About the magazine:

One Story is a literary magazine that contains, simply, one story. Approximately every three-four weeks, subscribers are sent One Story in the mail, or on their digital devices. This story will be an amazing read.

One Story publishes one story at a time, and we only publish an author once, so readers always get a new voice. For each story, we post a personal introduction from the editor on our website, as well as a Q&A with the author explaining their process, and invite comments on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter, so readers can share their thoughts. Each issue of One Story is artfully designed, lightweight, easy to carry, and ready to entertain on buses, in bed, in subways, in cars, in the park, in the bath, in the waiting rooms of doctors, on the couch in the afternoon or on line at the supermarket. There is always time to read One Story.

One Story is available only by subscription in print or on your digital reading device.

About the organization:

One Story, Inc. is an award-winning, independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit literary publisher devoted to promoting the art form of the short story and supporting the authors who write them.

For over 11 years, our flagship magazine, One Story, has published the best established and up-and-coming authors of short fiction, and is now one of the largest circulating literary magazines in the country, with over 15,000 readers. One Story maintains the highest editorial standards – winning awards each year for our work. Over half the stories we published have won awards or were listed among the top 100 by various best-of anthologies (Pushcart, Best American, PEN/O. Henry). In 2009, we were awarded the PEN/Nora Magid award for editorial excellence.

One Story is devoted to the development and support of emerging writers. We have published over 180 different authors, many at the beginning of their careers. We mentor these writers, helping them navigate the publishing world, and promoting their books through email blasts, on our web site and social networks, in a quarterly printed insert in the magazine, and at our annual Literary Debutante Ball.

Educational outreach is another important part of One Story. Each year we host a Summer Writers’ Workshop at the Center for Fiction in New York, where students can take creative writing workshops, listen to craft lectures, and attend panels about the literary world. We also sponsor the Sirenland Writers Conference in Italy each spring. At both events, our staff gives expert editorial and publishing advice while expanding our community of readers and writers.

In 2012, we launched One Teen Story, a sister publication for young adult readers. Publishing top YA authors, as well as one writer 14-19 years-old in a yearly contest, One Teen Story engages the next generation, while celebrating of the vibrant and expanding world of young adult literature.

Our staff:
Maribeth Batcha, Co-Founder & Publisher
Maribeth Batcha is the publisher and Co-Founder of One Story. She has worked in magazine circulation for over 15 years for titles including Diabetes Self-Management, Lingua Franca, University Business, The New York Review of Books, Working Mother, and The Progressive. In addition to circulation consulting, she currently does marketing and development copywriting for not-for-profits, including the 92nd Street Y and the National Academy Foundation. She has a BA from New York University and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College, teaching a revisions tutorial in their MFA Program.
Hannah Tinti, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Hannah Tinti is Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of One Story. She developed her editorial skills working at literary agencies and magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Boston Review and Washington Square. In 2009 she won the PEN/Nora Magid award for her editorial work at One Story. Her short story collection, Animal Crackers, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, and winner of the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Recently, she joined the cast of the Public Radio Program Selected Shorts, as their literary commentator. For more information, please visit www.hannahtinti.com.
Devin Emke, Webmaster
Devin Emke has been programming for the web since 1996. In addition to One Story, he has worked as webmaster and custom software developer for Rapaport Publishing and Viacom Interactive Services. In 2002 Devin built the custom web-based submission management system for One Story magazine that he later developed into Submission Manager.
Adina Talve-Goodman, Managing Editor
Adina Talve-Goodman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis she decided to leave the Midwest for Brooklyn. She continues to be delighted by her decision.
Will Allison, Contributing Editor
Former executive editor of Story magazine and former editor-at-large for Zoetrope: All-Story, Allison is the author of the novels What You Have Left (Free Press, 2007) and the New York Times bestseller Long Drive Home (Free Press, 2011). He lives with his family in South Orange, New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.willallison.com.
Karen Friedman, Contributing Editor
Karen Friedman was raised in St. Louis, graduated from Vanderbilt University and now lives in Red Bank, NJ with her family. She is currently working on a novel during naptime. It does not involve vampires.
Michael Pollock, Manager, One Story Workshop for Writers
Michael Pollock was born in Maryland, and raised in northern California. He returned to the East Coast for school. Having earned his BA from Sarah Lawrence College, he now lives in Brooklyn.
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