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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and winner of a 2015
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Browsing Archive: July, 2018

Kallisto Gaia Press Short Fiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2018,
Kallisto Gaia Press
2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize
 
A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a short story. Submit one story of less than 4200 words with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the winning story. Antonio Ruiz-Cam...

Continue reading ...
 

Omnidawn Publishing Single Poem Broadside Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 20, 2018,
Omnidawn Publishing Single Poem Broadside Contest
 
The winner of the Omnidawn Single Poem Broadside Poetry Contest wins an immediate cash prize of $1,000, letterpress publication of the broadside by Omnidawn, 50 free copies of the broadside, and publication of the winning poem in the Omniverse online journal.
 
For those of you who are not familiar with "Broadsides" here is the Wikipedia definition for the term "Broadside (printing)":
 
"A broadsi...

Continue reading ...
 

Listverse

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 20, 2018,
Listverse
 
This is an interesting site that capitalizes on the Internet craze for lists. You will find lists for just about everything on Listverse. They are looking for offbeat, unexpected, little-known facts, all written with a sense of humor. Check out some of their lists to see what they prefer. 1500 words minimum. Payment is $100 via Paypal only.
 


Continue reading ...
 

Kallisto Gaia Press Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 19, 2018,
Kallisto Gaia Press
2018 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize
 
A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a poem of up to 65 lines. Submit up to three poems of no more than 65 lines each with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the prize winning po...

Continue reading ...
 

Imperfect Parent

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 19, 2018,
Imperfect Parent
 
"Anything that deals with any aspect of the lighter side of parenting — parody, humorous takes on parenting, satire, an “open letter”, take your pick. And if you are questioning if your humor crosses the line, then definitely send it in — we don’t want “safe.” We are a gloriously independent site that doesn’t answer to a board of directors or a huge corporate sponsorship. Use that to your advantage. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Religion

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado: Religion
 
RELIGION (Open)
Deadline: August 18, 2018
Theme: Religion
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS:
1. The poem must be about some form of organized religion.
2. The poem must be about people in relationship to religion.
3. The poem must consider the spiritual growth of the individual.
 
SHOULDS: For this specific contest, what poetic qualities, handling of subject matter, or
thematic focus should be prominent? Wr...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Kingdom Come - Prophecy and End Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Kingdom Come – Prophecy and End Times
 
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: Do Not Judge

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 17, 2018,
The Christian Journal: Do Not Judge
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this time. Each issue follows a th...

Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 17, 2018,
Creation Illustrated Photo/Poetry Contest 
 
ENTER CREATION CONTESTS!
We encourage creativity as part of developing the character of Christ our Creator in each of us. So GET CREATIVE – in Photography, Poetry, and Coloring!
 
Follow these 3 easy steps . . .
 
Step 1 - Go outdoors into God's glorious Creation and take stunning photos (see photo tips), write inspiring biblical nature poetry (6 verses/20 lines max.), and/or creatively color in the lin...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Unique Parenting Ideas

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Unique Parenting Idea
 
Topic: What is one unique activity that you did with your baby, crawler or toddler, or that you did with another aged child, that made all the difference in your parenting?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: August 6, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Writers Colony Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 16, 2018,
Oregon Writers Colony Annual Contest
 
Deadline is August 15, 2018. The contest is open to both OWC members and nonmembers.
 
We accept entries in the following four categories: Fiction: Short Story, Fiction: First Chapter,
Nonfiction: Short Story, Nonfiction Story: First Chapter
There is a maximum word count of 2,500 for each entry in all categories
 
Awards for all categories are to be announced
 
Entry fee is $15 per entry for OWC members, $20 p...

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Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2018,
Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest
 
This year our contest theme is "Awesome Openers". We are looking for fantastic opening lines that grab us from the beginning. How strong is your hook?
 
Deadline: 08-15-18
 
Our judges will be accepting manuscripts and awarding winners in four separate categories: Picture Book Fiction, Picture Book Nonfiction, Middle Grade & Young Adult Novels. *note: we are not accepting poetry, adult novels or "everything el...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets Roundtable of Arkansas

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2018,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest  
 
19 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $10 to $50.
  
