This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunities featured on this blog site 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




Over 27,000 copies sold! 



You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Browsing Archive: September, 2018

Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Life Hacks

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Life Hacks
 
Topic: What is a successful family life hack that has helped your family draw closer together or complete a chore or task easier?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 8, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: My Crazy Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 19, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: My Crazy Family
 
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 about family quirks that lead to inspirational family moments for teen girls. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email addre...

Continue reading ...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 18, 2018,
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and Robert Wa...

Continue reading ...
 

Got Words? Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 17, 2018,
Got Words?: A Three-Day Writing and Speaking Training for Christian Writers and Speakers with author Jane Rubietta
 
Do you have a dream that won’t leave you alone—the longing to put words to your life, your journey, your knowledge, your faith?
 
Do you want to write a book, tell your story, hone your writing skills, break into the publishing world, learn new skills as a speaker, earn ext...

Continue reading ...
 

The Windhover

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 16, 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 a...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: True and False Fruit

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 15, 2018,
The Christian Journal: True and False Fruit  
 
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 fo...

Continue reading ...
 

American Craft

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 14, 2018,
American Craft
 
We value freelancers who can write for a general creative audience with clarity and insight. We love good storytelling that explores a craft artist’s struggles, doubts, determination, and triumphs. We like to read about how craft shows up in modern life, particularly if the writing is bright and accessible. When touching on craft theory or history, writers should take special care to write clearly and for a non-academic audi...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate: Matter/Mattering

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 14, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, & Art
Readers Ruminate - Matter/Mattering
 
Each issue of Ruminate includes personal notes from our readers on a topic—we love hearing from our readers!
 
We're looking for short nonfiction, 300 words or less, that tells us your honest experiences in rich image and detail. No poetry please. You can approach the topic from any angle.  For example, you could write about "mattering" in c...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: Let's Map It

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 13, 2018,
MUSE: Let’s Map It
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scientists, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Sky Views

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 12, 2018,
Guardian Angel Kids: Sky Views
 
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 500 words...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 11, 2018,
Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards
 
Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 8th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets.
 
Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000, $250 or $100 in cash. In addition to the 1st – 3rd place prizes, 4th place through 10th place will win $50 and 11...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Equality

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 10, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Equality       
 
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 in...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 9, 2018,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest    
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 
All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible. All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines. Authors retain all rights and may submit th...

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 8, 2018,
The War Cry: Christmas 
 
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 the gene...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: 'For Him' Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: 'For Him' Articles
 
Theme: Three 'For Him' articles
These articles are written for men by men. You can send pitches for one or all topics. You do not have to submit ideas for all three articles.
 
* How to Help Kids Celebrate Mother’s Day (some ideas you might want to include)
* How to Display Emotions Appropriately (This might have a marriage or parenting angle.)
* What's a reasonable work-life balance? (...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Celebration

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 6, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Celebration     
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Lascaux Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 5, 2018,
Lascaux Review Poetry Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE. Deadline September 30, 2018. The Lascaux Prize in Poetry is presently open for submissions. Poems may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the 2019 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Two copies of the anthology will be supplied to every poet appearin...

Continue reading ...
 

Root and Star: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 4, 2018,
Root and Star: Fire
 
Root & Star magazine strives to bring quality art and literature to children in the ephemeral magazine form. It hopes to inspire and be inspired by the whole child – the wise, the wild, the strange, and the sweet. It is a place for creative people to play and to share the complexities of their work and spirit with children. We are looking to build a beautiful, meaningful magazine for children and for the people who read this magazine t...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Fall Muses' Gallery: Time Travel

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 3, 2018,
Highland Park Poetry Fall Muses' Gallery: Time Travel
 
Deadline - September 15, 2018
 
Highland Park Poetry seeks submissions of poetry and photography/art on the topic of Time Travel. Poems may not exceed 30 lines. Previously published okay but must include acknowledgement of first publication (online or in print). Email submissions as in text of email or as .pdf or .doc attachments (.jpgs for images) to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 2, 2018,
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
 
Deadline is September 30, 2018.
 
