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 May. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Joanna Arnow [pictured], of Brooklyn, NY, wins $1200 for “Waiting for Food Stamps.” Her story will be published in the Summer 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Brian Zimbler, also of Brooklyn, NY, wins $500 for “Dumbguy.”
Third place: Jason Wallace, of Sacramento, CA, wins $300 for “Chasing Murakami.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for Family Matters: April 30
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and it is open to all writers for stories about family. Most submissions to this category run 3000-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place is $1200 plus publication in the journal. Click here for complete guidelines.