Hurry up and pay attention to this one (the information will only be posted on the public part of the WritersMarket.com Web site until September 14).
Writer's Market is running a Freelance Writing Success Stories Contest. They're looking for true, first-person success stories "on some aspect of freelance writing success, whether it's your first byline, the crazy things you went through to secure a book quote, or how you were able to get exclusive access to an interview subject."
Prizes include a $250 contract to have the story published in the 2008 Writer's Market (first place); a $150 contract to have the story published in the 2008 Writer's Market (second place); and a $100 contract to have the story published in the 2008 Writer's Market (third place).
Submission deadline (submit via e-mail to writersmarket(at)fwpubs(dot)com): December 1, 2006. There's NO ENTRY FEE.
Unpublished stories only, says Writer's Market editor Robert Lee Brewer (via e-mail).
Again, if you want to read the official announcement online (and you're not a Writer's Market subscriber) visit WritersMarket.com by September 14 (scroll down the page).