Holiday Sale

Whether you're shopping for a friend or a family member, a book lover or a passionate writer, our list has something for everyone on your list (including you).

Save up to 80% on magazines, subscriptions, books, mugs & more.
Place your order by Monday, December 18th, to ensure US delivery by December 23rd.


DOUBLE DOSE // $45 $40/yr 

Start a new subscription to both Creative Nonfiction and True Story and get the best of both worlds. Creative Nonfiction provides a hearty meal of the best true stories, well told, and True Story will arrive once a month—a snack to hold you over between issues of the quarterly.

[During the Holiday Sale, you can also subscribe to just Creative Nonfiction for $25 or just True Story for $15. Or, add True Story to an existing CNF subscription for just $12 and/or add CNF to an existing True Story subscription for just $16.]

Double up on true stories ›


WRITER'S BUNDLE // $77.94 $50 

New to the genre, or just new to us? No problem. Our Starter Kit contains everything you need to complete a crash course in creative nonfiction (and Creative Nonfiction), including a copy of True Stories, Well Told: From the First 20 Years of Creative Nonfiction Magazine; Lee Gutkind's You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction—from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between; and one-year subscriptions to both Creative Nonfiction and True Story

Dive in ›


HALF A DECADE OF CNF // $200 $100 

Lock in for the long term with a five-year subscription to Creative Nonfiction and keep the true stories flowing until the end of 2022. This is, without a doubt, our best subscription rate ever.

Become a longtime reader ›


RANDOM SAMPLING, CREATIVE NONFICTION // $50 $10 

Want to catch up on Creative Nonfiction? We'll send you a random sampling of five issues of the quarterly for only $10.

Explore the CNF archives


RANDOM SAMPLING, TRUE STORY // $15 $7 

Want to catch up on True Story? We'll send you a random sampling of five issues of the mini-magazine for only $7.

Explore the True Story archives ›


BACK ISSUES // $10  $2.50 (OR LESS) ea.

With the addition of True Story to our publishing schedule, we're running out of shelf space in the office. Help us make room and score some CNF classics in the process. All single issues are deeply discounted—and when they're gone, they're gone. Plus, single issues of True Story are only $2.

Load up on classic issues of Creative Nonfiction ›

Check out single issues of True Story ›

ALL BOOKS // $15.95 and up $10 ea.

Seriously. Every book in stock is just $10.

Fill your bookshelf


BUY 1 IN FACT BOOKS TITLE, GET 1 FOR $5 // $31.90 $15

Buy one book published by our In Fact Books imprint and add a second book for half the Holiday Sale price. That's two books for less than the regular price of one! You could combine nurses with surviving mental illness, or maybe teachers with nurses, or how about babies with the best of Creative Nonfiction magazine? Or, buy two of the same title for gift giving.

Treat yourself & a friend 


MUG BUNDLE // $22 $15

Our classic "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" mug PLUS our popular "I [Heart] CNF" mug. Show your loyalty to the genre while you quench your thirst. Both mugs are on the roomy side to hold more of whatever you're drinking. 

Dress up your writing space 


T-SHIRTS // $15 $10 ea.

There's nothing like a T-shirt to keep everyone on your list looking dapper in the new year. Available in both unisex and women's sizes. 

Look smart