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Glimmer Train Stories
About Glimmer Train Stories: Discovering, publishing, and paying emerging writers for literary short fiction since 1990.
PO Box 80430
Portland, Oregon 97280
Phone: (503) 221-0836
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: year-round Response time: 6-12 weeks Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1055-7520 Founded: 1990 Issues per year: 4 Distributors: Source Interlink, Small Changes, Ubiquity Average pages: 210 Sample copy (postpaid): $14 Copy Price: $14 Subscription (Ind/Inst): $38
Publisher’s Description: We genuinely welcome new writers and are happy to consider any original short story that has not previously enjoyed print publication. Authors of accepted stories are paid generously and their work is published in a broadly distributed and highly regarded physical publication that persists in the real world and beyond the next post.
Every online submission in every category is read by us, and we don't stop reading for a contest just because we've found a good story. We also have three Standard (no-fee) reading months a year, so no one will be prevented from submitting their work for lack of funds. (The Slush Pile, Reader/Writer Comments)
If you read Glimmer Train, you know that we go to some lengths to honor and support our contributors and their writing. We hope you’ll let us read yours! Writing Guidelines. We welcome your submissions here.
In a recent Best American Short Stories, of the top “100 distinguished short stories,” six appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, second only to the New Yorker. Of those six, two were those authors’ first stories accepted for publication. Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers is offered in the months of February, May, August, and November, and is open to any writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation greater than 5000.
#87: Stories by: Brad Beauregard, Silas Dent Zobal, Syed Ali Haider, Edwin Rozic, Kim Brooks, Matthew Vollmer, Michael Horton, J.A. Howard, Nic Brown, Raymond Philip Asaph, and Anne Walsh Miller. Also: Interview with Matt Bondurant by Lori Ann Stephens. Silenced Voices: Robert Wanyonyi, by Sara Whyatt.
#86 features stories by: Jonathan Freiberger (winner of the December Fiction Open), Joseph Vastano, Tracy Guzeman, Meredith Luby, Abe Gaustad, Jennie Lin, Adva Levin, David Goguen (recipient of the November Short Story Award for New Writers), and William Akin. Also: Interviews with William Gay (recently deceased author of The Long Home, Provences of Night, and I Hate to See the Evening Sun Go Down) by Sybil Baker, and Josh Rolnick (author of Pulp and Paper) by Eric Wasserman. Silenced Voices: Enoh Meyomesse (writer and political activist in Cameroon), by Cathal Sheerin.
#85 features stories by Karen Malley (winner of Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers), Edward Hardy, Sanja Jagesic (winner of Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award), Susan Messer, Janis Hubschman, Clark Knowles, Baird Harper, Marjorie Celona, and Sari Rose. Interview with Pinckney Benedict, author of Miracle Boy and Other Stories. Sara Whyatt’s article on detained writers focuses this time on Iranian blogger Hossain Derackhshan.
last updated 05/20/2013