Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Award
1st place wins $1,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.
2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700.
3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700.
Entries should not exceed 3,000 words, but any shorter lengths are welcome. (Writing Guidelines)
Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the April 2015 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Reading fee is $15 per story. Please, no more than 3 submissions per category.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Open only to stories that have not been accepted for print publication.
We look forward to reading your work!
Glimmer Train has been discovering, publishing, and paying emerging writers since 1990.
One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of thePushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, New Stories from the Midwest, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories,New Stories from the South, Best American Mystery Stories, Best of the West, and Best American Short Stories
Every story published in Glimmer Train is unsolicited.
And every year, we pay out over $50,000 to fiction writers.
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