Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March Fiction Open competition; the Fiction Open competition is held quarterly. Stories generally range from 2000-6000 words, though up to 20,000 is fine. The next Fiction Open will take place in June. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Silas Dent Zobal [pictured], of Freeburg, PA, wins $2500 for “The Hospital.” His story will be published in the Summer 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Devin Murphy, of Buffalo Grove, IL, wins $1000 for “Levi’s Recession.” His story will also appear in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Third place: Amina Gautier, of Chicago, IL, wins $600 for “Aguanilé.” Her story will also be published in Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the Short Story Award for New Writers: May 31
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category run 1500-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize has been increased to $1500.