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Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers :: 2012

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.

First place: Syed Ali Haider [pictured] of San Marcos, TX, wins $1500 for “Scheherazade.” His story will be published in the Summer 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out next May. This is Syed’s first fiction in print.

Second place: Clay Pearn, of Toronto, Ontario, wins $500 for “Turtle Eggs.”

Third place: Anna Chieppa, of Barcelona, Spain, wins $300 for “Whatever Makes You Happy.”

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 first place has been increased to $1500 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers for stories about families in all configurations. Most submissions to this category run 1500-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.

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