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Glimmer Train Monthly News

Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their April Family Matters competition. This competition is held twice a year and is open to all writers for stories about family. The next Family Matters competition will take place in October. Glimmer Train’s monthly submission calendar may be viewed here. ??

First place: Rebecca Podos [pictured above, photo by Holli Downs], of Brookline, MA, wins $1200 for “The
Fourth.” Her story will be published in the Fall 2012 issue of Glimmer
Train Stories.

?Second place: Marjorie Celona, of Madison, NY, wins $500 for
“Gladstone.” Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of
Glimmer Train Stories, increasing her prize to $700.?

?Third place: Clark Knowles of Portsmouth, NH, wins $300 for “Each Other’s
Business.” His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of
Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.

?A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.


Deadline soon approaching!


Fiction Open: June 30

Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly, and first place is $2000
plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers and there
are no theme restrictions. The word count generally ranges from 3,000–8,000, though up to 20,000 is fine. Click here for complete guidelines.

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