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.

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Weavings: Maturity

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Literary Journal 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our reade...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Travel & On Being a Stupid Kid

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your...


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2012 Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize

http://www.rattle.com/poetry/prize/about

Deadline: August 1, 2012

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

Guidelines: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/prize/guidelines

Entry fee: $18 for up to 4 po...


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Pockets: Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8-to-12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and ac...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Masssachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id16.html

Entry fee: $10 for entire contests for nonmembers. 25 categories to enter. Prizes $5 - $50. Categories include: sonnets, food, nature, humor, grandparents, teachers, spring, freedom, new starts, pets, rock, the seashore, time, life lessons and more.
 
Deadline: August 1, 2012.

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"Prayer Connect" Looking for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Prayer Connect Magazine looking for writers

Please tell your Christian Writers Friends that Prayer Connect magazine is looking for articles on prayer and especially short ideas of things you can do to enhance your prayer life or grow prayer in your church. We are on the hunt for stuff for future issues. Go to http://tinyurl.com/7pkopvq for information. Could be an easy sale!

from: www.stuartmarket.blogspot.com  

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Liberty Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 23, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Liberty Magazine
http://www.libertymagazine.org

Liberty magazine continues to be the preeminent resource for matters of religious freedom. Published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Articles up to 1,900 words. Pays on publication. Articles usually cover separation of church and statem and include op-ed pieces oncurrent events, politics, government, and religious liberty.
 

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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Contest 

The First Line Literary Journal

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.

The next deadline is
August 1, 2012
. The first line of the story must be: "A light snow was falling as Charlie Reardon left the diner and made his way down Madison Street."


Ficti...


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Big Bad Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Fiction Anthology 
Big Bad Anthology
http://johnhartness.com/big-bad-anthology/
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Send me your best short story (6,000 words max, if it has to be longer contact me first) that features a bad guy or evil character as the protagonist. It can be fantasy, urban fantasy, superhero, horror, whatever. Just send me your best bad guy story. I'm taking twenty. Email submissions to
johnhartness@gmail.com as a .doc or .txt attachment. Include a brief author's bio, please. Paying $50 for one year's exclus...

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Good Earth Tea Tag Quote Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Contest 

Good Earth Tea Tag Quote Contest

http://www.goodearthtea.com/?page_id=521

It's time to tag your ideals, scribble down your most certain sentiments, and share whatever rings true to you. Be it music in the valley or a taste of something special, you’re flavored by the world you experience.

Show off your own brand of bold by submitting an original quote that tells how you keep the sweet, spice and everything nice in your life.

If your words are uniquely inspired, you could be...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Independent Woman

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Independent Woman

www.chickensoup.com  

Whether you are single or married, widowed, or divorced, you are in charge of your life and the lives of many other people. Tell us your story about running your independent life, achieving independence, and being a complete person. We are referring to all kinds of independence, not just financial or emotional. Share your story of empowerment and independence to help women of all ages feel stronger, more capable, and mo...


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Faith and Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Faith and Family
http://www.faithandfamilylive.com/contactus

At Faith & Family Magazine and Faith & Family Live! our goal is to be a source of support for Catholic women seeking information, inspiration, resources, and encouragement as they embrace their vocations to marriage and motherhood. Our aim is to share personal struggles and triumphs, challenges and joys, and also the lighter side of Catholic living.

Children’s books: $400 (1,000 words)
Features (Home, Adult Relationships, R...

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SouthWest Writers Anything Goes Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 16, 2012, In : Contest 

SouthWest Writers 2012 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Anything Goes Poem

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Send us your best poem about any subject, any format, and any length up to two pages. Postmark deadline: June 30, 2012.

Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying infor-mation on the manuscript itself.

All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st pr...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 15, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us
http://chickensoup.com

Angel Encounters

We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are "angels" because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies where you say that your loved one is now an angel. The deadline date ...

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Rainshower Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 15, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Rainshower Books
http://www.martinsisterspublishing.com/?page_id=167

Rainshower Books is the Christian Fiction and Romance imprint of Martin Sisters Publishing who saw a need for wholesome messages about love and life from a Christian perspective. Writers under this imprint see the importance of Christianity in everyday life in a very natural and enlightening way.
 

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Fort Worth Haiku Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 14, 2012, In : Contest 

Fort Worth Haiku Society announces the Summer-Quarter Haiku Contest.

Kigo (topic): Summer.

Deadline: in hand by July 15, 2012.

Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Submit each haiku on two separate 3" x 5" cards, one with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the second with the haiku and the author's name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to the public. No previously published entries. The appearance of po...


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Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

http://www.grandmotherearth.org/Grandmother_Earth_National_Writers_Contest.html

NATIONAL AWARDS: Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued, but no limit on the number of entries in category.) Poems non-published previously or published...


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Alive Now: Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines:
Each issue of this bimonthly, 49-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and refle...

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Belleview Literary Review Literary Prizes Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Belleview Literary Review: A Journal of Humanity and Human Experience

Literary Prizes Contest

http://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions/BLRPrizes/guidelines

The BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1000 (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of BLR. Honorable mention winners will receive $250 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of BLR.

Prose should be limited to 5000 words.

P...


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The Manny Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Contest 
The Manny Awards
http://www.midwestwriters.org/writing-contests/
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Manny Awards have become a tradition at Midwest Writers Workshop. The contest offers cash awards and is designed to recognize works in progress in four categories: short fiction, novel, poetry and nonfiction. The Manny Writing Contest’s top winner receive will receive The R. Karl Largent Writing Award and a $200 cash award. You may enter one category only. Entries are limited to the first fiv...

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Chamberton Publishing: Historical Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Fiction Anthology 

Chamberton Publishing
http://www.chambertonpublishing.com/Submissions_1M9L.html

Short Story word count between 500 words and 7,000 words. Previously published stories are accepted as long as you have the rights to them.

500 to 2,500 words - $50
2501 to 5,000 words - $75
5001 to 7,000 words - $100

Historical: (Deadline July 1, 2012)

We are currently looking for great historical short stories
that take the reader back in time. Short stories that are free from explicit content and have a histor...


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2012 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition
 

PUBLISHED and UNPUBLISHED Poems okay

NO LIMIT to number of ENTRIES you may submit

A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are staying around the world, the 2012 SPL Contest is privately sponsored by WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founder of the competition and current administrator of the 2012 ...


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Dictionary Word Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Contest 
Dictionary Word Project
http://thedictionaryprojectblog.com/2012/05/01/write-this-word-contest/
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NO ENTRY FEE
Introducing the dictionary project’s first “write this word” contest! Writers have to June 15, 2012 to write and submit an essay, poem, or fiction piece inspired by the selected dictionary project word. Entries must be inspired by the write this word contest word. Judges will look for influence of the word as well as for creativity and innovation. The actual word need not be in...

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2012 Gabehart Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Contest 

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

2012 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

http://www.uky.edu/WWK/documents/2012%20Gabehart%20Guidelines.pdf

Each year the Kentucky Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community. The Betty Gabehart Prize honors our good friend, patron, and former director who led the conference during its seminal decade in the 1980s.

Prize in e...


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The Comstock Review Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Contest 

The Comstock Review Annual Poetry Contest
The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award
http://www.comstockreview.org/annualcontest.html

Final Judge: Dorianne Laux

First Prize - $1 ,000   2nd Prize  -$250;   3rd Prize - $100
Honorable Mentions - Subscriptions

DEADLINE:  Postmark by July 1, 2012

Poems must be original, unpublished in ANY Medium,print or electronic, and not under consideration elsewhere.  Simultaneously submitted poems will disqualify ALLof a poet's poems fro...


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Arizona Authors Association Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Contest 

Arizona Authors Association Writing Contest http://www.azauthors.com/contest_guidelines.html

Categories and Entry Fees:

Unpublished Poem at $15 US (50-line maximum)
U
npublished Short Story at $20 US (15-page maximum)
Unpublished Essay/Article/True Story at $20 US (15-page maximum)
Unpublished Novel or Novella at $30 US (First 25 pages PLUS 5-page synopsis+ )
Published Novel at $30 US
Published Nonfiction book at $30 US
Published Children's Book at $20 US

Prizes:
The first...


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Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine submissions needed:

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

(Tween Ages 8- to 12-year-olds)

Tweens and Christmas: Your Best Tip: Tweens are in that age of change, so the holidays can take on new questions and struggles. Share your best tip(s) for navigating the Christmas season with a changing tween.

Word Count: 130-250 words

Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, wr...


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Thriving Family: New Bedtime & Christmas Vacation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine submissions needed:

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

(Discovery Times 4-7 year olds)

New Bedtime: How did you transition your kids to a new bedtime routine as they grew older and became more independent?

Word Count: 130-250 words

Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if you were that person. (Your byline would be the other person's name "with" yo...


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Saturday Evening Post fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Evening Post Fiction Contest

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, and Edgar Allan Poe. Now you have the opportunity to join that illustrious line-up by taking part in the 1st Annual Saturday...


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Hallmark Cards - She's Graduating!

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: She’s Graduating!
http://hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/ShesGraduating

One of life’s greatest milestones for a young woman is her graduation. Whether she’s graduating from high school or college, now is the time to pass on the kind of advice that will stick with her forever. What wisdom would you share?

We have three categories for this contest. You can submit one piece of original writing per category (for a total of three):

1.I Wish I’d Known (What I Kn...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying,...


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Evangelical Free Church of America Today

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Evangelical Free Church of America Today
http://www.efcatoday.org/site/writers-guidelines

Our mission statement, we exist to glorify God by multiplying healthy churches among all people, drives our vision for the future of the EFCA. We envision accelerated growth in the number of Christ's disciples and churches and the percentage of ethnic groups represented in the EFCA. We are committed to an EFCA that mirrors the demographics of the U.S., and reflects the "all people" God is redeeming. Mos...

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National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Contest 

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/SSCON.pdf

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.

CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublish...


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Scarletta Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Children's 
Scarletta Press
http://www.scarlettapress.com/submissions.htm
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While we seek to publish new voices missing from the literary world, we also want to make sure your manuscript will fit our genre community. The books we choose to publish are intellectually stimulating, adding relevant knowledge to the readers' minds. Our Junior Readers and Kids imprints focus on literature and picture books with educational twists, exciting illustrations and plots, and possibilities for anci...

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Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 1, 2012, In : Contest 
Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
http://caseyshaypress.blogspot.com/2012/04/2013-mary-ballard-poetry-chapbook-prize.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
The winner of the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize will receive $500, 25 printed copies of the chapbook, and a book contract for the sale of physical and electronic versions of the chapbook. Deadline June 30, 2012. Manuscripts may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum o...

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Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest
http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#short_shorts  

First Prize $500

1.Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
2.Postmark by June 30th.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
5.Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR — $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

All curr...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and on...


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Katherin Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

http://www.hungermtn.org/katherine-paterson-prize-for-young-adult-and-childrens-writing

An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!

Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are:

Young Adult (YA) ...


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Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html

1st prize: $300, 2nd prize: $150, 3rd prize: $50
 
Winning poems will be displayed on sps.com Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming. Suggests you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness. English-language entries only. Enter as many times as you...

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The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest
http://www.writermag.com/travelcontest 


$10 ENTRY FEE

Have you learned something surprising about another culture – or your own? Met a memorable character who altered your world view in some way? Seen something monumental or simple that left an indelible impression? It’s time to write about your unforgettable experiences as a traveler, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure. We’re looking for unpublish...


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Women Who Write Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2012, In : Contest 
Women Who Write Contest - Prose and Poetry
http://www.womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html
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$12 ENTRY FEE
Our prizes are $300 (first), $200 (second) and $100 (third) in each of two categories (poetry and short prose), plus publication in the 18th edition of our annual anthology, Calliope. Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and
are limited to 3,000 words or less. Deadline June 30, 2012.
 

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ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Contest 
ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest
www.sciencethrillers.com/sciencethrillers-writing-contest-sci-with-fi/

Submit: any unpublished, original work of fiction (including, but not limited to, short stories, poetry, fables, and short graphic works/comics) that meets the following criteria:
1. The work is suitable for a youth audience (grades 4-12).
2. The work contains accurate scientific content.
3. The scientific content should feel entertaining but secretly be educ...

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Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/files/KSPS_2012_Adult_Contest_Brocure.pdf

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  JUNE 30, 2012

27 categories to enter including: Ancestors, Unfulfilled, The Thing Itself, Look to the Future, In the Twilight Hours, If I Had to do it Over, Would I do it Again?, Small Town Living, In the Face of the Storm, Fine Lines, Seasons of Life, Haiku, Sonnet, Bitterness or Surprise, Military, poetry for children, Natural World...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

www.chickensoup.com

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, books or articles, paranormal or romance, the process is equally challenging. Thus, it's important to learn from others who have made the transition from dreaming about writing to being a writer. If this describes you, we want to hear about your setbacks, breakthroughs, and successes. How did you overcome writer's block? Who or what encouraged you when you were about to give u...


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Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/margaret/ma_guidelines.php

Entries accepted November 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012 (postmark dates or submitted online)


Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication righ...


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Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

http://sites.google.com/site/aafcags  

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Poetry, Essay, Short Story (1500 words minimum) Short-Short Story (1500 words maximum)

WSI Creative Writing Competitions are designed to instill new writing. Entries must be original work and neither be a previous competition winner nor previously published. Sections judged by prominent writers in the area of expertise. Prizes: 1st place-$100, 2nd plac...


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Saturday Writers Writing Contest: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Science Fiction and Fantasy 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  June 30, 2012
Entries may be submitted beginning May 26, 2012 with deadline of June 30, 2012
Short story - 2012 words or less
No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence
Writing prompts: FRankenstein, the Solar System, Harry Potter, The Fifth Element, Carl Sagan, Prophecy 

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per co...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

www.chickensoup.com

They always say it's the best job and the worst job. But basically it's the best! We are looking for your stories about parenting - the hard work, the joy, the unconditional love, the funny times and the occasional sad ones too. Whether you're a new parent of one or an "experienced" parent of several, by birth, by marriage, by adoption, or by fostering, tell us your stories about parenthood. Funny stories, stories that w...


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New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Contest 

New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Born to write? New Millennium Writings has launched careers!

Online Submission Deadline: Midnight, June 17

http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php

Newcomers published alongside famous writers, in our anthology and online. Best poem—$1,000; Fiction—$1,000; Nonfiction—$1,000; Short-short fiction—$1,000. Enter at www.writingawards.com or follow these guidelines: No restrictions as to style, content, or number of submissions. P...


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Southern Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Southern Poetry Review
http://www.southernpoetryreview.org

Guy Owen Prize
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $20
Website: www.southernpoetryreview.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Southern Poetry Review, by June 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Getting Along with Grief

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : Blog Submission 

Getting Along with Grief

http://gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com

Entries must be received by May 25 for Mother's Day issue, June 18 for Father's Day issue, June 30 for Siblings issue

Getting Along with Grief, a blog about remembering lost loved ones through creative writing, seeks submissions of poems, photos, and essays on these upcoming themes. Essays should be 1,500 words maximum. Submit entries as email attachments and include brief bio.

May 1-25 Theme: "L...


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The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Contest 
The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest
http://www.rustynailmag.com/poetrycontest.html

Welcome to the first poetry contest sponsored by “The Rusty Nail.” We are committed to providing readers with fine poetry and prose. We are also committed in our support of the writers themselves.

The prize for this contest is $250. The winner and the winning piece will be featured both on “The Rusty Nail” website and also in the August print edition.

The reading period opens March 19. The dead...

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Over My Dead Body

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Print Magazine 

Over My Dead Body

http://www.overmydeadbody.com/wg2011.htm

Publishes a wide variety of mystery-related manuscripts, from cozy to hardboiled and everything in between. Submissions are open for fiction and nonfiction. Pays: $0.01 per word for fiction; $10-$25 total for unsolicited nonfiction.

 

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A Midsummer Tale

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 14, 2012,
A Midsummer Tale
http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/contest.htm#amt

NO ENTRY FEE
A Midsummer Tale is open to non-genre fiction and creative nonfiction. Stories entered in A Midsummer Tale should take place during a warm time of the year. The theme of the 2012 A Midsummer Tale writing contest is: Snail Mail. Length: 1,000 words minimum; 5,000 words maximum. Deadline June 21, 2012. Winning stories are published in the September issue of Toasted Cheese. If 50 or fewer elig...

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Purpose Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Purpose Magazine: Stories of Faith and Promise

http://www.faithandliferesources.org/periodicals/purpose

Purpose is a monthly magazine published by Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) for all adult members and attendees of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA congregations.

