Glimmer Train Fiction Open — Submit Til June 30 2014

Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open

Deadline: June 30, 2014


1st place wins $2,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.

2nd place wins $1,000 and possible publication.

3rd place wins $600 or, if published, $700.

Other considerations:
Open to all subjects, all themes, and every writer. (50% of last year’s Fiction Open winners were their authors’ first published stories.)
Word count: Most submissions to the Fiction Open run 2,000 to 8,000 words, but from 2,000 to 20,000-word stories are fine. Writing Guidelines
Reading fee is $20 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the September 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Stories accepted for publication are presented in a highly regarded print publication where literary short fiction persists in the real world and beyond the next post.

We look forward to reading your work!

Glimmer Train has been discovering, publishing, and paying emerging writers since 1990.

One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, New Stories from the Midwest, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the South, Best American Mystery Stories, Best of the West, and Best American Short Stories

Every story published in Glimmer Train is unsolicited. And every year, we pay out over $50,000 to fiction writers.


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