It’s that time of year again–time to submit your work for the NC State/Brenda Smart Short Story Contests (for short fiction and short-short story). This year’s guest judge is Shannon Ravenel, co-founder of Algonquin Books. Unpublished stories only, from North Carolina residents (professors in the UNC system may not submit; “TAs, grad students, lecturers and adjuncts are okay, however.” Grand Prize for the short fiction category is $500; prize for short-short story is $250. No entry fee. Deadline: October 16, 2006. More information/submission instructions here.