It's all very well me banging on about the imminent publication of Discord's Apprentice on 1st June (available for pre-order from Smashwords and Amazon), but I don't want to neglect the writers who visit here, who will obviously be more interested in their own work. Here are a few opportunities that might suit you.
    Writing Short Fiction publishes stories by both champion and debut authors. There's no payment, but the exposure can't hurt, and there are lots of hints and tips to help build your confidence. Alfie Dog Fiction also has a new short story competition. Its second international Short Story Prize has a first prize of £200 and publication of a collection of the winner's short stories. Entries must be unpublished and between 1,000 and 2,000 words. To enter you need to download five stories from the site, which cost from 39p. There are a few months before the closing date of 30th September, but now is the time to start thinking about it as the summer slips by all too quickly. Thirdly, if you have a stage play with a running time of at least an hour that's looking for a home, you could try the Bruntwood Prize, but you'll need to be quick as the closing date is 5th June 2015. Entry is free.
    Good luck!