Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their Very Short Fiction Award. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count under 3000. The next Very Short Fiction competition will take place in July. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Christa Romanosky [pictured], of Pittsburgh, PA, wins $1500 for “Every Shape That the Moon Makes.” Her story will be published in Issue 96 of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Adam Soto, native Chicagoan now living in Austin, TX, wins $500 for “The Box.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue, increasing his prize to $700.
Third place: Katy E. Ellis, of Seattle, WA, wins $300 for “Night Watch.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline coming up! Family Matters: April 30. Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place receives $1500 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers for stories about families of all configurations. Most submissions to this category run 1200-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.