Welcome to CRAFT.

Submissions for CRAFT Short Fiction are open year round and offer payment of $200 for original work. We are thrilled to be able to pay for published stories, and will be highly selective in our choices.

In order to serve our aim of exploring the art of fiction, each piece will include an editor’s introduction as well as a craft essay from the author. This author's note will be requested upon acceptance.

If you have questions about submissions, please send an email to: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com

GUIDELINES:

  • CRAFT Short Fiction submissions are open to any and all writers. International submissions are warmly welcomed.
  • We consider literary fiction, but are open to a variety of genres and styles; our only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft. We want to be wowed. Bend genres, experiment with structure, and write your heart out. 
  • We do consider reprints, however we are unable to pay for these stories.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions but ask that writers notify us and withdraw your piece if your work is picked up elsewhere.
  • All submissions in this category must be fewer than 6,000 words. (For stories fewer than 1000 words, please send work through our Flash Fiction category.)
  • We allow multiple submissions. Please submit each piece as a separate submission.
  • Double-space your submission and use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Please send your story as a Word doc.
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history.

Welcome to CRAFT.  

Submissions for CRAFT Flash Fiction are open year round and offer payment of $100 for original work. We are thrilled to be able to pay for published stories, and will be highly selective in our choices.

In order to serve our aim of exploring the art of fiction, each piece will include an editor’s introduction as well as a craft essay from the author. This author's note will be requested upon acceptance.

If you have questions about submissions, please send an email to: contact (at) craftliterary (dot) com


GUIDELINES:

  • CRAFT Flash Fiction submissions are open to any and all writers. International submissions are warmly welcomed.
  • We consider literary fiction, but are open to a variety of genres and styles; our only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft. We want to be wowed. Bend genres, experiment with structure, and write your heart out. 
  • We do consider reprints, however we are unable to pay for these stories.
  • We allow simultaneous submissions but ask that writers notify us and withdraw your piece if your work is picked up elsewhere.
  • All submissions in this category must be fewer than 1,000 words. (For stories greater than 1000 words, please send work through our Short Fiction category.)
  • We allow multiple submissions. Please submit each piece as a separate submission.
  • Double-space your submission and use Times New Roman 12 pt font. Please send your story as a Word doc.
  • Please include a brief cover letter with your publication history.
     

Interested in writing for CRAFT? If you want to submit a book annotation or review, interview, or a critical piece on craft, please see the guidelines below and select the appropriate dropdown. We do not consider previously published material (reprints) in this category. Please have an idea of what we currently publish and make sure your submission aligns with our voice and aesthetic. Thank you!


Book Annotations & Reviews

We always need book reviews! Fiction only, please. As a general rule, we prefer reviews on books that are forthcoming or no older than three months. Reviews should be approximately 700-1000 words, focus on craft elements, include quotes, and references to other works and/or authors within the review. Check out some of our reviews for examples. We only accept completed reviews.


Interviews

We welcome queries and completed interviews of fiction writers. We will want to know if the interview is already approved as well as what elements of craft will be explored. 


CRAFT Essays / Talks / Elements / Tidbits

If you want to contribute to our exploration of CRAFT by sending us work in any of the above categories, please send completed work concerning the craft of fiction and include in your cover letter what you're exploring and why it is a good fit for the publication. Submissions should be 500 to 1000 words and should consist of a careful examination of an element of craft.

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