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and winner of a 2015
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Over 27,000 copies sold! 



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Browsing Archive: March, 2018

Focus on the Family: Fall Activities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Fall Activities
 
Topic: What is something fun you did with your kids to celebrate Autumn? (Do not tie this activity into a specific location, such as the Grand Canyon or product.)

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: April 23, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Autumn

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Autumn
 
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 something specific to the Fall. Remember that teens like reading about girl-boy relationships, but that plot should be secondary to your main storylin...

Continue reading ...
 

GRAND: Lifestyle Magazine for AWESOME Grandparents!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 30, 2018,
GRAND: Lifestyle Magazine for AWESOME Grandparents!
 
Read GRAND online magazine, listen to the voices and the messages. Then, find a story or an idea that directly relates to the role of grandparenting and/or the relationship between grandparents and their adult children “the parents” and everything and anything about grandchildren. Our readers are also interested in finance, education, nutrition, healthy aging, caregiving, caring f...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society - April

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: April
 
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 entere...

Continue reading ...
 

2Elizabeths Romance & Women's Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 28, 2018,
2Elizabeths Romance & Women’s Fiction Writing Contest
 
From 2/1/18 through 4/30/18 we are actively seeking short works of romance and women’s fiction. Enter your short fiction or poetry for a chance to win $1,000 and to be featured in our second print anthology. There will also be second and third prize winners who will each receive $75 and the chance to have their work published either on our website or...

Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 27, 2018,
Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests
 
Every year we run an experiment that – with the exception of the occasional heavyweight anthology – is generally left untouched by publishers. Among traditional journals, it’s strictly taboo. An editor’s no-no. An unspoken gentlemen’s agreement sealed with a handshake in the backrooms of literary Geneva Conventions everywhere.
 
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to republish some unsolicited literature.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Beneath the Rainbow

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2018,
Beneath the Rainbow
 
We at Beneath the Rainbow, a free weekly service and conveyor of words both novel and classic, invite you the general public, to join our growing enterprise, by reading and contributing your words and ideas to a growing advocate for literature and sound and the arts.
 
We regularly publish short stories, sagas, essays, poetry (now requesting haiku), humor, and will soon expand our presentation to graphics and the spoken word. We welcome yo...

Continue reading ...
 

SCBWI Austin Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 25, 2018,
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Austin Annual Conference
 
Date(s) - 04/28/2018 - 04/29/2018
Time - 7:30 am - 6:45 pm
 
Location - Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N. Interstate 35 - AustinTX 78752
 
The schedule includes three keynotes; a publishing panel; 12 breakout sessions on writing, illustrating and professional development; intensives on picture books, novels and illustration; along with critique...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest   
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!      
 
 
Painting of a young girl in a white dress and white paper crown being followed boy in breeches and a suit carrying a parasol. 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this June 11, 1921, cover illustration by J.C. Leyendecker.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by April 25, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limeri...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 23, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado
 
Deadline: April 21, 2018 (Nat'l Poetry Month)
Theme: When Poetry First Called
Form: Double Etheree
Line Limit: 20 lines
Prize Structure: 1st $25, 2nd $15, 3rd $10
Entry fee: $5 per poem
 
Contest Guide:
MUSTS: For this specific contest, what are the requirements of the form—like stanzas, rhyme, subject matter, length, source, etc.—if any?
1. The poem must portray who or what first inspired you and helped you exper...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2018,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
 
$20 to enter any or all contests.
 
Postmark deadline: April 20th, 2018   
 
12 contests to enter including: short story, free verse poetry, nonfiction essay, Christian flash writing, tourism essay, rhymed poetry, humor, memoir, mystery, humorous fantasy, song lyrics, and more.
 
Prizes range from $10 - $100.

Continue reading ...
 

