Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their April 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 October. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Danielle Lazarin [pictured] of New York, NY wins $1500 for “Spider Legs.” Her story will be published in the Fall 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Pam Durban, of Chapel Hill, NC, wins $500 for “The Tree of Knowledge.”
Third place: Tom Paine of Portsmouth, NH, wins $300 for “Oppenheimer Beach.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the Fiction Open Contest: June 30.
Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2500 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers and there are no theme restrictions. The word count generally ranges from 3000 – 8000, though up to 20,000 is fine. Click here for complete guidelines.