Slowly, noisily and magnanimously, she rose from her seat, her huge bulk making and causing an orchestra of noises; from the groaning of her seat, the sucking squelch of the upholstery, and the creaking of her joints to the swishing noise her nylon dress made.
Go to the web address indicated for details on the competitions. Deadline: 3rd March, 2009 Submit to: Pockets. 1908 Grand Avenue, PO Box 340004, Nashville, TN 37203-0004. Theme: Love your enemies. ONLY Christian topics for children. Type: Stories (1,400 words MAX), poems (24 lines MAX), and articles (1,000 words MAX). URL: http://www.upperroom.org/pockets/writer_guidelines.asp Deadline: 1st April, 2009 Submit to: A Cup Of Comfort For Fathers via online form: http://www.cupofcomfort.com/memberlogin. Theme: Fathers. Type: True stories (1,000 to 2,000 words). URL: http://www.cupofcomfort.com Deadline: 28th February, 2009 Submit to: Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest. Submit online: http://www.sfc.kenyonreview.org. Entry fee: none. First prize: Scholarship to the 2009 Writers Workshop, June 14-21, in Gambier, Ohio. Type: MUST be a writer under the age of 30. Short fiction (1,200 words MAX). URL: http://kenyonreview.org/contests-sf.php