Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their September Family Matters competition. This competition is held once a year and is open to all writers for stories about family of all configurations. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: S. P. MacIntyre [pictured], of South Florida, wins $1500 for “Pinch.” His story will be published in Issue 98 of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Christopher Bundy, of Atlanta, GA, wins $500 for “80,000,000.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train, increasing his prize to $700.
Third place: D. C. Lambert, of Haddenfield, NJ, wins $300 for “That Your Reality Is the Only Reality.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching! Short Story Award for New Writers: November 30
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category run 1500-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize is $1500. Second/third: $500/$300. Click here for complete guidelines.