This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunities featured on this blog site have been collected by Sally Clark. I am not an editor, publisher, or an agent. I am a writer who enjoys sharing submission information I find on the web with other writers. 

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.

If you experience any problems with the links or with submitting your material, please let me know. If you would like to receive free submission information via a daily email, drop me a line at sally@sallyclark.info and your name will be added to the e-list. Your name email address will never be shared or sold to anyone else. Promise!

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Published by Hachette Book Group,


a lift-the-flap board book for ages 2-5,

written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
Silver Medal
from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards




Over 44,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: July, 2021

Focus on the Family Magazine: Keeping Little Climbers Safe

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 31, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Keeping Little Climbers Safe

Topic: They climb shelves and beds and couches and sometimes out of their cribs. How do you keep your little climbers, ages 1 to 3 safe? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Crafts or Activities

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 30, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Crafts or Activities

Topic: What is one craft or activity that you have done with your kids to help them better understand how to love their neighbor, the value of all life, or the importance of living in community with other Christians (going to church). We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other p...

Continue reading ...
 

Eating Well

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 29, 2021,
Eating Well

EatingWell is the only national food magazine that focuses exclusively on eating healthfully (our motto: "Ingredients for the Good Life"). Our readers are interested not only in cooking and nutrition science, but also in the origins of food and social issues related to food networks. They appreciate eating culture and traditions. Send your pitches to pitches@eatingwell.com. Please include "EatingWell Magazine Pitch" and ap...


Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 28, 2021,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest          

12 categories to enter. Entry fee is $3. Prizes: $20-$100. 

Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning poems will be read at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arizona State Poetry Society and published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters.


Continue reading ...
 

Nowhere Magazine Open Call: Words & Photos

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 27, 2021,
Nowhere Magazine Open Call: Words & Photos

Nowhere publishes literary travel writing, photo essays and, sometimes, video. To us that means anything with a strong sense of place, character or time. Most of our submissions come from seasoned journalists, but we are also interested in stories from first-timers, anthropologists, musicians, poets, film directors and anyone else who spends time traveling. Written submissions for Nowhere (narrative nonfiction, fiction,...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets & Patrons 65th Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 26, 2021,
Poets & Patrons 65th Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest 

Continue reading ...
 

Wernick & Pratt Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 25, 2021,
Wernick & Pratt Agency

Wernick & Pratt is a full-service literary agency focused exclusively on the children’s book industry. The agency represents established and emerging authors and illustrators whose work ranges from fiction to nonfiction, from very young picture books and novelty books, through early reader, middle grade, and young adult.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWri...

Continue reading ...
 

Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 24, 2021,
Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 31, 2021. You may submit ONE, previously unpublished poem. If the poem has appeared in any book, magazine or edited website, including Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then it is published. Three winners will receive $500 each, plus publication. Nine finalists will receive $100 each, plus publication. Winners and finalists will be announced in mid-October.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Caro...

Continue reading ...
 

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 23, 2021,
The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
https://lunchticket.org/contests/dwm/       

Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 22, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy Family            

Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 21, 2021,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Each year from May 1 – August 1 we accept entries of unpublished single works in three genres (fiction, nonfiction, & poetry) for consideration for The Orison Anthology Awards. The winner in each genre will receive a $500 cash prize as well as publication in The Orison Anthology, an annual collection of the best spiritually engaged writing that appeared in periodicals...


Continue reading ...
 

Tallahassee Writers Assoc. Seven Hills Literary, Poetry, & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 20, 2021,
Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests   
 
The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes - $300 first place winners, $200 second, and $100 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. Th...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 19, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats             

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: When to Ask for Help

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 18, 2021,
The War Cry: When to Ask for Help   

The War Cry represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the general public. It is distri...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Any Shape Goes Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 17, 2021,

Saturday Writers Any Shape Goes Poetry & Prose Contest  
https://saturdaywriters.org/monthly-contests-20211.html

Everyone is invited to enter our writing contests, listed below. Some contests are members only. Entry fees are $5 per entry for members and $7 per entry for nonmembers, no entry limit. (Please submit your entry online. Paper entries will have an additional fee.) Winners earn a place in our anthology and 1st, 2nd and 3rd win cash prizes. Anthologies are usually published in December....

Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Children's Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 16, 2021,
Alaska Writers Guild: Children's Literature (Picture Book, Chapter Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult)

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Children's L...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 15, 2021,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Norman Rockwell cover illustration from the June 15, 1929, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

A young girl shielding her eyes as she walks past a No Swimming sign covered with boys' clothes.



To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by August 25, 2021. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as ...

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 14, 2021,
White County Creative Writers Annual Contest              

White County Creative Writers Annual Writers' Conference features 26 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their awa...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 13, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest

Submission Deadline: August 21, 2021
Sponsor: Marta Lane
Theme: Leap and the Net Will Appear
Form: Organic Form (aka Free Verse)
Line Limit: 40
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prize Structure: 1st $25;  2nd $15;  3rd $10


Continue reading ...
 

Omnidawn Poetry Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 12, 2021,
Omnidawn Poetry Book Contest

This contest is open to all writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. We recommend submissions should be 40–120 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. (Most manuscripts we receive are 40-80 pages long.) Colleagues, students, and close friends of the judge, John Yau, are not eligible. Online entries must be received and postal entrie...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 11, 2021,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest      

18 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $50.

Deadline is August 15, 2021


Continue reading ...
 

Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 10, 2021,
Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South Essay Contest

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline July 31, 2021. Essays should focus on the theme of identity and belonging. Oppressive systems and structures seek to prevent us from living into the complexities of our identities and lived experiences. How do you know when you are showing up as your full self and experiencing true belonging? All women, including trans women, 18 years of age or older, may submit up to two ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 9, 2021,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest      

100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of right...


Continue reading ...
 

Ligonier Valley Writers 16th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 8, 2021,
Ligonier Valley Writers 16th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 15. “This year's topic is the evil twin or evil twins.” Judge: Damian Dressick. Prizes: “The first prize winner will receive $50, second prize $25, and third prize $15. There will also be three honorable mentions, which will not receive cash prizes but will be published and read aloud with the other winners. All six winning stories will be edited by a professional editor. The...


Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 7, 2021,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest      
         
4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Deadline: August 15, 2021
...
Continue reading ...
 

The Writer Magazine Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 6, 2021,
The Writer Magazine Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.

Deadline: August 12th, 2021

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 1,000 words or less

Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner ...


Continue reading ...
 

Stories That Need to be Told Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 5, 2021,
Stories That Need to be Told Anthology

$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 9, 2021. It doesn't matter if you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—if it tells a story, it fits. Grand Prize: $1,000 and a two-year ($100) gift certificate to Duotrope. Five additional prizes of $200 will be given for stories that excel in the merits of Humor, Passion, Depth, and (any form of) Love. An additional $200 prize will be awarded in a wild card category, to be det...


Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate Magazine: Faithful

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 4, 2021,
Bible Advocate Magazine

2021 Bible Advocate Theme: Faithful

The focus of the Bible Advocate in 2021 will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news for writers: You are free to submit an article on any subject of your choosing. Please be sure to review our writer’s guidelines at baonline.org (About/Write For Us) before you submit, and read several back issues in our arch...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 3, 2021,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2021

27 categories to enter including: Long Marriage, Ode to an Inanimate Object, History, Education, Haiku, Mental Health, Infinity, He Makes Me Smile, Brotherly Love, Grandparents, Teacher, Siblings, Wife, Mother, A Good Feeling, An Accomplishment, Special People, Pets, War & Peace, Simplicity, Losing a Friend from COVID-19, Unconditional Love, Elderly Neighbor, Opinions, Dete...


Continue reading ...
 

Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology: Nature

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 2, 2021,

Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology: Nature      http://www.centraltexaswriterssociety.org

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Central Texas Writers Society accepts submissions of art, short stories, comedy, song lyrics, poetry, and prose. Stories may be no longer than 2000 words. There is no fee to enter. All rights revert back to the author and you must have the rights to your work. Please send no more than 3 items in any category to centraltexaswriterssociety@outlook.com as an attachment. Th...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 1, 2021,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100

10 categories to enter including loss, humor, women and science, nature, love, music and more. 

