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






You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Browsing Archive: December, 2011

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 31, 2011, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is Feb. 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "There are a few things you need to know before we start." 

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provide...


Continue reading ...
 

Positive Impace Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
Positive Impact Magazine
http://www.positiveimpactmagazine.com/writers-guidelines/
---
Compensation rates for published articles vary and are negotiated based on the circumstances of the writer and the assignment. Positive Impact Magazine pays higher rates for creative story ideas, original reporting and heavily researched stories that are groundbreaking and compelling. POSITIVE IMPACT MAGAZINE ("PIM") wants to tell stories about people creating a positive impact in and on our world. By telli...

Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 29, 2011, In : Contest 
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Awards
http://www.bwgwritersroundtable.com
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
The Bethlehem Writers Group is currently accepting submissions for their debut Short Story Award. Jonathon Maberry, a NY Times bestselling
author, will judge. The winner will receive $200 plus the opportunity to be published in their next anthology, "Seasonal Pursuits: Sweet, Funny and Strange Tales," due to be released next fall. There are runners-up prizes also.
 
Deadline January 31, 2012...

Continue reading ...
 

Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, In : Contest 
Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest
 
http://seacoastwritersassociation.org/Contestrules.aspx

For fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Entries must be IN HAND, NOT POSTMARKED, by February 1, 2012. Prizes: $100, $75, and $50 in each category. Nonmember fee is $15 per entry. First, Second, and Third place winners will be published in Currents, the SWA's anthology.





Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest
 
Short Fiction Contest. Limit 5000 words. Deadlline: Jaunary 31, 2012.
 
You do not need to be a member to enter the contests. Prizes range from $50-$200. Winners & honorable mentions will be published in their annual anthology. $10 entry fee.


Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 26, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize $500
 
1.Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2.Postmark by January 31st.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6.Include $10 Reading Fee per se...

Continue reading ...
 

Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest
 
GUIDELINES
HIGHLIGHTS 2012 FICTION CONTEST
CATEGORY:
A funny story inspired by an unusual newspaper headline.
PRIZES:
Three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua.
ENTRY DATES:
All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2012.
RULES:
No entry form or fee is required.
Entrants must be at least 16 year...

Continue reading ...
 

Central Coast Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Central Coast Writers (a branch of the California Writers Club) Spring 2012 Writing Contest for poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction.
 
Awards in each category: $250 for each of two winners in each category and publication (print and online) in the Spring 2012 Homestead Review (Hartnell College, Salinas).
All entries will be considered for publication.
Entry fees: $8-$10 ficiton and nonfiction; $3-$5 first poem, $2-$3 second and subsequent poems.
Deadline: January 31, 2012. Info:...

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : Contest 
Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest
www.houstonwritersguild.org/Contests.htm

Deadline: January 30 , 2012
Categories:
1. Mystery/Thriller
2. Woman's Fiction/Romance/Memoir
3. Young Adult/Midle School
4. Nonfiction
5. Fantasy/Sci-fi
6. Screenplays
$15 per entry. Limit three entries. First 10 pages required.
First Prize for the Creme-de-la-Creme: Free Ticket to all 2012 Houston Writers Guild Conference events or cash: $500.
For all the rules, visit www.houstonwritersguild.org/Co...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Book Reviews

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Book Reviewers
 
 
 *** Immediate Need for Book Reviewers ***

Theme: Book reviews of fiction written for tweens (8- to 12-year-olds) and teens (13- to 18-year-olds). We do not discuss the literary merit of these books. Instead, our reviews equip parents with the tools they need to decide whether a book is appropriate or inappropriate for children. For examples, read our book reviews
Wor...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premise

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, In : Online Fiction E-Zine 
On The Premise
http://www.onthepremises.com/index.html
---
NO ENTRY FEE
If you'd like to try getting paid for your fiction, why not consider us? Since 2006, On The Premises magazine has aimed to promote newer and/or relatively unknown writers who can write creative, compelling stories told in effective, uncluttered, and evocative prose. We've never charged a reading fee or publication fee, and we pay between $40 and $180 for short stories that fit each issue's broad story premise. We publish stor...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Poetry Contest
 
31 categories to enter including: sonnets, gardens, mountains, the sea, inter-ethnic relationships, women, limericks, nature, American heritage, American blues, rhymed poems, spiritual impact of loss, birds, narrative poems, villanelle, song lyrics, travel, technology, SW Virginia mountains, overcoming adversity, fathers, and haiku.
 
