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.
First place: Karen Malley [pictured] of Springfield, MA, wins $1200 for “Roof Dog.” Her story will be published in the Winter 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in November 2012.
Second place: Anne Walsh Miller, of Eleebana, Australia, wins $500 for “The Rickman Digression.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700. This is her first story accepted for publication.
Third place: Adva Levin, of Tel Aviv, Israel, wins $300 for “Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700. This is also Adva’s first story accepted for publication.
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
The next Short Story Award competition will take place in November. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
Family Matters: October 31
This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories about family. Most submissions to this category are running 1500-6000 words, but up to 12,000 are welcome. Click here for complete guidelines.