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. 

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.

If you experience any problems with the links or with submitting your material, please let me know. If you would like to receive free submission information via a daily email, drop me a line at sally@sallyclark.info and your name will be added to the e-list. Your name email address will never be shared or sold to anyone else. Promise!

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


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 37,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: October, 2019

Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 13, 2019,
Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

CRICKET magazine seeks to publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction to engage our audience of enthusiastic young readers ages 9-14. Editors consider unsolicited submissions from writers of every level of experience. Since its founding in 1973, CRICKET has published some of the most respected writers of children’s literature. It is also a wonderf...


Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.

Winter Contest 2019/2020
Contest Theme: "Beginnings" and/or "Endings"       
Form: Any Form
Line Limit: 24 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2019 (postm...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).

Calls for Submissions: Jour...

Continue reading ...
 

Austin SCBWI Webinar: Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Webinar
Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Date: Oct. 15, 7pm

Counting books, alphabet books, books that break the fourth wall — these nontraditional formats might seem simple and one-dimensional at first glance, but in order for them to stand out they must have depth, layers and r...


Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

11 categories to enter.
Cash prizes - $10 - $75 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.

Deadline: November 1, 2019


Continue reading ...
 

Historic Heroines

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 10, 2019,
Historic Heroines

Historic Heroines is a destination for readers hungry for female focused literature or history viewed through a female centric lens. It can be about a real woman – famous or obscure. It can be about a real or fictive woman participating/witnessing a real historical event or moment. They publish nonfiction and fiction (1500-5000 words). Payment: $25 for short stories.

From: https://publishedtodeath.blogspot....


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: God's Hand in Humanity and Creation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 9, 2019,
The War Cry: God’s Hand in Humanity and Creation             

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...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 8, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

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 ...


Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2019,
Ladybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

LADYBUG, a literary magazine for young children, features original stories, poetry, nonfiction, and activities written by the world’s best children’s authors—both known and new. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for clear and beautiful language, a sense of joy and wonder, and a genuinely childlike point of view. We have particular i...


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Little Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 6, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Little Things  
 
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 ...
 

Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 5, 2019,
Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Heart of Flesh is a biannual, online literary journal that seeks quality writing and art with a Christian element. We are not a typical “Christian fiction” journal. We believe God’s truth as written in the Bible can be found in both the secular and the non-secular, in nearly every work of literature and every part of the human condition.

We like hopeful. We also like bleak. We like desperation and gri...


Continue reading ...
 

Babybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 4, 2019,
Babybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself

BABYBUG, a look-and-listen magazine for ages 6 months to 3 years presents simple poems, stories, nonfiction, and activities that reflect the natural playfulness and curiosity of babies and toddlers. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for manuscripts that please the ear and beg to be read again, as well as those that capture a baby’s ongoing di...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 3, 2019,
The First Line: Winter

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 wer...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2019,
WOW! Women On Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Any topic (200-1000 words) and in any style - from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! Submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. Awards: $500, $300, $200 plus Amazon gift cards and more. Entry fee: $12;...

Continue reading ...
 

Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 1, 2019,
Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2019. Word limit – 1,000 words. Entry fee - $20. All entries will also be considered for publication in CRAFT.

The writers of the three winning flash fiction pieces will each receive:

$1,000 award and a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides.

Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story.

A micro-interview with...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2019

Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 13, 2019,
Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

CRICKET magazine seeks to publish the highest quality fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction to engage our audience of enthusiastic young readers ages 9-14. Editors consider unsolicited submissions from writers of every level of experience. Since its founding in 1973, CRICKET has published some of the most respected writers of children’s literature. It is also a wonderf...


Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.

Winter Contest 2019/2020
Contest Theme: "Beginnings" and/or "Endings"       
Form: Any Form
Line Limit: 24 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2019 (postm...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 12, 2019,
Spider Magazine: Journeys & Ancient Civilizations

SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).

Calls for Submissions: Jour...

Continue reading ...
 

Austin SCBWI Webinar: Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Austin Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Webinar
Not Every Story Arcs: Writing Nontraditional Picture Books

Date: Oct. 15, 7pm

Counting books, alphabet books, books that break the fourth wall — these nontraditional formats might seem simple and one-dimensional at first glance, but in order for them to stand out they must have depth, layers and r...


Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 11, 2019,
Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

11 categories to enter.
Cash prizes - $10 - $75 depending on category.
Entry fee: $10 for up to 8 poems; $1 each additional poem.

Deadline: November 1, 2019


Continue reading ...
 

Historic Heroines

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 10, 2019,
Historic Heroines

Historic Heroines is a destination for readers hungry for female focused literature or history viewed through a female centric lens. It can be about a real woman – famous or obscure. It can be about a real or fictive woman participating/witnessing a real historical event or moment. They publish nonfiction and fiction (1500-5000 words). Payment: $25 for short stories.

From: https://publishedtodeath.blogspot....


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: God's Hand in Humanity and Creation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 9, 2019,
The War Cry: God’s Hand in Humanity and Creation             

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...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 8, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Weekend

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 ...


Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 7, 2019,
Ladybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself & Winter Stories

LADYBUG, a literary magazine for young children, features original stories, poetry, nonfiction, and activities written by the world’s best children’s authors—both known and new. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for clear and beautiful language, a sense of joy and wonder, and a genuinely childlike point of view. We have particular i...


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Little Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 6, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Little Things  
 
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 ...
 

Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 5, 2019,
Heart of Flesh Literary Journal: Winter

Heart of Flesh is a biannual, online literary journal that seeks quality writing and art with a Christian element. We are not a typical “Christian fiction” journal. We believe God’s truth as written in the Bible can be found in both the secular and the non-secular, in nearly every work of literature and every part of the human condition.

We like hopeful. We also like bleak. We like desperation and gri...


Continue reading ...
 

Babybug Magazine: Let's Move & I Made it Myself

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 4, 2019,
Babybug Magazines: Let’s Move & I Made it Myself

BABYBUG, a look-and-listen magazine for ages 6 months to 3 years presents simple poems, stories, nonfiction, and activities that reflect the natural playfulness and curiosity of babies and toddlers. When reviewing submissions, the editors look for manuscripts that please the ear and beg to be read again, as well as those that capture a baby’s ongoing di...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 3, 2019,
The First Line: Winter

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 wer...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 2, 2019,
WOW! Women On Writing 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Any topic (200-1000 words) and in any style - from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! Submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. Awards: $500, $300, $200 plus Amazon gift cards and more. Entry fee: $12;...

Continue reading ...
 

Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 1, 2019,
Craft Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2019. Word limit – 1,000 words. Entry fee - $20. All entries will also be considered for publication in CRAFT.

The writers of the three winning flash fiction pieces will each receive:

$1,000 award and a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides.

Publication in CRAFT, with an introduction by Benjamin Percy, and an Author’s Note (craft essay) to accompany the story.

A micro-interview with...


Continue reading ...
 
 

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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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