In an effort to foster narrative nonfiction storytelling at newspapers across America, The Dallas Morning News sponsors a special writing contest conducted annually by the Mayborn Conference: The Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest. The contest invites submissions of extraordinary long-form narrative nonfiction previously published in a daily U.S. newspaper or a U.S. newspaper website.
At the July 2013 Conference, writers competed for 10 spots in the inaugural issue of the anthology: Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2012, which was available at the 2014 conference.
In July 2014, another round of 10 great writers were chosen for the second issue: Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2013. Copies of the anthologies can be ordered from UNT Press.
Now, Mayborn is accepting submissions for this year's 2015 Best American Newspaper Narratives Contest.
Winners will be announced at the 2015 Conference and published in the third edition:
Best American Newspaper Narratives of 2014.