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, 2011

Thriving Family - Funny Parenting Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family magazine wants Funny Parenting Stories

Would you like to be published in Thriving Family's December's Christmas issue? Vance Fry is looking for short (50 - 100 words), funny stories from your parenting journey! These pay $20 for each accepted piece, and they're a great way to get your foot in the door. You'll get bonus points for December's issue if your story is holiday-related. However, they will continue needing these stories for future issues so send the...

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Dancing With Bear Publishing Anthologies

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Dancing With Bear Publishing - Call for Submissions for Anthologies
http://www.dancingwithbearpublishing.com/submissionguidelines.htm

All stories accepted paid $50.

Halloween Anthology is for a children's book, think Casper the Friendly Ghost - nothing scary, just fun for ages 5-10. Length - 2,000 to 5,000 words.
Deadline September 30, 2011.

Thanksgiving Anthology. These stories don't have to be set at Thanksgiving or even about Thanksgiving, but rath...


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How to Succeed in Business and Life Through Your Stomach

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2011,
How To Succeed in Business and Life Through Your Stomach
NEW DEADLINE
 
http://sixteenoctober.com/blog/story-contest-how-to-succeed-in-business-and-life-through-your-stomach
---
NO ENTRY FEE
Looking for stories about business and personal relationships that have been formed as a result of shared meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinking stories are also wanted, as we all have friendships and business deals that have been made or broken after a night of cocktails...

Continue reading ...
 

True West

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 29, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
True West
http://www.truewestmagazine.com/jcontent/twhome/true-west-publishing/submissions
---
TRUE WEST relates our American West history back to the present day, to show readers the important role our heritage plays in keeping the spirit of the West alive during our everyday travels and adventures out West. With regards to word length, we actively look for articles that range from: 1,500 words for features; 500 words for short features; 250 words or less for snapshot coverage...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Open to all poets. NEW GUIDELINES AND PRIZE AMOUNTS
Contest Over: Aug. 1, 2010- Sept 30th 2010
 
Prizes of $400, $200, and $100. Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit each. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact info and one with NO contact info. Both copies should be marked CRR Contest. Include SASE for results only (no poems ...

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The Dynamics of a Woman Writer's Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Contest 
The Dynamics of a Woman Writer's Contest (New - First Year)
http://www.beentertainment.org/2011-Writing-Contest.html

ENTRY FEE: $5 for Poems & $10 for Short Stories

We are looking for Short Stories & Poems about women displaying one or more of the following: Inspiration, Strength, Confidence, and Determination. Cash Prizes: $150 for the Poem and $250 for the Short Story. The Winners will also be featured in our Upcoming Publication as well as Interviewed on our Blog Talk Radi...

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Dig, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Children's 

Focuses on archaeology for 9 - 14 year-olds. Recent discoveries, techniques used in the field, archaeologists past and present, innovative 'dig' programs for our age audience, rethinking of popular theories, etc. Pays up to $0.25 per word.
 

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Green River Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Green River Writers Contest
 
 
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011
 
15 categories to enter for fiction and poetry. $3 per entry or $18 for unlimited entries including up to 3 entries per category. Accepts previously published material.


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Campsight, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Christian Online Magazine 

A quarterly online publication of Christian Camp and Conference Association. Providing glimpses of lives changed through Christian camp encounters. Insights about making an outdoor experience meaningful for you, your family, or your group. Pays $0.20 per word.
Guidelines:
http://www.ccca.org/documents/publications/csguidelines.pdf   

from:
www.worldwidefreelance.com




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Pudding House Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Contest 
Pudding House Chapbook Competition
 
Deadline: September 30 annually
10-36pp ms. Prefer around 24-28pp.
$15 entry fee payable to Pudding House.

