Very Short & Fiction Open, deadline 4/30

Very Short & Fiction Open, deadline 4/30



1st place | $2,000

2nd place | $500*

3rd place | $300*

300-3,000 words

$16 reading fee

Writing Guidelines


1st place | $3,000

2nd place | $1,000

3rd place | $600*

3,000-20,000 words

$21 reading fee

Writing Guidelines

All stories are read and considered for publication. Those chosen for publication will appear in Glimmer Train Stories, and receive $700 and 10 copies of that issue. Winners and finalists will be announced in the July 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.

Both categories are open to all. (Over the last three years, 48% of our winning stories were their authors’ first print publications.)

I always set out to write a story of twelve pages. This is my dream length, and if you look at the table of contents, you’ll see that I’ve failed with every story. None is on target. They have their own ideas about how long they ought to be, and they have their ways of making me listen.—Robert Boswell, interviewed by Andrew Scott

We look forward to reading your work!

Discovering, publishing, and paying emerging writers since 1990.

One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train continues to actively champion emerging writers. The magazine is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, New Stories from the Midwest, the O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the South, Best of the West, New Stories from the Southwest, Best American Short Stories, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading.

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2017 Submission Calendar

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