WHAT'S A SLUSH PILE?
Some call it a "slush pile," which sounds like it would require waders and a strong stomach, but in fact, the slush pile is our story pipeline. We have no assistants. Susan and I started Glimmer Train because we wanted to read the great short fiction being written by emerging voices, and to publish the very best in a handsome print publication that would endure. When we dive into reading stories, we are prepared to be moved, surprised, and changed; we are never disappointed. Thank you for letting us read your work.