Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their January Very Short Fiction competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories with a word count not exceeding 3000. No theme restrictions. The next Very Short Fiction competition will take place in July. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here.
First place: Brad Beauregard, of Skowhegan, ME, wins $1500 for “What’s Kept.” His story will be published in the Summer 2013 issue of Glimmer Train Stories. This is his first story accepted for publication. [Pictured. Photo credit: Margit Studio]
Second place: Kim Brooks, of Chicago, IL, wins $500 for “A Year’s Time.” Her story will also be published in a future issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.
Third place: Weike Wang of Cambridge, MA, wins $300 for “A Flock of Geese Heading East.”
A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.
Deadline soon approaching for the March Fiction Open: March 31
First place prize has been increased to $2500 for this competition. It is held quarterly and is open to all writers. No theme restrictions. Most submissions to this category are running 2,000-6,000 words, but up to 20,000 are welcome. Click here for complete guidelines.