A horror fiction contest and a poetry contest:
- The 1st Annual Dark Moon Anthology Short Story Contest: Dark Moon Books is holding this contest in order to fill their zombie anthology, A Collection of Zombie Short Stories. The editors want only zombie stories, between 2000 and 6000 words. Stories can have appeared online, but not in print. The three prizes are $100, $50, and $25. Other stories selected for inclusion will receive contributor's copies. The submission deadline is January 1st, 2010.
- Bay Area Poets Coalition Annual Contest: This yearly poetry contest has three categories -- Mini (up to 15 lines), Midi (up to 25 lines), and Maxi (up to 35 lines). Entries must be unpublished and accompanied by an entry fee of $2 per poem. Three prizes will be awarded -- $50, $35, and $20. The deadline is November 15th, 2009.
Also, I came across this review the other day of Bits and Pieces. The reviewer spelled my name wrong, but he or she seemed to like the chapbook, so I won't complain. (Copies of Bits and Pieces are still available from The Genre Mall and Spec House of Poetry.)