Dark Moon Books is holding a fiction contest to fill its newest anthology, MONSTERS! The editors want monster stories 2000-6000 words long that have not been published in print. (Online publication is OK as long as you still hold the copyright.) The entry fee is $5 per story, and the three top prizes are $100, $50, and $25. Selected stories will be chosen for publication in the anthology, and any writer whose story is included will get a contributor's copy. The submission deadline is April 10th.
The February issue of Apex Magazine is now live... read all the stories and vote for your favorite. And if that's not enough speculative fiction for you, check out Charles Gramlich's science fiction/horror story "Hunter's Moon" from October's Beat to a Pulp.