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: May, 2009

Seeking New Christian Children's Book Reviewer

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2009, In : Children's 

We're Seeking a New Reviewer!


I've been thinking about reviewing lightly illustrated (and maybe even non-illustrated) books for kids 8 and older at CCBR. For a long time. Your responses to our survey indicate you'd like this, too. So help us in our search for a new reviewer! Please pass the word along to your friends - maybe even include a link to this post on your blog or website, or in a forum you frequent. Thank you!






Christian Children's Book Review (CCBR) is seeking a Christian book r...

Continue reading ...
 

eHow is Looking for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 30, 2009,
eHow is Looking for Writers of All Levels to Write How-To ArticleseHow: How To Do Just About Everything

How would you like to share your knowledge, meet other writers and get paid?

You can accomplish all this and more when you write for eHow.

eHow is one of the top informational sites on the web. We provide over 32 million visitors a month with solutions to all of their problems, projects and questions. We are now recruiting new writers to contribute to our vast library of information.
 
How much money can you make writing for eH...

Continue reading ...
 

Grandma's Quilts/Grandpa's Attic

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 29, 2009, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 
Silver Boomer Books seeks submissions for an anthology tentatively identified as Grandma's Quilts/Grandpa's Attic. Submissions of prose and poetry should be submitted pursuant to these guidelines by September 15, 2009.

Electronic submission is preferred, with the manuscript or poem pasted into the body of the email. We are giving first preference to poetry of less than 50 lines, and prose not exceeding 1500 words. Poetry shorter than 12 lines tickles the editor in charge of formating and stan...

Continue reading ...
 

The Bloom Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 28, 2009, In : Contest 

This award celebrates the life of Mildred Bloom, Matriarch of Blooming Tree Press. Mildred Bloom passed away in 2007 at the amazing age of 88, but in those previous 88 years she touch thousands of peoples lives with her generosity, hard work, faith and her never-ending belief that hopes and dreams will always prevail.

This award is for unpublished children's authors only. Each year's award will consist of a different genre, age group and imprint. This award WILL result in a publishing contrac...


Continue reading ...
 

Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/

NO ENTRY FEE
Enter Real Simple's second-annual Life Lessons essay contest and you could have your essay published in Real Simple; win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel
accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors; and receive a prize of $3,000. Deadline September 7, 2009. Open to legal residents of...

Continue reading ...
 

Monster Fighters

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, In : Children's 

Pay: $150 per selected story

NEEDED: creative writer (children's works). We're looking for a creative writer to work with us on an exciting new concept for the children's market (ages 2-7). Writers will be paid $150 for each selected story. Topic: Create a Monster Fighter hero/heroine character and storyline designed to protect children and fight their bedtime-specific fears. These characters may be individuals or a group of Monster Fighters. Typical childhood fears include monsters, thunder...


Continue reading ...
 

Online course - June 1st - 15th

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2009, In : Online writing course 
BODY LANGUAGE and EMOTION!!
 by Mary Buckham
 Registration $35 at
www.MaryBuckham.com  click on ONLINE CLASSES

  If you think you have a good handle on the intentional body language your characters use on the page but want to create more depth, greater subtext, clearer messages for your readers, then consider EMOTIONAL BODY LANGUAGE.

 You’ll learn:

 * The differences between aggressive and defensive body language
 * Dominant and Submissive body signals
 * Negative body messages
 * Open, closed or...

Continue reading ...
 

CoolStuff4Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.coolstuff4writers.com/Contest.html

Deadline: May 31, 2009

NO ENTRY FEE
Your challenge this month is to submit the first three pages of your unpublished manuscript. All genres are welcome. Please don't include a synopsis. You may include a blurb of no more than 200 words. You MUST include the Title, Genre and your contact information. Winner receives $25 (US Dollars) and a critique of his first chapter. Submit entries to sandy@coolstuff4writers.com with "May Contest" in the subject li...

Continue reading ...
 

ByLine Magazine Contests for August

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2009, In : Contest 
Poem about a body partDeadline August 8, 2008. Unrhymed or skillfully rhymed. Under 30 lines. Keep the language contemporary. Entry fee $3. Prizes: $35, $20, $10.
 
Short article Deadline August 15, 2008. Any non fiction subject suitable for a magazine or newspaper. Maximum word length 1,500. Entry fee $5. Prizes: $40, $30, $20.
 
