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 40,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: October, 2020

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 26, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Our cat titles are so very popular, and you have so many great stories to share with us, that we do a new cat title every eighteen months or so. Here is another chance for you to share a story or two about that member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet for our 2021 book!

We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1,200 words. Tell us about your cat. Tell us how h...


Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 24, 2020,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Only Mommy Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 24, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Only Mommy Stages

Topic: What is one way you helped your child when s/he only wanted Mommy or only wanted Daddy? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for Nort...


Continue reading ...
 

Nowhere Magazine Fall Travel Writing Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 22, 2020,
Nowhere Magazine Fall Travel Writing Prize

Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere is accepting submissions for our annual Fall Travel Writing Prize. We are looking for novice and veteran writers of any stripe to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of people, place and time. 

One hundred percent of the content in Nowhere comes from submissions. Thirty percent of the stories we publish are by f...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 21, 2020,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Contest
 
Deadline: November 16, 2020
 
We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! Entry fee: $25 

...
Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 20, 2020,



Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Fairy Godmothers Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 18, 2020,

Continue reading ...
 

Georgia Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 17, 2020,
Georgia Poetry Society      
 
The Georgia Poetry Society conducts contests in the fall of each year, with a November 15 postmark deadline for all entries. In addition to earning cash prizes, the top three poems in each contest may be published in The Reach of Song, the annual GPS poetry anthology. On the website is a list of the contests. Please click the links for descriptions of the contests, along with contest-specific requirements such as form and n...

Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Plants in Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 16, 2020,
ASK Magazine: Plants in Love   

ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme or question.

ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking and questioning scientifically, and presumes them to be active members of the international community of knowledge-seekers.  The ideal ASK article is an engaging nonfiction story (or cartoon) that is ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Adjusting to a New Baby

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 15, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Adjusting to a New Baby

Topic: What are some ways that you helped your toddler to 4-year-old adjust to having a new baby in the house? What you did must be different from the tips found at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/helping-kids-adjust-to-a-new-baby/.  We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical ideas that you or someone you know have done and that othe...


Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writters Guild: Poetry (all forms)

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 14, 2020,
Alaska Writers Guild: Poetry (all forms)

Quarterly writing contests - these contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place:     $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. Deadline: November 13, 2020

Non Members Entry Fee: $25 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry (up to three (3) total entries per contest). A...


Continue reading ...
 

FACES Magazine: South Korea

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 13, 2020,
FACES Magazine: South Korea 

Lively, original approaches to the subject are the primary concerns of the editors in choosing material. FACES: World Culture & Geography is written for ages 9-14. FACES Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, where you can also purchase a current issue.) Issues are also available at many local libraries. All mat...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Summer Learning Loss

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 13, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Summer Learning Loss

Topic: What is one fun STEM thing you did at home, without the computer or purchased games/resources that helped your kids beat summer learning loss? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this...


Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Holiday Magic

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 12, 2020,
Guardian Angel Kids: Holiday Magic        

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Biters

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Biters  

Topic: How have you helped your toddler learn not to bite? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors.

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: How to Keep Kids Organized

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 9, 2020,
Focus on the Family: How to Keep Kids Organized

Topic: With classroom, at home and classroom-hybrid learning, what is one thing you did to help your child stay organized? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for s...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 8, 2020,
Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 7, 2020,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests      

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST

Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice     
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.

Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and ...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 6, 2020,
The First Line: Winter       

All stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated. "Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else."

Due date November 1, 2020. No entry fee. 

Payment: We pay on publication $25 - $50 (US) for fiction, $5 - $10 for poetry, and $25 (US) for nonfiction. We also send you a copy of the issue in which your story or nonfiction appears. You'll re...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 5, 2020,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Santa Fe Trail

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 4, 2020,
Cobblestone: Santa Fe Trail

American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the present with fiction, nonfiction, and poet...


Continue reading ...
 

Texlandia Literary Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 3, 2020,
Texlandia Literary Magazine

Texlandia a Texas-based literary, visual arts, & culture magazine staffed by undergraduates, graduate students, & faculty at Rice University. They are a nonprofit, all-volunteer publication seeking to promote the work of both established & aspiring writers & artists from Texas and beyond. We seek to (re)define places through the stories and art of the people who call them ‘home.’

Accepting poetry, fiction, and creati...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: The War Cry Past, Present and Future

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 2, 2020,
The War Cry: The War Cry Past, Present and Future

The War Cry 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 public....


Continue reading ...
 

Orison Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 1, 2020,
Orison Books

Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Anthology Proposals are accepted year-round. General Fiction and Nonfiction submissions are open during the month of...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2020

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 26, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Our cat titles are so very popular, and you have so many great stories to share with us, that we do a new cat title every eighteen months or so. Here is another chance for you to share a story or two about that member of your family who just happens to walk on four feet for our 2021 book!

