Exploring the art of prose


About Us

Welcome to CRAFT

Established in 2017 as a literary magazine for fiction, CRAFT has grown in 2020 to include creative nonfiction as well. 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 We feature previously unpublished creative work weekly, with occasional reprints, as well as weekly critical pieces including essays on narrative craft, interviews, book annotations and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. Each published creative piece includes an author’s note and an editorial introduction that each discuss craft and stylistics in the work.

We do not charge fees for our fiction or creative nonfiction submissions, or for our craft categories, 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.

As a tenet of our editorial philosophy, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, family status, gender identity or expression, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation, or for any other reason.


CRAFT is open year-round to all writers. We currently feature two separate submission categories each for fiction and for creative nonfiction, based on the length of the work submitted: flash fiction and flash creative nonfiction, for work up to 1,000 words; and short fiction and creative nonfiction, 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:
Creative Nonfiction—Jacqueline Doyle
Flash Fiction—Kristin Tenor
Short Fiction—Suzanne Grove

Contributing Editor: Albert Liau

Editorial Consultants (Editorial Feedback Team): Cameron Baumgartner, Alyson Mosquera Dutemple, Mike Goodwin, Suzanne Grove

Editorial Assistant—Short Fiction: Jesse Motte

Readers: Amy Barnes, L. Shapley Bassen, Cameron Baumgartner, Matt Biundo, Melissa Bowers, Winston Bribach, Alyse Burnside, Hannah Christopher, Kyle Cochrun, Matt Dube, Alyson Mosquera Dutemple, Thomas Ferriello, Mike Goodwin, Rosemary Graham, Mike Keeper, Zachary Kocanda, Wilson Koewing, Albert Liau, Claire Lobenfeld, Claudia McCarron, Priyanka Moorjani, Jesse Motte, Hayley Neiling, Kathy Ngoc Nguyen, Sam Risak, Vandana Sehrawat, David K. Slay, Cynthia Zhang, Tanya Zilinskas

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, Kristen Havens, Rose Heredia, Hannah Jackson, Ryanne Kap, Janice Leagra, MJ McGinn, Elizabeth Ochsner, Ashley Paul, Tom Shute, Casey Smith, Mary Thompson, Mary Vensel White, Kori Wood, and Angela Workoff

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