creative nonfiction

Wood Coin Magazine: Art & Lit

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United States
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James K.
Editor & Publisher
Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No payment
Year Founded: 
Percentage of Unsolicited Submissions Published: 
Greater than 50
Representative Authors: 
<p>AnnyNymity, Elena Botts, Patrick Dobson, Hugh Fox, Colin Dodds, Dirk van Nouhuys, Christine Herzer, Michael t smith, Ruth Lepson, Changming Yuan, Carol Berge, Simon Perchik, XeusZenon, Hugh Fox, Jose Oseguera, Mutahira Moqueet, Felino A Soriano, Robert Masterson, T S Hidalgo, James Beach (contrib. ed./pub.)</p>
Issues per Year: 
5,000 to 10,000
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Issue Price: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 

The issues are cohesive; the whole of the magazine is comprehensive.

Submit anything, from new to almost-forgotten, previously published if noted in an email, or rejected for whatever reason from other venues. I do work with talented writers if a theme or plot or character can be drawn out and refined for publication in Wood Coin. The magazine is uncensored as of January 2018, yet extreme literary or artistic stunts need to coincide with US obscenity laws.

Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship

Washington College
Entry Fee: 
November 15, 2019

A nine-month fellowship, which includes a stipend of $45,000, at the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, is given annually to a nonfiction writer working on a book that addresses the history or legacy of the American Revolution and the nation's founding ideas. The fellowship also includes health benefits, faculty privileges, and a residency in a restored eighteenth-century house in historic Chestertown. The fellow is expected to teach a semester-long undergraduate seminar and give one lecture or workshop related to his or her work-in-progress. Submit a writing sample of any length, a project description, a brief course proposal, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by November 15. There is no application fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Obama’s “Bitter” and the Creative Nonfiction Writer: Postcard From the Campaign Trail

Kelly Nuxoll

The origin and form of Mayhill Fowler’s Huffington Post report on Barack Obama’s use of the word “bitter” suggest her work is neither blogging nor journalism, but creative nonfiction. That its effect was out of proportion with its intention begs the question: What can the creative nonfiction writer expect in the Information Age?

The Unspeakable by Meghan Daum

Meghan Daum reads two excerpts from her essay collection The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, forthcoming in November from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  From the Introduction For more than twenty years now I have been making something of...

The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen

Alice Eve Cohen reads four excerpts from her memoir, The Year My Mother Came Back, forthcoming in March from Algonquin Books.   The Year My Mother Came Back One day, my brilliant, beautiful, complicated mother appeared at my kitchen table, thirty-...

Lord Fear by Lucas Mann

Lucas Mann reads from his memoir, Lord Fear, forthcoming in May from Pantheon Books.  [NOTEBOOK, UNDATED, “THE MATTER OF THE DRUGS”]: Rules!!– ANY substance cannot be taken two days concurrently. I will keep it to twice per week, at least to start...

Visiting Hours by Amy Butcher

Amy Butcher reads from her debut memoir, Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder, published in April by Blue Rider Press. As my car cuts across the countryside toward Kevin's prison, the sun like yolk across the fields, I try to tell...

Poor Your Soul by Mira Ptacin

Mira Ptacin reads an excerpt from her debut memoir, Poor Your Soul, published in January by Soho Press. Poor Your Soul I know some things. I know you set the backyard on fire. It was autumn. You were six years old. The oak leaves were dry and crispy...

So Sad Today by Melissa Broder

Melissa Broder reads an excerpt from her essay collection, So Sad Today, published in March by Grand Central Publishing.I Want To Be a Whole Person But Really ThinI am an eater of numbers. I prefer packaged foods, foods with a bar code, because they...


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