Emerging writers are welcome in ALL categories, but this category is exclusively open to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5000. (Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.) Most entries run from 500 - 4000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 words are welcome.
- 1st place wins $2500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.
- 2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
- 3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
READING FEE: $18
DEADLINE: April 30
There will be a fifteen-day grace period for this final Short Story Award for New Writers, ending May 15 midnight PDT.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: July 1
We look forward to reading your work!
Wikipedia describes the "slush pile" as the set of unsolicited manuscripts sent to publishers, and normally sifted through by young assistants. Susan and I started Glimmer Train because we wanted to read the great short fiction being written by emerging voices, and to publish the very best in a handsome print publication that would endure. When we dive into reading stories, we are prepared to be moved, surprised, and changed; we are never disappointed. We look forward to reading your work.