New Ohio Review Poetry & Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2018,
2018 New Ohio Review Poetry & Fiction Contest
 
Judges - Fiction: Mary Gaitskill (one story, up to 20 pages)
             Nonfiction: Roxane Gay (one story, up to 20 pages)
             Poetry: Kevin Prufer (up to 6 poems)
 
Contest submissions run until April 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $20 (with a one-year subscription included)
Prizes:  $1,000 prize in each genre
 
Entrants may submit up to six single-spaced pages of poetry or 20 double-spaced pages of prose. If you are s...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Sibling Conflict

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 21, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Sibling Conflict
 
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 something specific to teens and their sibling relationships. Remember that teens like reading about girl-boy relationships, but that plot sh...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: All About Newborns & Infants

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: All About Newborns & Infants
 
Topic: What was the best advice you received or what did you do (one thing) that turned out to work really well with a newborn or infant? (This can be anything from not worrying about weight/height to cradle cap to crying to playing to car time to anything that is important for parents of newborns and infants.)
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Pay...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Making the Bed

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Making the Bed
 
Topic: What did you do to successfully help teach your children to make their beds?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
 
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
 
Payment: $50, on acceptance
 
Due date: March 26, 2018
 
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine: It's Magic

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 19, 2018,
Ladybug Magazine – It’s Magic    
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) is looking for magical short stories, retellings of folk and fairy tales, rebus stories, action rhymes, riddles, and songs. Tell us about enchanted keys, magicians, and talking animals, or share strange-but-true stories that would seem magical to a young child. Stories should have childlike points of view and simple yet strong plots; they need to be short, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2018,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies.

2018 Poetry Contest
Submit poems for the contest issue between February 15 and April 15, 2018. Please send a hard copy or use Submittable. Send:
 
    Up to five poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Christian Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Christian Living 
 
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 work through Holy Scripture
 
Word/...

Continue reading ...
 

The Windhover

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 15, 2018,
The Windhover 
 
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is proud to sponsor The Windhover. The journal is dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that considers Christian perspectives and engages spiritual themes. Each spring the journal hosts a writers’ festival, inviting their published authors and interested readers to come to campus for a weekend of workshops and presentations on the connection between faith and the a...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 14, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada Magazine: Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2018,
Cicada Magazine: Family       
 
Call for Submissions: Family
Due: April 13, 2018
 
CICADA YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Family. We want to see honest works exploring all aspects of family life, whether it be family by relation or a family of choice. What connects a family? What might break it apart? How do we define family? In what ways do our familial connections heal or ha...

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada Magazine: Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2018,
Cicada Magazine: Family       
 
Call for Submissions: Family
Due: April 13, 2018
 
CICADA YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Family. We want to see honest works exploring all aspects of family life, whether it be family by relation or a family of choice. What connects a family? What might break it apart? How do we define family? In what ways do our familial connections heal or ha...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Novel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 12, 2018,
National Writers Association Novel Contest                                  
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Novel Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of novel writing. Any genre or category of novel manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by April 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manuscripts must be typed, do...

Continue reading ...
 

Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 11, 2018,
Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest
 
Jory Sherman Short Story Contest
Deadline April 1, 2018
 
Genre: Author's choice (exception: no erotica)
Word limit: 2500 words or less
Awards: 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50
Entries must be short stories 2500 words or less.
Entry fee is $10.00 per story.
Judges’ score sheets will be returned to author.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: God is With Us

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 10, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: God is With Us
 
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 for a...

Continue reading ...
 

Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2018,
Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest
 
Any form, any subject
40 line limit
Open to poets 18 years or older    
Contest deadline is April 1, 2018
Cost: $3 per poem, five poems limit per poet
Awards: $50, first; $35, second; $15, third.
 
Only one monetary prize per poet.
Poems entered must not have been published or won any cash prize.
Send two copies, one with identification, one without, to Contest Chair, Jeanette Maes, 64 Harrison Ave.Lynn, 01905-1350. Ma...

Continue reading ...
 

The Hamthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2018,
The Hamthology
 
We are seeking ham sandwich stories, essays, poems, and other creative works for The Hamthology, which will be made available as an e-book and POD paperback. Your work has to include a ham sandwich in some significant way. (It doesn’t have to be the main part of the story, but it should affect the story.)
 
We are interested in:
comedies, horrors, and horror/comedies featuring a ham sandwich
science fiction or fantasy stories featuring a ham...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Getting in Trouble

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Getting in Trouble
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Chapbook Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 6, 2018,
Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Chapbook Award
 
Map Literary is pleased to announce that the third Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award is now open for submissions. Named after our late colleague, this award honors beautiful, original writing through publication as a high-quality chapbook.
 
This year the award will focus on poetry. We seek new, original work, though individual pieces that have been previously published elsewhere may be included. The manuscript shoul...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writes Event in Mason, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 6, 2018,
Texas Writes at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library in MasonTX
 
March 17, 2018  10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions. Each event is free and open to the public.
 
