Creative Nonfiction

Basic Information
607 College Ave
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15232
Contact Information
Hattie
Fletcher
Managing Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
E-publication
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Yes
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
1% to 5%
Representative Authors: 
<p>Cheryl Strayed, Phillip Lopate, John Edgar Wideman, Lauren Slater, Stefan Fatsis, Robin Hemley, Judith Barrington</p>
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000
Subscription Price: 
$50/8 issues; $32/4 issues
Issue Price: 
$10
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
on average 2-3

Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions. Our editors believe that providing a platform for emerging writers and helping them find readers is an essential role of literary magazines, and it’s been our privilege to work with many fine writers early in their careers. A typical issue of CNF contains at least one essay by a previously unpublished writer. We’re open to all types of creative nonfiction, from immersion reportage to personal essay to memoir.

Please do send work that blends style with substance, and reaches beyond the personal to tell us something new about the world. We're drawn to stories that balance a strong narrative (i.e. something happens) with a teaching or reflective element (i.e. the something that happens matters for some reason). Please do include your complete contact information and keep us informed of the status of simultaneous submissions. Please don't send poetry.

AmandaRoyal

I've spent a career in journalism and corporate communications. I've written my first novel (environmental fiction) and will begin my second soon. Looking to connect with other writers.   

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Berkeley, CA
United States
California
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Feminist, Fiction, Healing/Health, Journalism/Investigative Reporting, Love, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, War
How I choose to identify myself: 
American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
meets for
Critique, Writing exercises, Discussion, Reading.

Farmer-ish

Basic Information
302 Davis Rd.
Eddington
Maine
United States
04428
Contact Information
Crystal
Sands
Editor
Details
Genres Published: 
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web
Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 10
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Year Founded: 
2020
Distributors: 
online
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
26% to 50%
Representative Authors: 
Loree Griffin Burns, DK Crawford, Laken Brooks, Katharyn Privett-Duren, Randy Graham, Kimi Hardesty, James Sands
Issues per Year: 
4
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Subscription Price: 
free online
Issue Price: 
$25 for annual
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
4-8

Farmer-ish publishes personal essays, informational essays, poetry, book reviews, and profiles on topics related to Nature, making, the environment, farming, homesteading, animals, health, and family.

Please review the submissions page carefully for guidelines and calls related to upcoming themes. 

dsouzaaron10

I'm just starting out as a writer. I'm balancing my time between my career, family, personal aspirations and doing what liberates my soul... writing.

"Write only if you cannot live without writing." - Elie Wiesel

Pronouns: 
He/Him
Location: 
Congo (Kinshasa)
Genres: 
Fiction, Healing/Health, Historical, Literary Fiction, Nature/Environmental, Religious/Spiritual, Short Fiction
How I choose to identify myself: 
Indian
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, French, Hindi
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.

Thomas Kirsch

I read a lot of philosophy, neuroscience, ethics, essays, and anything to do with engaging the world. I am a physician, scientist, and explorer with a career in disaster work and research publications. In the past five years, my writing has focused on essays - creative and persuasive - and I am now writing a philosophic walking memoir. My essays have been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Health Affairs, JAMA, NEJM, and PCT Communicator. I have been rejected from a dozen more. More here -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_D._... 

Location: 
Bethesda, MD
United States
Maryland
Genres: 
Creative Nonfiction, Healing/Health, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Irish American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

Essence B. Scott

I am a Black Disabled writer who recently moved to Goldsboro, NC. I am not picky about what I write and am interested in learning how to write new things/forms. Am also interested in revision, critique, and accountability. Also some fun! (because like the saying goes... "all work and no play...") I have participated in NaNoWriMo and NaPoMo. I enjoy writing poetry, fiction, and CNF. I have projects that I wish I could finish (as in publish) and would love a virtual group to write with that may transition to in-person as restrictions around COVID-19 begin to lift in Wayne County. 

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Goldsboro, NC
United States
North Carolina
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Experimental, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Political, Serialized Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online, Meets In Person.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Bi-weekly.

Megha Sood

Megha Sood is a New Jersey-based Pushcart Nominated Award-winning poet, editor, writer and blogger. She earned her Postgraduate Degree in Computer Application (M.C.A)and Bachelors in Computer Sciences (B.Sc.) from India. She is an Assistant Poetry Editor for the UK-based Arts and Literary Journal MookyChick, Literary Partner in the “Life in Quarantine” Project by Stanford University, USA, and Associate Editor with Literary Journal “Life and Legends”. She is the author of a chapbook (“A Potpourri of Emotions”, Local Gems Press, NY). Chapbook ( “My Body is Not An Apology”, Finishing Line Press, 2021) and Full Length ( “My Body Lives Like a Threat”, Flower Song Press,2021).She co-edited anthologies (“The Medusa Project”, Mookychick) and ( “The Kali Project”, Indie Blu(e) Press).

