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Shimmer, a monthly speculative fiction print/digital magazine launched in 2005, has opened its first reading period of 2016 to curate short fiction stories for upcoming issues.
Shimmer is open to all styles, character-types, and sub-genres, especially modern fantasy. Led by Publisher Beth Wodzinski, the editorial team prefers stories that are more traditional than experimental in style. Underrepresented writers and writers of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to submit.
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