Best American Newspaper Narrative (BANN)

Each year, the Mayborn Conference produces an anthology of The Best American Newspaper Narratives. Entries are drawn from newspapers and news websites across America. The winners, published in Best American Newspaper Narratives, represent the very finest in investigative reporting at the national level. The contest invites submissions of extraordinary long-form narrative nonfiction previously published in a daily U.S. newspaper or a U.S. newspaper website.

Volume 6, containing winners of our 2019 BANN contest, is currently on the press. Entries for the BANN writing contest close March 1 of each year, with those entries to include works that were published from Jan. 1-Dec. 31 of the prior year.

Copies of the anthologies can be ordered from UNT Press.

Winners are honored each year at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Contest.

Entries close each year on March 1 for the best works published during the prior calendar year.

Entries may be nominated by the newspaper or the individual writer(s).

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