Thanks to New Girl on the Block, for letting me know that Spirit & Destiny are currently closed to fiction submissions. I checked with features editor, Tracie Couper who confirmed this and said, "I have a fair few commissioned Spiritual Fictions still to use and therefore feel it wouldn’t be fair to commission any more right now."
She also said that she'll say on their Facebook page when they reopen to submissions. Of course I'll also post an update here once I know.
The three winners of this playwriting competition will each win £2,000.
The first prize for this short story competition is $200. You have up to 3,500 words to write a horror, science fiction or fantasy story using the theme of 'Still Waters, Deep Thoughts'.
There's $1,000 on offer for this short story competition.
As usual these competitions are free to enter.
Other paying markets
Alpennia will be open for submissions in January. They're looking for historical short stories of up to 5,000 words, which include a lesbian character. You don't need to be a lesbian, to write about sex, or include unicorns in order to submit. There's a lot more detail on the site so, if this appeals, do take a look at that before you start writing. They pay $0.08/word. Thanks to Sheila Crosby for bringing this opportunity to my attention.