Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their July Very Short Fiction competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories with a word count not exceeding 3000. No theme restrictions. The next Very Short Fiction competition will take place in January. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: J. Kevin Shushtari, of Farmington, CT, wins $1200 for “The Vast Garden of Strangers.” His story will be published in the Winter 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, published in November 2011.
Second place: Graham Arnold, of Downers Grove, IL, wins $500 for “The Story Is in the Reflection.”
Third place: Nahal Suzanne Jamir, of Tallahassee, FL, wins $300 for “In Perfect English.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the September Fiction Open: September 30
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers. Word count range: 2000-20,000. No theme restrictions. Click here for complete guidelines.