One Story is a paying literary magazine that publishes just one story at a time. Subscribers receive one curated and edited work of short fiction each month in the mail or on their digital devices. This forum is “an award-winning, not-for-profit literary publishing committed to the art form of the short story and the authors who write them” and mentorship.
They seek good-quality, unpublished literary fiction stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words on any subject and in any style. However, if a story has been published in print outside of North America, it could be considered. Translations are also welcomed.
Entry Fee: None
Payment: One Story pays US$500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.
Deadlines/ Reading Periods
January 15th to May 31st and from September 3rd to November 14th
- Submissions are made by setting up an account and via the online Submission Manager HERE. You can check your status through their automated system.
- Format: PDF, RTF, and TXT files that are less than 500KB. Please include the story title and all writer contact info on the first page of the submitted file.
- Simultaneous submissions are accepted but please notify them immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.
Full submission guidelines are HERE.
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