This is a great venue. If you win, you win international attention. The attention of agents. An opening to the larger publishing world.
|New Writer Award: 1st place $2,500 and publication. Deadline: 6/30. (The Fiction Open and Very Short grace periods end on 5/10.)||Dorothy Howland Burmeister in Bellmore NY, 1947|
|Open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.)|
|The 1st-place winner will be published in Glimmer Train and will receive $2,500 and 10 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-place win $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the September 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.|
|Most submissions run 1,000 – 5,000 words, but stories as long as 12,000 words are fine. Writing Guidelines|
|Once you start writing, you start listening really carefully, looking at everything around you really carefully, and the world opens up in wonderful ways because you’re paying so much attention to everything you’re exposed to.—Lee Smith|
|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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