>Circalit is having a free short story competition–2500 word maximum, deadline September 15. See the website for more information, and you might want to explore the site to see what else they have to offer. Here’s what their contest press release has to say about Circalit:
Circalit is the world’s premier social networking site for writers. The site was launched in February 2010 as a site where screenwriters can showcase their work to film studios, and is now also home to novelists, playwrights and short story writers across the globe. Its free service allows writers to have their work reviewed by peers and industry professionals, enter into free competitions, create a fan base for their work and network with industry contacts. Circalit’s mission is to digitize and democratize the way that good literature is discovered by industry professionals.