Hastac-ers might be interested in this opportunity:
"We invite you to write an original essay - from 1000 to 3000 words long - in the spirit of Goodman’s "utopian essays and practical proposals."
Tell us: what is one of the pressing social and political issues of our time, and how would you address it?
The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and will be published in Dissent. Two runner-up essays will be published on the Dissent web site and will receive $250 and a signed DVD copy of the film.
Essays should be sent in PDF or DOC format to email@example.com by May 1, 2010."
More info at the link above.