Prizes range from ...

Continue reading ...
 

Cool Well Press: Inferno Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 18, 2011, In : Fiction Anthology 
Cool Well Press: Inferno Anthology
http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/calls

COOL WELL PRESS has opened a call for submissions for their new young adult anthology, INFERNO. In the 14th century, the author Dante Alighieri wrote an epic poem called Divine Comedy. It is the story of two travelers taking the journey through Hell. Dante depicted Hell as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth, each one a contrapasso, representing a symbolic instance of poetic justice. CWP's INFERNO is an...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine: VenderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
   
We are thrilled to announce our second annual nonfiction prize, now sponsored by the VanderMey family: Ruminate Magazine's VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. We invite you to enter your work! The finalist judge will be announced in the coming months. 
 
Guidelines:
 
-The submission deadline for the prize is midnight January 15th, 2012.
-...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Drive-time Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Drive-time Devotions
 
Theme: “Drive-time Devotions”
You can be part of crafting our new devotional format! Parents spend lots of time in the car with the kids. Why not use that time wisely? What a great time for family devotions! Here’s the idea in a nutshell:
-Start with a fun (but safe) activity in the car: it might involve hand movements, spotting road signs, counting stripes on the road, windshield wiper rhythm, things you see as you drive by. This is pretty creati...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: January 15, 2012
 
Prizes range from $20 - $100. Entry fee $2 per poem for nonmembers.
Categories include: free verse, sea and sand, stones, dramatic monologue, sonnet, haiku, PA history, rhymed verse, memories, art & artists.
Poems must be unpublished and not entered in any other contest at the time of entry. 
Poems that win First or Second place will be published in their annual chapbook and winners ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Funny Summer Stories About Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Funny Summer Stories About Kids

Thriving Family (a Focus on the Family magazine) is looking for a few more funny stories about your kids for their May issue.

Theme:
Summer or vacation stories. What is something really funny your child said or did that related to summer or a vacation (maybe even summer vacation)?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words.
Article type: True-life story, written in first person
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $25 on acceptance
Date Due: 12/19/11...

Continue reading ...
 

Upon a Midnight Clear

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

Dancing With Bear Publications presents
UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Sally Clark

This award-winning poet has penned several heartfelt Christmas poems that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Also in this collection, a wonderful family story of the hope and future the Bible tells us will happen, the second coming of Christ.

This book will fill you with hope, love, and the true spirit of why we celebrate the birth of Christ.

More information can be found...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice  Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be w...

Continue reading ...
 

Grasslimb

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Grasslimb
http://grasslimb.com/journal/submissions.html

We invite the submission of poetry, short prose, line art, cartoons, and book and new music reviews. There is no theme; we seek quality art and literature. When submitting poetry, 4-6 pieces are preferred; line count is not necessary. For artwork, please submit photocopies or electronic versions (if electronic, 600 dpi preferred) only. Prose must include a word count and should not exceed 2,500 words; 1,000-2,000 is best for us. Submissio...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 11, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
 
Contest Guidelines
 
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 8,000 words max. All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Family Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Family Devotions
 
Theme: Devotions
We are simplifying our devotions and are looking for devotion writers. Our new categories are Play, Talk, and Pray. They will differ from our current devotions in that they will be something a family can do in the car. The"Play" category will include an activity for young children and one for older children, a car game that they can play with you as y...

