Crossed Genres' new Science in My Fiction page is sponsoring a short story contest. Serious prizes, astoundingly cool judges (including Cat Rambo, Athena Andreadis, and Randall Monroe of XKCD fame!)
(The kid was extremely excited about Randall Monroe, who is her webcomic hero. She wants to draw comics & has trouble drawing people, see...)
Entry dates are between April 1 and June 30. Other details on the page. First prize is $250. Get the details & get writing!