Exploring the art of prose



Always Open!

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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CRAFT Creative Nonfiction Award
Judged by Ira Sukrungruang
2021: November 1 to December 30

The 2021 CRAFT Creative Nonfiction Award, for unpublished creative nonfiction up to 6,000 words, will be awarded in May 2022. Three winners will be selected by guest judge Ira Sukrungruang, with each awarded $1,000. Winners will receive publication and a written introduction by the judge, as well as a bundle of Graywolf Press’s The Art Of series. Editors will also award $300 and publication to two stories they just can’t let go. Learn more here.

Coming Soon

CRAFT Short Fiction Prize
Judge announcement to come soon.
2022: March 1 to April 30

Past Awards

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