Deadline is August 15, 2018
 

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Pockets Magazine Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2018,
Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest
 
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15
 
• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.
• There is no set theme and no entry fee.
• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)
• Stories must be previously unpublished.
• Please include an acc...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 14, 2018,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest 
 
100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of rights, wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Cricket Magazine: Make a Splash

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Make a Splash
 
Theme: Make a Splash
Deadline: August 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks manuscripts with a watery theme. We’re looking for well-crafted contemporary stories set on a rocky seashore, along a backyard creek, or at the city swimming pool. We want well-researched stories about life along the world’s rivers; legends from around the world about river monsters, sea serpents, and wate...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: All About Grammar

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2018,
Guardian Angel Kids: All About Grammar
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up to 5...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 12, 2018,
Poetry Society of Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest                                          
 
Members fee: $10    Nonmembers fee: $15
Prizes: $5 - $40
Deadline: August 1, 2018
 
21 categories to enter including Sonnet, Haiku, Shadowns, Humorous advice to newlyweds, Biographical, Third Times a Charm, Interactions, Animals, Word Power, Tanka, Roudeau, Shakespeare Sonnet, Dragons, Popular Music, and more. 
 
...
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The First Line: The window was open...

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 12, 2018,
The First Line Literary Journal: The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air.
 
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 August 1, 2018. The first line of the story must be: “The window was open just enough to ...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 11, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
and
 
Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Prizes range from $5 to $50
 
25 categories to enter including: Grandpa, Bring Attention ot Mental Health Issues, Petrarchan Sonnet, Pets, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Suddenly, Star Trek, Facing Danger, An Invitation, A Jo...

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The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 11, 2018,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry
 
Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but i...

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Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 10, 2018,
Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest
 
First Prize $50, Second Prize $30, Third Prize $20
Submission deadline August 1st, 2018.
10 finalists, including 3 winners, will be announced and published September 1st, 2018.
 
Submit up to 5 haiku to betterthanstarbucks2@gmail.com with Haiku Contest in the subject line of your email.
 
No entry fee and no simultaneous submissions please. 

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks
 
Topic: What did you do to help your baby have less pain or feel more comfortable while he or she was teething?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 30, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month
 
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 stories that include some aspect of Black History Month. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word count: 80...

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Focus on the Family: Getting Through Tough Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Through Tough Times
 
Topic: Whether there's a death in the family or other kids have rejected your child in some way or your extended family ignores your child — What is one way you have helped your child get through a difficult time or holiday, such as Valentine's Day?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 16, 2018
Byline: Yes —...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 8, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight      
 
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 inclu...

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Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 8, 2018,
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Louisville Literary Arts has sponsored the Writer’s Block Prize since 2013 in conjunction with the annual Writer’s Block Festival in LouisvilleKentucky. Each year we rotate genres. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Writer’s Block Prize will be awarded in POETRY. Award-winning poet Maggie Smith will judge.
 
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018      Entry fee: $12
One first place winner will rec...

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Purpose Magazine: Jesus is Alive!

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 7, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Jesus is alive!    
 
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 payment ...

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Rochester Writers Summer Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 7, 2018,

Rochester Writers Summer Writing Contest
https://rochesterwriters.wordpress.com/writing-contest

Call for Entries in the Rochester Writers’ 2018 Summer Writing Contest

Categories: Poetry, Flash Fiction, First Page, Colorful Memoir

Prizes: Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each category. In addition, Best of Show will receive a complimentary pass to a future Rochester Writers’ Conference.

Deadline:  August 1, 2018

Number of Entries: Submit one (1) entry in any category f...


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The War Cry: Strangest Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 6, 2018,
The War Cry: Strangest Things 
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as t...

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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 5, 2018,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest
 
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100 
 
12 categories to enter including Michigan, humor, evening, family, nature, love, spiritual, animals, prose poem, family, and open theme.

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A Trip that Didn't Go as Planned Personal Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 5, 2018,
Institute of Writers: A Trip That Didn’t Go as Planned
Personal Essay Contest for Writers
 
Expect the unexpected! Have you ever been on a trip that didn't go as planned?
 
