Monday, May 22, 2006

I recently subscribed to the American fiction magazine, Glimmer Train, and have read the two issues I've received so far cover to cover. It's the best short story magazine I've read so far, so I'm pasting below an email I've just received from them:

Dear Readers and Writers,
In these crazy times we have to keep our eyes on the things that matter most: the life and health of our families, our communities, the planet. And to keep our sanity, some of us need to reserve a bit of time for reading and for writing.
If you already subscribe to Glimmer Train Stories and Writers Ask, we two sisters thank you so much for your support.
Glimmer Train Stories is an intimate collection of beautifully written, emotionally affecting, literary short fiction by both established and emerging talents. Although each quarterly issue is quite handsome, there's nothing commercial about it. There are no ads. And rather than simple lists of professional achievements, each author bio provides readers with a most unusual and personal glimpse into the writer's life. Find out what we're publishing these days—the very best of all the wonderful fiction that is submitted to us. Subscribe, and you'll find yourself eager to check the mailbox as each new season arrives.
Writers Ask is a different animal. It looks like a newsletter—16 big pages, no ads—but you'll find no news in it. Instead you'll read the insights and perspectives of dozens of well-respected authors talking about their techniques, their personal and professional challenges, and what they teach their creative-writing students. Especially valuable to writers, it's also great reading for the seriously curious.
Subscribe online: Thank you.
Warm regards,
Sisters and co-editors

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