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An Interview with Marcy Miranda Janes
"I have seen people discount the medium as “lacy,” or doily-like, not noticing that the lace is comprised of AK-47s and drones. Kind of like swearing in a lovely tone of voice."

Turning out the lights just isn't going to do it

An interview with environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert
"You ask scientists, and they’re like, Yes, of course, it’s happening, and global warming is a really big deal. That shocked me. I thought, You’re kidding me. It’s so simple. Why are we even questioning this?"

Facing Facts

Introduction to the Sustainability issue
"This where the art of telling true stories comes in. To read these fascinating and suspenseful, probing and pragmatic, wry and witty, outraged and determined, engaged and valiant dispatches is to know that we can shift from paralysis to motion."

What's the Story #51

From the Editor
"It is my fervent hope that this issue of CNF will help bring at least some small measure of clarity and urgency to our global 'failure to communicate' about the challenges facing us."

Anita Fore

Director of Legal Services for the Authors Guild

$10,000 Sustainability Essay Prize Awarded

Mary Heather Noble is the winner of the $10,000 first-place prize for CNF’s Sustainability contest, sponsored by Arizona State University’s... more

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What's the Story #50

From the Editor
"This issue offers insight into the work, heartache, and challenges of publishing a literary magazine—and perhaps that's the most fitting way to make this milestone."

The Square Root of True

A roundtable discussion