Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their September Fiction Open competition. This competition is held quarterly. Stories generally range from 2000-6000 words, though up to 20,000 is fine. The next Fiction Open will take place in December. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Doug Lawson [pictured], of Los Gatos, CA, wins $2500 for “The Mushroom Hunter.” His story will be published next November in the Winter 2014 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Meghan Kenny, of Baltimore, MD, wins $1000 for “Heartbreak Hotel.”
Third place: Andrew MacDonald, of Toronto, Ontario, wins $600 for “Four Minutes.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.