Short Story Award for New Writers by Glimmer Train
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.
Most entries run from 1,500-6,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.
Held quarterly. Open to submissions in FEBRUARY, MAY, AUGUST, and NOVEMBER.
Winners are announced in the May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1 bulletins, respectively, and contacted directly one week earlier.
Reading fee: $15 per story.
-1st place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
-2nd place wins $500 (or $700 and 10 copies, if accepted for publication).
-3rd place wins $300 (or $700 and 10 copies, if accepted for publication).
Please make your submissions at Glimmer Train’s online submission site.
Jess Ptak is a Master of Arts candidate in English Literature at Mercy College. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. Jess lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, where she enjoys crafting handmade stationery and spending time with her husband and daughter.