Calls for Submission

Sunday Short Reads

Creative Nonfiction is currently seeking original short nonfiction for the Sunday Short Read email, which reaches 8,000+ readers weekly. Accepted work is also featured and archived online.

We’re open to submissions on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! Want to read some recent examples of stories we’ve loved? Go here!

The only rules are that all work submitted must be short (1,000 words, max), nonfiction and original to the author, and not previously published. We’ll pay $50 on publication, and all work will also be considered for inclusion in Creative Nonfiction magazine.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 1,000 words. Multiple submissions are welcome, as are entries from outside the United States.

There is a $3 reading fee, waived for current True Story and/or Creative Nonfiction subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Submit your work here.

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Or, if you’re already a subscriber, submit your work here. (Please note that we will not consider work by non-subscribers that is submitted through this portal.)

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