Most entries run from 2,000 to 8,000 words, but stories from 2,000 to 20,000 words are fine.
Held twice a year. Open to submissions in JUNE and DECEMBER.
Next deadline: June 30*
Winners are announced in the September 1 and March 1 bulletins, respectively, and contacted directly one week earlier.
Reading fee: $19 per story. Please no more than three submissions per contest.
1st place wins $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
2nd place wins $1,000 (and 10 copies, if accepted for publication).
3rd place wins $600 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
Please make your submissions at Glimmer Train's online submission site. We look forward to reading your work!
* There is always a one-week grace period.