Twenty Years of One Story: How We Did It, Sponsored by CLMP

119AB, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level
Thursday, March 24, 2022
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Cofounders of the award-winning literary nonprofit, One Story, share the highs, lows, and bumps in the road on their twenty-year journey. Most literary magazines open and fold in three years, but in 2002, Maribeth Batcha and Hannah Tinti launched a tiny zine celebrating the short story and eventually grew their organization into a literary nonprofit that is still going strong. If you’re thinking of launching a lit mag or facing challenges as a small press or literary nonprofit, this is the panel for you!

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_EVENT_OUTLINE-One-Story-2022.pdf



Maribeth Batcha is the publisher and cofounder of One Story. She has a BA from New York University and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.

Hannah Tinti is the author of Animal Crackers,The Good Thief, and The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley. She is also cofounder and executive editor of One Story magazine. She teaches at New York University's MFA program.


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