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.
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.
Full details for Grain's 2010 contest are available on their website and are published in the back of TROPHY.
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
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)"