Send to:
Pudding House Chapbook Competition
81 Shadymere Lane
Columbus Ohio 43213
(614) 986-1881

$1000.00 First Place
plus publication
20 free copies; deep discounts on optional additionals
 

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Texas Highways

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
Texas Highways, USA

The official travel magazine of Texas, encourages travel within the state. Subjects should focus on things to do or places to see in Texas. Include historical, cultural, and geographic aspects if appropriate. Pays $0.50 per word.
Guidelines:
http://www.texashighways.com/index.php/index.php/component/content/article/5697-submission-guidelines

from:  www.worldwidefreelance.com  

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Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society 40th Annual Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society 40th Annual Literary Competition
 
http://www.misspoetry.net/  (scroll down about 1/2 way down the page)
 
13 categories to enter for poetry, short stories and essays. $5 per entry or $15 to enter all categories.
Deadline Sept. 25, 2011. Prizes range from $5 to $50. 



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Enchanted Conversations: Little Red Riding Hood

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Online magazine 
Enchanted Conversations: A Fairy Tale Online Magazine
http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/submissions.html

Enchanted Conversation is for lovers of fairy tales all over the world. We hope to entertain and enlighten our readers, and give opportunities to writers and poets to have their work published. We are a nonprofit organization. Many of the rules that follow are an outgrowth of that status. In other words, if we seem extra picky, it’s because nonprofits must toe the line...

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Thin Threads of Babies and New Parents

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Thin Threads of Babies & New Parents
http://www.thinthreads.com/submit.php
---
Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories of 1,200 words or less that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Should your story be selected and be included in one of the Thi...

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Two Illinois poetry contests to enter

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : Contest 
Poets & Patrons 55th Annual CHICAGOLAND Poetry Contest
 
$12 to enter all 10 categories including: religious, humorous, formal verse, free verse, social conscience and miniature poem. Four more contests open to Chicago residents only. Prizes: $45, $20, $10
 

Helen Schaible International Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
 

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Your Story Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2011, In : Contest 
Your Story Flash Ficition Writing Contest
http://yourstorywritingcontests.blogspot.com/
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline August 31, 2011. Stories limited to 500 words must contain one of these inspirational phrases:

Love poems for a girl
Best chocolate in the world
Romance village

1st Place Winner: $200 & publication
2nd Place Winner: $150 & publication
3rd Place Winner: $50 & publication
4th Place Winner: $25 & publication
5th Place Winner: $25 & publication
 

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Christian Home & School, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Christian Home & School, USA
Published by Christian Schools International for parents who send their children to Christian schools. Published four times per year. The magazine aims to promote Christian education and to address a wide range of parenting topics. Paying market.

Guidelines:
http://www.csionline.org/documents/Pages_from_Writers_Guidelines.pdf
 

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United Planet Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 19, 2011, In : Contest 
UNITED PLANET DAY CONTEST
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NO ENTRY FEE
The deadline is on the equinox: September 23, 2011. We are accepting all submissions through our online community: www.upcommunity.org . The winners of each category will be granted the choice of either one United Planet Volunteer Abroad Quest for up to two weeks to selected short-term locations around the world; or the monetary compensation of $300. The winning pieces will al...

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Real Simple Life Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Real Simple Life Essay Contest

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/index.html

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NO ENTRY FEE
When did you first understand the meaning of love? Maybe you were a child, witnessing a generous act by your father or mother. Maybe the lesson came later, as you grappled with the challenges of being a friend, a spouse, or a parent yourself. Whatever made you understand love—and yoursel...

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Second Annual One-Act Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Second Annual One-Act Play Contest
http://southfloridawritersassn.org/upcoming_meetings_and_special_events
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
The South Florida Writers Association announces a contest for one-act plays.
Deadline October 15, 2011.

First-place winner $200 plus a public reading.
Second-place winner $125
Third-place winner $100

Plays can be comic or dramatic in theme and characterization. Although play length may vary, performance time should not exceed 30 minutes, includin...

