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, 2011

Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest

First Prize $500

  1. Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
  2. Postmark by June 30th.
  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 set of up to 3 Shorts — OR —
    $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.

All entries considered for publication.

More details at: http://www.literal-latte.com/contes...


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Hallmark Cards: Love is a Funny Thing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : Greeting Cards 
Hallmark Cards: Love is a Funny Thing
 
Find your romantic side and create a funny Valentine's Day card for someone's sweetheart. It can be sexy and suggestive or sweet and sappy, but it has to be funny.

Use a design or a photo with your original writing to make a romantic card that would work for any of our three categories:
For Him, For Her, or For Anyone
 
Enter up to three cards; one for each ca...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : Contest 
MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one with no ID for judge.
For a winnter's list, send SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) -
Send entries to:    M.S.P.S. CONTEST ENTRY
                           64 HARRISON AVE.
                           LYNN, MA  01905-1350
Mark name of contest on ...
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Creation Illustrated Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 28, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
CREATION ILLUSTRATED
http://www.creationillustrated.com/article.php?id=8
---
Pays from $50 to $100. Many diverse columns available. Website has great explanations of each. This publication also takes first-person accounts - i.e., memoir snippets. Recipes as well. Pays up to $15 for poetry. Dedicated to the impact of sharing Biblical truth through God's creation.

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Children's 
The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine
 
 
Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme. Current theme is: God's Provision-Stories about how the Lord always meets our needs or provides for us.
 
Deadline: June 15, 2011.   Pay - $100 for first-time world-wide rights, $25 for reprints.


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Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Contest 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: June 30, 2011
 
Enter up to 26 categories for only $2 each, except for the Grand Prize - entry is $5. Prizes range from $10 to $100.
 
Categories to enter include Greats and Grands (ancestors), Shakespearean sonnet, traditional verse, compassion of man, sciencefiction/fantasy/horror, ekphrastic verse, winter, small town living, nature...

Continue reading ...
 

Tales of Old

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Tales Of Old, an audio magazine for historical fiction and alternate history, is looking for historical fiction stories, although we will consider alternate history stories as well. Stories should take place in a well researched historical setting, not Hyperborea or other quasi-historical setting. (I love that too, but it’s not for this magazine!) Stories should be plot driven with interesting characters. The stories should be well suited to narration, no strange symbols or ...

Continue reading ...
 

God Allows U-Turns - 2 new volumns

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

God Allows U-Turns - 2 new volumns

With 13 published anthologies under the God Allows U-Turns brand currently in circulation, two new volumes in this acclaimed Christian inspirational book series will be published by the newly formed God Allows U-Turns Press. Each new book in the series will contain approximately 50 uplifting, encouraging and inspirational “slice-of-life” true short stories written by contributors from all over the world. 98% unso...


Continue reading ...
 

Finishing Line Press 2011 Open Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : Contest 

Finishing Line Press
2011 OPEN CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

http://www.finishinglinepress.com/submissionguidelines.htm

A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection. Open to all. Previous chapbook or full-length publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted. All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication. Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio...


Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Spring 2011 Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 23, 2011, In : Contest 
WOMEN ON WRITING SPRING 2011 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) and the flavor of our spon...


Continue reading ...
 

God Makes Lemonade

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 21, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

SEEKING "LEMONADE" STORIES

Don Jacobson knows from his publishing days that a good story has the power to encourage and inspire readers.

The former owner of Multnomah Publishers is on a mission to collect "lemonade" stories, a play on the old saying "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade" -- or, as Don puts it, "Lemonade happens!" By his definition, lemonade stories are real-life stories about when life takes a sour twist but is followed with ...


Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submisisons for the Annual
John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition

Deadline: May 31, 2011

Winner receives $100 an 50 copies of his/her winning chapbook. Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification and one with NO author identification. Please send manuscript w...

Continue reading ...
 

The Widow's Handbook

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 20, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
The Widow's Handbook
 
WIDOWS: Seeking women’s poems and short personal essays (max. 500 words) about experiences of widowhood (de facto or de jure): Bereavement (sudden or following illness/long vigil), mourning rituals, grieving, other people’s responses, coping strategies, spiritual resources, support systems (or lack thereof), evolving social life (isolation, work, friends, dating), re-building (including but not limited to finding new love or focus). We are a publ...

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Enchanted Conversation: Cinderella Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : Online magazine 
ENCHANTED CONVERSATION, USA

A new online publication is now open for submissions. It will be devoted to fairy tales, but is not a children's publication. Looking for art, short stories, poetry, scholarly articles, and
fun pieces on fairy tales. There is a theme for each issue.
 
Issue Three: "Cinderella" theme, submission window opens at 12 a.m., EST, June 27, and closes at 11:59 p.m., June 30.  OUR PAY RATE IS 10 CENTS PER WORD FOR STORIES AND A FLAT $50 FEE FOR POEMS.

G...

