Here’s a nice little contest sponsored by our capital city here in Ohio. No entry fee and a chance for some Amazon gift cards. Here are some of the details directly from the page:
Your task is to submit a story of 2500 characters (about 500 words) or less that includes the mandatory line “but those aren’t your shoes” somewhere in the text. The top 7 vote earners will move on to the finals. Five judges will each award a $15 Amazon.com gift card to the finalist of their choice. One writer could potentially receive all five gift cards for a total of $75, five different writers could each get $15, or anywhere in between.
Check out the link for additional details.