Each year, together with the Talve-Goodman Family, One Story magazine awards one writer the Adina Talve-Goodman Fellowship. Honoring the memory of Adina Talve-Goodman (Author & former One Story Managing Editor), this educational fellowship offers a year-long mentorship on the craft of fiction writing with One Story magazine. Our hope is to give a writer outside of the fold a significant boost in their career. Previous winners include Nay Saysourinho , Arvin Ramgoolam, Diana Veiga, and Ani Cooney.

The Fellow Receives:

  • Free tuition for a year to all One Story online classes.
  • Admission to One Story’s Writer’s Circle.
  • Stipend ($2,000) and tuition to attend One Story’s week-long online summer writers’ conference, which includes craft lectures, an intensive fiction workshop, and panels with literary agents and publishers.
  • A full manuscript review and consultation with One Story Executive Editor Hannah Tinti (story collection or novel in progress up to 150 pages/35,000 words).


This fellowship calls for an early-career writer of fiction who has not yet published a book and is not currently nor has ever been enrolled in an advanced degree program (such as an MA or MFA) in Creative Writing, English, or Literature, and has no plans to attend one in the coming calendar year. We are seeking writers whose work speaks to issues and experiences related to inhabiting bodies of difference. This means writing that centers, celebrates, or reclaims being marginalized through the lens of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, religion, illness, disability, trauma, migration, displacement, dispossession, or imprisonment. All applicants must be at least 21 years of age. For complete details, please visit www.one-story.com.