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This should truly be a story, not a diatribe, not a mediation, not a study. Most of our stories spend 4–8 weeks in production, so keep that in mind if you’re pitching something tied to a holiday or an anniversary — and know that most of our stories don’t have news pegs at all, so there’s never a need to force one that’s not really there.(But by all means feel free to send me stories related to topics that are on everyone’s minds — guns, healthcare, reproductive rights — stories that are timely because they’re topical, as opposed to stories that are pegged to a specific event.)Don’t send me reported pitches.

This should truly be a story, not a diatribe, not a mediation, not a study. Most of our stories spend 4–8 weeks in production, so keep that in mind if you’re pitching something tied to a holiday or an anniversary — and know that most of our stories don’t have news pegs at all, so there’s never a need to force one that’s not really there.(But by all means feel free to send me stories related to topics that are on everyone’s minds — guns, healthcare, reproductive rights — stories that are timely because they’re topical, as opposed to stories that are pegged to a specific event.)Don’t send me reported pitches.

This piece does double duty by painting a picture of the ins-and-outs of SAR, while also telling a gripping story about one specific mission.

This piece about mourning a sexually abusive father takes two worn-to-death tropes; the death of a parent and sexual abuse, and makes them both new again by combining them.

Here are a few of my favorite Narratively memoir stories, to give you a more specific idea of what I’m looking for: In this reported memoir story, the writer goes searching for a specific Nazi that was a part of her family’s lore.

This is an epic, investigative family story that required real out-in-the-world research.

I’m always looking for new writers for Narratively’s Memoir section. And by “bigger” I don’t necessarily just mean longer (though sometimes that too), I mean more ambitious.

If you’re interested in submitting your work, it will make both of our lives much easier if you’re crystal clear ahead of time about what exactly I’m looking for. Intellectually ambitious, emotionally ambitious stories that come pouring out of your depths — not the pithy anecdotes you scrape off the top like a pudding skin.It’s a gorgeous piece, and the standard to which I hold any submission that, on the surface, is about dealing with a medical issue.This piece about a harrowing rescue mission brings readers inside the world of Search and Rescue teams—we love stories about unusual jobs like this because they allow readers access to an experience they might otherwise never get to know.They try to make a decision within 3 days but sometimes takes a little longer. Jellyfish Review is looking for insightful flash fiction. They love work that is real, gritty, or outlandish.They try to make a decision within 10 days but it often takes a little longer.Start with an experience that changed you — not something that slightly shifted your perception just enough to write a “huh, never thought of it that way” piece, but something that truly shattered and reconstructed your world.Or start with a question at the heart of who you are, something that’s obsessed and confounded you for as long as you can remember. A few more important general notes: Remember that the publication I work for is called Narratively.Want to see more stories I love, and hear about it when I’m looking for something specific?Follow me on Twitter: @lillydancyger And sign up for Memoir Monday, Narratively’s memoir newsletter, co-curated by Catapult, Tin House, the Rumpus, Longreads, Granta, and Guernica.If you’ve read all of this, hopefully you have a pretty good idea of whether your story would be a good fit or not.If it belongs on my list of best Narratively memoir stories ever, submit your completed draft through Submittable here.

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