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CNF Launches Audience Development Campaign

The Newly Redesigned Literary Magazine Reaches Out to MFA Students

PITTSBURGH, PA, JUNE 23, 2010: The Creative Nonfiction Foundation (CNF) has received a grant from the BNY Mellon Audience Development Fund to reach writing students in creative nonfiction Master of Fine Arts programs. The campaign aims to develop CNF’s relationships with MFA students across the country, engaging them as not only readers but as potential contributors.

“Creative Nonfiction is an essential resource for anyone studying the genre, and in forming early relationships with MFA students–as both readers and writers–the magazine will continue to reach and publish today’s most promising new voices,” CNF Editor Lee Gutkind said.

55 organizations applied for BNY Mellon Audience Development Fund grants, but only 21 received funding. The grant will enable CNF to offer complimentary departmental subscriptions to Creative Nonfiction to schools with MFA programs in creative nonfiction; to provide complimentary copies of its Summer 2010 issue (#39) for graduate-level classroom use; to make an editor available for an in-class discussion, in person or via telephone or Skype; and to provide subsidized Creative Nonfiction subscriptions for all active students in these programs (a 4-issue subscription will be available for $12, reduced from $32.).

Edited by Lee Gutkind, Creative Nonfiction has been devoted exclusively to vividly written literary nonfiction since its first issue, published in 1994. In March, with the publication of issue #38, the tri-quarterly journal re-launched as a quarterly magazine with an updated look and larger size. Expanded content combines long-form essays and true stories with columns on craft, reflections on the current state of literary publishing, encounters with editors and writers, regular columns by Phillip Lopate, Richard Rodriguez and Heidi Julavits, and more.

For more information, please contact Creative Nonfiction at (412) 688-0304 or email: fletcher-at-creativenonfiction-dot-org

[Press Release from CNF]

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