Fiction Open

Multiple price options

 

CONTEST GUIDELINES

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.

PRIZES

  • 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

DEADLINES

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

SUBMIT HERE