Creative Nonfiction 249

A project of Creative Nonfiction Foundation (see other related projects)

About

Creative Nonfiction was the first and is still the largest literary magazine to publish, exclusively and on a regular basis, high quality nonfiction prose. The journal has consistently featured prominent authors from the United States and around the world and has helped launch the careers of some of the genre's most exciting emerging writers, as well as helping establish the creative nonfiction genre as a worthy academic pursuit.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions.
Important: Lengths accepted may vary; see guidelines for current call details.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1993

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Academic, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 1,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 4,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 4,500 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) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Creative Nonfiction Submission Statistics

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Creative Nonfiction Southern Sin Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
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Creative Nonfiction The Weather Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Creative Nonfiction Waiting Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein Stories CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
The Dialogue Between Science & Religion CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
How We Teach CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
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In Fact Books Siblings Anthology CLOSED Charges fees for some submissions
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True Story ON HIATUS Charges fees for all submissions
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Dates

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2020
Last Checked: 17 Jan 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 31 Jul 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 23 Dec 2008

Before Submitting

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