Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their Short Story Award for New Writers. This competition is held quarterly and is open to all writers whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. The next Short Story Award competition will take place in February. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Clayton Luz [Pictured], of Chicago, wins $1200 for “When the Wind Blows the Water Grey.” His story will be published in the Spring 2012 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Joseph Johns, of Decatur, GA, wins $500 for “Strange Birds.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.
Third place: Jonathan Tucker, of Mwanza, Tanzania, wins $300 for “The Coffin Makers.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the Very Short Fiction Award: January 31
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place is $1200 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, no theme restrictions, and the word count must not exceed 3000. Click here for complete guidelines.