Exploring the art of prose



Always Open! Always Free!

General Submissions

Our general submissions are always open and always free! We pay $200 for short stories and creative nonfiction between 1,000 and 6,000 words, $100 for flash fiction and flash creative nonfiction, and $50-100 for craft essays and interviews. More information and guidelines are to be found on our submissions page.

Editorial Feedback Platform

CRAFT is proud to offer editorial feedback on creative short prose up to 6,000 words. We review flash fiction, short stories, flash creative nonfiction essays, and longform creative nonfiction essays. We’re happy to help you revise work for submissions, applications, and other opportunities. The platform is temporarily closed during special events (see below).


Open Now

CRAFT 2024 Short Fiction Prize

March 18 — May 19, 2024
We’re looking for your best short stories!
Guest Judge: Deesha Philyaw

Just Closed

CRAFT 2024 Novelette Print Prize

January 15, 2024 — March 17, 2024
We want to read your most polished novelette!
Guest Judge: Hanna Pylväinen


Past Awards

Please visit our Awards page for all information about upcoming contests, open contests, and for the winners of completed contests.