Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their August 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 November. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
2nd place goes to Greg Schreur of Grand Rapids, MI. He wins $500 for “Third World Kroger” and his story will also be published in a future issue of Glimmer Train Stories, raising his prize to $700. This will be his first fiction to appear in print.
3rd place goes to Riley Johnson of Missoula, MT. He wins $300 for “Up the Snowy Grade.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Next deadline: Family Matters: October 31
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and first place has been increased to $1500 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers for stories about families of all configurations. Most submissions to this category run 1500-6000 words, but can go up to 12,000. Click here for complete guidelines.