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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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






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Browsing Archive: December, 2010

The Old Schoolhouse

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 31, 2010, In : Christian Print Magazine 
THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE
http://thehomeschoolmagazine.com/writersguidelines.php
---
As the largest, highest-quality homeschooling magazine on the market, TOS is always looking to expand its coverage with fresh content addressing and exploring all facets of home-based education. We are interested in articles and stories that educate, inspire, and encourage our family of readers. Areas of particular interest include articles and anecdotes about vital aspects of homeschooling and family life: living in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 30, 2010, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Poetry Competition
 
Deadline: February 15, 2011. 5 categories open to anyone (more categories open to members only), entry fee $5.00 per poem, prizes are $50, $100, and $200.
 

Continue reading ...
 

WRITERS Journal Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, In : Contest 
WRITERS Journal Fiction Contest
 
 
Deadline: January 30. 2011. $15 entry fee for up to 5,000 words. Prizes $500, $200, $100. First, Second, Third and selected Honorable Mentions will be published in WRITERS Journal magazine. 


Continue reading ...
 

Seacoast Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, In : Contest 
SEACOAST WRITERS CONTEST
http://seacoastwritersassociation.org/Contestrules.aspx
---
ENTRY FEE $7-$15
Deadline February 1, 2011. Short stories (3,500 word limit). Poetry (limit 3) and Personal Essays (1,500 word limit). Send in your best along with The SWA Contest Entry Form. Three prizes in each category: First Prize: $100; Second Prize: $75; Third Prize: $50. Winners will be Notified prior to the one-day 2010 Spring Conference in May. Prizes will be awarded at the Conference. First Prize Winner...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiny Lights Annual Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 27, 2010, In : Contest 
TINY LIGHTS ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST
http://www.tiny-lights.com/contest.php
---
ENTRY FEE $15 for first essay, $10 each additional essay. Deadline February 18, 2011. Tiny Lights invites entries that feature a distinctive voice, discernible conflict and an eventual shift in the narrator's perspective. 2,000 word limit.
First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Two Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 each.
Three FLASHPOINT prizes of $100 are also offered.
Awards will be determined by a panel of...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: Devotional Stories for Times of Trouble

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 24, 2010, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup: Devotional Stories for Times of Trouble

Life has always been filled with trials, including illness, job loss, grief, addictions, and much more. God never promised that our earthly lives would be without difficulties, but he assured us that he will always be with us to share our burdens. We are looking for true stories that show God's presence during a time of trouble in your life. Our hope is that your personal story will inspire, comfort and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Children's Writer Kindergarten Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Contest 
Children's Writer Kindergarten Story Writing Contest
 
 

Current Contest:
Kindergarten Story

A fictional story or nonfiction about family life or school for ages 5-6, up to 150 words. The story should be appropriate to five- and six-year-olds learning to read on their own. It should be fun, use vocabulary and syntax well, and have high interest for a kindergartener. Take great care not to write too high for this age. Know what a five- or six-year-old can and cannot read. Or...


Continue reading ...
 

Echoes of the Right to God

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, In : Contest 
Echoes of The Right to God online magazine sponsors a bimonthly essay contest. There is no fee. The most recent contest had its first international winners, with writers from Philippines, Nigeria and Turkey joining winning essayists from Wyoming and West Virginia. The deadline for the next contest is February 15, 2011 and, for the first time, will be accepting ficiton and poetry along with essays.
 
This month's contest is open to essays, fiction and poetry in adult and youth categories....

Continue reading ...
 

NETX Writer's Organization 16th Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, In : Contest 
NORTHEAST TEXAS WRITERS' ORGANIZATION 16th ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.netwo.org/conference/sscontest08.htm
OR send a SASE to:
NETWO, P.O. Box 411, Winfield, TX  75493

ENTRY FEE: $8 for NETWO members, $10 for non-members. Deadline for entering: February 15, 2011. Word count: 1,000 to 2,500 words. Prizes: 1st-$150. 2nd-$100. 3rd-$50. 4th-25. First place winner to be published in The Storyteller. Winners determined by three separate, qualified judges. Enter online or by U.S. Mail. Winners...
Continue reading ...
 

