Online Reading

True Story #9, "Resurrection," is available now!

After a family member, a friend, and string of pets die within the span of a few months, Rebeca Dunn-Krahn and her family are finding grief... more

New and Upcoming Workshops

Join us for one or more of four exciting new workshops from June through September more

Writing Pittsburgh Book Prize

Win $10,000 and publication by In Fact Books. Apply by October 23, 2017 more

Sharp Scissors

An interview with Mary Dorfner Hay
"My hope is always that others will understand and connect with my work."

Good Writing and Good Storytelling Is by Nature Surprising

A conversation with Callie Garnett
Callie Garnett, assistant editor at Bloomsbury, shares some advice for writers searching for a publisher who will care about their book.

The Work Itself Is a Home

A conversation with Cheston Knapp
Cheston Knapp, managing editor at Tin House, tells us what makes a piece of creative nonfiction stand out.

Your Story Deserves to Be Told

A conversation with Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Nadine Kenney Johnstone, author of Of This Much I'm Sure, gives advice on writing a book proposal and finding a publisher that cares about your book.

I’ve Taught Monsters

Essay
Helping students slay their worst fears with nothing more than a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in the power of storytelling

CNF is seeking a Writing Pittsburgh fellow

Learn about small press publishing from the inside; work in our office on two upcoming books and more more

Own Your Story So It Doesn’t Own You

A conversation with Jamie Brickhouse
Jamie Brickhouse talks about the process of writing from memory and how he uses comedy to tackle darker subjects.

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