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Literal Latte Essay Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Essay Awards

http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#essay_awards

First Prize - $1000,
Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200

  1. Send unpublished personal essays. 8,000 words max. All topics.
  2. Postmark by September 15th.
  3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
  4. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
  5. Include $10 Reading Fee per essay — OR — $15 Reading Fee for two essays.

All entries considered for p...


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WOW! Women on Writing Call for Submissions: Niche Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Online magazine 

WOW! Women on Writing
Call for Queries/Submissions: Niche Writing

Have you found your niche in the writing world? Or do you know someone who has? We want to hear about it! Our October issue will focus on niche writing. This theme is open to interpretation. As always, our mission is to help and educate other writers, so keep that in mind when you query. We are open to both how-tos and interviews.

Please review our submission guidelines on our Contact Page (http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/conta...


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Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011,
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Toastmaster Magazine, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 14, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
TOASTMASTER MAGAZINE, USA

Published monthly for approximately 260,000 members in 113 countries. Covers communication, leadership, and self-improvement. All articles must be geared toward an international audience. Also welcomes submissions from freelancers living outside North America. "Compensation for accepted articles depends on whether our submission guidelines are followed, the amount of research involved and the article's general value to us." Guidelines: http://www.toastmasters.org/To...

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Family Circle Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 13, 2011, In : Contest 
FAMILY CIRCLE FICTION CONTEST
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/2011-family-circle-fiction-contest-rules/
---
NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 9, 2011. Limit 2,500 words. Can submit up to two entries. Must be a legal resident of the US and 21 years of age or older. One grand prize is $750, a gift certificate to one mediabistro.com course, one year membership mediabistro.com and more. Second place $250 and membership.Third place $250 and membership. The grand prize ma...

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Oregon State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Oregon State Poetry Society
 
 The fall contest categories will be:
1.) Poet’s Choice (80 line limit) any form, any subject
2.) New Poets (30 line limit) any form, any subject
3.) Free Verse (40 line limit) any free form, any subject
4.) Traditional; Form: Prose Poem (250 word limit)
5.) Member’s Choice (6-12 lines) any form, any subject
6.) You Do, Too! A poem in any form but written in second person point...

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Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Robert Frost Foundation 15th Annual Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award
Postmark/Email Submission Deadline: September 15 (don't enter before March 1)
The Robert Frost Foundation welcomes poems in the spirit of Robert Frost for its 15th Annual Award. The winner will receive $1,000 and an invitation to present the winning poem this fall at the Frost Festival located at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the library in which Frost first explored the traditions of English an...

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Athanatos Christian Ministries FREE Online Christian Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2011,
Athanatos Christian Ministries FREE Online Christian Writers Conference, August 18, 2011.

Completely free but registration is required.

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Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

http://www.nfsps.com/mo/summer.htm

5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. Entry fee $1 per poem, prizes $10-$25.

Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

Deadline: Septmeber 1, 2011.


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Good Housekeeping Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Contest 

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/win/fiction-contest?click=main_sr

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NO ENTRY FEE
Limit to 3,500 words. Story should reflect an aspect of women's lives today. Open to
US residents 21 years and older. Deadline September 1, 2011. Only one entry per person. Grant winner receives $3,000 and possible publication in May 2012 issue. Two runners-up will receive $750 and possible online publication.

 

from: www.hopeclark.blogspot.com


 

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Reader Views Blogging Authors

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 8, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Reader Views Blogging Authors

As part of Reader Views expansion I'm offering a blog platform for authors and publishers on Blogging Authors
www.bloggingauthors.com

I'm looking for participants who are willing to post an article on their topic of expertise, offer marketing/publishing tips, or talk about something of current interest. We are syndicated so the article must be worthy of being noticed by USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, etc. and be posted on their site. This i...

