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: January, 2016

Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 30, 2016,
Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize
 
We’re Looking for Verse That Best Evokes Connection to Place
 
Since 2012, the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize has been awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. “Place” may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Insititute of Children's Literature Poetry Conest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 29, 2016,
Institute of Children’s Literature Poetry Contest
 
A winning entry can get you published, and some healthy prize money too. The contest offers five cash prizes: $650 for the winner, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places. In addition, we will publish the winning entries on our website and if you win, you can get a personalized critique from the judge during our follow-up webinar, free to entrants.
 
To enter our poet...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Words Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 28, 2016,
Women on Words Winter Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right han...

Continue reading ...
 

Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 27, 2016,
Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 28, 2016. Christian writers are invited to compete for $3,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000 and a second prize of $500. Special awards for rhyming poems. Entry fee: $20 for each poem, up to 60 lines per poem.
 
This contest has run annually for years and is sponsored by the Utmost Christian Writers Foundation, a non-profit organization...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Journal Quarterly Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 26, 2016,
Texas Writers Journal Quarterly Competition
 
Quarterly award - $25 and publication.
No entry fee. Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Deadline February 28, 2016.
 
The competition is open to Texas residents only (current Texas address) for original works of 5,000 words or less (text only, title not included).
 
See website for full guidelines and submission information.



Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 25, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick! 

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the 1935 illustration by Frederick Sands Brunner as seen on their web site at the link posted above. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on the web site. Entries must be submitted by Februa...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 24, 2016,
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is February 1, 2016. The first line of the story must be: “Unfortunately, there is no mistake,” she said, closing the file.
 
Fiction: Al...

Continue reading ...
 

South Dakota State Poetry Society Pasque Petals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 24, 2016,
South Dakota State Poetry Society Pasque Petals Literary Magazine
 
South Dakota State Poetry Society welcomes submissions of poetry year round. The deadline for our next volume is February 1, 2016. We do not accept previously published work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else.
 
Copy and paste up to five poems in one document.  Use your contact information, including phone numbe...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City, TX, Library 8th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 23, 2016,
Johnson City, TX, Library 8th Annual Writers Conference
“Place as Character”
 
Wednesday, February 24th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$40 registration includes lunch
Sponsored by Friends of the JC Library to Benefit Library Programs
Registration forms on line at:
or call 830.868.4469
or email Maggie Goodman at johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net
 
9 a.m.-10 a.m. – Registration, coffee and exhibit at Johnson City ...

Continue reading ...
 

Brush Dance Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 21, 2016,
Brush Dance Greeting Cards
 
We love collaborating with inspirational artists, photographers, and writers in the creation of our items. We're excited and honored that you'd like to work with us. Thank you!
 
We are happy to accept your submission electronically. You can either send a link to your online gallery or attach a few images to an email addressed to  art@brushdance.com
 
Please be patient. We're a small company doing really really big things and wh...

Continue reading ...
 

Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 20, 2016,
Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest
 
Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Poetry & Short Story Contest. Click the image above for an official entry form. The postmark deadline is February 23, 2016.
 
Enter one short story for $10 or two poems for $10, all previously unpublished.
 
Awards: Westmoreland Award for Fiction $200
Westmoreland Award for Poetry $200
First Place $125, Second Place $100, Third P...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 19, 2016,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 29, 2016 (received)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
"Spirit First is pleased to announce its 7th annual meditation poetry contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness (we are referring to peaceful solitude - not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished." Submit up to three poems. Pri...

Continue reading ...
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 18, 2016,
Erma Bombeck Writing Competition
 
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. Previous contest winners are encouraged to enter. Children under 13 are NOT eligible to enter. Registration to the University of Dayton's Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is NOT required to enter the writing competition. Washington-Centerville Public Library employees, board members, contest judges and their families are not eligible.
 
$15 entry fee. Entry must be w...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 17, 2016,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016.
Four categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, humor, a Southern setting, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


Continue reading ...
 

Snafu Designs Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 16, 2016,
Snafu Designs Greeting Cards
 
Our humorous cards use clever ideas that are simple, concisely delivered, and aimed at a “smart” adult audience. We like our cards to invoke a laugh-out-loud response from the reader. Our designs rarely use an image or drawing on the inside of the cards, just words. To get a better sense of the kind of ideas we like, please feel free to visit our website.
 
