Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March Fiction Open competition. This competition is held quarterly. 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: Melissa R. Sipin, of Alameda, CA, wins $2500 for “Walang Hiya, Brother.” Her story will be published in Issue 92 of Glimmer Train Stories. This is her first story accepted for publication. [Photo credit Joshua Sy.]
Second place: Elizabeth Genovise, of east Tennessee, wins $1000 for “Us vs. They.”
Third place: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, of San Leandro, CA, wins $600 for “Charlie Golf, Charlie Golf One.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the 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 1500-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize is $1500. Second/third: $500/$300. Click here for complete guidelines.