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. I am not an editor, publisher, or an agent. I am a writer who enjoys sharing submission information I find on the web with other writers. 

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written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
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Over 37,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: January, 2019

Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 31, 2019,
Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest 
 
Entry fee: $10 for nonmembers.
Adult Prizes: First - $100, Second - $75, Third - $50
Deadline: February 28, 2019
 
We accept submissions online through user-friendly Submittable.com as well as by mail. Poems must be uploaded by 11:59 pm PST on February 28, 2019 or postmarked by February 28, 2019. Maximum length is 31 lines, including title and spaces. 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Valentines Day Activity

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 30, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Valentines Day Activity
 
Topic: What is one fun thing your family did to teach your kids about God's love around Valentine's Day? If you did something different from what is found at Valentine's Day Cards and Activities, we want to hear about it. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical pa...

Continue reading ...
 

Mini Essay Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 29, 2019,
Mini Essay Writing Contest
 
NO FEE. Deadline February 28, 2019. Limit 1,000 words. You can win $1,000, and three runners-up can win $200 each. Any theme. The winners will be determined by the quality of the writing, and the votes by other users’ likes and comments. The contest is open to anyone from everywhere, every country, every corner of the world.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Bo...

Continue reading ...
 

The Bent Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 28, 2019,
The Bent Agency
 
First, review our agents’ bios and decide which of us you’d like to query. Please do not simultaneously query our agents; submit your work to only one of us. If that agent passes, feel free to contact another. The Bent Agency is the home of eleven agents: Jenny Bent, Nicola Barr, Victoria Cappello, Gemma Cooper, Heather Flaherty, Louise Fury, Molly Ker Hawn, Rachel Horowitz, Sarah Manning, John Silbersack, and Laurel Symonds. Together we ...

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner e-chapbooks: Upheavals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 27, 2019,
Wordrunner e-chapbooks: Upheavals
 
Submissions are open now until February 28, 2019 for our themed spring echapbook anthology, to be published in April 2019. Fiction, memoir/CNF and poetry will be considered. The theme is Upheavals—any disruption or disturbance of the natural order of things. As always, we are looking for emotional complexity and clear, uncluttered writing. Please look in the Archives at previous anthologies to get an idea of what we ...

Continue reading ...
 

10th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 26, 2019,
10th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline to Enter: February 28, 2019 (midnight)
 
First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes ...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Library's 11th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 25, 2019,
The Johnson City Library’s 11th Annual Writers’ Conference
 
Communicating With Comedy: Using the power of laughter – in any genre – will build a larger audience and elevate your work from good to memorable.
 
Date: February 27th, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost $45, includes lunch
Registration forms online at https://www.jclibrarysite.org
830-868-4469 for more details
 
Featuring special guest authors Ben Rehder https://benrehder.wordpress.com who writes comic c...

Continue reading ...
 

Wild Women Story Contest from TulipTree Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 24, 2019,
Wild Women Story Contest From TulipTree Review
 
$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 23, 2019. TulipTree's new Wild Women story contest is open for entries, written by anyone, about at least one character who embodies the Wild Woman spirit—untamed (or de-tamed) and unashamed heroines of their own lives. They may be young or old or anything in between, both everyday and mythical. They may be mothers, daughters, sisters, holy women, healers, teacher...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar 2020

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 23, 2019,
Texas Poetry Calendar 2020
 
The Texas Poetry Calendar has been an iconic staple of the poetry community in Texas since 1998, publishing Texas Poets Laureate and Pushcart winners alongside emerging poets from the vast cultural diaspora culminating in this great state. Submissions are accepted from December 1, 2018 through February 20, 2019.
 
Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. Begin each poem on a separate page. Do not make more than one s...

Continue reading ...
 

North Central Texas College 2019 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 23, 2019,
North Central Texas College 2019 Creative Writing Contest
 
Categories -
Middle School Students Grades 6-8 — Poetry, Essay, and/or Short Story
High School Students Grades 9-12 — Poetry, Essay, and/or Short Story
NCTC Students — Poetry, Essay, and/or Short Story
Non-Student, Non-Professional — Poetry and/or Short Story
 
Prizes in each category -$75, $50, $30
 
No entry fee. Deadline – February 20, 2019


...
Continue reading ...
 

