Paty Jager has advised us of this competition for emerging writers:
$2,000 Awaits Winners of Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2009 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition to vie for $2,000 in cash prizes. The literary competition is open to all US and international writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more. Writers who have been published on-line or have self-published are considered on an individual basis. This competition celebrates the emerging writer.
The first-place winner will receive $1,000 in cash, while the second- and third-place winners will receive $500 each. Judges will also award honorable mentions to other entrants whose work demonstrates promise.
Go to their website for competition guidelines: www.shortstorycompetition.com/guidelines.php