Writing Guidelines for Narrative Exploration


Thank you for your interest in becoming a contributor for Narrative Exploration. We are dedicated to helping you find your voice and contribute to the discussion in a meaningful way.

Articles in the 900–1600 word range are best, but if you need a bit more room to round out your argument, please do not feel constrained. We will publish tightly written, well-argued pieces between 500–5000 words.

We would prefer that you submit your post via Medium. If you have a Twitter account, you have a Medium account. Just go to www.medium.com and sign in using your Twitter or Facebook account. Once you’ve signed in, drop us a note and we’ll add you as a writer. Also “Follow” Narrative Inquiry as a collection, this will give you the option to submit to us later. Then click your profile picture at the top right-hand corner, select “new story,” and start writing. As another option, you can, of course, craft it in Word, and copy-paste it in — this method works best if you have citations; they can be pasted seamlessly. When you’re ready to submit it for review, select the “Add to Collection” button at the top left corner, then select “Narrative Inquiry.” Your draft will come to us for review at that point (please do NOT publish your article before submission — we will handle that part for you).

If you cannot submit through Medium, we will accept your post in a word document or email form.

We look forward to your post and thank you again for your time and effort. Please let us know if you have any questions at all!