Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March 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 June. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Melissa Yancy, of Los Angeles, CA, wins $2000 for “Teeth Apart.” Her story will be published in the Summer 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. [Photo credit: Stacy Clinton.]
Second place: Susan Messer, of Oak Park, IL, wins $1000 for “Angstschweiss.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Third place: Nellie Hermann, of Brooklyn, NY, wins $600 for “Meanness.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching: Short Story Award for New Writers May 31
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 1500-6000 words, but up to 12,000 is fine. Click here for complete guidelines.