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 Gillian Burnes of Gardiner, ME. She wins $1500 for “Transit” and her story will be published in Issue 92 of Glimmer Train Stories. This is Gillian’s first fiction publication. [Photo credit: Deirdre Gilbert.]
2nd place goes to S. A. Rivkin of Minneapolis, MN. He wins $500 for “How to Survive a Non-Funeral.” This story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700. This is his first fiction publication.
3rd place goes to Aaron Guest of Grove City, OH. He wins $300 for “The Hecklers.” This story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700. This is his first fiction publication.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching! Very Short Fiction Award: July 31
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and 1st 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.