Multiple price options
Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers! Most entries run from 2,000 to 6,000 words, but we invite stories from 2,000 to 20,000 words.
- 1st place wins $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.
- 2nd place wins $1,000 and, if accepted for publication, 10 copies.
- 3rd place wins $600 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
READING FEE: $21 per story
The Fiction Open is held twice a year and is open to submissions in June and December with the following deadlines:
June 30 | January 2
NOTE: All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be contacted directly the week before the public announcement in our bulletins, which will be on these dates:
September 1 | March 1