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Master Class
with Hannah Tinti

Six Sessions
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm
November 12th - December 17th, 2013

One Story will launch its first Master Class with Editor-in-Chief Hannah Tinti. This six-session creative writing workshop will include craft lectures and individual instruction, as well as writing exercises to inspire new work and open the imagination. Each student will have a manuscript workshopped by award-winning editor Hannah Tinti, and leave with concrete tools to take their writing to the next level, as well as tips on how to submit their work and enter the literary marketplace. This private class will be limited to 10 students, and take place at One Story’s office in Brooklyn: The Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street (btw. 3rd & 4th ave.), #A108, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Deadline to apply is September 30th, 2013.

Hannah Tinti’s 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, is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award. Hannah is also Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of One Story magazine, and received the 2009 PEN/Nora Magid award for excellence in editing. In her past eleven years at One Story, she has edited over 180 different authors from around the world. In 2007 Hannah co-founded the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy, and in 2011 she joined the cast of the Public Radio program, Selected Shorts, as their literary commentator. She teaches creative writing at Columbia University’s MFA program and at the Museum of Natural History.

Application Guidelines:

The application deadline is September 30th, 2013. There is a $10 application fee. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by October 7th, 2013.

To apply, go to our Submission Manager and select the Master Class genre.

Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their portfolio and their personal statement.

The Portfolio:

Your manuscript should be fiction and will be the piece used for the workshop if selected. The format should be as follows:

  • Word Document (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Up to 25 pages
  • Double spaced
  • 12-pt. font
  • 1 inch margins
  • Use asterisks to indicate space breaks
  • All pages numbered
  • Include author name, address, and email on first page
  • Please ID your work as short story or novel excerpt
  • Please include a title for your work (even if it is “untitled”)

The Personal Statement: On the submission form in the “comments” box, please include a brief personal statement (no more than 250 words), explaining why you would like to attend this Master Class and where you are in your writing career. Applications without a personal statement will not be considered.


Application Fee: $10

Workshop Fee: $950

If you have any questions about our Master Class program, please contact Workshop Coordinator Michael Pollock at .

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