Extra Crispy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 22, 2019,
Extra Crispy
 
Looking for opinion pieces, reported stories, personal essays, works of humor, illustrated narratives, breakfast-y profiles of people, original recipes, how-tos and unusual points of view on the beloved morning meal are all welcome. We don’t do restaurant reviews. Be very specific. In your pitch, don’t make generalizations for entire regions, ethnicities, or races. We are very interested in your personal experienc...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: My Colorado

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 20, 2019,
Poetry Society of Colorado: My Colorado
 
ANN WOODBURY HAFEN MEMORIAL CONTEST (Open)
Deadline: February 16, 2019
Sponsor: Jane Hillson Aiello
Theme: My Colorado
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS and SHOULDS: none
 
POSSIBILITIES:
It matters not if you are a native, a newcomer or somewhere in between. Tell us what brought you here, keeps you here, or even what makes you want to leave. Everyone has a Colorado story to tell, and we’d like to he...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 19, 2019,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poet...

Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 18, 2019,
Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest
 
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!
 
Three contests – Nine Winners – Each Quarter! Three age categories in each of the three contests: youth 6-11, teen 12 -18, adult 19+. Please note you can enter all three contests but just one entry per contest per quarter.
 
Winter Co...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: The Promise of God's Spirit's Power

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 17, 2019,
The Christian Journal: The Promise of God’s Spirit’s Power        
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 16, 2019,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Apologetics

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 15, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Apologetics
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 1,200 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that demonstrate apologetics without lectures or a parent/teacher/friend telling a teen something. The contemporary story about a teen girl should d...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: All Authority - Focusing on Jesus' Resurrection Power

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 14, 2019,
Bible Advocate: All Authority – Focusing on Jesus’ Resurrection Power
https://baonline.org           
 
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 Ho...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 13, 2019,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2019
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 12, 2019
 
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.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Transformation

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 12, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Transformation      
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Overcoming Excuses

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 11, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Overcoming Excuses
 
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 f...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: School Days

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 10, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: School Days
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help motivate your kids to do their schoolwork and be attentive and good citizens at school. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the tip.
 
Word count: 50 to 250 words...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Summer Vacation Solutions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 9, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Summer Vacation Solutions
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 1,200 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that show how a teen girl found a summer vacation solution. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word cou...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: The Birds

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 8, 2019,
MUSE: The Birds
 
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, and eng...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 7, 2019,
The First Line
 
To celebrate twenty years of publication, we're going to revisit the past. There are no new first lines for 2019. Each issue will be comprised of original works based on past first lines.
 
Were you inspired by the fall 2008 first line (Roy owned the only drive-thru funeral business in Maine.) but didn't see the sentence until 2015? Or maybe you started writing a story for the spring 2005 issue (Life would be so much easier if I were a ca...

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 6, 2019,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for
adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR
children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be
entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 words maximum (fi...

Continue reading ...
 

Abba's Heart: the Love of the Father

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 5, 2019,
Cross River Media – Abba’s Heart: the Love of the Father 
 
Many of us struggle with grasping God’s unconditional love. This thirty-day devotional offers the freedom that comes with accepting God’s infinite love, igniting a woman’s relationship with Christ and opening the door to a deeper more fulfilling relationship with Him.
 
We are looking for first-person, true stories of how God has demonstrated His love for you. In other words, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Money Pantry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 4, 2019,
Money Pantry
 
We’re looking for anyone with unusual and interesting, yet practical, ideas for earning and saving more money. You’ll be paid anywhere from $30 to $150 via PayPal. Aim for no less than 700 words. Generally, we like longer articles in 1,000 to 2,000 words range.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best W...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Childhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 3, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Childhood               
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 2, 2019,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 21 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.
 

