We’ve just heard that Glimmer Train, one of the Cadillacs of the literary magazine world, has come around to the good sense we advise to short story writers. Submit simultaneously, to several publications at once. Life is too short to wait for a reading.

Glimmer Train is changing things to read more stories, a rare and positive move in the lit journal world. The publication is already the home to thick sheaf of contests, which now have tighter deadlines to free up your stories faster. You learn much sooner if you’ve won, or can move on.

Details on the submission changes are at the Glimmer Train Web site. There’s also a nice little interview with award winning writer Roy Parvin, talking about place. Don’t forget, the Glimmer Train folks publish a couple of Guides to Writing Fiction — Building Blocks and Inspiration and Discipline.

The magazine’s Fiction Open closes December 31. $20 to submit, but they do good work for writers.

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