Creative Nonfiction is the 2018 winner of the AWP Small Press Publisher award, which acknowledges hard work, creativity, and innovation, and honors a magazine’s contributions to the literary landscape through their publication of consistently excellent work. Essays originally published in Creative Nonfiction have been awarded the Pushcart Prize and have been featured in Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best Women’s Travel Writing, and other collections.
Creative Nonfiction is fuel for nonfiction writers and storytellers, providing a lively blend of exceptional long- and short-form nonfiction narratives and interviews as well as columns that examine the craft, style, trends, and ethics of writing true stories.
Creative Nonfiction has consistently featured prominent authors from the United States and around the world and in its 24 years has helped launch the careers of some of the field’s most exciting writers. Creative Nonfiction has a circulation of 10,000 and serves the whole spectrum of readers, from nonfiction and journalism enthusiasts to poetry and fiction writers, editors and agents.
I discovered Brainpickings.org a few years ago and have loved it ever since! Maria Popova writes about what she reads. It’s a one-woman labor of love. Drawn from her extended marginalia on the search for meaning across literature, science, art, philosophy, and the various other tentacles of human thought is a record of her own becoming as a person — intellectually, creatively, spiritually — and an inquiry into what it means to live a good life.
The writing is brilliant, beautiful and inspiring no matter the topic. Though there is plenty of articles on writing advice and wisdoms from celebrated authors.
Maria Popova has written for The New York Times, Wired UK, The Atlantic, and Harvard’s Nieman Reports, among others, and is the author of “Figuring”.
Founded in 2006 as a weekly email that went out to seven friends and eventually brought online, the site was included in the Library of Congress permanent web archive in 2012.
For inspiration from great authors on the writing craft and the writing life, check out “Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers” from Maria Popova, of Brainpickings.org.
Gotham Writers, a New York institution that now holds online writing courses, has a great directory of resources for writers. And you don’t even have to sign up for a class to use it!
“Writing is a craft, much like building a house or creating a piece of furniture. Explore our Writer’s Toolbox for information that will strengthen your craft and broaden your knowledge. The Writer’s Toolbox is frequently updated, so this would be a good page to bookmark.” –Gotham Writers Toolbox
The Toolbox includes:
Ask the Writer
Pressing and perplexing questions answered by our writing expert.
An exclusive collection of Q&As with illustrious authors.
Questions that will help you get to know your characters better.
Great writing advice from members of the Gotham faculty.
Recommended books, publications, works, and websites.
Tips from the Masters
Pearls of wisdom from masters of the craft.
Literary Devices is a directory of literary elements and literary techniques.
“Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. When employed properly, the different literary devices help readers to appreciate, interpret and analyze a literary work. Below is a list of literary devices with detailed definition and examples.” — from the site