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LIBRARY GUIDE TO WRT 3086 - Creative Nonfiction

Models: published creative nonfiction
Top Tier Magazines We access these magazines' online content through databases, so that before you get to the issues of the magazine you will have to pass through ABI/Inform or Academic OneFile on your way. Also, each of these high-profile magazines has a public website with a paywall. Outisde the paywall you will find selected items from the magazine, but also blogs and other unique online content including creative nonfiction. See: http://www.theatlantic.com/ ; http://www.newyorker.com/ ; http://harpers.org/.

*Indicates OU LIbrary full-content access through a database provider. The other sites have paywalls but do offer some free content, and are devoted/sympathetic to creative non-fiction as a genre.

2014 Pushcart Prize Ranking of Literary Magazines — Nonfiction
One man's ranking of the literary magazines by the number of Pushcart Prizes awarded to pieces they've published.
The Craft
Links dealing directly with the craft of writing creating nonfiction:
Books on Creative Nonfiction
Available Online (requires OU login)
Available in Print - 3rd Floor 
  • The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr - PS 3561 .A6929 Z46 2015
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott - PN 147 .L315 1994
  • Tell it Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction, by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola - PE 1408 .M548 2019 
  • The Truth of the Matter, by Dinty Moore - PE 1404 .M6635 2007
  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction, by William Zinnser - PE 1429 .Z5 1990
  • You Can’t Make this Stuff Up, by Lee Gutkind -  PN 3377.5.R45 G89 2012
On Order, Available Soon
  • The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House
  • The Writing Workshop Notebook: Notes on Creating and Workshopping, by Alan Ziegler
Research for Information
Numbers about people and things:
Articles and other kinds of information:

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