I’ve been a huge fan of One Story since I first met publisher Hannah Tinti at an AWP conference some six years ago. And I’ve been a huge fan of promoting creative writing among teens since I was a teen writer myself — I started my first novel when I was in seventh grade, writing in a spiral notebook during English class with the strong encouragement of my English teacher Billie C. Hoffmann. So this combination of champions of contemporary literature and the young authors aspiring to join the literary ranks is beautiful, almost as if I’d dreamed it myself.
If you know a teenager who’s into writing fiction, or if you are a teenager into writing fiction (that goes double for you young authors I worked with in the Teen Summer Creative Writing Workshops at Platteville Public Library back when I lived in Wisconsin!), or if you’re a fan of young adult literature, or if you’re a middle school or high school teacher, or if you’re a public or school librarian, or if you’re just a fan of great writing period: go check out One Teen Story!