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    Glimmer Train has been discovering and publishing emerging writers since 1990. These are the things Glimmer Train hopes to do: - Publish literary short stories that were emotionally significant. We knew that at its best, a story could add depth and breadth to real life, and those were the stories we wanted to print. - Present stories in a handsome physical publication that people would keep, giving the stories the long lives and future readings they deserved. - Keep a keen eye out for new voices, favoring pieces by emerging writers. - Permanently have a no-reading-fee category (our "standard" category) so no writer would be prevented from making submissions because of finances. - Pay writers well for stories we accepted for publication. (In a year's time now, we pay over $45,000 to writers, nearly a third of that to emerging writers.) Upcoming Very Short Fiction Contest We invite you to submit your very short stories (maximum word count 3,000) within the next 21 days. Reading fee is $15 per story; please, no more than three submissions per contest. Open to all writers. Any short story that has not appeared in print, nor been accepted by a print publication, is welcome! Maximum length: 3000 words Held twice a year: Open to submissions in January and July. January Deadline: January 31 Submissions at: Glimmer Train's online submission site Prizes:
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    My latest contribution to Being Latino. Take a read and get involved! "Metiche or metichi, the Spanish adjective that negatively describes a person as meddlesome or nosey, is not usually a flattering compliment. In my Mexican culture, I was regularly reprimanded as a young girl for being a metiche, as my constant curiosity and people-watching habit would find me staring, when in public. To date, I cannot read or work out in public as my fascination for my fellow beings is simple intense. However, don’t take it as a critical judgment, it is an admiration for the human condition and diverse perspective. So, yes, I continue to be a strong example of what it is to be a constructive metiche, with a genuine motive for awareness and understanding. Therefore, when invited to Latino community engagements I clear my calendar in order to attend these public events and be the best metiche possible." Continue Reading  

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