Please ensure that your idea has a “me to you” ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 15, 2016,
Poetry Society of Texas Chapbook Contest
 
The Fort Worth Poetry Society, in cooperation with the Poetry Society of Texas offers
The William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, 2016
 
The contest will honor deceased Fort Worth poet William D. Barney, one of the most distinguished poets Fort Worth has produced, a former member of FWPS, and past president of the Poetry Society of Texas. He won the national Robert Frost Award in 1961 and was T...

Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Top of the Mountain Book Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 14, 2016,
Northern Colorado Writers Top of the Mountain Book Award
 
Two Categories: Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction
 
Dates of submission: September 15, 2015 to February 15, 2016
 
PRIZE: $1,000 + framed certificate
 
Fiction contest is open to unpublished novel-length fiction of any genre. Word count must be 65K+. Entry fee is $25.
 
Creative/Narrative Nonfiction contest is open t...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 14, 2016,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2016
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 15, 2016
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned. 
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous 
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous 
* Hum...

Continue reading ...
 

Fredericksburg, TX, Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 13, 2016,
Fredericksburg Writers Conference
January 21st Quarterly Meeting
 
The Fredericksburg Writers Conference will meet at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, TX, on Thursday, January 21st, at 6:00 PM. The featured presenter will be James Kearney, lecturer at the University of Texas and writer/translator of a series of books about early Texas.
.
His translation of Friederichsburg by Armand...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 12, 2016,
Thriving Family Magazine
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
 
Format:
• Scripture from a parable in one of the Gospels (please use ESV)
• Three questions to prompt conversation
• Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
 
General ideas for the three questions:
• Question to help couples know their spouse better (question that make...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 11, 2016,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather th...

Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 10, 2016,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party
 
A Twitter Pitch party exclusively for Picture Books!
 
What - Pitch Your Picture Books on Twitter
Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!
When - Our next #PBPitch will be Thursday, February 11th, 2016! 
 
Pitch your PBs on twitter using #PBPitch. Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 2pm and once after.) If you are an author/illustrator, you can attach an image to yo...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction: Learning From Nature

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 9, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction: Learning From Nature
 
Deadline: February 1, 2016
No submission fee
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about LEARNING FROM NATURE.
 
The natural world has long been a source of inspiration. We’re interested in stories about how we learn from nature—whether it’s airlines developing boarding methods based on movement in ant colonies or aviation engineers studying eagles’ wings ...

Continue reading ...
 

Rate Your Story FREE Submission Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 9, 2016,
Rate Your Story FREE Submission Day
 
Submit your manuscript to receive honest feedback from published authors.
 
Our current free and open submission day is scheduled for February 1, 2016. We are open from 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight time on that day.
 
Submit any genre of story–including humor, fantasy, satire, sci fi, flash fiction, fable, retold folk tales, etc., up to 2000 words.  It can be a board book text, picture...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 7, 2016,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2016
Entry fee: $10 plus $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $80. 32 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 7, 2016,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
 
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be entered in Fiction category.
 
Inspirational - 2,000 words maxim...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Houses

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 5, 2016,
The Sun Magazine
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address so w...

Continue reading ...
 

Spiritual Writers Network: Angels Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 4, 2016,
Spiritual Writers Network: Angels Anthology
 
Spiritual Writers Network hosts quarterly writing contests for publication via Transcendent Publishing
THEME: ANGELS (Short Stories and Poems)
The selected submissions will be published into a contest book in both print and digital format
Several submissions will be selected for publication.
 
Additionally, three top submissions will also win cash prizes: $100, $50, $25
 
Please read the submis...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Valentine's Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 3, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: Valentine’s Day
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Current submission period ends January 31, 2016. Current theme is Valentine’s Day.
 
Stories should be no shorter than 700 words and no longer than 3,000. Poems may be of any length. Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars only.
 
