This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


a lift-the-flap board book for ages 2-5,

written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
Silver Medal
from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards





Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest

September 28, 2016
Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest
 
Brightly Press is currently hosting a free poetry contest for all of our Facebook friends. Join us on Facebok! We are listed as Brightly Press. Facebook contests are announced randomly, check in from time to time to see if we've launched a contest. The Facebook Contest is always free.  
 
Free poetry contest announced September 1, 2016. Submissions due on October 31st. Send work to brightlypress@gmail.com  and check in on Facebook (or their web site)
 
How to enter:
1) Submit one to three poems to brightlypress@gmail.com  by October 31st. No theme. Open to all styles.
2) Visit the Brightly Press Facebook page on November 15th to see if you've won.
3) If we receive fewer than 30 entries, we may extend the submission date.
 
Prizes - All winners will be published by on the Brightly Press website in addition to the following awards:
1st Prize - $100 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two (A $30 book that we sell for $15 to provide affordable access to the exceptional literary voices of our time).
2nd Prize - $50 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two.
3rd Prize - A copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers

September 26, 2016
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers        
 
Being a teacher is hard, and we know that teachers sometimes need a morale boost, some reassurance that what they do matters, and some new, fun ideas for the classroom.
 
 Being a teacher is not what you do… it’s who you are. You don’t stop being a teacher when the dismissal bell rings. You are always a teacher. Teachers influence and shape the future. Teachers inspire and motivate students each and eve...

Continue reading...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

September 25, 2016
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 
 
Ref chases dog on the football field
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the 1941 illustration pictured above by Lonnie Bee. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by October 25, 2016. The winning limerick will be announce...

Continue reading...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Holiday Story Contest

September 25, 2016
Institute of Children’s Literature Holiday Story Contest
 
Holiday Story Contest! We're awarding $1,300 in cash! PLUS you get to join us at the FREE ICL lesson led by the contest judge after the deadline. This is a training webinar FREE, just for entering!
 
Five cash prizes: $650 for you when you win, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places.
 
For this contest:
Write a holiday themed story–for any holiday.
Submissio...

Continue reading...
 

Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession

September 23, 2016
Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession
 
OVERVIEW: Many of you have a prized possession — something with wonderful memories attached, an item of great beauty, or something simple that brings joy (I love my vintage mixing bowls). We want to hear about your prized possession in a poem or story — it could be something you received during your childhood or a knick-knack you foun...

Continue reading...
 

Sunpenny Publishing

September 22, 2016
Sunpenny Publishing
 
We are interested in book-length manuscript submissions. We accept fiction and non-fiction in most genres (and are especially seeking non-fiction), and Christian works. We produce secular (ie non-religious) books as well as Christian, but our standards for the secular will still be guided by our Christian leanings. DO NOT send us magic, horror, demons, witches, aliens, and the like.
 
We enjoy wit and humour, entertainment, and upliftm...

Continue reading...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

September 21, 2016
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
 
20 contests to enter including: women, storms of nature, nature’s gifts, lights, by a hair’s width, vimaglo sonnet, pirouette, animals/birds/approaching winter, being a twin, a warning you heeded or did not heed, ekphrastic poem, cento poem, landscape, a Texas river, humorous, and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from $5-$75.

Continue reading...
 

Sterling Publishing

September 20, 2016
Sterling Publishing
 
At present, the Sterling list is composed of a broad range of subject areas including: current events, diet and health, parenting, pop culture, reference, history, art and artists, music, and everything in between. Sterling Epicure focuses on food, wine, and spirits. Sterling Ethos is a rich list that covers all aspects of body, mind & spirit. Lark Crafts publishes books on crafting, decorating, and outdoor living. ...

Continue reading...
 

Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest

September 19, 2016
Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Limit: one entry per category.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Member’s Only, Open Form, Traditional Form, New Poets, Themed Narrative, and Oregon/Pacific Northwest  
 
Awards:  Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs...

Continue reading...
 

Rattle Civil Servant Poets Issue

September 18, 2016
Rattle Poetry Journal
 
RATTLE has two "tribute calls" posted at this time. The first, for "Civil Servant Poets," has a deadline of October 15, 2016. NB: "The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, by those who have worked a significant amount of time for a non-military governmental department or agency (whether U.S., foreign, or international)."
 
The second, "Poets with Mental Illness," has a deadline of January 15, 2017. "The poem...

Continue reading...
 

Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest

September 28, 2016
Brightly Press Free Poetry Contest
 
Brightly Press is currently hosting a free poetry contest for all of our Facebook friends. Join us on Facebok! We are listed as Brightly Press. Facebook contests are announced randomly, check in from time to time to see if we've launched a contest. The Facebook Contest is always free.  
 
