For Hidden History stories, Narratively looks for larger-than-life characters who never made it into the history books, and deeply reported pieces that share their stories in full, vivid color.

The key to these pieces is that they haven’t been widely told elsewhere, and that you can uncover enough detail in your reporting to make your story just as vivid and active as the present-day stories that our reporters are watching in real time. Rather than encyclopedia entries that tell us about a person's accomplishments, we want narrative stories that show us the most incredible moments from their lives.

We are particularly interested in pieces about groundbreaking women, people of color, and anyone else whose incredible story has been unfairly obscured by history.

Some examples we love:

How Kenny Washington Broke the NFL’s Color Barrier…And Why You’ve Never Heard of Him

The Obsessive Life and Mysterious Death of the Fisherman Who Discovered The Loch Ness Monster

The Curious Case of the Socialite Who Sterilized Her Daughter

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