We'll be accepting stories through May 15, 2019. and publishing our final issue in October of 2019!  (See full details.) We happily anticipate reading like mad over the year ahead!

We know how much goes into writing a story you care about. Glimmer Train tries to set the bar for treating writers with respect, and continues - after 28 years - to actively champion emerging writers. 

Visit www.glimmertrain.org to see our complete Submission Calendar.


I was just describing what my experience has been like to another writer I've been encouraging…explaining that you are honest, and a force for good, and that sets a tone that comes through in everything, and produces all its own evidence, as all good work being done out of love does, and that's what makes Glimmer Train different.  It's the two of you, it's personal, and it matters.  There is no warmer home for writers than what you two have built.  And I feel so fortunate to have found my home early, because it's made such a difference, and by some strange magic, always when I've needed it the most.—Gabe Herron


We are eager to read your stories!

Susan & Linda  

Sisters and co-editors
www.glimmertrain.org  

Ends on February 28, 2019$21.00
$21.00

CONTEST GUIDELINES
Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers! Most entries run from 3000 to 6000 words, but we invite stories up to 28,000 words.


PRIZES
 

  • 1st place wins $3000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.
  • 2nd place wins $1000 and, if accepted for publication, 10 copies.
  • 3rd place wins $600 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies.

 READING FEE: $21


DEADLINE: February 28


All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.


ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: May 1


We look forward to reading your story!

WRITING GUIDELINES

The final Very Short Fiction Award is open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome. Word count range: 300 - 3000.

PRIZES:

  • 1st place wins $2000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies. 
  • 2nd place wins $500 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
  • 3rd place wins $300 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies.

READING FEE: $16

DEADLINE: February 28

All contests have a one-week grace period.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: May 1


We look forward to reading your story!


Glimmer Train Press