Just a quick note on ways to abuse precious minutes of your life in which you could be writing, but aren't. Facebook has a number of exciting literary groups open to the public: Summer Literary Seminars, Mid-American Review, The Granta Magazine Appreciation Club, Subtropics, American Short Fiction, and Tin House magazine. They also have pages for The Paris Review, A Public Space, The New Yorker, and McSweeney's.
Aside Side Note--http.www.pandora.com has the background music that makes procrastinating an act of customized pleasure.
Horrible Return to Reality--Upcoming Contest/Submission deadlines are:
Summer Literary Seminar deadline is February 28 2009.
Myslexia short story contest deadline is January 23 2009.
I know what you're thinking, but Asha it's only 2008 and these deadlines are in 2009! Seriously, less than a month on some of these.