A writing contest open to high school students grades 9-12 in the U.S. and abroad, varying genre from year to year. You have the chance to receive more than $1,000 in winning prizes, mentorship by esteemed Narrative editors and authors, and publication in Narrative, which reaches our global readership of 280,000. Learn about our most recent Seventh Annual Contest here. Our next High School Contest will open for submissions in January 2023.
Five short video tutorials, featuring bestselling author and Narrative cofounder/editor Carol Edgarian, that each walk you through a basic aspect of the writing process—from choosing an idea to crafting a scene to revising and submitting—and offer some expert behind-the-scenes advice.
Curated reading lists of literature, writing advice, and other creative fodder from the Narrative Library, designed to provide you with a “Best of” hits list across genre and form.
Thematic tags, ranging from “Love” to “Justice & Equality” to “The Writing Life,” enable you to explore our library according to your interests, drawing connective threads among works deep in the archive.