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Contest 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction
http://www.rsbd.net/NEW/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76:shelley&catid=35:contests&Itemid=54

$10 ENTRY FEE
C/O Rosebud Magazine, N3310 Asje Rd., Cambridge WI 53523. Contest for original works of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, or horror, 4000w or less. Entries welcome any time. Deadline: September 1 in odd years. GRAND PRIZE: $1,000, 4 runners-up receive $100. All winners published in the magazine.
 

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The Atlantic Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 6, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
The Atlantic Magazine

*Submissions: The Atlantic considers unsolicited manuscripts, either fiction or nonfiction. A general familiarity with what we have published in the past is the best guide to our needs and preferences. Manuscripts must be typewritten and double-spaced. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Manuscripts will not be returned. At this time, the print magazine does not read submissions sent via fax or e-mail. TheAtlant...

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Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Poety Day Contest
 
 
Deadline: August 15, 2011. 17 contests to enter for one $15 fee. Prizes range from $10 to $80. Categories include: free verse, Walmart, nature, memories, women of the Bible, poem in the arts, let the good times roll, friendship, sonnets, joy, and Christian poetry.




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Cowboy Up Contest - Short Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Contest 
 
$15 ENTRY FEE
Submissions open March 1 and close September 1, 2011. Western theme. 3,500-word limit. Must involve a cowboy or two, or other western characters. Must be a suspense, mystery or thriller. First place $250. Second place $150. Third place $75.

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Glamour Magazine Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Glamour Magazine Nonfiction Contest
https://secure.glamour.com/contact/essay-2011

NO ENTRY FEE

Win $5,000. See your story published in an upcoming issue of Glamour. Meet with a top literary agent. Every woman has an inspiring true story somewhere inside her—and we want to hear yours. Is it about the time you overcame an obstacle, tested your courage or found your passion? Your nonfiction essay entry should be 2,500 to 3,500 words in length. All entries must be postmarked by A...

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Thriving Family: Family Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 4, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family: Family Stages

Hello Thriving Family Writers’ List,

I have a writing opportunity! If interested, please send your submission to vance.fry@fotf.org.

Word Count: 75 to 200 words
Article type: A first-person, true-life, parenting experience
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50-$125 on acceptance, depending on edited length but more importantly the uniqueness and appropriateness for other families to use.
Due date: In the next week or two, but I will continue to read s...


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SouthWest Writers 4th Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers Fourth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Flash Fiction

Tell a story -- with a beginning, middle and end -- in 200 words or less. Any subject, any genre will do
.
Postmark deadline: August 31, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
 
Mail Entries to:
SWW ...

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Thriving Family: 2012 Summer Calendar Ideas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: 2012 Summer Calendar Ideas
Hello Thriving Family Writers’ List,
 
Thank you for being a part of the creative group that works with Thriving Family! If you would be interested in being a contributor to our Summer Calendar for 2012, please send me your calendar entries on the following topic:

Theme: The Summer Calendar for 2012 will have the theme of “Make Your Summer Count.” Therefore, we would be interested in interactive activities that parents can do with their kids to he...

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Hallmark Cards: Mother's Day Unleashed

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: Mother's Day Unleashed

It's time for pets to say "Happy Mom's Day!" to the woman who loves them most. Create a sweet or funny Mother's Day Card for any pet-loving mom featuring a four-legged friend. After all, they're part of the family, too, and want to show Mom all the love she deserves.

Use a photo or a design of a pet with your original writing to make a card that would work for any pet mom. You may enter two cards for this contest and they both need...


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Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Contest 
GEMINI MAGAZINE FLASH FICTION CONTEST
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html
---
ENTRY FEE $4
Grand Prize: $1,000. Second Place: $100. Four Honorable Mentions. Deadline: August 31, 2011. Maximum length: 1,000 words. All six finalists published online in the October 2011 Issue of Gemini. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style or genre. Simply send
your best, most powerful work.

