Check out this post from Esther Chilton’s blog with markets for writers.
Writing Magazine are holding their annual Open Short Story Competition. So the choice of subject to write about is yours! Here are some more details:
1st: £200, plus publication in the magazine
2nd: £50, plus publication on the website
Entry fees: £6, £4 for subscribers
Word limit: Between 1500 – 1700 words
Closing date: 15th January
To find out more, visit the competition page.