Charlotte Hamrick and Jamy Bond are two writers that decided to launch SugarSugarSalt after seeing so many brilliant pieces of creative nonfiction (CNF) go unnoticed or unread, because of the volatile and fast moving nature of online publishing. Our mission is to spotlight amazing CNF pieces that readers may have missed the first time around, as well as to eventually publish new work from the genre’s best writers, both established and emerging.
Writing CNF is an excavation of the heart and mind. It is not afraid to dig deep until it finds truth that resonates. We believe this discovery is possible in all essay forms: traditional, hybrid, unconventional.
We aim to lift writers up, especially underrepresented voices, and bring attention to their work. As a reader, we hope you’ll discover the unlimited power CNF has to dig through the sugar and get to the salt.
Charlotte Hamrick is Founder and Co Editor-in-Chief. Her creative writing and photography has been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies. Her fiction was selected for the Best Small Fictions 2022 anthology and she’s had several literary nominations including the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and Best Microfiction. She was a former editor for Mockingheart Review and Barren Magazine and is currently Creative Nonfiction Editor for The Citron Review and Features Editor for Reckon Review. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets where she sometimes does things other than read and write.
Jamy Bond is Co Editor-in-Chief. Her stories and essays appear in a variety of publications, including The Rumpus, The Sun Magazine, Barren Magazine, The Forge Literary Magazine, Tiny Molecules, JMWW, Pithead Chapel, Wigleaf, and elsewhere. Her work has appeared on the Wigleaf Top 50 Longlist, and been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. She earned an MFA from George Mason University where she co-founded So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art.
Naz Knudsen is an Iranian-American writer, filmmaker, and Associate Editor. She holds an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University and an MA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona. Her work has appeared in Mayday magazine, (mac)ro(mic), and Lost Balloon. She lives and teaches in North Carolina. Find her on Twitter at @nazbk.
Header Image by Ali Kokab