This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite 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






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

California State Poetry Society: September

August 11, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: September 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is 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 postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to register on the website to submit to the monthly contest. It is free to register. Then you may submit entries via postal mail by following the instructions on the Contests tab. Except in extraordinary circumstances, we don’t take submissions by email for the contests.
 
All contests are blind judged by qualified senior poets. The 1st place winner receives ½ of the prize pool for pools less than $100. For pools of $100 or more, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive $50, $10 and $5, respectively. All of the winners for the year are listed in the first CSPS Newsbriefs of the following year.
 
The current monthly contest topics for September is: Open Topic


 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

August 9, 2017
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2017. No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both.
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that perso...

Continue reading...
 

SLO Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest

August 9, 2017
SLO (San Luis Obispo) Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest
 
Theme: The theme of the 2017 Contest is LIBERATION.
All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. It is not necessary to include the word.
 
Flash / Short Fiction up to 1,500 words; Poetry up to 40 lines; Creative Non-Fiction up to 1500 words
 
Entry fee: $15.  Prizes: $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third in each categ...

Continue reading...
 

Plough Quaterly

August 8, 2017
Plough Quarterly
 
For Plough Quarterly and our website, we welcome unsolicited submissions of nonfiction articles, reviews, art, poetry, short fiction, and letters to the editor. Before submitting, we ask that you read Plough Quarterly to get a sense of our focus and style.
 
Topics we cover regularly include: peacemaking, nonviolence, reconciliation, faith in the public square, religious liberty, social justice, Christian disciple...

Continue reading...
 

Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition

August 6, 2017
Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition
 
Deadline: September 5, 2017
 
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities annual Pen 2 Paper (P2P) creative writing competition seeks pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics that treat the topic of disability. Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice!
 
While P2P is based in Texas, p...

Continue reading...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

August 4, 2017
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest 
 
5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. 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: September 1, 2017



Continue reading...
 

Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA

August 3, 2017
Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA
 
A monthly magazine published by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Looking for stories on all aspects of the Texas outdoors. Covers state park destinations, conservation issues, trends, and such outdoor activities as fishing, hunting, camping, bicycling, canoeing and hiking. Paying market.

Continue reading...
 

Poets and Patrons Sonnet Contest

August 3, 2017
Poets & Patrons Helen Schaible International
Shakespearean / Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
 
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to write a great sonnet, like Petrarch, Sir Philip Sidney, or even Shakespeare himself? Well, you will never know unless you give it a try. You might surprise yourself!!! Enter our Sonnet Contest and see!!!
 
Please send TWO COPIES of ONE poem, either a Shakespearean or a Petrarchan sonnet, to Barbara L. Eaton, 41...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters

August 2, 2017
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters  
 
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 hones...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

July 31, 2017
Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2017 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
PRIZES range from $10 to $100
 
25 Categories include: Back Home Again in Indiana, Family Tradition, Haiku, Humanism, Time & Place, Non-rhyming, My First Anything, Dreamers, Triolet, Rhymed, P...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society: September

August 11, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: September 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is 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 postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to register on the website to submit to the monthly contest. It is free to register. Then you may submit entries via postal mail by following the instructions on the Contests tab. Except in extraordinary circumstances, we don’t take submissions by email for the contests.
 
All contests are blind judged by qualified senior poets. The 1st place winner receives ½ of the prize pool for pools less than $100. For pools of $100 or more, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive $50, $10 and $5, respectively. All of the winners for the year are listed in the first CSPS Newsbriefs of the following year.
 
The current monthly contest topics for September is: Open Topic


 

Past Loves Day Story Contest

August 9, 2017
Past Loves Day Story Contest
 
Deadline: September 17, 2017. No entry fee
 
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both.
 
What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that perso...

Continue reading...
 

SLO Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest

August 9, 2017
SLO (San Luis Obispo) Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest
 
Theme: The theme of the 2017 Contest is LIBERATION.
All entries must depict this theme, originally interpreted. It is not necessary to include the word.
 
Flash / Short Fiction up to 1,500 words; Poetry up to 40 lines; Creative Non-Fiction up to 1500 words
 
Entry fee: $15.  Prizes: $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third in each categ...

Continue reading...
 

Plough Quaterly

August 8, 2017
Plough Quarterly
 
For Plough Quarterly and our website, we welcome unsolicited submissions of nonfiction articles, reviews, art, poetry, short fiction, and letters to the editor. Before submitting, we ask that you read Plough Quarterly to get a sense of our focus and style.
 
Topics we cover regularly include: peacemaking, nonviolence, reconciliation, faith in the public square, religious liberty, social justice, Christian disciple...

Continue reading...
 

Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition

August 6, 2017
Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Competition
 
Deadline: September 5, 2017
 
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities annual Pen 2 Paper (P2P) creative writing competition seeks pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics that treat the topic of disability. Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice!
 
While P2P is based in Texas, p...

Continue reading...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

August 4, 2017
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest 
 
5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. 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: September 1, 2017



Continue reading...
 

Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA

August 3, 2017
Texas Parks & Wildlife, USA
 
A monthly magazine published by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Looking for stories on all aspects of the Texas outdoors. Covers state park destinations, conservation issues, trends, and such outdoor activities as fishing, hunting, camping, bicycling, canoeing and hiking. Paying market.

Continue reading...
 

Poets and Patrons Sonnet Contest

August 3, 2017
Poets & Patrons Helen Schaible International
Shakespearean / Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
 
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to write a great sonnet, like Petrarch, Sir Philip Sidney, or even Shakespeare himself? Well, you will never know unless you give it a try. You might surprise yourself!!! Enter our Sonnet Contest and see!!!
 
Please send TWO COPIES of ONE poem, either a Shakespearean or a Petrarchan sonnet, to Barbara L. Eaton, 41...

Continue reading...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters

August 2, 2017
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: What Really Matters  
 
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 hones...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

July 31, 2017
Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2017 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
PRIZES range from $10 to $100
 
25 Categories include: Back Home Again in Indiana, Family Tradition, Haiku, Humanism, Time & Place, Non-rhyming, My First Anything, Dreamers, Triolet, Rhymed, P...

Continue reading...
 

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