SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled
to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.
(Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.)
Most entries run from 1,500 - 6,000 words, but
any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.
Open to submissions in FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST, and NOVEMBER.
Next deadline: August 31. *
1st place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
2nd place wins $500 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
3rd place wins $300 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
Winners are announced in the May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1 bulletins,
respectively, and contacted directly one week earlier.
Reading fee: $15 per story. Please, no more than four submissions per contest.
Please make your submissions at Glimmer Train's online submission site.
We look forward to reading your work!
Wikipedia describes the "slush pile" as the set of unsolicited manuscripts sent to publishers, and normally sifted through by young assistants. Susan and I started Glimmer Train because we wanted to read the great short fiction being written by emerging voices, and to publish the very best in a handsome print publication that would endure.
When we dive into reading stories, we are prepared to be moved, surprised, and changed; we are never disappointed. We look forward to reading your work.
* There is always a one-week grace period.