One Story

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.

Market Submission Schedule
  • Submission Window - Jan 15, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 (Ends 71 days from now)
  • Submission Window - Sep 1, 2018 thru Nov 14, 2018 (Begins 163 days from now)

Market Genres, Styles & Subjects

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Short Story
3000 to 7500 words
6 cents/word

7500 to 8000 words
6 cents/word

Market Submission Types
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Reprints?: No
Multiple Submissions?: No
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes

Market Response Data
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There are 78 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
6 min | 70.11 mean avg | 79 median | 340 max days
98.71% (40.25% of rejections are personal)
Dead Letters:
Never Responded:
23 pending responses (0 min | 77 mean avg | 27 median | 1033 max days waiting)
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