Who says writing short fiction doesn't pay? Actually, there's a lot of truth in that, but for those who love the short form, here are some contests, with close deadlines, that have handsome cash prizes and low entry fees.
Innovative Fiction Contest
Deadline: March 8, 2010
Entry Fee: $5
More information: Visit website or E-mail nmp @ thediagram.com or send SASE to DIAGRAM, Innovative Fiction Contest, Ander Monson, Editor, Department of English, P.O. Box 210067, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0067.
Prize: $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM.
Description: given annually for an innovative short story. All entries are considered for publication. Ander Monson will judge.
Submit: story of up to 10,000 words with a $5 entry fee by March 8.
Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2010
Entry Fee: $4
Prize: $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine.
Description: A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of any length with a $4 entry fee by March 31.
Someone has to win. Maybe it will be you.