$5,000 Writing Contest for Renegade Journalism

Narratively is currently hosting their second annual Untold Story Award for writers.

This year, they’re looking for “Deep Dives on the theme Renegades.”

They want proposals for non-fiction reported stories. That means you don’t need to write the story before getting the $5,000.

The winner “will receive $5,000 to fund their story.”

The contest is for U.S. Citizens only. (If you’re not a U.S. citizen, here’s a list of more contests.)

According to the contest page:

What’s a Deep Dive? An epic feature story that requires long-term, in-depth reporting. The reporter should spend time as a fly on the wall in the daily lives of their subjects, and become an expert on the characters and the topic (up to 6,000 words).

What do we mean by “Renegades?” We’re looking for stories of rebels with a cause, dedicated activists, game changers, anyone going against the grain and making a real, measurable impact. Not limited to the political world, we’re seeking stories of people who are leading the charge and shaking up whatever sphere they occupy — from the man who spent 40 years fighting to legalize psychedelics for therapeutic use to an outlaw doula operating illegally in rural California, to the woman who went to prison for killing her abuser and is now working to change the laws that put her away.

The deadline for entering the contest is May 21st, 2018.

To enter the contest, visit this page.



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