Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their December Fiction Open competition. This competition is held twice a year. Stories generally range from 2000-6000 words, though up to 20,000 is fine. The next Fiction Open will take place in June. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Zeynep Ozakat of Istanbul, Turkey, wins $2500 for “Moving from Istanbul.” Her story will be published in Issue 96 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be her first published story. [Photo credit: David Samuel]
Second place: David Szucs of New York, NY, wins $1000 for “Rhubarb and Pussy Willow.”
Third place: Jonathan Frith of Cold Spring, NY, wins $600 for “Meese’s Father.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline TODAY for the Short Story Award for New Writers: February 28. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category run 1500-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize is $1500. Second/third: $500/$300. Click here for complete guidelines.