Breaking the mold of the in-your-face click-baity posts we all see so often on other sites, Narratively practices ‘slow storytelling’ of untold human stories. Selected by TIME magazine as one of the top 50 websites in 2013, the quality of writing and unique stories you’ll find here are riveting and special. In this podcast, Editorial Director Brendan Spiegel joins me to talk about the qualities of selected stories, working within their theme concept, quality pay for writers, and the general awesomeness that is Narratively.
The interview includes
- How Narratively came to be, and how it takes a slow approach to story telling
- Narratively’s approach to selecting themes and what to do if your story doesn’t fit into one
- What is the (approximate) percentage of submissions published each month
- Mediums other than the written word that Narratively accepts
- The qualities of the stories that are most likely to get published by Narratively
- How Narratively started in New York City, but has managed to gain readers and contributors all around the world
- What makes writer’s want to submit to Narratively when they have so many options for publishing their stories
- What sort of turn around time should contributors expect before they hear back with a yay or nay on their submissions
- Which 3 stories should you definitely read on Narratively to get a feel for their wheelhouse content
- How does Narratively use storytelling to help brands and non profits tell their stories
- Payment rates for writing for Narratively!
- Cool things on the horizon for Narratively
- Contribute to Narratively
- A Male Model’s Journey To The Edge And Back by Oscar Lopez
- The Daredevil Evangelist Who Fell From The Heavens by Gaar Adams
- The Brotherhood Of Recovering Addicts by Em DeMarco
- Lessons From A ‘Local Food’ Scam Artist – Alison Kinney
- SunshineSpoils Milk – Kimberly Zapata’s Blog
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