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How To Pitch: Narratively
Write 'untold human stories' for this global site that celebrates long-form journalism.- April 16, 2015
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Background: Launched in September 2012 by a group of writers, reporters and photographers in New York, Narratively came on the scene just as long-form journalism was entering its current renaissance. While not every story on the site is long-form, all of the online pub’s writing, videos and photo essays stick to its mission of uncovering human-interest gems through good storytelling.
"As soon as [Narratively] was mentioned, we all felt that it encapsulated what we wanted to do -- just tell the best stories we could in an engaging, narrative style," says editorial director Brendan Spiegel of the reasoning behind the name choice.
Narratively began with a single-story-a-day publishing model after raising $54,000 on Kickstarter. Of its focus on "untold human stories," Spiegel says, "We were interested in telling local, in-depth stories -- profiles of colorful characters, people and neighborhoods. The kind of thing that you don't really see anymore now that newspaper metro sections are shrinking, and there's not a lot of high-quality local journalism anymore."