Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their November 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.
1st place goes to Christopher Marnach of Chicago, IL. He wins $1500 for “Death Week at the Funeral Card Company” and his story will be published in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in March 2014. This is Christopher’s first story accepted for publication. [Photo credit: Amy Leigh Abelson.]
2nd place goes to Joseph Chavez of West Hills, CA. He wins $500 for “Stowaways” and his story will also be published in a future issue of Glimmer Train Stories, raising his prize to $700. This is also Joseph’s first story accepted for publication.
3rd place goes to Elise Winn of Woodland, CA. She wins $300 for “After Ida.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching: Very Short Fiction Award, January 31
Glimmer Train hosts this competition twice a year, and 1st place has been increased to $1500 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.