Why should I hate you for publishing with Lulu.com? They published Atlanta Nights. They employ Mur Lafferty. Also, they're an honest business.
Originally Posted by stupendous man
The only contest I know of that gets mentioned in cover copy and takes submissions from unpublished writers is Writers of the Future:
4. The Contest is open only to those who have not had professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits.It's only for SF or fantasy. If you've written something else, I foresee a spell of research in your future.