I think about it all the time, but I have yet to post about my favorite literary magazine in the world, One Story.
The magazine is just what it sounds like: one story per issue. I have a shelf filled with their colorful stapled spines.
One Story is perfect for a pocket, for a walk, for paper companionship. It's bitesize --- eighteen delicious bites a year.
And One Story *is* delicious. The reason it's my favorite is because it is the most consistently excellent venue for short fiction I know. There have been a couple duds, but even in those cases, the stories weren't lousy.
I like One Story so much that I don't mind them rejecting me. I hate hate hate being rejected by magazines that publish work of a lower quality than my own, but One Story maintains consistent excellence and so I cannot complain.
And: One Story has a dapper website than includes an interview with each author. I like that.
I can't recommend a literary rag more highly; if you've been looking for one to subscribe to, send your $21 here (only $18 to renew!). You won't regret it.
12/17/08 11:17 PM