Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their February 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 May. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
1st place goes to Robert Powers of Shenzhen, China. [Photo credit: Susan Barker] He wins $1500 for “Maghreb and the Sea” and his story will be published in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out next March. This is Robert’s first fiction publication.
2nd place goes to Christopher Lukas of Sparkill, NY. He wins $500 for “Fifty-nine Approaches to the Novel.”
3rd place goes to Val Emmich of Jersey City, NJ. He wins $300 for “Remember with Me.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching! Family Matters: April 30
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 for stories about families of all configurations. Most submissions to this category run 1200-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.