Grace Period Extended Until March 10, 2018
Deadline: The Short Story Award for New Writers is held three times per year: February 28 | June 30 | October 31. A one-week grace period follows each deadline.
Eligibility: New writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.)
Length: Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
Entry Fee: $18 per submission
- 1st place: $2,500 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies
- 2nd place: $500*
- 3rd place: $300*
*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue
Announcement: Winners will be contacted directly one week prior to public announcement in our bulletins:
- January/February contest announces May 1.
- May/June contest announces September 1.
- September/October contest announces January 1.
- 1st-place: Courtney Knowlton for “Mean Blonde Ponytail Girl”
- 2nd-place: Alexandra B. Chang for “Tomb Sweeping Day”
- 3rd-place: Amanda S. Torres for “Fortuna”
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SUBMIT YOUR STORY HERE
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $13
1st Prize: €3K (approximately $3,170) & publication
2nd Prize: Week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France with small travel stipend & publication
3rd Prize €1K (approximately $1,060) & publication
JUDGE: Belinda McKeon. Her debut novel Solace won the Faber Prize and was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and the Paris Review. As a playwright, she has had work produced in Dublin and New York, and is currently under commission to the Abbey Theatre. She lives in Brooklyn and is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University.
Previous Judges include John Boyne, Martina Evans, Donal Ryan and Mike McCormack.
SUBMIT: Previously unpublished story of up to 6,000 words. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
The Moth, International Short Story Prize, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, County Cavan, Ireland. Rebecca O’Connor, Editor.
Entry Fee: $15
Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is an annual national short fiction contest that features a first place $2,000 cash award and invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College; a second place cash prize of $500; and third place cash prize of $250. The winner stories will be published in the print issue of Fall of Philadelphia Stories. The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is made possible by the generous support of the McGlinn and Hansma families.
Contest Submission Guidelines:
- Deadline: January 1 – June 15, 2017.
- Previously unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words. Please note, “published” includes any work published in print or online, including online magazines, blogs, public social media sites, etc.
- Multiple submissions will be accepted for the contest only. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, however, we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
- Only authors currently residing in the United States are eligible.
- Submissions will only be accepted via the website. Please email email@example.com if you are having any trouble with your submission.
- There is a $15 reading fee for each story submitted.
- All entrants will receive a complimentary copy of the Philadelphia Stories contest issue.
- Winners will be announced by October 1, 2017.