I have been very busy working on several projects, one of which was putting a Christmas tree away. However, I wanted to take a moment to mention two publishing contests.
I have no dog (or book) in these events (at the moment), but if you are interested San Francisco writers conference has a contest worth looking into:
Applications due tomorrow (Jan 4th)
And amazon has their annual contests
Submission of long line starts on Jan 23 1st you should read the rules (or get your lawyer to do it)