Applications to the workshop are now closed. Thanks to everyone who registered.

Ann Napolitano

In-Person Workshop
at the One Story Office
With Associate Editor
Ann Napolitano

November 1st - December 7th, 2017
(no class on November 22nd)
Application Fee: $10
Price: $490
Member Price*: $450

Whether you’re struggling with a first draft or a tenth, One Story’s Fall Workshop will help you develop a clear plan for revising your manuscript. Along the way, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of fiction’s inner workings, become part of a close-knit literary community, and work with your instructor, author and One Story Associate Editor Ann Napolitano. The class will consist of no more than 10 students and will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at the One Story Inc. office in Gowanus, Brooklyn.


Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm’s Reach and the associate editor at One Story. She received an MFA from New York University; she has taught fiction writing for Brooklyn College’s MFA program, New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and for Gotham Writers’ Workshop. For more information please visit

Application Guidelines:

This workshop is open to fiction writers 21 years of age and older.

The deadline to apply for the workshop is Friday, October 20th, 2017. There is a $10 application fee. All submissions must be sent through One Story’s Submission Manager. Choose the genre “In-Person Workshop” when submitting your application. Admissions to this class are rolling. Applicants will be notified of acceptance no later than October 25th.

We are seeking applicants who are excited about a career in fiction writing and ready for a fun and productive workshop. Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their portfolio and their personal statement.

The Portfolio:

Your submitted portfolio should contain up to 20 pages of fiction that you would like to receive feedback on during the workshop. The manuscript you submit will be what is workshopped in class. Submissions should follow this format:

The Personal Statement:

On the submission form in the “comments” box, please include a 150 - 300 word personal statement explaining why you would like to attend the ​workshop and where you are in your writing career. Applications without a personal statement will not be considered.

Applications to the workshop are now closed. Thanks to everyone who registered.


Application Fee: $10
Workshop Fee: $490 (Member Price*: $450)

Member Discount: In order to qualify for our member discount, you must be a member at the time of registration. Please note that the discount is for our members only. Members commit to annual donations and receive benefits that allow them to participate in the organization in more meaningful ways. Not all One Story subscribers are members. If you’d like to find out more about becoming a member, you can do so here.

Refund Policy: One Story class payment is non-refundable after the class’s start date. For questions about the refund policy, or if you are unable to take the class after you have registered, please contact maribeth.

If you have any questions, please contact lena.