Maybe you got hopelessly lost on a road trip. Maybe your passport was stolen in a foreign country. Maybe you got an unexpected bump to first-class and your trip got even better from there. Maybe your latest trip to the grocery store became an unplanned adv...

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Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 4, 2018,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests  
 
The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2018.
Entry fee: You may enter 5 haiku for $7
Awards: First Prize, $150; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.
 
The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2018.
Entry fee: You may e...

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Cisco Writers Club 42nd Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 3, 2018,
Cisco Writers Club 42nd Annual Contest        
 
WHEN: Entries may be made from June 1, 2018, through July 31, 2018.
 
WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!
 
CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:...

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Glossy News

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 3, 2018,
Glossy News
 
"If you write satire, or you’ve just always wanted to, consider submitting your story to Glossy News. Our stories are regularly picked up by HumorFeed and Google News as well as many other leading news aggregators, so if you think you’ve got the chops there’s no better time. No more must you limit yourself to enraged letters to editors or mere blog posts, now you can put your brain where your mouth is… and that’s as sexy as it sounds."...

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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 2, 2018,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
 
Deadline: July 31, 2018
 
Entry Fees: $1 - $5    Prizes: $10 - $125
 
22 categories to enter including: Humor, Persona Poem, Tell us a Story, Foreign Language, Ancestry, The Moon, Music/song/and/or dance, Numbers, Ekphrastic, Haiku, Abuse, Relationships, In the Tackle Box, Health/healing/wellness, Aging, and more.

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San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 2, 2018,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal       
 
July 1st to July 31st, 2018  Non-themed
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and ...

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WOW Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 2, 2018,
WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest
 
WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal es...

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Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Jesus' Resurrection

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Jesus' Resurrection
 
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 stories that demonstrate how the Resurrection of Jesus can be lived out in the life of a teen girl so others will more fully understand t...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2018

Kallisto Gaia Press Short Fiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2018,
Kallisto Gaia Press
2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Short Fiction Prize
 
A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a short story. Submit one story of less than 4200 words with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the winning story. Antonio Ruiz-Cam...

Continue reading ...
 

Omnidawn Publishing Single Poem Broadside Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 20, 2018,
Omnidawn Publishing Single Poem Broadside Contest
 
The winner of the Omnidawn Single Poem Broadside Poetry Contest wins an immediate cash prize of $1,000, letterpress publication of the broadside by Omnidawn, 50 free copies of the broadside, and publication of the winning poem in the Omniverse online journal.
 
For those of you who are not familiar with "Broadsides" here is the Wikipedia definition for the term "Broadside (printing)":
 
"A broadsi...

Continue reading ...
 

Listverse

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 20, 2018,
Listverse
 
This is an interesting site that capitalizes on the Internet craze for lists. You will find lists for just about everything on Listverse. They are looking for offbeat, unexpected, little-known facts, all written with a sense of humor. Check out some of their lists to see what they prefer. 1500 words minimum. Payment is $100 via Paypal only.
 


Continue reading ...
 

Kallisto Gaia Press Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 19, 2018,
Kallisto Gaia Press
2018 Julia Darling Memorial Poetry Prize
 
A prize of $750.00 and publication in The Ocotillo Review Winter 2019 will be awarded for a poem of up to 65 lines. Submit up to three poems of no more than 65 lines each with a $20.00 entry fee by August 20, 2018. All entries will be considered for publication. All entrants will receive a copy of the journal containing the prize winning po...

Continue reading ...
 

Imperfect Parent

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 19, 2018,
Imperfect Parent
 
"Anything that deals with any aspect of the lighter side of parenting — parody, humorous takes on parenting, satire, an “open letter”, take your pick. And if you are questioning if your humor crosses the line, then definitely send it in — we don’t want “safe.” We are a gloriously independent site that doesn’t answer to a board of directors or a huge corporate sponsorship. Use that to your advantage. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Religion

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado: Religion
 
RELIGION (Open)
Deadline: August 18, 2018
Theme: Religion
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS:
1. The poem must be about some form of organized religion.
2. The poem must be about people in relationship to religion.
3. The poem must consider the spiritual growth of the individual.
 