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 1, 2019,
The War Cry: Easter
 
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 general ...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2019

Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 31, 2019,
Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest 
 
Entry fee: $10 for nonmembers.
Adult Prizes: First - $100, Second - $75, Third - $50
Deadline: February 28, 2019
 
We accept submissions online through user-friendly Submittable.com as well as by mail. Poems must be uploaded by 11:59 pm PST on February 28, 2019 or postmarked by February 28, 2019. Maximum length is 31 lines, including title and spaces. 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Valentines Day Activity

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 30, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Valentines Day Activity
 
Topic: What is one fun thing your family did to teach your kids about God's love around Valentine's Day? If you did something different from what is found at Valentine's Day Cards and Activities, we want to hear about it. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical pa...

Continue reading ...
 

Mini Essay Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 29, 2019,
Mini Essay Writing Contest
 
NO FEE. Deadline February 28, 2019. Limit 1,000 words. You can win $1,000, and three runners-up can win $200 each. Any theme. The winners will be determined by the quality of the writing, and the votes by other users’ likes and comments. The contest is open to anyone from everywhere, every country, every corner of the world.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Bo...

Continue reading ...
 

The Bent Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 28, 2019,
The Bent Agency
 
First, review our agents’ bios and decide which of us you’d like to query. Please do not simultaneously query our agents; submit your work to only one of us. If that agent passes, feel free to contact another. The Bent Agency is the home of eleven agents: Jenny Bent, Nicola Barr, Victoria Cappello, Gemma Cooper, Heather Flaherty, Louise Fury, Molly Ker Hawn, Rachel Horowitz, Sarah Manning, John Silbersack, and Laurel Symonds. Together we ...

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner e-chapbooks: Upheavals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 27, 2019,
Wordrunner e-chapbooks: Upheavals
 
Submissions are open now until February 28, 2019 for our themed spring echapbook anthology, to be published in April 2019. Fiction, memoir/CNF and poetry will be considered. The theme is Upheavals—any disruption or disturbance of the natural order of things. As always, we are looking for emotional complexity and clear, uncluttered writing. Please look in the Archives at previous anthologies to get an idea of what we ...

Continue reading ...
 

10th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 26, 2019,
10th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline to Enter: February 28, 2019 (midnight)
 
First Prize: $200
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes ...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Library's 11th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 25, 2019,
The Johnson City Library’s 11th Annual Writers’ Conference
 
Communicating With Comedy: Using the power of laughter – in any genre – will build a larger audience and elevate your work from good to memorable.
 
Date: February 27th, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost $45, includes lunch
Registration forms online at https://www.jclibrarysite.org
830-868-4469 for more details
 
Featuring special guest authors Ben Rehder https://benrehder.wordpress.com who writes comic c...

Continue reading ...
 

Wild Women Story Contest from TulipTree Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 24, 2019,
Wild Women Story Contest From TulipTree Review
 
$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline February 23, 2019. TulipTree's new Wild Women story contest is open for entries, written by anyone, about at least one character who embodies the Wild Woman spirit—untamed (or de-tamed) and unashamed heroines of their own lives. They may be young or old or anything in between, both everyday and mythical. They may be mothers, daughters, sisters, holy women, healers, teacher...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar 2020

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 23, 2019,
Texas Poetry Calendar 2020
 
The Texas Poetry Calendar has been an iconic staple of the poetry community in Texas since 1998, publishing Texas Poets Laureate and Pushcart winners alongside emerging poets from the vast cultural diaspora culminating in this great state. Submissions are accepted from December 1, 2018 through February 20, 2019.
 
Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. Begin each poem on a separate page. Do not make more than one s...

Continue reading ...
 

North Central Texas College 2019 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 23, 2019,
North Central Texas College 2019 Creative Writing Contest
 
Categories -
Middle School Students Grades 6-8 — Poetry, Essay, and/or Short Story
High School Students Grades 9-12 — Poetry, Essay, and/or Short Story
NCTC Students — Poetry, Essay, and/or Short Story
Non-Student, Non-Professional — Poetry and/or Short Story
 
Prizes in each category -$75, $50, $30
 
No entry fee. Deadline – February 20, 2019


...
Continue reading ...
 

