Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers

May 20, 2009

Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: May 31, 2009


  • 1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies.
  • 2nd place: $500 and possible publication.
  • 3rd place: $300 and possible publication.

Reading Fee: $15 per story

Results post on July 31, 2009. Winning story will be published in Issue 76

Other Considerations:

  • Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries, of course, must be unpublished.)
  • Stories not to exceed 12,000 words.

Visit Glimmer Train’s website for further details.

Good luck!


John (Jack) Vanek

May 19, 2009

Congratulations to Jack Vanek!

Jack’s book of poems, Heart Murmurs: Poems, has been published by Bird Dog Publishing. You can purchase a copy either through Bird Dog Publishing or directly from Jack by contacting him via his website.

Jack also received “Best Of” honors at the 2009 Writers in Paradise writers’ conference in Laura Lippman’s Novel II workshop for the excerpt of his novel, Deros. An excerpt of Deros will appear in Sabal Volume 4 later this summer. To pre-order, please click here.

Congrats, again, Jack!

New Letters Literary Awards Contest

May 8, 2009

For those interested in submitting to the New Letters Literary Awards Contest, please see the guidelines on their website.

Deadline: Postmark by May 18, 2009

Entry Fee: $15 (includes cost of a one-year subscription (four issues))

Accepting Entries in: Fiction, Poetry, and Essay

Good Luck!