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.

Browsing Archive: August, 2009

Good Old Days

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
http://www.drgnetwork.com/pdfs/GDg08.pdf
---
Good Old Days tells the real stories of the people who lived and grew up in "the good old days" (about 1935-1965). These regular departments are in each issue: Good Old Days on Wheels (transportation: auto, plane, horse-drawn, train, bicycle, trolley, etc.), Good Old Days in the Kitchen (favorite foods, appliances, ways of cooking, recipes), Home Remedies (herbs and poultices, hometown doctors, harrowing kitchen table operations). Prefers 500-1,500 w...
Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 30, 2009, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Deadline: 11/01/09
Submit to: The First Line. E-mail (via MS Word or WordPerfect attachment) to:
submission@thefirstline.com.
Theme: Every story starts out the same: “Waiting for change always seems to take longer than you would expect.”
Type:
Short fiction stories (300-3,000 words) or nonfiction essays about your favorite first line of a literary work (500-800 words)
Payment: $20 for fiction, $10 for nonfiction

URL:
http://www.thefirstline.com
 

Continue reading ...
 

World Haiku Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Contest 
http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2009-world-haiku-competition.php

$2 ENTRY FEE
Seeking high quality haiku poetry pertaining to fall/winter.

Deadline September 15, 2009.

1st Place Prize -  $110 (US) & Certificate
2nd Place Prize -  $ 50
3rd Place Prize -  $ 20
 

Continue reading ...
 

Reading Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 28, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.readingwriters.com/contest.htm

NO ENTRY FEE
Go back... back to 1977. Choose a song from that year. Listen to the song. Create a 1977 story inspired by the song without using the actual lyrics in either the narrative or the dialogue. Grand prize $100, story published in The VERB, judge's opinion. Length may be up to 1,000 words.
Deadline October 15, 2009.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Higher Faith Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 27, 2009, In : Christian Publisher 
My Dear Artistic Friends,
 
My name is Teresa Ives Lilly. I have been creative since childhood and recently have pulled it all together to start an online E publishing company called Higher Faith Books. The website will be going up this week if possible. We are open to new authors of Christian fiction/nonfiction and/or very, very clean items. These can be long novels or short novels over 3000 words. 
 
We are also looking for stories for our upcoming anthologies White Picket Fence Stories,  ...

Continue reading ...
 

Anecdotes and Articles for Thriving Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Hello,
 
If you are interested in writing an article for Thriving Family, please send us a pitch (the more detailed, the better), the reason why you are qualified to write what you are pitching and a sample of your published work (attach one article that is at least 900 words). If you are interested in writing a humorous anecdote of 150 words or less, all you have to send is the anecdote in the body of an e-mail, along with your contact information.

Topics: I am looking for five different artic...

Continue reading ...
 

The Writer's Notebook

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Online magazine 
The Writer’s Notebook
Marcella Simmons, Publisher
106 Fletcher Dr.
Logansport, La. 71049
318-609-4751
Email: marcies04@bellsouth.net
http://writersnotebook.homestead.com

An online magazine for beginning poets and writers, published every 2 months (debuting in September 2009). We encourage new writers to subscribe to this online magazine and start writing today. We need manuscripts (ASAP) by August 25th for our first issue. No payment for now.

We encourage writers to write book reviews on magazines ...

Continue reading ...
 

Womens Artistic Network Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Contest 
CAROL E. DOERING POETRY CONTEST
http://www.womensartisticnetwork.org/15.html

$5 ENTRY FEE
First prize $100, second prize $75, third prize $50.
Deadline September 30, 2009. Any person is eligible.
Fifty lines maximum.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Disciples World

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 23, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
http://www.disciplesworld..com/dynamic.html?wspID=18

DisciplesWorld is a journal of news, opinion, and mission for the Christian Church. It is the people's journal, written and read by laity and clergy alike and featuring articles on a wide spectrum of topics, along with Bible lessons, columns, media reviews, meditations, poetry, and short fiction.  Payment is 16 cents per published word for feature articles. Authors also receive two complimentary copies of issues in which their articles appe...
Continue reading ...
 