Continue reading ...
 

God Still Meets Needs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 9, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
This is for a new manuscript call for a daily devotional book. Mark Littleton is compiling and editing the book for Jebaire Publishing: God Still Meets Needs. The guidelines are below. If you have questions or submissions, please direct them to Mark at GodMeetsNeeds@earthlink.net.
 
GOD STILL MEETS NEEDS:
How God Helps His People and Provides in Tough Times
 
PROJECT: A devotional book of 365 readings, which will be written by various authors. The book is contracted with Jebaire, a royal...

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Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : Contest 
 
 
GRAND PRIZE: $1000
2nd PLACE : $100
3rd PLACE : $50
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)
DEADLINE: January 3, 2012
 
All Six Finalists Will Be Published in the March 2012 Issue of Gemini
 
prose poem free verse ballad
ballade rhyme haiku haibun
sonnet lyric elegy limerick
narrative pastoral acrostic
cinquain quatrain allegory...
 
Doesn't matter what it's called as long as it mo...

Continue reading ...
 

The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, In : Contest 

The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Sponsored by The Austin Chronicle, BookPeople, and 93.3 KGSR
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Market/ShortStory


Submit Your Manuscript To:

Short Story Contest,
PO Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765

Deadline for Submissions
Submissions must be postmarked by December 15, 2011.

Prize Money
$1,500 to be divided among the five winners
Manuscript to be published in early winter in The Austin Chronicle


Rules

1. Your work must be unpublished, typewritten, and mus...


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Arcadia Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : Book Publisher 
 
*Wanted* Historical Writers
 
Arcadia Publishing is actively looking for photographic historians to submit works that chronicle communities, counties, and towns in Texas. Contact Simone Williams at SWilliams@arcadiapublishing.com Check the web site under "Contact" for email addresses of who to contact for other states.
www.arcadiapublishing.com 

from: Abilene Writers Guild newsletter

Continue reading ...
 

Angels & Devils Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Angels & Devils Poetry Competition
http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=124&language=English
---
NO ENTRY FEE
You are asked to write a poem of no more than 30 lines about family relationships. You can write in English or Dutch. We are looking for poems that look at one's relatives in an original way; we are especially interested in poems that use a personal experience to create general empathy. The author of the winning poem will receive £100 plus the winning poem will b...

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Stories on Motherhood Needed

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Stories on Motherhood Needed

Author Nancy B. Kennedy is looking for stories told by mothers about motherhood for the third book in her "Miracles and Moments of Grace" series, to be published by Leafwood Publishers. The stories can be inspiring, thoughtful, heart-breaking or even funny. Stories with messages of faith are welcome. Although stories by writers are welcome, you don't have to be a writer to participate. If you have a story to share, all you have to do is send a few details, and we'...

Continue reading ...
 

The Scent of an Ending Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 3, 2011, In : Contest 
The Scent of an Ending Contest
http://thescentofanending.com/
---
ENTRY FEE $6.37
Deadline January 2, 2012. Submit the Title of an imaginary novel and the Final 25-125 Words. 1st Place $89.93, 2nd Place $67.32, 3rd Place $31.18 plus dubious fame and publication for winners and all finalists. Initial publication on website, then in print
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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The Writer Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 2, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
The Writer Magazine
http://tinyurl.com/6evkrab

CURRENT NEEDS: "Craft articles and step by step articles on some aspect of fiction and nonfiction writing from well-published writers; Off the Cuff casual essays about writing; Market Focus articles; general articles about some fresh aspect of freelance writing; author-interview articles; short pieces for our Take Note column." Pays $40-$400 for 200-3400 words.

from: www.writersweekly.com


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Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize
http://www.franklin-christoph.com/Writing/PoetryContest.html   

---
NO ENTRY FEE
We will award $2,500 in total prizes, including the $1,000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments. Deadline December 31, 2011. Original, unpublished poem of any theme. Limit of two entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.

