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.

Thriving Family: Family Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 4, 2011 Under: Christian Print Magazine

Thriving Family: Family Stages

Hello Thriving Family Writers’ List,

I have a writing opportunity! If interested, please send your submission to vance.fry@fotf.org.

Word Count: 75 to 200 words
Article type: A first-person, true-life, parenting experience
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50-$125 on acceptance, depending on edited length but more importantly the uniqueness and appropriateness for other families to use.
Due date: In the next week or two, but I will continue to read submissions into the future. We are always needing these Family Stages articles.

Topics on parenting school-age (4-7) children:

#1. Integrity. Do you a "teaching character" moment that you think other parents could adapt—something you said or did, maybe a response to a sticky situation.

#2. Do you have a child that has a hard time concentrating on little chores or homework? How do you keep them on task?

#3. Interruptions. Does your child always interrupt you when you're talking to your spouse or to another adult? How have you taught them to wait their turn?

#4. Are you raising a money-smart child? Do you give an allowance? I'd love to hear a short story about how you're raising budget-savvy kids.

#5. Has your family recently made moves to be more healthy? How has  that decision affected your parenting?

#6. I’m also looking for a fun 200 word faith activity that you can do with children to help them understand kindness from a biblical perspective. For examples, please check out the faith activities at thrivingfamily.com. Also, check out the faith overview article pasted below this message to see what the intro to this spread will look like.

#7. Others? Have a great parenting story with advice that another family could use. We’d love to hear it!

I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you!

Vance Fry
Associate Editor, Thriving Family magazine

Focus on the Family

Kindness

by Joshua Straub

Were you ever bullied on the playground? Or called names by the neighbor kid? Do you have an annoying co-worker? A friend who pushes your buttons?

When I was a kid, my mom would admonish me, “Josh, kill them with kindness.” The motive behind this advice may sound harsh, but I believe it tells us something about the irresistible power of kindness. In Romans 2:4, the apostle Paul puts it this way: “God’s kindness leads you toward repentance.” My mom and the apostle Paul knew the same biblical truth: Kindness has the power to soften hearts.

The Greek root for kindness (Galatians 5:22) means uprightness, or benevolence, and describes the ability to act for the welfare of those taxing our patience. Kindness is quite unnatural. When we have been hurt or offended, we tend to react in anger or bitterness. But kindness leads us to do just the opposite—to respond with love and forgiveness (Ephesians 4:32).

Kindness is when your child, though treated badly by a friend, shares gummy bears with his friend at snack time. Kindness is when you, though frustrated by your child’s poor choices, choose not to react in anger. It’s an unnatural act that comes supernaturally through the Holy Spirit. And God often uses it to work in people’s hearts.

But kindness by itself is insufficient. Paul describes kindness as part of the fruit of the Spirit, which also includes love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). He speaks about the fruit of the Spirit, however, not as a list of isolated character traits, but as one thing. That’s because one quality without the others is counterfeit. It’s especially important for kindness to be accompanied by goodness. That’s because kindness without goodness can become tolerant of sin—just as goodness without kindness can be harsh and legalistic. We show the fruit of the Spirit only as we develop these qualities together.

Children of all ages can begin to understand kindness from a biblical perspective. The following age-specific activities and discussions will help your child explore this important and relevant topic.

Key Points

• Kindness has the irresistible power to soften people’s hearts.

• Kindness is the ability to act for the welfare of those who test our patience.

  To be genuine, kindness must be accompanied by the rest of the fruit of the Spirit.

Scripture Study

For a more in-depth look at kindness, read these Bible passages:

Mathew 5:43-45

Romans 11:22

Ephesians 2:6-7

Colossians 3:12

Titus 3:4-5

Family Memory Verse

Titus 3:4-5

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy.”

 

In : Christian Print Magazine 



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Thriving Family: Family Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 4, 2011 Under: Christian Print Magazine

Thriving Family: Family Stages

Hello Thriving Family Writers’ List,

I have a writing opportunity! If interested, please send your submission to vance.fry@fotf.org.

