CNF in the Classroom

Creative Nonfiction makes a great addition to the classroom!

Creative Nonfiction is proud to offer discounted subscriptions to undergraduate and graduate-level writing students through CLMP’s litmag adoption program.

We also offer a 20% Educator’s discount on orders of 10 or more copies of an issue. Every issue contains a lively and approachable blend of creative writing and writing-about-writing: 5-7 essays, plus an Encounter with a prominent nonfiction writer, columns about aspects of the genre, a “Pushing the Boundaries” piece and more. Many issues also have unifying themes: recent issues include Food, Animals, Anger & Revenge, and True Crime. To place a large order, please contact our office directly.

Many of Creative Nonfiction’s anthologies also make great readers, offering a wide variety of writing styles and subject matter. For general writing courses, consider In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction, or any of the 3-volume Best Creative Nonfiction series. For desk copies of these books, please contact W.W. Norton.

If you’re looking for more concrete writing advice, consider Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction—a rich compendium of ideas, terms, and techniques that clarifies the ins-and-outs of the genre.

CNF’s editor, Lee Gutkind, has written a new handbook: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction—from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between. Order 15 or more copies, and Lee will Skype with your class. There’s also a free, downloadable Teacher’s Guide for the book.