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Open to all writers.

Stories not to exceed 12,000 words.(No minimum, though it's rare for a piece under 500 words
to read as a full story.)

Held three times a year: Open to submissions in JANUARY, MAY, SEPTEMBER.

  Next deadline: September 30.*


January results by April 30.
May results by August 31.
September results by December 31.

Reading fee: $0 per story. Please, no more than three submissions per submission month.

Payment for accepted stories:

$700, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies of that issue.

Please make your submissions at Glimmer Train's online submission site.
We look forward to reading your work!

* There is always a one-week grace period.


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 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.

Glimmer Train Press, PO Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280-1430 USA
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