One Story is a non-profit, 501-(c)(3) organization, and a good deal of our time is spent applying for grants, in order to continue publishing this extraordinary magazine. This year, we were lucky enough to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. With the support we received, we were able to create our very first direct mail marketing campaign, which has had a wonderful response, and given us many more subscribers. It also allowed us to spotlight our debut authors, with our “introducing new writers” program. For each debut author–someone who has published their first fiction with us–we have mailed their issue in a special envelope and also hosted a reading or event in their hometown to help launch their writing careers. To hear an interview with me and NEA’s Adam Kampe about One Story, you can visit NEA’s website. And if you’d like to join the NEA in supporting One Story, you can go to our donation page, or consider becoming a sponsor for our 2010 benefit on May 21st. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support, from our subscribers and benefactors to organizations like the NEA, who value the work we do, supporting emerging writers and keeping the short story alive and well. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!