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_s_clark@yahoo.com  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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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 49,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: July, 2022

Young Dragons Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 31, 2022,
Young Dragons Press

Young Dragon Press submissions are open now to August 31, 2022. We will not read submissions after these dates.

Young Dragons, a division of Oghma Creative Media, is a traditional publisher. We have three imprints: Little Dragons (Lee Press), which publishes children’s picture books and middle grade readers, Fledgling Dragons (Fife Press), which houses our young adult fiction line, and Inquis...


Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 30, 2022,

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August http://www.californiastatepoetrysociety.org/our-contests

CSPS Monthly contests are open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through this website, our blogsite, or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered.

All contests are judged by Alice Pero, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Allrecipes

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 29, 2022,
Allrecipes

Send pitches to Arie Knutson, Editorial Director at aknutson@dotdashmdp.com . Seeking pitches for Allrecipes about condiments! Send your strong opinions, personal essays, grocery stories, taste test ideas, weird tips, surprising histories, and interviews. If condiments aren't your thing, also looking for pitches around smart ways to use your freezer for dinner, microwave cooking, and stories and ideas around summer potlucks. No recipes. There's a range in ...


Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 28, 2022,
Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

$7 ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 31, 2022. First prize $1,000. Second prize $100. Word limit 1,000. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2022 Issue of Gemini.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001
...
Continue reading ...
 

Terrapin Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 27, 2022,
Terrapin Books

Terrapin Books is committed to publishing outstanding books of poetry by outstanding poets. Open for submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts from January 24 thru February 28 and August 1 thru August 31. They plan to select two to four manuscripts each submission period. Submit a manuscript of approximately 40-55 poems. This will produce a book of approximately 90-110 pages. They recommend that 25-50 percent of the poems have ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 26, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny Stories

Laughter is the best medicine. And we love to publish your funny stories—in all our books. Our first three books filled with nothing but funny stories were all bestsellers, so we’re doing it again, for publication in 2023. We’re looking for those funny stories you tell again and again. The ones that make everyone laugh. The ones that make you laugh just thinking about them!

Share you...


Continue reading ...
 

Southern Arizona Press: The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 25, 2022,
Southern Arizona Press: The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance

Currently, Southern Arizona Press (SAP) is only accepting poetry. This can be strict form, blank verse, free verse, concrete poetry, etc.

This book will include the history of the poppy and how it became a symbol of remembrance for the fallen men and women of World War I, a section of remembrance poems by World War I poets, and a section of new poetry in remembrance of fallen men an...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contest - Anything Goes

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 24, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contests – Anything Goes

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate!...

Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Children's Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 23, 2022,
Alaska Writers Guild: Children’s Literature    

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing 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. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Children’s Literature - Picture Book, Chapter Book, Middle G...


Continue reading ...
 

Julia Peterkin Award for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 22, 2022,
Julia Peterkin Award for Poetry

$12 entry fee. Deadline August 15, 2022. Please submit up to three unpublished poems of 50 lines or fewer. The winning poem will be awarded a cash prize of $500. Four semi-finalists will be chosen for publication alongside the winning selections in the fall / winter issue of South 85 Journal. Results will be announced in October. 

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 21, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this M. Coburn Whitmore cover illustration from the June 3, 1950, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

Fishing Season by M. Coburn Whitmore


To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by August 25, 2022. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times a...

Continue reading ...
 

Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 20, 2022,
Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction

$12 entry fee. Deadline August 15, 2022. Previously unpublished fiction of 850 words or less are eligible for this contest.  We are especially interested in stories that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but we consider all quality writing. We will select one winner to receive a cash prize of $500.Four semi-finalists will be chosen for publication in South 85 Journal.  Winners will be announced in Oc...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 19, 2022,
Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest 

August Open Contest

Theme: Animals
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 50
Sponsors: Julie Roghair and Cheryl Wilkie
Contest Entry Fees - $5.00 per poem. Submit up to Three Poems
Deadline: 08-20-22
Prize Structure: 1st 30, 2nd $20, 3rd $10

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 18, 2022,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest         

18 categories to enter. Entry fee is $3 per poem. Prizes: $20-$100.
Deadline: August 15, 2022.

Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning poems will be read at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arizona State Poetry Society and published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters.


Continue reading ...
 

Ligonier Valley Writers 17th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 17, 2022,
Ligonier Valley Writers 17th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 15. This year's topic is mermaids, selkies, and other water dwellers. In 1,000 words or less, tell us a story. No poetry. We are pleased to announce that, for the seventeenth year in a row, there will be no entry fee for this contest.

Prizes: The first prize winner will receive $50, second prize $25, and third prize $15. There will also be three honorable mentions, which will not re...


Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 16, 2022,

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest  https://poetsroundtableofarkansas.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/2022-poetry-day-contests-brochure.pdf

23 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $60.

Deadline is August 15, 2022


Continue reading ...
 

AM Ink Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 15, 2022,
AM Ink Publishing

Since 2010, AM Ink has been publishing quality Biographies, Children’s Books, Novels and Short Story Collections.  We've published more than sixty titles, including bestsellers, as well as sold television rights, seen movies made from our books and our titles on hundreds of media outlets worldwide.  All this has been done independently as a Mom and Pop small business in Western Massachusetts.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery S...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 14, 2022,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest    

100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of rights, ...


Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Cooperative Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 13, 2022,
Alabama Writers Cooperative Annual Contest  

Certificates and cash awards of $150 (1st place) and $50 (2nd place) will be awarded for the following categories: Short Story (limit 1500 words), Flash Fiction (limit 500 words), First Chapter of Novel (limit 10 pages double-spaced), Memoir (limit 1500 words), Formal Poetry (limit 25 lines), Free Verse (limit 25 lines), Prose Poetry (limit 200 words)

Deadline: August, 1, 2022.

The entry fee for each ...


Continue reading ...
 

Southern Arizona Press: Ghostly Ghouls and Haunted Happenings

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 12, 2022,
Southern Arizona Press: Ghostly Ghouls and Haunted Happenings

Currently, Southern Arizona Press (SAP) is only accepting poetry. This can be strict form, blank verse, free verse, concrete poetry, etc.

All poets are encouraged to submit poetic works with a Halloween theme. Submissions will remain open for this anthology until 15 August 2022 with an anticipated publication date in early-September 2022.

Currently, we are not able to offer paymen...


Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 11, 2022,
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 15, 2022


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Interest in Prayer

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 10, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Interest in Prayer

Topic: What is one creative idea you’ve had that helped initiate interest in prayer for your kids? 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 fo...


Continue reading ...
 

CrissCross AppleSauce

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 9, 2022,
CrissCross AppleSauce

CrissCross AppleSauce publishes picture books that inspire and educate children of all ages. Gather ‘round, sit criss-cross applesauce, and read stories. For CrissCross AppleSauce, we are interested in books with meaningful, fun and/or educational stories. We love themes that can be understood by little ones but deeply appreciated by adults at the same time.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Car...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Gifts for Dad

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Gifts for Dad     

Topic: What have you helped your kids make for Dad for Father’s Day that he actually liked and used? 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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Best Spiritual Literature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 7, 2022,
The Best Spiritual Literature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

Each year from May 1 – August 1, Orison Books accept entries of unpublished single works in three genres (fiction, nonfiction, & poetry) for consideration for The Best Spiritual Literature Awards. The winner in each genre will receive a $500 cash prize as well as publication in Best Spiritual Literature, an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing that appeared in pe...

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Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 6, 2022,

Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology    https://www.centraltexaswriterssociety.org

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Central Texas Writers Society accepts submissions of short stories, comedy, song lyrics, poetry, and prose. This year’s theme is Light and Darkness. Stories may be no longer than 2000 words. There is no fee to enter. All rights revert back to the author and you must have the rights to your work. Please send no more than 3 items in any category to centraltexaswriterssociety@out...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 5, 2022,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2022

25 categories to enter including: Sharing, A Caregivers Big Heart, Special People, First Impressions, A Special Occasion, Mother, Enduring Faith, Siblings, Wife, Grandparents, Teacher, Patriotism, Identify the art on which poem is based, Random Acts of Kindness, Mother-Daughter, Late-in-Life-Love, Mental Health, History, Education, A Fairy’s Enchanted Wand, Poet’s Choic...


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The Sun Magazine: Reader Write Column: The Phone

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 4, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Phone

The Sun Magazine 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 includ...


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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 3, 2022,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Entry fee: $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100

10 categories to enter including loss, humor, women and science, nature, love, music and more.


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The First Line: Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 2, 2022,
The First Line: Fall Contest      

“Lily unlocked the back door of the thrift store using a key that didn't belong to her.”

All stories must start with the above first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a guideline and not a ...


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Cross Your Fingers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 2, 2022,
Cross Your Fingers

Cross Your Fingers is our middle grade and early reader imprint. Cross Your Fingers books are chapter books for young readers with engaging and educational stories that will keep them hooked on reading as a lifelong passion. These books can be nonfiction or fiction, but the manuscript must tell a great story or capture readers with fascinating information.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slad...

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Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 1, 2022,
Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards are international annual prizes for unpublished small collections of haiku, tanka, and other short poetry.

The closing date for entries is July 31, 2022. The winners will be announced on September 30, 2022. Entry fee: $20. Award winners will have their collections published online by Snapshot Press.