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Browsing Archive: August, 2011

Thriving Family - Funny Parenting Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family magazine wants Funny Parenting Stories

Would you like to be published in Thriving Family's December's Christmas issue? Vance Fry is looking for short (50 - 100 words), funny stories from your parenting journey! These pay $20 for each accepted piece, and they're a great way to get your foot in the door. You'll get bonus points for December's issue if your story is holiday-related. However, they will continue needing these stories for future issues so send the...

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Dancing With Bear Publishing Anthologies

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Dancing With Bear Publishing - Call for Submissions for Anthologies
http://www.dancingwithbearpublishing.com/submissionguidelines.htm

All stories accepted paid $50.

Halloween Anthology is for a children's book, think Casper the Friendly Ghost - nothing scary, just fun for ages 5-10. Length - 2,000 to 5,000 words.
Deadline September 30, 2011.

Thanksgiving Anthology. These stories don't have to be set at Thanksgiving or even about Thanksgiving, but rath...


Continue reading ...
 

How to Succeed in Business and Life Through Your Stomach

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 30, 2011,
How To Succeed in Business and Life Through Your Stomach
NEW DEADLINE
 
http://sixteenoctober.com/blog/story-contest-how-to-succeed-in-business-and-life-through-your-stomach
---
NO ENTRY FEE
Looking for stories about business and personal relationships that have been formed as a result of shared meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinking stories are also wanted, as we all have friendships and business deals that have been made or broken after a night of cocktails...

Continue reading ...
 

True West

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 29, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
True West
http://www.truewestmagazine.com/jcontent/twhome/true-west-publishing/submissions
---
TRUE WEST relates our American West history back to the present day, to show readers the important role our heritage plays in keeping the spirit of the West alive during our everyday travels and adventures out West. With regards to word length, we actively look for articles that range from: 1,500 words for features; 500 words for short features; 250 words or less for snapshot coverage...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Open to all poets. NEW GUIDELINES AND PRIZE AMOUNTS
Contest Over: Aug. 1, 2010- Sept 30th 2010
 
Prizes of $400, $200, and $100. Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit each. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact info and one with NO contact info. Both copies should be marked CRR Contest. Include SASE for results only (no poems ...

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The Dynamics of a Woman Writer's Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Contest 
The Dynamics of a Woman Writer's Contest (New - First Year)
http://www.beentertainment.org/2011-Writing-Contest.html

ENTRY FEE: $5 for Poems & $10 for Short Stories

We are looking for Short Stories & Poems about women displaying one or more of the following: Inspiration, Strength, Confidence, and Determination. Cash Prizes: $150 for the Poem and $250 for the Short Story. The Winners will also be featured in our Upcoming Publication as well as Interviewed on our Blog Talk Radi...

Continue reading ...
 

Dig, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Children's 

Focuses on archaeology for 9 - 14 year-olds. Recent discoveries, techniques used in the field, archaeologists past and present, innovative 'dig' programs for our age audience, rethinking of popular theories, etc. Pays up to $0.25 per word.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Green River Writers Contest
 
 
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011
 
15 categories to enter for fiction and poetry. $3 per entry or $18 for unlimited entries including up to 3 entries per category. Accepts previously published material.


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Campsight, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Christian Online Magazine 

A quarterly online publication of Christian Camp and Conference Association. Providing glimpses of lives changed through Christian camp encounters. Insights about making an outdoor experience meaningful for you, your family, or your group. Pays $0.20 per word.
Guidelines:
http://www.ccca.org/documents/publications/csguidelines.pdf   

from:
www.worldwidefreelance.com




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Pudding House Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Contest 
Pudding House Chapbook Competition
 
Deadline: September 30 annually
10-36pp ms. Prefer around 24-28pp.
$15 entry fee payable to Pudding House.

