NYFA: New York Foundation for the Arts
Address PO Box 80430
Portland,OR 97280
Phone Number (503)221-0836
Fax Number (503)221-0837
TTY Number (000)000-0000
Email [email protected]
Website http://www.glimmertrain.org
Executive Director Ms. Linda Swanson-Davies
Founding Year 0
Incorporating Year 0
Mission Statement Glimmer Train welcomes the work of established and upcoming writers. It especially appreciates work that is both well written and emotionally engaging.
Program Name Short Story Award for New Writers
Program Contact
Program Phone (503) 221-0836
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 1994
Description of Program Open only to emerging writers who haven’t had fiction appear in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 800 to 4,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
Conditions/Public Service Requirements n/a
Award Website http://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/writing_guidelines.php
Where does the program take place?
Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? No
Support or Services Provided as part of the Program
  • Publication/catalog
Description of Support or Services


1st place: $2,500 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies

2nd place: $500*

3rd place: $300*

Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 300.00 - 2500.00
Related Arts
Residency Programs Open to Applicants Worldwide
Gender No Requirement
Age No Requirement
Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? No
  • No Requirement
Career Point
  • Emerging
Special Population
  • No Requirement
Other Restrictions
Total Number of Applicants (annually) 2000
Total Number of Recipients (annually) 3
Total Number of Awards (annually) 3
Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0
Procedure Open Application
Contact Requirements
Material/Process See website for details on application materials and guidelines
Application Fee $18
Exact Deadline
Approximate Deadline
Rolling Deadline Yes
Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines
Selection Process/Criteria All entries are read by one or both of two co-editors.
Notification Process

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.

Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? False
Awardee's Public Service Requirement? n/a