This event will feature presentations from authors Amy Gentry and Donna M. Johnson. More information on the presentations will be posted prio...

Continue reading ...
 

Tin House Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 5, 2018,
Tin House Literary Journal
 
Tin House accepts submissions in the months of September and March. If you would like to submit work for online publication, submit to Tin House Online at http://tinhouseonline.submittable.com/submit . Current deadline is March 31, 2018. 

We are currently reading for all open issues as well as one upcoming theme: Summer 2019: No theme, just some quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to cool off with in the shade. Please submit...

Continue reading ...
 

Mutabilis Press Houston Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 4, 2018,
Mutabilis Press Houston Poetry Anthology
 
Deadline: March 31, 2018
 
Along with guest editor John Gorman, Mutabilis invites submissions from poets with a connection to Texas for its forthcoming anthology, The Enchantment of the Ordinary.
 
We are looking for poems that express joy in the solidity and value of everyday objects—or their power to denote pathos and tragedy—and /or the poet’s power to transfigure elements of the everyday world by seeing them in the li...

Continue reading ...
 

Foley Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 4, 2018,
Foley Poetry Award
                      
Poems are being accepted for the 2018 Foley Poetry Award.
 
Each entrant is asked to submit only one unpublished poem on any topic. The poem should be 30 lines or fewer and not under consideration elsewhere. Poems will not be returned. Poems should be sent in via Submittable or postal mail.
 
Include contact information on the same page as the poem. Poems must be postmarked or sent in via Submittable bet...

Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2018 Winter Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2018,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2018 Winter Short Story Award    
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) on the theme "Tales of the Unexplained."
 
Send us your stories about wizards, clairvoyants, other-worldly creatures, vampires, werewolves, telekenetics, ghosts, goblins, witches, mediums, poltergeists, the supernatural, and other unexplainable experiences.
 
The First Place winn...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: March

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: March  
 
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 ente...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Gossip

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Gossip
 
Topic: What is one way you have helped your children understand what gossip is and how gossip hurts people? (We are NOT looking for a lecture, devotion, object lesson or a discussion. We ARE looking for something hands-on and practical that you did with your kids that taught them something more about this topic.)
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on accept...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: March, 2018

Focus on the Family: Fall Activities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Fall Activities
 
Topic: What is something fun you did with your kids to celebrate Autumn? (Do not tie this activity into a specific location, such as the Grand Canyon or product.)

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: April 23, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Autumn

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Autumn
 
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 something specific to the Fall. Remember that teens like reading about girl-boy relationships, but that plot should be secondary to your main storylin...

Continue reading ...
 

GRAND: Lifestyle Magazine for AWESOME Grandparents!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 30, 2018,
GRAND: Lifestyle Magazine for AWESOME Grandparents!
 
Read GRAND online magazine, listen to the voices and the messages. Then, find a story or an idea that directly relates to the role of grandparenting and/or the relationship between grandparents and their adult children “the parents” and everything and anything about grandchildren. Our readers are also interested in finance, education, nutrition, healthy aging, caregiving, caring f...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society - April

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: April
 
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 entere...

Continue reading ...
 

2Elizabeths Romance & Women's Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 28, 2018,
2Elizabeths Romance & Women’s Fiction Writing Contest
 
From 2/1/18 through 4/30/18 we are actively seeking short works of romance and women’s fiction. Enter your short fiction or poetry for a chance to win $1,000 and to be featured in our second print anthology. There will also be second and third prize winners who will each receive $75 and the chance to have their work published either on our website or...

Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 27, 2018,
Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests
 
Every year we run an experiment that – with the exception of the occasional heavyweight anthology – is generally left untouched by publishers. Among traditional journals, it’s strictly taboo. An editor’s no-no. An unspoken gentlemen’s agreement sealed with a handshake in the backrooms of literary Geneva Conventions everywhere.
 
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to republish some unsolicited literature.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Beneath the Rainbow

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2018,
Beneath the Rainbow
 
We at Beneath the Rainbow, a free weekly service and conveyor of words both novel and classic, invite you the general public, to join our growing enterprise, by reading and contributing your words and ideas to a growing advocate for literature and sound and the arts.
 
We regularly publish short stories, sagas, essays, poetry (now requesting haiku), humor, and will soon expand our presentation to graphics and the spoken word. We welcome yo...