The essence of classic fairy tales must be maintained when ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Upper Room: July/August issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 2, 2016,
The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray
 
The Upper Room bimonthly devotional is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Honesty

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 1, 2016,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days  
 
Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2016

Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 30, 2016,
Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize
 
We’re Looking for Verse That Best Evokes Connection to Place
 
Since 2012, the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize has been awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. “Place” may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Insititute of Children's Literature Poetry Conest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 29, 2016,
Institute of Children’s Literature Poetry Contest
 
A winning entry can get you published, and some healthy prize money too. The contest offers five cash prizes: $650 for the winner, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places. In addition, we will publish the winning entries on our website and if you win, you can get a personalized critique from the judge during our follow-up webinar, free to entrants.
 
To enter our poet...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Words Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 28, 2016,
Women on Words Winter Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right han...

Continue reading ...
 

Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 27, 2016,
Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 28, 2016. Christian writers are invited to compete for $3,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000 and a second prize of $500. Special awards for rhyming poems. Entry fee: $20 for each poem, up to 60 lines per poem.
 
This contest has run annually for years and is sponsored by the Utmost Christian Writers Foundation, a non-profit organization...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Journal Quarterly Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 26, 2016,
Texas Writers Journal Quarterly Competition
 
Quarterly award - $25 and publication.
No entry fee. Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Deadline February 28, 2016.
 
The competition is open to Texas residents only (current Texas address) for original works of 5,000 words or less (text only, title not included).
 
See website for full guidelines and submission information.



Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 25, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick! 

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the 1935 illustration by Frederick Sands Brunner as seen on their web site at the link posted above. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on the web site. Entries must be submitted by Februa...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 24, 2016,
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is February 1, 2016. The first line of the story must be: “Unfortunately, there is no mistake,” she said, closing the file.
 
Fiction: Al...

Continue reading ...
 

South Dakota State Poetry Society Pasque Petals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 24, 2016,
South Dakota State Poetry Society Pasque Petals Literary Magazine
 
South Dakota State Poetry Society welcomes submissions of poetry year round. The deadline for our next volume is February 1, 2016. We do not accept previously published work. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us immediately if your work is accepted somewhere else.
 
Copy and paste up to five poems in one document.  Use your contact information, including phone numbe...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City, TX, Library 8th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 23, 2016,
Johnson City, TX, Library 8th Annual Writers Conference
“Place as Character”
 
Wednesday, February 24th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$40 registration includes lunch
Sponsored by Friends of the JC Library to Benefit Library Programs
Registration forms on line at:
or call 830.868.4469
or email Maggie Goodman at johnsoncitylibrary@verizon.net
 
9 a.m.-10 a.m. – Registration, coffee and exhibit at Johnson City ...

Continue reading ...
 

Brush Dance Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 21, 2016,
Brush Dance Greeting Cards
 
We love collaborating with inspirational artists, photographers, and writers in the creation of our items. We're excited and honored that you'd like to work with us. Thank you!
 
We are happy to accept your submission electronically. You can either send a link to your online gallery or attach a few images to an email addressed to  art@brushdance.com
 
Please be patient. We're a small company doing really really big things and wh...

Continue reading ...
 

Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 20, 2016,
Westmoreland Festival Poetry & Short Story Contest
 
Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Poetry & Short Story Contest. Click the image above for an official entry form. The postmark deadline is February 23, 2016.
 
Enter one short story for $10 or two poems for $10, all previously unpublished.
 
Awards: Westmoreland Award for Fiction $200
Westmoreland Award for Poetry $200
First Place $125, Second Place $100, Third P...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 19, 2016,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 29, 2016 (received)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
"Spirit First is pleased to announce its 7th annual meditation poetry contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness (we are referring to peaceful solitude - not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished." Submit up to three poems. Pri...

Continue reading ...
 

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 18, 2016,
Erma Bombeck Writing Competition
 
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world. Previous contest winners are encouraged to enter. Children under 13 are NOT eligible to enter. Registration to the University of Dayton's Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is NOT required to enter the writing competition. Washington-Centerville Public Library employees, board members, contest judges and their families are not eligible.
 
$15 entry fee. Entry must be w...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 17, 2016,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016.
Four categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, humor, a Southern setting, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


Continue reading ...
 

Snafu Designs Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 16, 2016,
Snafu Designs Greeting Cards
 
Our humorous cards use clever ideas that are simple, concisely delivered, and aimed at a “smart” adult audience. We like our cards to invoke a laugh-out-loud response from the reader. Our designs rarely use an image or drawing on the inside of the cards, just words. To get a better sense of the kind of ideas we like, please feel free to visit our website.
 
