First up in the spotlight is CoolStuff4Writers. They offer a monthly contest, interviews, merchandise, articles and the CoolNewsletter4Writers.
The monthly newsletter features a nice blend of content. They have a little bit of everything - a short editorial, a helpful writing-related article or two, and a slew of announcements that include writing markets, author news, and contests. Past issues of the newsletter are archived online back to June 2005, and announcements can be viewed directly from the website via the 'Cool Announcements' link. Articles and interviews are also accessible directly from the website via links on the left-hand side of the page.
The contest features a new prompt and word count every month; winner receives a small cash prize. One of the things I love about recurring contests like this is that the prompts can get pretty creative. Even if you don't win the contest, you might be inspired to write a piece that sells.
All of this (except the merchandise) is free, and the website is simple and easy to navigate. That's pretty cool! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)