We will award the Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre, and the Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any style). The top 12 entries will be published online. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. No restrictions on age or co...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Teaching About Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Teaching About Forgiveness
 
Topic: What is one way you helped your children better understand the point of forgiveness, how to forgive others or how big a thing it was that Jesus forgave us. We are not looking for lectures or object lessons.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: September 24, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audienc...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2018

Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Life Hacks

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Life Hacks
 
Topic: What is a successful family life hack that has helped your family draw closer together or complete a chore or task easier?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 8, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: My Crazy Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 19, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: My Crazy Family
 
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 about family quirks that lead to inspirational family moments for teen girls. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email addre...

Continue reading ...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 18, 2018,
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and Robert Wa...

Continue reading ...
 

Got Words? Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 17, 2018,
Got Words?: A Three-Day Writing and Speaking Training for Christian Writers and Speakers with author Jane Rubietta
 
Do you have a dream that won’t leave you alone—the longing to put words to your life, your journey, your knowledge, your faith?
 
Do you want to write a book, tell your story, hone your writing skills, break into the publishing world, learn new skills as a speaker, earn ext...

Continue reading ...
 

The Windhover

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 16, 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 a...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: True and False Fruit

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 15, 2018,
The Christian Journal: True and False Fruit  
 
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 fo...

Continue reading ...
 

American Craft

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 14, 2018,
American Craft
 
We value freelancers who can write for a general creative audience with clarity and insight. We love good storytelling that explores a craft artist’s struggles, doubts, determination, and triumphs. We like to read about how craft shows up in modern life, particularly if the writing is bright and accessible. When touching on craft theory or history, writers should take special care to write clearly and for a non-academic audi...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate: Matter/Mattering

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 14, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, & Art
Readers Ruminate - Matter/Mattering
 
Each issue of Ruminate includes personal notes from our readers on a topic—we love hearing from our readers!
 
We're looking for short nonfiction, 300 words or less, that tells us your honest experiences in rich image and detail. No poetry please. You can approach the topic from any angle.  For example, you could write about "mattering" in c...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: Let's Map It

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 13, 2018,
MUSE: Let’s Map It
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scientists, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Sky Views

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 12, 2018,
Guardian Angel Kids: Sky Views
 
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 500 words...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 11, 2018,
Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards
 
Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 8th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets.
 
Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000, $250 or $100 in cash. In addition to the 1st – 3rd place prizes, 4th place through 10th place will win $50 and 11...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Equality

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 10, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Equality       
 
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 in...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 9, 2018,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest    
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 
All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible. All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines. Authors retain all rights and may submit th...

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 8, 2018,
The War Cry: Christmas 
 
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 the gene...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: 'For Him' Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: 'For Him' Articles
 
Theme: Three 'For Him' articles
These articles are written for men by men. You can send pitches for one or all topics. You do not have to submit ideas for all three articles.
 
* How to Help Kids Celebrate Mother’s Day (some ideas you might want to include)
* How to Display Emotions Appropriately (This might have a marriage or parenting angle.)
* What's a reasonable work-life balance? (...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Celebration

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 6, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Celebration     
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Lascaux Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 5, 2018,
Lascaux Review Poetry Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE. Deadline September 30, 2018. The Lascaux Prize in Poetry is presently open for submissions. Poems may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the 2019 Lascaux Prize Anthology. Two copies of the anthology will be supplied to every poet appearin...

Continue reading ...
 

Root and Star: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 4, 2018,
Root and Star: Fire
 
Root & Star magazine strives to bring quality art and literature to children in the ephemeral magazine form. It hopes to inspire and be inspired by the whole child – the wise, the wild, the strange, and the sweet. It is a place for creative people to play and to share the complexities of their work and spirit with children. We are looking to build a beautiful, meaningful magazine for children and for the people who read this magazine t...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Fall Muses' Gallery: Time Travel

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 3, 2018,
Highland Park Poetry Fall Muses' Gallery: Time Travel
 
Deadline - September 15, 2018
 
Highland Park Poetry seeks submissions of poetry and photography/art on the topic of Time Travel. Poems may not exceed 30 lines. Previously published okay but must include acknowledgement of first publication (online or in print). Email submissions as in text of email or as .pdf or .doc attachments (.jpgs for images) to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 2, 2018,
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
 
Deadline is September 30, 2018.
 
We will award the Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre, and the Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any style). The top 12 entries will be published online. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. No restrictions on age or co...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Teaching About Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Teaching About Forgiveness
 
Topic: What is one way you helped your children better understand the point of forgiveness, how to forgive others or how big a thing it was that Jesus forgave us. We are not looking for lectures or object lessons.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: September 24, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audienc...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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