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 First Chapters Contest

June 1 — August 30, 2024
Send us your novel’s first chapter(s)!
Guest Judge: Kimberly King Parsons

CRAFT 2024 Summer Salon

Thursday, June 27, 2024
4-5 p.m. PDT / 7-8 p.m. EDT
This event is free and open to everyone!
Featured Reader: Kimberly King Parsons

Just Closed

CRAFT 2024 EcoLit Challenge

May 20 — May 30, 2024
Send us your best ecolit!
Judged by editorial team.

Past Awards

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