Big Writing Prize for Small Time Writer

If you’re like me, you’ve gotten work published before.  Small things in small campus publications, local magazines, tiny literary journals with a circulation of, maybe, 100.  Hey, I’m not complaining, it’s a start and it gives me something to pass around at family reunions.

But if you’re like me and want to get a bit of a bigger audience then the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers is for you.

What They Want:  Short fiction from 1,500-12,000 words.  Not interested in middle-grade or YA stories.  CANNOT be previously published.  This even means being previously posted on your blog!

Who They Want It From: Writers whose fiction has not been presented in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000

When They Want It: by August 31st

How They Want It: via their online submission manager.

Multiple Submissions Allowed?  Yes.

Entry Fee? $15

Prize? First place wins $1,200, publication, and 20 copies of the issue.  Second place wins $500 and third place wins $300.

Submission Response Time?  You’ll hear back by October 30

This seems to be a rather regular contest–they seem to host it a few times a year–so even if you don’t have anything you want to send in now, keep this opportunity in mind!  I’m going to go put it on my writing calendar pronto!

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