I've been asked by blogger Fat Roland to let you know about the the Flash Mob Competition he's helping to run and judge for the Chorlton Arts Festival:
Stories of 500 words or less, theme and style completely open, entry free. Deadline for entries April 29th. A shortlist will be announced on May 13th, then the whole thing will be topped off with a reading night and awards ceremony on May 26th. 12 shortlisted entrants will get to read their story, and the winner gets their story illustrated and framed. Further details on the website here.