The Bevel Summers Prize in the Short Short Story is open to all authors of stories of up to 1,000 words. Mail stories to Bevel Summers/Shenandoah, Mattingly House, 2 Lee Ave., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. Deadline March 31, 2011. Send two copies, one with name and contact information, including e-mail address, and a duplicate with no identifying information, along with an SASE. The winner receives $250 and will be featured prominently on Shenandoah's first online issue. There is no entry fee.
NOTE: Thought you'd like this simple contest with few rules, no theme, and a respectable prize and no entry fee. Just perfect for the holidays.
DOUBLE NOTE: Edits are going great on the novel. I'm having to change some things about the ending (like who shot who). It's snagged me for the moment, but I have 3-4 days at Christmas to think it over, maybe run it by friends and relations. Imagine a death scene playing out at Christmas in the middle of ripped open gifts and one too many eggnogs!