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Use the Contact Us page.

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Same as above.

I submitted a piece to Narrative. Where do I go to check the status of my Narrative submission?
Log in. Click on My Submissions at the bottom of the screen.

I’m having trouble paying the submission fee or uploading my manuscript. What do I do?
Please send an email indicating your problem to Manuscripts@Narrativemagazine.com. If you are receiving an error message while attempting to pay the fee or submit your work, please include the message in your email inquiry.

I don’t want to complete an Internet transaction using my credit card. Is there any other way to pay the Submission Fee?
As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to paying writers for their work and to making the magazine available to readers for free. Therefore we work hard to keep administrative costs down, which means we are regrettably unable to accept payment via check or other methods.

Do you ever have open submission periods?
Yes, we do. Please visit the Submission Guidelines page for more information.

When I uploaded my submission, I accidentally indicated the wrong genre for the piece. Does that matter?
No, it doesn’t. If we have questions regarding the genre of your piece, we will contact you.

When I uploaded my submission, I forgot to give biographical information. What can I do?
You can send an email to Manuscripts@Narrativemagazine.com, indicating the title and date of your submission.

Can I submit a piece in a language other than English?
Sorry, Narrative is an English-language publication.

Can I submit a piece that has been published in only one region (e.g., Canada, the UK, Australia), or in a limited print run?
Narrative is thrilled to count readers in countries around the world. We strive to present first-class, first-run literary fiction and nonfiction for all our readers, so we ask that it be previously unpublished, regardless of nation.

Can I submit a piece that has been previously published only online?
Sorry, no.

Since I submitted my manuscript, I’ve noticed a small edit or two I’d like to make. Can I send you a revision?
We’re grateful for your keen eye, but if the editors want a revision of your piece, we’ll contact you. No need to worry about typos—we can read past them.

A manuscript I submitted has been accepted for publication elsewhere. What do I do?
As soon as possible, send an email to Manuscripts@Narrativemagazine.com to inform us of your good news, and accept our congratulations!

How often do you publish Narrative issues online?
We continually publish new content—weekly, biweekly, and monthly, depending on the feature.

Do you publish a hard-copy verison of Narrative?
Yes, Narrative Magazine compiles an annual hard-copy edition, consisting of works published throughout the year. The annual hard-copy issue is available through our online store.

If I send in a submission in the General Submissions category, is that for online publication or for publication in the hard copy?
All General Submissions are considered for both online and hard-copy publication. If your submission is accepted for publication, we will then determine how best to publish it.
      Narrative is first and foremost a digital publication. The vast majority of our readers view the magazine via the Internet; however, many of the pieces published online are also included in the hard-copy issues, which we produce mainly for libraries, for the tech-challenged, for those who simply prefer to read hard copies. But, again, our hard-copy audience is a fraction of our online audience.

How can I read Narrative on my Kindle, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or other handheld device?
Narrative publishes a monthly Kindle edition which you can access here. Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can access all of Narrative’s regular issue content through the Narrative App, which can be downloaded here. Currently, there are no dedicated applications or issues for other handheld devices.

Is Narrative on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, et al.?
Yes. Please like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NarrativeMag, follow us on Twitter at @NarrativeMag, on Google+, and on Instagram at @NarrativeMag.