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This Weekend: The 2016 Creative Nonfiction Writers' Conference

Join us for three days dedicated to writing, revising, and publishing your work. more

Finding the Balance Between Perfectionism & Pragmatism

An interview with Lise Funderburg
"No one's life operates in a vacuum, and to try to write dimensionally requires an understanding of context."

Rejection Comes to Everyone

An interview with Geeta Kothari
"I kept tinkering and rearranging the collection and taking stories out and putting new ones in. I could have done that forever, imagining some perfect combination that would make the book rejection-proof."

5 Reasons to Attend The 2016 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference

May 27-29, 2016 | Pittsburgh, PA
"Writing is hard, but it’s a little easier when you know you’re in good company."

Till death (or something else) do us part

We now pronounce ... our new issue: Creative Nonfiction #59: Marriage more

What's the Story #59

From the Editor
These days, we’re free—for better or for worse, as the traditional ceremony puts it—to pick and choose rather than relying on tradition to tell us.

The Math of Marriage

Winner: Best Essay Prize, "Marriage"
One simple equation compels the author to take a fifth trip down the aisle

We Can Only Navigate With What We Know

A conversation with Elane Johnson
"The tidbit 'married five times' naturally inspires some negative perceptions ..." An interview with the winner of the $1,000 marriage essay contest!

A Story We Tell Ourselves and Others

Required Reading
Finding inspiration in marriage memoirs

Mental Health Awareness Month Book Giveaway

We're giving away 18 copies of Same Time Next Week: True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness. more