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.

Animal Tales

September 29, 2018
Animal Tales
 
Animal Tales is the only children’s magazine of its kind to focus entirely on animals. Targeting animal-loving children between the ages of six and twelve, Animal Tales will engage readers with heart-warming animal stories as well as articles that will educate. The magazine will encourage interactivity by allowing readers to submit animal photos, artwork and stories to be featured in the magazine. Our extensive fun section will include animal themed games, embarrassing moments, quizzes, puzzles, jokes and funny pet photos—plus, a series of six collectible animal posters will be included in each and every issue.
 
They pay $100 for all rights for unpublished 1000-2000 word fiction stories.

 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka

September 28, 2018
Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka
 
TANKA (Open)
Deadline: October 20, 2018
Theme: Optional Form: Tanka
Line Limit: 5
Additional prize money ($100 total): First, $50; Second, $30; and Third, $20
 
MUSTS:
1. The poem must be 31 syllables long.
2. The poem must consist of 5 lines, following the traditional pattern of 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables per line.
3. The poem must be unrhymed.
4. The poem, as is traditional, must incorporate a pivot in the th...

Continue reading...
 

Our Loss Anthology

September 27, 2018
Our Loss Anthology
 
Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than midnightOctober 31st 2018 (Eastern Standard Time). Email entries for consideration to: OurLossAnthology@gmail.com
 
Theme: The theme of the anthology is Loss/Pain. All submissions must deal with this subject in order to be considered for acceptance. Think outside the box.
 
Genre: There are no genre limitations. Get creative
 
Word Count: Maximum word count per piece submitted...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons From the Dog

September 26, 2018
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons From the Dog   
 
Our dog titles are so very popular, and you have so many great stories to share with us, that we do a new dog 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!
 
We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words. Tell us what your dog taught you. How he made you smile. How she "rescued"...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: October

September 25, 2018
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: October
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are ente...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Dressed

September 25, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Dressed
 
Topic: What is one way you helped your children dress appropriately on their own? We are not looking for lectures — ways you told them to dress — or object lessons.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 15, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading...
 

Public Library Association National Writing Contest

September 24, 2018
Public Library Association National Writing Contest
 
From Tuesday, September 25 through Tuesday, October 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) – a division of the American Library Association (ALA) – will be accepting submissions of original works of short fiction for a National Writing Contest!
 
The theme of this year’s contest is courage, a universal topic and an attribute essential for the act of writing, itself. Courage enables character...

Continue reading...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

September 23, 2018
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest 
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!

A ragged football or rugby player.

 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by E.M. Jackson.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by October 25, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the Januar...

Continue reading...
 

Bible Advocate: Leaving and Coming to the Risen Lord

September 22, 2018
Bible Advocate: Leaving and Coming to the Risen Lord
https://baonline.org           
 
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good work through Holy Scripture
 
Word/Lin...

Continue reading...
 

ACFW 2018 First Impressions Contest

September 21, 2018
American Christian Fiction Writers 2018 First Impressions Contest
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.
 
Any author whose work has not been previously published in novella or book-length fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible to enter First Impressions. Authors who are published in non-fiction, children's, and short stor...

Continue reading...
 

Animal Tales

September 29, 2018
Animal Tales
 
Animal Tales is the only children’s magazine of its kind to focus entirely on animals. Targeting animal-loving children between the ages of six and twelve, Animal Tales will engage readers with heart-warming animal stories as well as articles that will educate. The magazine will encourage interactivity by allowing readers to submit animal photos, artwork and stories to be featured in the magazine. Our extensive fun section will include animal themed games, embarrassing moments, quizzes, puzzles, jokes and funny pet photos—plus, a series of six collectible animal posters will be included in each and every issue.
 
They pay $100 for all rights for unpublished 1000-2000 word fiction stories.

 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka

September 28, 2018
Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka
 
TANKA (Open)
Deadline: October 20, 2018
Theme: Optional Form: Tanka
Line Limit: 5
Additional prize money ($100 total): First, $50; Second, $30; and Third, $20
 
MUSTS:
1. The poem must be 31 syllables long.
2. The poem must consist of 5 lines, following the traditional pattern of 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables per line.
3. The poem must be unrhymed.
4. The poem, as is traditional, must incorporate a pivot in the th...

Continue reading...
 

Our Loss Anthology

September 27, 2018
Our Loss Anthology
 
Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than midnightOctober 31st 2018 (Eastern Standard Time). Email entries for consideration to: OurLossAnthology@gmail.com
 
Theme: The theme of the anthology is Loss/Pain. All submissions must deal with this subject in order to be considered for acceptance. Think outside the box.
 
Genre: There are no genre limitations. Get creative
 
Word Count: Maximum word count per piece submitted...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons From the Dog

September 26, 2018
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons From the Dog   
 
Our dog titles are so very popular, and you have so many great stories to share with us, that we do a new dog 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!
 
We are looking for first-person true stories and poems up to 1200 words. Tell us what your dog taught you. How he made you smile. How she "rescued"...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: October

September 25, 2018
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: October
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are ente...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Dressed

September 25, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Getting Dressed
 
Topic: What is one way you helped your children dress appropriately on their own? We are not looking for lectures — ways you told them to dress — or object lessons.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 15, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading...
 

Public Library Association National Writing Contest

September 24, 2018
Public Library Association National Writing Contest
 
From Tuesday, September 25 through Tuesday, October 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) – a division of the American Library Association (ALA) – will be accepting submissions of original works of short fiction for a National Writing Contest!
 
The theme of this year’s contest is courage, a universal topic and an attribute essential for the act of writing, itself. Courage enables character...

Continue reading...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

September 23, 2018
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest 
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!

A ragged football or rugby player.

 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by E.M. Jackson.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by October 25, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the Januar...

Continue reading...
 

Bible Advocate: Leaving and Coming to the Risen Lord

September 22, 2018
Bible Advocate: Leaving and Coming to the Risen Lord
https://baonline.org           
 
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good work through Holy Scripture
 
Word/Lin...

Continue reading...
 

ACFW 2018 First Impressions Contest

September 21, 2018
American Christian Fiction Writers 2018 First Impressions Contest
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.
 
Any author whose work has not been previously published in novella or book-length fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible to enter First Impressions. Authors who are published in non-fiction, children's, and short stor...

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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