“(Short) Fiction Collective is proud to celebrate our 100th story! In order to do so we’ve set up a writing contest. Don’t worry, there are no entry fees! Send up to 3 short stories (no romance or sci-fi please) of no more than 5,000 words each to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest ends on November 1st. Winner will be announced in mid-November. If you’re selected, you’ll have your story published on the (Short) Fiction Collective web site, a hundred-dollar check mailed to you, a few randomly selected books from the editor’s private library, and eternal bragging rights. If you don’t win, don’t despair because when we re-open the site for regular submissions in January of 2011 (we need a break for the holidays after all!) all of the stories that weren’t selected will be up for publication (no promises though.) It’s a no-lose situation, so don’t miss out! We look forward to reading your submissions.