Etheree (suggested by subscriber Helen E. Rilling) — Deadline August 22, 2008. The etheree is a form poem consisting of 10 lines with graduated syllables....

Continue reading ...
 

Front Street Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2009, In : Children's 
http://www.frontstreetbooks.com/

High quality fiction for children and young adults and sophisticated picture books from here and abroad. Front Street's young adult fiction often deals with children in crisis or children at risk, offering hope and succor, however difficult the subject. Our picture books emphasize art and design. We strive to expose young readers to the best literature available in other countries, cultures, and languages.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Just Cause, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 21, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
National and international stories covering charitable causes, charitable organizations, volunteer services, fundraisers, and profiles of "doers and givers." Coverage sectors are Arts, Education, Healthcare, The Environment, Civic Causes and International Issues. Payment by negotiation but is "higher than most comparable magazines".

Guidelines:
http://justcauseit.com/help/contributor-guidelines  
 
from: http://www.worldwidefreelance.com

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings Christian Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, In : Literary Journal 

Weavings journal is a quarterly publication that promotes a pattern of faithful living marked by prayer, community, and engagement. Such living, to which laity and clergy alike are called, embraces all those expressions of discipline and discipleship that mark the Christian's response to God's work of weaving together the torn fabric of life.  http://www.upperroom.org/weavings/writers_guidelines.asp

Turning the World Upside Down

Vol. XXV, No. 2 (Spring)

All Proposals Due 6/02/09
All Assignme...

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers 2009 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, In : Contest 
White County Creative Writers (located in Arkansas) is offering fourteen contests including Children's Story, Short Story, Love Poetry, Humor, Westerns, Fantasy, Essay, Mystery, and Memoir in conjunction with their 14th annual writers' conference. You do NOT have to attend the conference or be a member to enter.

Prizes range from $10 - $25. Entry fees are $5 for the first entry, $3 for each entry after that.

Deadline: July 24, 2009

http://www.whitecountycreativewriters.org/id52.html
...

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Kingdom Works, Inc. Literary Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 18, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.kingdomworksinc.org

$10 ENTRY FEE
Kingdomworks, Inc. announces its first annual literary contest. Prize is $150. Theme is "How I got over". Entry must be a nonfiction, unpublished testimonial of no more than 3,000 words of how you overcame a difficult situation. Work will be featured in the Anointed Pen Newsletter. Proceeds will go towards the Ohree-Underwood Empowerment Fund.
Deadline July 15, 2009.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Fall 2009 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 17, 2009, In : Contest 
Postmark Deadline: July 30
http://www.houstonwritersguild.org/Contests.htm

The Houston Writers Guild, formerly the Fort Bend Writers Guild, announces its Fall 2009 Writers Contests. We will award $500 for the best novel in any genre, plus additional prizes in the categories of short story, personal essay, poetry, and a lifetime achievement award for published authors. The novel contest is open to all unpublished and not under contract novelists & screenwriters anywhere in the world. Non-memb...

Continue reading ...
 

Wrecked for the Ordinary

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 16, 2009, In : Christian Online Magazine 
2421 Ellington Cir., Nashville TN 37211; 615-512-5488
Jeff Goins, editor. Contact: editor@wreckedfortheordinary.com  

Seeks to awake and challenge a generation of young adults to follow an unsafe Christ in a world numbed by pop Christianity. No Payment. Articles 600-800 words; longer pieces divided into 2-part series.
http://www.wrecked.org/?isfunction=contribute 
from: www.stuartmarket.blogspot.com

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 15, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
Submissions are being accepted for 300-3,000 word fiction stories that begins with the first line provided or 500-800 word non-ficiton critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work. Pays $20 for fiction and $10 for nonfiction plus a copy of the issue in which your piece appears.
 
Fall:
“My life is a sham.”
Due date: August 1, 2009
 
More details at: http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Continue reading ...
 

A Devil's Dictionary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.uga.edu/garev/devil.html

NO ENTRY FEE NOTED
The Georgia Review seeks submissions for a special feature, "A Devil's Dictionary for the Twenty-First Century"--an update of Ambrose Bierce's brilliant satirical work The Devil's
Dictionary, published just about one hundred years ago. Writers are invited to send one or two original dictionary entries--maximum length, two hundred words each--for publication consideration. Those who renew or purchase a subscription to the Georgia Review may ...

