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Published April 25, 2010

Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their Short Story Award for New Writers. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. The next Short Story Award competition will take place in May. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.

First place: Selena Anderson [pictured], of New York, NY, wins $1200 for “Here Come the Brides.” Her story will be published in the Summer 2011 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Chase Dearinger, of Edmund, OK, wins $500 for “The Numbskull Piece.”

Third place: Brenna Burns, of New Haven, CT, wins $300 for “River Sans Prière.”

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

Deadline soon approaching!

Family Matters: April 30

This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories about family. Word count should not exceed 12,000. (All shorter lengths welcome.) No theme restrictions. Click here for complete guidelines.

Published April 20, 2010
Heather Brittain Bergstrom's(Yuba City, CA) manuscript, "All Sorts of Hunger," was chosen out of 250 submissions by readers and final judge Leslie Marmon-Silko as the winner of the Kore Press 2010 Short Fiction Award. Finalists were: "Return," by Sharon May and "Mr. Smith's Tip-Top Tale of Woe and Horror," by Nancy Holyoke.
Published April 09, 2010
The Winter 2010 issue of the Western Humanities Review includes the works of poetry competition winner Esther Lee and prose contest winner Natanya Ann Pulley. Judges of both genres give thorough remarks on their selections in the Editor's Note of this issue.
Published April 08, 2010
Naugatuck River Review - a journal of narrative poetry - Issue 3 Winter 2010 is the all-contest-entry issue, featuring a piece by Contest Judge Lesl
Published April 07, 2010
Grain's new issue includes their new byline: The journal of eclectic writing. Grain's Winter 2010 issue, TROPHY, features the winners of Grain's 21st Annual Writing Contest, judged by Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen (Poetry) and Elise Levine (Fiction). All seven winning entries are included, most notably the 1st and 2nd Prize fiction - Matthew Heiti and Marilyn Gear Pilling - and poetry winners - Danny Jacobs and Medrie Purdham.

Full details for Grain's 2010 contest are available on their website and are published in the back of TROPHY.
Published April 06, 2010
The newest issue of Southeast Review (v28n1) includes the winning entries from their 2009 writing contests — Dina Hardy in the Poetry category, Martin Cloutier in the Short Short category, and Heather Bryant in the Narrative Nonfiction category as well as finalists for each.
Published April 05, 2010
Richard P. Krepski's prose contest winning essay "Center of the Universe" is published in the newest issue of Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature (Issue 13). "It is based on a chapter in Mr. Krepski's forthcoming book, Alchemical Gold - Exploring Substance to Realize Spirit, targeted for publication later in 2010."
Published April 01, 2010
The Alimentum Poetry Contest winning poems will be featured in the Summer 2010 issue. As selected by Contest Final Judge Dorianne Laux:

Winner "Substitutes" by Maya Stein
1st Runner-up "Before I tell him I am leaving" by Salita S. Bryant
2nd Runner-up "Water of Life" by Catherine Freeling

Our Poetry Contest Finalists:
"Rabanada" by Margaret K. Menges
"Cutlet" by Rhona McAdam
"Soup and Bread" by Mary McGinnis
"Ropa Vieja" & "Wine" by Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Published March 29, 2010
Bloodroot Literary Magazine Volume 3 (2010) features works by the winners and honorable mentions of their 2010 contest:

First Prize: David Sullivan - "Angel Jibril, the Messenger"
Second Prize: Danny Dover - "Yukon Territory"
Third Prize: Regina Murray Brault - "Genealogy"

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)
Scott Atkins - "Arrival"
Eileen Malone - "What's All This Crap About Closure?"
Ivy Schweitzer - "Elegy for a Miniskirt (Fawn, Suede)"
Published March 19, 2010
The Allegheny Review, publishing undergraduate poetry, artwork and prose since 1983, established the Allegheny Review awards in poetry and prose eight years ago. Mark Doty selected Jacques Rancourt (University of Maine) to receive this year's poetry award, and Paul Lisicky selected prose winner Marilyn Miller (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown). Both winning authors' works can be found in the newest edition of The Allegheny Review (v27) along with honorable mention poet Jes Gearing (Emory University).

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