Word Count: 75 to 200 words
Article type: A first-person, true-life, parenting experience
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50-$125 on acceptance, depending on edited length but more importantly the uniqueness and appropriateness for other families to use.
Due date: In the next week or two, but I will continue to read submissions into the future. We are always needing these Family Stages articles.

Topics on parenting school-age (4-7) children:

#1. Integrity. Do you a "teaching character" moment that you think other parents could adapt—something you said or did, maybe a response to a sticky situation.

#2. Do you have a child that has a hard time concentrating on little chores or homework? How do you keep them on task?

#3. Interruptions. Does your child always interrupt you when you're talking to your spouse or to another adult? How have you taught them to wait their turn?

#4. Are you raising a money-smart child? Do you give an allowance? I'd love to hear a short story about how you're raising budget-savvy kids.

#5. Has your family recently made moves to be more healthy? How has  that decision affected your parenting?

#6. I’m also looking for a fun 200 word faith activity that you can do with children to help them understand kindness from a biblical perspective. For examples, please check out the faith activities at thrivingfamily.com. Also, check out the faith overview article pasted below this message to see what the intro to this spread will look like.

#7. Others? Have a great parenting story with advice that another family could use. We’d love to hear it!

I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you!

Vance Fry
Associate Editor, Thriving Family magazine

Focus on the Family

Kindness

by Joshua Straub

Were you ever bullied on the playground? Or called names by the neighbor kid? Do you have an annoying co-worker? A friend who pushes your buttons?

When I was a kid, my mom would admonish me, “Josh, kill them with kindness.” The motive behind this advice may sound harsh, but I believe it tells us something about the irresistible power of kindness. In Romans 2:4, the apostle Paul puts it this way: “God’s kindness leads you toward repentance.” My mom and the apostle Paul knew the same biblical truth: Kindness has the power to soften hearts.

The Greek root for kindness (Galatians 5:22) means uprightness, or benevolence, and describes the ability to act for the welfare of those taxing our patience. Kindness is quite unnatural. When we have been hurt or offended, we tend to react in anger or bitterness. But kindness leads us to do just the opposite—to respond with love and forgiveness (Ephesians 4:32).

Kindness is when your child, though treated badly by a friend, shares gummy bears with his friend at snack time. Kindness is when you, though frustrated by your child’s poor choices, choose not to react in anger. It’s an unnatural act that comes supernaturally through the Holy Spirit. And God often uses it to work in people’s hearts.

But kindness by itself is insufficient. Paul describes kindness as part of the fruit of the Spirit, which also includes love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). He speaks about the fruit of the Spirit, however, not as a list of isolated character traits, but as one thing. That’s because one quality without the others is counterfeit. It’s especially important for kindness to be accompanied by goodness. That’s because kindness without goodness can become tolerant of sin—just as goodness without kindness can be harsh and legalistic. We show the fruit of the Spirit only as we develop these qualities together.

Children of all ages can begin to understand kindness from a biblical perspective. The following age-specific activities and discussions will help your child explore this important and relevant topic.

Key Points

• Kindness has the irresistible power to soften people’s hearts.

• Kindness is the ability to act for the welfare of those who test our patience.

  To be genuine, kindness must be accompanied by the rest of the fruit of the Spirit.

Scripture Study

For a more in-depth look at kindness, read these Bible passages:

Mathew 5:43-45

Romans 11:22

Ephesians 2:6-7

Colossians 3:12

Titus 3:4-5

Family Memory Verse

Titus 3:4-5

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy.”

 

In : Christian Print Magazine 



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Sally Clark Like finding shells on the beach, I love doing market research! And what I find, I love to share! I write in a variety of genres including children's, Christian, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, so these post follow along those lines. Check out my web site: www.sallyclark.info, for more about me.
 

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