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! 


Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

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 wonderful opportunity for promising new writers to showcase their best work. 

Calls for Submissions: Animals, Animals
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, and poetry featuring an animal. We are looking for dog stories, horse stories, stories about caring for an injured animal, encounters with backyard or more exotic animals—whatever will appeal to our young readers. We particularly welcome contemporary fiction of 1500-1800 words with child characters in the age range of Cricket readers, but we are also interested in historical fiction, myths and legends, and fantasy—e.g., a story about a young medieval falconer, or a humorous fantasy with a troublesome dragon. (Tip: Writing styles differ, but it’s often better to begin middle-grade fiction with dialogue and a scene rather than general observations by an omniscient narrator.)

Calls for Submissions: Yikes!
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about mysterious goings-on, hair-raising adventures, and narrow escapes that make you scream “Yikes!” We are looking for stories about ghosts, haunted houses, creepy monsters, and daring escapades with friends. We also invite stories about more realistic dangers or situations calling upon a character’s determination and courage, or even stories where the danger is more social than physical—e.g., the risk of nearly losing a friend, a place on a team, or of being embarrassed at school. We welcome any genre: contemporary fiction, historical fiction, myth and legend, true adventure, science fiction (with main characters in the age range of Cricket readers), and fantasy.

 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
 

Cricket Magazine: Yikes! & Animals, Animals

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 wonderful opportunity for promising new writers to showcase their best work. 

Calls for Submissions: Animals, Animals
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, and poetry featuring an animal. We are looking for dog stories, horse stories, stories about caring for an injured animal, encounters with backyard or more exotic animals—whatever will appeal to our young readers. We particularly welcome contemporary fiction of 1500-1800 words with child characters in the age range of Cricket readers, but we are also interested in historical fiction, myths and legends, and fantasy—e.g., a story about a young medieval falconer, or a humorous fantasy with a troublesome dragon. (Tip: Writing styles differ, but it’s often better to begin middle-grade fiction with dialogue and a scene rather than general observations by an omniscient narrator.)

Calls for Submissions: Yikes!
Deadline: November 1, 2019

Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks middle-grade fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about mysterious goings-on, hair-raising adventures, and narrow escapes that make you scream “Yikes!” We are looking for stories about ghosts, haunted houses, creepy monsters, and daring escapades with friends. We also invite stories about more realistic dangers or situations calling upon a character’s determination and courage, or even stories where the danger is more social than physical—e.g., the risk of nearly losing a friend, a place on a team, or of being embarrassed at school. We welcome any genre: contemporary fiction, historical fiction, myth and legend, true adventure, science fiction (with main characters in the age range of Cricket readers), and fantasy.

 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
 

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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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