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: Courtney Sender, of Baltimore, MD, wins $2500 for “Even Angels Are Astonished.” Her story will be published in Issue 93 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be her first major print publication. [Photo credit: Summer Greer.]
Second place: Celeste Ng, of Cambridge, MA, wins $1000 for “Every Little Thing.”
Third place: Andrew Robinson, of Singapore, wins $600 for “Greater Love.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching! 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.