CRAFT 159

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About

CRAFT is an online literary journal which explores the art of fiction. Our focus is on the craft of writing and how those elements make a good story great. We are interested in fiction that shines because of its exploration of craft. On our website, we feature new and republished fiction; critical pieces on craft; exercises; craft book summaries; and much more.

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Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished on a rolling basis.

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Mainstream.
Topics:
Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review Review700 - 1,000 words.
Article Article500 - 1,500 words.
Essay Essay500 - 1,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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CRAFT Elements Contest Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Short Fiction Prize Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 17 May 2019
Last Checked: 29 Apr 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 17 May 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Nov 2017

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