Continue reading ...
 
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Browsing Archive: December, 2011

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 31, 2011, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is Feb. 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "There are a few things you need to know before we start." 

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provide...


Continue reading ...
 

Positive Impace Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
Positive Impact Magazine
http://www.positiveimpactmagazine.com/writers-guidelines/
---
Compensation rates for published articles vary and are negotiated based on the circumstances of the writer and the assignment. Positive Impact Magazine pays higher rates for creative story ideas, original reporting and heavily researched stories that are groundbreaking and compelling. POSITIVE IMPACT MAGAZINE ("PIM") wants to tell stories about people creating a positive impact in and on our world. By telli...

Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 29, 2011, In : Contest 
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Awards
http://www.bwgwritersroundtable.com
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
The Bethlehem Writers Group is currently accepting submissions for their debut Short Story Award. Jonathon Maberry, a NY Times bestselling
author, will judge. The winner will receive $200 plus the opportunity to be published in their next anthology, "Seasonal Pursuits: Sweet, Funny and Strange Tales," due to be released next fall. There are runners-up prizes also.
 
Deadline January 31, 2012...

Continue reading ...
 

Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, In : Contest 
Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest
 
http://seacoastwritersassociation.org/Contestrules.aspx

For fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Entries must be IN HAND, NOT POSTMARKED, by February 1, 2012. Prizes: $100, $75, and $50 in each category. Nonmember fee is $15 per entry. First, Second, and Third place winners will be published in Currents, the SWA's anthology.





Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest
 
Short Fiction Contest. Limit 5000 words. Deadlline: Jaunary 31, 2012.
 
You do not need to be a member to enter the contests. Prizes range from $50-$200. Winners & honorable mentions will be published in their annual anthology. $10 entry fee.


Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 26, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize $500
 
1.Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2.Postmark by January 31st.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6.Include $10 Reading Fee per se...

Continue reading ...
 

Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest
 
GUIDELINES
HIGHLIGHTS 2012 FICTION CONTEST
CATEGORY:
A funny story inspired by an unusual newspaper headline.
PRIZES:
Three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua.
ENTRY DATES:
All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2012.
RULES:
No entry form or fee is required.
Entrants must be at least 16 year...

Continue reading ...
 

Central Coast Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Central Coast Writers (a branch of the California Writers Club) Spring 2012 Writing Contest for poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction.
 
Awards in each category: $250 for each of two winners in each category and publication (print and online) in the Spring 2012 Homestead Review (Hartnell College, Salinas).
All entries will be considered for publication.
Entry fees: $8-$10 ficiton and nonfiction; $3-$5 first poem, $2-$3 second and subsequent poems.
Deadline: January 31, 2012. Info:...

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : Contest 
Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest
www.houstonwritersguild.org/Contests.htm

Deadline: January 30 , 2012
Categories:
1. Mystery/Thriller
2. Woman's Fiction/Romance/Memoir
3. Young Adult/Midle School
4. Nonfiction
5. Fantasy/Sci-fi
6. Screenplays
$15 per entry. Limit three entries. First 10 pages required.
First Prize for the Creme-de-la-Creme: Free Ticket to all 2012 Houston Writers Guild Conference events or cash: $500.
For all the rules, visit www.houstonwritersguild.org/Co...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Book Reviews

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Book Reviewers
 
 
 *** Immediate Need for Book Reviewers ***

Theme: Book reviews of fiction written for tweens (8- to 12-year-olds) and teens (13- to 18-year-olds). We do not discuss the literary merit of these books. Instead, our reviews equip parents with the tools they need to decide whether a book is appropriate or inappropriate for children. For examples, read our book reviews
Wor...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premise

