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Glimmer Train Award for New Writers Winners

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 August. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

JohnThorntonWilliams1st place goes to John Thornton Williams [pictured] of Laramie, WY. He wins $1500 for “Darling, Keith, The Subway Girl, and Jumping Joe Henry” and his story will be published in Issue 95 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be his first print publication. 

2nd place goes to Stefan De La Garza of Fayetteville, AR. He wins $500 for “Chiaroscuro.”

3rd place goes to Laura Jok of Houston, TX. She wins $300 for “As It Were.”

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.

Deadline soon approaching! Very Short Fiction Award: October 31. This competition is held quarterly, and 1st place has been increased to $1500 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, with no theme restrictions, and the word count must not exceed 3000. Click here for complete guidelines.

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