Her 600+ works have been featured internationally in literary journals, magazines, anthologies, newspapers, podcasts like Rising Phoenix ReviewSONKUBetter than StarbucksPoetry Society of New YorkWNYC Studios, HUDSON Reporter, LILIPOHPBS American Portrait, Kissing DynamiteAdelaide Awards Anthology, American Writers Review, Dime show review, Rainbow Project among others where she received her Pushcart 2020 Nomination.

Her literary partnership “Life in Quarantine” with Stanford University has been presented in the Open Education Global Forum 2020 and received mention in Stanford Daily.Her sonnet publication with Poetry Society of New York has been accepted as a Summer Reading curriculum in University High School, Indiana, USA.  She also has been featured on the PBS American Portrait. Her works has also been selected in the literary publication of various US universities like (Temple University, Philadelphia), Stanford University, University of Albany, Kent State University, Chicago University and Arkansas University.

Megha is a Three-time NAMI NJ State Level Poetry Contest 2018/2019/2020 winner and National Level Spring Robinson Lit Prize 2020 winner. Shortlisted in Pangolin Poetry Prize 2019(USA), Adelaide Literary Award 2019 (USA), Erbacce Prize 2020(UK), iWomanGlobalAwards 2020(India), TWIBB Beyond Black Sakhi Awards 2020(USA), Poetry Super Highway 2020(USA).Nominated for “Publication of the Month” and “Author of the Year 2020” by Spillwords Press Awards 2021,NYC.

Her works have been selected numerous times by the Jersey City Writers Group and the Department of Cultural Affairs for the Arts House Festival. Chosen twice as the international panelist for the Jersey City Theater Center Online Series “Voices Around the World”. and “The Box : Reinvention 2021”. 

She has been a featured poet in Oceanside Library Poetry reading 2020 , NY alongside Brooklyn Poet Laureate and Fellow of Academy of American Poets Maria Lisella. She was also a featured poet in BrownStone Poetry Reading 2020 along side LA Based Joshua Corwin and Chad Parenteau.

Anthologies featuring her works have been mentioned in the Huffington Post and showcased in the Poets House, Manhattan as part of the summer reading 2019. Anthology (“SMITTEN” , Indi(e) Blue Press) has been a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards 2020.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Jersey City, NJ
United States
New Jersey
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Formal Poetry, Healing/Health, LGBTQ Voices, Love, Lyric Essay, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Asian American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English, Hindi
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 10.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Discussion.

meets
Weekly.

Deborah-Zenha Adams

I've published novels with major NYC houses and regional presses, along with a number of short stories. Currently I write mostly CNF, with a little short fiction thrown in. I also teach memoir workshops. My idea group would be composed of a few serious writers (as opposed to serious marketers) who can provide valuable critique.

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
TN
United States
Tennessee
Genres: 
Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Healing/Health, Literary Fiction, Lyric Essay, Narrative Nonfiction, Nature/Environmental, Regional, Short Fiction
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
American, Buddhist, Feminist, Other
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets In Person.
meets for
Critique, Workshop, Encouragement, Accountability partners.

juliettesebock

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
United States
Genres: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Commercial Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Healing/Health, Historical, Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal, Published a book, Self-published a book, Have workshop experience
How I choose to identify myself: 
Disabled
Languages I write or speak in: 
English

Brim4peace

I am a Spoken Word Poet.  In addition to writing about the everyday rhythms of life, I like to pause for a cause and so I write about social issues like domestic violence, racism, xenophobia, human trafficking, etc. I also write about survivors of breast cancer and other challenges we face.  I write poems to motivate young people as well.  I use a lot of visuals, music, and even dance and art in my work when I can.  My books have the most vivid captivating pictures as I strive to create a complimentary message.  My poems are messages.  They are passionate, stirring, and creative.  As a free-style poet, sometimes I will use lines that rhyme, and sometimes they don't, but the cadence builds and the messages come through loud and clear.  

Pronouns: 
She/Her
Location: 
Stone Mountain, GA
United States
Georgia
Genres: 
BIPOC Voices, Creative Nonfiction, Feminist, Healing/Health, Poetry, Political, Prose Poetry, Religious/Spiritual, Visual Poetry
My publishing/workshop experience: 
Self-published a book
How I choose to identify myself: 
African American, American
Languages I write or speak in: 
English
I’m looking for a group that:
Meets Online.
has a maximum group size of 50.
meets for
Submissions, Discussion, Tips, Reading.

meets
Weekly.

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