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. 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.

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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 27,000 copies sold! 



You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

December 17, 2018
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Illustration in red and black of a boy sprinkling salt on a large turkey's tail feathers.
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by J.F. Kernan.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by December 26, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the March/April 2019 issue, and our favorite runners-up will be published online.
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society: Of Thee I Sing Contest

December 16, 2018
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
 
OF THEE I SING CONTEST       
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
...
Continue reading...
 

The Christian Journal: God's Promise of a New Heart

December 15, 2018
The Christian Journal: God’s Promise of a New Heart        
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this tim...

Continue reading...
 

Refractions

December 15, 2018
Refractions
 
Refractions is an annual collection of short stories, essays, poems, puzzles, and artwork for readers 14 and up. Stories should be less than 10,000 words. All content should be appropriate for and appeal to readers 14 and above. 
 
 

Continue reading...
 

Public Poetry Contest

December 13, 2018
Public Poetry Contest
 
Public Poetry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expose people to good poetry, to pay poets for the work that they do and to promote this art form by taking poetry public. Public Poetry holds a themed contest each year. This year’s theme is ENOUGH. First prize is $1000 cash.  Winner and finalists are published in an anthology.
 
Our vision is to spread appreciation and enjoyment of poetry in Houston and beyond; to bring h...

Continue reading...
 

Literal Latte Fiction Awards

December 12, 2018
Literal Latte Fiction Awards
 
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
First Prize $1000 Second Prize $300 Third Prize $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 10,000 words max.
All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story — OR — $15 reading Fee for two stories.
All ...

Continue reading...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

December 12, 2018
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 13, 2019
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.
 

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Sleep

December 11, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sleep
 
Topic: How do you get your kids to sleep on time? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the tip.
 
Word count: 50 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 28, 20...

Continue reading...
 

San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

December 9, 2018
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest
 
We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more).
 
The ...

Continue reading...
 

St. Mary's Messenger

December 8, 2018
St. Mary’s Messenger
 
St. Mary’s Messenger is a full-sized, full-color, stand-alone, 32-page, quarterly Catholic magazine for kids, ages 7 to 12.
 
St. Mary’s Messenger helps enlighten, entertain and educate children about their Catholic faith with interesting articles about what kids are doing at home, church, school, activities, and around their community, original stories and classic works of literature, beautiful, full-color artwork by ...

Continue reading...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

December 17, 2018
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Illustration in red and black of a boy sprinkling salt on a large turkey's tail feathers.
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by J.F. Kernan.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by December 26, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the March/April 2019 issue, and our favorite runners-up will be published online.
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society: Of Thee I Sing Contest

December 16, 2018
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
 
OF THEE I SING CONTEST       
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
...
Continue reading...
 

The Christian Journal: God's Promise of a New Heart

December 15, 2018
The Christian Journal: God’s Promise of a New Heart        
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this tim...

Continue reading...
 

Refractions

December 15, 2018
Refractions
 
Refractions is an annual collection of short stories, essays, poems, puzzles, and artwork for readers 14 and up. Stories should be less than 10,000 words. All content should be appropriate for and appeal to readers 14 and above. 
 
 

Continue reading...
 

Public Poetry Contest

December 13, 2018
Public Poetry Contest
 
Public Poetry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expose people to good poetry, to pay poets for the work that they do and to promote this art form by taking poetry public. Public Poetry holds a themed contest each year. This year’s theme is ENOUGH. First prize is $1000 cash.  Winner and finalists are published in an anthology.
 
Our vision is to spread appreciation and enjoyment of poetry in Houston and beyond; to bring h...

Continue reading...
 

Literal Latte Fiction Awards

December 12, 2018
Literal Latte Fiction Awards
 
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
First Prize $1000 Second Prize $300 Third Prize $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 10,000 words max.
All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story — OR — $15 reading Fee for two stories.
All ...

Continue reading...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

December 12, 2018
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 13, 2019
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.
 

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Sleep

December 11, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sleep
 
Topic: How do you get your kids to sleep on time? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the tip.
 
Word count: 50 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 28, 20...

Continue reading...
 

San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

December 9, 2018
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest
 
We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more).
 
The ...

Continue reading...
 

St. Mary's Messenger

December 8, 2018
St. Mary’s Messenger
 
St. Mary’s Messenger is a full-sized, full-color, stand-alone, 32-page, quarterly Catholic magazine for kids, ages 7 to 12.
 
St. Mary’s Messenger helps enlighten, entertain and educate children about their Catholic faith with interesting articles about what kids are doing at home, church, school, activities, and around their community, original stories and classic works of literature, beautiful, full-color artwork by ...

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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