Purpose features short first person anecdotal stories and verse that encourages Christians in their daily discipleship walk. Mennonite authors are strongly encouraged to offer their s...


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OakTara Publishers - Great Love Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

OakTara Publishers is looking for Great Love Stories!

http://oaktara.com/tellusabout

Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2012

Want to get your foot in the door in publishing? Or to expand your current publishing credits? OakTara Publishers is looking for new authors and growing authors like you who have a great falling-in-love story to tell—or who know someone who has a falling-in-love story they’d be willing for you to write on their behalf.

Whe...


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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
NOW OPEN: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline:  June 15
The personal essay should be about a personal experience, told in your own words, with a great story and a great theme.  We are delighted to announce that the final judge for this year's Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction category is the multitalented...

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Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest
http://www.unusualmuseums.org/sapf/adult.html

The San Antonio Poetry Fair offers two poetry contests to adults this year.

Contest 1 is offered to all adult poets in the nation, a broader competition, with $350.00 in cash awards.

Contest 2 is limited to adult poets in the San Antonio area, also offering $350.00 in cash awards.

Winners for both contests: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50.

DEADLINE...


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Beacon Hill Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Beacon Hill Press
http://www.nph.com/nphweb/html/bhol/index.jsp
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Beacon Hill Press, the book publishing arm of Nazarene Publishing House, is a leading provider of Wesleyan Christian books, Bible studies, and Bible commentaries. Beacon Hill Press exists to provide inspiration and support with biblically sound materials that are relevant to the Church's changing needs. Through encouraging literature, personal devotion, and small group resources, Beacon Hill Press equips Christ-followers with ...

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The MacGuffin's 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Contest 

The MacGuffin’s 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2012.pdf

First Place Prize: $500 plus two honorable mentions

Entry fee: $15. An entry consists of five poems. Poems must not be previously published and may be under consideration elsewhere. The MacGuffin reserves the right to disqualify work that is accepted elsewhere. Deadline is June 4, 2012. Winners announced in September, 2012.



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Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest
for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

New Increased Amounts for Prize Money This Year!!

Prizes in each category will be awarded for First Place ($150), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50). Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will als...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman and On Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad selec...


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Holiday House

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Holiday House
http://www.holidayhouse.com/holiday_house.php
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Holiday House is an independent publisher of children's books only. We specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction. We publish children's books for ages four and up. We do not publish mass-market books, including, but not limited to, pop-ups, activity books, sticker books, coloring books, or licensed books.
 

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Pockets: Bored?

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8-to-12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is publi...


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HOOT

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 
HOOT: a postcard review of mini poetry and prose
 
HOOT has a flash fiction, poetry, and memoir monthly contest - fewer than 150 words. Award: 30% of the entry fees we receive. Entry fee: $2 for every two entries, unlimited entries.
 
Deadline: The 20th of every month (next is May 20, 2012).
 

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New Letters Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 

The $1,500 New Letters Literary Awards

for Poetry, Esssay, and Fiction

http://www.newletters.org/awards.asp

All entrants considered for publication and receive 1 year subscription to "New Letters." Simultaneous submissions ok with notification of acceptance elsewhere.

Entry fee = $15 for first entry, $10 for subsequent entries.

Make checks payable to New Letters Literary Awards. Entries from outside US receive all contest privileges except subscription. Include 2 cover sheet...


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Fairview Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Fairview Press
http://www.fairviewpress.org/
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Fairview Press publishes books dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of children, adults, and seniors -- specializing in books on:

Aging and Eldercare
Grief and Bereavement
Health and Wellness
Inspiration
Parenting and Childcare
 

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Weavings: Diversity

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rat...


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Crimson Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Book Publisher 

Crimson Romance

Call for Submissions:  

Crimson Romance, the new e-book romance imprint at Adams Media, is launching in June! They're now open for submissions in five popular romance subgenres (romantic suspense, historical, paranormal, contemporary, and erotic romance) and prefer lengths of 50K words (but if yours is longer or shorter, they'll still consider it).

They love fresh takes on favorite themes, and smart, savvy heroines tangling with heroes r...


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BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Contest 

BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/poetry-contest.html

$1,000 and publication in Boulevard awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

RULES - The poems may be a sequence or unrelated.  All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.  Ent...


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Tony Hillerman Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Tony Hillerman Prize
http://www.wordharvest.com/contest.php
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NO ENTRY FEE
Co-sponsored by St. Martin's Press, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The prize winner is awarded a contract with St. Martin's Press for publication of the novel and $10,000. No less than 60,000 words. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime. The story's ...

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2012 Tiferet Journal Spiritual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Tiferet Jounal Spiritual Writing Contest

http://tiferetjournal.com/2011/12/26/2012-writing-contest-2/

$1,200 will be awarded in prizes

•$400 for the best poetry submission

•$400 for the best short story (fiction)

•$400 for the best essay or inter­view (nonfiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek....


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Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 

Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/ThanksMomBook

She’s your teacher, cheerleader, confidante, and friend. Mom has done more for you than you probably even realize. From making you eat your veggies and refusing to let you wear THAT, to laughing at your jokes and telling you how beautiful you are, there are so many things to be grateful for. So tell us—what do you want to say to your mom?

Write a sweet, sincere, or funny letter, short story,...


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The Kids Ark: God's Strength

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Children's 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine 

http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.

Current theme is: God’s Strength – Deadline June 1, 2012. Publish Date: March, 2013

Theme Description: Stories about how the Lord is our strength.

Psalm 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Psalm 28:7 The Lord...


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Knoxville Writers Guild

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Knoxville Writers Guild

http://www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests.htm

Knoxville Writers Guild contest for fiction, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts, one-act plays/scripts.

$20 entry fee for nonmembers. Prizes $100, $50, $25 in each category.

Postmarked or emailed before midnight, May 31, 2012.

Open to all individuals over the age of 18.



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Keel Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Keel Short Short Fiction Contest
http://bateaupress.org/chapbooks/keel/contest-submission-guidelines
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Short Short Fiction to us means less than 500 words. Open to all writers. Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility. Work published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript. Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors. Submit 20-30 pages. Winner will receive $250 and several copies of the winning chapbook.
Deadline...

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Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest
http://www.crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline May 31, 2012. Three poems per entry. The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in Crab Creek Review. All entries will be considered for publication.
 

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Sports Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Contest 

Sports Poetry and Prose Contest

Prize: $1,500.00. Entry fee: $15.00. Deadline: 05-31-2012.

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/sports/sp_guidelines.php  

This contest aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of physical culture and literary culture. An entry is 1-2 poems, one story, or one essay on a sports-related theme. Entries should be original and unpublished. Each entry may contain up to 6,000 words. First place prize is $1,500. Second Prize, $500 cash. Five Honorable Menti...


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Women on Writing Quaterly Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Contest 
WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest

Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard ...

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award

http://www.ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)

-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.

-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.

-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) for resu...


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Blaze Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Children's 
Blaze Magazine
http://blazekids.com/about-2/
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Blaze magazine is full of fun facts, cool games and crafts, and fascinating articles on horses, horse kids and the natural world they share. Promoting literacy of course, it's great for learning about not only horses, but also about nature, history, creative arts, character traits and much more. Geared for kids aged 8 to 14, the magazine is published quarterly. And what's more, Blaze is also a real-life horse. She's a flash Rocky Mountain and th...

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I Believe in Healing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

I Believe in Healing is a book project that Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk have contracted with Regal Books for a February 2013 release.

They seek documented stories of physical healings. They do not want recovery stories.

Do you have a story to tell but aren’t comfortable writing it yourself? Email them the details. If they believe your story has potential for this book, they will contact you for more information and will write the story for you.

They will edit every s...


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Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

http://www.goodgroundpress.com/guidelines_for_writers.aspx  

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SPIRIT is a weekly periodical for high school students used with Catholic religious education, confirmation and youth ministry groups in parishes throughout the US and Canada.  The periodical's themes follow the lectionary cycles of Sunday Gospel readings in 28 issues from October through April. Stories and features for SPIRIT should average 1,100 words in length.  Stories need to focus ...


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The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Contest 
The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest
www.chameleontheatre.org/newplay/index.php
 
All submissions must be original works that have not been produced. The company is accepting 10-minute plays, one-acts and full-length features, including musicals. Awards. Winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September 2012. Cash awards of $100, $50, $25 depending on play length. No entry fee.
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/...

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The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal
http://www.cincinnatireview.com/#/submissions/guidelines

CURRENT NEEDS: "We're always on the lookout for exciting new pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We also publish reviews of new books   of poetry." Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.
Deadline May 31, 2012 
 
from: www.writersweekly.com 


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Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: "Drive-time Devotions"

Each family devotional includes three sections — Play, Talk, Pray.

Play together to encourage interaction. "Playing" might include word games, looking for certain items or hand movements — not just "talk about" (that's the next section). This should be something that families could do at a table in the house or while driving in the car. Talk...


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Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Silver Boomer Books call for submissions:
Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/times-to-remember/
 
From the tradition in the American South of yelling “Christmas Gift” first on December 25th to the Yule log of Northern Europe; from advent wreaths to football rivalries, parades to mistletoe — we celebrate in ways others never heard of but we’ve done all our lives. Send us your stories of memories crafted from repetition or the...

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Ask

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Children's 
Ask Magazine
http://www.cricketmag.com/19-Submission-Guidelines-for-ASK-magazine-for-children-ages-6-9
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ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 6-9 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme on some question or concept in the natural, physical, or social sciences, technology, mathematics, history, or the arts. Feature articles are usually 1200-1600 words, with sidebars. ASK also occasionally commissions photo ess...

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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Personal Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:

Personal Essay 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  May 26, 2012

Entries may be submitted beginning April 28, 2012 with deadline of May 26, 2012

Story must be non-fiction and can be about yourself or family members, 2012 words or less

Writing prompts: family tree, the Mayflower, black & white pictures

Entry Fees:

Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)

Non-Members: $7.00 per entry (...


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Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Online magazine 
Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest
http://www.watchmebounce.com/
 
Poetry may be 3-30 lines in length; stories may be 50-3000 words, fiction or nonfiction, in any genre, but must be themed around the topic of "resilience." We are looking for stories and poems about either getting through, bouncing back from, and/or growing from adversity. Entries may be of any type of adversity, including: Psychological/Emotional, Physical/Medical, Grief, Stress, Family, Career or General. Award:...

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The Abstract Quill Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Contest 

The Abstract Quill: All You Need is a Quill and a Question

http://theabstractquill.com/?p=82

  

SHORT STORY COMPETITION

As we edge into the middle of March, it is time to announce our Short Story Competition! This is exciting news for several profound reasons:

1. We get to read more of your amazing work

2. It is our first competition with more to come!

3. 1st and 2nd place winners will receive CASH prizes and all winners will appear in The Abstract Quill

CONTEST DEADLINE...


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2nd Annual ridge to River contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 
2nd Annual Ridge to River Contest
www.adventummagazine.com
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Enter the 2nd annual Ridge to River Contest for an outstanding work of outdoor creative nonfiction. Winner receives $500, an MSR Pocket Rocket stove, and publication. Adventum, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography and haiku, publishes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. Deadline: May 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fun...

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Appalachian Heritage Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 

Appalachian Heritage Writers
http://appheritagewritersym.wordpress.com/2011-writing-contest-guidelines/
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ENTRY FEE:
Adult - $10/submission
Youth - Free/limited to one submission per genre

Poetry - Limited to 30 lines or less - use 12 point type.
Essay - Limited to 1,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.
Short Story - Limited to 2,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.

Deadline May 15, 2012.  Attendance at the symposium is not required for entries.

Awards for this year's winners...


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Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Theme: Thanksgiving, fall youth sports or other autumn topics (not Halloween). What is something really funny your child said or did that related to these topics?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words.
Article type: True-life story, written in first person
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $25 on acceptance
Date Due: 4/24/12
Byline: On our Parents Like Us page, we give the author’s fir...

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Middle Grade Mystery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Middle-Grade Mystery Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/BA329/
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ENTRY FEE $0 - $15
The winners in this contest will be published in Children's Writer, the monthly newsletter that goes to almost 1,300 children's book and magazine editors in North America. Along with the winning pieces, we'll publish an article about the top-ranked entries and their authors. The contest is for a well-constructed fictional mystery that will engage readers 9 to 12, to 900 words. Entries will be judged on ...

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Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

http://poetryatroundtop.org

Join us for our 11th Annual Festival Weekend,

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM (CT)

in historic Round Top, Texas!

Featuring . . .

Pattiann Rogers, Reginald Gibbons, Naomi Shihab Nye, Cyrus Cassells, Ed Madden, Rustin Larson, Joseph Campana, Ken Fontenot . . and more!

Cost of registration for all 3 days: $125



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Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Contest 
Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Wordcrafters Poetry Group, a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society: an annual poetry contest to honor the memory of Amy L. Dengler, accomplished poet and active member of the North Shore writing community.
 
The contest is open to all adults. Prizes will be awarded to poems for first, second and third place winners ($50/$20/$10). Contestants may enter any number of poems at $3 per poem, but only one poem will be eligible for ...

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Southern Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Southern Writers Short Story Contest
http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/contest.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Grand prize $125, subscription, publication.
Second prize $50, subscription, publication.
Third prize $25, subscription, publication.

This summer we'll publish a bonus magazine of Southern short stories by our readers, and we want you to be in it. Whether you're already a well-known novelist, or a newcomer ready to get in print, the Southern Writers Short Story Contest is your chance to make y...

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Alive Now: Civility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and re...


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Ruminate Magazine Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize

The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st, 2012.

The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2012 Issue).

All submissions must be previously unpublished work.

You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.

$1000 will be awarded to the winner, and publication in the Fall 2012 Issue will be awarded...


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Writer's Didgest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Contest 

81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition

Winning entries will be on display in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie S...


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Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rathe...


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The Healing Muse

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Healing Muse: A Journal of Literary and Visual Arts
 
The annual journal of literary and visual art that is published by Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for next year’s fall publication! We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exc...

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This I Believe

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 8, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
This I Believe: A Public Dialogue About Belief, One Essay at a Time
http://thisibelieve.org/guidelines/
 
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Some 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived on their website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s ra...

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Poetic Medicine Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Poetic Medicine Retreat
 
My Heart Broke Loose on the Wind: Recovering a Sense of Freedom and Surprise in your Creative Expression and for Living Your Life presented by John Fox
 
Poetry is practiced best and is of most optimum use in our quest for wholeness and meaning when it is deeply treasured and respected for its essential wildness. When your writing is met deeply and allowed to flourish in wa...

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Pockets: Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome...


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Pikes Peak Branch Nat'l League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : Contest 
Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women
Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.ppb-nlapw.org/contests.php
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Are you devious at heart? Deadline May 1, 2012. Prizes: 1st- $100; 2nd- $50; Judge's Merit Award- $25. A complete but very short story of 100 words or less.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 5, 2012, In : Contest 
Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition
http://www.barton.edu/academics/english/crucible.htm
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Crucible poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. Fiction must be limited to 8,000 words or less. Poetry must be limited to five poems. No prizes will be given in other categories. Winner also receivespublication in Crucible, a literary journal. All submissions to the magazine are automatically considered for the contest.

Poetry: $150 First P...

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Christian Romantic Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 

Christian Romantic Times is a new bi-monthly e-zine full of Christian romance stories. Go to www.christianromantictimes.com to subscribe for FREE.

They are looking for writers and are sponsoring a monthly writing challenge at http://christianromantictimes.com/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=9

This month’s contests wants a 500-1000 word romance stories on the theme of “Romance on the Prairie.” Prize is $3.
Deadline is April 30, 2012 .

If you have self published a Christian romance, th...


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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is May 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "Rachel's first trip to England didn't go as planned."

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provi...


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Hallmark Cards: All About Teens

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: All About Teens
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/AllAboutTeens

Teens are smart and fun, and they deserve to be celebrated! Create a sweet or funny birthday or Valentine’s Day card to let a teen know he or she is loved. (We’re NOT looking for teen put-downs.) Cards can be specifically for a girl teen, a guy teen, or can work for either.

Use photography, illustration, or design with your original writing.

You have a total of four tries to win. (You ca...


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The Ledge Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : Contest 

The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine 2012 Poetry Awards Competition

http://theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html

PRIZES: First prize: $1,000 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Second prize: $250 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Third prize: $100 and publication in The Ledge Magazine.