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, In : Online Fiction E-Zine 
On The Premise
http://www.onthepremises.com/index.html
---
NO ENTRY FEE
If you'd like to try getting paid for your fiction, why not consider us? Since 2006, On The Premises magazine has aimed to promote newer and/or relatively unknown writers who can write creative, compelling stories told in effective, uncluttered, and evocative prose. We've never charged a reading fee or publication fee, and we pay between $40 and $180 for short stories that fit each issue's broad story premise. We publish stor...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Poetry Contest
 
31 categories to enter including: sonnets, gardens, mountains, the sea, inter-ethnic relationships, women, limericks, nature, American heritage, American blues, rhymed poems, spiritual impact of loss, birds, narrative poems, villanelle, song lyrics, travel, technology, SW Virginia mountains, overcoming adversity, fathers, and haiku.
 
Prizes range from ...

Continue reading ...
 

Cool Well Press: Inferno Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 18, 2011, In : Fiction Anthology 
Cool Well Press: Inferno Anthology
http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/calls

COOL WELL PRESS has opened a call for submissions for their new young adult anthology, INFERNO. In the 14th century, the author Dante Alighieri wrote an epic poem called Divine Comedy. It is the story of two travelers taking the journey through Hell. Dante depicted Hell as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth, each one a contrapasso, representing a symbolic instance of poetic justice. CWP's INFERNO is an...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine: VenderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
   
We are thrilled to announce our second annual nonfiction prize, now sponsored by the VanderMey family: Ruminate Magazine's VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. We invite you to enter your work! The finalist judge will be announced in the coming months. 
 
Guidelines:
 
-The submission deadline for the prize is midnight January 15th, 2012.
-...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Drive-time Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Drive-time Devotions
 
Theme: “Drive-time Devotions”
You can be part of crafting our new devotional format! Parents spend lots of time in the car with the kids. Why not use that time wisely? What a great time for family devotions! Here’s the idea in a nutshell:
-Start with a fun (but safe) activity in the car: it might involve hand movements, spotting road signs, counting stripes on the road, windshield wiper rhythm, things you see as you drive by. This is pretty creati...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: January 15, 2012
 
Prizes range from $20 - $100. Entry fee $2 per poem for nonmembers.
Categories include: free verse, sea and sand, stones, dramatic monologue, sonnet, haiku, PA history, rhymed verse, memories, art & artists.
Poems must be unpublished and not entered in any other contest at the time of entry. 
Poems that win First or Second place will be published in their annual chapbook and winners ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Funny Summer Stories About Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Funny Summer Stories About Kids

Thriving Family (a Focus on the Family magazine) is looking for a few more funny stories about your kids for their May issue.

Theme:
Summer or vacation stories. What is something really funny your child said or did that related to summer or a vacation (maybe even summer vacation)?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words.
Article type: True-life story, written in first person
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $25 on acceptance
Date Due: 12/19/11...

Continue reading ...
 

Upon a Midnight Clear

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

Dancing With Bear Publications presents
UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Sally Clark

This award-winning poet has penned several heartfelt Christmas poems that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Also in this collection, a wonderful family story of the hope and future the Bible tells us will happen, the second coming of Christ.

This book will fill you with hope, love, and the true spirit of why we celebrate the birth of Christ.

More information can be found...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice  Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be w...

Continue reading ...
 

Grasslimb

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Grasslimb
http://grasslimb.com/journal/submissions.html

We invite the submission of poetry, short prose, line art, cartoons, and book and new music reviews. There is no theme; we seek quality art and literature. When submitting poetry, 4-6 pieces are preferred; line count is not necessary. For artwork, please submit photocopies or electronic versions (if electronic, 600 dpi preferred) only. Prose must include a word count and should not exceed 2,500 words; 1,000-2,000 is best for us. Submissio...

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Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 11, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
 
Contest Guidelines
 
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 8,000 words max. All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story ...

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Thriving Family: Family Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Family Devotions
 
Theme: Devotions
We are simplifying our devotions and are looking for devotion writers. Our new categories are Play, Talk, and Pray. They will differ from our current devotions in that they will be something a family can do in the car. The"Play" category will include an activity for young children and one for older children, a car game that they can play with you as y...

