Well my fellow writers, Writer's Digest still has 4 writing competitions open so what are you waiting on? Pick up your pen and notepad or your laptop or whatever and write. In my case, it's most often my blackberry which is what I have on me all the time to make notes. It doesn't matter what your preferred style is. Just write something.
Please click here for the Writer's Digest writing competitions and the rules for each one. And yes, the 79th annual contest is closed. Same as the self-published contest but there is no need crying over spilt milk! Let's just go with the ones that are still open.