I have been madly editing stories for the competition. The one I just wrote won’t be ready for the Sci-fi submission, so I will go to a fall back. The horror story is in edit number ten or so, and I hope will now hold its own. So much work for such short stories!
Update: My story “Paint Drying and a Fractured Mind” won honorary mention in the Writers Digest 2012 sci-fi short story competition. It will be published eventually in an anthology of stories for kindle. I need a kick-in-the-ass to get myself to do the final steps in the preparation and conversion process.