Narratively is looking for writers

February 28, 2022

Posted by Margarita Sanabria

Narratively is looking for writers to pitch stories about unique family-run businesses, think “Succession” or “Six Feet Under” but with a more inclusive angle—e.g. we’re particularly interested in all-female family businesses, Black family businesses, and others run by people from underrepresented groups— as well as stories from super unusual/surprising industries.


Narratively is a media platform and production company that celebrates the diversity of humanity through authentic storytelling. Its network of talented journalists and storytellers come to Narratively with the passion projects they care about most—having combed the world’s big cities and hidden corners for the characters and narratives that mainstream media aren’t finding.


Know of a multigenerational family that runs a marijuana dispensary together? An Amish family-run bed & breakfast? Or a team of siblings who own an exotic zoo? The more unique and unheard of the better. As in any Narratively story, we want drama and intrigue that grab the reader, and we always want an impactful takeaway that shows us how the story has progressed and why it’s relevant right now.

For a more in-depth idea of what we’re looking for, check out some previous Narratively stories about very unique family-run businesses, such as The First Family of Counterfeit Hunting and The High Notes and Hard Knocks of My Traveling Karaoke Family.


  • Wrote a short introduction about yourself
  • Include a paragraph highlighting your writing experience, relevant credentials and publication credits
  • Attach links to your strongest work or portfolio, and online profile


  • Pay starts at $500, with room to go up for more ambitious stories.


For more information, visit their website.

Before applying, review submission guidelines. Apply here.

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