Send to:
Pudding House Chapbook Competition
81 Shadymere Lane
Columbus Ohio 43213
(614) 986-1881

$1000.00 First Place
plus publication
20 free copies; deep discounts on optional additionals
 

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Texas Highways

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
Texas Highways, USA

The official travel magazine of Texas, encourages travel within the state. Subjects should focus on things to do or places to see in Texas. Include historical, cultural, and geographic aspects if appropriate. Pays $0.50 per word.
Guidelines:
http://www.texashighways.com/index.php/index.php/component/content/article/5697-submission-guidelines

from:  www.worldwidefreelance.com  

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Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society 40th Annual Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society 40th Annual Literary Competition
 
http://www.misspoetry.net/  (scroll down about 1/2 way down the page)
 
13 categories to enter for poetry, short stories and essays. $5 per entry or $15 to enter all categories.
Deadline Sept. 25, 2011. Prizes range from $5 to $50. 



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Enchanted Conversations: Little Red Riding Hood

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Online magazine 
Enchanted Conversations: A Fairy Tale Online Magazine
http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/submissions.html

Enchanted Conversation is for lovers of fairy tales all over the world. We hope to entertain and enlighten our readers, and give opportunities to writers and poets to have their work published. We are a nonprofit organization. Many of the rules that follow are an outgrowth of that status. In other words, if we seem extra picky, it’s because nonprofits must toe the line...

Continue reading ...
 

Thin Threads of Babies and New Parents

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Thin Threads of Babies & New Parents
http://www.thinthreads.com/submit.php
---
Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories of 1,200 words or less that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Should your story be selected and be included in one of the Thi...

Continue reading ...
 

Two Illinois poetry contests to enter

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : Contest 
Poets & Patrons 55th Annual CHICAGOLAND Poetry Contest
 
$12 to enter all 10 categories including: religious, humorous, formal verse, free verse, social conscience and miniature poem. Four more contests open to Chicago residents only. Prizes: $45, $20, $10
 

Helen Schaible International Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
 

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Your Story Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2011, In : Contest 
Your Story Flash Ficition Writing Contest
http://yourstorywritingcontests.blogspot.com/
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline August 31, 2011. Stories limited to 500 words must contain one of these inspirational phrases:

Love poems for a girl
Best chocolate in the world
Romance village

1st Place Winner: $200 & publication
2nd Place Winner: $150 & publication
3rd Place Winner: $50 & publication
4th Place Winner: $25 & publication
5th Place Winner: $25 & publication
 

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Christian Home & School, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Christian Home & School, USA
Published by Christian Schools International for parents who send their children to Christian schools. Published four times per year. The magazine aims to promote Christian education and to address a wide range of parenting topics. Paying market.

Guidelines:
http://www.csionline.org/documents/Pages_from_Writers_Guidelines.pdf
 

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United Planet Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 19, 2011, In : Contest 
UNITED PLANET DAY CONTEST
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NO ENTRY FEE
The deadline is on the equinox: September 23, 2011. We are accepting all submissions through our online community: www.upcommunity.org . The winners of each category will be granted the choice of either one United Planet Volunteer Abroad Quest for up to two weeks to selected short-term locations around the world; or the monetary compensation of $300. The winning pieces will al...

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Real Simple Life Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Real Simple Life Essay Contest

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/index.html

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NO ENTRY FEE
When did you first understand the meaning of love? Maybe you were a child, witnessing a generous act by your father or mother. Maybe the lesson came later, as you grappled with the challenges of being a friend, a spouse, or a parent yourself. Whatever made you understand love—and yoursel...

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Second Annual One-Act Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Second Annual One-Act Play Contest
http://southfloridawritersassn.org/upcoming_meetings_and_special_events
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$10 ENTRY FEE
The South Florida Writers Association announces a contest for one-act plays.
Deadline October 15, 2011.

First-place winner $200 plus a public reading.
Second-place winner $125
Third-place winner $100

Plays can be comic or dramatic in theme and characterization. Although play length may vary, performance time should not exceed 30 minutes, includin...

