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Celebrating a Milestone

Issue #75, Spring 2021

This milestone issue features some of our favorite prize-winning essays, by contributors including Brian Doyle, Judith Kitchen, Joe Fassler, Sonya Huber, and Emily Bernard. These curious, beautiful, nuanced stories about everything from surviving lightning strikes to the relief of solving medical mysteries consider the many perils, as well as the tremendous power, of our small human lives.

Plus, brief excerpts from some of the phenomenal interviews we’ve published over the years, with advice and reflections on craft from writers including Dave Eggers, Leslie Jamison, Patricia Hampl, and many others.

* Pre-order only. Issue ships mid-April. All new subscriptions will start with issue #75.

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What's the Story #75 Lee Gutkind

"One of my reasons for starting Creative Nonfiction was to make the genre seem more legitimate and to secure its place on serious bookshelves." read more

Any Given Day Judith Kitchen

How can we measure the time remaining? read more

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How to Fix Everything

Heather A. McDonald

The lifesaving effects of a home-cooked meal more

Food and Worker Safety across the Globe

Wendy Rawlings

A nervous and incomplete case study more


My Last Eight Thousand Days

Lee Gutkind

An American Male in His Seventies more


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