next Fifty-Fifty Fiction Awards Competition will be held in early 2003. The first, which took place during this past summer, was a glowing success. Look for details here in the coming weeks. Night Trains Fifty-Fifty
Fiction Awards Competition is an experiment in helping to keep the
short story alive and well. 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. More
reading period for the 2002 Richard Yates competition is from August
15 through December 31 (EXTENDED!). Stories from 2500-7000 words. Independently
judged by DeWitt Henry. Awards include cash and publication in Night
Trains second issue, which will come out in the Spring of
2003. The editors here have always admired the work of Richard Yates.
Naming this competition after him is done so to honor his memory. The results are in!