Dead of Winter Nonfiction Post

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : Contest 
DEAD OF WINTER NONFICTION CONTEST

http://thewritehelper.com/id68.html


It's the dead of winter. Your hands are cold. Your feet are cold. Your earlobes are cold. Everything is cold. Outside, the landscape is a frozen whitish-blue. Dreary, if you think about it. But inside you beats a writer's heart, warm with thoughts of stories, old and new. Fond reminisces, important ideas, strong opinions. Send them our way. We're waiting for a good read over a steaming cup of hot chocolate!

NOTE: Open theme. ...
Continue reading ...
 

A Time of Singing

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 19, 2010, In : Christian Online Magazine 
A TIME OF SINGING

http://www.timeofsinging.com/guidelines.html
 
A Time of Singing welcomes poetry that talks about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational and nature poems. They prefer poems that don't preach, and "show" rather than "tell." Sermons and “greeting card” poetry have valid purposes, but aren't appropriate for this magazine. They suggest you obtain a sample back issue to help you ascertain TOS's style.
 
They welcome fresh rhyme...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 17, 2010,
TEXAS POETRY CALENDAR 2012

http://dosgatospress.org/submissions.html


Guidelines:
Submit 1-3 typewritten poems in 12-pt. Times New Roman font; 35-line limit per poem, including title and spaces. No email submissions; no previously published poems. Do not place your name or other identifying information on the poems themselves. Poems with a Texas connection preferred.

Submit a cover letter than includes:
    - the title of each poem (first line for an untitled poem, although we strongly prefer title...

Continue reading ...
 

Love is a Verb

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 16, 2010, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
LOVE IS A VERB

Would you like to be part of an exciting writing venture with Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of The Five Love Languages?  Dr. Chapman and James Stuart Bell are pulling together a new book and they’d like to invite you to be a part of it.
  
A number of Dr. Chapman’s books have dealt with the theme of love in relationships – not only how to effectively communicate love but also learning to become a loving person.  Previously, they put together a volume of stories e...

Continue reading ...
 

The Write Helper Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Contest 
THE WRITE HELPER WINTER FLASH FICTION CONTEST

http://thewritehelper.com/id83.html
 
You are a minimalist by nature. Don't need verbiage bogging you down. Story's the main thing, and the fewer the words, the better. So show us what you got and be brief about it! 500 words or less.
Note: Open theme. Winter Flash is the title of this contest only, NOT the theme.
 

Guidelines


Free critique available upon request! Write “free critique” on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email addr...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Contest 
http://thefirstline.com/submissions.htm

Fiction or nonfiction, stories must start with the first line: "Sam was a loyal employee." Pays $20 for fiction, $10 for nonfiction + publication in their print magazine.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 3,000 words. The sentences can be found on the home page of The First Line's Web site, as well as in the pr...

Continue reading ...
 

Vestal Review Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Contest 
http://vestalreview.submishmash.com/Submit
---
$4 ENTRY FEE
Size limit: 500 words. The contest is open for entries from November 9, 2010 to January 31, 2011. Guest judge Steve Almond http://www.stevenalmond.com/ will award the first prize of $100, the second prize of $50, and the third prize a signed copy of Mark Budman's novel "My Life at First Try" http://markbudman.net and publication in Vestal Review. Results will be announced at Vestal Review website on or about March 1, 2011.
 
from: ww...

Continue reading ...
 

Signs of the Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 12, 2010, In : Christian Print Magazine 
http://www.signsofthetimes.org.au/writers/index.shtm
---
Signs of the Times is an award-winning monthly magazine published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It aims to present the positives of Christianity through demonstrating the attractiveness of Jesus Christ, presenting positive lifestyle choices, and understanding biblical teaching. A small payment is made for all articles that are published as a token gesture of thanks. NOTE: Excellent, detailed guidelines.
 
from: www.fundsforwriter...

Continue reading ...
 

Leodegraunce

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.leodegraunce.com/guidelines.html
---
Leodegraunce accepts quality flash fiction of up to 200 words. Send one flash fiction story at a time, within the body of an email, to leodegraunceflashers@gmail.com. Put FLASH FICTION in the subject line. Include a short bio. Your flash fiction must follow the theme for the month. Leodegraunce prefers original fiction. Feel free to send more than one submission, but our aim is to present stories by four different authors each month. We accept a v...
Continue reading ...
 

Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/competitionshaiku.htm#calendar_comp
 
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011.
Haiku should ideally include a seasonal aspect (which may or may not be an established "season word"). This may be a direct reference to a specific day, month or season (e.g. New Year’s Day, June, winter), or to a phenomenon or activity associated with a particular season. Seasonality should ideally align with the traditional Japanese (and English) consideration that the equinoxes and solstices...

Continue reading ...
 

Bite Size Query Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : Contest 
http://janesstories.submishmash.com/Submit
---
NO ENTRY FEE
Size limit: 200 words. Your query letter--whether to agent or editor--must be concise yet compelling. It may be the most challenging writing you do. Send us your best effort, in 200 words or less. Veteran and highly respected agent Jane Gelfman of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, Inc. will make the final determination. Submission Deadline is January 31, 2011. Winner will receive $25. Judge's decision final.  
 
from: www.fundsforwri...

Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine First-Ever Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html 
 
For poets interested in seeking a Web venue for their work, online journal Gemini Magazine, which holds annual competitions for short stories and flash fiction, is now accepting entries for its inaugural poetry prize. The winner, selected by editor David Bright, will receive one thousand dollars and publication in the February 2011 issue of Gemini.
 
Poets may submit as many poems as they wish, with an entry fee of five dollars for every...

Continue reading ...
 

Highlights for Children 2011 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : Children's 
http://www.highlights.com/highlight-fiction-contest

3 prizes of $1,000 each. Deadline Jan. 31, 2011. Stories may be any length up to 750 words. Stories for beginning readers should not exceed 475 words.


Continue reading ...
 

The Premises Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 6, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.onthepremises.com/contests/rules.html
---
NO ENTRY FEE
QUESTION - One or more characters try to answer an unusually difficult question of great importance to them. Your challenge: In at least 1,000 but no more than 5,000 words, write a creative, compelling, and well-crafted story that clearly uses the premise. If you have questions, ask us at Questions@OnThePremises.com
 
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Saturday, January 29, 2011. Send your submissions to  Entries@OnThePremises....

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Your Story #30

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 5, 2010, In : Contest 
Writer's Digest Your Story #30:



Deadline: December 10, 2010

Prompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo prompt shown above. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc. After all, it is your story.


To submit your opening sentence by December 10, click on the Your Story submission form below: http://writersdigest.com/yourstory




Continue reading ...
 

The Scent of an Ending Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Contest 
http://thescentofanending.com/
---
ENTRY FEE $6.37
Submit: the Title of an imaginary novel and the Final 25-125 Words. 1st Place $89.93, 2nd Place  $67.32, 3rd Place $31.18  plus dubious fame and publication for winners and all finalists. Initial publication on website, then in print. Deadline: extended to January 3, 2011. The entry must be original and unpublished. No restrictions on materials or subject.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
If you are Canadian, we are looking for stories from you! This book, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2011, will be written by and for Canadians. Chicken Soup for the Soul is very popular in Canada and it is once again time for a Chicken Soup for the Soul book by Canadians for Canadians.

Send us your inspirational, humorous, or heartwarming stories. They don't have to specifically be about Canada -- they just have to be Chicken Soup for the Soul stories that take place in Canada or ar...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia 2011 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 2, 2010, In : Contest 
http://poetrysocietyofvirginia.webs.com/2011adultcontest.htm
 
Deadline: Jan. 19, 2011. $4 per poem entry fee. 25 categories to enter including: sonnets, gardens, mountains, the sea, women, limericks, nature, teachers, spiritual impact of losing a loved one, American heritage, America blues music, and song lyrics.


Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Contest 
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
Northern Colorado Writers announces its first annual short fiction competition.
1st place:  $200
2nd place:  $100
3rd place:  $50
Additionally, all winning entries and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 NCW Anthology. Maximum 5,000 words. Open genre. You do not need to be a member of NCW to enter contests. Deadline for entries is January 15, 2011. See website for submission details and contact information.
 
...

Continue reading ...
 