We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1,200 words. Tell us about your cat. Tell us how h...


Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 24, 2020,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: November

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Only Mommy Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 24, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Only Mommy Stages

Topic: What is one way you helped your child when s/he only wanted Mommy or only wanted Daddy? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for Nort...


Continue reading ...
 

Nowhere Magazine Fall Travel Writing Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 22, 2020,
Nowhere Magazine Fall Travel Writing Prize

Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere is accepting submissions for our annual Fall Travel Writing Prize. We are looking for novice and veteran writers of any stripe to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of people, place and time. 

One hundred percent of the content in Nowhere comes from submissions. Thirty percent of the stories we publish are by f...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 21, 2020,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Contest
 
Deadline: November 16, 2020
 
We’re looking for short fiction stories! Think you can write a winning story in 1,500 words or less? Enter the 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! Entry fee: $25 

...
Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 20, 2020,



Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Fairy Godmothers Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 18, 2020,

Continue reading ...
 

Georgia Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 17, 2020,
Georgia Poetry Society      
 
The Georgia Poetry Society conducts contests in the fall of each year, with a November 15 postmark deadline for all entries. In addition to earning cash prizes, the top three poems in each contest may be published in The Reach of Song, the annual GPS poetry anthology. On the website is a list of the contests. Please click the links for descriptions of the contests, along with contest-specific requirements such as form and n...

Continue reading ...
 

ASK Magazine: Plants in Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 16, 2020,
ASK Magazine: Plants in Love   

ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7–10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme or question.

ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking and questioning scientifically, and presumes them to be active members of the international community of knowledge-seekers.  The ideal ASK article is an engaging nonfiction story (or cartoon) that is ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Adjusting to a New Baby

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 15, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Adjusting to a New Baby

Topic: What are some ways that you helped your toddler to 4-year-old adjust to having a new baby in the house? What you did must be different from the tips found at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/helping-kids-adjust-to-a-new-baby/.  We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical ideas that you or someone you know have done and that othe...


Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writters Guild: Poetry (all forms)

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 14, 2020,
Alaska Writers Guild: Poetry (all forms)

Quarterly writing contests - these contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place:     $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. Deadline: November 13, 2020

Non Members Entry Fee: $25 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry (up to three (3) total entries per contest). A...


Continue reading ...
 

FACES Magazine: South Korea

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 13, 2020,
FACES Magazine: South Korea 

Lively, original approaches to the subject are the primary concerns of the editors in choosing material. FACES: World Culture & Geography is written for ages 9-14. FACES Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, where you can also purchase a current issue.) Issues are also available at many local libraries. All mat...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Summer Learning Loss

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 13, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Summer Learning Loss

Topic: What is one fun STEM thing you did at home, without the computer or purchased games/resources that helped your kids beat summer learning loss? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this...


Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Holiday Magic

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 12, 2020,
Guardian Angel Kids: Holiday Magic        

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Biters

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 10, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Biters  

Topic: How have you helped your toddler learn not to bite? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors.

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: How to Keep Kids Organized

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 9, 2020,
Focus on the Family: How to Keep Kids Organized

Topic: With classroom, at home and classroom-hybrid learning, what is one thing you did to help your child stay organized? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for s...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 8, 2020,
Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 7, 2020,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests      

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST

Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice     
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.

Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and ...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 6, 2020,
The First Line: Winter       

All stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated. "Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else."

Due date November 1, 2020. No entry fee. 

Payment: We pay on publication $25 - $50 (US) for fiction, $5 - $10 for poetry, and $25 (US) for nonfiction. We also send you a copy of the issue in which your story or nonfiction appears. You'll re...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 5, 2020,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Santa Fe Trail

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 4, 2020,
Cobblestone: Santa Fe Trail

American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the present with fiction, nonfiction, and poet...


Continue reading ...
 

Texlandia Literary Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 3, 2020,
Texlandia Literary Magazine

Texlandia a Texas-based literary, visual arts, & culture magazine staffed by undergraduates, graduate students, & faculty at Rice University. They are a nonprofit, all-volunteer publication seeking to promote the work of both established & aspiring writers & artists from Texas and beyond. We seek to (re)define places through the stories and art of the people who call them ‘home.’

Accepting poetry, fiction, and creati...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: The War Cry Past, Present and Future

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 2, 2020,
The War Cry: The War Cry Past, Present and Future

The War Cry 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 public....


Continue reading ...
 

Orison Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 1, 2020,
Orison Books

Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Anthology Proposals are accepted year-round. General Fiction and Nonfiction submissions are open during the month of...


Continue reading ...
 
 

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