Independent publisher Glimmer Train is now accepting submissions for their Short Story Award for New Writers contest.
The contest is exclusively open to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. The due date for submissions is November 30th (with a one week grace period).
First place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories and 10 copies. Second place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies. Third place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
The reading fee is $18. Entries typically run from 1,500 – 6,000 words but any length up to 12,000 words is welcome.
Find the submission page here.