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Browsing Archive: December, 2010

The Old Schoolhouse

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 31, 2010, In : Christian Print Magazine 
THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE
http://thehomeschoolmagazine.com/writersguidelines.php
---
As the largest, highest-quality homeschooling magazine on the market, TOS is always looking to expand its coverage with fresh content addressing and exploring all facets of home-based education. We are interested in articles and stories that educate, inspire, and encourage our family of readers. Areas of particular interest include articles and anecdotes about vital aspects of homeschooling and family life: living in ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 30, 2010, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Poetry Competition
 
Deadline: February 15, 2011. 5 categories open to anyone (more categories open to members only), entry fee $5.00 per poem, prizes are $50, $100, and $200.
 

Continue reading ...
 

WRITERS Journal Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, In : Contest 
WRITERS Journal Fiction Contest
 
 
Deadline: January 30. 2011. $15 entry fee for up to 5,000 words. Prizes $500, $200, $100. First, Second, Third and selected Honorable Mentions will be published in WRITERS Journal magazine. 


Continue reading ...
 

Seacoast Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, In : Contest 
SEACOAST WRITERS CONTEST
http://seacoastwritersassociation.org/Contestrules.aspx
---
ENTRY FEE $7-$15
Deadline February 1, 2011. Short stories (3,500 word limit). Poetry (limit 3) and Personal Essays (1,500 word limit). Send in your best along with The SWA Contest Entry Form. Three prizes in each category: First Prize: $100; Second Prize: $75; Third Prize: $50. Winners will be Notified prior to the one-day 2010 Spring Conference in May. Prizes will be awarded at the Conference. First Prize Winner...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiny Lights Annual Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 27, 2010, In : Contest 
TINY LIGHTS ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST
http://www.tiny-lights.com/contest.php
---
ENTRY FEE $15 for first essay, $10 each additional essay. Deadline February 18, 2011. Tiny Lights invites entries that feature a distinctive voice, discernible conflict and an eventual shift in the narrator's perspective. 2,000 word limit.
First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Two Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 each.
Three FLASHPOINT prizes of $100 are also offered.
Awards will be determined by a panel of...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: Devotional Stories for Times of Trouble

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 24, 2010, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup: Devotional Stories for Times of Trouble

Life has always been filled with trials, including illness, job loss, grief, addictions, and much more. God never promised that our earthly lives would be without difficulties, but he assured us that he will always be with us to share our burdens. We are looking for true stories that show God's presence during a time of trouble in your life. Our hope is that your personal story will inspire, comfort and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Children's Writer Kindergarten Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Contest 
Children's Writer Kindergarten Story Writing Contest
 
 

Current Contest:
Kindergarten Story

A fictional story or nonfiction about family life or school for ages 5-6, up to 150 words. The story should be appropriate to five- and six-year-olds learning to read on their own. It should be fun, use vocabulary and syntax well, and have high interest for a kindergartener. Take great care not to write too high for this age. Know what a five- or six-year-old can and cannot read. Or...


Continue reading ...
 

Echoes of the Right to God

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, In : Contest 
Echoes of The Right to God online magazine sponsors a bimonthly essay contest. There is no fee. The most recent contest had its first international winners, with writers from Philippines, Nigeria and Turkey joining winning essayists from Wyoming and West Virginia. The deadline for the next contest is February 15, 2011 and, for the first time, will be accepting ficiton and poetry along with essays.
 
This month's contest is open to essays, fiction and poetry in adult and youth categories....

Continue reading ...
 

NETX Writer's Organization 16th Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, In : Contest 
NORTHEAST TEXAS WRITERS' ORGANIZATION 16th ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.netwo.org/conference/sscontest08.htm
OR send a SASE to:
NETWO, P.O. Box 411, Winfield, TX  75493

ENTRY FEE: $8 for NETWO members, $10 for non-members. Deadline for entering: February 15, 2011. Word count: 1,000 to 2,500 words. Prizes: 1st-$150. 2nd-$100. 3rd-$50. 4th-25. First place winner to be published in The Storyteller. Winners determined by three separate, qualified judges. Enter online or by U.S. Mail. Winners...
Continue reading ...
 

