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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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






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Browsing Archive: February, 2018

Speaking Volumes

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 22, 2018,
Speaking Volumes
 
Speaking Volumes seeks manuscripts in most genres from veteran authors, to first time unpublished authors, award-winning scholars, poets and authors with an established following in their area of expertise. Our interests include Fiction, Nonfiction, Novels, Novellas, and collections of Short Stories in the following genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Action Adventure, Horror, Young-Adult, Children's, Folk...

Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS Annual Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 21, 2018,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest   
 
29 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $15 to $1000. 
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline: March 15, 2018
 
Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Contest 1-NFSPS...

Continue reading ...
 

2018 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 20, 2018,
2018 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Writing Contest
 
Postmark Deadline: March 15, 2018
 
Winners will be notified by early May 2018 and will be announced at our 43rd Annual Conference in DuboisWY on June 1st – 3rd.
 
Five categories:
 
    Adult Fiction, up to 3K words
    Fiction for Children and Young Adults, up to 3K words
    Non-Fiction, up to 3K words
    Traditional Poetry, up to 40 lines, up to 5 poems per entry
    Free Verse Poetry, up to 40 lines, up ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 19, 2018,
Tor House Prize for Poetry    
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2018. Fees: $10 for 3 poems.  

Continue reading ...
 

35th Writers-Editors Network Annual International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 19, 2018,
Writers-Editors Network 35th Annual International Writing Competition
 
Four Categories! Bigger Cash Prizes! Critiques for the “Most Promising” entries
Open to all writers. Deadline March 15, 2018.
 
Categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Literature
Awards & Prizes - $150, $100, $75 in each category.
Entry fees - $5, $10 or $20 depending on category and member or nonmember.
 
Most Promisi...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 18, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society 
The Gertrude Dole Memorial Award
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice    
Line Limit:  40 Lines   
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 18, 2018,
2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes
 
What’s YOUR Cinderella Story?
 
Disney’s Cinderella, Ella Enchanted, Ever After… all Cinderella stories that are the same, yet very different. They all tell the golden tale of a cellar maid marrying into royalty. But what if…
 
the story changed?
Cinderella created her own destiny?
Someone stole it from her?
Anything else happened but what folklore says it did?
 
In 2018, we want to celebrate these ...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 17, 2018,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
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 F...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 17, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other  
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your kids to appreciate you, each other, friends or relatives
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 12, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help your child let go of the drama or be a better friend or make a new friend
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 5, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending ...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2018

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 16, 2018,
Carteret Writers Contest 2018
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2018 edition. This is the 27th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or l...

Continue reading ...
 

The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 15, 2018,
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2018. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation”...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 15, 2018,
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest
 
Deadline: March 12, 2018 (Postmarked)
 
Entry Fees: $1 per poem for members
                   $5 per poem for nonmembers
 
12 categories to enter. Prizes range from $5-$50
 

Continue reading ...
 

Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 14, 2018,
Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White
 
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.
 
Issue #10 (Our 5 year Anniversary). Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. Submissions open March 12 - 22, 2018. SPECIAL NOTE: This is a VERY famous fairy tale that has been re...

Continue reading ...
 

Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 13, 2018,
Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems
 
Thanks for your interest in publishing your work with Right Hand Pointing.
 
This is for submissions to our April 2018 issue, Very Short Poems.  All our normal guidelines apply, except this issue will include poems or fiction no more than 30 words. Also, bios should be limited to no more than 30 words, not including titles. Note that we will publish very few, if any, haiku in this i...

Continue reading ...
 

Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 12, 2018,
Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest   
 
Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult
 
Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
    High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
 Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups
 
Prizes - Will be awarded with certific...

Continue reading ...
 

Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 11, 2018,
Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition
 
Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.
 
Categories include: Short Story (3500 words), Novel (10 pages), Non-Fiction-Memoir (1st 10 pages), and Non-Fiction-Journalistic/Essay (2500 words)
 
Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: Entries must be received by March 5, 2018. Each category is judged by...