ENTRY FEE: $12 for the first three (3) poems; $3 for each additional poem. $20 subscription (two issues) to The Ledge gains free entry for the first three poems.

NO RESTRICTIONS on fo...


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Believers Life e-journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Believer Life: Believers Encouraging Believers
http://www.believerlife.com/
 
E-journal to encourage and uplift other Christian believers by publishing articles, stories, comments and advice.

Believer Life journal sponsors a monthly article contest to select the most inspiring Christian article for that month. First place winner will receive a $50 dinner gift card and the second place winner will receive a $25 dinner gift card.

Articles can be on any topic relevant to living lif...


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The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Contest 
The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest
http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free c...


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SouthWest Writers Contest: Story-Telling Hook

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Story-Telling Hook
http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php
 
The first 500 words of a novel of any genre or the first 500 words of a short story of any genre.
Postmark deadline: April 30, 2012. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st ...

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Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

http://www.dallaspoets.org

 
Win $200 & 30 copies

Send 16 to 20 pages of poetry with 2 title pages: one with contact information and one with title only along with a $15 reading fee to:

DPC Chapbook Contest

P.O. Box 700865, Dallas, TX 75370

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2011 


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Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest
http://forrestfest.org/about2.html

Submission Deadline April 01, 2012
Peggy Zuleika Lynch Competition
Adults and Children, Submit your poem now:
1. 32 line limit, in the subject line of your e-mail submission put contest
2. by e-mail, add contact info ten lines below poem to forrestpoetry@live.com
3. or by snail mail to: 301 N. 19th,
Lamesa, TX 1st Place Adult. 18 and over, $75, 1st Place
Children, under 12, $75.00, 1st Place young people 14 - 17, $75.00
THERE IS NO ENTR...


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The Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 
The Writer Short Story Contest
www.writermag.com/storycontest
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$10 ENTRY FEE
First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to
Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag....

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2012 Passager Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Passager Poetry Contest
FOR WRITERS OVER 50

http://www.ubalt.edu/passager/guidelines.htm

Submit work through- April 15, 2012 (postmarked date)
Winner receives $500 and publication.
Honorable mentions will also be published.


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Calkins Creek

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Children's 
Calkins Creek
http://www.boydsmillspress.com/reviews/calkins-creek
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Calkins Creek Books introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped our country's history. Our picture books, chapter books, and novels--nonfiction and historical fiction for ages eight and up--combine original and extensive research with creative, energetic writing. History is key at Calkins Creek-front and center. Our authors transport their readers back in time to recognizable places with living an...

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Thriving Family Magazine: 2012 Advent Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: 2012 Advent Calendar

We’re looking for a short piece for each day of Advent. This year’s theme will be “The Names of Jesus.”

-Start with a fun activity — something that can be done in about 5 minutes and includes motion or movement (not “talk about” or “discuss”) and explains the topic of the day.

-Explain the concept in simple terms.

-Mention a craft, traditional ...


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Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest
http://www.arkansaswritersconference.org/2.html

15 contest open to all writers including: mystery, flash fiction, poetry, articles, ghost stories, the beauty of God's creation (poetry), poetry honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, short story, humorous fantasy short story, essay, and narrative poem.
 
Postmark deadline: April, 30, 2012.
Fee to enter any or all categories is $10.

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Poetry International Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

Poetry International Prize

http://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu/Contests.htm#guidelines

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. Jericho Brown will judge. Submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. You may submit additional poems for a $3 reading fee per poem. Please make checks payable to Poetry International. The winner will be announced on our website in the fall of 2012.

Please mail your submissions to:

Poetry Internationa...


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2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The 2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

 

Competition Guidelines: http://tebotbach.org/clockwise.html

Winner will receive Book Publication in Perfect Bound Editions

Winner announced in September 2012 with Publication in April 2013

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Judge: Gail Wronsky

The competition is open to all poets writing in English.

Individual poems in the manuscript previously published in magazines, print or web journals, or anthologies are acceptable, but the work ...


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Whispering Angel Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 

Whispering Angel Books is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next anthology.

http://www.whisperingangelbooks.com/submissions.html

We are looking for uplifting and inspirational short stories, essays and poems about children and their positive influence on our lives.
 
There is a $5 (USD) non-refundable reading fee per story or for up to five poems. You may pay electronically via the "Add to Cart" PayPal button below. When using this option for multiple poems,...

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Gulf Coast Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Contest 
Gulf Coast Writers Association
"Let's Write" Literary Contest 2012
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html
 
Deadline: April 15, 2012
 
Entry fee for two poems up to 50 lines - $8
Entry fee for fiction and nonfiction up to 2500 words - $8
 
Prizes: $80, $50, $20 plus publication

 

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Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : Contest 

Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Mad as a Hare writing contest.

This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize, and is for fiction or non-fiction of 2500 words or fewer. 

Entries must be about personified animals in some way, shape, or form. 

Beyond that, there are no limits!

Entry is free!

Contest deadline March 31, 2012. 

This contest is hosted by Scribophile–a friendly, knowledgeable, and ...


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Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Third Annual Literary Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
http://solsticelitmag.org/contests

Entry fee: $18 for fiction and nonfiction up to 23 pages. Poetry up to 3 poems
Prizes: $1000 for fiction, $500 for nonfiction, $500 for poetry. Winners and finalists will be published.
 
Deadline: April 5, 2012.

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The Cancer Poetry Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Contest 

The Cancer Poetry Project
http://www.cancerpoetryproject.com

$5 ENTRY FEE

The Cancer Poetry Project is accepting cancer-related poems for the second volume of its award-winning national anthology. Approximately 150 poems will be selected for the new book. Of those selected, a dozen winning poets will each receive both a cash prize and an invitation to select a cancer organization to which the Cancer Poetry Project will make a donation. Poems will be accepted through April 30, 2012.

Three wi...


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971 Short Fiction Menu Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Contest 
971 Short Fiction Menu Contest
http://www.971menu.com/misc.html
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$3 ENTRY FEE

The 971 Prize: $200 US and publication in our Prize Issue.

Runners-up:
1st: $100 US and publication in our Prize Issue
2nd-4th: recognition and publication in our Prize Issue

Deadline: April 1, 2012. Fiction stories word limits: 1,500 - 4,500.
Word limits may be met with a single piece or with a combination of up to three pieces (three 500-word stories will get the job done, as will two 750-word stories, or a 1,000-word ...

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Dramatics Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Dramatics Magazine
http://schooltheatre.org/publications/dramatics/guidelines
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Dramatics is the monthly magazine (published during the academic year, September through May) for high school theatre students and teachers. Features include new plays, practical articles on acting, directing, design, production, and other facets of theatre, and career-oriented profiles of working theatre professionals. Two annual special issues focus on college theatre programs (December) and summer theatre work...

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Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Contest 
 Gemini MAGAZINE
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

We are pleased to announce the third annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest featuring a Grand Prize of $1,000. Second place wins $100 and there will also be three honorable mentions.

There are no restrictions on content, style, genre or length--just send your best. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2012 issue of Gemini.

Entry fee: $4. Deadline: March 31, 2012. Enter by email or snail mail.

Best wishes!

David Br...

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Hallmark Cards: A Very Tacky Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: A Very Tacky Christmas
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/AVeryTackyChristmas/

Sometimes the holidays don’t go exactly as planned. Your challenge is to create a funny holiday card featuring your less-than-picture-perfect yuletide moments. Maybe it’s a kitschy homemade gift, a holiday food disaster, some gaudy decor, or tacky Christmas fashions.

Use a photo* with your original writing to make a holiday card that could be sent to anyone. (Photos only this t...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 16, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive
www.chickensoup.com
 
The Power of Positive
Everyone knows about the power of positive thinking. After the success of our book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, we are ready to make another book full of stories about how you changed your life, solved a problem, or overcame a challenge through a positive attitude, counting your blessings, or an epiphany of some kind. Tell us your success story about using the power of positive!
 
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Children's Sports Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Poetry Anthology 
Children's Sports Poetry Anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012
An independently-published e-book anthology of children's poetry dedicated to the wide world of sports is currently in the works. ONLY ADULTS WHO WRITE CHILDREN'S POETRY ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT THEIR WORK.
Looking for original, unpublished poems, aimed at 5-12 years old, that deal with various aspects of athletics such as but not limited to the following:
 
*Oly...

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Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine is looking for a variety of submissions:

Drive Time Devos: Each family devotional includes three sections – play, talk, pray. Audience: 5-8 year olds. Word count: 150 words. Payment $50. Due date: March 20, 2012

Walking Through Grief: Tween ages 8-12 year olds
Share one practical idea that you found helped your tween understand and walk through grief.
Word count: 130-250 words. Payment: $50. Due date: March 23, 2012

Teaching a Life Skill/Laundry: Tween ages 8-1...


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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Poetry and Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:
Poetry and Flash Fiction
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  April 28, 2012
Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest
Poetry - 50 lines or less
Prose - 500 words or less
Entries may be submitted beginning March 24, 2012 with deadline of April 28, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)
Non-Members: $7.00 per e...


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Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/guidelines.php
The purpose of this annual contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories.

Entry Dates

Beginning Date: November 1, 2011

Postmark Deadline: April 23rd, 2012

Category Guidelines

Adult Fiction - maximum 2500 words. One complete short story (or novel excerpt; excerpt can be any p...


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Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/
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ENTRY FEE $5/$8 EXCEPT NOVEL EXCERPT $10/$12 and POETRY $3/$5.
Deadline April 20, 2012. Prizes $100, $75, $50, and up to 4 honorable mentions receive $25. Limit 2,500 words fiction, 1,000 words short fiction, 2,500 words juvenile fiction, 2,500 words nonfiction, 2,000 words humor, 50 lines humor poetry, 40 lines traditional poetry. 60 lines free verse, 10 double-spaced pages for first chapter of novel.
from: www.f...

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Harbourlight Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Harbourlight Publishing
http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/write-for-us
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All stories must be Christian fiction between 25,000 and 80,000 words. Harbourlight books should convey life as it is lived, or can be lived, by people of faith. Because life can be humorous, mysterious, hazardous, and even a bit otherworldly, with angels popping in at times, Harbourlight books can encompass a variety of elements. The setting for Harbourlight books can be contemporary, historical or f...

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Texas Writers Conference Poetic Voices

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Texas Writers Conference Poetic Voices
April 3-5, 2012
Lectures, Coffeehouse, Workshops in Kerrville, Texas
All events & workshops are free and open to the community.
http://www.schreiner.edu/cil/texas_writers.html


For more information:

Dr. Kathleen Hudson
khudson@schreiner.edu  
830-792-7409

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Workshop and reading, with Kirpal Gordon (http://www.kirpalg.com)
3:30-5:00 pm Display of writing projects & student work
6:30 pm Open Mic
7:00 pm Kirpal Gordon
Cailloux Activity...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD

Deadline:  April 15 
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and addre...


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Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests
http://www.idahowritersrendezvous.com/contest.htm
 
Short Story (4,000 words max), Short Screenplay (10 pages max), Poetry. Awards: $100 each category plus books and software. Entry fee: $15 poetry; $30 short story and short screenplay. Deadline: March 30, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Contest 
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

11th annual free contest. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,600. Top prize $1,500.

Submit one humor poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee.

All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 40,000 subscribers. Final judge: Jendi Reiter.

Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's
Digest, 2005-2011).

Guideli...

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The Secret Place

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
The Secret Place
http://www.judsonpress.com/catalog_sp_guidelines.cfm

THE SECRET PLACE is written solely by freelance writers, and anyone may submit original, unpublished meditations for consideration. Send an original meditation of 100 to 200 words that relates to your Scripture reading and "Thought for Today." Pays $20.

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Thriving Family Magazine: Advent Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine: Advent Calendar

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: 2012 Advent Calendar

We’re looking for a short piece for each day of Advent. This year’s theme will be “The Names of Jesus.”

-Start with a fun activity — something that can be done in about 5 minutes and includes motion or movement (not “talk about” or “discuss”) and explains the topic of the day.

-Explain the concept in simple terms.

-Mention a cr...


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Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 3, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is ...


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Relate Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Online magazine 
Relate Magazine
http://www.relatemag.com/about/
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The mission is to inspire teen girls to pursue their dreams with confidence and to teach them to be an example for others in their speech, life, love, faith and purity. Topics include design, entertainment, the future in terms of college and jobs, beauty, faith, life, quizzes. Average article is between 650 and 1,600 words in length although longer work will be considered. Sidebar information is also encouraged, as...

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Serendipity Writing contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Serendipity Writing Contest

Entries are accepted in two categories:
    very short fiction (1,000 word limit)
    short story (5,000 word limit)
A grand prize of $250 will be awarded for the best entry. Additional prizes will be awarded for 1st ($75) and 2nd ($50) place in each category.
 
Here are the rules.
    Any genre is acceptable but no kidlit or porn.
    Winners agree to first time publication rights in...

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SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Contest 
SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story and Poetry Contest 
http://slonightwriters.org/Default.aspx?pageld=962273

$10 ENTRY FEE SLO NightWriters has launched its 23rd annual writing contest, with two contest streams: a 750-word Short Story Contest and 40-line Poetry Contest. Theme this year is any aspect of "Forgiveness." Each stream has a first place prize of $100 and a plaque, second place of $75 and a certificate, third place of $25 and a certificate and certificates for honorable mention. Deadl...

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Saturday Writers: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  March 24, 2012

Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest

Short story – 2012 words or less

Entries may be submitted beginning February 25, 2012 with deadline of March 24, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

Writing prompts: Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, the ...


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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/tomstory/ts_guidelines.php
Deadline: March 31, 2012
 
Short stories, essays or other works of prose, up to 5,000 words each. There are no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication ri...

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Writecorner Press Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Postmark Deadline: March 31
First Place $500; Editors' Choices, $100.
Seeks the best unpublished poems of 40 lines and under. Any style, any theme. Send 2 copies of each poem, with author's name, address, phone, short bio, and email address on only one copy. Make other copy anonymous. Fee: $5 first poem, $3 each additional poem, payable to Writecorner Press. Read the complete guideli...

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America's Funniest Humor Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Contest 
ENTER "AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HUMOR"TM  WRITING CONTEST!  
 
"America's Funniest Humor!"TM is an excellent writing contest & publishing project, giving you a great opportunity to get published, add to your writing credits, receive valuable exposure and publicity, and get your share of $250.00 in PRIZE MONEY!
 
This humor writing contest is brought to you exclusively by Humor PressTM, one of America's most popular humor contest sites. We want to see your ...

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Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

http://midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/MCVP2011.htm

Deadline: March 31, 2012

Prizes given in two categories: National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). 

First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and  $100; Entry fee is $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To su...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Friends
www.chickensoup.com
 
New Friends
Throughout our lives we meet new people and social circles change. Sometimes we have to say goodbye to friends and make new connections. We are looking for stories about men and women making new friends. Whether it was a move, a divorce, or a friendship that failed, share your stories about finding new friends. What led you to form new relationships? How did you go about it? This book will encourage and support other ...

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Write Integrity Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Write Integrity Press

http://writeintegrity.blogspot.com/2012/01/call-for-submissions-three-anthologies.html?spref=tw


Call for Submissions: Three Anthologies

They are currently seeking submissions for the following:

Life Lessons from MOMS

To be released May 2012

Life Lessons from DADS

To be released June 2012

Life Lessons from TEACHERS

To be released August 2012

We learn about life from many different sources, and WIP wants to honor and recognize folks who've taugh...


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Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests
http://www.oregonpoets.org/contests
 
Deadline: March 1, 2012
 
5 categories for nonmember to enter, 1 addition category for members only.
Prizes range from $100 - $20. Entry fee for nonmember is $4 per poem.


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Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/on-our-own

Silver Boomer Books seeks your stories, poems, essays and interviews dealing with widowhood. As always, we're looking for quality over quantity and actually favor shorter works, especially shorter poetry. Projected release date for the anthology is October, 2012. We need your submissions until March 30, 2012, and will let you know in August if your work is selected for inclusion. Pays $5 for po...

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Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=46

Deadline: March 23, 2012
14 categories to enter for $3 per entry. Prizes from $10 to $100.


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Tea, A Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Tea, A Magazine
http://www.teamag.com/index_files/Page318.html
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A consumer quarterly magazine all about tea, both as a beverage and for its cultural significance in art, music, literature, history, and society. TEA also produces many tea books, tea items, and conducts classes about tea. Topics include health, fitness, nutrition, history, collectibles, personal essays, tea recipes, and book reviews. Pays $50 to $200.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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2012 Christian Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Christian Writing Contest
http://christianwritingcontest.com/contest2012
 
Deadline: March 19, 2012
 
Fiction Short Story - 1,500 to 7,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $550, $300, $200, & $125
 
Poetry up to 2,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $300, $200, $100, & $50
 
$15 entry fee for either contest.


