Exploring the art of fiction


About Us

Welcome to CRAFT.

CRAFT explores 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: contact@craftliterary.com.


Editor in Chief: Katelyn Keating

Associate Editor: Alex Berge

Section Editors:
Flash Fiction—Tommy Dean
Short Fiction—Jennifer Jellen

Readers: Jakob Bailey, Amy Barnes, Nicole Barney, L. Shapley Bassen, Cameron Baumgartner, Hannah Christopher, Rebekah Daniel, Peter Dennis, Alyson Mosquera Dutemple, Catherine Findorak, Mike Goodwin, Suzanne Grove, Natalie Harman, Rose Heredia, Ryanne Kap, Mike Keeper, Jesse Motte, Kathy Ngoc Nguyen, Ashley Paul, Tom Shute, David K. Slay, Mary Thompson, Mary Vensel White

Founding Editor: Laura Spence-Ash

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