Glimmer Train announces the three winning stories of the August Very Short Fiction Award competition.
First place: Michael Schiavone of Gloucester, MA wins $1,200 for “No One Comes Up Here By Accident”. His story will be published in the Winter 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in November 2009.
Second place: Jackie Thomas-Kennedy of Charlottesville, VA wins $500 for “The Bridge is Moving”. Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
Third place: Debbie Weingarten of Tucson, AZ wins $300 for “Precarious Things”.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found on GT’s website. This quarterly competition is open to all writers for stories on any theme with a word count range of 500-3,000. Submissions may be sent for the November Short Story Award for New Writers using the Glimmer Train online submissions system at www.glimmertrain.org.
Also: Family Matters contest (deadline soon approaching! October 31 )
We host this contest four times a year, and first place is $1,200 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers for stories about family, with a word count range of 500-12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.