Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their May Short Story Award for New Writers. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. The next Short Story Award competition will take place in August. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
1st place goes to Michael Deagler of Pipersville, PA [pictured]. He wins $1500 for “Etymology” and his story will be published in the Fall 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out next August. This will be his first published story.
2nd place goes to Tom Dibblee of Los Angeles, CA. He wins $500 for “Stuck in a Sixth Floor Penthouse” and his story will also be published in a future issue of Glimmer Train Stories, raising his prize to $700. This will be his first print publication.
3rd place goes to Andrew Slater of New York City. He wins $300 for “Whatever Makes You Happy.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the Very Short Fiction Award: July 31
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place has been increased to $1500 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, no theme restrictions, and the word count must not exceed 3000. Click here for complete guidelines.