Two contest deadlines looming for us short story writers out there:
o Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers: Any length up to 12K words. Prize money, publication, entry fee ($15/entry). Contest held every 3-4 months.
See details here: http://glimmertrain.stores.yahoo.net/reminder.html
o Barthelme Prize (Gulf Coast Magazine): Flash fiction — 500 words or less. Prize money, publication, entry fee ($17 for up to three submissions). Electronic or paper submission. Annual contest. 2014 Judge: Amy Hempel.
See details and Donald Barthelme bio here: https://gulfcoastmag.org/contests/barthleme-prize/
Read last year’s winning story here: https://gulfcoastmag.org/journal/26.2/bats/
Remember: it’s like the lottery. You gotta submit to win!