True stories. Chicken Soup for the soul want inspirational first-person stories. Their current anthologies are Time to Thrive – stories about pursuing a passion and finding a purpose up to 1,200 words. Deadline Dec 31. Holiday – Christmas stories and poems. Deadline Jan 31. They pay 200 dollars. For more details and to submit see the website http://www.chickensoup.com
For our novelists: The Guardian are running a monthly competition to find the self published book of the month. For details see http://www.theguardian.com/books/series/self-published-book-of-the-month. Check out the copyright issues, though.
A bit of fun: Dialogual is a magazine that publishes dialogue-only stories ( no payment) length 350 words maximum. No tags such as ‘he said’ allowed. They are full until next April when they are looking for stories about jokers. See website dialogual.wix.com