Best Start (not to exceed 1,000 words)i wish there were more contests like this. i like the idea of 50 different small prizes. it seems like there's a better chance to win your money back and then some.
Prizes:The 50 most engaging pieces will each win $50 and make Glimmer Train's Best Start list, which will be announced in our December bulletin as well as on other major blogs for writers. Other considerations: Reading fee is $10 per piece. Open only to new writers
whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed print publication with a
circulation over 3,000.
i also wish i could enter. i am sad but it seems i am "too big" to enter (pen america's circulation is above 3,000), although this is sort of new and cool at the same time
the boston review is doing this contest, judged by chang-rae lee:
Rules: First prize is $1500 and publication in our summer 2010 issue. Entries must be 4,000 words or less, and accompanied by a $20 fee. All entrants recieve a year's subscription to Boston Review and are considered for regular publication. Our judge this year is novelist Chang-Rae Lee, and the contest is supervised, as always, by fiction editor Junot Díaz.
Send stories to:
35 Medford St. Suite 302
Somerville, MA 02143