If you've ever dreamed of spending summer days writing in Italy you may want to take a look at the Like Heaven Writing Holidays short story competition, which I recently saw posted over at placesforwriters.com.
Submit a short story (original, unpublished, 3,000 words maximum) no later than midnight, May 7, 2006. You may submit only one story, titled "Like Heaven." (Frankly, I'm not sure if this means the story must reflect the subject/theme of "Like Heaven" or not--you may want to inquire about that.) The winning entry and honorable mentions will be posted on the Like Heaven Web site.
The winner also receives an invitation to participate in the "Like Heaven Writing Holiday," free of charge. This includes accommodation, meals, and workshop participation. The prize does not include transportation costs. From what I've read on the Web site, this seems to be a prose-focused workshop.
There is NO ENTRY FEE.
To learn more, click here.
ADDED ON MAY 6, 2006:
Per an e-mail received today, submissions to this competition are now closed.