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: Spencer Hyde [pictured], of Franktown, CO, wins $1500 for “Light as Wings.” His story will be published in Issue 97 of Glimmer Train Stories. This will be his first major fiction publication.
Second place: John Patrick Sheridan, of Schenectady, NY, wins $500 for “The Narrators.”
Third place: Steve Lambert, of St. Augustine, FL, wins $300 for “Fishing with Max Hardy.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline coming up for the Fiction Open: June 30
Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2500 plus publication in the journal. This category has been won by both beginning and veteran writers – all are welcome! There are no theme restrictions. Word count generally ranges from 2000 – 6000, though up to 20,000 is fine. Click here for complete guidelines.