For Students


Are you a student interested in reading and writing poetry, stories, or nonfiction? Are you a student who loves to read but isn’t sure where to start looking for new and classic great literature? Are you an aspiring writer looking to hone your skills with plot, description, character development, or voice? Look no further.

We are a free digital library without borders or walls. At Narrative you can find compelling, invigorating, and inspiring literature available for free, every day. All you need is an Internet connection. We at Narrative believe in the power and might of great writing. We want to help bring amazing literature to you and your classroom, and we want to help support your teachers too.


We are proud of and passionate about our “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest and plan to continue growing the program to reach more schools each year. Contest winners receive $800 in prizes, certificates of recognition, and publication in Narrative, which reaches our global readership of 250,000. Are you a student interested in the contest? Ask your English teacher to reach out to us here.


Looking for more? Be sure to consult our curated reading lists of literature, writing advice, and other creative fodder from the Narrative archive, as well as our video tutorials page, where Narrative cofounder/editor Carol Edgarian will enlighten the practicing writer, would-be writer, and anyone who wants to be a better writer, with essential and practical tools. We filmed and produced five short tutorials, each covering a basic aspect of the writing process—from choosing an idea to crafting a scene to revising and submitting—and Edgarian, a New York Times–bestselling author, offers some expert, behind-the-scenes advice.


Happy reading, and happy writing!


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Additional Information:


Welcome | For Teachers | “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest |
Video Tutorials with Carol Edgarian | A Great Reading List