Dead of Winter Nonfiction Post

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : Contest 
DEAD OF WINTER NONFICTION CONTEST

http://thewritehelper.com/id68.html


It's the dead of winter. Your hands are cold. Your feet are cold. Your earlobes are cold. Everything is cold. Outside, the landscape is a frozen whitish-blue. Dreary, if you think about it. But inside you beats a writer's heart, warm with thoughts of stories, old and new. Fond reminisces, important ideas, strong opinions. Send them our way. We're waiting for a good read over a steaming cup of hot chocolate!

NOTE: Open theme. ...
Continue reading ...
 

A Time of Singing

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 19, 2010, In : Christian Online Magazine 
A TIME OF SINGING

http://www.timeofsinging.com/guidelines.html
 
A Time of Singing welcomes poetry that talks about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational and nature poems. They prefer poems that don't preach, and "show" rather than "tell." Sermons and “greeting card” poetry have valid purposes, but aren't appropriate for this magazine. They suggest you obtain a sample back issue to help you ascertain TOS's style.
 
They welcome fresh rhyme...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 17, 2010,
TEXAS POETRY CALENDAR 2012

http://dosgatospress.org/submissions.html


Guidelines:
Submit 1-3 typewritten poems in 12-pt. Times New Roman font; 35-line limit per poem, including title and spaces. No email submissions; no previously published poems. Do not place your name or other identifying information on the poems themselves. Poems with a Texas connection preferred.

Submit a cover letter than includes:
    - the title of each poem (first line for an untitled poem, although we strongly prefer title...

Continue reading ...
 

Love is a Verb

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 16, 2010, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
LOVE IS A VERB

Would you like to be part of an exciting writing venture with Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of The Five Love Languages?  Dr. Chapman and James Stuart Bell are pulling together a new book and they’d like to invite you to be a part of it.
  
A number of Dr. Chapman’s books have dealt with the theme of love in relationships – not only how to effectively communicate love but also learning to become a loving person.  Previously, they put together a volume of stories e...

Continue reading ...
 

The Write Helper Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Contest 
THE WRITE HELPER WINTER FLASH FICTION CONTEST

http://thewritehelper.com/id83.html
 
You are a minimalist by nature. Don't need verbiage bogging you down. Story's the main thing, and the fewer the words, the better. So show us what you got and be brief about it! 500 words or less.
Note: Open theme. Winter Flash is the title of this contest only, NOT the theme.
 

Guidelines


Free critique available upon request! Write “free critique” on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email addr...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Contest 
http://thefirstline.com/submissions.htm

Fiction or nonfiction, stories must start with the first line: "Sam was a loyal employee." Pays $20 for fiction, $10 for nonfiction + publication in their print magazine.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 3,000 words. The sentences can be found on the home page of The First Line's Web site, as well as in the pr...

Continue reading ...
 

Vestal Review Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Contest 
http://vestalreview.submishmash.com/Submit
---
$4 ENTRY FEE
Size limit: 500 words. The contest is open for entries from November 9, 2010 to January 31, 2011. Guest judge Steve Almond http://www.stevenalmond.com/ will award the first prize of $100, the second prize of $50, and the third prize a signed copy of Mark Budman's novel "My Life at First Try" http://markbudman.net and publication in Vestal Review. Results will be announced at Vestal Review website on or about March 1, 2011.
 
from: ww...

Continue reading ...
 

Signs of the Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 12, 2010, In : Christian Print Magazine 
http://www.signsofthetimes.org.au/writers/index.shtm
---
Signs of the Times is an award-winning monthly magazine published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It aims to present the positives of Christianity through demonstrating the attractiveness of Jesus Christ, presenting positive lifestyle choices, and understanding biblical teaching. A small payment is made for all articles that are published as a token gesture of thanks. NOTE: Excellent, detailed guidelines.
 
from: www.fundsforwriter...

Continue reading ...
 

Leodegraunce

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.leodegraunce.com/guidelines.html
---
Leodegraunce accepts quality flash fiction of up to 200 words. Send one flash fiction story at a time, within the body of an email, to leodegraunceflashers@gmail.com. Put FLASH FICTION in the subject line. Include a short bio. Your flash fiction must follow the theme for the month. Leodegraunce prefers original fiction. Feel free to send more than one submission, but our aim is to present stories by four different authors each month. We accept a v...
Continue reading ...
 

Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/competitionshaiku.htm#calendar_comp
 
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011.
Haiku should ideally include a seasonal aspect (which may or may not be an established "season word"). This may be a direct reference to a specific day, month or season (e.g. New Year’s Day, June, winter), or to a phenomenon or activity associated with a particular season. Seasonality should ideally align with the traditional Japanese (and English) consideration that the equinoxes and solstices...

Continue reading ...
 

Bite Size Query Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : Contest 
http://janesstories.submishmash.com/Submit
---
NO ENTRY FEE
Size limit: 200 words. Your query letter--whether to agent or editor--must be concise yet compelling. It may be the most challenging writing you do. Send us your best effort, in 200 words or less. Veteran and highly respected agent Jane Gelfman of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, Inc. will make the final determination. Submission Deadline is January 31, 2011. Winner will receive $25. Judge's decision final.  
 
from: www.fundsforwri...

Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine First-Ever Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html 
 
For poets interested in seeking a Web venue for their work, online journal Gemini Magazine, which holds annual competitions for short stories and flash fiction, is now accepting entries for its inaugural poetry prize. The winner, selected by editor David Bright, will receive one thousand dollars and publication in the February 2011 issue of Gemini.
 
Poets may submit as many poems as they wish, with an entry fee of five dollars for every...

Continue reading ...
 

Highlights for Children 2011 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : Children's 
http://www.highlights.com/highlight-fiction-contest

3 prizes of $1,000 each. Deadline Jan. 31, 2011. Stories may be any length up to 750 words. Stories for beginning readers should not exceed 475 words.


Continue reading ...
 

The Premises Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 6, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.onthepremises.com/contests/rules.html
---
NO ENTRY FEE
QUESTION - One or more characters try to answer an unusually difficult question of great importance to them. Your challenge: In at least 1,000 but no more than 5,000 words, write a creative, compelling, and well-crafted story that clearly uses the premise. If you have questions, ask us at Questions@OnThePremises.com
 
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Saturday, January 29, 2011. Send your submissions to  Entries@OnThePremises....

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Your Story #30

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 5, 2010, In : Contest 
Writer's Digest Your Story #30:



Deadline: December 10, 2010

Prompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo prompt shown above. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc. After all, it is your story.


To submit your opening sentence by December 10, click on the Your Story submission form below: http://writersdigest.com/yourstory




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The Scent of an Ending Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Contest 
http://thescentofanending.com/
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ENTRY FEE $6.37
Submit: the Title of an imaginary novel and the Final 25-125 Words. 1st Place $89.93, 2nd Place  $67.32, 3rd Place $31.18  plus dubious fame and publication for winners and all finalists. Initial publication on website, then in print. Deadline: extended to January 3, 2011. The entry must be original and unpublished. No restrictions on materials or subject.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 3, 2010, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
If you are Canadian, we are looking for stories from you! This book, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2011, will be written by and for Canadians. Chicken Soup for the Soul is very popular in Canada and it is once again time for a Chicken Soup for the Soul book by Canadians for Canadians.

Send us your inspirational, humorous, or heartwarming stories. They don't have to specifically be about Canada -- they just have to be Chicken Soup for the Soul stories that take place in Canada or ar...

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Poetry Society of Virginia 2011 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 2, 2010, In : Contest 
http://poetrysocietyofvirginia.webs.com/2011adultcontest.htm
 
Deadline: Jan. 19, 2011. $4 per poem entry fee. 25 categories to enter including: sonnets, gardens, mountains, the sea, women, limericks, nature, teachers, spiritual impact of losing a loved one, American heritage, America blues music, and song lyrics.


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Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Contest 
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Northern Colorado Writers announces its first annual short fiction competition.
1st place:  $200
2nd place:  $100
3rd place:  $50
Additionally, all winning entries and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 NCW Anthology. Maximum 5,000 words. Open genre. You do not need to be a member of NCW to enter contests. Deadline for entries is January 15, 2011. See website for submission details and contact information.
 
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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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