Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award
We are interested in reading your original, unpublished stories! (We don't publish stories for children, I'm sorry.) Multiple submissions are fine. (You can send more than one submission per competition, if you like, or submit the same story for different categories, if it qualifies). When we accept a story for publication, we are purchasing first-publication rights. (Once we've published your story, you are free to, for instance, include it in your own collection.)
Reading fee: $15 per story.
Awards: 1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, 20 copies of that issue, and a one-year subscription. 2nd/ 3rd-place: $500/$300, respectively.
Open to all writers
Stories not to exceed 3,000 words.(No minimum, though it's rare for a piece under 500 words to read as a full story.)