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Published March 05, 2009
The Independent Weekly has announced their selection of picks for their 2009 Poetry Issue. Preliminary judges Brian Howe and Jaimee Hills passed along their selections to kathryn l. pringle who selected the following:

First Place: Christopher Salerno
Second Place: Alisha Gard
Third Place: James A. Hawley
Honorable Mention: C.P. Mangel

All have MP3s for your listening pleasure along with their poems to read.
Published February 24, 2009
Or at least for this year. Congratulations go to Morgan Ross for winning the Hayden's Ferry Review Worst Love Poem/Flash Fiction Contest. Here's just one stanza:

Your nose
is straight like an arrow,
it points to my heart.

You know you want to read it all...
Published February 12, 2009
The newest issue of Harpur Palate (v8 i2) features the work of Steven Ostrowski, winner of The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry, as well as finalists Kerry Ruef, Katharyn Howd Machan, Kerry James Evans, and Claire McQuerry.

Starting in January 2009 Harpur Palate will be seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, & creative non-fiction for their next issue themed, The Long and Short of It, featuring short prose (1000 words or less) and long poems (3 pages or longer). "We're trying to shake up the genres a little bit and publish some pieces a 'normal' journal might not accept, so send us what you got and please tell your friends." The issue is scheduled for release in Summer 2009.
Published January 27, 2009
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories of their November Short Story Award for New Writers competition.

First place: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig of Austin, TX, wins $1200 for “Monkeys of the Sea”. Her story will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in February 2010.

Second place: Stephen McCabe of Oshkosh, WI, wins $500 for “The Net of Blue Angels”.

Third place: Marco Fernando Navarro of Flushing, NY, wins $300 for “Enough”.

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here. This competition is held twice a year and is open to any writer who has not had fiction appear in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. Click here for guidelines.

Also: Family Matters competition (deadline soon approaching! January 31)

Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly for stories about family, and first place brings $1200 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, and the word count range is 500-12,000. Click here for guidelines.
Published January 26, 2009
2008 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Winner
Kathleen M. Kelley for her poems "The Waiting Room" & "My Real Mother"
She receives: $500 cash
Publication on anderbo.com

2008 Anderbo Poetry Prize Poems of Distinction
"Fugitive Memory" by Penelope Scambly Schott
"Graal" by Carol Quinn
"What Your Life Did While You Were Away" by Leslie Vryenhoek
Published January 19, 2009
N30B Contest Winners
All entrants in the Contest were between the ages of eighteen and thirty.

1st Place: Fisherman’s Daughter by Alita Putnam
2nd Place: Ready by Kara Levy
3rd Place: The West Oakland Project by Alison Yin

Narrative's Third-Person Story Contest, with a First Prize of $3,000, a Second Prize of $1,500, a Third Prize of $750, and ten finalists receiving $100 each, is open to entries of fiction and nonfiction. Entry deadline: March 31
Published September 16, 2008
Glimmer Train announces the three winning stories of our July Family Matters competition:

First place: Nellie Hermann of Brooklyn, NY, wins $1,200 for “Can We Let the Baby Go?”. Her story will be published in the Winter 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in November 2009.

Second place: Stephanie Freele of Healdsburg, CA, wins $500 for “Us Hungarians”. Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.

Third place: Rolf Yngve, of Coronado, CA, wins $300 for “Going Back for His Brother”. His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here. This quarterly competition is open to all writers for stories about family (word count range is 1,200-12,000). Submissions may be sent for the October Family Matters using the Glimmer Train online submissions system at www.glimmertrain.org.

Also: Fiction Open contest (deadline soon approaching! September 30)

Glimmer Train hosts this contest four times a year, and first place is $2,000 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers and all themes, with a word count range of 2,000-20,000. Click here for complete guidelines.
Published May 29, 2008
Glimmer Train has chosen the three winning stories of their March Fiction Open competition! This quarterly competition is open to all writers and all themes. Submissions may be sent for the June Fiction Open using the online submissions system at www.glimmertrain.org.

First place: Frederick Reiken of Shutesbury, Massachusetts, wins $2000 for “Shadow”. His story will be published in the Winter 2009 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Yelizaveta Renfro of Sidney, Nebraska, wins $1000 for “Splendid, Silent Sun”. Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Third place: Emma Roper-Evans of London, England, wins $600 for “Rice Dish”. Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
Published April 25, 2008
Glimmer Train has selected the three winning stories of the February Very Short Fiction competition! This competition is held twice a year for short stories under 3000 words in length:

First place: Cynthia Gregory of Concord, CA wins $1200 for "Melting at Both Ends." Her story will be published in the Summer 2009 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Michael Schiavone of Gloucester, MA, wins $500 for “Ghost Pain.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.

Third place: Linda Stansberry of Honeydew, CA, wins $300 for “Home for Good.”

The May Short Story Award for New Writers is now open. Authors are eligible whose fiction has not appeared in a publication with a circulation greater than 5000. Send stories up to 12,000 words using the online submissions system at www.glimmertrain.org.
Published February 23, 2008
Glimmer Train Stories announces their December Fiction Open winners:

First place: Stephanie Dickinson of New York, NY, wins $2000 for “A Hole in the Soup”. Her story will be published next year in Glimmer Train Stories.

Second place: Elizabeth Koch, also of New York, NY, wins $1000 for “Would You and Other Relevant Questions”. Her story will be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Third place: Clark Knowles of Portsmouth, NH, wins $600 for “Boxville, East Boxville”. His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.

The next Fiction Open deadline is March 31.
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