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





Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

May 24, 2017
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
 
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
 
The Short Story Award for New Writers contest is held three times a year and is open to submissions in January/February, May/June, and September/October, with the following deadlines: February 28 | June 30 | October 31
 
Reading Fee: $18 per submission
 
Prizes: 1st place: $2,500 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies, 2nd place: $500*, 3rd place: $300*
 
*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue


 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

May 23, 2017
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 June 30th. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is a 50-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quar...

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Literal Latte Short Short Contest

May 22, 2017
Literal Latté Short Short Contest
 
First Prize $500
Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
Postmark by June 30th.
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.

Continue reading...
 

MSPS Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

May 21, 2017
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading...
 

Christian Courier

May 20, 2017
Christian Courier
 
Established 70 years ago, Christian Courier is an independent biweekly that seeks to engage creatively in critical Christian journalism, connecting Christians with a network of culturally savvy partners in faith for the purpose of inspiring all to participate in God’s renewing work with his creation.
 
If you'd like to write for us, email Angela @ Editor  or Monica @ Features Editor.  For book or movie revi...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

May 19, 2017
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

We do love our families but they can also drive us crazy! It’s fun to read about all those wacky relatives and compare them to our own. These true stories, either serious or hilarious, will touch your heart or make you laugh… or both. They will make you see that other families are not that different from your own, and that when push comes to shove, we all need our crazy families. Please submit using your real name. We ...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June

May 18, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to regi...

Continue reading...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over

May 17, 2017
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over
 
Deadline:  June 19, 2016
 
 For an upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction, we’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not.
 
All essays submitted will be considered for publication; this is a paying market. Essays must be previously unpublished and ...

Continue reading...
 

Twelve Points Collective: Modern Relationships

May 16, 2017
Twelve Points Collective Anthology
 
This issue’s theme: modern relationships
 
Hook-up Culture, Online dating, Falling in love with your cat, and falling in love the old fashion way. Nothing is taboo. This is the world we live in. We’re asking to hear it all. The most beautiful relationships to the most depressing heartbreaks. We want your rendition of Modern Relationships.
 
This anthology seeks a place on the bookshelves of those welcomi...

Continue reading...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

May 16, 2017

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

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

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!



Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream


 

 

(Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream.)

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration pictured above by Harold Anderson. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.

To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2017. The winning limerick will be ann...


Continue reading...
 

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

May 24, 2017
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
 
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
 
The Short Story Award for New Writers contest is held three times a year and is open to submissions in January/February, May/June, and September/October, with the following deadlines: February 28 | June 30 | October 31
 
Reading Fee: $18 per submission
 
Prizes: 1st place: $2,500 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies, 2nd place: $500*, 3rd place: $300*
 
*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue


 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

May 23, 2017
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 June 30th. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is a 50-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quar...

Continue reading...
 

Literal Latte Short Short Contest

May 22, 2017
Literal Latté Short Short Contest
 
First Prize $500
Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
Postmark by June 30th.
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.

Continue reading...
 

MSPS Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

May 21, 2017
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading...
 

Christian Courier

May 20, 2017
Christian Courier
 
Established 70 years ago, Christian Courier is an independent biweekly that seeks to engage creatively in critical Christian journalism, connecting Christians with a network of culturally savvy partners in faith for the purpose of inspiring all to participate in God’s renewing work with his creation.
 
If you'd like to write for us, email Angela @ Editor  or Monica @ Features Editor.  For book or movie revi...

Continue reading...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

May 19, 2017
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

We do love our families but they can also drive us crazy! It’s fun to read about all those wacky relatives and compare them to our own. These true stories, either serious or hilarious, will touch your heart or make you laugh… or both. They will make you see that other families are not that different from your own, and that when push comes to shove, we all need our crazy families. Please submit using your real name. We ...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June

May 18, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to regi...

Continue reading...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over

May 17, 2017
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over
 
Deadline:  June 19, 2016
 
 For an upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction, we’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not.
 
All essays submitted will be considered for publication; this is a paying market. Essays must be previously unpublished and ...

Continue reading...
 

Twelve Points Collective: Modern Relationships

May 16, 2017
Twelve Points Collective Anthology
 
This issue’s theme: modern relationships
 
Hook-up Culture, Online dating, Falling in love with your cat, and falling in love the old fashion way. Nothing is taboo. This is the world we live in. We’re asking to hear it all. The most beautiful relationships to the most depressing heartbreaks. We want your rendition of Modern Relationships.
 
This anthology seeks a place on the bookshelves of those welcomi...

Continue reading...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

May 16, 2017

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

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

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!



Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream


 

 

(Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream.)

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration pictured above by Harold Anderson. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.

To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2017. The winning limerick will be ann...


Continue reading...
 

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