The December Fiction Open closes January 2. Word count range: 2,000 - 20,000.
First-place wins $2,000 and publication in Issue 78 of Glimmer Train Stories.
Second- and third-place winners win $1,000/$600 (or, if chosen for publication, $700).
Winners and finalists of the September Fiction Open have been notified, and the Top-25 list is posted. Our thanks to all of you for letting us read your work!
1st place: "Bomb" by Carrie Brown
2nd place: "Life Underwater" by Ken Barris
3rd place: "Ellijay" by Lydia Fitzpatrick
We’ve just wrapped up our second and our final Best Start competition. It was a unique challenge and honor to judge this competition, and we thank you for sending in an amazing array of work! Although there were many more entries of obvious merit, we managed to whittle the list down to the 50 Best Starts!
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