What Is Short Reads?

A new publication from four former CNF employees. Launches March 29th. Read more →

We are four former Creative Nonfiction employees building a community of writers and readers who believe in the power of true stories to share ideas and experiences, foster empathy, and help make sense of what can happen in a life.

Every Wednesday morning, we deliver one flash essay directly to your inbox.

Short Reads is a free service that features flash nonfiction—nuanced work in just a few words. Early contributors include Jaswinder Bolina, Brian Broome, Beth Ann Fennelly, Beth Kephart, Patrick Madden, Deesha Philyaw, and others.

First issue launches Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

PS/ We're not open for submissions just yet, but stay tuned.

About Us

HATTIE FLETCHER is a freelance editor and creative consultant, who was previously the managing editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine. She lives in Pittsburgh. Find her at hattie-fletcher.com.

ANNA HALL is a book designer based in Seattle. She was formerly the art director at Creative Nonfiction. Find her at annabhall.com.

STEPHEN KNEZOVICH is an artist, a writer, and the former director of marketing for Creative Nonfiction. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two kids. More at stephen-knezovich.com.

CHAD VOGLER is a freelance editor in Pittsburgh. He was previously the senior editor at Creative Nonfiction.