Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories of their October Family Matters competition.
First place: Karen Outen of Upper Marlboro, MD, wins $1200 for “Inside the Universe of His Parents”. Her story will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in February 2010.
Second place: Dana Kinstler of Tivoli, NY, wins $500 for “Eclipse”. Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
Third place: Luke Fiske of Cold Spring, NY, wins $300 for “Beautiful Jewish Women Will Sleep with You for Free”.
This quarterly competition is open to all writers for stories about family, with a word count range of 500-12,000.
Also: Fiction Open competition (deadline soon approaching! January 2)
Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2000 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, no theme restrictions, and word count range is 2000-20,000.