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Narratively Seeks New York-Centric Stories

Narratively

Narratively, the year-old website dedicated to New York stories, is the antithesis of the fast-paced, twitter-obsessed, homogeneous content that now pervades many online pubs. It was recently included in Time’s “50 Best Websites 2013” and boasts over 100,000 monthly visitors.

The site is committed to long form journalism and to stories that are under the radar. With 100 percent of its content coming from freelancers, storytellers of all forms of media are welcome to pitch:

The site’s tagline, “Local stories, boldly told,” is an apt description. Of the concept, editorial director Brendan Spiegel says, “We were all writers and photographers and reporters in New York who were interested in telling local, in-depth stories — human-interest 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.”

For editors’ contact info and pitching etiquette, read: How To Pitch: Narratively.

– Aneya Fernando

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Long-Form Journalism Site Narrative.ly Nears One-Year Anniversary

Launched out of Fort Greene last September, narrative.ly is the subject this week of a solid profile piece by Melissa Goldin for the Courier Life.

Goldin spoke with the long-form journalism site’s founder/EIC Noah Rosenberg and managing editor Brendan Spiegel to get a sense of where things stand for the Libyan-domain parked enterprise. Rosenberg launched it after earning an entrepreneurial journalism certificate from City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism:

Each week, the site chooses a theme, such as “Summer in the City” or “The Upper Crust” [or this week's "Meet Your Maker"]. Five stories are published each week — one per day — and range from the tale of a gay male escort meeting his first female client to gentrification in Crown Heights…

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