Get your pens ready to win some regional writing contests, such as the Doris Betts Fiction Prize. North Carolina residents are eligible to enter the competition, and first prize is $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. The contest is looking for a previously unpublished short story of up to 6,000 words. All entries can be entered via submittable. There will be an entry fee for each submission; more guidelines can be found here.
The submission deadline is February 15, 2014. Good luck!