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Time for some great stories.

CRAFT explores the art of fiction, celebrating both emerging and established writers. We focus on the craft of writing and how the elements of craft make a good story shine. We feature new and republished fiction, critical pieces on craft, interviews, book annotations/reviews, and much more.

 

FICTION

Our entire library can be found in our Fiction section.

Submission Guidelines

Our CRAFT Fiction categories are open year-round to any emerging or established author. We accept submissions from international writers. We accept simultaneous submissions but ask that you inform us immediately and withdraw your work if your story is accepted elsewhere. We pay our authors $100 for original flash fiction and $200 for original short fiction. We do not charge submission fees, but are highly selective in what we choose to publish.

We will also consider previously published fiction, as long as the writer retains the rights or second-publication rights can be obtained. We do not pay for reprints.

Each published story will include an editor’s introduction as well as a craft note from the author. Author’s Notes will be requested upon acceptance. To read  the Author’s Notes of previously published stories, please see CRAFT Fiction.

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 under 1,000 words

Short Fiction, for work under 7,000 words


CRAFT

We accept submissions of critical pieces on craft, book annotations/reviews, and interviews. For a look at the type of content we publish, please visit our CRAFT section.

Critical essays range from 500 to 1500 words and should consist of a careful examination of an element of craft.

For interviews, we are interested in conversations with writers focusing on the craft of writing. You may query at contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com.

Our book annotations/reviews typically focus on forthcoming titles, and we like to review work from writers who explicitly explore craft in their work. Reviews are typically between 700 and 1000 words.


Submission questions, concerns, and inquiries can be sent to a staff member at: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com

To submit a story or learn more about our guidelines, click the submit button.

Author’s Rights

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.