Saturday, April 18, 2009

Narrative Magazine call for journalistic literary non-fiction

Narrative Magazine seeks dispatches of varying lengths from reporters around the world. Narrative offers a well-edited, well-published, and widely popular online outlet for the best reportage not to be found in the broadsheets.

Narrative Witness will complement the efforts of Global Post and other organizations to reimagine comprehensive news coverage in the digital era and to preserve the integrity of reporting in the American press.
Narrative seeks to support the cultural exchange and global citizenship made possible by a literate representation of lives and circumstance that goes beyond daily headlines.

In particular, Narrative seeks to reinvigorate fact-based reportage as essential testimony that will mark our times. The magazine welcomes long-form work and work with a literary sensibility that surpasses the requirements of news journalism and that is sometimes absent from contemporary nonfiction. We’re looking for human stories and thoughtful commentary not ordinarily embodied in news outlets or in strictly personal essays.

Pieces for this regular, prominent Witness feature may run as short as 500 words or as long as 10,000.

Narrative is a registered nonprofit independent press committed to paying writers for their work.

Previously unpublished pieces of varying lengths, from short dispatches to longer profiles, essays, and other forms of reportage should be submitted directly to:

We look forward to reading your work and to seeing the world more clearly through your eyes.

Please share this message with any of your colleagues or friends to whom Narrative Witness would be of interest. Thank you.


Lacy Crawford, Carol Edgarian, and Tom Jenks

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