April 1, 2010

In this issue:
Upcoming deadlines and results:
  • The April Family Matters competition closes
    April 30. We're looking for original, unpublished stories on family. Entries should not exceed 12,000 words. (Any shorter lengths are welcome.) First place wins $1,200 and publication in Issue 80 of Glimmer Train Stories. Second- and third-place winners receive $500/$300 (or, if chosen for publication, $700).
  • Winners and finalists of the January Very Short Fiction Award have been notified, and the Top-25 list is posted! Our thanks to all of you for letting us read your stories!
          1st place: "Wackers" by Michael Schiavone
          2nd place: "The Accidental Marathon" by Jake Wrenn
          3rd place: "Big Girl" by David Abady
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Looking forward,

Sisters and Editors
Glimmer Train Stories, represented in recent editions of the Pushcart Prize, O. Henry, New Stories
from the South, New Stories from the Midwest, and Best American Short Stories anthologies.