Continue reading ...
 

SCBWI Austin Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 25, 2018,
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Austin Annual Conference
 
Date(s) - 04/28/2018 - 04/29/2018
Time - 7:30 am - 6:45 pm
 
Location - Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N. Interstate 35 - AustinTX 78752
 
The schedule includes three keynotes; a publishing panel; 12 breakout sessions on writing, illustrating and professional development; intensives on picture books, novels and illustration; along with critique...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest   
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!      
 
 
Painting of a young girl in a white dress and white paper crown being followed boy in breeches and a suit carrying a parasol. 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this June 11, 1921, cover illustration by J.C. Leyendecker.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by April 25, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limeri...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 23, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado
 
Deadline: April 21, 2018 (Nat'l Poetry Month)
Theme: When Poetry First Called
Form: Double Etheree
Line Limit: 20 lines
Prize Structure: 1st $25, 2nd $15, 3rd $10
Entry fee: $5 per poem
 
Contest Guide:
MUSTS: For this specific contest, what are the requirements of the form—like stanzas, rhyme, subject matter, length, source, etc.—if any?
1. The poem must portray who or what first inspired you and helped you exper...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2018,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
 
$20 to enter any or all contests.
 
Postmark deadline: April 20th, 2018   
 
12 contests to enter including: short story, free verse poetry, nonfiction essay, Christian flash writing, tourism essay, rhymed poetry, humor, memoir, mystery, humorous fantasy, song lyrics, and more.
 
Prizes range from $10 - $100.

Continue reading ...
 

New Ohio Review Poetry & Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2018,
2018 New Ohio Review Poetry & Fiction Contest
 
Judges - Fiction: Mary Gaitskill (one story, up to 20 pages)
             Nonfiction: Roxane Gay (one story, up to 20 pages)
             Poetry: Kevin Prufer (up to 6 poems)
 
Contest submissions run until April 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $20 (with a one-year subscription included)
Prizes:  $1,000 prize in each genre
 
Entrants may submit up to six single-spaced pages of poetry or 20 double-spaced pages of prose. If you are s...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Sibling Conflict

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 21, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Sibling Conflict
 
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 something specific to teens and their sibling relationships. Remember that teens like reading about girl-boy relationships, but that plot sh...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: All About Newborns & Infants

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: All About Newborns & Infants
 
Topic: What was the best advice you received or what did you do (one thing) that turned out to work really well with a newborn or infant? (This can be anything from not worrying about weight/height to cradle cap to crying to playing to car time to anything that is important for parents of newborns and infants.)
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Pay...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Making the Bed

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Making the Bed
 
Topic: What did you do to successfully help teach your children to make their beds?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
 
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
 
Payment: $50, on acceptance
 
Due date: March 26, 2018
 
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine: It's Magic

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 19, 2018,
Ladybug Magazine – It’s Magic    
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) is looking for magical short stories, retellings of folk and fairy tales, rebus stories, action rhymes, riddles, and songs. Tell us about enchanted keys, magicians, and talking animals, or share strange-but-true stories that would seem magical to a young child. Stories should have childlike points of view and simple yet strong plots; they need to be short, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2018,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies.

2018 Poetry Contest
Submit poems for the contest issue between February 15 and April 15, 2018. Please send a hard copy or use Submittable. Send:
 
    Up to five poems ...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Christian Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Christian Living 
 
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 work through Holy Scripture
 
Word/...

Continue reading ...
 

The Windhover

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 15, 2018,
The Windhover 
 
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is proud to sponsor The Windhover. The journal is dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that considers Christian perspectives and engages spiritual themes. Each spring the journal hosts a writers’ festival, inviting their published authors and interested readers to come to campus for a weekend of workshops and presentations on the connection between faith and the a...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 14, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 

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Cicada Magazine: Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2018,
Cicada Magazine: Family       
 
Call for Submissions: Family
Due: April 13, 2018
 
CICADA YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Family. We want to see honest works exploring all aspects of family life, whether it be family by relation or a family of choice. What connects a family? What might break it apart? How do we define family? In what ways do our familial connections heal or ha...

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Cicada Magazine: Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2018,
Cicada Magazine: Family       
 
Call for Submissions: Family
Due: April 13, 2018
 
CICADA YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Family. We want to see honest works exploring all aspects of family life, whether it be family by relation or a family of choice. What connects a family? What might break it apart? How do we define family? In what ways do our familial connections heal or ha...