Continue reading ...
 

Heaven Sightings: Angels, Miracles, and Glimpses of the Afterlife

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 10, 2018,
Heaven Sightings: Angels, Miracles, and Glimpses of the Afterlife
from author and compiler, Jim Bell
 
Jim Bell is now compiling a story volume for Bethany House Publishers with a working title of Heaven Sightings: Angels, Miracles, and Glimpses of the Afterlife.
 
Heaven really does touch earth in the form of miracles, angels, and even near-death experiences.  We find it also displayed in dramatic healings and gigantic answers to prayer where nothing else can account for it.  This volume will con...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 10, 2018,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
IT’S ON YOU
 
For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which one or more pieces of clothing play an important role. NOTE: Jewelry does not count as clothing for this contest, so crowns are not allowed but hats are okay.
 
GENRE RULES: No children’s fiction, no exploitative sex, no over-the-top grossout horror, and no stories that are obvious parodies of e...

Continue reading ...
 

Post-to-Print Publishers: From a Cat's Point of View

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 9, 2018,
Post-to-Print Publishers: From a Cat’s Point of View
 
We are a serious, start-up publishing house headquartered in PhoenixArizona. Our initial focus will be short fiction anthologies. As an author and the managing editor of Post-To-Print, I am committed to attracting excellent writers, both published and unpublished, to join our list of contributors and become members of the Post-To-Print family. Our mission is to build a reputation and following as a quality publi...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi State Poetry Society 2018 Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 9, 2018,
Mississippi State Poetry Society 2018 Spring Contest
 
23 categories to enter, prizes range from $5-$50, entry fee is $2 per poem or $20 to enter all categories.
 
All entries must be received no later than March 1, 2018.

Continue reading ...
 

Hunger Mountain Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 8, 2018,
Hunger Mountain Writing Contests    
 
Hunger Mountain is the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal for the Arts. They hold four annual contests. All contests now have the same deadline of MARCH 1 of each year, with the submission period open from October 1 to March 1.
 
The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize – enter up to 3 poems
The Katherine Paterson...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Prejudice

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 7, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Prejudice
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: February

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 6, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: February 
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are e...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Reading the Bible

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 5, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Reading the Bible
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help your kids get excited about hearing the Bible read to them or about reading the Bible?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: February 23, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age gr...

Continue reading ...
 

Tell a Fairy Tale Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 4, 2018,
Tell a Fairy Tale Contest
 
Do you love fairy tales? Have you dreamed of writing your own? Now is your chance! In honor of Tell a Fairy Tale Day (Feb. 26th), we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a fairy tale writing contest for the month of February! Here are the details:
Prizes - Winner: $75, 2 Runner ups: $25
You must submit your story by 8 AM MST Wednesday, February 21st to the form on their web site.
Word Count Limit - 100...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 3, 2018,

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Humor
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/magazine/call-for-submissions

Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in humorous contemporary short fiction on any topic of interest to Christian girls. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address be...


Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Baba Yaga

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 2, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Baba Yaga
 
Baba Yaga Anthology (actual title TBD)
Anthologist: Kate Wolford
Open for Submissions: January 1 to March 1, 2018
Expected Publication: late 2018
Story Length: 7,500 to 20,000 words
Payment: $50 per story
 
Baba Yaga, the terrifying witch of the forest in Slavic folklore, lends herself to all kinds of interpretations. Notorious for traveling in a mortar while wielding a pestle, Baba Yaga sometimes wrea...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 1, 2018,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
1) Poet’s Choice: limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.
2) New Poets: limit 30 lines, any subject, any form.
3) Traditional Form – Sonnet: 14 line limit, any subject
4) Themed, Weather – Border and Boundaries: limit 40 lines, any form on the theme
 
Awards
Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
Fees...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: February, 2018

Speaking Volumes

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 22, 2018,
Speaking Volumes
 
Speaking Volumes seeks manuscripts in most genres from veteran authors, to first time unpublished authors, award-winning scholars, poets and authors with an established following in their area of expertise. Our interests include Fiction, Nonfiction, Novels, Novellas, and collections of Short Stories in the following genres: Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Action Adventure, Horror, Young-Adult, Children's, Folk...

Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS Annual Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 21, 2018,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest   
 
29 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $15 to $1000. 
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline: March 15, 2018
 
Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Contest 1-NFSPS...

Continue reading ...
 

2018 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 20, 2018,
2018 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Writing Contest
 
Postmark Deadline: March 15, 2018
 
Winners will be notified by early May 2018 and will be announced at our 43rd Annual Conference in DuboisWY on June 1st – 3rd.
 
Five categories:
 
    Adult Fiction, up to 3K words
    Fiction for Children and Young Adults, up to 3K words
    Non-Fiction, up to 3K words
    Traditional Poetry, up to 40 lines, up to 5 poems per entry
    Free Verse Poetry, up to 40 lines, up ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 19, 2018,
Tor House Prize for Poetry    
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2018. Fees: $10 for 3 poems.  

Continue reading ...
 

35th Writers-Editors Network Annual International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 19, 2018,
Writers-Editors Network 35th Annual International Writing Competition
 
Four Categories! Bigger Cash Prizes! Critiques for the “Most Promising” entries
Open to all writers. Deadline March 15, 2018.
 
Categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Literature
Awards & Prizes - $150, $100, $75 in each category.
Entry fees - $5, $10 or $20 depending on category and member or nonmember.
 
Most Promisi...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 18, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society 
The Gertrude Dole Memorial Award
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice    
Line Limit:  40 Lines   
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 18, 2018,
2018 Our Write Side Anthology: Glasses & Ashes
 
What’s YOUR Cinderella Story?
 
Disney’s Cinderella, Ella Enchanted, Ever After… all Cinderella stories that are the same, yet very different. They all tell the golden tale of a cellar maid marrying into royalty. But what if…
 
the story changed?
Cinderella created her own destiny?
Someone stole it from her?
Anything else happened but what folklore says it did?
 
In 2018, we want to celebrate these ...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 17, 2018,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
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 F...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 17, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Appreciate Each Other  
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your kids to appreciate you, each other, friends or relatives
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 12, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Problems
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help your child let go of the drama or be a better friend or make a new friend
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: March 5, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending ...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2018

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 16, 2018,
Carteret Writers Contest 2018
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2018 edition. This is the 27th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or l...

Continue reading ...
 

The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 15, 2018,
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2018 Haiku Awards Contest
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2018. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation”...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 15, 2018,
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest
 
Deadline: March 12, 2018 (Postmarked)
 
Entry Fees: $1 per poem for members
                   $5 per poem for nonmembers
 
12 categories to enter. Prizes range from $5-$50
 

Continue reading ...
 

Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 14, 2018,
Timeless Tales Magazine: Snow White
 
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.
 
Issue #10 (Our 5 year Anniversary). Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. Submissions open March 12 - 22, 2018. SPECIAL NOTE: This is a VERY famous fairy tale that has been re...

Continue reading ...
 

Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 13, 2018,
Right Hand Pointing Very Short Poems
 
Thanks for your interest in publishing your work with Right Hand Pointing.
 
This is for submissions to our April 2018 issue, Very Short Poems.  All our normal guidelines apply, except this issue will include poems or fiction no more than 30 words. Also, bios should be limited to no more than 30 words, not including titles. Note that we will publish very few, if any, haiku in this i...

Continue reading ...
 

Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 12, 2018,
Warren-Newport Library 2018 Creative Writing Contest   
 
Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult
 
Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
    High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
 Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups
 
Prizes - Will be awarded with certific...

Continue reading ...
 

Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 11, 2018,
Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition
 
Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.
 
Categories include: Short Story (3500 words), Novel (10 pages), Non-Fiction-Memoir (1st 10 pages), and Non-Fiction-Journalistic/Essay (2500 words)
 
Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: Entries must be received by March 5, 2018. Each category is judged by...

