Contests: Writers of the Future, of course. And The Fifth Annual Tundra Prize -- these guys are way too much fun not to enter their little contest and besides, I already have two Laudable Mentions under my belt from them, which will eventually be published in their second anthology -- maybe May 2006? And the Science Fiction Writers of Earth -- it's my last year of eligibility, since I squeaked in my entry early before I received payment for "The Pulse of the Sea", my first pro sale. Plus two pro market sponsored contests: The Mary Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction via Rosebud and the First Annual Apex Digest Halloween Short Story Contest.
And the remaining five submissions to pro markets span the globe with 3 U.S. markets, 1 U.K. and 1 Australian. I tell you, my stories are getting better traveled than I am.