I saw this on Lily's blog and HAD to repost it here...
Waterstones are running a short story competition to celebrate the National Year of Reading. This competition gives writers the chance to be published alongside some of the world's greatest authors and even win an Arvon Writing Course. The only stipulation is that your story should be a maximum of 600 characters.
You can customise your story card too - change the font (*waves at Caroline*), add stencil images and borders, change the colours, loads of stuff.
NB: You can only enter once (as I just realised when I tried to submit a second entry) so choose your story wisely!
There's a link to the judging criteria so you might want to click on that before you enter your story.
Their favourite stories will get published online and three winners stories will be chosen to go into a postcard book (alongside the famous authors) - all proceeds of which go to Dyslexia Action and English PEN. All entries must be in before 19th June 2008 so click here now and get creating.