Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their July Very Short Fiction Award. This twice yearly competition is open to all writers for stories on any theme, with a word count not exceeding 3000. Their monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
Second place: Stephanie Reents of Providence, RI, wins $500 for “The Indefinite Article Is a Different Story.”
Third place: James Scoles of Carbondale, IL, wins $300 for “To Cook an Egg Gently.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadlines soon approaching!
Best Start: September 30
This competition is held quarterly and is open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 3000. Each submission should be an engaging, coherent narrative, but does not need to be a complete story, just an important part of a story in progress. Word count: under 1000. Click here for complete guidelines.
Fiction Open: September 30
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count range between 2000-20,000. No theme restrictions. Click here for complete guidelines.