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to any of the following categories:

General Submissions

Winter 2015 Story Contest, with $5,000 in prizes

$4,000 Narrative Prize—for new and emerging writers

Story of the Week

Poem of the Week


Six-Word Stories


Cartoons and Graphic Stories


Readers’ Narratives

We welcome submissions of previously unpublished manuscripts of all lengths, ranging from short short stories to complete book-length works for serialization. Narrative regularly publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including stories, novels, novel excerpts, novellas, personal essays, humor, sketches, memoirs, literary biographies, commentary, reportage, interviews, and features of interest to readers who take pleasure in storytelling and imaginative prose. We look for quality and originality of language and content. In addition to submissions for issues of Narrative Magazine itself, we also encourage submissions for our Story of the Week, literary contests, and Readers’ Narratives. Please read our Submission Guidelines for all information on manuscript formatting, word lengths, author payment, and other policies.