Big news for teen authors!

A sample cover of the new young adult literary magazine One Teen Story.

Today, One Story magazine, one of the finest, most respected voices in literary publishing, announced that they are launching an offshoot just for teen authors, One Teen Story.

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!

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2 thoughts on “Big news for teen authors!

  1. Ha. Upon navigating to the website, I decided that OneStory would be a perfect Christmas gift for my dad. Thank you for making my life lots easier. Buying presents for him is so hard!!! How long are the stories, generally?

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