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: August, 2017

Lamb's Tale Ministries Women Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 21, 2017,
Lamb's Tale Ministries 2017 Women's Retreat
Light a Candle: Creating Space for Light to Enter
 
When: Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:00 PM to
           Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:00 PM
Where: Haven River Inn, Comfort, TX 78013 
 
When God created the heavens and the earth, and announced, “Let there be light,” God meant right then. And right now. Light entered the world just three ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature - Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 20, 2017,
Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature - Hope
 
Tiferet Journal is excited to announce our next theme for: “Tiferet Tifs”.
 
While a “tiff” is defined as a “petty argument”, a “Tif” is anything but petty—it is a short exploration of a deeply meaningful subject.
 
Our next “Tiferet Tifs” theme is “Hope”—please send us up to 200 words in prose form, investigating your own relationship with th...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Being Content

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 19, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Being Content
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of...

Continue reading ...
 

Timeless Tales Magazine: Rumpelstiltskin

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 18, 2017,
Timeless Tales Magazine
 
Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. We only accept submissions that are retellings of the fairytale or myth listed as our theme. We don't accept original fairy tales or stories outside of our current theme.
 
The upcoming themes is Rumpelstiltskin
Deadline - Sept. 1, 2017.
 
Up to 2,000 words. Under 1,500 preferred. (For poems, you may technically send us multiple pieces ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 17, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!
 
We all have that certain someone in our own family who, while lovable, sweet, and caring, is also nutty or weird. We love that person but, at the same time, that family member makes us crazy! A parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. We all have them and you know who they are!

We are looking for true stories and poems about those family members. We would like your stories to be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 15, 2017,
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Summer Contest
 
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any theme for a chance to win cash prizes.
 
Writing Prizes: $500, $250, $100.
Poetry Prizes: $250, $125, $50.
Entry fees: $5 per po...

Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 14, 2017,
Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contests
 
Categories: Short Story - 2,500 words max
Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
Poetry - 40 lines max
 
Prizes Awarded In Each Category: 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50. Entry fee: $15 per entry
 
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller.
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller.
 
Deadline: ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Godfather Death

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 13, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Godfather Death       
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: January: "...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 12, 2017,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God
 
Designed for 8- 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 magazine is published...

Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine - Children's Activities

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 11, 2017,
Cricket Media: Ladybug Magazine – Children’s Activities
 
Call for Submissions: Children’s Activities
Deadline: September 30, 2017
 
SPIDER (for ages 6-9) and LADYBUG (for ages 3-6) are looking for children’s activities. This includes clearly worded, playful step-by-step directions for crafts, activities, games, science experiments, and recipes for children ages 3 to 9. The strongest activities will ...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: September

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 11, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: September 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to...

Continue reading ...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 9, 2017,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2017. No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both.
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that perso...

Continue reading ...
 

SLO Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 9, 2017,
SLO (San Luis Obispo) Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest
 
Theme: The theme of the 2017 Contest is LIBERATION.
All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. It is not necessary to include the word.
 
Flash / Short Fiction up to 1,500 words; Poetry up to 40 lines; Creative Non-Fiction up to 1500 words
 
Entry fee: $15.  Prizes: $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third in each categ...

Continue reading ...
 

Plough Quaterly

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 8, 2017,
Plough Quarterly
 
For Plough Quarterly and our website, we welcome unsolicited submissions of nonfiction articles, reviews, art, poetry, short fiction, and letters to the editor. Before submitting, we ask that you read Plough Quarterly to get a sense of our focus and style.
 
Topics we cover regularly include: peacemaking, nonviolence, reconciliation, faith in the public square, religious liberty, social justice, Christian disciple...

Continue reading ...
 

Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 6, 2017,
Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition
 
Deadline: September 5, 2017
 
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities annual Pen 2 Paper (P2P) creative writing competition seeks pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics that treat the topic of disability. Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice!
 
While P2P is based in Texas, p...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 4, 2017,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest 
 
5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
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.
 
Deadline: September 1, 2017



Continue reading ...
 

Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA
 
A monthly magazine published by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Looking for stories on all aspects of the Texas outdoors. Covers state park destinations, conservation issues, trends, and such outdoor activities as fishing, hunting, camping, bicycling, canoeing and hiking. Paying market.

Continue reading ...
 

Poets and Patrons Sonnet Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
Poets & Patrons Helen Schaible International
Shakespearean / Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
 
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to write a great sonnet, like Petrarch, Sir Philip Sidney, or even Shakespeare himself? Well, you will never know unless you give it a try. You might surprise yourself!!! Enter our Sonnet Contest and see!!!
 
