Patrick Ryan new Editor in Chief of One Teen Story

PRyanWe are delighted to announce that Patrick Ryan will be joining our staff as One Teen Story’s new Editor-in-Chief.

Patrick Ryan is the author of the story collection Send Me and three novels for young adults: Saints of Augustine, In Mike We Trust, and Gemini Bites. His stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Tin House, One Story, The Iowa Review, Yale Review and elsewhere. From 2009 to 2013, he was the associate editor of Granta, where he commissioned, edited, and published work that went on to appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, The Best American Non-Required Reading, The PEN O’Henry Prize Stories, and The Pushcart Prize anthology.

Ryan is also the author of One Story Issue #53 “So Much for Artemis,” which was re-printed as a promotional issue of One Teen Story, when the magazine first launched. Patrick Ryan will replace former Editor-in-Chief Pei-Ling Lue, who took One Teen Story through its first year, publishing authors such as Matt de la Peña and Francesca Lia Block.

“It’s a terrific honor,” Ryan said. “One Teen Story has already shown us that lovers of young adult fiction are as eager for short stories as they are novels, and I’m very excited to be coming on board.”

“Patrick Ryan understands both sides of the publishing desk—as an editor and also a writer,” said One Story co-founder and Editor in Chief Hannah Tinti. “He played a huge part in raising Granta’s profile over the past few years, and is a force for good in the literary world. We’re so lucky to have him joining us.”

“We’ve seen such enthusiasm for One Teen Story this past year from readers and writers,” said Publisher Maribeth Batcha, “and are excited that Patrick Ryan will be joining our team at this crucial time. Having published three young adult novels of his own, Patrick is uniquely qualified to build on this support and increase One Teen Story’s visibility and reach in the Young Adult world. We look forward to working with him on this growing publication.”

One Teen Story is a literary magazine for young adult readers of every age. Each issue features one amazing short story about the teen experience. One Teen Story is published by One Story, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that publishes One Story, the award-winning publication that features the best of today’s literary short fiction. One Story, Inc. is supported by individual contributors and by foundations and corporations including the National Endowment for the Arts, NYSCA, and For more information, visit

UPDATE: Read Patrick Ryan’s interview with Ron Charles in today’s Washington Post!

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