Susan and Linda started Glimmer Train in 1990 to publish great literary fiction by established and emerging short-story writers. We have, from the beginning, paid our contributors with real dollars as well as with copies. In a year’s time we pay writers over $50,000, nearly a third of that going to new writers.”


Glimmer Train is one of my favorite literary magazines, mostly because they’re focused on the welfare of their writers. Run by two sisters, GT is one of the kindest website experiences for the up and coming writer looking for submission opportunities I’ve ever visited. Their payment is more than generous, and they’re committed to publishing new voices. 

Pays on acceptance, and publishes an average of 15 months past that (according to the 2014 Writer’s Market). Simultaneously submissions are OK, and editors respond around two months after submission. Their genre is literary fiction, and they have five submission categories, including regular magazine submissions and type contests.

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go for it my writer friends!

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