ONE STORY publishes one great short story at a time. We bring people together through reading, writing, and learning about short fiction.
In Tamara Dean’s quietly moving “Wrecker,” Rena crashes her car en route to an extramarital tryst in Toledo and is helped by Hector, a lumbering tow-truck driver of few words. Their brief time together causes Rena to reconsider the tryst, but it also leads to even tougher choices about what is forgivable and what is not.
A grieving cameraman visits different neighborhoods of Los Angeles to film sensational stories for a Spanish-language television show, documenting the ever-blurring line between truth, fiction, and the responsibilities we hold for each other.
Join us as we celebrate nine Literary Debutantes and Distinguished Alum Tania James.
Thursday, April 27th, 2023
7:30 pm–10:30 pm
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This year at our Literary Deburtante Ball we’ll be celebrating nine writers who published their first book in the last year.
In the new issue of
One Teen Story, a teen attempts to reconcile what they see in the mirror with the way their fellow teammates assess their own bodies.
“The reasons I like One Story so much are the following: it fits in my purse, the stories are short enough to finish and not drag on when I am short on time, and—last but not least—it inspires me to write! “
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Spend six weeks working with One Story author Shannon Sanders and writers from across the country.
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Take your short story draft to the next level in this online class on the revision process.
March 23rd – 27th
Join One Story’s Lena Valencia for a self-guided class all about the submission process. Learn tips and strategies for submitting to literary magazines, applying to residencies, and querying agents.
Spend a week devoted to the craft of fiction, featuring panel discussions with industry professionals, craft talks, readings, and more. Jai Chakrabarti, Manuel Gonzales, Rachel Lyon, and Hannah Tinti lead workshops.
July 23rd to 30th
“At a time when literary writing seems like a dying art, when little magazines are folding left and right, when publishers bemoan the sinking bottom line, here lies a spot of hope...It is called One Story.”
New York Times
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We’ve selected three stories by teen authors from among hundreds of contest entries.