2009 MWC Contest - Maumelle, Arkansas Arts Council

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 22, 2009, In : Contest 
Postmark deadline: October 1, 2009
 
One $10 fee allows each person to enter as many contests as they wish: My Point of View, I Volunteer Because (essay), High School Sweethearts Reunite, Anything Goes (fiction), Pancakes for Penguins (poetry), Shakespearean Sonnet (poetry)
 

Continue reading ...
 

Funds for Writers Annual Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 21, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.fundsforwriters.com/annualcontest.htm

FundsforWriters.com and VIPAuthors.com present an annual essay contest. Submit 750 words or less on the theme: Invisible Writing. Topic Suggestions:

If you couldn't publish, would you still write?
Do you write words you're afraid to publish?
Do you hide words you hope no one will see until after you're gone?
Do you write words so you can rip them up and destroy them?
Do you prefer to write anonymously?
Do you prefer to write and fear to publish?
Do yo...

Continue reading ...
 

Meditations on Divine Names

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 20, 2009, In : Poetry Anthology 
Deadline: 09/01/09.
Submit to: Meditations on Divine Names: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. E-mail via pasted-in text to:
info@moonrisepress.com.
Theme: About names of God, Supreme Being, the Almighty, YHWH, Christ, Allah, Goddess...
Type: Poetry (3 poems, 33 lines MAX).
URL:
http://www.moonrisepress.com/divine.html
 

Continue reading ...
 

Third Order Magazine: Faith, Fiction and the Occasional Extraterrestrial

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Religion is personal and societal; it changes single souls and entire worlds. The ways of God are not always easy or explainable. The way faith tells us to go is not always the way we expected. At Third Order Magazine, we're interested in exploring those dynamics. We're less DaVinci Code and more Flannery O'Connor -- with, of course, the occasional extraterrestrial.

We plan to publish, on a quarterly basis, mainstream/traditional, experimental and speculative short fiction that deals with fait...

Continue reading ...
 

Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, In : Contest 
Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for. 

Submission Guidelines:

Every poem receives a free critique!

1) Any style or form allowed. Any subject (with ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Kid's Ark: Friendship

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 17, 2009, In : Children's 
 
Our mission is to provide children with a solid biblical foundation on which to base their choices in life.
 
Upcoming Theme: "Friendship" - Stories about how believers in Christ Jesus need to be friends with other believers. We need the friendship of other Christians in our life because the Bible tells us to do this. We are to witness to our unsaved friends about the Lord. These stories can include the dangers of being led astray by friends who are not liv...

Continue reading ...
 

Catholic Digest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 16, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
http://www.catholicdigest.com/article/catholic-digest-publications-guidelines
---
Needs non-fiction, full-length articles (1,000-2,000 words) on almost any topic. The average length of a Catholic Digest feature article is 1,200-1,700 words. Readers have a wide range of interests -- religion, family, health, human relationships, nostalgia, good works, and more. Short, filler articles (less than 1,000 words). On average, Catholic Digest pays $100 for reprints or $200-300, for originals, upon publ...
Continue reading ...
 

The Ultimate Christian Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 15, 2009, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Feedback from retailers and our readers suggest there are many wonderful stories by and about Christians that are excluded when focusing only on pastors. In order to convey a more inclusive concept, embracing all the faithful, including lay ministers, children, and Christians of every denomination, we have changed the title for The Ultimate Pastor to The Ultimate Christian Living: Uplifting Stories and Profound Advice about Faith and Fellowship.

We have also extended the submission deadline fo...
Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 14, 2009, In : Contest 
Call for manuscripts: Postmark deadline: Sept. 30, 2009

Win cash, publication, and recognition! $100 first place winners, $75 second place winners, and $50 third place winners, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review

Contest Categories:

Short Story: 2,500 word maximum, any genre.
Creative Nonfiction: 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could includ (but are not limited to) memoir, food or travel writing, personal essays, new journalism, biography, nonfiction stories, and nature wri...

Continue reading ...
 

