“Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale.
Piers Anthony


Villipede Publications — the publisher that released the sci-fi anthology in which two of my stories were recently published — has a flash fiction contest underway. They’re featuring an original piece of artwork, and contestants are to submit their stories (600 words MAX) to accompany it.  There will be one winner and three runners-up. The main prize is a physical copy of a book that they’ve published, along with some promotional material. Your story will also appear on the website.

The deadline is March 1, 2013.

Find out more details here.