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Fiction Open (Award)
Last Update 4/6/2018 8:27:00 PM

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 Fiction Open
Program Contact
Program Phone (503) 221-0836
Program Email [email protected]
Year Program Founded 1998
Description of Program

Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers! Most entries run from 3000 to 6000 words, but they invite stories from 3000 to 20,000 words.

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 wins $3000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.

2nd place wins $1000 and, if accepted for publication, 10 copies.

3rd place wins $600 or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies.

Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award) 600.00 - 3000.00

Related Arts
Residency Programs Open to Applicants Worldwide
Gender No Requirement
Age No Requirement
Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? Yes
  • No Requirement
Career Point
  • No Requirement
Special Population
  • No Requirement
Other Restrictions

Excerpts from unpublished novels are fine in any category as long as they feel like complete stories and meet the guidelines. If the novel has been published, the excerpt must be at least 20% different from the material as published, and have, of course, its own title.

For more info, please see FAQ.

Total Number of Applicants (annually) 1800
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 https://glimmertrainpressinc.submittable.com/submit
Application Fee $21

Exact Deadline 4/30/2018
Approximate Deadline
Rolling Deadline No
Ideal Contact Month for New Application and Guidelines

Selection Process/Criteria All entries are read by one or both of the two co-editors
Notification Process

Winners will be contacted directly the week before the public announcement.

March/April contest announces July 1.

July/August contest announces November 1.

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