Southwest Writers Quarterly Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://southwestwriters.com/quarterlycontest.php

$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Anything Goes Poetry. Send us your poetry.. Any style. Any meter. Any subject. Any spacing. Rhymed or unrhymed. Just fit it on one page. Contact information may go on either cover page or the page with the poetry.Cash Prizes: Prizes: $150/1st Prize; $50/2nd Prize; $25/3rd Prize. Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

High Prairie Poets Bi-Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, In : Contest 
High Prairie Poets New Mexico State Poetry Society Bi-Monthly Contests
 
open to all poets
 
ELIGIBILITY: ALL POETS, U.S. and foreign. Poems must be in English, aligned on left margin of paper, (do not center poem on page), 12 point font is a must. DON’T “CAP” Titles.
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY the 20th of September, 2009. 
LINE LIMIT: There is a 32 line limit.
ENTRY FEE: $3.00 entry fee for the first poem and $1.00 each for additional poems. No email entries.
PRIZES: $25.00 1ST $10.00 2ND $5...

Continue reading ...
 

Knowonder!

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, In : Children's 
www.knowonder.com

A new Print Magazine created to promote literary premiers in September 2009. The magazine provides parents with one new story for every day of the month, so they're looking for a lot of stories. They prefer submissions be made via their online form, as it helps all submissions stay categorized in their databases. This is a nonpaying market, but every month, readers of the magazine will have the opportunity to vote for the top 3 stories. Those stories will all earn cash prize...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest: Your Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 10, 2009, In : Contest 
Every other month, Writer's Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. We'll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you'll submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest.
 
Your Story #20: Your Job
Write about the first day of your last job or the last day of your first job.
—From
The Writer's Book of Matches ...

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The JC Reporter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 9, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
The JC Reporter, 3190 Lancaster Dr. N.E., Salem OR 97305; 503-316-1220; fax 503-585-7228; cindy@thejctown.com; www.thejctown.com. Cindy Smith, publisher. Combined with radio & Web, we spread the Word and encourage, equip, and unite the local Body of Christ. Monthly & online newspaper. 70% unsolicited freelance; 30% assigned. Query/clips; fax/e-query OK. Accepts full mss by e-mail (attached file). Pays $25-75 for one-time rights. Articles to 700 words. (100/yr.); fiction to 700 words. (100/yr....

Continue reading ...
 

Paying Twitter-Based Market

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 8, 2009, In : Speciality Products 
http://shineanthology.wordpress.com/outshine-submission-guidelines

Looking for prose poems of optimistic, near future SF that fit within the 'tweet' limits of 140 characters. $5 per prose poem; submissions open July 6th.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Father's Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 7, 2009, In : Christian Publisher 
http://www.fatherspress.com/content/view/22/33/

We do not work with Agents. Father's Press has a very specific focus on the materials that it publishes, which included the following works:
 
Fiction (contemporary or historical) as long as the work does not espouse beliefs that are contrary to conservative Christian values. It is okay to mention other beliefs and values as part of the human experience, but the author should not use his/her work as a platform to promote them. Non Fiction: Histor...

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Good Housekeeping Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 6, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
Good Housekeeping addresses 25 million women. Most are married with children (anywhere from newborn to college age, but predominantly in the 6-12 age group) and work outside the home.
 
Submissions will be reviewed for the Blessings column on the back page. Submissions should be 500 words, about a person or event that proved to be a blessing in your life. We will also review health narratives -- stories of women (or a family member) who've overcome a significant medical problem, undergone a ...

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Anthology Builder's Match That Artwork Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.anthologybuilder.com/match-that-artwork.php
Deadline: September 20, 2009
NO ENTRY FEE

"To celebrate our graduation from beta testing, AnthologyBuilder invites authors of all skill levels to choose their favorite cover art from our database and write a story to match it....Because our site hosts a wide variety of science fiction and fantasy artwork, we expect that most submissions will fall into those genres. Nevertheless, submissions in all genres are welcome." Entries will be judged ...
Continue reading ...
 

Hint Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, In : Fiction Anthology 
Tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2010, W.W. Norton will publish an anthology of Hint Fiction. What is Hint Fiction? It's a story of 25 words or less that suggests a larger, more complex story. The thesis of the anthology is to prove that a story 25 words or less can have as much impact as a story 2,500 words or longer. The anthology will include between 100 and 150 stories. We want your best work."
Submissions: August 1-31, 2009
.

