Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their September 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 December. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
Second place: Andrea Scrima, also of Berlin, Germany, wins $1000 for “Leaving Home.”
Third place: Brenden Wysocki, of Marina del Rey, CA, wins $600 for “A Dodgy Version.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Short Story Award for New Writers Deadline: November 30
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. Word count should not exceed 12,000. (All shorter lengths welcome.) Click here for complete guidelines.