The elves have told me there are some great writing opportunities coming up, so consider this the first wave.
With as little as 1,000 words you can win the opportunity to pitch your manuscript to a living, breathing editor at Harlequin. That's better than a punch in the face, right?
Also, if you're a YA writer, keep an eye on Liz Pelletier's blog, for her next open call for a spec writer for Entangled Publishing.
Good luck and happy writing!