Pays: $25/story for World and Audio rights. 
For more i...

Continue reading ...
 

New Web Address

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 3, 2009,
Please make note of the new web address for this blog site:

www.christwriters.info

A shorter address may be helpful!

Thanks, Sally

Continue reading ...
 

Discovering New Mysteries Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 3, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.newmysteries.org/submission_guidelines/

NO ENTRY FEE
Discovering New Mysteries is now accepting submissions of original plays, screenplays, teleplays, and short stories for both adult and youth audiences. Deadline for submissions is August 30, 2009. A panel of professional readers will blindly review the submissions and narrow the field to the final mysteries, who- dunnits, cops-n-robbers, courtroom dramas, thrillers, suspense or adventures. Nearly $20,000 in cash prizes for winners ...

Continue reading ...
 

Two New Anthologies

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 2, 2009, In : E-book 
Teresa Lilly is putting together an anthology of stories called White Picket Fence Tales. She is accepting 10,000 to 20,000 word stories (give or take a few words)   (all clean) that somehow include the white picket fence theme of old fashioned stories.   Romance, (no sex), no swearing, Historical, no contemporary, etc. Light mystery,( no blood and gore).
 
Also an anthology called, Christmas Village Stories that come to mind when a person sees a porcelain Christmas village set up or lit up. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Lit Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 1, 2009, In : Online magazine 
Lit Magazine: A Free Quarterly Online Literary Journal.
 
Planned launch date: Sept. 2009
 
Submissions seeking: 1-3 Poems per submission, 30 lines or less, no profanity or pornography, please. Inspirational Poems especially welcomed.
 
Please include the words "Lit Mag" somewhere in your subject line, otherwise, I will not open it, for web safety reasons. If interested in this project, please contact Lori Simpson at: lorisimpson123@gmail.com or (210)534-7608
 
Thank You Very Much For Your Ti...

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Browsing Archive: August, 2009

Good Old Days

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
http://www.drgnetwork.com/pdfs/GDg08.pdf
---
Good Old Days tells the real stories of the people who lived and grew up in "the good old days" (about 1935-1965). These regular departments are in each issue: Good Old Days on Wheels (transportation: auto, plane, horse-drawn, train, bicycle, trolley, etc.), Good Old Days in the Kitchen (favorite foods, appliances, ways of cooking, recipes), Home Remedies (herbs and poultices, hometown doctors, harrowing kitchen table operations). Prefers 500-1,500 w...
Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 30, 2009, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Deadline: 11/01/09
Submit to: The First Line. E-mail (via MS Word or WordPerfect attachment) to:
submission@thefirstline.com.
Theme: Every story starts out the same: “Waiting for change always seems to take longer than you would expect.”
Type:
Short fiction stories (300-3,000 words) or nonfiction essays about your favorite first line of a literary work (500-800 words)
Payment: $20 for fiction, $10 for nonfiction

URL:
http://www.thefirstline.com
 

Continue reading ...
 

World Haiku Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 29, 2009, In : Contest 
http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2009-world-haiku-competition.php

$2 ENTRY FEE
Seeking high quality haiku poetry pertaining to fall/winter.

Deadline September 15, 2009.

1st Place Prize -  $110 (US) & Certificate
2nd Place Prize -  $ 50
3rd Place Prize -  $ 20
 

Continue reading ...
 

Reading Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 28, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.readingwriters.com/contest.htm

NO ENTRY FEE
Go back... back to 1977. Choose a song from that year. Listen to the song. Create a 1977 story inspired by the song without using the actual lyrics in either the narrative or the dialogue. Grand prize $100, story published in The VERB, judge's opinion. Length may be up to 1,000 words.
Deadline October 15, 2009.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Higher Faith Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 27, 2009, In : Christian Publisher 
My Dear Artistic Friends,
 
My name is Teresa Ives Lilly. I have been creative since childhood and recently have pulled it all together to start an online E publishing company called Higher Faith Books. The website will be going up this week if possible. We are open to new authors of Christian fiction/nonfiction and/or very, very clean items. These can be long novels or short novels over 3000 words. 
 
