Creative Nonfiction is literary writing based in fact. No restrictions as to subject matter or approach apply. It can include, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.
Submissions of creative nonfiction may be up to 4,500 words in length. Unless the stories are very short (i.e., less than 1,000 words each), no submission may consist of more than one story.
Creative nonfiction submissions must be typed, paginated, and double-spaced. Your name and contact information should appear on each page. Please specify the number of words in each story submitted on the first page and in your cover letter.
Please save your creative-nonfiction submission in a single file that includes your cover letter (as the first page) in a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file format.
Please include your complete contact information (name, full mailing address, email address, telephone number) in the body of your cover letter and in a header or footer on each page of your submission. For statistical purposes, please make sure to indicate your province/state and/or country of origin in your cover letter.
Please also include a short biographical note either in the body of the letter or on a separate page.
Response times will vary from one to nine months after the date of submission.
Authors of creative nonfiction may submit their work only once per calendar year.
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