The Momaya Press Short Story Competition accepts entries on any topic related to music (deadline: 30 April 2013). However if you’re seeking inspiration, here’s an idea for you:
Choose a motivation for your character to learn the guitar. Is he a teenager hoping that if he plays well, he can join a band, and get laid? Is she a rebel who wants to upset her wealthy parents, compose anarchic folk song and travel the country playing to earn her keep? Does pursing music bring redemption and hope, or cause chaos and loss?