It's time for the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition! There are several categories and the entry fees are very reasonable. And this year, you can even submit your entries online! Very cool! You can find out more information about this awesome contest here.
Have you purchased your tickets for the LDS Storymakers Writers Conference? If you're an LDS writer (LDS or National Markets), this is the place to be! You get to interact with LDS and National Market authors from a huge variety of genres. There are also agents and editors available for pitch sessions. My favorite part is boot camp! It's awesome! In conjunction with the conference, the Storymakers host a First Chapter Writing Contest. There are several genre categories. I love getting feedback from published authors on my entries. You don't get that from any other contest which makes it totally worth the entry fees!
Do you like to write short stories? Then check out the LDS Humor blog! Authors Nichole Giles and Cindy Beck have posted a call for short stories for the sequel of their humor book, Mirth from the Members. The deadline is August 2009.