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Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Contest 
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest 
http://www.artsandheritage.com/Downloads/PSS%20Application%202012.pdf
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$10 ENTRY FEE FOR TWO POEMS OR ONE SHORT STORY.
Deadline March 16, 2012. $200 for top award in fiction and in poetry. Other poetry and short fiction awards: 1st $125, 2nd $100, 3rd $75. All genre accepted. Limit 4,000 words for fiction. No limit for poetry.




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2012 Foolish Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Foolish Writing Contest
www.foolishtimes.net

Answer this question, "It was so funny …." in 200 words or less. Awards: $100, $50, $25. Winners will be published in the April 2012 issue of Foolish Times. Entry fee: $5.
Deadline: March 15, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

 
 

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Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest
http://tinyurl.com/8x5ynkj

Awards: $200, $100, $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the second annual winners' anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2012 NCW Contest Winners, scheduled for release on December 1. Entry fee: $10 if mailed, $15 if emailed. Deadline: March 15, 2012.


 

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Ft. Worth Haiku Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Fort Worth Haiku Society announces the Winter-Quarter Haiku Contest.
Kigo (topic): Winter.
Deadline: in hand by March 15, 2012.
 
Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Submit each haiku on two separate 3" x 5" cards, one with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the second with the haiku and the author's name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to the public. No previously published entries. The appearanc...

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Thriving Family: Husbands and Newborns

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine: Husbands and Newborns
(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Husbands and newborns: As a new mom naturally focuses on her newborn, she can sometimes forget that she’s still also a wife. Share how you recognized this tension, and how you managed to give attention to both your baby and your husband during your first month of motherhood.
Word Count: 130-250 words
Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first...

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Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Contests/Backyard-Blunder-Contest
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NO ENTRY FEE
Do you have a funny birding or gardening story to share from your backyard? We want to hear it! Send us your best "backyard blunder," and the winning story will receive $500.
To enter, email your true story (no more than 400 words) to
contests@birdsandblooms.com. Please put "backyard blunder contest" in the subject line. Deadline March 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.c...

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Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm

The contest is open to all writers.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2012.

Nonfiction Division:

(A) Previously Published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter 

(B) Unpublished or self-published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter

Fiction Division: (C) Unpublished or self-publish...


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National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Contest 
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Annual Poetry Contest
http://nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm
 
50 contests to enter - 30 open to nonmembers for a fee of $1.00 per poem. Contest subjects include free verse, rhymed verse, sunsets, cinquains, the art of poetry, nature, let the good times roll, American Indians, games, enviromental issues, poetry for children, wildlife, melting pot, music, the sea, and more.
 
Prizes range from $15 - $1500.
 
Postmark deadline: March 15, 201...

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Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest
http://janiewrites.com/writing-contests/c4we-writing-contest/
 
Genre for the first contest: Spiritual Fiction; 1500-2000 words. Awards: $50, $25, $15. Entry fee: $15. Critiques are available for an additional $10. Deadline: midnight on March 1, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm



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NETWO 2012 Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (NETWO)

2012 Short Story Contest

http://netwo.org/conference/sscontest08.htm

Short stories between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Prizes $150, $100, $50, and $25.

First Place winner will be offered publication.

Entry fee is $10 for the first entry, $8 for each story after.

Entry deadline: March 15, 2012.

Judges comment sheet possible on all entries.



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Eakin Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Eakin Press
http://www.eakinpress.com/html/submissions.html

Eakin Press publishes Texas histories and biographies, books about the Old West, children's books, both fiction and non-fiction.
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

THE GERTRUDE DOLE MEMORIAL AWARD
 
Deadline:  March 15 Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or have won ANY prize.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - on...

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Foster City International Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Contest 
Foster City International Writers Contest

For fiction, humorous story, children's story, personal essay, or poetry.
$10 entry fee. Prizes range from $75-$125.

Deadline: March 30, 2012.


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Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest
 
For fiction (3000 word limit), nonfiction (3000 word limit), writing for children (for children under the age of 13; 2000 word limit), poetry (up to 50 lines) and flash fiction (less that 750 words). $10 per entry.
 
Deadline is March 13, 2012. Prizes $25-$100. Winners will be published in their yearly anthology The...

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Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Conference
http://www.cwgsa.com/p/contact-us.html  

March 9-10, 2012

Message, Ministry and Momentum with Sharon Norris Elliot
http://lifethatmatters.net/

Join us for a Friday evening and all-day Saturday event with acclaimed author, speaker, leader and mentor Sharon Norris Elliott as she gives instruction and encouragement to help you build your writing and speaking ministry.

Session One: (Friday Evening) Bearing Your Message
Session Two: Bui...


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Hallmark Cards: Fuzzy, Frisky & Funny

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: Fuzzy, Frisky & Funny http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/FuzzyFriskyandFunny

You love them, cuddle them, dress them up, and take about a million pictures of them. We’re talking about your pets! So treat us to a hilarious birthday card featuring a photo of your favorite four-legged pal.

You can enter one card in each of the three categories.
That’s three cards total!

1)  Birthday cards that are just freakin’ funny.
      Jokes, puns, stupid humor, or whate...


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Southern Cultures

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Southern Cultures
http://www.southerncultures.org/content/submissions/
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Deadlines for New Calls for Submissions:
March 5, 2012: Deadline for the 6th Annual Music issue.
June 1, 2012: Deadline for the Remembering the Civil War issue.
 
Pays $250 for essay-length pieces and $100 for shorter works. We are especially interested in reader-friendly articles and essays that deal with Southern topics in the broadest possible way and that open up a larger discussion on the South. Our full-le...

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Alive Now

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and r...


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New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Contest 

New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

http://nmpoetry.org/nmsps-contests.shtml

Convention Kitty Contest
Open to all poets.

Help us prepare for the 2013 National Federation Convention!!

Only $1 per poem, maximum of 15 poems per entrant per contest. The NMSPS will award half the pot (up to $100) to three prizewinners in the following proportions:

1st Prize: 50%    -    2nd Prize: 30%    -    3rd Prize: 20%

All contests accept any form or free verse, 40 lines maximum.

Contest 1, post...


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Johnson City Library 4th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Johnson City, Texas, Library 4th Annual Writers Conference

February 29, 2012
at the LBJ National Historic Park
Johnson Settlement Event Center, 502 W. Main St., Johnson City, TX

This workshop is for writers of all levels and for those who are interested in the writing of others. Three accomplished, widely published authors will present a seminar followed by a catered lunch and three interest-group workshops. These workshops include:

JUMPING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRAIN with Carol Dawson

WRITING ...

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Anthology: The Old Weird South

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 3, 2012, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Anthology: The Old Weird South
http://www.qwpublishers.com/anthology-the-old-weird-south/
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Submit fiction and non-fiction pieces between 1,000 and 4,000 words. Pieces should be grounded in the American South (any time period, pre-historic to modern; rural or urban) and should include elements of the fantastic / supernatural that come from Southern history, tradition, or folklore. Generic vampire and werewolf stories aren't appropriate. While violence, gore, and eroticism may be part of your...

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Not Your Mother's Book

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Publishing Syndicate - Call for Submissions:
Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman
Not Your Mother's Book: On Sharing Secrets
 
http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

This new anthology will be a collection of personal non-fiction stories written by individuals 18 years and older. We are looking for humorous and inspiring stories and if they have an edge and are different, even better. No death/dying or sad stories here. The Not Your...

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Thriving Family: Babies & Pets

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Babies and Pets
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
Babies and Pets: Expecting peace between babies and pets may be a long shot, but we want you share your tips on how to introduce your baby and pet to one another, how to minimize pet jealousy and how to ensure safety for both baby and pet.
Word Count: 130-250 words
Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if...

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Western State College Press Humor Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Western State College Press Humor Anthology
http://www.western.edu/academics/creativewriting/western-state-college-press.html
 
Call for Submissions
Western State Press, the literary press of Western State College of Colorado, invites submissions for our regionally-themed literary humor anthology.  We welcome poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction that is focused on western locations and themes, and that has a quirky or humorous bent. 
 
We seek literature that is both high-quali...

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SouthWest Writers: Personal Essays About Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Personal Essay About Animals
A short, personal essay about an animal of any species, whether it's your pet dog or parakeet, an animal in a zoo or preserve, or an animal you photo-graphed, observed or bagged int he wild. In other words, the sky's the limit on writing about any crit-ter on Earth. Just make sure there's some form of personal interaction. 750 word limit.

More details:
http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Postma...
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Thriving Family Magazine: The Voting Process

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Topic: Valuing the voting process
 
We need your stories about teaching your kids the importance of voting in this country. What have you done in your family to teach your kids how the voting process works? Do you run a democracy in your home? How have you made learning about politics fun? Are there any activities you’ve done to teach the importance of civic participation? We will be categorizing storie...

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Pockets Magazine: The Golden Rule

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Children's 
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines/

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is p...


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There is Hope Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
There is Hope Magazine is a new biannual magazine which is premiering in June, 2012. This magazine will feature articles of how everyday people are overcoming obstacles and achieving personal victories in their lives. The content of the magazine will be derived directly from submitted entries in the There is Hope Magazine Writing Contest. This magazine is published by Heart of God Publishing located in Baltimore, MD.
 
Entries can range from 200 to 750 words in the form of stories, poetry...

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The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : Contest 
The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest
http://www.thequotablewoman.com/contest-the-most-quotable-woman-i-know
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$10 ENTRY FEE
The Quotable Woman® is looking for original, well-written true stories about a woman who has said something or many things that have made an impact on your life and/or the lives of others. Stories can be funny or sad, political or personal, artsy or straightforward. The essay may center on one particular quotation or several, but it must be something she actually said...

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Gettign Along With Grief "Sings and Wonders" Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Blog Submission 
Getting Along With Grief "Signs and Wonders" Issue
http://gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com/

Entries must be received by February 29
The blog Getting Along With Grief is a place to share creative writing about lost loved ones and the grief process. For their next themed selection, they are looking for poetry, prose, and artwork on the topic "Signs and Wonders". Editor Ysabel de la Rosa says, "Many are the stories that tell of signs and wonders appearing after a loved one's death: a rose b...

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Highland Press Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Highland Press Publishing
http://www.highlandpress.org/
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Offering quality novels and anthologies that capture the heart. Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Men's and Women's Fiction, Inspirational, Young Adult, Children's. Highland Press is particularly interested in expanding their Christian/Inspirational/family line--both historical and contemporary stories.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest
http://amw.satoriwebdesign.com/blogs/calendar/events/2012-writing-contest/
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline February 29, 2012. Mystery includes suspense and thriller but no horror or sci-fi.
First place $200.
Second place $100.
Third place $75.
Short pieces up to 2,500 words only.
from: www.fundsforwriters.com




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String Poet Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Contest 
String Poet Prize
http://www.stringpoet.com/2011/12/2012-string-poet-prize-guidelines/
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ENTRY FEE $10 up to 3 poems, $15 up to 5 poems. Up to 40 lines, all forms accepted. Contest theme: "Remembrance." No previously published or contest-winning poems. Winner receives $200 and winning poem set to original music by professional composer. Winner and Runners-up published in Spring 2012 issue of String Poet; all contest submissions are considered for publication in journal.
 
Submissions dea...

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Reader's View Call for Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Blog Submission 
CALL FOR ARTICLES FOR "BLOGGING AUTHORS" BLOG
We need articles!!

Opinions, Tips, Short-Stories, Tools, Information, Thoughts
Anything you think the reading audience would be interested in.

www.BloggingAuthors.com


Browse around and see what others have contributed. We are open to anything readable (but within our guidelines.)

Blogging Authors

~Great SEO ~ Link Back to Your Site ~

~ Book Image and Buying Link ~ Average 1000 Hits Per Day ~

Submission Guidelines on...


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Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Attention Writers!
Contributors Wanted for Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar
http://www.bylinescalendar.com/guidelines.php
 
We are now accepting submissions for Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar and we invite dedicated, serious writers who have been published and paid for their work to submit an entry. All genres and disciplines are welcome.
 
Submission Guidelines
We're looking for succinct personal stories about the writing life. The oh-wow success tales, the naked truth about what ...

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Surrounded: Living With Islands

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Poetry Anthology 
Surrounded: Living With Islands
http://scatchetpoet.blogspot.com/
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$5 ENTRY FEE
Write Wing Publishing calls for submissions of poems about living on, by or with islands. These islands can be physical or metaphorical. Poems may be prose poems, blank verse, free verse and/or traditional forms. What is your experience with islands? Do you feel captive? Insulated? Serene? Cabin fever, as residents of Hawaii have reported? Surrounded seeks strong voices, both emerging and established, to explore ...

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WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Contest 
WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest
http://www.writersjournal.com/FictionContest.htm

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2012

Entry fee: $15

Word limit: 5000 words

Prizes: First: $500.00, Second: $200.00, Third: $100.00, Plus Honorable Mentions. First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the WRITERS' Journal.


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Thriving Family: The Learning Process

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine (Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Preschoolers and the learning process: As older siblings head back to school, share your tips on how to include a preschooler in the learning process that often defines the home routine at this time of year.

Word Count: 130-250 words

Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if you were that person. (Your byline would...

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Prism

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 20, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Prism
http://www.esa-online.org/prism

PRISM magazine is an award-winning, bimonthly magazine that encourages a vision of relevant, compassionate Christian witness in our culture. PRISM is the place that progressive evangelicals turn for biblical cultural analysis, strategies for effective ministry, thoughtful reflection on Christian citizenship and models for Christian service. Payment is $50 per printed page (800 words per page) and $25 per photo. All contributing writers receive copies and a ...

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Texas Poetry Calendar 2013

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 19, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Texas Poetry Calendar 2013
http://dosgatospress.org/how-to-submit#guidelines

Deadline: February 21, 2012

No entry fee. Submit 1-3 poems with 35 line limit, including title and spaces. No previously published. Poems with a Texas connection preferred.  

Starting with the 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar, Dos Gatos Press will no longer sponsor an awards competition for the poems included in the calendar. Instead, calendar editors will select poems for Pushcart Prize nominations.



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InkSpotter Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

InkSpotter Publishing

http://www.inkspotter.com/publications/books/cupofjoeforwoe.htm

Pay: Unknown

InkSpotter Publlishing is now accepting non-fiction submissions for its next anthology project, A Cup of Joe for Woe. Think ―Chicken Soup‖ with an edge. No gentle epiphanies while strolling on the beach or contemplating cloud formations. We‘re looking for in-your-face, kick-in-the-teeth lessons learned—the kinds of stories you‘d share with your friends over coffee. Essays of an...


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Pockets Magazine: School Rules

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, In : Children's 
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines/

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is p...


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Memoir (and) Pirzes for Prose or Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Memoir (and) Prizes for Prose or Poetry 
http://memoirjournal.squarespace.com/contest-details/

Free contest awards twice-yearly prizes for the best memoirs submitted to their magazine during each reading period (November 1-February 16, May 1-August 16). Online submissions preferred. Send 1-5 poems or one prose piece, maximum 10,000 words. See website for art formatting requirements. "Memoir (and) Literary Journal publishes memoirs in many forms. We strive with each issue to include a selecti...

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Tiny Lights Narrative Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative Essay Contest
http://www.tiny-lights.com/contest.php
 
18th Annual Contest Deadline: February 17, 2012

Tiny Lights
invites entries that feature a distinctive voice, discernible conflict and an eventual shift in the narrator's perspective. We are looking for writers who weave the struggle to understand into the fabric of their essays.

This year, we offer 5 prizes in the "Standard" category and 3 "Flashpoint" prizes. Prizes range from $100-$350. Sta...

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Thriving Family Magazine: Baby Bonding & Eating Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine has two new submission callouts:
 http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Daddy/Baby Bonding: (Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds) What did you do to encourage daddy/baby bonding during the early months at home?
Word Count: 130-250 words 
Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if you were that person. (Your byline would be the other person's name "with" your name, and you will need that p...

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Missouri State Poetry Society Winter contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest
 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/winter.htm
 
Four categories open to anyone; one more open to members only. Prizes - $25, $15, $10. Entry fee: $2 per poem.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2012




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Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

http://www.sleepytownpress.com/new-voice-contest.html

Entry fee: Free

Deadline: February 14, 2012

Open to any author who has not been published in book form. No entry fee. Open to children’s novels, young adult novels, or picture books. Two winners will be chosen for publication by Sleepytown. Although Sleepytown is normally a subsidy press, no fees will be involved in publication (and books not chosen for the win will NOT be s...