SHOULDS: For this specific contest, what poetic qualities, handling of subject matter, or
thematic focus should be prominent? Wr...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Kingdom Come - Prophecy and End Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Kingdom Come – Prophecy and End Times
 
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: Do Not Judge

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 17, 2018,
The Christian Journal: Do Not Judge
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this time. Each issue follows a th...

Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 17, 2018,
Creation Illustrated Photo/Poetry Contest 
 
ENTER CREATION CONTESTS!
We encourage creativity as part of developing the character of Christ our Creator in each of us. So GET CREATIVE – in Photography, Poetry, and Coloring!
 
Follow these 3 easy steps . . .
 
Step 1 - Go outdoors into God's glorious Creation and take stunning photos (see photo tips), write inspiring biblical nature poetry (6 verses/20 lines max.), and/or creatively color in the lin...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Unique Parenting Ideas

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 16, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Unique Parenting Idea
 
Topic: What is one unique activity that you did with your baby, crawler or toddler, or that you did with another aged child, that made all the difference in your parenting?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: August 6, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Writers Colony Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 16, 2018,
Oregon Writers Colony Annual Contest
 
Deadline is August 15, 2018. The contest is open to both OWC members and nonmembers.
 
We accept entries in the following four categories: Fiction: Short Story, Fiction: First Chapter,
Nonfiction: Short Story, Nonfiction Story: First Chapter
There is a maximum word count of 2,500 for each entry in all categories
 
Awards for all categories are to be announced
 
Entry fee is $15 per entry for OWC members, $20 p...

Continue reading ...
 

Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2018,
Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest
 
This year our contest theme is "Awesome Openers". We are looking for fantastic opening lines that grab us from the beginning. How strong is your hook?
 
Deadline: 08-15-18
 
Our judges will be accepting manuscripts and awarding winners in four separate categories: Picture Book Fiction, Picture Book Nonfiction, Middle Grade & Young Adult Novels. *note: we are not accepting poetry, adult novels or "everything el...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets Roundtable of Arkansas

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2018,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest  
 
19 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $10 to $50.
  
Deadline is August 15, 2018
 

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Pockets Magazine Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2018,
Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest
 
Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15
 
• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.
• There is no set theme and no entry fee.
• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)
• Stories must be previously unpublished.
• Please include an acc...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 14, 2018,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest 
 
100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of rights, wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Cricket Magazine: Make a Splash

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Make a Splash
 
Theme: Make a Splash
Deadline: August 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks manuscripts with a watery theme. We’re looking for well-crafted contemporary stories set on a rocky seashore, along a backyard creek, or at the city swimming pool. We want well-researched stories about life along the world’s rivers; legends from around the world about river monsters, sea serpents, and wate...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: All About Grammar

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2018,
Guardian Angel Kids: All About Grammar
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up to 5...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 12, 2018,
Poetry Society of Tennessee Poetry Fest Contest                                          
 
Members fee: $10    Nonmembers fee: $15
Prizes: $5 - $40
Deadline: August 1, 2018
 
21 categories to enter including Sonnet, Haiku, Shadowns, Humorous advice to newlyweds, Biographical, Third Times a Charm, Interactions, Animals, Word Power, Tanka, Roudeau, Shakespeare Sonnet, Dragons, Popular Music, and more. 
 
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The First Line: The window was open...

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 12, 2018,
The First Line Literary Journal: The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air.
 
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 August 1, 2018. The first line of the story must be: “The window was open just enough to ...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 11, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
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Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Prizes range from $5 to $50
 
25 categories to enter including: Grandpa, Bring Attention ot Mental Health Issues, Petrarchan Sonnet, Pets, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Suddenly, Star Trek, Facing Danger, An Invitation, A Jo...

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The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 11, 2018,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry
 
Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but i...

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Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 10, 2018,
Better Than Starbucks Haiku Contest
 
First Prize $50, Second Prize $30, Third Prize $20
Submission deadline August 1st, 2018.
10 finalists, including 3 winners, will be announced and published September 1st, 2018.
 
