Exploring the art of fiction


About Us

Welcome to CRAFT

We explore the art of fiction with a focus on the elements of craft. 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 love that this 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’ve been inspired to reread the story after reading the author’s note, and we hope 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 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—Tommy Dean
Short Fiction—Suzanne Grove

Readers: Amy Barnes, L. Shapley Bassen, Cameron Baumgartner, Hannah Christopher, Jacqueline Doyle, Alyson Mosquera Dutemple, Mike Goodwin, Rosemary Graham, Kristen Havens, Rose Heredia, Mike Keeper, Zachary Kocanda, Albert Liau, MJ McGinn, Priyanka Moorjani, Jesse Motte, Hayley Neiling, Kathy Ngoc Nguyen, Elizabeth Ochsner, David K. Slay, Kristin Tenor, Cynthia Zhang

Founding Editors: Laura Spence-Ash and Kim Winternheimer

Reader Hall of Fame: Big thanks to the work of our longtime reader and first short fiction section editor, Jennifer Jellen, and to readers Andrea Auten, Jakob Bailey, Nicole Barney, Rebekah Daniel, Peter Dennis, Catherine Findorak, Téa Franco, Troy Graham, Natalie Harman, Hannah Jackson, Ryanne Kap, Janice Leagra, Ashley Paul, Tom Shute, Casey Smith, Mary Thompson, Mary Vensel White, Kori Wood, and Angela Workoff, whose valuable contributions have helped shape CRAFT

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