As it does each year, The Baltimore Review is collecting submissions for several writing contests, including fiction, non-fiction, video and poetry. So if any of those are your forte, then by all means, start writing now! Rules seem relaxed, and you can get all the details on submissions here. All entries cost $10, but you better hurry as the deadline is November 30, 2013.
Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.