Genres Accepted: nonfiction (duh)
The voice of the genre
Payment: $10 per printed page
Many issues are themed and involve a contest with cash prizes for the best essay relating to the the theme; there is, however, a $20 reading fee if you wish to enter one of these contests. General submissions are accepted year round with no reading fee.
Very prestigious nonfiction magazine. Probably very difficult to get published here. It’s also difficult to get a sense of exactly what they want, since it is not available at Hekman. (Annie Dillard and Richard Rodriguez are both on the Editorial Advisory Board)
Hekman Availability: Not available
Submissions should be typed, double-spaced, 5000 words maximum.
Submission to special issues should be clearly marked.
Please do not send multiple submissions.
Please do not send queries. We consider only complete essays.
Faxes of emailed submissions will not be accepted.
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for response. We regret that we cannot return manuscripts.
We do accept simultaneous submissions, but do ask to be kept informed of the status of your manuscript.
Please send unsolicited material to
Creative Nonfiction Foundation
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, Pa 15232