Exploring the art of fiction



CRAFT Talks and Elements

By CRAFT | August 30, 2018

Since we launched in October 2017, CRAFT has published quite a number of CRAFT Talks and CRAFT Elements on different topics. We’ve gathered them together here. Take some time this holiday weekend to read up on craft, as you prepare…

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CRAFT Fiction

By CRAFT | July 4, 2018

Since we launched in October, CRAFT has published 23 stories. Take a reading break this holiday week and enjoy some wonderful short fiction. Be sure to read the Author’s Note that accompanies each of the stories: each writer considers an…

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Short Story Month: Our Recommendations

By CRAFT | May 31, 2018

Every day this month on Twitter, in celebration of Short Story Month, we’ve recommended a great short story to read. (Almost) all the stories we’ve selected are available online. Enjoy! It’s Short Story Month! 🎉🎉 Every day this month, we’ll…

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William Trevor

By CRAFT | May 15, 2018

William Trevor’s final story collection, appropriately entitled Last Stories, is published today by Viking. A number of these stories appeared originally in The New Yorker, and it’s nice to see them collected here, along with other, new stories. It’s a…

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The Muse & the Marketplace

By CRAFT | April 19, 2018

The Muse and the Marketplace is a conference run by Grub Street, Boston’s premiere writing organization. Featuring keynote speeches, seminars on craft, pedagogy, and the business of publishing, and opportunities to meet with agents and editors, this conference is held…

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AWP 2018

By CRAFT | March 14, 2018

Another AWP has come and gone. This time we got palm trees, warmer weather for many, and late arrivals from the New York crowd, as a Nor’easter hit just as planes were scheduled to leave. Some committed New York writers…

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By CRAFT | March 5, 2018

If you’re heading to AWP, please stop by and say hello! We’ll be at Table 1219, along with drDOCTOR and Triangle House. Are you staring at that AWP schedule, not sure where to begin? Quite a few of our authors…

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The Story Prize

By CRAFT | March 1, 2018

The 2017/2018 winner of The Story Prize is Elizabeth Strout, for her collection Anything is Possible. The other top two finalists were Daniel AlarcĂłn for The King Is Always Above the People and Ottessa Moshfegh for Homesick for Another World. In addition, Lee…

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Literary Podcasts

By CRAFT | February 15, 2018

What could be better than listening to stories or to writers talk about fiction and their writing process? There are many wonderful literary podcasts out there. Here are some of our favorites:   The New Yorker Fiction Podcast Once a…

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Summer Conferences

By CRAFT | January 25, 2018

What could be better than summer camp for writers? While each summer conference varies greatly from the next, they all allow writers a chance to escape from their daily routines, work on their fiction, and be with a community of…

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