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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Browsing Archive: August, 2019

Texas Writes Event in Brady, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 21, 2019,
Texas Writes Program in BradyTexas       

10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Saturday, September 21, 2019

McCulloch County Library
401 E. Commerce
BradyTX 76825

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.

Featured authors: Meg Gardiner and Rachel Starnes. If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-regis...


Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Spooky & Spellbinding Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 21, 2019,

Enchanted Conversations: Spooky & Spellbinding Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

https://enchantedconversationmag.blogspot.com/p/submissions-guidelines.html

Deadline: September 20, 2019
For: October 2019 Issue
Theme: Spooky & Spellbinding Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Enchanted Conversation is looking for spooky and spellbinding fairy tales, folktales, or myths for the October issue. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters as long as they are set with...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 19, 2019,
Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

Submit your best short stories in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards for a chance to win $2,500 in cash, a featured interview in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your writing career, choose your favor...


Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50: Open Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 19, 2019,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50: Open Issue

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.

Submission period: June 1- September 15
Publication: January/February
Accepted genres: poetry, memoir, short fiction
Up to 5 poems, 40-line max ea. OR 4,000 wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Tips from Long-Time Married Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 18, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Tips from Long-Time Married Couples

Topic: Tips/advice/secrets of how to have a happy marriage. Must have been married 25 plus years.

Word count: 50 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: 35 cents a published word / on acceptance
Due date: August 23, 2019
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Married couples
Submission: Put “marriage tip” in the subject line

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: Nothing is Impossible

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 17, 2019,
The Christian Journal: Nothing is Impossible        
 
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 i...

Continue reading ...
 

Pitmad

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 16, 2019,
Pitmad

#PitMad is a pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch.

Every unagented writer is welcome to pitch. All genres/categories are welcomed.

September 5, 2019 (8AM – 8PM EDT)


Continue reading ...
 

Portland Review: Labor

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 15, 2019,
Portland Review: Labor

Portland Review is excited to welcome submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and mixed-genre works for its 2020 themed anthology, LABOR." About the theme: "We are thinking about labor as work or employment, and how it relates to the body and the self. But we don’t just want stories about working; we want to read about labor in all its forms: physical, emotional, invisible, and theoretical. How d...


Continue reading ...
 

Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 15, 2019,
Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Deadline: September 1, 2019 (postmarked)

Contest welcomes submissions in two categories: traditional sonnet (Shakespearean or Petrarchan) and modern sonnet. Prizes for both categories: "First Prize: $50. Second Prize: $35. Third Prize: $15. Three Honorable Mentions, Unranked."

from: https://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/


Continue reading ...
 

Golden Wheat Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 13, 2019,
Golden Wheat Literary Agency

Golden Wheat Literary is a faith-based literary agency with a little bit of a twist. Manuscripts that are submitted do not need to be overtly Christian but must exist within the realities of Christian faith. If your manuscript's elements can all be true without any part of God's Word needing to step aside or be discounted, it is acceptable for submission. We have sold books to both secular and Christian publishers. Our agents repr...


Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 12, 2019,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest

Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, New Poets, Traditional Form – Blank Verse, Theme: Our Common Life

Awards: Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.

All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.

OPA Members—Flat rate of $8 for up to five poems (limit of one poem per category).

Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per category).

Deadline:...


Continue reading ...
 

Brilliant Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 11, 2019,
Brilliant Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: September 1, 2019 (midnight MST)

Judge: Kathy Fish
Seeks flash fiction (maximum: 300 words, excluding title).
Prompt: "Feed Us."
Prizes: $100/$30/$20.

from: https://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/


Continue reading ...
 

Poets & Patrons 63rd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 10, 2019,
Poets & Patrons 63rd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest 

Deadline: September 1, 2019

PRIZES: $50, $30, $20 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).

