Glimmer Train – April 30 Deadline!

Posted on April 21, 2010


Glimmer Train accepts submissions throughout the year, but they also have periodic contests for specific types of submissions. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript for their Family Matters theme, you will need to do so by April 30.

Submission fee is $15.00.

Find more specific details below and by visiting the Glimmer Train website.

Good luck!


Deadline: April 30
  • 1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies.
  • 2nd-place: $500 and possible publication.
  • 3rd-place: $300 and possible publication.
Results post on June 30. Winning story will be published in Issue 80.
Other considerations:
  • Open to all writers.
  • Pieces should be original, unpublished stories about family.
  • Please, no longer than 12,000 words. Any shorter lengths are welcome.
  • Reading fee is $15 per story.
  • This category has stimulated lots of questions about fiction/nonfiction/ creative nonfiction, since many people have significant real-life stories to write. It seems to us that many fiction submissions are heavily rooted in actual experience, which is entirely fine with us, but submissions should read like fiction and anything we publish will be presented as fiction.

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