Extra Crispy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 22, 2019,
Extra Crispy
 
Looking for opinion pieces, reported stories, personal essays, works of humor, illustrated narratives, breakfast-y profiles of people, original recipes, how-tos and unusual points of view on the beloved morning meal are all welcome. We don’t do restaurant reviews. Be very specific. In your pitch, don’t make generalizations for entire regions, ethnicities, or races. We are very interested in your personal experienc...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: My Colorado

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 20, 2019,
Poetry Society of Colorado: My Colorado
 
ANN WOODBURY HAFEN MEMORIAL CONTEST (Open)
Deadline: February 16, 2019
Sponsor: Jane Hillson Aiello
Theme: My Colorado
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS and SHOULDS: none
 
POSSIBILITIES:
It matters not if you are a native, a newcomer or somewhere in between. Tell us what brought you here, keeps you here, or even what makes you want to leave. Everyone has a Colorado story to tell, and we’d like to he...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 19, 2019,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poet...

Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 18, 2019,
Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest
 
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!
 
Three contests – Nine Winners – Each Quarter! Three age categories in each of the three contests: youth 6-11, teen 12 -18, adult 19+. Please note you can enter all three contests but just one entry per contest per quarter.
 
Winter Co...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: The Promise of God's Spirit's Power

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 17, 2019,
The Christian Journal: The Promise of God’s Spirit’s Power        
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 16, 2019,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Apologetics

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 15, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Apologetics
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 1,200 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that demonstrate apologetics without lectures or a parent/teacher/friend telling a teen something. The contemporary story about a teen girl should d...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: All Authority - Focusing on Jesus' Resurrection Power

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 14, 2019,
Bible Advocate: All Authority – Focusing on Jesus’ Resurrection Power
https://baonline.org           
 
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 Ho...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 13, 2019,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2019
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 12, 2019
 
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.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Transformation

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 12, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Transformation      
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Overcoming Excuses

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 11, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Overcoming Excuses
 
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 f...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: School Days

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 10, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: School Days
 
Topic: What is one thing you did to help motivate your kids to do their schoolwork and be attentive and good citizens at school. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the tip.
 
Word count: 50 to 250 words...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Summer Vacation Solutions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 9, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Summer Vacation Solutions
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 1,200 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that show how a teen girl found a summer vacation solution. (Only short fiction is accepted through the email address below.)
 
Word cou...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: The Birds

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 8, 2019,
MUSE: The Birds
 
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, and eng...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 7, 2019,
The First Line
 
To celebrate twenty years of publication, we're going to revisit the past. There are no new first lines for 2019. Each issue will be comprised of original works based on past first lines.
 
Were you inspired by the fall 2008 first line (Roy owned the only drive-thru funeral business in Maine.) but didn't see the sentence until 2015? Or maybe you started writing a story for the spring 2005 issue (Life would be so much easier if I were a ca...

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 6, 2019,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for
adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR
children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be
entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 words maximum (fi...

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Abba's Heart: the Love of the Father

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 5, 2019,
Cross River Media – Abba’s Heart: the Love of the Father 
 
Many of us struggle with grasping God’s unconditional love. This thirty-day devotional offers the freedom that comes with accepting God’s infinite love, igniting a woman’s relationship with Christ and opening the door to a deeper more fulfilling relationship with Him.
 
We are looking for first-person, true stories of how God has demonstrated His love for you. In other words, ...

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Money Pantry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 4, 2019,
Money Pantry
 
We’re looking for anyone with unusual and interesting, yet practical, ideas for earning and saving more money. You’ll be paid anywhere from $30 to $150 via PayPal. Aim for no less than 700 words. Generally, we like longer articles in 1,000 to 2,000 words range.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
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Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best W...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Childhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 3, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Childhood               
 
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...

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Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 2, 2019,
Utah State Poetry Society
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 21 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.
 

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The War Cry: Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 1, 2019,
The War Cry: Easter
 
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 general ...

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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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