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Glimmer Train just announced the winners of their June Fiction Open competition. All winners will be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

First place ($2,000)
Shimon Tanaka (San Francisco, CA)
“The Suit”

Second place ($1,000)
Christine Sneed (Evanston, IL)
"Twelve + Twelve"

Third place ($600)
Horatio Potter (Wilsall, MT)
“Summer Help”


A PDF of the top 25 winners can be found here. This quarterly competition is open to all writers and all themes (word count range is 2,000–20,000). Submissions may be sent for the September Fiction Open using the Glimmer Train online submissions system at

Also: Very Short Fiction contest (deadline soon approaching! August 31)
Glimmer Train hosts this contest twice a year, and first place is a very generous $1,200 plus publication in the journal. It's open to all writers, but stories cannot exceed 3,000 words. According to the site, it is rare for a piece of 500 words or less to be selected. Click here for complete guidelines.

If you didn't know, Writer's Digest partnered with Glimmer Train to publish two compilation volumes of the best stuff from their Writers Ask newsletter. Be sure to check them out.

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