Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March Family Matters competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories about family of all configurations. The next Family Matters competition will take place in September. Glimmer Train's monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Clare Thompson-Ostrander [pictured], of Amesbury, MA, wins $1500 for "The Manual for Waitresses Everywhere." Her story will be published in Issue 97 of Glimmer Train Stories. This is her first national publication.
Second place: Wendy Rasmussen, of Seattle, WA, wins $500 for "Mesopotamian Nights." Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train, increasing her prize to $700.
Third place: Paula Tang, of Riverside, CA, wins $300 for "Little China House."
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline extended! Short Story Award for New Writers: June 10
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 1500-5000 words, but can go up to 12,000. First place prize is $1500. Second/third: $500/$300. Click here for complete guidelines.