Glimmer Train has just chosen the three winning stories of their May Short Story Award for New Writers competition! This competition is held twice a year and is open to all themes fiction (500-12,000 words) for anyone who hasn’t had their work appear in a print publication with a circulation over 5000.
First place: John Walker of Cordova, Tennessee, wins $1200 for “Among the Least of These.” His story will be published in the Spring 2009 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Matthew Mercier of New York City, wins $500 for “Valentine Ave.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.
Third place: Lisa Abramowicz, also of New York City, wins $300 for “Comings and Goings.”
Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction competition will begin on August 1 for stories not exceeding 3000 words. Submissions online at www.glimmertrain.org.