Libby Flores’s new story, “The Past Collects Its Debts,” introduces us to an unnamed boy the day of his mother’s funeral and then takes us on a personal and epic journey, moving us with narrative grace and sharp prose through his adolescence, his first loves, more loss. Ultimately, through her deeply emotional storytelling, Libby offers us a complex picture of masculinity.
A trans woman attempts to redefine her relationship with her demonically possessed sister in One Story Issue #304: Nic Anstett’s “The Exorsister.”
Get one great story in the mail each month, each by a new author.
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This month-long, asynchronous class will look in-depth at different methods for ending a short story and will explain how to choose the kind of ending that suits your story best.
Honoring the memory of author and former One Story Managing Editor Adina Talve-Goodman, this educational fellowship offers a year-long mentorship on the craft of fiction writing with One Story magazine. Our hope is to give a writer outside of the fold a significant boost in their career.
This self-guided class will help you think about how to present your work and yourself to the editors, agents, and residency selection committees on the other side of the submit button.
In Oliver Reimers’ “Eleven Things You Don’t Remember”—one of the winners of our Teen Writing Contest—a friendship between two teens changes when longing and wanderlust enter the picture.
Each year One Teen Story publishes three teen writers. Meet this year’s contest winners.
Writers ages 13-19 can enter original, unpublished fiction. We are interested in great short stories of any genre about the teen experience—literary, fantasy, sci-fi, love stories, horror, etc.
Share stories in 2023. They’ll get a story each month. You’ll get year-round gratitude.
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Learn about the craft of fiction through seven virtual lectures. Join live through July 30th or watch the lectures on your own time.