Pitch Us

May 25, 2023

Narratively is devoted to original and untold human stories. We are always interested in adding new, diverse voices to the mix. We accept both pitches for story ideas and completed submissions, and we use a platform called Submittable to manage that process. Check out our contributors’ guidelines and pitch your story here.

Pitch a Story

Want to know more about what we’re looking for? Check out our story on the best pitches we’ve ever received and ask our editors any questions you have about how to pitch here.

Send Us a Story Tip

Not a writer but have a great idea for a story we should know about? Send us an email: hello@narratively.com.

Writing Contests

Everything we do at Narratively is built around the belief that every person has a story to tell. We work with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and with first-time writers who have never had an article published in their lives. Our writing contests are all about discovering new voices and elevating diverse, authentic human stories.

Winners of each writing contest receive cash prizes, publication on Nararatively and more. Read on for details of current and recent prizes.

2023 Profile Prize

Congratulations to Lisa Heyamoto for winning our inaugural Profile Prize! We’re so proud go publish Lisa’s incredible story, The Greatest Game Ever Played Behind Barbed Wire.

2022 Spring Memoir Prize

Congratulations to Laura Green-Russell for winning our Spring 2022 Memoir Prize! Laura earned US$3,000 for her incredible memoir Murder to Middle School, excerpted from what will be a full-length memoir about her upbringing. We’re thrilled to congratulate our finalists as well, whose work was also published on Narratively’s site:

Anna Grundström, “Living with a Skinhead, While Living in My Brown Skin

Mai Serhan, “I Have Never Been to the Place Where I am From, But I Will Imagine It For Us

Stay tuned for details on our 2023 Memoir Prize, coming soon!