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Deep River Books Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Deep River Books (a Christian self-publisher) is looking for the next bestselling book to publish from a new author. We are offering a $1000 cash prize to the best manuscript submitted and accepted for publishing. We are also offering a $500 award for the second and third place manuscripts accepted in these categories for publication.  “Certificates of Merit” will be awarded for runner up contestants whose manuscripts are of merit but do not win the $1000 cash prize.

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The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : Contest 
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
http://www.umm.maine.edu/ultra-short-competition.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
We are looking for prose works of 150 words or fewer and poetry of sixteen lines or fewer and fewer than 150 words. All works should have a narrative element to them. A minimum of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minimum prize of $50. At least one of the prizes will go to a UMM student. Please submit no more than two works total, prose and/or poetry. Deadline February 15, 2012.
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Hallmark Cards: Latino Funny Birthday

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Greeting Cards Competition
¡Qué Funny Birthday!
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/index.cfm

We’re looking for muy especial cards for this contest. These birthday cards will speak English and they will speak Spanish, just like many of our friends and fans. How do you say “¡Feliz Cumpleaños!” to your favorite amigo?

Create your best cards with a photo or illustration and your own writing. These cards should show a Latino style in their subject matter or language. They also have...


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Poetry Society of South Carolina

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Contest 
The Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any style or theme, a Southern setting, theatre, and one student category.
 
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category. Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


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Austin SCBWI Regional Conference 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Children's 
Austin Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Regional Conference 2012: Something for Everybody
http://www.austinscbwi.com/conference2012/
 
Location: St. Edward University, Austin, Texas
Date: February 17-19, 2012
 
Are you a newbie? A multi-published old pro? Craft fiction or non? Do you write and/or illustrate with tiny tots, middle-graders or teens in mind? Do you favor the gleeful or the gothic tale? Are you ready to proudly present your amazing portfolio for the world...

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Thriving Family: Back-to-School Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine call for submissions:
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Theme: Back-to-school stories. What is something really funny your child said or did that related to going back to school or something school in general?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words. 
Article type: True-life story, written in first person 
Rights: First nonexclusive rights 
Payment: $25 on acceptance 
Date Due: 1/13/12 
Byline:
On our Parents Like Us page, we give the author’s first name ...

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Ocean Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Ocean Magazine
http://www.oceanmagazine.org/contributorsguidelines.aspx
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OCEAN publishes stories, articles, essays, and poems about the ocean -- scientific, creative, environmental, recreational, spiritual -- in keeping with its celebration and protection of our ocean. You may send sample writings, or full text submissions. 
 

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Gratitude Prayers

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

GRATITUDE PRAYERS:

Prayers, Poems, and Prose for Everyday Thankfulness 

Submissions close Friday, February 3, 2012 

The purpose of GRATITUDE PRAYERS is to encourage individuals to appreciate the blessings in their lives and to cultivate an attitude of everyday thankfulness. Taking time to reflect on what’s good will help readers refocus their minds, which will increase one’s personal happiness.

Chapters have not yet been determined. The book will be packaged...


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Above the Clouds Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : Children's 

Above the Clouds Publishinghttp://www.abovethecloudspublishing.com

Above the Clouds Publishing provides uplifting tales with characters that have ageless appeal.The illustrations capture true expressions of what the characters are experiencing, and help children to learn to discern the feelings of others. Children will learn and grow in character from the friends they come to know in our quality picture books.

from:
www.fundsforwriters.com


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North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Contest 
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/adultcontests

Deadline is February 1, 2012
. Entry fee is $3 per poem.
 
Eight categories to enter including: poems for children, sonnets, American heritage, haiku, courage, love, and open themes and forms. Prizes range from $10 to $50. All winning poems will be published. No simultaneous submissions.

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Response Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Response Magazine
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/response/
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Read by Christian women who want to help create a more peaceful, just and caring world. Accepts articles to include how-to, profiles, interviews, current events, family life, parenting, feminism, environment, politics, youth, cultural affairs and more.
 
Contact Yvette Moore at YMoore@unitedmethodistwomen.org 
 

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Changes in Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 1, 2012,

Welcome to Changes In Life

You are invited to submit to an Inspirational Anthology: The Woman I've Become

www.changesinlife.com 

The ChangesInLife website will be changing its format to be an e-zine. Please be patient while we work out the details.
 
One undeniable, universal truth is that the only thing in life we can really count on is change.The purpose of the monthly ChangesInLife newsletter (www.Changesinlife.com) is to provide an opportunity for women to share their experiences of ...

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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 31, 2011, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal
http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is Feb. 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "There are a few things you need to know before we start." 

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provide...


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Positive Impace Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 30, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
Positive Impact Magazine
http://www.positiveimpactmagazine.com/writers-guidelines/
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Compensation rates for published articles vary and are negotiated based on the circumstances of the writer and the assignment. Positive Impact Magazine pays higher rates for creative story ideas, original reporting and heavily researched stories that are groundbreaking and compelling. POSITIVE IMPACT MAGAZINE ("PIM") wants to tell stories about people creating a positive impact in and on our world. By telli...

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Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, In : Contest 
Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest
 
http://seacoastwritersassociation.org/Contestrules.aspx

For fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Entries must be IN HAND, NOT POSTMARKED, by February 1, 2012. Prizes: $100, $75, and $50 in each category. Nonmember fee is $15 per entry. First, Second, and Third place winners will be published in Currents, the SWA's anthology.





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Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 26, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize $500
 
1.Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2.Postmark by January 31st.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6.Include $10 Reading Fee per se...

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Central Coast Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Central Coast Writers (a branch of the California Writers Club) Spring 2012 Writing Contest for poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction.
 
Awards in each category: $250 for each of two winners in each category and publication (print and online) in the Spring 2012 Homestead Review (Hartnell College, Salinas).
All entries will be considered for publication.
Entry fees: $8-$10 ficiton and nonfiction; $3-$5 first poem, $2-$3 second and subsequent poems.
Deadline: January 31, 2012. Info:...

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Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : Contest 
Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest
www.houstonwritersguild.org/Contests.htm

Deadline: January 30 , 2012
Categories:
1. Mystery/Thriller
2. Woman's Fiction/Romance/Memoir
3. Young Adult/Midle School
4. Nonfiction
5. Fantasy/Sci-fi
6. Screenplays
$15 per entry. Limit three entries. First 10 pages required.
First Prize for the Creme-de-la-Creme: Free Ticket to all 2012 Houston Writers Guild Conference events or cash: $500.
For all the rules, visit www.houstonwritersguild.org/Co...

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Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Book Reviews

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, In : Book Reviews 
Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Book Reviewers
 
 
 *** Immediate Need for Book Reviewers ***

Theme: Book reviews of fiction written for tweens (8- to 12-year-olds) and teens (13- to 18-year-olds). We do not discuss the literary merit of these books. Instead, our reviews equip parents with the tools they need to decide whether a book is appropriate or inappropriate for children. For examples, read our book reviews
Wor...

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On the Premise

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, In : Online Fiction E-Zine 
On The Premise
http://www.onthepremises.com/index.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
If you'd like to try getting paid for your fiction, why not consider us? Since 2006, On The Premises magazine has aimed to promote newer and/or relatively unknown writers who can write creative, compelling stories told in effective, uncluttered, and evocative prose. We've never charged a reading fee or publication fee, and we pay between $40 and $180 for short stories that fit each issue's broad story premise. We publish stor...

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Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Poetry Contest
 
31 categories to enter including: sonnets, gardens, mountains, the sea, inter-ethnic relationships, women, limericks, nature, American heritage, American blues, rhymed poems, spiritual impact of loss, birds, narrative poems, villanelle, song lyrics, travel, technology, SW Virginia mountains, overcoming adversity, fathers, and haiku.
 
Prizes range from ...

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Cool Well Press: Inferno Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 18, 2011, In : Fiction Anthology 
Cool Well Press: Inferno Anthology
http://www.coolwellpress.com/pages/calls

COOL WELL PRESS has opened a call for submissions for their new young adult anthology, INFERNO. In the 14th century, the author Dante Alighieri wrote an epic poem called Divine Comedy. It is the story of two travelers taking the journey through Hell. Dante depicted Hell as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth, each one a contrapasso, representing a symbolic instance of poetic justice. CWP's INFERNO is an...

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Ruminate Magazine: VenderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
   
We are thrilled to announce our second annual nonfiction prize, now sponsored by the VanderMey family: Ruminate Magazine's VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. We invite you to enter your work! The finalist judge will be announced in the coming months. 
 
Guidelines:
 
-The submission deadline for the prize is midnight January 15th, 2012.
-...

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Thriving Family: Drive-time Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Drive-time Devotions
 
Theme: “Drive-time Devotions”
You can be part of crafting our new devotional format! Parents spend lots of time in the car with the kids. Why not use that time wisely? What a great time for family devotions! Here’s the idea in a nutshell:
-Start with a fun (but safe) activity in the car: it might involve hand movements, spotting road signs, counting stripes on the road, windshield wiper rhythm, things you see as you drive by. This is pretty creati...

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Pennsylvania Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: January 15, 2012
 
Prizes range from $20 - $100. Entry fee $2 per poem for nonmembers.
Categories include: free verse, sea and sand, stones, dramatic monologue, sonnet, haiku, PA history, rhymed verse, memories, art & artists.
Poems must be unpublished and not entered in any other contest at the time of entry. 
Poems that win First or Second place will be published in their annual chapbook and winners ...

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Thriving Family: Funny Summer Stories About Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Funny Summer Stories About Kids

Thriving Family (a Focus on the Family magazine) is looking for a few more funny stories about your kids for their May issue.

Theme:
Summer or vacation stories. What is something really funny your child said or did that related to summer or a vacation (maybe even summer vacation)?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words.
Article type: True-life story, written in first person
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $25 on acceptance
Date Due: 12/19/11...

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Upon a Midnight Clear

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

Dancing With Bear Publications presents
UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR by Sally Clark

This award-winning poet has penned several heartfelt Christmas poems that remind us of the true meaning of Christmas, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Also in this collection, a wonderful family story of the hope and future the Bible tells us will happen, the second coming of Christ.

This book will fill you with hope, love, and the true spirit of why we celebrate the birth of Christ.

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

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
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be w...

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Grasslimb

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 12, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Grasslimb
http://grasslimb.com/journal/submissions.html

We invite the submission of poetry, short prose, line art, cartoons, and book and new music reviews. There is no theme; we seek quality art and literature. When submitting poetry, 4-6 pieces are preferred; line count is not necessary. For artwork, please submit photocopies or electronic versions (if electronic, 600 dpi preferred) only. Prose must include a word count and should not exceed 2,500 words; 1,000-2,000 is best for us. Submissio...

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Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 11, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
 
Contest Guidelines
 
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 8,000 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 ...

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Thriving Family: Family Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 10, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submissions: Family Devotions
 
Theme: Devotions
We are simplifying our devotions and are looking for devotion writers. Our new categories are Play, Talk, and Pray. They will differ from our current devotions in that they will be something a family can do in the car. The"Play" category will include an activity for young children and one for older children, a car game that they can play with you as y...

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God Still Meets Needs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 9, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
This is for a new manuscript call for a daily devotional book. Mark Littleton is compiling and editing the book for Jebaire Publishing: God Still Meets Needs. The guidelines are below. If you have questions or submissions, please direct them to Mark at GodMeetsNeeds@earthlink.net.
 
GOD STILL MEETS NEEDS:
How God Helps His People and Provides in Tough Times
 
PROJECT: A devotional book of 365 readings, which will be written by various authors. The book is contracted with Jebaire, a royal...

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Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : Contest 
 
 
GRAND PRIZE: $1000
2nd PLACE : $100
3rd PLACE : $50
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)
DEADLINE: January 3, 2012
 
All Six Finalists Will Be Published in the March 2012 Issue of Gemini
 
prose poem free verse ballad
ballade rhyme haiku haibun
sonnet lyric elegy limerick
narrative pastoral acrostic
cinquain quatrain allegory...
 
Doesn't matter what it's called as long as it mo...

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The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, In : Contest 

The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Sponsored by The Austin Chronicle, BookPeople, and 93.3 KGSR
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Market/ShortStory


Submit Your Manuscript To:

Short Story Contest,
PO Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765

Deadline for Submissions
Submissions must be postmarked by December 15, 2011.

Prize Money
$1,500 to be divided among the five winners
Manuscript to be published in early winter in The Austin Chronicle


Rules

1. Your work must be unpublished, typewritten, and mus...


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Arcadia Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : Book Publisher 
 
*Wanted* Historical Writers
 
Arcadia Publishing is actively looking for photographic historians to submit works that chronicle communities, counties, and towns in Texas. Contact Simone Williams at SWilliams@arcadiapublishing.com Check the web site under "Contact" for email addresses of who to contact for other states.
www.arcadiapublishing.com 

from: Abilene Writers Guild newsletter

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Angels & Devils Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Angels & Devils Poetry Competition
http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=124&language=English
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NO ENTRY FEE
You are asked to write a poem of no more than 30 lines about family relationships. You can write in English or Dutch. We are looking for poems that look at one's relatives in an original way; we are especially interested in poems that use a personal experience to create general empathy. The author of the winning poem will receive £100 plus the winning poem will b...

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Stories on Motherhood Needed

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 4, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Stories on Motherhood Needed

Author Nancy B. Kennedy is looking for stories told by mothers about motherhood for the third book in her "Miracles and Moments of Grace" series, to be published by Leafwood Publishers. The stories can be inspiring, thoughtful, heart-breaking or even funny. Stories with messages of faith are welcome. Although stories by writers are welcome, you don't have to be a writer to participate. If you have a story to share, all you have to do is send a few details, and we'...

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The Scent of an Ending Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 3, 2011, In : Contest 
The Scent of an Ending Contest
http://thescentofanending.com/
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ENTRY FEE $6.37
Deadline January 2, 2012. Submit the Title of an imaginary novel and the Final 25-125 Words. 1st Place $89.93, 2nd Place $67.32, 3rd Place $31.18 plus dubious fame and publication for winners and all finalists. Initial publication on website, then in print
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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The Writer Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 2, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
The Writer Magazine
http://tinyurl.com/6evkrab

CURRENT NEEDS: "Craft articles and step by step articles on some aspect of fiction and nonfiction writing from well-published writers; Off the Cuff casual essays about writing; Market Focus articles; general articles about some fresh aspect of freelance writing; author-interview articles; short pieces for our Take Note column." Pays $40-$400 for 200-3400 words.

from: www.writersweekly.com


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Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize
http://www.franklin-christoph.com/Writing/PoetryContest.html   

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NO ENTRY FEE
We will award $2,500 in total prizes, including the $1,000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments. Deadline December 31, 2011. Original, unpublished poem of any theme. Limit of two entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.

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Crickhollow Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, In : Children's 
 
Crickhollow Books is an independent book publisher of quality nonfiction and fiction, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We publish titles for adult and young readers - appealing, effective, and influential books with a lasting, positive impact. Although we aren't exclusively Midwestern in subject matter, we are Midwestern in spirit. Our books are neighborly, down-to-earth, and practical, but always have time to share ...

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SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Contest 
SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest
 
Announces Its Nineteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2011
1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50
 
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website sps.com.
 
Entry is Free
 
Poetry Contest Guidelines:
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. We suggest that you write abou...

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Cream City Review Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 28, 2011, In : Contest 
Cream City Review Contests
http://www.creamcityreview.org/submit/#contests   
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Deadline December 31, 2011. Cream City Review sponsors three annual contests judged by established writers: the A. David Schwartz Fiction Prize; the Beau Boudreaux Poetry Prize; and the David B. Saunders Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Limit 30 pages or five poems. Prize: $1,000 plus publication in each category.


from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the second International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,000, runner-up $250 with $50 to 5 finalists. The prizewinner, runner-up and third place will feature prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2011 Anthology. The...

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Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 26, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Contest
http://manzapress.com/submission-guidelines

$10 ENTRY FEE FOR TWO SUBMISSIONS Deadline December 31, 2011. Entries should incorporate wine, cheese, and/or chocolate in an elegant way. There are three prize categories: poetry, prose, and art/photography. Prizes will be awarded in each category:

1st Prize = $200
2nd Prize = $100
Honorable Mentions: Will be included in the publication and receive two copies of the book

All prize-winn...

