Author Doug Clegg has a new contest to celebrate the upcoming release of his novel Neverland that will snare one lucky reader their choice of a Kindle or a Nook e-reader; get the details, rules and enter by May 15th, 2010 over at his web site.
Parsec is holding their 15th annual short story contest for SF, fantasy or horror stories with a theme of "The Color of Silence." Length is 3.5K max, three prizes of $200.00 (1st place), $100.00 (2nd) and $50.00 (3rd) and may be considered for publication. No reprints, no eletcronic submissions, see web site for more details. Deadline April 15, 2010.
Pyr is having a 5th anniversary essay contest for U.S. residents; write an essay of 1500 words max with a theme of "five reasons why science fiction and fantasy is important to you" and have a shot at winning free books, a trip to a SF con and much more. See web site for details and rules; submission period for contest runs from April 1 - June 1, 2010.