Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their July Very Short Fiction competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories with a word count not exceeding 3000. No theme restrictions. The next Very Short Fiction competition will take place in January. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Josh Swiller [pictured], of Spencer, NY, wins $1500 for “Suddenly, The Apocalypse.” His story will be published in the Fall 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. This is Josh’s first story accepted for publication.
Second place: Chad Schuster, of Shoreline WA, wins $500 for “A Warning to the Cycling Community.” His story will also be published in a future issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700. This is Chad’s first story accepted for publication.
Third place: June Edelstein, of Brooklyn, NY, wins $300 for “Nails.” Her story will also be published in a future issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.