We are also looking for stories for our upcoming anthologies White Picket Fence Stories,  ...

Continue reading ...
 

Anecdotes and Articles for Thriving Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Hello,
 
If you are interested in writing an article for Thriving Family, please send us a pitch (the more detailed, the better), the reason why you are qualified to write what you are pitching and a sample of your published work (attach one article that is at least 900 words). If you are interested in writing a humorous anecdote of 150 words or less, all you have to send is the anecdote in the body of an e-mail, along with your contact information.

Topics: I am looking for five different artic...

Continue reading ...
 

The Writer's Notebook

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Online magazine 
The Writer’s Notebook
Marcella Simmons, Publisher
106 Fletcher Dr.
Logansport, La. 71049
318-609-4751
Email: marcies04@bellsouth.net
http://writersnotebook.homestead.com

An online magazine for beginning poets and writers, published every 2 months (debuting in September 2009). We encourage new writers to subscribe to this online magazine and start writing today. We need manuscripts (ASAP) by August 25th for our first issue. No payment for now.

We encourage writers to write book reviews on magazines ...

Continue reading ...
 

Womens Artistic Network Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : Contest 
CAROL E. DOERING POETRY CONTEST
http://www.womensartisticnetwork.org/15.html

$5 ENTRY FEE
First prize $100, second prize $75, third prize $50.
Deadline September 30, 2009. Any person is eligible.
Fifty lines maximum.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Disciples World

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 23, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
http://www.disciplesworld..com/dynamic.html?wspID=18

DisciplesWorld is a journal of news, opinion, and mission for the Christian Church. It is the people's journal, written and read by laity and clergy alike and featuring articles on a wide spectrum of topics, along with Bible lessons, columns, media reviews, meditations, poetry, and short fiction.  Payment is 16 cents per published word for feature articles. Authors also receive two complimentary copies of issues in which their articles appe...
Continue reading ...
 

2009 MWC Contest - Maumelle, Arkansas Arts Council

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 22, 2009, In : Contest 
Postmark deadline: October 1, 2009
 
One $10 fee allows each person to enter as many contests as they wish: My Point of View, I Volunteer Because (essay), High School Sweethearts Reunite, Anything Goes (fiction), Pancakes for Penguins (poetry), Shakespearean Sonnet (poetry)
 
More details: http://maumellearts.com/Contests.html

Continue reading ...
 

Funds for Writers Annual Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 21, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.fundsforwriters.com/annualcontest.htm

FundsforWriters.com and VIPAuthors.com present an annual essay contest. Submit 750 words or less on the theme: Invisible Writing. Topic Suggestions:

If you couldn't publish, would you still write?
Do you write words you're afraid to publish?
Do you hide words you hope no one will see until after you're gone?
Do you write words so you can rip them up and destroy them?
Do you prefer to write anonymously?
Do you prefer to write and fear to publish?
Do yo...

Continue reading ...
 

Meditations on Divine Names

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 20, 2009, In : Poetry Anthology 
Deadline: 09/01/09.
Submit to: Meditations on Divine Names: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. E-mail via pasted-in text to:
info@moonrisepress.com.
Theme: About names of God, Supreme Being, the Almighty, YHWH, Christ, Allah, Goddess...
Type: Poetry (3 poems, 33 lines MAX).
URL:
http://www.moonrisepress.com/divine.html
 
from: www.writersreliefblog.com

Continue reading ...
 

Third Order Magazine: Faith, Fiction and the Occasional Extraterrestrial

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Religion is personal and societal; it changes single souls and entire worlds. The ways of God are not always easy or explainable. The way faith tells us to go is not always the way we expected. At Third Order Magazine, we're interested in exploring those dynamics. We're less DaVinci Code and more Flannery O'Connor -- with, of course, the occasional extraterrestrial.

We plan to publish, on a quarterly basis, mainstream/traditional, experimental and speculative short fiction that deals with fait...

Continue reading ...
 

Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, In : Contest 
Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for. 

Submission Guidelines:

Every poem receives a free critique!