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2022

Young Dragons Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 31, 2022,
Young Dragons Press

Young Dragon Press submissions are open now to August 31, 2022. We will not read submissions after these dates.

Young Dragons, a division of Oghma Creative Media, is a traditional publisher. We have three imprints: Little Dragons (Lee Press), which publishes children’s picture books and middle grade readers, Fledgling Dragons (Fife Press), which houses our young adult fiction line, and Inquis...


Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 30, 2022,

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August http://www.californiastatepoetrysociety.org/our-contests

CSPS Monthly contests are open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through this website, our blogsite, or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered.

All contests are judged by Alice Pero, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Allrecipes

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 29, 2022,
Allrecipes

Send pitches to Arie Knutson, Editorial Director at aknutson@dotdashmdp.com . Seeking pitches for Allrecipes about condiments! Send your strong opinions, personal essays, grocery stories, taste test ideas, weird tips, surprising histories, and interviews. If condiments aren't your thing, also looking for pitches around smart ways to use your freezer for dinner, microwave cooking, and stories and ideas around summer potlucks. No recipes. There's a range in ...


Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 28, 2022,
Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

$7 ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 31, 2022. First prize $1,000. Second prize $100. Word limit 1,000. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2022 Issue of Gemini.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001
...
Continue reading ...
 

Terrapin Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 27, 2022,
Terrapin Books

Terrapin Books is committed to publishing outstanding books of poetry by outstanding poets. Open for submissions of full-length poetry manuscripts from January 24 thru February 28 and August 1 thru August 31. They plan to select two to four manuscripts each submission period. Submit a manuscript of approximately 40-55 poems. This will produce a book of approximately 90-110 pages. They recommend that 25-50 percent of the poems have ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 26, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Funny Stories

Laughter is the best medicine. And we love to publish your funny stories—in all our books. Our first three books filled with nothing but funny stories were all bestsellers, so we’re doing it again, for publication in 2023. We’re looking for those funny stories you tell again and again. The ones that make everyone laugh. The ones that make you laugh just thinking about them!

Share you...


Continue reading ...
 

Southern Arizona Press: The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 25, 2022,
Southern Arizona Press: The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance

Currently, Southern Arizona Press (SAP) is only accepting poetry. This can be strict form, blank verse, free verse, concrete poetry, etc.

This book will include the history of the poppy and how it became a symbol of remembrance for the fallen men and women of World War I, a section of remembrance poems by World War I poets, and a section of new poetry in remembrance of fallen men an...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contest - Anything Goes

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 24, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry & Prose Contests – Anything Goes

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate!...

Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Children's Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 23, 2022,
Alaska Writers Guild: Children’s Literature    

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing 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. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Children’s Literature - Picture Book, Chapter Book, Middle G...


Continue reading ...
 

Julia Peterkin Award for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 22, 2022,
Julia Peterkin Award for Poetry

$12 entry fee. Deadline August 15, 2022. Please submit up to three unpublished poems of 50 lines or fewer. The winning poem will be awarded a cash prize of $500. Four semi-finalists will be chosen for publication alongside the winning selections in the fall / winter issue of South 85 Journal. Results will be announced in October. 

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 21, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this M. Coburn Whitmore cover illustration from the June 3, 1950, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

Fishing Season by M. Coburn Whitmore


To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by August 25, 2022. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times a...

Continue reading ...
 

Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 20, 2022,
Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction

$12 entry fee. Deadline August 15, 2022. Previously unpublished fiction of 850 words or less are eligible for this contest.  We are especially interested in stories that demonstrate a strong voice and/or a sense of place, but we consider all quality writing. We will select one winner to receive a cash prize of $500.Four semi-finalists will be chosen for publication in South 85 Journal.  Winners will be announced in Oc...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 19, 2022,
Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest 

August Open Contest

Theme: Animals
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 50
Sponsors: Julie Roghair and Cheryl Wilkie
Contest Entry Fees - $5.00 per poem. Submit up to Three Poems
Deadline: 08-20-22
Prize Structure: 1st 30, 2nd $20, 3rd $10

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 18, 2022,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest         

18 categories to enter. Entry fee is $3 per poem. Prizes: $20-$100.
Deadline: August 15, 2022.

Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning poems will be read at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arizona State Poetry Society and published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters.


Continue reading ...
 

Ligonier Valley Writers 17th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 17, 2022,
Ligonier Valley Writers 17th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 15. This year's topic is mermaids, selkies, and other water dwellers. In 1,000 words or less, tell us a story. No poetry. We are pleased to announce that, for the seventeenth year in a row, there will be no entry fee for this contest.

Prizes: The first prize winner will receive $50, second prize $25, and third prize $15. There will also be three honorable mentions, which will not re...


Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 16, 2022,

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest  https://poetsroundtableofarkansas.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/2022-poetry-day-contests-brochure.pdf

23 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $60.

Deadline is August 15, 2022


Continue reading ...
 

AM Ink Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 15, 2022,
AM Ink Publishing

Since 2010, AM Ink has been publishing quality Biographies, Children’s Books, Novels and Short Story Collections.  We've published more than sixty titles, including bestsellers, as well as sold television rights, seen movies made from our books and our titles on hundreds of media outlets worldwide.  All this has been done independently as a Mom and Pop small business in Western Massachusetts.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery S...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 14, 2022,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest    

100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of rights, ...


Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Cooperative Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 13, 2022,
Alabama Writers Cooperative Annual Contest  

Certificates and cash awards of $150 (1st place) and $50 (2nd place) will be awarded for the following categories: Short Story (limit 1500 words), Flash Fiction (limit 500 words), First Chapter of Novel (limit 10 pages double-spaced), Memoir (limit 1500 words), Formal Poetry (limit 25 lines), Free Verse (limit 25 lines), Prose Poetry (limit 200 words)

Deadline: August, 1, 2022.

The entry fee for each ...


Continue reading ...
 

Southern Arizona Press: Ghostly Ghouls and Haunted Happenings

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 12, 2022,
Southern Arizona Press: Ghostly Ghouls and Haunted Happenings

Currently, Southern Arizona Press (SAP) is only accepting poetry. This can be strict form, blank verse, free verse, concrete poetry, etc.

All poets are encouraged to submit poetic works with a Halloween theme. Submissions will remain open for this anthology until 15 August 2022 with an anticipated publication date in early-September 2022.

Currently, we are not able to offer paymen...


Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 11, 2022,
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 15, 2022


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Interest in Prayer

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 10, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Interest in Prayer

Topic: What is one creative idea you’ve had that helped initiate interest in prayer for your kids? 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 fo...


Continue reading ...
 

CrissCross AppleSauce

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 9, 2022,
CrissCross AppleSauce

CrissCross AppleSauce publishes picture books that inspire and educate children of all ages. Gather ‘round, sit criss-cross applesauce, and read stories. For CrissCross AppleSauce, we are interested in books with meaningful, fun and/or educational stories. We love themes that can be understood by little ones but deeply appreciated by adults at the same time.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Car...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Gifts for Dad

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Gifts for Dad     

Topic: What have you helped your kids make for Dad for Father’s Day that he actually liked and used? 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 ...

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The Best Spiritual Literature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 7, 2022,
The Best Spiritual Literature Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

Each year from May 1 – August 1, Orison Books accept entries of unpublished single works in three genres (fiction, nonfiction, & poetry) for consideration for The Best Spiritual Literature Awards. The winner in each genre will receive a $500 cash prize as well as publication in Best Spiritual Literature, an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing that appeared in pe...

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Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 6, 2022,

Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology    https://www.centraltexaswriterssociety.org

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Central Texas Writers Society accepts submissions of short stories, comedy, song lyrics, poetry, and prose. This year’s theme is Light and Darkness. Stories may be no longer than 2000 words. There is no fee to enter. All rights revert back to the author and you must have the rights to your work. Please send no more than 3 items in any category to centraltexaswriterssociety@out...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 5, 2022,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2022

25 categories to enter including: Sharing, A Caregivers Big Heart, Special People, First Impressions, A Special Occasion, Mother, Enduring Faith, Siblings, Wife, Grandparents, Teacher, Patriotism, Identify the art on which poem is based, Random Acts of Kindness, Mother-Daughter, Late-in-Life-Love, Mental Health, History, Education, A Fairy’s Enchanted Wand, Poet’s Choic...


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The Sun Magazine: Reader Write Column: The Phone

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 4, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Phone

The Sun Magazine 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 includ...


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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 3, 2022,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2022

Entry fee: $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100

10 categories to enter including loss, humor, women and science, nature, love, music and more.


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The First Line: Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 2, 2022,
The First Line: Fall Contest      

“Lily unlocked the back door of the thrift store using a key that didn't belong to her.”

All stories must start with the above first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a guideline and not a ...


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Cross Your Fingers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 2, 2022,
Cross Your Fingers

Cross Your Fingers is our middle grade and early reader imprint. Cross Your Fingers books are chapter books for young readers with engaging and educational stories that will keep them hooked on reading as a lifelong passion. These books can be nonfiction or fiction, but the manuscript must tell a great story or capture readers with fascinating information.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slad...

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Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 1, 2022,
Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards are international annual prizes for unpublished small collections of haiku, tanka, and other short poetry.

The closing date for entries is July 31, 2022. The winners will be announced on September 30, 2022. Entry fee: $20. Award winners will have their collections published online by Snapshot Press.


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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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