Welcome to Narrative’s global community of educators, readers, and writers! We’re so glad you’re here and hope you feel inspired to explore our ever-expanding, modern library of thousands of stories, poems, essays, and art. We hope the tools and resources we’ve built will support your work to empower a new generation of thinkers, communicators, citizens, and artists. After all, our Narrative in the Schools program grew out of requests from teachers like you, who were using the Narrative Library and teaching resources in classrooms all over the world.
Our annual writing contest is open and free to high schoolers around the world, ages thirteen to eighteen. Winners receive $1,000 in prizes, mentorship by esteemed Narrative editors and authors, and publication in Narrative alongside the greats. We’ll be announcing this year’s prompt and guest judges at start of the contest on January 4. The submission deadline is February 3.
Here you’ll find short video tutorials, featuring bestselling author and Narrative cofounder/editor Carol Edgarian. Each covers an aspect of the writing process—from choosing an idea to crafting a scene to revising and submitting—as well as offering some expert behind-the-scenes advice.
We’ve curated reading lists of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing advice, and other creative fodder from the Narrative Library, designed to provide a “Best of” hits list across genre and form.
Search the Narrative Library by common classroom themes ranging from “Love” to “Justice & Equality” to “The Writing Life.”