Glimmer Train’s June Fiction Open is currently accepting fiction submissions between 2,000 and 20,000 words until midnight (PST) on June 30, 2012. This quarterly opportunity is open to all writers and all themes. Unpublished novel excerpts are considered, provided they feel like complete stories. Multiple submissions are also accepted with a maximum of three submissions per category. The reading fee for each submission is $19.
The first place winner will now receive $2,500 (increased from $2,000 in the previous Fiction Open), publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and twenty copies of that issue. The second and third place winners will receive $1,000 and $600 (or, if published, $700), respectively. Winners and finalists will be contacted by August 31, and results will be announced in the September 1 bulletin.
Glimmer Train Stories is represented in recent editions of The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New Stories from the South, Best of the West, and Best American Short Stories anthologies. For more information or to submit your work, visit www.glimmertrain.com/fictionopen.html.