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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

We won an award!

We’re having a flash sale to celebrate: get True Stories, Well Told for half price this week! more

Till death (or something else) do us part

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

New Calls for Submissions

We're looking for true stories of all shapes and sizes! more

Becoming the Wind

An Interview with Mark Nystrom
"Artists and scientists are curious people, and our work often starts with a question."

How Place Makes Us Human

A conversation with Amaris Ketcham
The winner of Creative Nonfiction's 'The Weather' contest talks about her prize-winning essay, "Recorded Lightning."

Narrative Writing Fellowships in Science and Religion

Do you have a compelling true story to write about harmonies between science and religion? more

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