The markets may be dwindling, but that's all the more reason to polish up your writing and targetting skills to get yourself ahead of the competition.
If you're within reach of the Northamptonshire area and free on Saturday 30th July, why not sign up for Helen Hunt's short story workshop? Helen's been writing for the women's magazines for a few years, and has had tremendous success, especially with Woman's Weekly. The day costs just £30 and includes a critique of a story to be sent beforehand by email.
Click on the link above for full details and how to contact Helen. I bet it'll be an excellent workshop and you'll learn loads.
I'm off on a course myself on Sunday in Bath - How to Sell Your Novel, run by Sarah Duncan. Am nowhere near wanting to try to sell it yet, however! I believe there might still be places available on that course - email sionhillcourses (at) hotmail.com if interested.