Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their August Short Story Award for New Writers. This competition is held quarterly 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 November. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
1st place goes to Samsun Knight of Brookline MA. He wins $1500 for “Family of Four” and his story will be published in Issue 92 of Glimmer Train Stories. This is Samsun’s first off-campus print publication. [Pictured. Photo credit: Grace Lu.]
2nd place goes to Tamar Jacobs of Akron, OH. She wins $500 for “The Wall Between.” This story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
3rd place goes to Julie Zapoli of Ketchum, ID. She wins $300 for “The Last to Know.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for Family Matters: October 31
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place has been increased to $1500 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers for stories about families of all configurations. Most submissions to this category run 1200-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.