FICTION OPEN guidelines
Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers.
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: January 2, 2015*
Winners are announced in the September 1 and March 1 bulletins, respectively, and contacted directly one week earlier.
Reading fee: $20 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.