Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their 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.
First place: James Smart [Pictured], of Hull, England, wins $1200 for “Building Butterflies.” His story will be published in the Fall 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Andrew Bales, also of Wichita, KS, wins $500 for “The Empire Builder.”
Third place: Craig Barnes, of Portsmouth, NH, wins $300 for “The Sky and the Sun Coming Over the Earth.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for Very Short Fiction Award: July 31
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place is $1200 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.