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God Still Meets Needs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 9, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
This is for a new manuscript call for a daily devotional book. Mark Littleton is compiling and editing the book for Jebaire Publishing: God Still Meets Needs. The guidelines are below. If you have questions or submissions, please direct them to Mark at GodMeetsNeeds@earthlink.net.
 
GOD STILL MEETS NEEDS:
How God Helps His People and Provides in Tough Times
 
PROJECT: A devotional book of 365 readings, which will be written by various authors. The book is contracted with Jebaire, a royal...

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Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : Contest 
 
 
GRAND PRIZE: $1000
2nd PLACE : $100
3rd PLACE : $50
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)
DEADLINE: January 3, 2012
 
All Six Finalists Will Be Published in the March 2012 Issue of Gemini
 
prose poem free verse ballad
ballade rhyme haiku haibun
sonnet lyric elegy limerick
narrative pastoral acrostic
cinquain quatrain allegory...
 
Doesn't matter what it's called as long as it mo...

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The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, In : Contest 

The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Sponsored by The Austin Chronicle, BookPeople, and 93.3 KGSR
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Market/ShortStory


Submit Your Manuscript To:

Short Story Contest,
PO Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765

Deadline for Submissions
Submissions must be postmarked by December 15, 2011.

Prize Money
$1,500 to be divided among the five winners
Manuscript to be published in early winter in The Austin Chronicle


Rules

1. Your work must be unpublished, typewritten, and mus...


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Arcadia Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : Book Publisher 
 
*Wanted* Historical Writers
 
Arcadia Publishing is actively looking for photographic historians to submit works that chronicle communities, counties, and towns in Texas. Contact Simone Williams at SWilliams@arcadiapublishing.com Check the web site under "Contact" for email addresses of who to contact for other states.
www.arcadiapublishing.com 

from: Abilene Writers Guild newsletter

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Angels & Devils Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Angels & Devils Poetry Competition
http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=124&language=English
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NO ENTRY FEE
You are asked to write a poem of no more than 30 lines about family relationships. You can write in English or Dutch. We are looking for poems that look at one's relatives in an original way; we are especially interested in poems that use a personal experience to create general empathy. The author of the winning poem will receive £100 plus the winning poem will b...

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Stories on Motherhood Needed

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Stories on Motherhood Needed

Author Nancy B. Kennedy is looking for stories told by mothers about motherhood for the third book in her "Miracles and Moments of Grace" series, to be published by Leafwood Publishers. The stories can be inspiring, thoughtful, heart-breaking or even funny. Stories with messages of faith are welcome. Although stories by writers are welcome, you don't have to be a writer to participate. If you have a story to share, all you have to do is send a few details, and we'...

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The Scent of an Ending Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 3, 2011, In : Contest 
The Scent of an Ending Contest
http://thescentofanending.com/
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ENTRY FEE $6.37
Deadline January 2, 2012. Submit the Title of an imaginary novel and the Final 25-125 Words. 1st Place $89.93, 2nd Place $67.32, 3rd Place $31.18 plus dubious fame and publication for winners and all finalists. Initial publication on website, then in print
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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The Writer Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 2, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
The Writer Magazine
http://tinyurl.com/6evkrab

CURRENT NEEDS: "Craft articles and step by step articles on some aspect of fiction and nonfiction writing from well-published writers; Off the Cuff casual essays about writing; Market Focus articles; general articles about some fresh aspect of freelance writing; author-interview articles; short pieces for our Take Note column." Pays $40-$400 for 200-3400 words.

from: www.writersweekly.com


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Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize
http://www.franklin-christoph.com/Writing/PoetryContest.html   

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NO ENTRY FEE
We will award $2,500 in total prizes, including the $1,000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments. Deadline December 31, 2011. Original, unpublished poem of any theme. Limit of two entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.

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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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