In addition to their quarterly publication of stories, Glimmer Train also publishes two writers newsletters: Writers Ask, a print quarterly of “useful techniques, informed perspectives, and inspired nudges” on select topics. For example, Writers Ask Issue 57 includes comments by writers and writing teachers on: Forms, How Reading Shapes Writing, Place and Setting, Publishers and Agents, as well as the Focus piece: “Reverse Storyboarding” by Cathy Day.
The second quarterly newsletter is a monthly e-bulletin which regularly features essays on writing. Anyone can sign up for the bulletin here and have it delivered to an e-mail address. The September 2012 Bulletin #68 includes:
Karen Brown: The Story That Will Not Write Itself
Joe Bunting: Eight Writing Techniques to Win You a Pulitzer
Stefani Nellen: Things to Do in German When You’re Bored