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Smithsonian Magazine's The Last Page Humor Column

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 25, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
Smithsonian Magazine's The Last Page Humor Column 
 
The Last Page is a monthly column that aims at humor. Its length runs between 500 and 650 words. Because of the difficulty in judging humor by proposal, we require submission of a completed manuscript. The Web submission form's proposal text box will accommodate a manuscript and cover letter. Payment for the column is $1,000, and there is no kill fee.
 
The article should be amusing and the tone genial - a story rather than a list of jo...

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Magnolia: A Journal of Women's Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
 Magnolia: A Journal of Women's Literature is seeking submissions
 
Magnolia: A Journal of Women's Literature is currently accepting submissions for it's second volume. As a series dedicated to socially engaged literature, this collection caters to works often ignored by mainstream publishers, thereby representing a milestone in women's publishing.

The Institute welcomes submissions for Volume II of a new series dedicated to sociall...

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Reader's Digest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
Reader's Digest, USA
http://goo.gl/9ApM2

Monthly magazine targeted to 5.5 million time-starved, family-centric subscribers and retail consumers. Accepts queries for dramatic narratives, articles about everyday heroes, crime dramas, adventure stories. High-paying market. Also pays $100 to $300 for jokes and anecdotes.

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Kansas Writers Association 2011 Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 20, 2011, In : Contest 
 

Kansas Writers Association 2011 Prose and Poetry Contest

Entries Accepted Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2011

Many thanks to our sponsor, Susan's Floral, for supposrting the 2011 KWA Contest
FEES Per Entry: Adult KWA Member, $5, Nonmember Adult (over 18): $8. College students (full time, any age): $5, Youth (Grades K-12): $2.50
PRIZES: First Place: $50, Second Place $25, Third Place, $10
Honorable Mention certificates will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.

Categories

ADULT DIVISION – PROSE...

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Catch a Star Theatrical Players Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Catch a Star Theatrical Players Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE One-Act Playwriting Competition.  Aspiring playwrights of all ages who reside within the United States are invited to submit their unpublished works. All styles and genres are welcome. Top plays will be showcased at the 2012 One Act festival to be held in Beaumont, CA. The top ten plays and authors will be listed on CAST Players website through December 31, 2012.  The top six plays will each receive $100 an...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 18, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids
www.chickensoup.com

Where do your children find the inner strength to stay positive in these challenging times? The world today is fast-paced and filled with choices, temptations and challenges. The values that children, ages 7 to 12 , learn today will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We are looking for stories that show children how to make good choices... even when no one is looking, respect t...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest
A Poem about the Southwest
 
 
You don't necessarily have to write "about" the Southwest. You just have to make sure there is at least some Southwestern imagery in the poem. No word or page limit.
 
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include a...

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Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
BORDERLANDS: Texas Poetry Review is a literary journal based in Austin, Texas that published poetry along with photographs, reviews and essays.

Submission deadline for the Summer 2012 issue is December 15, 2011

Please submit a maximum of four outwardly directed poems that exhibits social, political, geographical, historical or spiritual awareness. We are open to traditional and experimental forms. Payment is one copy.

http://www.borderlands.org/guidelines.html  


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Candice Pope anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Author Candace Pope is accepting submissions for a compilation of true stories from people who have been blessed and comforted by God through animals and nature, especially after loss (death of a loved one, divorce, health, earthly possessions).
 
Guidelines: Story length 900 to 1500 words. First-person narrative. If your story is selected, you will receive a free book upon publication. If your story is of a sensitive nature, such as related to divorce or financial loss, and you wish to re...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 14, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Healing for Your Breast Cancer Journey

This book will be written by Dr. Julie Silver of Harvard Medical School and will contain both medical information and inspirational stories. We encourage people with breast cancer and their family members and friends to submit stories no longer than 1200 words to this important book title. From the fear at the initial diagnosis to the hopefully, positive "cancer free" diagnosis at the end of trea...

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2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2011.html

Submit up to six unpublished poems
Postmark Deadline: December 15
 
from: www.winningwriters.com


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST

Deadline: December 15
Subject and Form: Poet's Choice
Line Limit: 40 Lines
Prizes:   $50   $30   $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of eah poem - one with...

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Living Word Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 11, 2011,
Living Word Literary Agency
http://livingwordliterary.wordpress.com

It is the goal of Living Word to represent the works of authors dedicated to fulfilling God’s promise of purpose, hope, and healing. To bring new and talented writers to the attention of Publishers best suited to their heart and message. And to encourage and promote fledgling newcomers, building a strong foundation of integrity and respect through growing relationships within the publishing industry.
 
Submit an initial ...

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Persimmon Tree magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 10, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Persimmon Tree’s mission is to bring the creativity and talent of women over sixty to a wide audience of readers of all ages.

We are looking for work that reveals rich experience and a variety of perspectives. Each issue of the magazine will include several fiction and nonfiction pieces, poetry by one or more poets, and the work of one visual artist. The magazine is published quarterly, in association with Mills College.

We welcome previously unpublished fiction and nonfiction pieces under 3...

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Lebanon Poets' Society 5th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : Contest 
Lebanon Poets' Society 5th Annual Poetry Contest
 
Format: send two copies of each poem, include category and name of poem on both copies in left corner; on one copy include name and address in right corner.
Limits: poems should be 36 or fewer lines. Poets may enter as many poems as they wish in any category. Poems will not be returned. Poets retain the rights to their poems.
Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2011
 
Categories:
1. Rhymed or blank verse, any s...

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Cool Well Press: Eternal Love Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 7, 2011,
 
Cool Well Press: Eternal Love Anthology
 
Valentine's Day was first celebrated in 496 A.D., and was done in remembrance of the martyrs who opposed Ancient Rome. They were known as Martyr Valentinus, which in Latin means those who are worthy, powerful, and strong. Over the centuries, Valentine's Day has come to represent a time when intimate companions show their love and affection. It also serves to remind us of l...

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St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 6, 2011, In : Contest 
 
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
http://www.stlwritersguild.org/zfiles/calendarprograms/contests/shortstory/shortstory.php
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Writers do not need to be a member of the Guild in order to participate in this contest. Any topic is allowed, but works that include pornography, extreme violence, racism, and/or other content that is not appropriate for a mainstream literary audience are not eligible. Limit: 3,000 words. Deadline Decembe...

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Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Writer's Digest Poetry Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2011
 
We’re pleased to announce the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets! Regardless of style—rhyming, free verse, haiku and more—if your poems are 32 lines or fewer, we want them all. The entry fee is $15 for the first poem submitted and $10 for each additional poem. You may enter as many poems as you wish. Prizes
  • First Place: $500 and a trip to the Writer’...

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Hallmark Cards: Watch What You Say...again!

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 3, 2011, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: Watch What You Say...again!
  
Your challenge this month is to create a funny birthday card that can be sent to anyone, and here’s the NEW RULE:
 
You cannot use these three words in any way, shape or form: OLD, SPECIAL, or PARTY

  
If you use any of the banned words, you will be disqualified.
Watch what you say, because we’ll be reading these very closely.

  
Use a photo or a design with your original writing to make a card that would work for anyone.
  
You can enter three t...


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New Literary Agent for Christian Authors

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, In : Literary Agency 
 
Barbara Scott at Wordserve Literary (www.wordserveliterary.com) is seeking new authors to represent.
 
She is seeking:

Adult Fiction
: Full-length fiction, 65,000 to 100,000 words. General market or Christian market. Genres: Women's, Romance, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, Historical, Family Saga, Amish, Political Thrillers, Mainstream, Supernatural/Speculative, including End Times. Short contemporary and historical fiction, 40,000 to 65,000 ...

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The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Contest 
 
The Mona Schreiber Prize For Humorous Fiction And Nonfiction
http://www.bradschreiber.com/mona.htm
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$5 ENTRY FEE
Limit 750 words. All entries must be postmarked by December 1 for a December 24 announcement of three winners: 1st: $500.
2nd: $250. 3rd: $100. Entries are not returned and must be unpublished. Winners will have their entries posted on
www.brashcyber.com. All other rights belong to the authors. Humor is subjective. Uniqueness is suggested. Weirdness...

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Glass Woman Prize Exceptional Call for Ghost Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 31, 2011, In : Contest 
Glass Woman Prize Exceptional Call for Ghost Stories
http://www.sigriddaughter.com/GlassWomanPrize.htm
Deadline: November 18, 2011
NO ENTRY FEE

"An anonymous flesh and blood patron of the arts has offered a $100 prize for a ghost story written by a woman. Here is what she writes: 'Ghosts are with us all year round and in this season of mists they call for particular attention. I leave the definition of "ghost story" up to the author and look forward to the many embodiments and disembodiments of t...

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A Writing Opportunity from Christian published author, Dena Dyer

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 30, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
 

A Writing Opportunity: Help Me with my Book (please?) from published Christian author, Dena Dyer 

 
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
                 I’m so excited about the project I’m currently working on! It was an idea that God gave to my co-author, Tina Samples, in the middle of the night. We’re kindred spirits and both sing, spea...

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Ladybug, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 29, 2011, In : Children's 
Ladybug, USA
 
Magazine for children ages 2 to 6. Features original stories and poems. Pays $0.25 per word, $25 minimum.
 

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Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Contest 

Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest
http://christwriters.info/springfield-poets-and-friends-poetry-contest.php

Categories: Free Verse, Formal Verse, Contemporary Forms, Humorous, Haiku or Senryu

40 lines limit

$1.00 per poem entry fee. Enter up to 3 unpublished poems in each category.

Prizes: $25, $15, or $10 + 3 Honorable Mentions

Deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Workers Write! Tales From the Combat Zone

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
WORKERS WRITE! TALES FROM THE COMBAT ZONE
 
Issue eight of Workers Write! will be Tales from the Combat Zone and will contain stories and poems from the soldier's point of view (all branches welcome). We are interested in everything from command to grunt work. We will also consider war stories and peacekeeping missions, as long as the job is the central theme. Drop us a line if you have a question.
 
Deadline Dec. 1, 2011 (or until the issue is fu...

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Bacopa Literary Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Bacopa Literary Review
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2011
 
Fiction and Nonfiction/Creative Nonfiction - 1,000-3,300 words
Short Fiction - up to 1,000 words
Poetry - up to 30 lines, 3 poems per entry
 
Entry fee: $11    Prizes: $200, $100 + publication
 

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The Writer Magazine Essay & Memoir Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, In : Contest 
The Writer Magazine Essay & Memoir Contest
 
We're pleased to announce that The Writer, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, is offering a new contest: a personal essay/memoir contest.

Here's your chance to tell us something about you! We're looking for your original, unpublished viewpoint about a particular topic or an experience you've had. Essays should be 1,000-1,200 words; the deadline is Nov. 30, 2011. For more details, check out the complete rules and guidelines at:
http:/...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Dog Did That!

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Dog Did That!
 
 
Our dogs make us smile every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it! Tell us what your dog did that made you say "I Can't Believe My Dog Did That!" We know you'll have many great stories for us and that you rejoice in the simple absurdities, funnyf your...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Cat Did That!

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 22, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can't Believe My Cat Did That!

Our cats make us smile every day, but sometimes they really outdo themselves. Whether they came up with the idea themselves, or you put them in a situation that caused them to do something unusual, we want to hear about it! Tell us what your cat did that made you say "I Can't Believe My Cat Did That!" We know you'll have many great stories for us and that you rejoice in the simple absurdities, funny habits, and crazy antics of your c...

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Chrysalis Reader

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 21, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Chrysalis Reader is a contemporary journal of spiritual discovery.
 
The Chrysalis Reader audience includes people from numerous faiths and backgrounds. Many of them work in psychology, education, religion, the arts, sciences, or one of the helping professions. The style of writing may be humorous, serious, or some combination of these approaches. Essays, poetry, and fiction that are not evangelical in tone but that are unique in addressing the Chrysalis Reader theme are more likely to be ...

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WyoPoets National Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 20, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 WyoPoets National Poetry Contest
http://www.wyopoets.org/contests.html

Send poems for the National Contest any time afer Aug. 1, 2011. Postmark deadline Nov. 30, 2011. Poems may be published or unpublished, on any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks), that has NOT won a prize larger than $50.00 in any one contest, or a money prize in a previous WyoPoets Annual contest. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual slurs, or la...

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Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards
http://lucidityjournal.00books.com
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2011

Twice-yearly neutral free contest offers prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for poems about the human experience. No entry fee. Authors must be 18+. Editor Ted Badger says: "Seeking poetry that deals with people, relationships, life issues and events, written in clear and concise English. Form of the poem is open but it must have something to say without resorting to v...

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SouthWest Writers Writing Contest: Personal Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 SouthWest Writers 2011 Fifth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Personal Essay
 
A personal essay on any subject whatever -- political or lifestyle choices, rants or praise, pet peeves or dear loves. Limit 500 words. Postmark deadline: October 29, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself. ...

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Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Oklahoma

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso/Contest_Rules.html

Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.

Entry fee: $3 per contest entry. 9 cateogreis to enter including Your Favorite Biblical Character.

Prizes range from $5 to $40.



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Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Soul-Making Literary Competition
 
Categories: poetry, short story, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, prose poem, flash fiction, memoir, humor, and essay.
 
Prizes in each category, $100, $50, and $25.
 
Entry fee: $5 per entry. Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Writer's Digest Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 13, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition 2011
http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/short-story

We’re looking for fiction that’s bold, brilliant…but brief. Send us your best in 1,500 words or fewer.
But don't be too long about it - the deadline is Nov. 15, 2011.
 
PRIZES
First Place: $3,000 and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference
Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $500
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $100
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate for Writer's...

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2011 Dr. Doris Mueller Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Contest 
 
2011 Dr. Doris Mueller Poetry & Prose Contest
http://saturdaywriters.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Dr. Doris Mueller was a passionate educator, author and poet. She was also a long-time member of the Missouri Writers’ Guild. As part of her legacy, the 2011 MWG Board of Directors has established this contest, with proceeds beyond the prize money to go toward an annual scholarship to be awarded to a creative writing or English student enrolled in a program in a Missouri college or universi...

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Poetry Society of South Carolina

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 10, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of South Carolina

Deadline November 15
Judges to be announced
7 contests open to anyone. Prizes $50 - $500. Entry fee: $5 per poem.

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Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels and Other Strangers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 9, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
 
Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels and Other Strangers is a book project that Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk have contracted with Summerside/Guideposts for an August 2012 release. We want true stories of angelic appearances that resulted in changed lives.
 
Do you have an angel story to tell but can't write it yourself? Email us the details. If we believe your story has potential for this book, we will contact you for more information and will write the story for you. We will edit every...

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Georgia Poetry Society 2011 Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Contest 

Georgia Poetry Society 2011 Poetry Contests

The Georgia Poetry Society conducts contests in the fall of each year, with an October 31 postmark deadline for all entries. In addition to earning cash prizes, the top three poems in each contest may be published in The Reach of Song, the annual GPS poetry anthology. Eight specific categories and complete rules can be found at: 
http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/Contests.aspx  

Entry fees: GPS Life Members: No fee; GPS members: $2 per pome; Non-...


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The Society of Southwestern Authors 2011 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Contest 
 
The Society of Southwestern Authors 2011 Writing Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2011
 
 
Categories: Short Story - 2,500 words max
                  Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
                  Poetry - 40 lines max
 
Prizes Awarded In Each Category: 1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75, Honorable mentions: $25
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller
 
Entry fee: $15 per entry
 
Commendation ...

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Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Contest 

Illinois State Poetry Society Poetry Contest for 2011 (18th Annual) 
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm 

Categories: 1) free verse, 2) formal verse--please identify form, 3) a poem on Personal Growth (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual). Prizes $50, $30, $10 & three Hon. Mention.

Maximum length one standard page. Type size 12 or 14 pt. Original poems in English only.

Submit two copies of each poem; first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail or ph.) and category in upper left ha...


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Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Contest 
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE POETRY PRIZE
http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/06/26/zocalo-public-square-poetry-prize/read/poems/
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. "Place" may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fres...

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Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 30, 2011,
 
2012 Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum
 
Contest Chair: LaVerna B. Johnson, poetaken@gmail.com
 
Cholla Division: First Prize $200, second Prize $100, third Prize $50
Any subject, any form, 42 lines or less.
 
Chaqueta Division: First Prize $100, second Prize $50, third Prize $25
Southwest Theme: nature, people, history, etc.--any form, 42 lines or less
 
Chimera Division: First Prize $100, second prize $50, third Prize $25
Imaginative or absurd/...

