Over at Steampunk Trails, where I am publisher, they're about to get underway with the new reading period. One thing new is a 300 word writing challenge. This is a little different than flash fiction, in that the stories have to conform to a set theme and 300 words, for a complete story, is really tight. It's based on the success I have had at Science Fiction Trails where we had a 300 word challenge for gunfight stories. This is not a new shift, the regular story selection continues as well.