Submit to CRAFT
CRAFT explores the art of prose, celebrating both emerging and established writers.
We focus on the craft of writing and how the elements of craft make a story or essay shine.
We feature fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as craft essays and interviews.
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Unless specifically requested, we do not accept AI-generated work.
FICTION & CREATIVE NONFICTION
Our creative categories are open year-round to any emerging or established author. We accept submissions from international writers. We review simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us immediately and withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere. We pay our authors $100 for original flash and $200 for original short fiction and creative nonfiction. We do not charge submission fees, but are highly selective in what we choose to publish.
We will also consider previously published creative work, as long as the writer retains the rights or second-publication rights can be obtained. We do not pay for reprints.
Each published creative piece will include an editor’s introduction as well as a craft essay (author’s note) by the writer. These essays will be requested upon acceptance. To read the author’s notes of previously published stories, please see both our Fiction Section and our CNF Section.
To see a list of our most commonly asked questions about submitting to us, please visit our FAQ page. If you have additional questions after reading our FAQ, please send an email to: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com.
Flash Fiction, for work up to 1,000 words. (See submission form for details about microfiction.)
Short Fiction, for work up to 6,000 words.
Flash Creative Nonfiction, for work up to 1,000 words. (See submission form for details about microessays.)
Creative Nonfiction, for work up to 6,000 words.
Please review the guidelines in the submission form you choose for specifics about the genre. We’ve added some limits in an effort to improve our response time. We no longer allow multiple submissions—please send only one piece per genre at a time. If your creative work is declined, we ask that you wait three months before submitting again to the same genre. You may have one piece of fiction (either short or flash), one piece of creative nonfiction (flash or creative essay), and one craft piece under consideration at one time.
CRAFT & CRITICAL WRITING / INTERVIEWS
We accept submissions of polished craft and critical essays. For interviews, we accept completed pieces or pitches. For a look at the type of content we publish, please visit our Craft Section. All work in this section is concerned with fiction or creative nonfiction. Please do not send critical work about poetry. Also, please do not send personal essays (creative nonfiction) to this category. We pay between $50 and $100 for original craft content.
Craft and critical essays range from 1,500 to 2,500 words concerning the craft of fiction or creative nonfiction. We recommend familiarizing yourself with our archive. Most essays we publish offer a careful examination of craft elements in fiction or creative nonfiction.
For interviews and hybrids, we are interested in conversations with fiction and creative nonfiction writers focusing on the craft of writing. You may pitch in Submittable or query us for more information at contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com. We often schedule interviews well in advance—please contact us as soon as possible with your proposed interview. In your pitch, please include several potential topics and/or at least six possible questions.
We no longer allow multiple general submissions—please send only one piece per genre at a time. If your craft submission is declined, you may submit again to the craft genre immediately. You may have one piece of fiction (either short or flash), one piece of creative nonfiction (flash or creative essay), and one craft piece under consideration at one time.
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. Learn more here.
Submission questions, concerns, and inquiries can be sent to:
contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com
To submit a piece or learn more about our guidelines, click the submit button.
CRAFT holds first serial publication rights for three months after publication. Authors agree not to publish, nor authorize or permit the publication of, any part of the material for three months following CRAFT’s first publication. For reprints we ask for acknowledgement of its publication in CRAFT first.