Please send TWO COPIES of ONE poem, either a Shakespearean or a Petrarchan sonnet, to Barbara L. Eaton, 41...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 2, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters  
 
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 hones...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: August, 2017

Lamb's Tale Ministries Women Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 21, 2017,
Lamb's Tale Ministries 2017 Women's Retreat
Light a Candle: Creating Space for Light to Enter
 
When: Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:00 PM to
           Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:00 PM
Where: Haven River Inn, Comfort, TX 78013 
 
When God created the heavens and the earth, and announced, “Let there be light,” God meant right then. And right now. Light entered the world just three ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature - Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 20, 2017,
Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature - Hope
 
Tiferet Journal is excited to announce our next theme for: “Tiferet Tifs”.
 
While a “tiff” is defined as a “petty argument”, a “Tif” is anything but petty—it is a short exploration of a deeply meaningful subject.
 
Our next “Tiferet Tifs” theme is “Hope”—please send us up to 200 words in prose form, investigating your own relationship with th...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Being Content

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 19, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Being Content
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of...

Continue reading ...
 

Timeless Tales Magazine: Rumpelstiltskin

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 18, 2017,
Timeless Tales Magazine
 
Timeless Tales exclusively publishes retellings of fairy tales and myths. We only accept submissions that are retellings of the fairytale or myth listed as our theme. We don't accept original fairy tales or stories outside of our current theme.
 
The upcoming themes is Rumpelstiltskin
Deadline - Sept. 1, 2017.
 
Up to 2,000 words. Under 1,500 preferred. (For poems, you may technically send us multiple pieces ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 17, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!
 
We all have that certain someone in our own family who, while lovable, sweet, and caring, is also nutty or weird. We love that person but, at the same time, that family member makes us crazy! A parent or grandparent, an in-law, a brother or sister, an aunt, uncle or cousin. We all have them and you know who they are!

We are looking for true stories and poems about those family members. We would like your stories to be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 15, 2017,
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Summer Contest
 
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any theme for a chance to win cash prizes.
 
Writing Prizes: $500, $250, $100.
Poetry Prizes: $250, $125, $50.
Entry fees: $5 per po...

Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 14, 2017,
Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contests
 
Categories: Short Story - 2,500 words max
Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
Poetry - 40 lines max
 
Prizes Awarded In Each Category: 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50. Entry fee: $15 per entry
 
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller.
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller.
 
Deadline: ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Godfather Death

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 13, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Godfather Death       
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: January: "...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 12, 2017,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God
 
Designed for 8- 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 magazine is published...

Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine - Children's Activities

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 11, 2017,
Cricket Media: Ladybug Magazine – Children’s Activities
 
Call for Submissions: Children’s Activities
Deadline: September 30, 2017
 
SPIDER (for ages 6-9) and LADYBUG (for ages 3-6) are looking for children’s activities. This includes clearly worded, playful step-by-step directions for crafts, activities, games, science experiments, and recipes for children ages 3 to 9. The strongest activities will ...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: September

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 11, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: September 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to...

Continue reading ...
 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 9, 2017,
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2017. No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both.
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that perso...

Continue reading ...
 

SLO Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 9, 2017,
SLO (San Luis Obispo) Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest
 
Theme: The theme of the 2017 Contest is LIBERATION.
All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. It is not necessary to include the word.
 
Flash / Short Fiction up to 1,500 words; Poetry up to 40 lines; Creative Non-Fiction up to 1500 words
 
Entry fee: $15.  Prizes: $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third in each categ...

Continue reading ...
 

Plough Quaterly

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 8, 2017,
Plough Quarterly
 
For Plough Quarterly and our website, we welcome unsolicited submissions of nonfiction articles, reviews, art, poetry, short fiction, and letters to the editor. Before submitting, we ask that you read Plough Quarterly to get a sense of our focus and style.
 
Topics we cover regularly include: peacemaking, nonviolence, reconciliation, faith in the public square, religious liberty, social justice, Christian disciple...

Continue reading ...
 

Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 6, 2017,
Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition
 
Deadline: September 5, 2017
 
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities annual Pen 2 Paper (P2P) creative writing competition seeks pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics that treat the topic of disability. Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice!
 
While P2P is based in Texas, p...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 4, 2017,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest 
 
5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
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.
 
Deadline: September 1, 2017



Continue reading ...
 

Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA
 
A monthly magazine published by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Looking for stories on all aspects of the Texas outdoors. Covers state park destinations, conservation issues, trends, and such outdoor activities as fishing, hunting, camping, bicycling, canoeing and hiking. Paying market.

Continue reading ...
 

Poets and Patrons Sonnet Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 3, 2017,
Poets & Patrons Helen Schaible International
Shakespearean / Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
 
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to write a great sonnet, like Petrarch, Sir Philip Sidney, or even Shakespeare himself? Well, you will never know unless you give it a try. You might surprise yourself!!! Enter our Sonnet Contest and see!!!
 
Please send TWO COPIES of ONE poem, either a Shakespearean or a Petrarchan sonnet, to Barbara L. Eaton, 41...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 2, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters  
 
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 hones...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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