Are you ready for fame and fortune? Well... fame, anyway? If you're an unpublished writer, this could be your big break. Bantam Spectra is having a speculative fiction writing contest, and the winner gets published in Spectra Pulse, the publisher's free promotional magazine. (I saw a copy the other day, and it looks quite nice. It has short stories and excerpts from upcoming novels, including some of our favorite authors.) You also get $100. Stories must be under 2,000 words, and you have until Jan. 31. Details here, and I hope an io9 reader wins this! [Bantam Spectra]