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Narratively Seeks Storytellers Of All Media

Narratively

Narratively, the year-old New York-centric website, consists of writers, photographers and reporters who want to share in-depth human interest stories with the world.

The site values long form writing, and instead of sections or columns, they have weekly themes. As editorial director Brendan Spiegel says, “Our motto is: Any way you want to tell your story, we can do that.” All of the site’s content is generated by freelancers:

[The pub] has earned its reputation on the long-form text, [but] storytellers of all media are encouraged to pitch Narratively. Photo essays, short films, audio stories and comic boards are all game… In Narratively’s first comic text story, “The Real Mermaid,” an illustrator told a narrative non-fiction story about Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade.

For more details on pitching, read: How To Pitch: Narratively.

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Gothamist To Pay $5,000 for Long-Form Nonfiction Piece

The Gothamist, a popular New York City blog, seeks to publish long-form nonfiction essays.

Here are more details from the announcement: “We will pay one journalist $5,000 to write a long-form non-fiction piece in the 5,000 to 15,000 word range. Subject: Something relevant to our audience of over one million 20-36 year-old readers in New York, timely but with a shelf-life longer than a week.”

After the editing and production process, the piece will be made available as an eBook priced betwen $1 and $3. Interested parties should submit a standard pitch letter before the July 1st deadline. The first piece will be chosen by July 8th and the site hopes to publish at the end of the month.