Submit up to 5 haiku to betterthanstarbucks2@gmail.com with Haiku Contest in the subject line of your email.
 
No entry fee and no simultaneous submissions please. 

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Teething Hacks
 
Topic: What did you do to help your baby have less pain or feel more comfortable while he or she was teething?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 30, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



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Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Black History Month
 
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 stories that include some aspect of Black History Month. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word count: 80...

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Focus on the Family: Getting Through Tough Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Through Tough Times
 
Topic: Whether there's a death in the family or other kids have rejected your child in some way or your extended family ignores your child — What is one way you have helped your child get through a difficult time or holiday, such as Valentine's Day?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: July 16, 2018
Byline: Yes —...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 8, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Weight      
 
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 inclu...

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Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 8, 2018,
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Louisville Literary Arts has sponsored the Writer’s Block Prize since 2013 in conjunction with the annual Writer’s Block Festival in LouisvilleKentucky. Each year we rotate genres. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Writer’s Block Prize will be awarded in POETRY. Award-winning poet Maggie Smith will judge.
 
DEADLINE: August 1, 2018      Entry fee: $12
One first place winner will rec...

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Purpose Magazine: Jesus is Alive!

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 7, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Jesus is alive!    
 
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.
 
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Rochester Writers Summer Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 7, 2018,

Rochester Writers Summer Writing Contest
https://rochesterwriters.wordpress.com/writing-contest

Call for Entries in the Rochester Writers’ 2018 Summer Writing Contest

Categories: Poetry, Flash Fiction, First Page, Colorful Memoir

Prizes: Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each category. In addition, Best of Show will receive a complimentary pass to a future Rochester Writers’ Conference.

Deadline:  August 1, 2018

Number of Entries: Submit one (1) entry in any category f...


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The War Cry: Strangest Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 6, 2018,
The War Cry: Strangest Things 
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as t...

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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 5, 2018,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest
 
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100 
 
12 categories to enter including Michigan, humor, evening, family, nature, love, spiritual, animals, prose poem, family, and open theme.

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A Trip that Didn't Go as Planned Personal Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 5, 2018,
Institute of Writers: A Trip That Didn’t Go as Planned
Personal Essay Contest for Writers
 
Expect the unexpected! Have you ever been on a trip that didn't go as planned?
 
Maybe you got hopelessly lost on a road trip. Maybe your passport was stolen in a foreign country. Maybe you got an unexpected bump to first-class and your trip got even better from there. Maybe your latest trip to the grocery store became an unplanned adv...

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Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 4, 2018,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests  
 
The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2018.
Entry fee: You may enter 5 haiku for $7
Awards: First Prize, $150; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.
 
The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2018.
Entry fee: You may e...

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Cisco Writers Club 42nd Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 3, 2018,
Cisco Writers Club 42nd Annual Contest        
 
WHEN: Entries may be made from June 1, 2018, through July 31, 2018.
 
WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!
 
CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:...

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Glossy News

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 3, 2018,
Glossy News
 
"If you write satire, or you’ve just always wanted to, consider submitting your story to Glossy News. Our stories are regularly picked up by HumorFeed and Google News as well as many other leading news aggregators, so if you think you’ve got the chops there’s no better time. No more must you limit yourself to enraged letters to editors or mere blog posts, now you can put your brain where your mouth is… and that’s as sexy as it sounds."...

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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 2, 2018,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
 
Deadline: July 31, 2018
 
Entry Fees: $1 - $5    Prizes: $10 - $125
 
22 categories to enter including: Humor, Persona Poem, Tell us a Story, Foreign Language, Ancestry, The Moon, Music/song/and/or dance, Numbers, Ekphrastic, Haiku, Abuse, Relationships, In the Tackle Box, Health/healing/wellness, Aging, and more.

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San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 2, 2018,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal       
 
July 1st to July 31st, 2018  Non-themed
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and ...

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WOW Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 2, 2018,
WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest
 
WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal es...

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Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Jesus' Resurrection

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Jesus' Resurrection
 
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 stories that demonstrate how the Resurrection of Jesus can be lived out in the life of a teen girl so others will more fully understand t...

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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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