14 categories open to all include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, Shakespeare, Love, Speculati...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Down But Not Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 9, 2019,
The War Cry: Down But Not Out       

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...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry on Planes Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 8, 2019,
Poetry on Planes Anthology

"Poetry on Planes is a project currently in progress, the first in a series of anthologies that will feature the work of 99 poets -- both established and emerging -- from around the world. We are soliciting original works that were, ideally, written while the author was travelling on a commercial airliner. And each work -- be it serious or whimsical -- should reflect the sort of thoughts people have while looking out the window at clouds an...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Shortcuts

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 8, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Shortcuts

Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.

We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing ad...

Continue reading ...
 

Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 6, 2019,
Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Contest for unpublished poetry (no simultaneous submissions). Prizes: "3 WINNERS will receive $250 each, plus publication. 6 FINALISTS will receive $75 each, plus publication."

from: https://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 5, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds
 
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 ...
 

Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 4, 2019,
Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

HEART POETRY AWARD - $500.00 & Publication in HEART 14

$10 covers 3 poems. Fee Reserves your copy of HEART 14.

Unpublished prose poems. Review previous issues online for preference.

Include name, address, phone, Email each page.

Website announces winners or send SASE if you wish a list

Deadline postmark August 31, 2019


Continue reading ...
 

Message Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 3, 2019,
Message Magazine

Our target reader is an 18- to 35- year-old urbanite who may not be religious but is seeking spiritual fulfillment and answers to life’s dilemmas. We love compelling comeback stories, inspirational and captivating profiles, well-crafted, timely features and insightful Biblical analysis. Health, financial, professional, and relationship stories with a strong Biblical foundation will always be considered. Pays roughly 30 cents/word.

f...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 2, 2019,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.

Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

Deadline: August 17, 2019


Continue reading ...
 

Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 1, 2019,
Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

Deadline: August 15, 2019

"We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for our second writing contest. The winter contest was such a success that we have decided to make this a biannual event! For round two, we're introducing a twist. Entries should explore the theme of color--whatever that means to you--but should also be limited to 350 words in length. All genres welcome. We're excited to see what ...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: August, 2019

Texas Writes Event in Brady, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 21, 2019,
Texas Writes Program in BradyTexas       

10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Saturday, September 21, 2019

McCulloch County Library
401 E. Commerce
BradyTX 76825

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.

Featured authors: Meg Gardiner and Rachel Starnes. If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-regis...


Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Spooky & Spellbinding Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 21, 2019,

Enchanted Conversations: Spooky & Spellbinding Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

https://enchantedconversationmag.blogspot.com/p/submissions-guidelines.html

Deadline: September 20, 2019
For: October 2019 Issue
Theme: Spooky & Spellbinding Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths

Enchanted Conversation is looking for spooky and spellbinding fairy tales, folktales, or myths for the October issue. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters as long as they are set with...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 19, 2019,
Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards

DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

Submit your best short stories in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards for a chance to win $2,500 in cash, a featured interview in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your writing career, choose your favor...


Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50: Open Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 19, 2019,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50: Open Issue

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.

Submission period: June 1- September 15
Publication: January/February
Accepted genres: poetry, memoir, short fiction
Up to 5 poems, 40-line max ea. OR 4,000 wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Tips from Long-Time Married Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 18, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Tips from Long-Time Married Couples

Topic: Tips/advice/secrets of how to have a happy marriage. Must have been married 25 plus years.

Word count: 50 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: 35 cents a published word / on acceptance
Due date: August 23, 2019
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Married couples
Submission: Put “marriage tip” in the subject line

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: Nothing is Impossible

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 17, 2019,
The Christian Journal: Nothing is Impossible        
 
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 i...

Continue reading ...
 

Pitmad

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 16, 2019,
Pitmad

#PitMad is a pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch.

Every unagented writer is welcome to pitch. All genres/categories are welcomed.

September 5, 2019 (8AM – 8PM EDT)


Continue reading ...
 

Portland Review: Labor

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 15, 2019,
Portland Review: Labor

Portland Review is excited to welcome submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and mixed-genre works for its 2020 themed anthology, LABOR." About the theme: "We are thinking about labor as work or employment, and how it relates to the body and the self. But we don’t just want stories about working; we want to read about labor in all its forms: physical, emotional, invisible, and theoretical. How d...


Continue reading ...
 

Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 15, 2019,
Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Deadline: September 1, 2019 (postmarked)

Contest welcomes submissions in two categories: traditional sonnet (Shakespearean or Petrarchan) and modern sonnet. Prizes for both categories: "First Prize: $50. Second Prize: $35. Third Prize: $15. Three Honorable Mentions, Unranked."

from: https://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/


Continue reading ...
 

Golden Wheat Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 13, 2019,
Golden Wheat Literary Agency

Golden Wheat Literary is a faith-based literary agency with a little bit of a twist. Manuscripts that are submitted do not need to be overtly Christian but must exist within the realities of Christian faith. If your manuscript's elements can all be true without any part of God's Word needing to step aside or be discounted, it is acceptable for submission. We have sold books to both secular and Christian publishers. Our agents repr...


Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 12, 2019,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest

Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, New Poets, Traditional Form – Blank Verse, Theme: Our Common Life

Awards: Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.

All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.

OPA Members—Flat rate of $8 for up to five poems (limit of one poem per category).

Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per category).

Deadline:...


Continue reading ...
 

Brilliant Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 11, 2019,
Brilliant Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: September 1, 2019 (midnight MST)

Judge: Kathy Fish
Seeks flash fiction (maximum: 300 words, excluding title).
Prompt: "Feed Us."
Prizes: $100/$30/$20.

from: https://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/


Continue reading ...
 

Poets & Patrons 63rd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 10, 2019,
Poets & Patrons 63rd Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest 

Deadline: September 1, 2019

PRIZES: $50, $30, $20 and three HMs in each category. Non-members may enter all open categories (1 poem per category) for $15; members may enter for $12. Each additional poem $2 ($1 for members).

14 categories open to all include: Religious Poem, Humorous Poem, Formal Verse, Free Verse, Social Conscience, Miniature Poem, Nature, Midwest theme, Shakespeare, Love, Speculati...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Down But Not Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 9, 2019,
The War Cry: Down But Not Out       

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...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry on Planes Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 8, 2019,
Poetry on Planes Anthology

"Poetry on Planes is a project currently in progress, the first in a series of anthologies that will feature the work of 99 poets -- both established and emerging -- from around the world. We are soliciting original works that were, ideally, written while the author was travelling on a commercial airliner. And each work -- be it serious or whimsical -- should reflect the sort of thoughts people have while looking out the window at clouds an...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Shortcuts

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 8, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Shortcuts

Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.

We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing ad...

Continue reading ...
 

Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 6, 2019,
Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

Deadline: August 31, 2019

Contest for unpublished poetry (no simultaneous submissions). Prizes: "3 WINNERS will receive $250 each, plus publication. 6 FINALISTS will receive $75 each, plus publication."

from: https://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/practicing-writing/


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 5, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Planting Seeds
 
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 ...
 

Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 4, 2019,
Nostalgia Press Heart Poetry Award

HEART POETRY AWARD - $500.00 & Publication in HEART 14

$10 covers 3 poems. Fee Reserves your copy of HEART 14.

Unpublished prose poems. Review previous issues online for preference.

Include name, address, phone, Email each page.

Website announces winners or send SASE if you wish a list

Deadline postmark August 31, 2019


Continue reading ...
 

Message Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 3, 2019,
Message Magazine

Our target reader is an 18- to 35- year-old urbanite who may not be religious but is seeking spiritual fulfillment and answers to life’s dilemmas. We love compelling comeback stories, inspirational and captivating profiles, well-crafted, timely features and insightful Biblical analysis. Health, financial, professional, and relationship stories with a strong Biblical foundation will always be considered. Pays roughly 30 cents/word.

f...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 2, 2019,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.

Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

Deadline: August 17, 2019


Continue reading ...
 

Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 1, 2019,
Headway Quarterly Summer 2019 Writing Contest

Deadline: August 15, 2019

"We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for our second writing contest. The winter contest was such a success that we have decided to make this a biannual event! For round two, we're introducing a twist. Entries should explore the theme of color--whatever that means to you--but should also be limited to 350 words in length. All genres welcome. We're excited to see what ...


Continue reading ...
 
 

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