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One Story Magazine

Age limit: None
One Story is seeking literary fiction. Because of our format, we can only accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. They can be any style and on any subject as long as they are good. We are looking for stories that leave readers feeling satisfied and are strong enough to stand alone. We are looking for previously unpublished work, but if yours has only been printed outside of the United States, we will consider it. We also accept simultaneous submissions, however, please notify us immediately if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.

If your story is accepted, One Story pays $500 and 25 contributors copies for First Serial North American rights. All rights will revert to the author following publication.

Submission periods: January 15th to May 31st and September 8th to November 14th (annually)

Final Deadline:

1st round: 31st May 2nd round: 14th Nov.

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