So many stories we've read since we started.
A person might think they'd begin to seem all the same, but they don't.
Without fail, the stories we read each month move, surprise, and change us.
We are grateful to the writers for this gift, and to you, dear readers, for completing
the circle, for opening yourself to their generous offerings.

We two sisters read every story ourselves, and we pay writers
over $50,000 a year (almost 3/4 of that to emerging writers).

We will be accepting submissions through May 15.
We are eager to read yours!


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.