I just saw over at Smart Bitches Who Love Trashy Books that Danielle Steele is hosting a short story contest with Ladies Home Journal to promote her new perfume. The grand prize winner gets publication of an excerpt in Ladies Home Journal and $2,500. The deadline is January 31, 2008.
I love the Smart Bitches website - they review romance novels and tell you which are worth your time and moolah. I especially love the critiques of old and new romance covers. But be warned, don't go there if you are offended by raw language or man titty. They have both.