Open to all writers and all themes. Most submissions to this category run 2000-6000 words, though up to 20,000 is fine. Entry fee $19. 1st place receives $2500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 author copies. 2nd place receives $1000 and consideration for publication. 3rd place receives $600 and consideration for publication. Make submissions during the month of December using our online submission system at www.glimmertrain.org. Winners will be called on February 28, 2014 and results announced in the March bulletin and in Poets & Writers, AWP Chronicle, and numerous blogs.
One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train Stories is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry, New Stories from the South, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Short Stories anthologies.
In the brand-new Best American Short Stories, of the top "100 distinguished short stories," six appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, second only to the New Yorker. We are pleased to say that, of those six, two were those authors' first stories accepted for publication.
Vi Khi Nao for "Herman and Margaret" Stefani Nellen for "Men in Pink Tutus" Doug Lawson for "The Mushroom Hunter" Janet Hubschman for "Wilderness of Ghosts" Melissa Yancy for "Teeth Apart" Stefanie Freele for "While Surrounded by Water" Lydia Fitzpatrick for "In a Library, in Saltillo" Nona Caspers for "Ants" John Stazinski for "Bangor" Philip Tate for "Gas" Jonathan Freiberger for "Pinsky Gets It Right" Silas Dent Zobal for "The Hospital"