Epic Love Stories & Secret Lives

Interested in writing for Narratively? We're looking for pitches about epic love stories and people with surprising passions!

Epic Love Stories & Secret Lives

Epic Love Stories 

What does true love look like today? We’re seeking stories about finding love, losing love, re-finding love, re-losing it…you get the gist! These could be reported stories or first-person pieces. The most important thing is that your story has an in-depth narrative arc that traces the surprising and intriguing course of a one-of-a-kind modern romance. It could be a story about a couple who met 30 years ago and just rekindled the flame, or about two (or hey, more than two) people who came from starkly different backgrounds and were shocked to find out they fit together perfectly. Happy endings are not required as long as there’s plenty of romance, drama, humor, uplifting spirit and excitement along the way. We’re particularly interested in stories that have unfolded recently, as opposed to historical pieces, and we’re eager to swoon over the types of epic love stories we’ve never seen in a rom com (yet). 

Secret Lives 

We’re excited to add more stories to our popular Secret Lives collection. In particular, we’d love to see pitches (reported or memoir) about people who have intriguing passions, hobbies or jobs that they’ve kept secret from their friends and family—or family secrets that they’ve kept hidden from everyone. Examples of the types of stories we’re looking for here:

Teenage Prank That Lasted 60 Years

Redemption of a Secret Love Child

Stripping on the Side

This Graffiti Fanboy Steals Priceless Street Art Under the Cloak of Darkness

These can be first-person pieces about your own experience or reported stories. Pay starts at $500, with room to go up for more ambitious stories. Pitches for these themes are due by 6/6/22.

For more details on what we like to see in a story, please review our guidelines here and pitch your story over at Submittable.

PS: Not a writer but have a great idea for a story we should know about? Shoot us an email: [email protected]

Enter now through June 27

Win $3,000 and a lot more!