1) Any style or form allowed. Any subject (with ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Kid's Ark: Friendship

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 17, 2009, In : Children's 
www.thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm
 
Our mission is to provide children with a solid biblical foundation on which to base their choices in life.
 
Upcoming Theme: "Friendship" - Stories about how believers in Christ Jesus need to be friends with other believers. We need the friendship of other Christians in our life because the Bible tells us to do this. We are to witness to our unsaved friends about the Lord. These stories can include the dangers of being led astray by friends who are not liv...

Continue reading ...
 

Catholic Digest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 16, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
http://www.catholicdigest.com/article/catholic-digest-publications-guidelines
---
Needs non-fiction, full-length articles (1,000-2,000 words) on almost any topic. The average length of a Catholic Digest feature article is 1,200-1,700 words. Readers have a wide range of interests -- religion, family, health, human relationships, nostalgia, good works, and more. Short, filler articles (less than 1,000 words). On average, Catholic Digest pays $100 for reprints or $200-300, for originals, upon publ...
Continue reading ...
 

The Ultimate Christian Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 15, 2009, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Feedback from retailers and our readers suggest there are many wonderful stories by and about Christians that are excluded when focusing only on pastors. In order to convey a more inclusive concept, embracing all the faithful, including lay ministers, children, and Christians of every denomination, we have changed the title for The Ultimate Pastor to The Ultimate Christian Living: Uplifting Stories and Profound Advice about Faith and Fellowship.

We have also extended the submission deadline fo...
Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 14, 2009, In : Contest 
Call for manuscripts: Postmark deadline: Sept. 30, 2009

Win cash, publication, and recognition! $100 first place winners, $75 second place winners, and $50 third place winners, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review

Contest Categories:

Short Story: 2,500 word maximum, any genre.
Creative Nonfiction: 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could includ (but are not limited to) memoir, food or travel writing, personal essays, new journalism, biography, nonfiction stories, and nature wri...

Continue reading ...
 

Southwest Writers Quarterly Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://southwestwriters.com/quarterlycontest.php

$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Anything Goes Poetry. Send us your poetry.. Any style. Any meter. Any subject. Any spacing. Rhymed or unrhymed. Just fit it on one page. Contact information may go on either cover page or the page with the poetry.Cash Prizes: Prizes: $150/1st Prize; $50/2nd Prize; $25/3rd Prize. Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

High Prairie Poets Bi-Monthly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, In : Contest 
High Prairie Poets New Mexico State Poetry Society Bi-Monthly Contests
 
open to all poets
 
ELIGIBILITY: ALL POETS, U.S. and foreign. Poems must be in English, aligned on left margin of paper, (do not center poem on page), 12 point font is a must. DON’T “CAP” Titles.
DEADLINE: POSTMARKED BY the 20th of September, 2009. 
LINE LIMIT: There is a 32 line limit.
ENTRY FEE: $3.00 entry fee for the first poem and $1.00 each for additional poems. No email entries.
PRIZES: $25.00 1ST $10.00 2ND $5...

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Knowonder!

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, In : Children's 
www.knowonder.com

A new Print Magazine created to promote literary premiers in September 2009. The magazine provides parents with one new story for every day of the month, so they're looking for a lot of stories. They prefer submissions be made via their online form, as it helps all submissions stay categorized in their databases. This is a nonpaying market, but every month, readers of the magazine will have the opportunity to vote for the top 3 stories. Those stories will all earn cash prize...

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Writer's Digest: Your Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 10, 2009, In : Contest 
Every other month, Writer's Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. We'll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you'll submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest.
 
Your Story #20: Your Job
Write about the first day of your last job or the last day of your first job.
—From
The Writer's Book of Matches ...

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The JC Reporter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 9, 2009, In : Christian Print Magazine 
The JC Reporter, 3190 Lancaster Dr. N.E., Salem OR 97305; 503-316-1220; fax 503-585-7228; cindy@thejctown.com; www.thejctown.com. Cindy Smith, publisher. Combined with radio & Web, we spread the Word and encourage, equip, and unite the local Body of Christ. Monthly & online newspaper. 70% unsolicited freelance; 30% assigned. Query/clips; fax/e-query OK. Accepts full mss by e-mail (attached file). Pays $25-75 for one-time rights. Articles to 700 words. (100/yr.); fiction to 700 words. (100/yr....