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National Writers Association Novel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 12, 2018,
National Writers Association Novel Contest                                  
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Novel Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of novel writing. Any genre or category of novel manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by April 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manuscripts must be typed, do...

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Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 11, 2018,
Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest
 
Jory Sherman Short Story Contest
Deadline April 1, 2018
 
Genre: Author's choice (exception: no erotica)
Word limit: 2500 words or less
Awards: 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50
Entries must be short stories 2500 words or less.
Entry fee is $10.00 per story.
Judges’ score sheets will be returned to author.
 

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Purpose Magazine: God is With Us

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 10, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: God is With Us
 
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 for a...

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Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2018,
Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest
 
Any form, any subject
40 line limit
Open to poets 18 years or older    
Contest deadline is April 1, 2018
Cost: $3 per poem, five poems limit per poet
Awards: $50, first; $35, second; $15, third.
 
Only one monetary prize per poet.
Poems entered must not have been published or won any cash prize.
Send two copies, one with identification, one without, to Contest Chair, Jeanette Maes, 64 Harrison Ave.Lynn, 01905-1350. Ma...

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The Hamthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2018,
The Hamthology
 
We are seeking ham sandwich stories, essays, poems, and other creative works for The Hamthology, which will be made available as an e-book and POD paperback. Your work has to include a ham sandwich in some significant way. (It doesn’t have to be the main part of the story, but it should affect the story.)
 
We are interested in:
comedies, horrors, and horror/comedies featuring a ham sandwich
science fiction or fantasy stories featuring a ham...

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The Sun Magazine: Getting in Trouble

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Getting in Trouble
 
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...

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Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Chapbook Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 6, 2018,
Rachel Wetzsteon Poetry Chapbook Award
 
Map Literary is pleased to announce that the third Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award is now open for submissions. Named after our late colleague, this award honors beautiful, original writing through publication as a high-quality chapbook.
 
This year the award will focus on poetry. We seek new, original work, though individual pieces that have been previously published elsewhere may be included. The manuscript shoul...

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Texas Writes Event in Mason, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 6, 2018,
Texas Writes at the Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library in MasonTX
 
March 17, 2018  10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions. Each event is free and open to the public.
 
This event will feature presentations from authors Amy Gentry and Donna M. Johnson. More information on the presentations will be posted prio...

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Tin House Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 5, 2018,
Tin House Literary Journal
 
Tin House accepts submissions in the months of September and March. If you would like to submit work for online publication, submit to Tin House Online at http://tinhouseonline.submittable.com/submit . Current deadline is March 31, 2018. 

We are currently reading for all open issues as well as one upcoming theme: Summer 2019: No theme, just some quality fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to cool off with in the shade. Please submit...

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Mutabilis Press Houston Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 4, 2018,
Mutabilis Press Houston Poetry Anthology
 
Deadline: March 31, 2018
 
Along with guest editor John Gorman, Mutabilis invites submissions from poets with a connection to Texas for its forthcoming anthology, The Enchantment of the Ordinary.
 
We are looking for poems that express joy in the solidity and value of everyday objects—or their power to denote pathos and tragedy—and /or the poet’s power to transfigure elements of the everyday world by seeing them in the li...

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Foley Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 4, 2018,
Foley Poetry Award
                      
Poems are being accepted for the 2018 Foley Poetry Award.
 
Each entrant is asked to submit only one unpublished poem on any topic. The poem should be 30 lines or fewer and not under consideration elsewhere. Poems will not be returned. Poems should be sent in via Submittable or postal mail.
 
Include contact information on the same page as the poem. Poems must be postmarked or sent in via Submittable bet...

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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2018 Winter Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2018,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2018 Winter Short Story Award    
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) on the theme "Tales of the Unexplained."
 
Send us your stories about wizards, clairvoyants, other-worldly creatures, vampires, werewolves, telekenetics, ghosts, goblins, witches, mediums, poltergeists, the supernatural, and other unexplainable experiences.
 
The First Place winn...

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California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: March

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: March  
 
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 ente...

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Gossip

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Gossip
 
Topic: What is one way you have helped your children understand what gossip is and how gossip hurts people? (We are NOT looking for a lecture, devotion, object lesson or a discussion. We ARE looking for something hands-on and practical that you did with your kids that taught them something more about this topic.)
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on accept...

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