CNF Receives $10,000 NEA Grant

CNF is delighted to be the recipient of a Fall 2015 Art Works award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The award will enable our editorial team to create and distribute a new monthly publication, True Story, which will feature one exceptional work of creative nonfiction each month.

Creative Nonfiction founder and editor Lee Gutkind said, “We’re tremendously excited about this new publication. It’s a great opportunity for writers—we’ll be able to publish a whole range of nonfiction writing, including some more timely pieces, as well as some pieces longer than we can include in Creative Nonfiction. And every issue will feature just one writer’s work, so we’ll be able to get some nice attention for those writers. Plus, we hope True Story will help us reach a new audience by providing an affordable and accessible entry point for readers.”

The NEA’s Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “The arts are part of our everyday lives—no matter who you are or where you live—they have the power to transform individuals, spark economic vibrancy in communities, and transcend the boundaries across diverse sectors of society. Supporting projects like the one from the Creative Nonfiction Foundation offers more opportunities to engage in the arts every day.”

The new magazine will be available in both print and digital editions. Submission guidelines for writers will be available in February 2016, with the inaugural issue and a launch event in Pittsburgh scheduled for September 2016.

We’re excited to get started on this new project, and we’ll share more details as soon as we can!