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.
Second place: Analisa Raya-Flores, of Los Angeles, CA, wins $500 for “The Boys Like Bones.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
Third place: Natasha Friedman, of Orem, UT, wins $300 for “The Holy Spirit Descends Over Kansas.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching! Fiction Open: September 30.
First place prize has been increased to $2500 for this competition. It is held quarterly and is open to all writers. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category are running 2,000-6,000 words, but up to 20,000 are welcome. Click here for complete guidelines.