New York Times Personal Narrative Writing Contest
November 17, 2023
For this contest, we invite you to write a personal narrative of your own about a meaningful life experience.
We’re not asking you to write to a particular theme or to use a specific structure or style, but we are looking for short, powerful stories about a particular moment or event in your life. We want to hear your story, told in your unique voice, and we hope you’ll experiment with style and form to tell a tale that matters to you, in a way you enjoy telling it.
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