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Literal Latte Essay Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Essay Awards

http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#essay_awards

First Prize - $1000,
Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200

  1. Send unpublished personal essays. 8,000 words max. All topics.
  2. Postmark by September 15th.
  3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
  4. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
  5. Include $10 Reading Fee per essay — OR — $15 Reading Fee for two essays.

All entries considered for p...


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WOW! Women on Writing Call for Submissions: Niche Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Online magazine 

WOW! Women on Writing
Call for Queries/Submissions: Niche Writing

Have you found your niche in the writing world? Or do you know someone who has? We want to hear about it! Our October issue will focus on niche writing. This theme is open to interpretation. As always, our mission is to help and educate other writers, so keep that in mind when you query. We are open to both how-tos and interviews.

Please review our submission guidelines on our Contact Page (http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/conta...


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Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011,
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Toastmaster Magazine, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 14, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
TOASTMASTER MAGAZINE, USA

Published monthly for approximately 260,000 members in 113 countries. Covers communication, leadership, and self-improvement. All articles must be geared toward an international audience. Also welcomes submissions from freelancers living outside North America. "Compensation for accepted articles depends on whether our submission guidelines are followed, the amount of research involved and the article's general value to us." Guidelines: http://www.toastmasters.org/To...

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Family Circle Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 13, 2011, In : Contest 
FAMILY CIRCLE FICTION CONTEST
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/2011-family-circle-fiction-contest-rules/
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NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 9, 2011. Limit 2,500 words. Can submit up to two entries. Must be a legal resident of the US and 21 years of age or older. One grand prize is $750, a gift certificate to one mediabistro.com course, one year membership mediabistro.com and more. Second place $250 and membership.Third place $250 and membership. The grand prize ma...

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Oregon State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Oregon State Poetry Society
 
 The fall contest categories will be:
1.) Poet’s Choice (80 line limit) any form, any subject
2.) New Poets (30 line limit) any form, any subject
3.) Free Verse (40 line limit) any free form, any subject
4.) Traditional; Form: Prose Poem (250 word limit)
5.) Member’s Choice (6-12 lines) any form, any subject
6.) You Do, Too! A poem in any form but written in second person point...

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Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Robert Frost Foundation 15th Annual Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award
Postmark/Email Submission Deadline: September 15 (don't enter before March 1)
The Robert Frost Foundation welcomes poems in the spirit of Robert Frost for its 15th Annual Award. The winner will receive $1,000 and an invitation to present the winning poem this fall at the Frost Festival located at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the library in which Frost first explored the traditions of English an...

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Athanatos Christian Ministries FREE Online Christian Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2011,
Athanatos Christian Ministries FREE Online Christian Writers Conference, August 18, 2011.

Completely free but registration is required.
http://christianwritingconference.com/2011/

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Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

http://www.nfsps.com/mo/summer.htm

5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. Entry fee $1 per poem, prizes $10-$25.

Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

Deadline: Septmeber 1, 2011.


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Good Housekeeping Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Contest 

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/win/fiction-contest?click=main_sr

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NO ENTRY FEE
Limit to 3,500 words. Story should reflect an aspect of women's lives today. Open to
US residents 21 years and older. Deadline September 1, 2011. Only one entry per person. Grant winner receives $3,000 and possible publication in May 2012 issue. Two runners-up will receive $750 and possible online publication.

 

from: www.hopeclark.blogspot.com


 

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Reader Views Blogging Authors

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 8, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Reader Views Blogging Authors

As part of Reader Views expansion I'm offering a blog platform for authors and publishers on Blogging Authors
www.bloggingauthors.com

I'm looking for participants who are willing to post an article on their topic of expertise, offer marketing/publishing tips, or talk about something of current interest. We are syndicated so the article must be worthy of being noticed by USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, etc. and be posted on their site. This i...

