1st place wins $1,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.
2nd place wins $500, or, if published, $700.
3rd place wins $300, or, if published, $700.
Submit to Contest:
It's our job as writers to find the moment of crisis in a story—that moment when a character's normal life has been jolted in some profound way. We need to let the reader share in this moment.—Patrick Hicks
Stories about families of all configurations are welcome! (Writing Guidelines)
Most submissions run 1,500 to 6,000 words, but up to 12,000-word stories are fine.
Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.
Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the June 1 bulletin, and contacted directly by the previous week.
Stories accepted for publication are presented in a highly regarded print publication where literary short fiction persists in the real world and beyond the next post.