Free poetry contest announced September 1, 2016. Submissions due on October 31st. Send work to brightlypress@gmail.com  and check in on Facebook (or their web site)
 
How to enter:
1) Submit one to three poems to brightlypress@gmail.com  by October 31st. No theme. Open to all styles.
2) Visit the Brightly Press Facebook page on November 15th to see if you've won.
3) If we receive fewer than 30 entries, we may extend the submission date.
 
Prizes - All winners will be published by on the Brightly Press website in addition to the following awards:
1st Prize - $100 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two (A $30 book that we sell for $15 to provide affordable access to the exceptional literary voices of our time).
2nd Prize - $50 and a copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two.
3rd Prize - A copy of Shake The Tree Volume Two

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers

September 26, 2016
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers        
 
Being a teacher is hard, and we know that teachers sometimes need a morale boost, some reassurance that what they do matters, and some new, fun ideas for the classroom.
 
 Being a teacher is not what you do… it’s who you are. You don’t stop being a teacher when the dismissal bell rings. You are always a teacher. Teachers influence and shape the future. Teachers inspire and motivate students each and eve...

Continue reading...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

September 25, 2016
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 
 
Ref chases dog on the football field
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the 1941 illustration pictured above by Lonnie Bee. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by October 25, 2016. The winning limerick will be announce...

Continue reading...
 

Institute of Children's Literature Holiday Story Contest

September 25, 2016
Institute of Children’s Literature Holiday Story Contest
 
Holiday Story Contest! We're awarding $1,300 in cash! PLUS you get to join us at the FREE ICL lesson led by the contest judge after the deadline. This is a training webinar FREE, just for entering!
 
Five cash prizes: $650 for you when you win, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places.
 
For this contest:
Write a holiday themed story–for any holiday.
Submissio...

Continue reading...
 

Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession

September 23, 2016
Silver Birch Press: My Prized Possession
 
OVERVIEW: Many of you have a prized possession — something with wonderful memories attached, an item of great beauty, or something simple that brings joy (I love my vintage mixing bowls). We want to hear about your prized possession in a poem or story — it could be something you received during your childhood or a knick-knack you foun...

Continue reading...
 

Sunpenny Publishing

September 22, 2016
Sunpenny Publishing
 
We are interested in book-length manuscript submissions. We accept fiction and non-fiction in most genres (and are especially seeking non-fiction), and Christian works. We produce secular (ie non-religious) books as well as Christian, but our standards for the secular will still be guided by our Christian leanings. DO NOT send us magic, horror, demons, witches, aliens, and the like.
 
We enjoy wit and humour, entertainment, and upliftm...

Continue reading...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

September 21, 2016
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
 
20 contests to enter including: women, storms of nature, nature’s gifts, lights, by a hair’s width, vimaglo sonnet, pirouette, animals/birds/approaching winter, being a twin, a warning you heeded or did not heed, ekphrastic poem, cento poem, landscape, a Texas river, humorous, and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from $5-$75.

Continue reading...
 

Sterling Publishing

September 20, 2016
Sterling Publishing
 
At present, the Sterling list is composed of a broad range of subject areas including: current events, diet and health, parenting, pop culture, reference, history, art and artists, music, and everything in between. Sterling Epicure focuses on food, wine, and spirits. Sterling Ethos is a rich list that covers all aspects of body, mind & spirit. Lark Crafts publishes books on crafting, decorating, and outdoor living. ...

Continue reading...
 

Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest

September 19, 2016
Oregon Poets Association Fall 2016 Poetry Contest  
 
Deadline: October 15, 2016
Limit: one entry per category.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Member’s Only, Open Form, Traditional Form, New Poets, Themed Narrative, and Oregon/Pacific Northwest  
 
Awards:  Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs...

Continue reading...
 

Rattle Civil Servant Poets Issue

September 18, 2016
Rattle Poetry Journal
 
RATTLE has two "tribute calls" posted at this time. The first, for "Civil Servant Poets," has a deadline of October 15, 2016. NB: "The poems may be written in any style, subject, or length, by those who have worked a significant amount of time for a non-military governmental department or agency (whether U.S., foreign, or international)."
 
The second, "Poets with Mental Illness," has a deadline of January 15, 2017. "The poem...

Continue reading...
 

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Sally Clark Like finding shells on the beach, I love doing market research! And what I find, I love to share! I write in a variety of genres including children's, Christian, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, so these post follow along those lines. Check out my web site: www.sallyclark.info, for more about me.
 
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