Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their December Fiction Open competition. This competition is held quarterly. Stories generally range from 3000-6000 words, though up to 20,000 is fine. The next Fiction Open will take place in March. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Jonathan Freiberger [pictured], of Fort Lee, NJ, wins $2500 for “Pinsky Gets It Right.” His story will be published in the Spring 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. This is Jonathan’s first print publication.
Second place: J. A. Howard, of Pittsburgh, PA, wins $1000 for “The Way It Is Around Here.” Her story will also appear in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, and this will be her first major print publication.
Third place: Matthew Ducker, of Brooklyn, NY, wins $600 for “Middleweight.” His story will also be published in Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Short Story Award for New Writers: February 29
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 2000-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize has been increased to $1500. Click here for complete guidelines.