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Established in 2017 as a literary magazine for fiction, CRAFT expanded in 2020 to publish creative nonfiction as well. We explore how writing works, reading pieces with a focus on the elements of craft, on the art of prose. We feature previously unpublished creative work, with occasional reprints, as well as critical pieces including craft essays and interviews. All published creative pieces include an author’s note and an editorial introduction that both discuss stylistics in the work. We do not charge fees for our fiction or creative nonfiction submissions, or for our craft categories, and we are a paying market. Our general submissions are open year-round with no capacity limits. We value accessibility—keeping CRAFT free to read and free to submit to is our priority. We work with all writers, established as well as emerging. All creative work published in CRAFT comes through submission; we do not solicit fiction or creative nonfiction.

Voluntary Fees: This project accepts voluntary fees for editorial feedback.
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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2017

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished on a rolling basis.

Fiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

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 to Professional payment. Details: USD $100 for flash; $200 for longer works; no payment for reprints.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Open

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Interview InterviewNo specific word count limits known.
Review Review1,500 - 2,000 words.
Essay Essay1,500 - 2,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 6,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Critical, Mainstream.

Topics:

Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing, See guidelines).

Payment:

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 to Professional payment. Details: USD $100 for flash; $200 for longer works; no payment for reprints.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

CRAFT Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
This project ranks among the Extremely Challenging Fiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Challenging Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
AccuracyWe have received 548 reports from 406 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 24.6 mean avg | 17.0 median | 141 max days (21.2 std dev)
Responses95.62 %
Acceptances0.18 % of submissions accepted (6.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 0.25 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections95.44 % (24.4 avg. days per rejection) | 22.0 % personal, 55.3 % form, 22.8 % unspecified | 0.4 % shortlisted
Non-Responses4.38 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals4.38 % (30.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending39 responses are pending (1 min | 22.3 mean avg | 12.0 median | 164 max days waiting | 31.7 std dev) from 38 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The most common submission tip paid: USD $10.00. (4.3 % reported giving a tip.)
Most submissions are acknowledged within one day.
Most recent response reported was received on 19 Jul 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 09 Jul 2024.

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CRAFT Character Sketch Challenge CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Creative Nonfiction Award CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Elements Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT First Chapters Contest Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Flash Prose Prize Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Hybrid Writing Contest CLOSED Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Memoir Excerpt & Essay Contest Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Novelette Print Prize Charges fees for all submissions
CRAFT Short Fiction Prize Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 03 Jun 2024
Last Audited: 03 May 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 29 Nov 2017

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