I recently came across a few writing opportunities I wanted to pass along.
One is an on-going request for submissions for a quarterly journal, based on The First Line of a story. The next due date is November 1st, for a 300-5000 word story beginning with the sentence: We went as far as the car would take us. There is no submission fee, and if your story gets published, it pays $25-50 plus a copy of the journal in which it appears.
Another opportunity is to guest blog on the Discover Lehigh Valley website.
And lastly, here is a list of 10 Short Story Competitions to Enter Before the End of 2014. (Keep in mind that Writers Write is a South African site, so not all of them may be open to US residents.)