Here's a couple "free to enter" contests you might enjoy.
Query Letter Contest - This is kinda cool, you get your query judged by an agent and win a nice prize too. Deadline is May 31st.
Flash Fiction Contest - Write a story between 500-800 words with the topic of "hotel room." Deadline is June 3rd.
Here's a paranormal romance anthology. They want stories from 1,000 words up to 8,500 words. The deadline is Nov. 1st.
Want to read books on your computer but don't want to pay for a Kindle, Nook or IPad? Then you'll love this. Download the Kindle software onto your computer and you can be reading in just a few minutes. And there are LOTS of free books along with many very inexpensive ones. This is a great way to find new authors.
Writer's Police Academy - This looks like such fun. It's Sept. 24-26th and would be great to attend if you write mystery or crime novels. Lee Lofland also has a great blog for crime stuff.