... read more
Samm Deighan is a Philadelphia-based writer. She maintains a film blog, Satanic Pandemonium, and is currently writing a book about World... read more
Karen Gentry lives in Madison, Georgia. Her work has appeared in Bayou, PANK, New Orleans Review, and American Short Fiction. This fall,... read more
Kevin Haworth is the author of two books, Famous Drownings in Literary History and The Discontinuity of Small Things, and co-editor of Lit... read more
Kristina Marusic works as a writer for MTV News’s social justice vertical, “Issues,” covering topics including the Black... read more
Jennifer Niesslein is the editor and founder of Full Grown People, editor of two FGP anthologies, and author of one memoir. She’s... read more
Ned Stuckey-French teaches at Florida State University and is the book review editor for Fourth Genre. He is author of The American Essay... read more
Beth Tillman lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has practiced estate planning and probate law for twenty years. This is her first... read more