I’ve been smitten with a wonderful source of short fiction: One Story. A non-profit literary magazine, One Story publishes one story at a time in a print format small enough to fit into a small bag or purse. The stories are between 3,000 and 8,000 words long, and so most can be read in one sitting. I’ve been a subscriber for only a short time, but already I’ve enjoyed stories ranging from the hilarious yet strangely poignant “Bar Joke, Arizona” by Sam Allingham to the deceptively simple “Familial Kindness” by Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum. One Story is dedicated to publishing new writers as well as those with long lists of publications such as Ron Carlson.
Subscription and submission information can be found at the One Story website as well as other great features including interviews with writers, news of reading events, and reader discussions. Enjoy!