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Published October 26, 2009
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their August Short Story Award for New Writers competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to any writers whose fiction hasn’t appeared in a print publication with a circulation great than 5000. No theme restrictions. Word count range: 500-12,000. Their monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

First place: Evan Christopher Burton (pictured) of New York, NY, wins $1200 for “Exposure.” His story will be published in the Winter 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in November 2010. [Photo credit Patrick Buckley.]

Second place: David Rothman of Jackson Heights, NY, wins $500 for “Guided by Voices.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, raising his prize to $700.

Third place: Scott Tucker of Seattle, WA, wins $300 for “Touring.”

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here. Also: Family Matters competition (deadline soon approaching! October 31) Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place is $1,200 and publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers for stories about family. Word count range: 500-12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.
Published October 16, 2009
This latest issue of New Ohio Review (6, Fall 2009) features the 2009 New Ohio Review Contest Winners, as selected by Peter Ho Davies and Philip Levine: Christine Nicolai for fiction Cecilia Woloch for poetry. Nicole Lee, one of the finalists, will have her story published in the spring 2010 issue.
Published October 13, 2009
The Malahat Review announced Eliza Robertson the winner of the 2009 Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction, selected from over 100 entries by final judge Anne Simpson. Robertson's story is included in the latest issue (168, Fall 2009).
Published October 12, 2009
The newest issue of Ruminate: Faith in Literature and Art (Issue 13, Fall 2009) features the 2009 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize Winners as well as poems from many of the fifteen finalists. First prize went to Courtney King Kampa, runner-up was Lauren Schmidt, and honorable mentions to Karen Luke Jackson and Adie Smith, all whose poems appear in this issue.
Published October 05, 2009
The 2009 Narrative Prize winner is Maud Newton for her story "When the Flock Changed": “My mother was a preacher until the cops shut her down. Well, okay, she kept at it halfheartedly in our living room for a while, but the fire had wiped out not just her warehouse church, but her passion, her commitment, and deep down, her belief. Worse, her flock knew it and was slipping away.”

The $4,000 Narrative Prize is awarded annually for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, or work of literary nonfiction published by a new or emerging writer in Narrative.
Published September 26, 2009
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their July Very Short Fiction Award. This twice yearly competition is open to all writers for stories on any theme, with a word count not exceeding 3000. Their monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

First place: J.P. Lacrampe (pictured) of San Francisco, CA, wins $1200 for “Farmers’ Market.” His story will be published in the Winter 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in November 2010.

Second place: Stephanie Reents of Providence, RI, wins $500 for “The Indefinite Article Is a Different Story.”

Third place: James Scoles of Carbondale, IL, wins $300 for “To Cook an Egg Gently.”

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.

Deadlines soon approaching!

Best Start: September 30

This competition is held quarterly and is open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 3000. Each submission should be an engaging, coherent narrative, but does not need to be a complete story, just an important part of a story in progress. Word count: under 1000. Click here for complete guidelines.

Fiction Open: September 30

This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count range between 2000-20,000. No theme restrictions. Click here for complete guidelines.
Published September 22, 2009
In the Grove,the California Poets & Writers Annual, announces that with its summer issue, the publication will now be available online. Editor Lee Herrick explains: "A number of factors have made it appealing—the lower cost, the wider distribution, and the increased legitimacy of online magazines."

This issue includes the 2008 William Saroyan Centennial Prize:

Creative Nonfiction Winners
First Prize: “Learning the Alphabet,” by Bethany E. Chaney
Second Prize: “Heat, Pain and Life in the Valley,” by Hope Nisly
Third Prize: “On Waiting,” by Kathleen Kondilas-Franks

Other Finalists:
“Reading to Unit H,” by Hope Nisly
“Tracks,” by Shahe Mankerian
“The Dreamer’s Invention,” by Jack Chavoor
“Mourning After,” by Armen D. Bacon
“Dust to Dust,” by Janice Stevens
“Catching Up,” by Jack Chavoor
“Raising the Dead,” by Eric Parker
“Where North Meets South,” by Jack Chavoor

Short Fiction Winners:
First Prize: “Floating Away,” Elizabeth Edelglass
First Runner-Up: “Rebuilt,” Alissa Grosso
Second Runner-Up: “Parable,” Shahé Mankerian

Other Finalists:
“Poker Night,” Jane Stubbs
“Absence,” by Evan Guilford-Blake

One Act Drama
First Prize: “Testosterone,” by Hal Ackerman
First Runner-Up: “Nighthawks,” Evan Guilford-Blake
Second Runner-Up: “The Sword Dance,” Bethany Stillion
Published September 15, 2009
Narrativehas announced the winners of their 2009 Poetry Prize contest:

First Prize: Alice Jones, "Spell"
Second Prize: Anne Marie Rooney, "After It"
Third Prize: Tom
Published September 11, 2009
The newest issue of American Short Fiction (Fall 2009) includes the first- and second-place winners of their inaugural American Short(er) Fiction Prize:

First Place: Mary Kay Zuravleff "The Things They Paid For"
Second Place: Kaitlyn Greenidge "The Innocent"
Published September 10, 2009
New South Spring/Summer 2009 includes the winners of their 2009 writing contest:

Poetry winners, judged by Chelsea Rathburn: Sarah Blackman, "Coriolis" and Maya Jewell Zeller, "Monroe Street: Route 24"

Fiction winners, judged by John Weir: Megan Mayhew Bergman, "The Cow That Milked Herself" and Liza Wieland, "Quickening"

Also a nod to Cara Blue Adams, former NewPages review writer, for publication of her stories "After I Slept With You But Before I Was Your Girlfriend" and "How to Marry Well" in this same issue.
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