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Paying Twitter-Based Market

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 8, 2009, In : Speciality Products 
http://shineanthology.wordpress.com/outshine-submission-guidelines

Looking for prose poems of optimistic, near future SF that fit within the 'tweet' limits of 140 characters. $5 per prose poem; submissions open July 6th.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Father's Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 7, 2009, In : Christian Publisher 
http://www.fatherspress.com/content/view/22/33/

We do not work with Agents. Father's Press has a very specific focus on the materials that it publishes, which included the following works:
 
Fiction (contemporary or historical) as long as the work does not espouse beliefs that are contrary to conservative Christian values. It is okay to mention other beliefs and values as part of the human experience, but the author should not use his/her work as a platform to promote them. Non Fiction: Histor...

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Good Housekeeping Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 6, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
Good Housekeeping addresses 25 million women. Most are married with children (anywhere from newborn to college age, but predominantly in the 6-12 age group) and work outside the home.
 
Submissions will be reviewed for the Blessings column on the back page. Submissions should be 500 words, about a person or event that proved to be a blessing in your life. We will also review health narratives -- stories of women (or a family member) who've overcome a significant medical problem, undergone a ...

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Anthology Builder's Match That Artwork Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 5, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.anthologybuilder.com/match-that-artwork.php
Deadline: September 20, 2009
NO ENTRY FEE

"To celebrate our graduation from beta testing, AnthologyBuilder invites authors of all skill levels to choose their favorite cover art from our database and write a story to match it....Because our site hosts a wide variety of science fiction and fantasy artwork, we expect that most submissions will fall into those genres. Nevertheless, submissions in all genres are welcome." Entries will be judged ...
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Hint Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, In : Fiction Anthology 
Tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2010, W.W. Norton will publish an anthology of Hint Fiction. What is Hint Fiction? It's a story of 25 words or less that suggests a larger, more complex story. The thesis of the anthology is to prove that a story 25 words or less can have as much impact as a story 2,500 words or longer. The anthology will include between 100 and 150 stories. We want your best work."
Submissions: August 1-31, 2009
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Pays: $25/story for World and Audio rights. 
For more i...

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New Web Address

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 3, 2009,
Please make note of the new web address for this blog site:

www.christwriters.info

A shorter address may be helpful!

Thanks, Sally

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Discovering New Mysteries Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 3, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.newmysteries.org/submission_guidelines/

NO ENTRY FEE
Discovering New Mysteries is now accepting submissions of original plays, screenplays, teleplays, and short stories for both adult and youth audiences. Deadline for submissions is August 30, 2009. A panel of professional readers will blindly review the submissions and narrow the field to the final mysteries, who- dunnits, cops-n-robbers, courtroom dramas, thrillers, suspense or adventures. Nearly $20,000 in cash prizes for winners ...

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Two New Anthologies

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 2, 2009, In : E-book 
Teresa Lilly is putting together an anthology of stories called White Picket Fence Tales. She is accepting 10,000 to 20,000 word stories (give or take a few words)   (all clean) that somehow include the white picket fence theme of old fashioned stories.   Romance, (no sex), no swearing, Historical, no contemporary, etc. Light mystery,( no blood and gore).
 
Also an anthology called, Christmas Village Stories that come to mind when a person sees a porcelain Christmas village set up or lit up. ...

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Lit Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 1, 2009, In : Online magazine 
Lit Magazine: A Free Quarterly Online Literary Journal.
 
Planned launch date: Sept. 2009
 
Submissions seeking: 1-3 Poems per submission, 30 lines or less, no profanity or pornography, please. Inspirational Poems especially welcomed.
 
Please include the words "Lit Mag" somewhere in your subject line, otherwise, I will not open it, for web safety reasons. If interested in this project, please contact Lori Simpson at: lorisimpson123@gmail.com or (210)534-7608
 
Thank You Very Much For Your Ti...

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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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