I found this writing contest via Duotrope. The contest is from Northpoint, an e-zine, and involves prizes and an interesting theme.
Here is the info via their blog:
New Beginnings: Post-Apocalyptic Stories & Artwork
Did you ever wish the end of the world would come just for the adventure that would follow? You don’t care what made our current society crumble; you want to know what happened afterwards. Here is your chance to explore your idea.
We don’t want to only see descriptions of zombie attacks (although zombie stories are fine) or asteroids falling. We want to know how the survivors figured things out after crawling back from their hiding places, if they did.
Make us feel like we’re walking in a new, unexplored world where bottlecaps are the new currency and people talk about TV’s as a myth. The world ended. What happens now?
DEADLINE: May 1, 2008 (responses will be sent approximately two or three weeks after the contest ends)
1st place: 10$
2nd place: 5$
3rd place 5$
Let me know if you decide to enter. I’m going to see if I can come up with an idea.