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5x5 Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 29, 2011, In : Literary Journal 

5x5 Literary Journal

5x5 is a concise literary magazine, which means we are looking for concise literature to print.

5x5 will consider almost any original, previously unpublished work for publication.  We don't consider posting a piece to your own website to be "published."

We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you tell us that you are submitting simultaneously and let us know right away if it's accepted elsewhere.

Current Theme: Sacred (deadline: November 1, 2011)

http://www.5x5litmag.or...


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RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Contest 
RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting entries for the 2012 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. $1000 will be awarded to the winner and publication in the Spring 2012 Issue will be awarded to both the winning and runner-up stories. The winning story from the 2011 contest, selected by author Leif Enger, appears in Issue 19 of Ruminate. 2009's winning story, selected by author Bret Lott, was awarded a notable mention in the Best American S...


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2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest
Open to Everyone
 
Deadline: November 1, 2011 (Postmarked) Word Limit: 2011
Contest is open to all writers. Open subject, open genre. (Please, no pornography or gore.)
Prizes: 1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25. (4th through 6th places receive certificates.)
Entry fee: $7 per story, Maximum of three entries per person (separate fee for each entry, but may be incl...

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Weavings: Maturity

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Literary Journal 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our reade...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Travel & On Being a Stupid Kid

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your...


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2012 Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize

http://www.rattle.com/poetry/prize/about

Deadline: August 1, 2012

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

Guidelines: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/prize/guidelines

Entry fee: $18 for up to 4 po...


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Pockets: Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8-to-12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and ac...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Masssachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id16.html

Entry fee: $10 for entire contests for nonmembers. 25 categories to enter. Prizes $5 - $50. Categories include: sonnets, food, nature, humor, grandparents, teachers, spring, freedom, new starts, pets, rock, the seashore, time, life lessons and more.
 
Deadline: August 1, 2012.

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"Prayer Connect" Looking for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Prayer Connect Magazine looking for writers

Please tell your Christian Writers Friends that Prayer Connect magazine is looking for articles on prayer and especially short ideas of things you can do to enhance your prayer life or grow prayer in your church. We are on the hunt for stuff for future issues. Go to http://tinyurl.com/7pkopvq for information. Could be an easy sale!

from: www.stuartmarket.blogspot.com  

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Liberty Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 23, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Liberty Magazine
http://www.libertymagazine.org

Liberty magazine continues to be the preeminent resource for matters of religious freedom. Published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Articles up to 1,900 words. Pays on publication. Articles usually cover separation of church and statem and include op-ed pieces oncurrent events, politics, government, and religious liberty.
 

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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Contest 

The First Line Literary Journal

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.

The next deadline is
August 1, 2012
. The first line of the story must be: "A light snow was falling as Charlie Reardon left the diner and made his way down Madison Street."


Ficti...


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Big Bad Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Fiction Anthology 
Big Bad Anthology
http://johnhartness.com/big-bad-anthology/
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Send me your best short story (6,000 words max, if it has to be longer contact me first) that features a bad guy or evil character as the protagonist. It can be fantasy, urban fantasy, superhero, horror, whatever. Just send me your best bad guy story. I'm taking twenty. Email submissions to
johnhartness@gmail.com as a .doc or .txt attachment. Include a brief author's bio, please. Paying $50 for one year's exclus...

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Good Earth Tea Tag Quote Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Contest 

Good Earth Tea Tag Quote Contest

http://www.goodearthtea.com/?page_id=521

It's time to tag your ideals, scribble down your most certain sentiments, and share whatever rings true to you. Be it music in the valley or a taste of something special, you’re flavored by the world you experience.

Show off your own brand of bold by submitting an original quote that tells how you keep the sweet, spice and everything nice in your life.

If your words are uniquely inspired, you could be...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Independent Woman

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Independent Woman

www.chickensoup.com  

Whether you are single or married, widowed, or divorced, you are in charge of your life and the lives of many other people. Tell us your story about running your independent life, achieving independence, and being a complete person. We are referring to all kinds of independence, not just financial or emotional. Share your story of empowerment and independence to help women of all ages feel stronger, more capable, and mo...


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Faith and Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Faith and Family
http://www.faithandfamilylive.com/contactus

At Faith & Family Magazine and Faith & Family Live! our goal is to be a source of support for Catholic women seeking information, inspiration, resources, and encouragement as they embrace their vocations to marriage and motherhood. Our aim is to share personal struggles and triumphs, challenges and joys, and also the lighter side of Catholic living.

Children’s books: $400 (1,000 words)
Features (Home, Adult Relationships, R...

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SouthWest Writers Anything Goes Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 16, 2012, In : Contest 

SouthWest Writers 2012 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Anything Goes Poem

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Send us your best poem about any subject, any format, and any length up to two pages. Postmark deadline: June 30, 2012.

Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying infor-mation on the manuscript itself.

All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st pr...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 15, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us
http://chickensoup.com

Angel Encounters

We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are "angels" because they do nice things, and also please do not submit eulogies where you say that your loved one is now an angel. The deadline date ...

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Rainshower Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 15, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Rainshower Books
http://www.martinsisterspublishing.com/?page_id=167

Rainshower Books is the Christian Fiction and Romance imprint of Martin Sisters Publishing who saw a need for wholesome messages about love and life from a Christian perspective. Writers under this imprint see the importance of Christianity in everyday life in a very natural and enlightening way.
 

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Fort Worth Haiku Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 14, 2012, In : Contest 

Fort Worth Haiku Society announces the Summer-Quarter Haiku Contest.

Kigo (topic): Summer.

Deadline: in hand by July 15, 2012.

Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Submit each haiku on two separate 3" x 5" cards, one with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the second with the haiku and the author's name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to the public. No previously published entries. The appearance of po...


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Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

http://www.grandmotherearth.org/Grandmother_Earth_National_Writers_Contest.html

NATIONAL AWARDS: Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued, but no limit on the number of entries in category.) Poems non-published previously or published...


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Alive Now: Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines:
Each issue of this bimonthly, 49-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and refle...

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Belleview Literary Review Literary Prizes Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Belleview Literary Review: A Journal of Humanity and Human Experience

Literary Prizes Contest

http://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions/BLRPrizes/guidelines

The BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1000 (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of BLR. Honorable mention winners will receive $250 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of BLR.

Prose should be limited to 5000 words.

P...


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The Manny Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Contest 
The Manny Awards
http://www.midwestwriters.org/writing-contests/
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Manny Awards have become a tradition at Midwest Writers Workshop. The contest offers cash awards and is designed to recognize works in progress in four categories: short fiction, novel, poetry and nonfiction. The Manny Writing Contest’s top winner receive will receive The R. Karl Largent Writing Award and a $200 cash award. You may enter one category only. Entries are limited to the first fiv...

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Chamberton Publishing: Historical Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Fiction Anthology 

Chamberton Publishing
http://www.chambertonpublishing.com/Submissions_1M9L.html

Short Story word count between 500 words and 7,000 words. Previously published stories are accepted as long as you have the rights to them.

500 to 2,500 words - $50
2501 to 5,000 words - $75
5001 to 7,000 words - $100

Historical: (Deadline July 1, 2012)

We are currently looking for great historical short stories
that take the reader back in time. Short stories that are free from explicit content and have a histor...


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2012 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition
 

PUBLISHED and UNPUBLISHED Poems okay

NO LIMIT to number of ENTRIES you may submit

A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are staying around the world, the 2012 SPL Contest is privately sponsored by WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founder of the competition and current administrator of the 2012 ...


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Dictionary Word Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Contest 
Dictionary Word Project
http://thedictionaryprojectblog.com/2012/05/01/write-this-word-contest/
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NO ENTRY FEE
Introducing the dictionary project’s first “write this word” contest! Writers have to June 15, 2012 to write and submit an essay, poem, or fiction piece inspired by the selected dictionary project word. Entries must be inspired by the write this word contest word. Judges will look for influence of the word as well as for creativity and innovation. The actual word need not be in...

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2012 Gabehart Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Contest 

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

2012 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

http://www.uky.edu/WWK/documents/2012%20Gabehart%20Guidelines.pdf

Each year the Kentucky Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community. The Betty Gabehart Prize honors our good friend, patron, and former director who led the conference during its seminal decade in the 1980s.

Prize in e...


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The Comstock Review Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Contest 

The Comstock Review Annual Poetry Contest
The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award
http://www.comstockreview.org/annualcontest.html

Final Judge: Dorianne Laux

First Prize - $1 ,000   2nd Prize  -$250;   3rd Prize - $100
Honorable Mentions - Subscriptions

DEADLINE:  Postmark by July 1, 2012

Poems must be original, unpublished in ANY Medium,print or electronic, and not under consideration elsewhere.  Simultaneously submitted poems will disqualify ALLof a poet's poems fro...


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Arizona Authors Association Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Contest 

Arizona Authors Association Writing Contest http://www.azauthors.com/contest_guidelines.html

Categories and Entry Fees:

Unpublished Poem at $15 US (50-line maximum)
U
npublished Short Story at $20 US (15-page maximum)
Unpublished Essay/Article/True Story at $20 US (15-page maximum)
Unpublished Novel or Novella at $30 US (First 25 pages PLUS 5-page synopsis+ )
Published Novel at $30 US
Published Nonfiction book at $30 US
Published Children's Book at $20 US

Prizes:
The first...


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Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine submissions needed:

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

(Tween Ages 8- to 12-year-olds)

Tweens and Christmas: Your Best Tip: Tweens are in that age of change, so the holidays can take on new questions and struggles. Share your best tip(s) for navigating the Christmas season with a changing tween.

Word Count: 130-250 words

Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, wr...


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Thriving Family: New Bedtime & Christmas Vacation

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine submissions needed:

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

(Discovery Times 4-7 year olds)

New Bedtime: How did you transition your kids to a new bedtime routine as they grew older and became more independent?

Word Count: 130-250 words

Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if you were that person. (Your byline would be the other person's name "with" yo...


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Saturday Evening Post fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Evening Post Fiction Contest

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, and Edgar Allan Poe. Now you have the opportunity to join that illustrious line-up by taking part in the 1st Annual Saturday...


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Hallmark Cards - She's Graduating!

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: She’s Graduating!
http://hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/ShesGraduating

One of life’s greatest milestones for a young woman is her graduation. Whether she’s graduating from high school or college, now is the time to pass on the kind of advice that will stick with her forever. What wisdom would you share?

We have three categories for this contest. You can submit one piece of original writing per category (for a total of three):

1.I Wish I’d Known (What I Kn...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying,...


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Evangelical Free Church of America Today

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Evangelical Free Church of America Today
http://www.efcatoday.org/site/writers-guidelines

Our mission statement, we exist to glorify God by multiplying healthy churches among all people, drives our vision for the future of the EFCA. We envision accelerated growth in the number of Christ's disciples and churches and the percentage of ethnic groups represented in the EFCA. We are committed to an EFCA that mirrors the demographics of the U.S., and reflects the "all people" God is redeeming. Mos...

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National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Contest 

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/SSCON.pdf

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.

CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublish...


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Scarletta Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Children's 
Scarletta Press
http://www.scarlettapress.com/submissions.htm
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While we seek to publish new voices missing from the literary world, we also want to make sure your manuscript will fit our genre community. The books we choose to publish are intellectually stimulating, adding relevant knowledge to the readers' minds. Our Junior Readers and Kids imprints focus on literature and picture books with educational twists, exciting illustrations and plots, and possibilities for anci...

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Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 1, 2012, In : Contest 
Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
http://caseyshaypress.blogspot.com/2012/04/2013-mary-ballard-poetry-chapbook-prize.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
The winner of the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize will receive $500, 25 printed copies of the chapbook, and a book contract for the sale of physical and electronic versions of the chapbook. Deadline June 30, 2012. Manuscripts may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum o...

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Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest
http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#short_shorts  

First Prize $500

1.Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
2.Postmark by June 30th.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
5.Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR — $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

All curr...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and on...


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Katherin Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

http://www.hungermtn.org/katherine-paterson-prize-for-young-adult-and-childrens-writing

An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!

Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are:

Young Adult (YA) ...


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Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html

1st prize: $300, 2nd prize: $150, 3rd prize: $50
 
Winning poems will be displayed on sps.com Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming. Suggests you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness. English-language entries only. Enter as many times as you...

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The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest
http://www.writermag.com/travelcontest 


$10 ENTRY FEE

Have you learned something surprising about another culture – or your own? Met a memorable character who altered your world view in some way? Seen something monumental or simple that left an indelible impression? It’s time to write about your unforgettable experiences as a traveler, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure. We’re looking for unpublish...


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Women Who Write Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2012, In : Contest 
Women Who Write Contest - Prose and Poetry
http://www.womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html
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$12 ENTRY FEE
Our prizes are $300 (first), $200 (second) and $100 (third) in each of two categories (poetry and short prose), plus publication in the 18th edition of our annual anthology, Calliope. Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and
are limited to 3,000 words or less. Deadline June 30, 2012.
 

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ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Contest 
ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest
www.sciencethrillers.com/sciencethrillers-writing-contest-sci-with-fi/

Submit: any unpublished, original work of fiction (including, but not limited to, short stories, poetry, fables, and short graphic works/comics) that meets the following criteria:
1. The work is suitable for a youth audience (grades 4-12).
2. The work contains accurate scientific content.
3. The scientific content should feel entertaining but secretly be educ...

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Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/files/KSPS_2012_Adult_Contest_Brocure.pdf

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  JUNE 30, 2012

27 categories to enter including: Ancestors, Unfulfilled, The Thing Itself, Look to the Future, In the Twilight Hours, If I Had to do it Over, Would I do it Again?, Small Town Living, In the Face of the Storm, Fine Lines, Seasons of Life, Haiku, Sonnet, Bitterness or Surprise, Military, poetry for children, Natural World...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

www.chickensoup.com

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, books or articles, paranormal or romance, the process is equally challenging. Thus, it's important to learn from others who have made the transition from dreaming about writing to being a writer. If this describes you, we want to hear about your setbacks, breakthroughs, and successes. How did you overcome writer's block? Who or what encouraged you when you were about to give u...


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Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/margaret/ma_guidelines.php

Entries accepted November 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012 (postmark dates or submitted online)


Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication righ...


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Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

http://sites.google.com/site/aafcags  

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Poetry, Essay, Short Story (1500 words minimum) Short-Short Story (1500 words maximum)

WSI Creative Writing Competitions are designed to instill new writing. Entries must be original work and neither be a previous competition winner nor previously published. Sections judged by prominent writers in the area of expertise. Prizes: 1st place-$100, 2nd plac...


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Saturday Writers Writing Contest: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Science Fiction and Fantasy 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  June 30, 2012
Entries may be submitted beginning May 26, 2012 with deadline of June 30, 2012
Short story - 2012 words or less
No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence
Writing prompts: FRankenstein, the Solar System, Harry Potter, The Fifth Element, Carl Sagan, Prophecy 

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per co...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

www.chickensoup.com

They always say it's the best job and the worst job. But basically it's the best! We are looking for your stories about parenting - the hard work, the joy, the unconditional love, the funny times and the occasional sad ones too. Whether you're a new parent of one or an "experienced" parent of several, by birth, by marriage, by adoption, or by fostering, tell us your stories about parenthood. Funny stories, stories that w...


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New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Contest 

New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Born to write? New Millennium Writings has launched careers!

Online Submission Deadline: Midnight, June 17

http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php

Newcomers published alongside famous writers, in our anthology and online. Best poem—$1,000; Fiction—$1,000; Nonfiction—$1,000; Short-short fiction—$1,000. Enter at www.writingawards.com or follow these guidelines: No restrictions as to style, content, or number of submissions. P...


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Southern Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Southern Poetry Review
http://www.southernpoetryreview.org

Guy Owen Prize
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $20
Website: www.southernpoetryreview.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Southern Poetry Review, by June 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southern Poe...


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Getting Along with Grief

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : Blog Submission 

Getting Along with Grief

http://gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com

Entries must be received by May 25 for Mother's Day issue, June 18 for Father's Day issue, June 30 for Siblings issue

Getting Along with Grief, a blog about remembering lost loved ones through creative writing, seeks submissions of poems, photos, and essays on these upcoming themes. Essays should be 1,500 words maximum. Submit entries as email attachments and include brief bio.

May 1-25 Theme: "L...


