Open to all writers, this category welcomes stories
that have not appeared in any print publication.
Maximum length: 3,000 words.
Held quarterly. Open to submissions in JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, and OCTOBER.
Next deadline: July 31.*
Winners are announced in the April 1, July 1, October 1, and January bulletins, respectively, and contacted directly one week earlier.
Reading fee: $15 per story. Please, no more than three submissions per contest.
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).
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.