Shakespeare and Company is having a novella contest, open to all unpublished writers; the deadline is December 1, 2010. There are three awards: the award for the best novella and two runner-up awards. The 2011 Paris Literary Prize award is 10,000€ and a weekend stay in Paris, France. The winner will also read from his or her work at a special event at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop in Paris. There will be two runner-up awards. These awardees will receive a weekend stay in Paris and an opportunity to read from their work at a special event at Shakespeare and Company Bookshop in Paris. There’s kind of a steep submission fee– 50€– but I guess you gotta gamble sometimes, right? Then there’s the Paris Short Stories contest, run by Laurel Zuckerman. Deadline November 30th; submission fee 10€. Judges include Nicola Keegan, Penelope Fletcher, owner of the Red Wheelbarrow, Diane Johnson, and Cara Black.