I have been a member of Shortbread Stories for about a year, but have only submitted two stories so far. It's a wonderful website where you can submit your work and there are plenty of people willing to offer feedback and constructive criticism. There aren't many writers groups near me, and the few that do exist are full for now.
Shortbread is a lovely online alternative, and I am going to use it as a writers group to give and receive feedback.
They run competitions too, and I actually managed to get my act together and submit something before the deadline this time. The winner is decided through a voting system and there's plenty of competition. You can check out all of the entries at Shortbread Stories Competition and if you fancy a little look at the website in full click on the link on my blog at any time.
I'm off to read through the other entries and cast my vote.