New Writer Award: 1st place $2,500 and publication.
Deadline: 10/31. (The Fiction Open and Very Short grace periods end on 9/10.)
Make a submission here.
Open only to emerging writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.)
The 1st-place winner will be published in Glimmer Train and will receive $2,500 and 10 copies of that issue. Second- and 3rd-place win $500/$300, respectively, or, if accepted for publication, $700. Winners and finalists will be announced in the January bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Most submissions run 1,000 – 5,000 words, but stories as long as 12,000 words are fine. Find the Writing Guidelines here.