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2021

Focus on the Family Magazine: Keeping Little Climbers Safe

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 31, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Keeping Little Climbers Safe

Topic: They climb shelves and beds and couches and sometimes out of their cribs. How do you keep your little climbers, ages 1 to 3 safe? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Crafts or Activities

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 30, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Crafts or Activities

Topic: What is one craft or activity that you have done with your kids to help them better understand how to love their neighbor, the value of all life, or the importance of living in community with other Christians (going to church). We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other p...

Continue reading ...
 

Eating Well

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 29, 2021,
Eating Well

EatingWell is the only national food magazine that focuses exclusively on eating healthfully (our motto: "Ingredients for the Good Life"). Our readers are interested not only in cooking and nutrition science, but also in the origins of food and social issues related to food networks. They appreciate eating culture and traditions. Send your pitches to pitches@eatingwell.com. Please include "EatingWell Magazine Pitch" and ap...


Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 28, 2021,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest          

12 categories to enter. Entry fee is $3. Prizes: $20-$100. 

Deadline: August 31, 2021.

Original, unpublished poems not currently submitted to other contests. First, second, and third prize-winning poems will be read at the Annual Fall Conference of the Arizona State Poetry Society and published in the ASPS journal, Sandcutters.


Continue reading ...
 

Nowhere Magazine Open Call: Words & Photos

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 27, 2021,
Nowhere Magazine Open Call: Words & Photos

Nowhere publishes literary travel writing, photo essays and, sometimes, video. To us that means anything with a strong sense of place, character or time. Most of our submissions come from seasoned journalists, but we are also interested in stories from first-timers, anthropologists, musicians, poets, film directors and anyone else who spends time traveling. Written submissions for Nowhere (narrative nonfiction, fiction,...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets & Patrons 65th Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 26, 2021,
Poets & Patrons 65th Annual Chicagoland Poetry Contest 

Continue reading ...
 

Wernick & Pratt Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 25, 2021,
Wernick & Pratt Agency

Wernick & Pratt is a full-service literary agency focused exclusively on the children’s book industry. The agency represents established and emerging authors and illustrators whose work ranges from fiction to nonfiction, from very young picture books and novelty books, through early reader, middle grade, and young adult.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWri...

Continue reading ...
 

Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 24, 2021,
Jack Grapes Poetry Prize

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 31, 2021. You may submit ONE, previously unpublished poem. If the poem has appeared in any book, magazine or edited website, including Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then it is published. Three winners will receive $500 each, plus publication. Nine finalists will receive $100 each, plus publication. Winners and finalists will be announced in mid-October.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Caro...

Continue reading ...
 

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 23, 2021,
The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
https://lunchticket.org/contests/dwm/       

Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 22, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Crazy Family            

Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 21, 2021,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Each year from May 1 – August 1 we accept entries of unpublished single works in three genres (fiction, nonfiction, & poetry) for consideration for The Orison Anthology Awards. The winner in each genre will receive a $500 cash prize as well as publication in The Orison Anthology, an annual collection of the best spiritually engaged writing that appeared in periodicals...


Continue reading ...
 

Tallahassee Writers Assoc. Seven Hills Literary, Poetry, & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 20, 2021,
Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests   
 
The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes - $300 first place winners, $200 second, and $100 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. Th...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 19, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Cats             

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: When to Ask for Help

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 18, 2021,
The War Cry: When to Ask for Help   

The War Cry represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the general public. It is distri...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Any Shape Goes Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 17, 2021,

Saturday Writers Any Shape Goes Poetry & Prose Contest  
https://saturdaywriters.org/monthly-contests-20211.html

Everyone is invited to enter our writing contests, listed below. Some contests are members only. Entry fees are $5 per entry for members and $7 per entry for nonmembers, no entry limit. (Please submit your entry online. Paper entries will have an additional fee.) Winners earn a place in our anthology and 1st, 2nd and 3rd win cash prizes. Anthologies are usually published in December....

Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Children's Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 16, 2021,
Alaska Writers Guild: Children's Literature (Picture Book, Chapter Book, Middle Grade, Young Adult)

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Children's L...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 15, 2021,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Norman Rockwell cover illustration from the June 15, 1929, issue of The Saturday Evening Post.

A young girl shielding her eyes as she walks past a No Swimming sign covered with boys' clothes.



To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by August 25, 2021. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as ...

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 14, 2021,
White County Creative Writers Annual Contest              

White County Creative Writers Annual Writers' Conference features 26 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their awa...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 13, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: August Contest

Submission Deadline: August 21, 2021
Sponsor: Marta Lane
Theme: Leap and the Net Will Appear
Form: Organic Form (aka Free Verse)
Line Limit: 40
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prize Structure: 1st $25;  2nd $15;  3rd $10


Continue reading ...
 

Omnidawn Poetry Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 12, 2021,
Omnidawn Poetry Book Contest

This contest is open to all writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. We recommend submissions should be 40–120 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. (Most manuscripts we receive are 40-80 pages long.) Colleagues, students, and close friends of the judge, John Yau, are not eligible. Online entries must be received and postal entrie...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 11, 2021,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest      

18 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $50.

Deadline is August 15, 2021


Continue reading ...
 

Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 10, 2021,
Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South Essay Contest

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline July 31, 2021. Essays should focus on the theme of identity and belonging. Oppressive systems and structures seek to prevent us from living into the complexities of our identities and lived experiences. How do you know when you are showing up as your full self and experiencing true belonging? All women, including trans women, 18 years of age or older, may submit up to two ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 9, 2021,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest      

100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of right...


Continue reading ...
 

Ligonier Valley Writers 16th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 8, 2021,
Ligonier Valley Writers 16th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 15. “This year's topic is the evil twin or evil twins.” Judge: Damian Dressick. Prizes: “The first prize winner will receive $50, second prize $25, and third prize $15. There will also be three honorable mentions, which will not receive cash prizes but will be published and read aloud with the other winners. All six winning stories will be edited by a professional editor. The...


Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 7, 2021,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest      
         
4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Deadline: August 15, 2021
...
Continue reading ...
 

The Writer Magazine Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 6, 2021,
The Writer Magazine Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.

Deadline: August 12th, 2021

Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine

Word count: 1,000 words or less

Other prizes: Our second-place winner will receive $500 and publication on our website, writermag.com; our third-place winner ...


Continue reading ...
 

Stories That Need to be Told Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 5, 2021,
Stories That Need to be Told Anthology

$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 9, 2021. It doesn't matter if you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry—if it tells a story, it fits. Grand Prize: $1,000 and a two-year ($100) gift certificate to Duotrope. Five additional prizes of $200 will be given for stories that excel in the merits of Humor, Passion, Depth, and (any form of) Love. An additional $200 prize will be awarded in a wild card category, to be det...


Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate Magazine: Faithful

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 4, 2021,
Bible Advocate Magazine

2021 Bible Advocate Theme: Faithful

The focus of the Bible Advocate in 2021 will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news for writers: You are free to submit an article on any subject of your choosing. Please be sure to review our writer’s guidelines at baonline.org (About/Write For Us) before you submit, and read several back issues in our arch...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 3, 2021,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2021

27 categories to enter including: Long Marriage, Ode to an Inanimate Object, History, Education, Haiku, Mental Health, Infinity, He Makes Me Smile, Brotherly Love, Grandparents, Teacher, Siblings, Wife, Mother, A Good Feeling, An Accomplishment, Special People, Pets, War & Peace, Simplicity, Losing a Friend from COVID-19, Unconditional Love, Elderly Neighbor, Opinions, Dete...


Continue reading ...
 

Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology: Nature

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 2, 2021,

Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology: Nature      http://www.centraltexaswriterssociety.org

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Central Texas Writers Society accepts submissions of art, short stories, comedy, song lyrics, poetry, and prose. Stories may be no longer than 2000 words. There is no fee to enter. All rights revert back to the author and you must have the rights to your work. Please send no more than 3 items in any category to centraltexaswriterssociety@outlook.com as an attachment. Th...


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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 1, 2021,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100

10 categories to enter including loss, humor, women and science, nature, love, music and more. 

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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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