Continue reading ...
 

Heaven Sightings: Angels, Miracles, and Glimpses of the Afterlife

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 10, 2018,
Heaven Sightings: Angels, Miracles, and Glimpses of the Afterlife
from author and compiler, Jim Bell
 
Jim Bell is now compiling a story volume for Bethany House Publishers with a working title of Heaven Sightings: Angels, Miracles, and Glimpses of the Afterlife.
 
Heaven really does touch earth in the form of miracles, angels, and even near-death experiences.  We find it also displayed in dramatic healings and gigantic answers to prayer where nothing else can account for it.  This volume will con...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 10, 2018,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
IT’S ON YOU
 
For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which one or more pieces of clothing play an important role. NOTE: Jewelry does not count as clothing for this contest, so crowns are not allowed but hats are okay.
 
GENRE RULES: No children’s fiction, no exploitative sex, no over-the-top grossout horror, and no stories that are obvious parodies of e...

Continue reading ...
 

Post-to-Print Publishers: From a Cat's Point of View

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 9, 2018,
Post-to-Print Publishers: From a Cat’s Point of View
 
We are a serious, start-up publishing house headquartered in PhoenixArizona. Our initial focus will be short fiction anthologies. As an author and the managing editor of Post-To-Print, I am committed to attracting excellent writers, both published and unpublished, to join our list of contributors and become members of the Post-To-Print family. Our mission is to build a reputation and following as a quality publi...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi State Poetry Society 2018 Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 9, 2018,
Mississippi State Poetry Society 2018 Spring Contest
 
23 categories to enter, prizes range from $5-$50, entry fee is $2 per poem or $20 to enter all categories.
 
All entries must be received no later than March 1, 2018.

Continue reading ...
 

Hunger Mountain Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 8, 2018,
Hunger Mountain Writing Contests    
 
Hunger Mountain is the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal for the Arts. They hold four annual contests. All contests now have the same deadline of MARCH 1 of each year, with the submission period open from October 1 to March 1.
 
The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize – enter up to 3 poems
The Katherine Paterson...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Prejudice

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 7, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Prejudice
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: February

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 6, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: February 
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are e...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Reading the Bible

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 5, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Reading the Bible
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help your kids get excited about hearing the Bible read to them or about reading the Bible?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: February 23, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age gr...

Continue reading ...
 

Tell a Fairy Tale Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 4, 2018,
Tell a Fairy Tale Contest
 
Do you love fairy tales? Have you dreamed of writing your own? Now is your chance! In honor of Tell a Fairy Tale Day (Feb. 26th), we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a fairy tale writing contest for the month of February! Here are the details:
Prizes - Winner: $75, 2 Runner ups: $25
You must submit your story by 8 AM MST Wednesday, February 21st to the form on their web site.
Word Count Limit - 100...

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 3, 2018,

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Humor
https://www.focusonthefamily.com/magazine/call-for-submissions

Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in humorous contemporary short fiction on any topic of interest to Christian girls. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address be...


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Enchanted Conversation: Baba Yaga

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 2, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Baba Yaga
 
Baba Yaga Anthology (actual title TBD)
Anthologist: Kate Wolford
Open for Submissions: January 1 to March 1, 2018
Expected Publication: late 2018
Story Length: 7,500 to 20,000 words
Payment: $50 per story
 
Baba Yaga, the terrifying witch of the forest in Slavic folklore, lends herself to all kinds of interpretations. Notorious for traveling in a mortar while wielding a pestle, Baba Yaga sometimes wrea...

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Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 1, 2018,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
1) Poet’s Choice: limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.
2) New Poets: limit 30 lines, any subject, any form.
3) Traditional Form – Sonnet: 14 line limit, any subject
4) Themed, Weather – Border and Boundaries: limit 40 lines, any form on the theme
 
Awards
Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
Fees...

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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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