Exploring the art of fiction


About Us

Welcome to CRAFT

Established in 2017, CRAFT is a literary magazine for fiction. We explore how fiction works, reading short stories and flash fiction with a focus on the elements of craft, on the art of fiction. We feature previously unpublished short fiction weekly, with occasional reprints, as well as weekly critical pieces including essays on narrative craft, interviews, book annotations and reviews, and more. Each published work of fiction includes an author’s note that discusses craft and stylistics in the story.

We do not charge fees for our short and flash fiction submissions, or for our craft category, 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 fiction published in CRAFT comes through submission; we do not solicit 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 up to 1,000 words; and Short Fiction, for work up to 6,000 words. For more information, please see our submit page.

We also feature contests throughout the year.


All inquiries can be sent to: contact@craftliterary.com


Editor in Chief: Katelyn Keating

Associate Editor: Alex Berge

Section Editors:
Flash Fiction—Kristin Tenor
Short Fiction—Suzanne Grove

Contributing Editor: Albert Liau

Editorial Assistant—Short Fiction: Jesse Motte

Readers: Amy Barnes, L. Shapley Bassen, Cameron Baumgartner, Melissa Bowers, Winston Bribach, Alyse Burnside, Hannah Christopher, Jacqueline Doyle, Matt Dube, Alyson Mosquera Dutemple, Thomas Ferriello, Mike Goodwin, Rosemary Graham, Kristen Havens, Mike Keeper, Zachary Kocanda, Wilson Koewing, Albert Liau, Claire Lobenfeld, Claudia McCarron, MJ McGinn, Priyanka Moorjani, Jesse Motte, Hayley Neiling, Kathy Ngoc Nguyen, Elizabeth Ochsner, Vandana Sehrawat, David K. Slay, Cynthia Zhang

Founding Editors: Laura Spence-Ash and Kim Winternheimer

Editor Hall of Fame: Big thanks to the work of longtime reader and first short fiction section editor, Jennifer Jellen, and to our first flash fiction section editor, Tommy Dean, whose valuable contributions have helped shape CRAFT.

Reader Hall of Fame: Andrea Auten, Jakob Bailey, Nicole Barney, Rebekah Daniel, Peter Dennis, Catherine Findorak, Téa Franco, Troy Graham, Natalie Harman, Rose Heredia, Hannah Jackson, Ryanne Kap, Janice Leagra, Ashley Paul, Tom Shute, Casey Smith, Mary Thompson, Mary Vensel White, Kori Wood, and Angela Workoff

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