"Sometimes, the most unlikely and unexpected juxtapositions of frame and focus create the most effective stories."
We’re looking for well-crafted true stories that examine kid-dom in all its messy, exhilarating, turbulent glory. more
William Bradley responds to Dinty W. Moore's recent essay about the origins of the term "creative nonfiction."
"When I was nine years old I began taking piano lessons. When I was nine years old I got my own library card. When I was nine years old I was diagnosed with lupus. When I was nine years old ..."
An Interview with Jennifer Nagle Myers
"What we say and do matters. We have to think like activists. It is not enough to just make art. We are needed on all fronts and in many ways, and to stay silent in times like these is unacceptable for me."
Joe Fassler is the winner of the $1,000 first-place prize for his essay, "Wait Times." more
A conversation with Joe Fassler
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'Waiting' contest talks about his prize-winning essay, "Wait Times."
Winner: Best Essay Prize, "Mistakes"
Two young women pregnant at the same time by the same man.
Excerpt from Same Time Next Week
Plagued by shame & convinced she shouldn’t be alive, a young mother finds herself pressing a broken cereal bowl into her arm while her children play in the other room. Can an art therapist’s unconventional techniques bring this woman back from the brink?
Insomnia in Lorca's Madrid
I am prey to the nocturnal creaks in my mind and weak to the city creatures that stir at night. I am lonely but not alone. No one is asleep in this city. No one. No one.