First Prize: Anthony Marra
Second Prize: Jane Delury
Third Prize: Paul Griner
Finalists: Alethea Black, Evan Christopher Burton, Vicky Grut, Jeff O’Keefe, Denise Morrissey, Jay Neugeboren, Mohan Sikka, Debra Spark, Jackie Thomas-Kennedy, Jill Widner
Narrative offers the following upcoming contests for writers:
The Fall 2009 Story Contest, with a First Prize of $3,250, a Second Prize of $1,500, a Third Prize of $750, and ten finalists receiving $100 each, is open to fiction and nonfiction entries from all writers. Deadline: November 30, 2009
The Narrative 30 Below Story Contest, with a First Prize of $1,500, a Second Prize of $750, a Third Prize of $300, and ten finalists receiving $100 each, is open to all artists and authors, ages eighteen to thirty. Deadline: October 29, 2009
First Place - Ellaraine Lockie
Second Place - Anna Leahy
Third Place (tied) - Benjamin Morris and Donna Ashbaugh
All poems are available on the aquarium's website.
Finalists for the award:
Ari Banias of Brooklyn, New York
Laurie Capps of Austin, Texas
Brett Foster of Wheaton, Illinois
Christina Hutchins of Albany, California
Tanya Larkin of Somerville, Massachusetts
Dawn Lonsinger of Salt Lake City, Utah
Jynne Martin of Brooklyn, New York
Kathy Nilsson of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Addie Palin of Chicago, Illinois
Juliet Rodeman of Columbia, Missouri
Amanda Rachelle Warren of Aiken, South Carolina
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their May Short Story Award for New Writers competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to any writer whose fiction hasn’t appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. No theme restrictions. Word count range: 500-12,000. Their monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Noa Jones of New York, NY, wins $1200 for “Brother Ron”. Her story will be published in the Fall 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in August 2010.
Second place: Farley Urmston of Sherborn, MA, wins $500 for “Pretending”.
Third place: Benjamin Janse of Jamaica Plain, MA, wins $300 for “The Great Storm”.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Very Short Fiction Award: July 31
This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories with a word count range not exceeding 3000. No theme restrictions. Click here for complete guidelines.
If St. Augustine Were a Butcher Like My Grandfather by Brandon Som.
The Rafters of David by Kimberly Burwick was runner-up.
Finalists: J. David Cummings, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Barbara Duffy, Eileen G'Sell, Susan Gubernaut, Steven Lautermilch, Mary Leader, Mary Molinary, John Surowiecki, Jonathan Weinert.
July is Open Submissions month at Tupelo.
First Place - Jennifer Footman
Second Place - Tracy King
Third Place - Ky Perraum
Honorable mentions went to Tracy King, David O'Neal, Michael Conner, Diane Klammer, Benjamin Hawkes, and Ky Perraum.
Open Minds Quarterly is a publication of The Writer's Circle, a project of NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action (Ontario). "NISA is built on the premise that consumer/survivors of mental health services are intelligent, creative, and can makea valuable contribution to society if given the opportunity to do so."
Sweeney's book, How to Live on Bread and Music, along with sample poems from the collection, is available on the Perugia Press website.
White Space by Janet Burroway
“HIS WRIST IS furred in gold and banded with a, Jesus, Rolex. From the sidewalk it was any other clapboard student digs, but now I remember that he comes from bucks, does Goldenhair. Kenilworth Adamson Lowenthal. What kind of parents pick three dactyls for a name?”
New Year’s Weekend on the Hand Surgery Ward, Old Pilgrims’ Hospital, Naples, Italy by Adam Atlas
“WHEN THE AMBULANCE guys finally came, they were put out and winded. They asked me if I had a plastic bag for the piece of thumb and they watched with their arms folded while I stumbled around and found them a plastic bag.”
That Ain’t Jazz by David Bradley
“COUSIN BERNARD AGREES that I’m trouble, with a capital T. The family buzz is, I'm destined for college. If I don’t get with it now, he says, I’ll end up with some intellectual gig and be swallowed by the Negro Bourgeoisie.”
READ THE WINNING STORIES.
The FIRST ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST, with $3,300 in prizes.
Entry deadline: July 18.
The SPRING 2009 STORY CONTEST, with $6,500 in prizes.
Entry deadline: July 31.
First place: Randolph Thomas of Baton Rouge, LA, wins $1200 for “According to Foxfire”. His story will be published in the Fall 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in August 2010.
Second place: Amy S. Gottfried of Thurmont, MD, wins $500 for “Chim Chiminy”. Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
Third place: Abe Gaustad of Germantown, TN, wins $300 for “A Month of Rain”.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Fiction Open: June 30
This quarterly competition is open to all writers for stories on any theme, with a word count range of 2000-20,000. Click here for complete guidelines.
Best Start: June 30
This new category is different from their others in that the piece should be an engaging and coherent narrative, but it does not need to be a complete story; it needs to be an important part of a story in progress. Only open to writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed print publication with a circulation over 3000. Maximum word count: 1000. Click here for complete guidelines.