Night Train's Fifty-Fifty Fiction Awards Competition is an experiment
in helping to keep the short story alive and well. Half of the reading fees
we receive for this competition will be used for its administration and
for the publication of Night Train. The other half will be awarded to the
TOP 5 story writers. By sharing the proceeds of the contest 50/50 with the
TOP 5 award winners, we will be providing excellent writers with the opportunity
to be well compensated for their work.
You can track the amount of the awards as they grow. Night Train is a non-profit enterprise; at no time will reading fees EVER be used for anything other than publication and administrative costs.
|In a steam locomotive, the firebox keeps the engine going. At Night Train, we define Firebox Fiction as short short stories of 1,000 words or fewer, bursting with creative fire. If youve read our Aesthetic, you know what we like. The challenge of Firebox Fiction is for you to give us what we like in a small container, too hot to hold onto.