Glimmer Train: Closing to Submissions on May 31st

Written by Emily Harstone | May 8, 2015

Glimmer Train exclusively publishes fiction. It was started by two sisters in 1999. Work originally published in 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.

Glimmer Train is respected, established, and it loves to take chances on new authors. They publish some of the most compelling fiction in the market. Being published by them sets your work apart and also opens up opportunities for your work to be republished in prestigious anthologies.

Glimmer Train accepts less than 1 percent of the work submitted to them. They have an easy to use submission manager. Stories should not exceed 12,000 words. They have no official minimum, although they rarely accept stories under 500 words in length.

The next deadline is May 31st. They always offer a one week grace period after that deadline. If you submit by that deadline you will hear from them by the end of August. If your work is accepted you will be paid $700 and receive 10 copies of the issue your work appears in.

They do not accept reprints. If your work is selected by them, they expect first publication rights. After they publish your work the rights revert back to you, you just must credit them if the work appears in anthologies, other journals, or in your own collection of short stories.

If you are interested in submitting to Glimmer Train, please visit their website here: www.glimmertrain.com. The website is a little awkwardly organized, so it can sometimes be difficult to find exactly what you are looking for. Their guidelines can be found here.