Continue reading ...
 

Art Affairs Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.shadetreecreations.com/ArtAffair_Announcements.htm

Art Affair is a private organization sponsored by Barbara Shepherd of Oklahoma City, OK, to encourage writers of Poetry, Short Stories and, especially, Western Short Stories, to work at their trade and be recognized and rewarded for their efforts. To accomplish that goal, Art Affair holds three annual contests--one for poets, one for western short story writers, and a contest for general short fiction writers.
 
$3 ENTRY FEE
Art Af...

Continue reading ...
 

Audio Short Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, In : Online and Audio Magazine 
www.audioshortstories.com

A new website now is being made that will bring unpublished authors and listeners together! The premise is simple. The author agrees to give audioshortstories.com authorization to sell your audio short story (or poetry collection) for $2.95 per download. The author receives a 33% royalty fee. That's it! You can start getting paid for your work immediately. And the best part is you pay ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! There are no hidden fees or contracts to sign. Please email for...

Continue reading ...
 

A Cup of Comfort for Couples: Stories That Celebrate What it Means to be in Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2009, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
It is said that love works in mysterious ways. And this anthology will reveal the many mysteries as well as the inner workings of true love. Of course, being a "happy couple" involves more than being in love, and making a romantic relationship work takes more than romance. So this book will feature uplifting true stories with a balanced mix of tones—romantic, poignant, humorous—and on a wide range of topics: From falling in love to the secrets of lasting love. From celebrating special mom...

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Poetry in Science

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 10, 2009, In : Poetry Anthology 
Call for poetry submissions for new book, "Poetry/Science"
Submissions close 31 December 2009
 
Canadian publishers Neil Harding McAlister and Zara McAlister invite poems of all styles for a collection of poetry for the age of science and technology (both paperback and on-line editions), to be released in summer, 2010.
 
This is not a contest. There are no prizes. This is not a vanity publishing scam: there is no "reading fee," and you do not have to buy anything.
 
We want new, cutting edge ...

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Hill Country Sun

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 9, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
Hill Country Sun publishes stories about interesting people, places, or things to do in the Texas Hill Country. The stories are written for people who live in the Hill Country and for people who want to visit and travel in the Hill Country. It is a resource guide to help people plan for what they want to do to get the most out of their Hill Country travels. It is important that you read the Hill Country Sun thoroughly to get the feel for how our stories are written.
 
Stories should be betwe...

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Nat'l Assoc. of Baby Boomer Women Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2009, In : Contest 

NO ENTRY FEE
Enter YOUR Age of Elegance Contest sponsored by National Association of Baby Boomer Women to Win $100 Cash and FREE Membership or Renewal into NABBW. According to author Chloe Jon Paul who wrote, Entering the Age of Elegance - A Rite of Passage & Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman, this second adulthood reaches us around age forty and if this rite of passage isn't done with style and grace, we can become disoriented and lose our way. We want to know what the Age of Eleg...

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The Lah Dee Dah Dee Dah Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2009, In : Contest 
ENTRY FEE $5 for one poem or $10 for 3 poems.  **Either U.S. or Canadian dollars are fine.  Prize money is paid in Canadian  dollars.  If sending from the U.S., kindly include an extra $1 for postage and I will povide the envelope for the s.a.s.e.**

First Prize: $100. Second Prize: $50. Third Prize: $25. Plus 18 Honourable Mention Awards. All winning poems to receive a fancy certificate, plus all winning poems to be published in a chapbook, plus all the winners to receive one free chapbook for...

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Inspiriti Literary Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, In : Contest 

Inspirit, the Literary Journal of
Baughman Memorial
United Methodist Church

228 Bridge Street
New Cumberland PA  17070

2009 Inspirit Poetry Contest

The Fourth Annual National Inspirit Poetry Prize. $500 prize and publication in the journal Inspirit for the best unpublished poem (limit 100 lines, no translations) exploring issues of Christianity, culture, faith, and/or nature. Submit SASE, $10 reading fee drawn to Rabbit Press, and 2 copies of up to 3 poems (one set with author identificati...


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Texas State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, In : Contest 
$3 to enter 5 poems in a variety of 100 contests. Prizes range from $25 - $400.
 
