Writing Contest — Glimmer Train — Fiction ONLY

Posted on February 21, 2011


Glimmer Train has periodic contests throughout the year, and they have a current one with a deadline of February 28.

The details are as follows, but feel free to visit the Glimmer Train website for more information:

SHORT STORY AWARD for NEW WRITERS Follow glimmertrain on TwitterDeadline: February 28, 2011
1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies.
2nd-place: $500 and possible publication.
3rd-place: $300 and possible publication.
Other considerations:
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries, of course, must not have appeared in any print publication.)
Please, no longer than 12,000 words. Any shorter lengths are welcome.
Reading fee is $15 per story.
Results post on April 30. Winning story will be published in Issue 83.
Make a Submission
We look forward to reading your work!

One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train Stories is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry, New Stories from the SouthNew Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Short Stories anthologies. 

In the brand-new Best American Short Stories, of the top “100 distinguished short stories,” six appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, second only to the New Yorker. We are pleased to say that, of those six, two were those authors’ first stories accepted for publication.

In a year’s time we pay writers over $45,000, nearly a third of that going to new writers. Your subscriptions directly support those writers and help keep literary short fiction alive and vibrant.Thank you.


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