All Aboard the Glimmer Train!

If you like to write (or read) short fiction, I recommend checking out Glimmer Train Press, an independent quarterly literary journal started in 1990 by two sisters in Portland, Oregon who personally read all submissions.

www.glimmertrain.com is packed with information about the journal and detailed writing guidelines and FAQ’s about submitting your work for consideration for publication.

Submissions must be original, unpublished fiction. They do not publish novels, poems, or stories for children.

You can select either standard or competition submission. There are no reading fees for standard submission and you receive $700 if your story is accepted for publication. There is a $15-20 reading fee for competition submissions, but the payout is higher.

You can also purchase a subscription to Glimmer Train for $36/yr or $58 for two years. Each issue is about 200 pages (8-12 stories). Back issues are available for $12 each.

They also publish Writers Ask, a quarterly 16 page non-newsletter for writers packed with information on writing from accomplished literary writers and mentors. A one year subscription is $20, or $33 for two years. Back issues are available for $6 each.

Whether you’re an experienced writer or a novice, this journal provides an opportunity for you to get your short fiction published. Give it a try, and drop me a line if your submission is accepted for publication- I’ll be cheering for you!

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I appreciate the heads up about this journal (and also the post about the writers’ groups–I never thought of checking on line). I’ll be checking back for more info on writing. Thank you.

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  2. You’re so welcome, Kym. I’m glad you found something useful here!

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  3. What a wonderful resource! I am going to check them out.

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  4. Glimmer Train’s free bulletin is a terrific resource–and online writer’s groups let you work with people you’d never get to otherwise. My most-trusted beta readers are people I’ve never even met!

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