Ends in 6 days, 12 hours

We will be closing CNF submissions for the summer and reopening in the fall (May 1 - September 1). We're grateful for the abundance of quality work you've been sending us. We'll be using the summer to improve our response times and (eventually, briefly) give our readers a much-deserved break. 


Please send 2-3 short-shorts or one longer piece of creative nonfiction in a single Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) document. 

  • Essays should not exceed 1,500 words total
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome; however, please withdraw your entry immediately via Submittable if it is accepted for publication elsewhere