“Glimmer Train” – open for short-story submissions, but closing its doors in May 2019

“Unplug yourself from the hurly-burly of life on a regular basis so your subconscious has time to make some good compost.” Susan Burmeister-Brown, Interview with Susan Burmeister-Brown, Every Writer

Linda Swanson-Davies and Susan Burmeister-Brown, two sisters who co-founded and co-edit the well-regarded 28-year-old short story magazine, Glimmer Trainhave announced on the site that they will read through May 2019 and publish a last issue in October 2019. Given the esteem this magazine holds in the minds and hearts of readers, writers, and the publishing industry, it seems proper to feature their final calls in a separate post from regular Sunday Announcements.

I’m sure we’re all sorry to see the end of Glimmer Train but we thank Susan and Linda for their years of service and wish them well.

Currently open in Glimmer-Train:

  • Sept/October 2018 Short Story Award for New Writers closes on November 10, 2018. Entry fee: $18.
  • Standard Submission closes on November 20, 2018.  Reading fee: $2.
  • Nov/Dec 2018 Family Matters contests closes on January 2, 2019. Entry fee: $18.

Details HERE.


Poet and writer, I was once columnist and the associate editor of a regional employment publication. Currently I run this site, The Poet by Day, an information hub for poets and writers. I am the managing editor of The BeZine published by The Bardo Group Beguines (originally The Bardo Group), a virtual arts collective I founded.  I am a weekly contributor to Beguine Again, a site showcasing spiritual writers.

My work is featured in a variety of publications and on sites, including: Levure littéraure, Ramingo’s PorchVita Brevis Literature,Compass Rose, Connotation Press, The River Journal, The Bar None GroupSalamander CoveSecond LightI Am Not a Silent PoetMeta / Phor(e) /Play, and California Woman