Glimmer Train: Earn $700 for Literary Fiction Stories

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Glimmer Train magazine is seeking original fiction stories up to a maximum of 12,000 words. Please, do no submit reprinted work.

Glimmer Train is a highly regarded literary print publication that is renowned for publishing great fiction. The editors aspire to publish literary short stories that are emotionally significant and that add depth and breadth to real life.

The editors of Glimmer Train are happy to consider any original short story that has not previously appeared in a print publication. Please do not submit novels, poetry or stories written for children.

Excerpt from the website:

” One of our greatest pleasures is being the first to publish a great story by an emerging voice.”

Glimmer Train offers five different submission categories, each of which has its own reading period.

Standard Category: Accepts submissions of any short fiction work up to a maximum of 12,000 words during January, May and September only. Payment is $700, plus 10 copies of the issue in which the story is published.

Family Matters Award: Accepts submissions for fictional stories about families up to a maximum of 12,000 words during March and September only. Reading fee is $15. 1st place prize is $1,500. Check guidelines for deadline dates.

Fiction Open Award: Accepts submissions for all fictional stories across any theme or genre. Word count approximately 8,000 words, although longer stories up to 20,000 words are acceptable. Submissions accepted during June and December only. Reading fee is $20. 1st place prize is $2,500, plus 20 copies of the issue in which the story is published. Check guidelines for deadline dates.

Short Story Award for New Writers: Competition is only open to new writers whose fiction has not been published in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Word count is up to a maximum of 12,000 words. Submissions accepted during February, May, August and November only. Reading fee is $15. 1st place prize is $1,500, plus 20 copies of the issue in which the story is published. Check guidelines for deadline dates.

Very Short Fiction Award: Accepts submissions for fiction stories that have not been previously published up to a maximum of 3,000 words. Submissions are accepted during January, April, July and October only. Reading fee is $15. 1st place prize is $1,500, plus 20 copies of the issue in which the story is published. Check guidelines for deadline dates.

Standard submission guidelines for Glimmer Train magazine are here: http://www.glimmertrain.com/standard.html 

You can read the full writer’s submission guidelines here: http://www.glimmertrain.com/writguid1.html 

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