Creative Nonfiction

We are interested in essays with engaging, vulnerable narrators who grapple with previously unanswered questions and who don’t shy away from their own uncertainty. We want essays that have an awareness of form and structure, make deliberate choices about language, and characterize place as much as any living thing. Send us essays that force us to confront haunting questions, engage us in conversation, and give us a map to guide our own explorations.

Submit a series of short/micro/flash essays (please clarify breaks between each essay) or one longer essay that totals no more than 6000 words. We are open to lyric essays, narrative essays, fraudulent artifacts, and essays that don’t neatly fit into any preexisting categories. Send as a single Word document or PDF to bonfireslit@gmail.com with “CNF Submission” in the subject line.