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The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Contest 
The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest
http://www.rustynailmag.com/poetrycontest.html

Welcome to the first poetry contest sponsored by “The Rusty Nail.” We are committed to providing readers with fine poetry and prose. We are also committed in our support of the writers themselves.

The prize for this contest is $250. The winner and the winning piece will be featured both on “The Rusty Nail” website and also in the August print edition.

The reading period opens March 19. The dead...

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Over My Dead Body

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Print Magazine 

Over My Dead Body

http://www.overmydeadbody.com/wg2011.htm

Publishes a wide variety of mystery-related manuscripts, from cozy to hardboiled and everything in between. Submissions are open for fiction and nonfiction. Pays: $0.01 per word for fiction; $10-$25 total for unsolicited nonfiction.

 

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A Midsummer Tale

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 14, 2012,
A Midsummer Tale
http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/contest.htm#amt

NO ENTRY FEE
A Midsummer Tale is open to non-genre fiction and creative nonfiction. Stories entered in A Midsummer Tale should take place during a warm time of the year. The theme of the 2012 A Midsummer Tale writing contest is: Snail Mail. Length: 1,000 words minimum; 5,000 words maximum. Deadline June 21, 2012. Winning stories are published in the September issue of Toasted Cheese. If 50 or fewer elig...

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Purpose Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Purpose Magazine: Stories of Faith and Promise

http://www.faithandliferesources.org/periodicals/purpose

Purpose is a monthly magazine published by Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) for all adult members and attendees of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA congregations.

Purpose features short first person anecdotal stories and verse that encourages Christians in their daily discipleship walk. Mennonite authors are strongly encouraged to offer their s...


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OakTara Publishers - Great Love Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

OakTara Publishers is looking for Great Love Stories!

http://oaktara.com/tellusabout

Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2012

Want to get your foot in the door in publishing? Or to expand your current publishing credits? OakTara Publishers is looking for new authors and growing authors like you who have a great falling-in-love story to tell—or who know someone who has a falling-in-love story they’d be willing for you to write on their behalf.

Whe...


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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
NOW OPEN: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline:  June 15
The personal essay should be about a personal experience, told in your own words, with a great story and a great theme.  We are delighted to announce that the final judge for this year's Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction category is the multitalented...

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Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest
http://www.unusualmuseums.org/sapf/adult.html

The San Antonio Poetry Fair offers two poetry contests to adults this year.

Contest 1 is offered to all adult poets in the nation, a broader competition, with $350.00 in cash awards.

Contest 2 is limited to adult poets in the San Antonio area, also offering $350.00 in cash awards.

Winners for both contests: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50.

DEADLINE...


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Beacon Hill Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Beacon Hill Press
http://www.nph.com/nphweb/html/bhol/index.jsp
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Beacon Hill Press, the book publishing arm of Nazarene Publishing House, is a leading provider of Wesleyan Christian books, Bible studies, and Bible commentaries. Beacon Hill Press exists to provide inspiration and support with biblically sound materials that are relevant to the Church's changing needs. Through encouraging literature, personal devotion, and small group resources, Beacon Hill Press equips Christ-followers with ...

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The MacGuffin's 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Contest 

The MacGuffin’s 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2012.pdf

First Place Prize: $500 plus two honorable mentions

Entry fee: $15. An entry consists of five poems. Poems must not be previously published and may be under consideration elsewhere. The MacGuffin reserves the right to disqualify work that is accepted elsewhere. Deadline is June 4, 2012. Winners announced in September, 2012.



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Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest
for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

New Increased Amounts for Prize Money This Year!!

Prizes in each category will be awarded for First Place ($150), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50). Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will als...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman and On Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad selec...


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Holiday House

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Holiday House
http://www.holidayhouse.com/holiday_house.php
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Holiday House is an independent publisher of children's books only. We specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction. We publish children's books for ages four and up. We do not publish mass-market books, including, but not limited to, pop-ups, activity books, sticker books, coloring books, or licensed books.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Pockets: Bored?

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8-to-12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is publi...


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HOOT

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 
HOOT: a postcard review of mini poetry and prose
 
HOOT has a flash fiction, poetry, and memoir monthly contest - fewer than 150 words. Award: 30% of the entry fees we receive. Entry fee: $2 for every two entries, unlimited entries.
 
Deadline: The 20th of every month (next is May 20, 2012).
 
Info: http://www.hootreview.com/submissions

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New Letters Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 

The $1,500 New Letters Literary Awards

for Poetry, Esssay, and Fiction

http://www.newletters.org/awards.asp

All entrants considered for publication and receive 1 year subscription to "New Letters." Simultaneous submissions ok with notification of acceptance elsewhere.

Entry fee = $15 for first entry, $10 for subsequent entries.

Make checks payable to New Letters Literary Awards. Entries from outside US receive all contest privileges except subscription. Include 2 cover sheet...


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Fairview Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Fairview Press
http://www.fairviewpress.org/
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Fairview Press publishes books dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of children, adults, and seniors -- specializing in books on:

Aging and Eldercare
Grief and Bereavement
Health and Wellness
Inspiration
Parenting and Childcare
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com




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Weavings: Diversity

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rat...


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Crimson Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Book Publisher 

Crimson Romance

Call for Submissions:  

Crimson Romance, the new e-book romance imprint at Adams Media, is launching in June! They're now open for submissions in five popular romance subgenres (romantic suspense, historical, paranormal, contemporary, and erotic romance) and prefer lengths of 50K words (but if yours is longer or shorter, they'll still consider it).

They love fresh takes on favorite themes, and smart, savvy heroines tangling with heroes r...


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BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Contest 

BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/poetry-contest.html

$1,000 and publication in Boulevard awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

RULES - The poems may be a sequence or unrelated.  All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.  Ent...


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Tony Hillerman Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Tony Hillerman Prize
http://www.wordharvest.com/contest.php
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NO ENTRY FEE
Co-sponsored by St. Martin's Press, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The prize winner is awarded a contract with St. Martin's Press for publication of the novel and $10,000. No less than 60,000 words. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime. The story's ...

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2012 Tiferet Journal Spiritual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Tiferet Jounal Spiritual Writing Contest

http://tiferetjournal.com/2011/12/26/2012-writing-contest-2/

$1,200 will be awarded in prizes

•$400 for the best poetry submission

•$400 for the best short story (fiction)

•$400 for the best essay or inter­view (nonfiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek....


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Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 

Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/ThanksMomBook

She’s your teacher, cheerleader, confidante, and friend. Mom has done more for you than you probably even realize. From making you eat your veggies and refusing to let you wear THAT, to laughing at your jokes and telling you how beautiful you are, there are so many things to be grateful for. So tell us—what do you want to say to your mom?

Write a sweet, sincere, or funny letter, short story,...


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The Kids Ark: God's Strength

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 30, 2012, In : Children's 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine 

http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.

Current theme is: God’s Strength – Deadline June 1, 2012. Publish Date: March, 2013

Theme Description: Stories about how the Lord is our strength.

Psalm 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Psalm 28:7 The Lord...


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Knoxville Writers Guild

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Knoxville Writers Guild

http://www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests.htm

Knoxville Writers Guild contest for fiction, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts, one-act plays/scripts.

$20 entry fee for nonmembers. Prizes $100, $50, $25 in each category.

Postmarked or emailed before midnight, May 31, 2012.

Open to all individuals over the age of 18.



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Keel Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Keel Short Short Fiction Contest
http://bateaupress.org/chapbooks/keel/contest-submission-guidelines
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Short Short Fiction to us means less than 500 words. Open to all writers. Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility. Work published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript. Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors. Submit 20-30 pages. Winner will receive $250 and several copies of the winning chapbook.
Deadline...

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Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest
http://www.crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline May 31, 2012. Three poems per entry. The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in Crab Creek Review. All entries will be considered for publication.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Sports Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Contest 

Sports Poetry and Prose Contest

Prize: $1,500.00. Entry fee: $15.00. Deadline: 05-31-2012.

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/sports/sp_guidelines.php  

This contest aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of physical culture and literary culture. An entry is 1-2 poems, one story, or one essay on a sports-related theme. Entries should be original and unpublished. Each entry may contain up to 6,000 words. First place prize is $1,500. Second Prize, $500 cash. Five Honorable Menti...


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Women on Writing Quaterly Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Contest 
WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest
www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard ...

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award

http://www.ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)

-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.

-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.

-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) for resu...


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Blaze Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Children's 
Blaze Magazine
http://blazekids.com/about-2/
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Blaze magazine is full of fun facts, cool games and crafts, and fascinating articles on horses, horse kids and the natural world they share. Promoting literacy of course, it's great for learning about not only horses, but also about nature, history, creative arts, character traits and much more. Geared for kids aged 8 to 14, the magazine is published quarterly. And what's more, Blaze is also a real-life horse. She's a flash Rocky Mountain and th...

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I Believe in Healing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 23, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

I Believe in Healing is a book project that Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk have contracted with Regal Books for a February 2013 release.

They seek documented stories of physical healings. They do not want recovery stories.

Do you have a story to tell but aren’t comfortable writing it yourself? Email them the details. If they believe your story has potential for this book, they will contact you for more information and will write the story for you.

They will edit every s...


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Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 22, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Good Ground Press - Spirit Magazine

http://www.goodgroundpress.com/guidelines_for_writers.aspx  

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SPIRIT is a weekly periodical for high school students used with Catholic religious education, confirmation and youth ministry groups in parishes throughout the US and Canada.  The periodical's themes follow the lectionary cycles of Sunday Gospel readings in 28 issues from October through April. Stories and features for SPIRIT should average 1,100 words in length.  Stories need to focus ...


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The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Contest 
The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest
www.chameleontheatre.org/newplay/index.php
 
All submissions must be original works that have not been produced. The company is accepting 10-minute plays, one-acts and full-length features, including musicals. Awards. Winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September 2012. Cash awards of $100, $50, $25 depending on play length. No entry fee.
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/...

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The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Cincinnati Review Literary Journal
http://www.cincinnatireview.com/#/submissions/guidelines

CURRENT NEEDS: "We're always on the lookout for exciting new pieces of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We also publish reviews of new books   of poetry." Pays $30/page for poetry, $25/page for prose.
Deadline May 31, 2012 
 
from: www.writersweekly.com 


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Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 20, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine: Drive Time Devotions

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: "Drive-time Devotions"

Each family devotional includes three sections — Play, Talk, Pray.

Play together to encourage interaction. "Playing" might include word games, looking for certain items or hand movements — not just "talk about" (that's the next section). This should be something that families could do at a table in the house or while driving in the car. Talk...


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Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Silver Boomer Books call for submissions:
Times to Remember - A Pocketful of Holidays
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/times-to-remember/
 
From the tradition in the American South of yelling “Christmas Gift” first on December 25th to the Yule log of Northern Europe; from advent wreaths to football rivalries, parades to mistletoe — we celebrate in ways others never heard of but we’ve done all our lives. Send us your stories of memories crafted from repetition or the...

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Ask

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Children's 
Ask Magazine
http://www.cricketmag.com/19-Submission-Guidelines-for-ASK-magazine-for-children-ages-6-9
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ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 6-9 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme on some question or concept in the natural, physical, or social sciences, technology, mathematics, history, or the arts. Feature articles are usually 1200-1600 words, with sidebars. ASK also occasionally commissions photo ess...

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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Personal Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:

Personal Essay 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  May 26, 2012

Entries may be submitted beginning April 28, 2012 with deadline of May 26, 2012

Story must be non-fiction and can be about yourself or family members, 2012 words or less

Writing prompts: family tree, the Mayflower, black & white pictures

Entry Fees:

Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)

Non-Members: $7.00 per entry (...


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Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, In : Online magazine 
Watch Me Bounce "Resilience" Writing Contest
http://www.watchmebounce.com/
 
Poetry may be 3-30 lines in length; stories may be 50-3000 words, fiction or nonfiction, in any genre, but must be themed around the topic of "resilience." We are looking for stories and poems about either getting through, bouncing back from, and/or growing from adversity. Entries may be of any type of adversity, including: Psychological/Emotional, Physical/Medical, Grief, Stress, Family, Career or General. Award:...

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The Abstract Quill Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Contest 

The Abstract Quill: All You Need is a Quill and a Question

http://theabstractquill.com/?p=82

  

SHORT STORY COMPETITION

As we edge into the middle of March, it is time to announce our Short Story Competition! This is exciting news for several profound reasons:

1. We get to read more of your amazing work

2. It is our first competition with more to come!

3. 1st and 2nd place winners will receive CASH prizes and all winners will appear in The Abstract Quill

CONTEST DEADLINE...


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2nd Annual ridge to River contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 
2nd Annual Ridge to River Contest
www.adventummagazine.com
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Enter the 2nd annual Ridge to River Contest for an outstanding work of outdoor creative nonfiction. Winner receives $500, an MSR Pocket Rocket stove, and publication. Adventum, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography and haiku, publishes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. Deadline: May 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fun...

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Appalachian Heritage Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 

Appalachian Heritage Writers
http://appheritagewritersym.wordpress.com/2011-writing-contest-guidelines/
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ENTRY FEE:
Adult - $10/submission
Youth - Free/limited to one submission per genre

Poetry - Limited to 30 lines or less - use 12 point type.
Essay - Limited to 1,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.
Short Story - Limited to 2,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.

Deadline May 15, 2012.  Attendance at the symposium is not required for entries.

Awards for this year's winners...


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Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine: Thanksgiving
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Theme: Thanksgiving, fall youth sports or other autumn topics (not Halloween). What is something really funny your child said or did that related to these topics?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words.
Article type: True-life story, written in first person
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $25 on acceptance
Date Due: 4/24/12
Byline: On our Parents Like Us page, we give the author’s fir...

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Middle Grade Mystery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Middle-Grade Mystery Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/BA329/
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ENTRY FEE $0 - $15
The winners in this contest will be published in Children's Writer, the monthly newsletter that goes to almost 1,300 children's book and magazine editors in North America. Along with the winning pieces, we'll publish an article about the top-ranked entries and their authors. The contest is for a well-constructed fictional mystery that will engage readers 9 to 12, to 900 words. Entries will be judged on ...

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Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Poetry Festival at Round Top, TX

http://poetryatroundtop.org

Join us for our 11th Annual Festival Weekend,

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM (CT)

in historic Round Top, Texas!

Featuring . . .

Pattiann Rogers, Reginald Gibbons, Naomi Shihab Nye, Cyrus Cassells, Ed Madden, Rustin Larson, Joseph Campana, Ken Fontenot . . and more!

Cost of registration for all 3 days: $125



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Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Contest 
Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Wordcrafters Poetry Group, a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society: an annual poetry contest to honor the memory of Amy L. Dengler, accomplished poet and active member of the North Shore writing community.
 
The contest is open to all adults. Prizes will be awarded to poems for first, second and third place winners ($50/$20/$10). Contestants may enter any number of poems at $3 per poem, but only one poem will be eligible for ...

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Southern Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Southern Writers Short Story Contest
http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/contest.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Grand prize $125, subscription, publication.
Second prize $50, subscription, publication.
Third prize $25, subscription, publication.

This summer we'll publish a bonus magazine of Southern short stories by our readers, and we want you to be in it. Whether you're already a well-known novelist, or a newcomer ready to get in print, the Southern Writers Short Story Contest is your chance to make y...

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Alive Now: Civility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and re...


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Ruminate Magazine Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize

The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st, 2012.

The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2012 Issue).

All submissions must be previously unpublished work.

You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.

$1000 will be awarded to the winner, and publication in the Fall 2012 Issue will be awarded...


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Writer's Didgest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Contest 

81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition

Winning entries will be on display in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie S...


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Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rathe...


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The Healing Muse

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 9, 2012, In : Literary Journal 
The Healing Muse: A Journal of Literary and Visual Arts
 
The annual journal of literary and visual art that is published by Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities, is looking for artists and writers for next year’s fall publication! We welcome fiction, poetry, narratives, essays, memoirs, drawings, photography, and graphic art, particularly but not exc...

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This I Believe

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 8, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
This I Believe: A Public Dialogue About Belief, One Essay at a Time
http://thisibelieve.org/guidelines/
 
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Some 100,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived on their website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s ra...

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Poetic Medicine Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Poetic Medicine Retreat
 
My Heart Broke Loose on the Wind: Recovering a Sense of Freedom and Surprise in your Creative Expression and for Living Your Life presented by John Fox
 
Poetry is practiced best and is of most optimum use in our quest for wholeness and meaning when it is deeply treasured and respected for its essential wildness. When your writing is met deeply and allowed to flourish in wa...

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Pockets: Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 7, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and