Submissions and pitches for extraordinary reported stories. We want the incredible, the unusual, the unheard of. We want in-depth reporting on worlds that readers might not otherwise have access to, with strong central characters and active scenes.
Make sure your pitch meets the following requirements:
-It’s untold. It’s original, fresh, and not already covered in other major publications. Think offbeat, unusual, beyond the news cycle.
-It’s human. Every Narratively story follows either one central character or a group of characters. We explore big ideas and topics, but always through the lens of human experience.
-It’s narrative. As you may have guessed from our name, we like stories with a narrative arc. That means that each Narratively story has a beginning, middle, and end, and that something changes over the course of the story. That also means that there are compelling, vivid, active scenes. Don’t just tell us about something that happened, bring us through the events and let us see, feel, and hear them unfold.
Most of our stories fit into one of our main verticals:
Renegades: Profiles of fearless rebels who are doing things their own way — and changing the world while they’re at it.
Super Subcultures: Meet the people who build their lives around weird and wonderful obsessions.
Secret Lives: Stories that lift the veil on surprising and secretive jobs, pursuits and lives.
Most of our stories are in the 1,500-3,000-word range.