For all the writers, I read about a couple of contests recently, and instead of re-pasting the info here, I'll just direct you to the original blogs that had the info:
Myfanwy Collins has some interesting news about a new anthology being put together for the best of online writing. Even better, she's got a lovely story posted called "Cicadas" that captures the tail end of summer perfectly.
Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz has some news about a new erotica anthology. As a bonus, she's always got some wonderful quotes and her posts are sharp and insightful and a good kick in the ass.
And, the shockingly good Dennis Mahagin is the featured poet at The Hiss Quarterly.