Welcome to CRAFT.
CRAFT is an online literary journal founded to explore the art of fiction. We focus on the craft of writing and how the elements of craft make a good story shine. We feature new and republished fiction, critical pieces on craft, interviews, book annotations, and much more.
CRAFT works with all writers, established as well as emerging. We use craft as a focal point and a lens through which to present fiction.
Each published work of fiction includes an author’s note which discusses the craft in the story. We are most excited about this feature as it gives each writer the opportunity to present an inside look at their work. In some cases, authors speak about the origin of a story. Others write about a specific element, such as point-of-view or the use of time. In every case, we have been inspired to reread the story after reading the author’s note, and we hope that you will want to do the same!
Fiction is published on Fridays. Throughout the week, we publish other content that considers and explores the elements of craft in fiction.
CRAFT is open year-round and is available to all writers. We currently feature two separate submission categories, based on the length of the work submitted: Flash Fiction, for work under 1,000 words; and Short Fiction, for work under 7,000 words. For more information, please see our Submissions page.
We also feature contests throughout the year.
All inquiries can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor in Chief: Katelyn Keating
Readers: Jakob Bailey, Amy Barnes, Nicole Barney, Alex Berge, Rebekah Daniel, Tommy Dean, Catherine Findorak, Suzanne Grove, Natalie Harman, Jennifer Jellen, Ryanne Kap, Jesse Motte, Ashley Paul, Tom Shute, Mary Thompson
Founding Editor: Laura Spence-Ash
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