Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their August Short Story Award for New Writers. This competition is held three times a year and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. The next Short Story Award competition will take place in January/February. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
1st place goes to A. Campbell of New Haven, CT [pictured], who wins $1500 for “On Fleek/Fleek On.” This story will be published in Issue 98 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be the author’s first fiction publication.
2nd place goes to Mary Kate Varnau of Carbondale, IL for “Supernova.” This story will also appear in a future issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize from $500 to $700.
3rd place goes to René Houtrides of Jackson Heights, NY. She wins $300 for “Senior Spring.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.