Here are a couple of upcoming submission deadlines I thought some of you might be interested in checking out.
Scintillating Starts - Writer Advice is holding their first contest for the opening of your manuscript. Show how you grab the reader! Plus they'll "...send you an insightful, practical evaluation and publish the first paragraphs of the works we believe are strongest. $250 in prize money will be divided among those published."All the info re the fee and the rules are on the site.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2012. [Hurry!]
The Micro Award - this is awarded for fiction under 1000 words, originally published in 2012. The site has all the rules and lists of previous winners and finalists plus some commentary.
DEADLINE: December 31, 2012.