Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their September Fiction Open competition. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers for stories with a word count range between 2000 – 20,000. The next Fiction Open will take place in December. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Janis Hubschman [pictured], of Demarest, NJ, wins $2000 for “Wilderness of Ghosts.” Her story will be published in the Winter 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in November 2012.
Second place: Abe Gaustad, of Germantown, TN, wins $1000 for “Buch and the Snakestretchers.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Third place: Andrew Tibbetts, of Kitchener, Ontario, wins $600 for “My Sister in Eleven Shots.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline for Short Story Award for New Writers: November 30
This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5000. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category run 2000-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.