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Submit your real-life Frankenstein story

$15,000 in prizes for the best stories that relating to the themes of Shelley's landmark novel. Creation, our attempts to redirect or... more

True Story #5 has arrived!

“How to Survive an Atomic Bomb” is the newly resonant story of the anything-goes days leading up to the July 1945 Trinity test at Los... more

Be joyful. The new issue of Creative Nonfiction is here.

Creative Nonfiction #62 finds unexpected brightness in the darkest times. more

Check out the new True Story #4

In “Juliet, Juliet,” a middle-aged mom of two struggles to escape the tug of a persistent daydream featuring a half-dressed Jeremy Renner. more

It Wasn't Until I Was an Old Woman that I Began to Enjoy Being Beautiful

Essay
After a lifetime of self-doubt, embracing the power of making unexpected fashion choices

What's the Story #62

From the Editor
We are most likely to find joy when we're fully absorbed in something and, thus, transported beyond the ordinary distractions and discomforts of daily life

Most Read in 2016

Year-End List
A look back at the stories that resonated with our readers

Adaptation contest deadline extended

Submit your story by February 6th for a shot at the $3,500 grand prize. more

Make Your True Story Matter

Focusing locally in the first 100 days of a new administration more

The Joy of Writing

It’s Complicated
Using positive psychology to identify the pleasures of putting words on the page

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