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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

Are you looking for feedback on a piece of short fiction? Whether you’re applying to workshops, residencies, or MFA programs, or polishing a piece to submit to lit mags or writing contests, or seeking notes for any reason, we are so pleased to offer editorial feedback on flash fiction and short stories up to 6,000 words. Learn more here.


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First Chapters Contest: May 3 to June 30, 2022

Our annual prize for the best first novel chapter. Guest Judge: Maisy Card. Learn more here.


Coming Soon

CRAFT CNF Program: September 1 to September 30, 2022

An MFA-style learning program designed to fit the modern creative nonfiction writer’s needs and schedule.

Flash Fiction Contest: September 1 to October 31, 2022

Our annual prize for the best work of flash fiction. Judge announcement to come soon.

Creative Nonfiction Award: November 1, 2022 to January 1, 2023

Our annual prize for the best essay or flash of nonfiction narrative. Judge announcement to come soon.


Past Awards

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