For Teachers


We want to welcome you into a global community of educators, readers, and writers here at Narrative. Our greatest wish is for you to feel right at home in our free and modern library, which has no walls or borders. After all, our Narrative in the Schools program grew out of requests from teachers who were using Narrative’s library–open and free 24-7–in their classrooms all over the world and were looking for new ways to deepen their students’ engagement with the literary arts.

Like you, we are always looking for new ways to support and inspire the next generation of writers and readers. That’s why we started the “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest. It’s our dream to raise funds so that we can reach more schools and serve more classrooms every year.


Meantime, to help you guide your students through the writing process, we revamped this online portal with new educational tools. In addition to our curated reading lists of literature, writing advice, and other creative fodder from the Narrative archive, we filmed and produced five short video tutorials featuring bestselling author and Narrative cofounder/editor Carol Edgarian. Each video covers a basic aspect of the writing process—from choosing an idea to crafting a scene to revising and submitting—and offers some expert behind-the-scenes advice. We hope you’ll dive in here.


We have grand goals for our Narrative in the Schools program, so please keep checking back for news and new content.


If you are a teacher interested in receiving information about future Narrative in the Schools programs and the “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest, please email us and tell us a bit about your school. We’d love to hear from you!


The Narrative in the Schools program is supported in part by:



Additional Information:


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