Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their April Very Short Fiction Award. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count under 3000. The next Very Short Fiction competition will take place in July. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place goes to Julian Zabalbeascoa [pictured] of Boston, MA, wins $1500 for “Gernika.” His story will be published in Issue 94 of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place goes to David Abrams of Butte, MT, wins $500 for “A Little Bit of Everything.”
Third place goes to Meghan Pipe of Minneapolis, MN, wins $300 for “Contingencies.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching! Fiction Open: June 30
Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2500 plus publication in the journal. This category has been won by both beginning and veteran writers – all are welcome! There are no theme restrictions. Word count generally ranges from 2000 – 8000, though up to 20,000 is fine. Click here for complete guidelines.