How can I subscribe to One Story and One Teen Story?
and One Teen Story
are available in print, on the Kindle and Kindle App, and on Apple iOS devices.
You can order a print subscription to One Story here
or One Teen Story here
. Gift subscriptions are available for One Story here
and One Teen Story here
Amazon Kindle subscriptions for One Story
can be purchased here
, and for One Teen Story here
. If you are using the Kindle App on another device, you’ll need to download the Kindle App from that device’s App Store. Please note that Kindle subscribers must manage their accounts via Amazon.
Does a print subscription to One Story grant me access to digital content?
Missing / Late issue:
I haven’t gotten the latest issue. Is there something wrong with my subscription?
Our issues mail on the issue date which you can find on our issue pages for One Story
and One Teen Story
. They can take several weeks to travel. Some really take their time. Please be patient and let us know if you skip an issue. We’ll send the missed issue out as soon as possible.
When will my first issue arrive?
It usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks for a subscription to start. The confirmation email you received when you subscribed will tell you your start issue. Our issues mail on the issue date which you can find on our stories
page. They can take between 1 and 3 weeks to travel in the mail. Some really take their time.
How can I change my address?
To change your address, please go to our login
page and enter the email you used to subscribe. There you can also choose your login password. If there is no email address on your account (this can happen if you subscribed via the mail or if you were given One Story
or One Teen Story
as a gift) use our customer service contact
form to have one appended to your account. We will confirm that it has been added and you can then manage your subscription on your own.
Why do you need my email address?
We use an email address as a unique identifier. It becomes your login name. We will not sell or rent email addresses at any time. If you have checked that you would like to be on our mailing list we will use your email to send information about your subscription and information about One Story events and authors. We do our best to use your email sparingly since we all have far too much mail clogging our boxes.
Do you sell or rent any of my personal information?
From time to time we may rent our list of subscribers and submitters (mailing addresses) to like minded organizations for a one time only use. This is an additional source of revenue for One Story and allows us to continue publishing. We do not and will not rent or sell phone numbers or email addresses since we believe contact by phone or email is simply too intrusive. If you would prefer that we do not rent your name and mailing address, please use the contact
page to request to be removed from this list.
Can I order single back issues?
Can I order single digital back issues?
We are currently working on digitizing our entire back catalog.
Is there a large print version of One Story or One Teen Story available?
Subscribers needing a large print version can use one of our digital platforms, all of which allow the reader to enlarge the type.
Does One Story or One Teen Story accept advertising?
No. One Story and One Teen Story are advertising free publications.
Editorial / Submissions:
What is the status of my submission?
You can check the status of your submissions at any time by logging into your account
means that your story has been received and is in our database. We usually can respond within 4-12 weeks, but it sometimes takes longer. If you don’t hear back within that time, please be patient.
Will you send me comments on my story?
No. One Story and One Teen Story receive close to 100 submissions each week. Please understand that we do not have time to comment on individual stories.
Can I change the story I submitted with an updated draft?
Can I send a story that is over 8000 words or shorter than 3000 words?
Do you consider translations?
Does One Story or One Teen Story accept simultaneous submissions?
Yes but please let us know if a piece is accepted elsewhere so that we can withdraw it from consideration.
Website / Login:
I forgot my password. What do I do?
Go to our Login Help
page to reset your account password.
Jobs / Internships:
I’d like to work for One Story. Do you have an internship program?
One Story is seeking volunteer readers to join its team. Readers commit to read and assess submissions on a weekly basis and attend remote reader meetings every other month. All work can be done remotely. Applicants should have an interest in short fiction and be familiar with the magazine and the work we publish. This position is unpaid; however, readers receive a subscription to the magazine and free admission to One Story’s online educational programming.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to jobs with ONE STORY READER in the subject line. In your cover letter, please mention two issues of One Story that resonated with you and why.
One Story Inc. is committed to inclusivity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, nationality, marital status, parental status, military service, or disability. People of color, disabled people, veterans, and LGBTQIA people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship:
Is this fellowship open to applicants outside the United States?
When I login to SlideRoom, I can’t find a listing for the fellowship. Where is it?
Does any Master’s Degree disqualify? Or just a M.A. or M.F.A. in Creative Writing?
If you have advanced degrees in Creative Writing, English, or Literature (in any language) you are ineligible to apply.
I’ve written a textbook. Does that disqualify me from applying to this fellowship?
No. Textbooks will not disqualify you from applying for this fellowship. But any published book of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or memoir does. This includes books published by large and small presses, books published electronically, and self-published books.
I’ve edited an anthology. Does that disqualify me from applying to this fellowship?
No. Only published books of your own writing will disqualify you from applying.
I have a book under contract with an agent and/or publisher. Am I still eligible to apply?
No. If you get an agent or a book contract after you apply, you must immediately withdraw your application.
I have self-published a book. Am I still eligible to apply?
No. Self-published counts as published.
I published a book in another language. Am I still eligible to apply?
No. Books published in other languages count as published books.
I’ve been published by One Story (or have a forthcoming publication with One Story). Can I apply for this fellowship?
No. The purpose of this fellowship is for One Story to open new doors and make new connections with new writers. If you are published by One Story, that connection has already been established.
I’ve been employed by One Story, or have volunteered for One Story as a reader. Can I apply for this fellowship?
No. To keep the judgement of this fellowship fair and impartial, we are excluding anyone who has worked or volunteered for One Story in the past or present.