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The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action

Between the Lines
The braided essay isn’t new, but with its ability to combine the personal and the political, Nicole Walker argues, it may be the most effective form for our times.

Sharp Scissors

An interview with Mary Dorfner Hay
"My hope is always that others will understand and connect with my work."

Tarot Cards & True Stories: Issue #10 is Live!

Follow author and world traveler Sonja Swift on her journey towards enlightenment. more

Good Writing & Good Storytelling Is by Nature Surprising

A conversation with Callie Garnett
Callie Garnett, assistant editor at Bloomsbury, shares some advice for writers searching for a publisher who will care about their book.

The Work Itself Is a Home

A conversation with Cheston Knapp
Cheston Knapp, managing editor at Tin House, tells us what makes a piece of creative nonfiction stand out.

Your Story Deserves to Be Told

A conversation with Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Nadine Kenney Johnstone, author of Of This Much I'm Sure, gives advice on writing a book proposal and finding a publisher that cares about your book.

I’ve Taught Monsters

Helping students slay their worst fears with nothing more than a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in the power of storytelling

CNF is seeking a Writing Pittsburgh fellow

Learn about small press publishing from the inside; work in our office on two upcoming books and more more

Own Your Story So It Doesn’t Own You

A conversation with Jamie Brickhouse
Jamie Brickhouse talks about the process of writing from memory and how he uses comedy to tackle darker subjects.

Put your thinking cap on: the new Creative Nonfiction issue has arrived!

Creative Nonfiction #63 explores how we teach in the classroom, the kitchen, a rehab center, the dentist's office, overseas, and everywhere. more