This week’s edition of Monday Markets has a magazine for people who are interested in genealogy, as well as one that publishes fiction only.
From the Web Site:
- Our style is bright, breezy, helpful and encouraging. We’re NOT an academic journal or a genealogy-research journal.
- Please read a copy of the magazine before querying.
- For writers new to Family Tree Magazine, we are most open to short submissions for Branching Out (lively, newsy upfront section) and brief writeups of new resources for family history buffs for our Toolkit section. We also invite short, amusing stories of “the lighter side of family history” for our Everything’s Relative page.
- Query with specific suggestions on accompanying sidebars, tip boxes, resource lists and other elements, as well as ideas for content that might be appropriate for posting on our Web site.
- Articles need to be broad in scope to appeal to a general audience, yet narrow enough to support specific, useful information. “Getting Started with the National Archives” might be a good article for us; “1840 North Carolina Census Records” is not.
- We do NOT publish personal experience stories (except in Everything’s Relative) or the histories of specific families. Nor do we publish generic family or parenting articles—keep in mind that our focus is family history.
From the Web Site:
Glimmer Train welcomes the work of established and upcoming writers.
We especially appreciate stories that are both well written and emotionally engaging. Please let us read yours! If it is chosen for publication in Glimmer Train Stories, you will be paid upon acceptance. Your story will be prepared with care, and presented in a handsome, highly regarded literary journal to readers all over the world. If you’ve seen Glimmer Train Stories, you know that we go to some lengths to honor our contributors and their writing.
Every category will be open for one full calendar month, from the first day through midnight of the last day. (Exception: The December Fiction Open closes on January 2nd each year.)
Click on category link for complete guidelines:
January: Very Short Fiction Award (Up to 3,000 words) and Standard February: Short Story Award for New Writers March: Fiction Open (2,000 to 20,000 wds)