Exploring the art of prose


exploring the art of fiction

Flash Fiction

Happy Birthday, Dad by Tammy Zhu


Losing Composure by A.D. Carr


For Better or Worse: On the Failure of the Stand-Alone Excerpt


The Angel Finger by K.C. Mead-Brewer


Interview: Leesa Cross-Smith

Flash Fiction

House, in Order by J. Anne DeStaic

Flash CNF

Dois Irmãos by Hannah Storm


Art of the Opening: What’s an Opening to Do?


Body Language by Tian Yi


Detail: Applying a James Wood Lens to Deborah Eisenberg’s “Like It or Not”

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CRAFT is a literary magazine for fiction and creative nonfiction. 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 We feature previously unpublished creative work weekly, with occasional reprints, as well as weekly critical pieces including essays on narrative craft, interviews, book annotations and reviews, and more.

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