Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Award

Deadline: October 31, 2015



1st place wins $1,500 and is presented in Glimmer Train Stories—a handsome physical publication that persists in the real world, and has a home in the Library of Congress.

2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700.

To Submit and view other Contests, visit:

Other considerations:
Entries should not exceed 3,000 words, but any shorter lengths are welcome. (Writing Guidelines)
Winners and finalists will be officially announced in the January 2016 bulletin, and contacted directly the previous week.
Reading fee is $18 per story. Please, no more than 4 submissions per category.
Simultaneous submissions are okay. Please notify immediately if your submission is accepted elsewhere.
Open only to stories that have not been accepted for print publication.