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Contest 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction
http://www.rsbd.net/NEW/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76:shelley&catid=35:contests&Itemid=54

$10 ENTRY FEE
C/O Rosebud Magazine, N3310 Asje Rd., Cambridge WI 53523. Contest for original works of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, or horror, 4000w or less. Entries welcome any time. Deadline: September 1 in odd years. GRAND PRIZE: $1,000, 4 runners-up receive $100. All winners published in the magazine.
 
from: www.fund...

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The Atlantic Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 6, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
The Atlantic Magazine

*Submissions: The Atlantic considers unsolicited manuscripts, either fiction or nonfiction. A general familiarity with what we have published in the past is the best guide to our needs and preferences. Manuscripts must be typewritten and double-spaced. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged if accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Manuscripts will not be returned. At this time, the print magazine does not read submissions sent via fax or e-mail. TheAtlant...

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Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Poety Day Contest
 
http://www.poetsroundtable.com/brochure_new.html
 
Deadline: August 15, 2011. 17 contests to enter for one $15 fee. Prizes range from $10 to $80. Categories include: free verse, Walmart, nature, memories, women of the Bible, poem in the arts, let the good times roll, friendship, sonnets, joy, and Christian poetry.




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Cowboy Up Contest - Short Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Cowboy Up Contest - Short Story
http://www.moonlightmesaassociates.com/id10.html
 
$15 ENTRY FEE
Submissions open March 1 and close September 1, 2011. Western theme. 3,500-word limit. Must involve a cowboy or two, or other western characters. Must be a suspense, mystery or thriller. First place $250. Second place $150. Third place $75.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com




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Glamour Magazine Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Glamour Magazine Nonfiction Contest
https://secure.glamour.com/contact/essay-2011

NO ENTRY FEE

Win $5,000. See your story published in an upcoming issue of Glamour. Meet with a top literary agent. Every woman has an inspiring true story somewhere inside her—and we want to hear yours. Is it about the time you overcame an obstacle, tested your courage or found your passion? Your nonfiction essay entry should be 2,500 to 3,500 words in length. All entries must be postmarked by A...

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Thriving Family: Family Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 4, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family: Family Stages

Hello Thriving Family Writers’ List,

I have a writing opportunity! If interested, please send your submission to vance.fry@fotf.org.

Word Count: 75 to 200 words
Article type: A first-person, true-life, parenting experience
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50-$125 on acceptance, depending on edited length but more importantly the uniqueness and appropriateness for other families to use.
Due date: In the next week or two, but I will continue to read s...


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SouthWest Writers 4th Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers Fourth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Flash Fiction

Tell a story -- with a beginning, middle and end -- in 200 words or less. Any subject, any genre will do
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Postmark deadline: August 31, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
 
Mail Entries to:
SWW ...

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Thriving Family: 2012 Summer Calendar Ideas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: 2012 Summer Calendar Ideas
Hello Thriving Family Writers’ List,
 
Thank you for being a part of the creative group that works with Thriving Family! If you would be interested in being a contributor to our Summer Calendar for 2012, please send me your calendar entries on the following topic:

Theme: The Summer Calendar for 2012 will have the theme of “Make Your Summer Count.” Therefore, we would be interested in interactive activities that parents can do with their kids to he...

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Hallmark Cards: Mother's Day Unleashed

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: Mother's Day Unleashed

It's time for pets to say "Happy Mom's Day!" to the woman who loves them most. Create a sweet or funny Mother's Day Card for any pet-loving mom featuring a four-legged friend. After all, they're part of the family, too, and want to show Mom all the love she deserves.

Use a photo or a design of a pet with your original writing to make a card that would work for any pet mom. You may enter two cards for this contest and they both need...


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Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Contest 
GEMINI MAGAZINE FLASH FICTION CONTEST
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html
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ENTRY FEE $4
Grand Prize: $1,000. Second Place: $100. Four Honorable Mentions. Deadline: August 31, 2011. Maximum length: 1,000 words. All six finalists published online in the October 2011 Issue of Gemini. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style or genre. Simply send
your best, most powerful work.

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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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