Please ensure that your idea has a “me to you” ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 15, 2016,
Poetry Society of Texas Chapbook Contest
 
The Fort Worth Poetry Society, in cooperation with the Poetry Society of Texas offers
The William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest, 2016
 
The contest will honor deceased Fort Worth poet William D. Barney, one of the most distinguished poets Fort Worth has produced, a former member of FWPS, and past president of the Poetry Society of Texas. He won the national Robert Frost Award in 1961 and was T...

Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Top of the Mountain Book Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 14, 2016,
Northern Colorado Writers Top of the Mountain Book Award
 
Two Categories: Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction
 
Dates of submission: September 15, 2015 to February 15, 2016
 
PRIZE: $1,000 + framed certificate
 
Fiction contest is open to unpublished novel-length fiction of any genre. Word count must be 65K+. Entry fee is $25.
 
Creative/Narrative Nonfiction contest is open t...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 14, 2016,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2016
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 15, 2016
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned. 
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous 
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous 
* Hum...

Continue reading ...
 

Fredericksburg, TX, Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 13, 2016,
Fredericksburg Writers Conference
January 21st Quarterly Meeting
 
The Fredericksburg Writers Conference will meet at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, TX, on Thursday, January 21st, at 6:00 PM. The featured presenter will be James Kearney, lecturer at the University of Texas and writer/translator of a series of books about early Texas.
.
His translation of Friederichsburg by Armand...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 12, 2016,
Thriving Family Magazine
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
 
Format:
• Scripture from a parable in one of the Gospels (please use ESV)
• Three questions to prompt conversation
• Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
 
General ideas for the three questions:
• Question to help couples know their spouse better (question that make...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 11, 2016,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather th...

Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 10, 2016,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party
 
A Twitter Pitch party exclusively for Picture Books!
 
What - Pitch Your Picture Books on Twitter
Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!
When - Our next #PBPitch will be Thursday, February 11th, 2016! 
 
Pitch your PBs on twitter using #PBPitch. Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 2pm and once after.) If you are an author/illustrator, you can attach an image to yo...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction: Learning From Nature

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 9, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction: Learning From Nature
 
Deadline: February 1, 2016
No submission fee
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about LEARNING FROM NATURE.
 
The natural world has long been a source of inspiration. We’re interested in stories about how we learn from nature—whether it’s airlines developing boarding methods based on movement in ant colonies or aviation engineers studying eagles’ wings ...

Continue reading ...
 

Rate Your Story FREE Submission Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 9, 2016,
Rate Your Story FREE Submission Day
 
Submit your manuscript to receive honest feedback from published authors.
 
Our current free and open submission day is scheduled for February 1, 2016. We are open from 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight time on that day.
 
Submit any genre of story–including humor, fantasy, satire, sci fi, flash fiction, fable, retold folk tales, etc., up to 2000 words.  It can be a board book text, picture...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 7, 2016,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2016
Entry fee: $10 plus $2 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $80. 32 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 7, 2016,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
 
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be entered in Fiction category.
 
Inspirational - 2,000 words maxim...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Houses

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 5, 2016,
The Sun Magazine
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address so w...

Continue reading ...
 

Spiritual Writers Network: Angels Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 4, 2016,
Spiritual Writers Network: Angels Anthology
 
Spiritual Writers Network hosts quarterly writing contests for publication via Transcendent Publishing
THEME: ANGELS (Short Stories and Poems)
The selected submissions will be published into a contest book in both print and digital format
Several submissions will be selected for publication.
 
Additionally, three top submissions will also win cash prizes: $100, $50, $25
 
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Enchanted Conversations: Valentine's Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 3, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: Valentine’s Day
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Current submission period ends January 31, 2016. Current theme is Valentine’s Day.
 
Stories should be no shorter than 700 words and no longer than 3,000. Poems may be of any length. Story pay: $30, Poem pay: $10. US dollars only.
 
The essence of classic fairy tales must be maintained when ...

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The Upper Room: July/August issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 2, 2016,
The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray
 
The Upper Room bimonthly devotional is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.
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Pockets: Honesty

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 1, 2016,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days  
 
Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The...

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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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