Years ago I wrote a story that picked up a 3rd place win in the Writers' Digest contest out of 19,000 entries. It was one of my earliest efforts and was printed in Valley Fever, an anthology of stories set in the Central Valley. Kind of collector's item now, we only printed 1,000 copies. I never felt the story got much chance for readers to take a look, but now it's up at http://kingsriverlife.com/05/14/fiesta-de-los-muertos/
You can win a copy of the book as well.