Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers. Most entries run from 3,000 to 6,000 words, but any lengths from 3,000 to 20,000 words are welcome.
The Fiction Open contest is held twice a year and is open to submissions in March/April and July/August, with the following deadlines:
April 30 | August 31
NOTE: All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.
$21 per submission
1st place: $3,000 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies
2nd place: $1,000 and, if accepted for publication, 10 copies of that issue
3rd place: $600*
*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue