I got the e-mail from Echelon Press (http://www.echelonpress.com) , announcing their Fast and Festive Short Story Contest. Further information about the contest is listed on their blog. Echelon only accepts submissions by invitation, so this might be a chance to get my foot in their doorway. This morning in the shower, I got the idea for a historical romance. So, I'm going to give it a shot. . .