Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their September Fiction Open competition. This competition is held twice a year. 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: Mark Hitz, of Austin, TX, wins $2500 for “Shadehill.” His story will be published in Issue 92 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be his first published writing. [Pictured. Photo credit: Ryan Reasor.]
Second place: Elizabeth Kadetsky, of New York, NY, wins $1000 for “What We Saw.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Third place: Brenda Peynado, of Tallahassee, FL, wins $600 for “We Work in Miraculous Cages.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Next Deadline: Short Story Award for New Writers: 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. 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.