I spotted all sorts of short story goodness while blog-hopping this morning.
The Do Some Damage folks are sponsoring a flash contest - Christmas Noir! They want 600 to 1000 words of your best degenerate Christmas stories. The deadline is December 19th but they'll be posting the stories on their blog as they come in. You can find all the details at http://dosomedamage.blogspot.com/2010/12/dsd-christmas-noir-flash-challenge.html And there's prizes. Check it out and get writing your best HO-HO-story.
Over at Death by Killing, Chris Rhatigan has started a great new series. He's invited crime writers from around the 'net to give him their top five crime stories from 2010. Up first is AJ Hayes with his picks. Check it out! Lots of great stories that you might not have discovered yet. http://death-by-killing.blogspot.com/
Those wonderful writers from the Top Suspense Group are having a contest. Starting December 6 they will be posting their round robin story. The person who can match all the writers to their stories wins. Check out the details at http://topsuspense.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-suspense-round-robin-short-story.html and don't forget to drop back on the sixth for the first installment of what's looking to be a great story!
Our fearless editor of "Discount Noir", Steve Weddle, is being interviewed over at Dana King's blog so be sure to check it out. http://danaking.blogspot.com/2010/12/interview-with-steve-weddle.html
With a hat tip to David Cranmer we have a "Holiday Book Blog Catalog". Erin Cole has put together a catalog of books for your Christmas shopping pleasure. And there's quite a few anthologies included there. http://erincolelive.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-book-blog-catalog.html
And if you're as unorganized as I am and looking for a way to straighten out your writing life, here's a link from Brian Lindenmuth. http://smallbeerpress.com/books/2010/10/05/a-working-writers-daily-planner-2011