I've now submitted a short story to 'Writing' magazine. I am working through the list I made last week of suitable competions and they all have one thing in common - there is no entry fee! I will only enter if they are free otherwise I could end up being seriously out of pocket if I don't win anything.
I'm working on my next entry at the moment and this one is going very well. I'm happy with the story and the characters so far. It's nowhere near ready to submit but I'll keep working at it.