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The AWP conference in Vancouver was a smashing success by any standard, with Night Train V and back issues in high demand, with the added pleasure of meeting many of our submitters and writers in person for the first time. We hope to do it all again next year in Austin, Texas.

Stories are still being read, Associate Editor positions are still being filled, but all of this is taking more time than expected, so please don't panic if you haven't heard about your story yet. We're on it, as Issue VI Fall 2005 is basically complete, and stories read now will be considered for publication no sooner than Issue VII Spring 2006.

Previews of Issue V stories will be live onsite soon as well as Issues I, II and III in their entirety, since physical stock on all of these titles is completely gone. For now, you can read the Issue V introductory essay discussing Larry Brown's death, Gary Hawkins' documentary film Rough South of Larry Brown and the concept of sacrifice by clicking here.

Don't forget, Night Train's Dire Literary Series appearance on May 6th. See note from 3/16 for details.


David Bulley, Issue III; DeWitt Henry, Issue IV and Ron MacLean, Issue II, will be reading for Night Train in the Dire Literary Series on May 6th at the Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge, MA. Stop by and see us, tell your friends, have them tell their friends!

In the Pipeline:

*visit Night Train's co-founder Rusty Barnes and Managing Editor Susan Henderson at Table 196 for AWP's annual conference

*Issue V in bookstores by May 1st

*Issue V launch in Boston

*Night Train sponsors grub street's Muse & the Marketplace on May 14th and 15th


Night Train closes submissions. Thanks for sending us your work. We are committed to responding in our usual timely fashion, but bear with us if we're a little later than usual.


Night Train is in the Petaluma Argus-Courier!.

Night Train and Grub Street Join Forces for Unfinished Boston

Night Train's themed anthology, produced in collaboration with grub street, inc., will be published in Spring 2006. You can see the nascent project and submit stories by visiting Unfinished Boston.


Due to overwhelming numbers (thank you!) Night Train will close to general submissions on March 1st, 2005. We remain committed to reading and responding to the stories we've already received as quickly as humanly possible.


Sneak preview!

Issue V cover and contributors


From May 7th to June 4th, Night Train IV contributor Grant Bailie will be participating in Novel: A Living Installation at Flux Factory. See Grant live in a cubicle and write a novel in a month! See Grant stare pensively at the wall for the next pithy phrase! See Grant. . . well, some things are better left unseen, but stop by on Saturdays anyway during the Installation to hear the readings, and during the week to "explore the act of writing itself as a performance, installation, and kinetic, living sculpture."


While you're waiting for us to read your wonderful stories (arriving by the bucketload daily) feel free to catch the new review of Night Train IV recently posted at New Pages.

Remember too, to catch up with Night Train in late March/early April as we debut Issue V at the AWP Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. We'll have table 196 at the Bookfair, so stop by and say hey.


Night Train Reopens Submissions as of February 1st, 2005!

Send 'em on!


Night Train's official address has changed. Address all correspondence to:

Night Train
212 Bellingham Avenue
Revere, MA 02151-4106

Please remember that we no longer consider postal-mailed submissions, nor are we equipped to correspond about them, nor will we correspond about them.

Please don't send us postal submissions.

Night Train Issue IV in the New York Times

(Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, New York Times Long Island, Section 14, page LI 9)

Kings Park Captures the Imagination of a Literary Journal

by Julia C. Mead

Images of Kings Park, and provocative short fiction

Literary magazines are generally known for their stunning inability to turn a profit. Often proceeding with an optimistic lack of a business plan, their editors drum up just enough financial backing to publish a few times before the journal disappears, appreciated only by a small, rarefied and fickle audience.

Then there's Night Train, devoted to keeping alive the waning art of short-story writing through a cunning marketing technique.


Night Train's 2004 Richard Yates Short Story Award Competition Winner!

Dylan Landis wins $500 and publication in Night Train V for her story "Fire." Congratulations, Dylan!

See our Yates Winners page for honorable mentions and other finalists.


Pushcart Special Mention for Kerry Jones, Night Train II

The 2005 Pushcart Prize cites Kerry Jones's Rescue Effort from Night Train II for special mention. Nice work, Kerry!

Night Train 2006 Pushcart Prize Nominees

Congratulations and good luck in this very competitive process, and thanks to all the writers who send us great stories to choose from.

Terry Bain, Issue III, Seattle Art Museum
Stephan Clark, Issue IV, The Secret Meeting of the Secret Police
Elaine Ford, Issue III, In the Marrow
Roy Kesey, Issue IV, How It Happens That Our Senses Do Not Perceive Certain Bodies
Kate Leary, Issue III, The Liver Speaks
Angie McCullagh, Issue IV, Saving Eliza
Curtis Smith, Issue III, The Baby Cries

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Last update: April 25th, 2005
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