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Gllimmer Train's Family Matters Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2015


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1st place wins $1,500 and, of course, publication in Glimmer Train Stories.

2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

Make a Submission
Other considerations:
Stories about families of all configurations are welcome! (Writing Guidelines)
Most submissions run 1,500 to 6,000 words, but up to 12,000-word stories are fine.
Reading fee is $18 per story. Please, no more than 4 submissions per category.
Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the December 1 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.

We look forward to reading your work!

Glimmer Train has been discovering, publishing, and paying emerging writers since 1990.

One of the most respected short-story journals in print, Glimmer Train is represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, New Stories from the Midwest, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the South, Best American Mystery Stories, Best of the West, and Best American Short Stories

Every story published in Glimmer Train is unsolicited.
And every year, we pay out over $50,000 to fiction writers.