Some of the categories include: new beginnings, you and me against the world, a haibun, the Bill of Rights, the beauty of Texas, loss of a family member, an important disagreement, flowers, heroism, Texas ranching, humorous, Shakespearean sonnet, family, Cinquains, doubt, mountains, and many more!

Deadline is August 15, 2009.

See full details at: www.poetrysocietyoftexas.org/PST2009Brochure.pdf

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Bay Area Writers League

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 4, 2009, In : Contest 
Bay Area Writers League in Webster, TX, (just south of Houston) has extended their contest deadline to May 10, 2009.
 
Categories are Novel, Book Length Nonfiction, Short Story, Essay, and Poetry. Prizes range from $50 - $250. Entries fees range from $10 - $20.
 
See full details at: www.bawl.org

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Twitter Directory of Christian Authors

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 3, 2009,
ChristianBookVideos.com has created a directory of Christian authors who are using Twitter. This directory is designed as a one-stop place for Christian book fans to find authors they want to follow on Twitter.

Twitter is rapidly becoming a social networking phenomenon with a growth rate of 50 percent a month for the past couple of months. Twitter allows individuals to connect with other people through short (140 characters in length) messages sent throughout the day.

ChristianBookVideos.com...

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The Shine Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 2, 2009, In : Online magazine 
The Shine Journal has been online since January 2007. It is a home for some of the best, most exceptional flash fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and photography in the world!
 
I like work that makes me think or makes me laugh or makes me cry. Work that makes me "feel" holds special appeal. I like new AND experienced storytellers, poets, artists and photographers! Unless specifically announced, there is no particular theme. Send your best work and be assured that I'll view and/or read with ...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Book of Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 1, 2009, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
New Extended Deadline

Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Book of Miracles, with co-author LeAnn Thieman, is looking for true stories showing signs and wonders God is performing today. We invite people of all faiths to share their stories of ordinary people whose lives are transformed by wondrous events. Whether a "Divine coincidence," an appearance of God, or answered prayers, this book will show God's miracle power in action, alive and very active in the world today!

Please share your heart-warmi...

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Browsing Archive: May, 2009

Seeking New Christian Children's Book Reviewer

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 31, 2009, In : Children's 

We're Seeking a New Reviewer!


I've been thinking about reviewing lightly illustrated (and maybe even non-illustrated) books for kids 8 and older at CCBR. For a long time. Your responses to our survey indicate you'd like this, too. So help us in our search for a new reviewer! Please pass the word along to your friends - maybe even include a link to this post on your blog or website, or in a forum you frequent. Thank you!






Christian Children's Book Review (CCBR) is seeking a Christian book r...

Continue reading ...
 

eHow is Looking for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 30, 2009,
eHow is Looking for Writers of All Levels to Write How-To ArticleseHow: How To Do Just About Everything

How would you like to share your knowledge, meet other writers and get paid?

You can accomplish all this and more when you write for eHow.

eHow is one of the top informational sites on the web. We provide over 32 million visitors a month with solutions to all of their problems, projects and questions. We are now recruiting new writers to contribute to our vast library of information.
 
How much money can you make writing for eH...

Continue reading ...
 

Grandma's Quilts/Grandpa's Attic

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 29, 2009, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 
Silver Boomer Books seeks submissions for an anthology tentatively identified as Grandma's Quilts/Grandpa's Attic. Submissions of prose and poetry should be submitted pursuant to these guidelines by September 15, 2009.

Electronic submission is preferred, with the manuscript or poem pasted into the body of the email. We are giving first preference to poetry of less than 50 lines, and prose not exceeding 1500 words. Poetry shorter than 12 lines tickles the editor in charge of formating and stan...

Continue reading ...
 

The Bloom Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 28, 2009, In : Contest 

This award celebrates the life of Mildred Bloom, Matriarch of Blooming Tree Press. Mildred Bloom passed away in 2007 at the amazing age of 88, but in those previous 88 years she touch thousands of peoples lives with her generosity, hard work, faith and her never-ending belief that hopes and dreams will always prevail.

This award is for unpublished children's authors only. Each year's award will consist of a different genre, age group and imprint. This award WILL result in a publishing contrac...


Continue reading ...
 

Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/

NO ENTRY FEE
Enter Real Simple's second-annual Life Lessons essay contest and you could have your essay published in Real Simple; win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel
accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors; and receive a prize of $3,000. Deadline September 7, 2009. Open to legal residents of...

