The deadline to the short story contest on ChiZine has been extended to February 28, 2009. They are looking for the best 1,000 word or less story set in the world of Brent Hayward's Filaria. Top prize is publication in ChiZine at the rate of $0.25/word. Further details can be found here. There are book reviews available on Filaria for those who can glean enough information to write a quick story.
Good luck to inventive and speedy writers.