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_s_clark@yahoo.com  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 49,000 copies sold! 


WOW! Women On Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

June 30, 2022
WOW! Women On Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 - 1000 words) and in any style -- from personal essay and memoir to lyric essay and hybrid, and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.    

Electronic submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual email. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries.

Awards: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; 10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store.

Entry fee: $12; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: July 31, 2022.


 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July

June 29, 2022
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July    

CSPS Monthly contests are open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through this website, our blogsite, or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered.

All contests are judged by Alice Pero,...


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Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest

June 28, 2022
Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest       

Deadline: July 31, 2022.

Who may enter: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging.

Cash awards: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention. Additionally, the David Autry Sweepstakes Award is $250; ten other special awards are $50 each.

Fees: $5.00...


Continue reading...
 

Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests

June 27, 2022

Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests  http://www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You may enter 5 haiku for $7
Awards: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $150; Third Prize, $100. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.

The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You m...

Continue reading...
 

Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 Story Contest

June 26, 2022
Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 Story Contest

Our Spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, o...

Continue reading...
 

League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

June 26, 2022
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

No entries before May 1, 2022

Deadline: July 31, 2022     

Entry Fees: $2    Prizes: $10 - $125

14 categories to enter including: Humor, Myths & Fairy Tales, Aging, Narrative, Prairies, Ekphrastic, Off the Highway, Foreign Language, Persona, Minnesota Nature, Water, A Place Poem, Supply Chain, Tall Tales & Shaggy Dog Stories, and more.


Continue reading...
 

Cross Your Heart

June 25, 2022
Cross Your Heart

Cross Your Heart publishes young adult books that explore the joys and perils that every young adult can relate to as they navigate their own coming-of-age story. We want relatable characters, engaging stories, self-actualization, wild adventures, blooming teenage romance—really any and all of the wonderful aspects that a YA book can encompass. While this imprint is geared toward fiction, we w...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

June 25, 2022
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

We know that using the power of positive thinking helps you to achieve your goals and lead a happy, purposeful, and productive life. Almost anything is possible if you think you can. You can dream big, overcome challenges, create the best life possible for yourself, and turn adversity into opportunity.

How did you “think positive” and how did it change your life? Tell ...


Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

June 24, 2022
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest    

This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through July 31st. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is an 80-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quarter...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

June 24, 2022
Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of ...

Continue reading...
 

WOW! Women On Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

June 30, 2022
WOW! Women On Writing 2022 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 - 1000 words) and in any style -- from personal essay and memoir to lyric essay and hybrid, and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.    

Electronic submissions via email only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; multiple submissions okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual email. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries.

Awards: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store; 10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store.

Entry fee: $12; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: July 31, 2022.


 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July

June 29, 2022
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July    

CSPS Monthly contests are open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through this website, our blogsite, or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered.

All contests are judged by Alice Pero,...


Continue reading...
 

Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest

June 28, 2022
Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest       

Deadline: July 31, 2022.

Who may enter: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging.

Cash awards: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention. Additionally, the David Autry Sweepstakes Award is $250; ten other special awards are $50 each.

Fees: $5.00...


Continue reading...
 

Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests

June 27, 2022

Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests  http://www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You may enter 5 haiku for $7
Awards: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $150; Third Prize, $100. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.

The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You m...

Continue reading...
 

Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 Story Contest

June 26, 2022
Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 Story Contest

Our Spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, o...

Continue reading...
 

League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

June 26, 2022
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

No entries before May 1, 2022

Deadline: July 31, 2022     

Entry Fees: $2    Prizes: $10 - $125

14 categories to enter including: Humor, Myths & Fairy Tales, Aging, Narrative, Prairies, Ekphrastic, Off the Highway, Foreign Language, Persona, Minnesota Nature, Water, A Place Poem, Supply Chain, Tall Tales & Shaggy Dog Stories, and more.


Continue reading...
 

Cross Your Heart

June 25, 2022
Cross Your Heart

Cross Your Heart publishes young adult books that explore the joys and perils that every young adult can relate to as they navigate their own coming-of-age story. We want relatable characters, engaging stories, self-actualization, wild adventures, blooming teenage romance—really any and all of the wonderful aspects that a YA book can encompass. While this imprint is geared toward fiction, we w...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

June 25, 2022
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

We know that using the power of positive thinking helps you to achieve your goals and lead a happy, purposeful, and productive life. Almost anything is possible if you think you can. You can dream big, overcome challenges, create the best life possible for yourself, and turn adversity into opportunity.

How did you “think positive” and how did it change your life? Tell ...


Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

June 24, 2022
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest    

This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through July 31st. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is an 80-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quarter...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

June 24, 2022
Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of ...

Continue reading...
 

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

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