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True Story #16: A Dirge for the Doubly Dead

The birth-to-death saga of one Jacob Crouch unfolds against a remarkable period in American history. more

It's alive! The Frankenstein issue is here at last.

Creative Nonfiction #66 explores real-life stories of dangerous creations. more

Magpie & Maniac

An interview with Fritz Swanson
The story behind True Story #16: "A Dirge for the Doubly Dead"

Creative Nonfiction Receives AWP’s Small Press Award

Pittsburgh-based literary magazine Creative Nonfiction is the winner of the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Small... more

What's the Story #66

From the Editor
"Real life can be as scary as any monster story"

What's This Doing to My Brain?

Then & Now
Are we addicted to our devices and networks? And if we are ... does it matter?

True Story #15: This Is My Oldest Story

Haunted by the long-unsolved mystery of a neighbor boy's disappearance, Emily Brisse tries to make sense of a terrible story that isn’t... more

Write at CNF

Take your writing to the next level at CNF's office in Pittsburgh; spring workshops are open now. more

Writing Away the Stigma

A free eight-week workshop for young adults who have experienced the stigma of mental illness. more

True Story #14: The River of No Return

Two young mothers grapple with isolation and unforgiving terrain in this braided narrative of the American West. more

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