Sometimes we sit back with great stories hiding in diaries and journals and never get them out for others to enjoy. Then one day, a contest comes along that we think, "Maybe this time" and we throw caution to the wind and pop a story in an envelop and forget about it. Don't be scared. Here's a great place to send out something, even something simple. This is a great and very reputable contest open to anyone willing to lay their work out to the public. Why not give it a shot! Good Luck!
Deadline: March 31
1st place wins $2,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies.
2nd-place: $1,000 and possible publication.
3rd-place: $600 and possible publication.
Results post on May 31. Winning story will be published in Issue 79.
Open to all writers.
We welcome any length from 2,000 to 20,000 words. (Don't worry: A great 2,000 word story can compete against a great 20,000 word story. It's the story that counts.)
Reading fee is $20 per story.