Continue reading ...
 

Monster Fighters

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, In : Children's 

Pay: $150 per selected story

NEEDED: creative writer (children's works). We're looking for a creative writer to work with us on an exciting new concept for the children's market (ages 2-7). Writers will be paid $150 for each selected story. Topic: Create a Monster Fighter hero/heroine character and storyline designed to protect children and fight their bedtime-specific fears. These characters may be individuals or a group of Monster Fighters. Typical childhood fears include monsters, thunder...


Continue reading ...
 

Online course - June 1st - 15th

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 25, 2009, In : Online writing course 
BODY LANGUAGE and EMOTION!!
 by Mary Buckham
 Registration $35 at
www.MaryBuckham.com  click on ONLINE CLASSES

  If you think you have a good handle on the intentional body language your characters use on the page but want to create more depth, greater subtext, clearer messages for your readers, then consider EMOTIONAL BODY LANGUAGE.

 You’ll learn:

 * The differences between aggressive and defensive body language
 * Dominant and Submissive body signals
 * Negative body messages
 * Open, closed or...

Continue reading ...
 

CoolStuff4Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 24, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.coolstuff4writers.com/Contest.html

Deadline: May 31, 2009

NO ENTRY FEE
Your challenge this month is to submit the first three pages of your unpublished manuscript. All genres are welcome. Please don't include a synopsis. You may include a blurb of no more than 200 words. You MUST include the Title, Genre and your contact information. Winner receives $25 (US Dollars) and a critique of his first chapter. Submit entries to sandy@coolstuff4writers.com with "May Contest" in the subject li...

Continue reading ...
 

ByLine Magazine Contests for August

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 23, 2009, In : Contest 
Poem about a body partDeadline August 8, 2008. Unrhymed or skillfully rhymed. Under 30 lines. Keep the language contemporary. Entry fee $3. Prizes: $35, $20, $10.
 
Short article Deadline August 15, 2008. Any non fiction subject suitable for a magazine or newspaper. Maximum word length 1,500. Entry fee $5. Prizes: $40, $30, $20.
 
Etheree (suggested by subscriber Helen E. Rilling) — Deadline August 22, 2008. The etheree is a form poem consisting of 10 lines with graduated syllables....

Continue reading ...
 

Front Street Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 22, 2009, In : Children's 
http://www.frontstreetbooks.com/

High quality fiction for children and young adults and sophisticated picture books from here and abroad. Front Street's young adult fiction often deals with children in crisis or children at risk, offering hope and succor, however difficult the subject. Our picture books emphasize art and design. We strive to expose young readers to the best literature available in other countries, cultures, and languages.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Just Cause, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 21, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
National and international stories covering charitable causes, charitable organizations, volunteer services, fundraisers, and profiles of "doers and givers." Coverage sectors are Arts, Education, Healthcare, The Environment, Civic Causes and International Issues. Payment by negotiation but is "higher than most comparable magazines".

Guidelines:
http://justcauseit.com/help/contributor-guidelines  
 
from: http://www.worldwidefreelance.com

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings Christian Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, In : Literary Journal 

Weavings journal is a quarterly publication that promotes a pattern of faithful living marked by prayer, community, and engagement. Such living, to which laity and clergy alike are called, embraces all those expressions of discipline and discipleship that mark the Christian's response to God's work of weaving together the torn fabric of life.  http://www.upperroom.org/weavings/writers_guidelines.asp

Turning the World Upside Down

Vol. XXV, No. 2 (Spring)

All Proposals Due 6/02/09
All Assignme...

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers 2009 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, In : Contest 
White County Creative Writers (located in Arkansas) is offering fourteen contests including Children's Story, Short Story, Love Poetry, Humor, Westerns, Fantasy, Essay, Mystery, and Memoir in conjunction with their 14th annual writers' conference. You do NOT have to attend the conference or be a member to enter.

Prizes range from $10 - $25. Entry fees are $5 for the first entry, $3 for each entry after that.

Deadline: July 24, 2009

http://www.whitecountycreativewriters.org/id52.html
...

Continue reading ...
 

