I hope your pencils are sharpened...
Shroud Publishing are running a flash fiction contest, and the deadline is this Friday. Get writing...
Here's some details:
SHROUD MAGAZINE "NEWS OF THE WEIRD" FLASH FICTION CONTEST!
For issue #7. Simply write 500 words or less on the below linked strange news story. It must fit our genre categories (horror, noir, dark fiction, fantasy or bizarro), it must be original and not a reprint, and must arrive by Friday June 12th.
1st Place: Paid publication in Issue #7 (nationally distributed), and a pitch session for longer works for 2010!
5 runners up will be published as well. No entry fee (obviously), let's see your work! send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of "flash fiction contest #7".
NH thief has great gall: Humpty Dumpty get-up gone
The chance at a pitch session will, I am sure, tempt a few of you. Good luck.