Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their December Fiction Open competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count range between 2000 – 20,000. The next Fiction Open will take place in March.
Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Stefanie Freele, of Geyserville, CA, wins $2000 for “While Surrounded by Water.” Her story will be published in the Spring 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Dana Kroos, of Las Cruces, NM, wins $1000 for “Sleepwalkers.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Third place: Joseph Johns, of Decatur, GA, wins $600 for “Reckoning Day with High Cirrus.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Short Story Award for New Writers: Deadline 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 3000-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.