Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their October 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 w ill take place in April. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier [pictured], of San Leandro, CA, wins $1500 for “Everyone Is Waiting.” Her story will be published in the Spring 2014 issue of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second place: Eugene Cross, of Chicago, IL, wins $500 for “Miss Me Forever.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.
Third place: Sofia Ergas Groopman of New York, NY, wins $300 for “A Body, Even.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.