For Students

Do you have a story, a song, a poem, that only you can tell? Do you love to travel places by reading? You’re in the right place.

We’re a free library, open 24/7, here to support your reading and writing dreams. At Narrative you can find compelling, invigorating, and inspiring literature available for free, every day. All you need is an Internet connection. We believe in the power and might of great writing. We want to help bring amazing literature–the classics and contemporary works alike–to you and your classroom.

Have you seen our new Explore by Theme system? It makes searching our Library a whole lot easier, especially if you’re wanting to discover new works or compare pieces handling similar topics! Now you can search directly for writing most suited to your interests.

We're also proud of and passionate about our “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest and its growth over the last few years–now any high school student (ages 15-18) in our global Narrative community can participate! Contest winners receive $1,000 in prizes, certificates of recognition, mentorship, and publication in Narrative, which reaches our global readership of 275,000. If you’re wanting to submit, head to “Tell Me a Story” High School Contest for more information.

Looking for more? We have curated reading lists of literature, writing advice, and other creative fodder from the Narrative Library, 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. Our five short tutorials, each cover 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. Be sure to check them out!

Happy reading, and happy writing!

Are you a student or teacher looking for other resources? Check out our curated reading lists and video tutorials about the craft of writing, featuring bestselling author and Narrative cofounder/editor Carol Edgarian.

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

Additional Information:

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