Kingdom Works, Inc. Literary Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 18, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.kingdomworksinc.org

$10 ENTRY FEE
Kingdomworks, Inc. announces its first annual literary contest. Prize is $150. Theme is "How I got over". Entry must be a nonfiction, unpublished testimonial of no more than 3,000 words of how you overcame a difficult situation. Work will be featured in the Anointed Pen Newsletter. Proceeds will go towards the Ohree-Underwood Empowerment Fund.
Deadline July 15, 2009.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Houston Writers Guild Fall 2009 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 17, 2009, In : Contest 
Postmark Deadline: July 30
http://www.houstonwritersguild.org/Contests.htm

The Houston Writers Guild, formerly the Fort Bend Writers Guild, announces its Fall 2009 Writers Contests. We will award $500 for the best novel in any genre, plus additional prizes in the categories of short story, personal essay, poetry, and a lifetime achievement award for published authors. The novel contest is open to all unpublished and not under contract novelists & screenwriters anywhere in the world. Non-memb...

Continue reading ...
 

Wrecked for the Ordinary

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 16, 2009, In : Christian Online Magazine 
2421 Ellington Cir., Nashville TN 37211; 615-512-5488
Jeff Goins, editor. Contact: editor@wreckedfortheordinary.com  

Seeks to awake and challenge a generation of young adults to follow an unsafe Christ in a world numbed by pop Christianity. No Payment. Articles 600-800 words; longer pieces divided into 2-part series.
http://www.wrecked.org/?isfunction=contribute 
from: www.stuartmarket.blogspot.com

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 15, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
Submissions are being accepted for 300-3,000 word fiction stories that begins with the first line provided or 500-800 word non-ficiton critical essays about your favorite first line from a literary work. Pays $20 for fiction and $10 for nonfiction plus a copy of the issue in which your piece appears.
 
Fall:
“My life is a sham.”
Due date: August 1, 2009
 
More details at: http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Continue reading ...
 

A Devil's Dictionary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 14, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.uga.edu/garev/devil.html

NO ENTRY FEE NOTED
The Georgia Review seeks submissions for a special feature, "A Devil's Dictionary for the Twenty-First Century"--an update of Ambrose Bierce's brilliant satirical work The Devil's
Dictionary, published just about one hundred years ago. Writers are invited to send one or two original dictionary entries--maximum length, two hundred words each--for publication consideration. Those who renew or purchase a subscription to the Georgia Review may ...

Continue reading ...
 

Art Affairs Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, In : Contest 
http://www.shadetreecreations.com/ArtAffair_Announcements.htm

Art Affair is a private organization sponsored by Barbara Shepherd of Oklahoma City, OK, to encourage writers of Poetry, Short Stories and, especially, Western Short Stories, to work at their trade and be recognized and rewarded for their efforts. To accomplish that goal, Art Affair holds three annual contests--one for poets, one for western short story writers, and a contest for general short fiction writers.
 
$3 ENTRY FEE
Art Af...

Continue reading ...
 

Audio Short Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, In : Online and Audio Magazine 
www.audioshortstories.com

A new website now is being made that will bring unpublished authors and listeners together! The premise is simple. The author agrees to give audioshortstories.com authorization to sell your audio short story (or poetry collection) for $2.95 per download. The author receives a 33% royalty fee. That's it! You can start getting paid for your work immediately. And the best part is you pay ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! There are no hidden fees or contracts to sign. Please email for...

Continue reading ...
 

A Cup of Comfort for Couples: Stories That Celebrate What it Means to be in Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 11, 2009, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
It is said that love works in mysterious ways. And this anthology will reveal the many mysteries as well as the inner workings of true love. Of course, being a "happy couple" involves more than being in love, and making a romantic relationship work takes more than romance. So this book will feature uplifting true stories with a balanced mix of tones—romantic, poignant, humorous—and on a wide range of topics: From falling in love to the secrets of lasting love. From celebrating special mom...

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Poetry in Science

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 10, 2009, In : Poetry Anthology 
Call for poetry submissions for new book, "Poetry/Science"
Submissions close 31 December 2009
 
Canadian publishers Neil Harding McAlister and Zara McAlister invite poems of all styles for a collection of poetry for the age of science and technology (both paperback and on-line editions), to be released in summer, 2010.
 
This is not a contest. There are no prizes. This is not a vanity publishing scam: there is no "reading fee," and you do not have to buy anything.
 
We want new, cutting edge ...

