It’s that time of year again: open submissions! Do you have stories about family, and are interested in submitting your work?

Submit to the Glimmer Train Press! Click the links below to get started:

The deadline is 9/30, and First place means publication in Issue 96 and an award of $1,500! Second and Third place winners will also receive a cash award, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700.

General Rules: stories up 12,000 words are welcome. There is a reading fee, but it is only $15 per story. Lastly, there can be no more than 3 submissions per category.

In the past, Glimmer Train has acknowledged past CSUN students and alumni for their work, including Karlee Johnson, Justin La Torre, and Gina Srmabekian.

So if you’ve got a good family story that needs some reading, send it to the lovely ladies over at Glimmer Train.

Feel free to check out their other categories: Very short fiction, Short Story Award for New Writers, Fiction Open, and others to see if you’d be interesting in submitting your work at a later time.

This Fall, dig through those piles and piles of work-shopped papers–and find something to submit! Now’s the time.