Fall issue of Creative Nonfiction now available.
Creative Nonfiction #68 // Fall 2018
This issue explores how we balance the threat of loss against the promise of gain. Writers recall the thrill and terror of going off the high-dive and skiing alone in avalanche country (which one really shouldn’t do). They impulsively invite famous chefs over for dinner, set off on poorly planned road trips, and weigh the advantages of medicating their children.
Plus, the role of litmags in the Trump era; how to “get naked” on the page; lessons from John McPhee; tiny truths; and more.
All new subscriptions begin with CNF #68
Tanushree Baidya // Kelly Beard // Anne P. Beatty // Jonathan Escoffery // Lee Gutkind // dee Hobsbawn-Smith // Jenine Holmes // Sarah Kasbeer // Jennifer De Leon // Brenda Miller // Jennifer Niesslein // Jenny O’Connell // Shannon Reed // Jenn Scheck-Kahn // Jefferson Slagle // Ira Sukrungruang // Julie Marie Wade // Allison K Williams // Susannah Williams
"What's the Story"
From the editor
"Politics in Prose"
A litmag editor reconsiders the role of personal essays in the Trump era
"Wading through the Whitestream"
A roundtable discussion about writing and publishing when you're not white
"On Letting Go of Perfection"
An interview with prize-winning essayist Anne P. Beatty
Quotes from the Issue
All of us who write know that every hour we devote to our notepad or keyboard involves monumental risk.
- Lee Gutkind
A literary magazine is not a democracy—full, flawed, or otherwise. And now, I believe, we're at a point where not taking an editorial stand—even in the sublest of ways—is, well, taking a stand.
- Jennifer Niesslein
Every secret I tell makes telling the next one easier.
- Allison K Williams