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Hill Country Sun

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 9, 2009, In : Print Magazine 
Hill Country Sun publishes stories about interesting people, places, or things to do in the Texas Hill Country. The stories are written for people who live in the Hill Country and for people who want to visit and travel in the Hill Country. It is a resource guide to help people plan for what they want to do to get the most out of their Hill Country travels. It is important that you read the Hill Country Sun thoroughly to get the feel for how our stories are written.
 
Stories should be betwe...

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Nat'l Assoc. of Baby Boomer Women Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2009, In : Contest 

NO ENTRY FEE
Enter YOUR Age of Elegance Contest sponsored by National Association of Baby Boomer Women to Win $100 Cash and FREE Membership or Renewal into NABBW. According to author Chloe Jon Paul who wrote, Entering the Age of Elegance - A Rite of Passage & Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman, this second adulthood reaches us around age forty and if this rite of passage isn't done with style and grace, we can become disoriented and lose our way. We want to know what the Age of Eleg...

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The Lah Dee Dah Dee Dah Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 8, 2009, In : Contest 
ENTRY FEE $5 for one poem or $10 for 3 poems.  **Either U.S. or Canadian dollars are fine.  Prize money is paid in Canadian  dollars.  If sending from the U.S., kindly include an extra $1 for postage and I will povide the envelope for the s.a.s.e.**

First Prize: $100. Second Prize: $50. Third Prize: $25. Plus 18 Honourable Mention Awards. All winning poems to receive a fancy certificate, plus all winning poems to be published in a chapbook, plus all the winners to receive one free chapbook for...

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Inspiriti Literary Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, In : Contest 

Inspirit, the Literary Journal of
Baughman Memorial
United Methodist Church

228 Bridge Street
New Cumberland PA  17070

2009 Inspirit Poetry Contest

The Fourth Annual National Inspirit Poetry Prize. $500 prize and publication in the journal Inspirit for the best unpublished poem (limit 100 lines, no translations) exploring issues of Christianity, culture, faith, and/or nature. Submit SASE, $10 reading fee drawn to Rabbit Press, and 2 copies of up to 3 poems (one set with author identificati...


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Texas State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 5, 2009, In : Contest 
$3 to enter 5 poems in a variety of 100 contests. Prizes range from $25 - $400.
 
Some of the categories include: new beginnings, you and me against the world, a haibun, the Bill of Rights, the beauty of Texas, loss of a family member, an important disagreement, flowers, heroism, Texas ranching, humorous, Shakespearean sonnet, family, Cinquains, doubt, mountains, and many more!

Deadline is August 15, 2009.

See full details at: www.poetrysocietyoftexas.org/PST2009Brochure.pdf

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Bay Area Writers League

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 4, 2009, In : Contest 
Bay Area Writers League in Webster, TX, (just south of Houston) has extended their contest deadline to May 10, 2009.
 
Categories are Novel, Book Length Nonfiction, Short Story, Essay, and Poetry. Prizes range from $50 - $250. Entries fees range from $10 - $20.
 
See full details at: www.bawl.org

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Twitter Directory of Christian Authors

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 3, 2009,
ChristianBookVideos.com has created a directory of Christian authors who are using Twitter. This directory is designed as a one-stop place for Christian book fans to find authors they want to follow on Twitter.

Twitter is rapidly becoming a social networking phenomenon with a growth rate of 50 percent a month for the past couple of months. Twitter allows individuals to connect with other people through short (140 characters in length) messages sent throughout the day.

ChristianBookVideos.com...

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The Shine Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 2, 2009, In : Online magazine 
The Shine Journal has been online since January 2007. It is a home for some of the best, most exceptional flash fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and photography in the world!
 
I like work that makes me think or makes me laugh or makes me cry. Work that makes me "feel" holds special appeal. I like new AND experienced storytellers, poets, artists and photographers! Unless specifically announced, there is no particular theme. Send your best work and be assured that I'll view and/or read with ...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Book of Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 1, 2009, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
New Extended Deadline

Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Book of Miracles, with co-author LeAnn Thieman, is looking for true stories showing signs and wonders God is performing today. We invite people of all faiths to share their stories of ordinary people whose lives are transformed by wondrous events. Whether a "Divine coincidence," an appearance of God, or answered prayers, this book will show God's miracle power in action, alive and very active in the world today!

Please share your heart-warmi...

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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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