Think summer. Think 2000 words. Think free entry.
This time it is The Guardian competition and the closing date is June 18.
The prize? What writers usually get - honour and glory (in the form of publication in The Guardian's short story special published sometime in August. Everyone else will be a big name writer so your words will be rubbing shoulders with the great and the good).
Send your story by post to Short Stories, Guardian Weekend, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU or email email@example.com. Include a phone number and paste your story into the body of the email - no attachments.Click on the the title of this post to read full terms and condition (and that's a very good idea. Ignore a rule and you've shot your pen in the nib. The admin team have to create a short list somehow and the first stories to be ditched - usually without being read - are the work of writers who can't be bothered to follow the rules.)