Creative Nonfiction Archive

Submissions for the 2019-2020 Young Authors Writing Competition are now open! To enter, please follow these steps: Visit the website at https://www.colum.edu/academics/liberal-arts-and-sciences/initiatives/young-authors-writing-competition.html Click on the CREATE A SUBMISSION button. Fill out all required form fields. Upload the submission(s). Note: Entrants may submit...
Impressions on Hair by Emily Tian Animals shed. Garter snakes moult upwards of forty times in a lifespan, their past selves gone white and crepey like pantyhose. Cats leave their hair carelessly where you’d least expect: hidden corridors, bedroom...
Eat Bitter (Sweet) by Kate Li In Chinese, there’s a phrase for undergoing hardship: “Chīkǔ,” or, literally, “eat bitter.” Surprisingly enough, the connotations of “chīkǔ” aren’t negative. When you overcome a great ordeal, for example, people say you know...