Glimmer Train has selected the three winning stories of the February Very Short Fiction competition! This competition is held twice a year for short stories under 3000 words in length:
First place: Cynthia Gregory of Concord, CA wins $1200 for “Melting at Both Ends.” Her story will be published in the Summer 2009 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Michael Schiavone of Gloucester, MA, wins $500 for “Ghost Pain.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.
Third place: Linda Stansberry of Honeydew, CA, wins $300 for “Home for Good.”
The May Short Story Award for New Writers is now open. Authors are eligible whose fiction has not appeared in a publication with a circulation greater than 5000. Send stories up to 12,000 words using the online submissions system at www.glimmertrain.org.