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2011 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, In : Contest 

2011 SENIOR POETs LAUREATE POETRY COMPETITION

PUBLISHED and UNPUBLISHED Poems okay

NO LIMIT to number of ENTRIES you may submit

 http://amykitchenerfdn.org/2011_rules.html

A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are temporarily staying throughout the world, the 2011 SPL Contest is privately sponsored by WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founder of the competition and current admin...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride
101 Stories of Love, Laughter and Family


You did it! You found that one special person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life... your soulmate... your best friend. Now it's time to plan for your big day. Your wedding is one of the most special and memorable events in your life. It will bring you warm and wonderful memories for many years to come. And there might also be some humorous and disastrous memories surrounding your big day to...
Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 16, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Contest: Poetry Society of New Hampshire

The Madonna Robinton Free Verse Contest

To honor Madonna Robinton, past president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. One winner will receive the $100 prize (sponsored by Madonna's sister, Barb Simpson), and the winning poem will be published in The Poets' Touchstone. Poems must be no longer than 40 lines and written in free verse. No poems will be returned. One poem entry per poet, please. Postmark deadline June...

Continue reading ...
 

Word & Sound International Creative Writing Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 15, 2011, In : Contest 

Word & Sound International-2011 C r e a t i v e W r i t i n g C o m p e t i t i o n s
Albert Anthony Foundation for Cultural Arts, Grants, & Scholarships
Post Office Box 5464, Columbus, Mississippi 39704-5464 / 662.798.0667
 
DEADLINE: JUNE 30
Winners selected/notified: September 30. Winnings disbursed: December 30.
WSI Creative Writing Competitions were created to instill new writing. Entries m...


Continue reading ...
 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Welcome to the eighth annual Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. First prize is $3,000. A total of $5,550 in prizes will be awarded.

Deadline:  June 30, 2011 (postmark dates)

What to Submit
Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 13, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories

We are collecting stories for our newest Christmas book. Everyone has special memories and stories to tell about the Christmas season - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. We want to hear about your special Christmas memories and traditions. Please note: if you have submitted stories to our Christmas books in the past, we have your stories in our database. Please make sure that the stories you...

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Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Summer Saturday Seminar

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

Register Now for the Christian Writers Group Summer Saturday Seminar









Please make plans to join us Saturday, June 25, for a full day with critically acclaimed author Steven James.

Steven James is the author of more than 25 works of fiction and non-fiction, including the bestselling thriller series The Patrick Bowers Files. We invite you to come join us and spend the day under the instruction of an author Publisher's Weekly calls a "master storyteller at the peak of his game" as he challeng...

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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture (click on link above to see picture). Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish. The May/Jun 2011 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the Sep/Oct 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by June 3.




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SPS Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Contest 
SPS Studios Eighteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: June 30, 2011
1st prize: $300  2nd prize: $150  3rd prize: $50
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website
www.sps.com
Entry is free.

Poetry Contest Guidelines:
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you ahve some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems are judged on the basis of origi...

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The Dooley Prize in Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, In : Contest 
THE DOOLEY PRIZE IN NONFICTION
http://owleyereview.com/contest

$6 ENTRY FEE
Deadline June 1, 2011. Submissions are limited to one piece of no more than 5,000 words. The winner will receive $200 and publication in our Fall 2011 issue. Honorable Mentions will be eligible for publication, though publication is not guaranteed.
 

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Highlights of Home Schooling Needs Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : Children's 
Highlights of Home Schooling (www.hshighlights.com) is looking for writers to help create new history unit studies for grades 3 to 6. They need writers who write sotries about 500 to 1000 words that can be used in our history units. To read a sample, click here
   
They pay $20 for the stories. They are looking specifically for stories about Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, anything about the American Revolution. Writers can suggest themes. They only need the stories, not the rest of the ...

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Celebrate Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 8, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Celebrate Life, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555. Phone: 540-659-4171. Email: clmag-at-all.org. Website: http://www.clmagazine.org. Stephanie Hopping, Editor. Bimonthly, 32-page, full-color magazine. Welcomes new and experienced writers. Buys first rights or makes work-for-hire assignments. Byline given. Pays on a per-word basis, upon publication. "Celebrate Life is published by American Life League. Its purpose is to encourage and educate pro-life activists. It features real-life human-inte...

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Literary San Antonio

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 7, 2011, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 
Literary San Antonio

To any writer who has some significant tie to San Antonio, Texas, whether by birth, residence or topical choice -- current or in the past.

I am editing Literary San Antonio for TCU Press. As you are probably aware, this will be one in a series of fairly substantial volumes that have, so far, covered Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and El Paso.

I've spent a year or so preparing historical materials, but I am now opening the submission process to all. Please pass on this ...

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Glory & Strength webzine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Glory and Strength webzine

Debra Butterfield, editor of Glory & Strength webzine, is looking for specific submissions. Below is her callout. You can read the full guidelines
on her web site -http://www.gloryandstrength.com/index_files/WritersGuidelines.htm . This is not a paying market. 

Call for Submissions
Glory and Strengh webzine is looking for personal experience stories on how God helped you through an experieince such as an earthquake, tornado, ice storm, blizzard, house fire, etc. We'r...

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award
http://ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm#ctpoetryaward
April 1 - May 31, 2011 - deadline

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)
-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.
-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.
-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped e...


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2011 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, In : Contest 

2011 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

Fiction, Non-fiction & Poetry

Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in each category: First place, $100, second place $50, third place $25. Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will also be invited to read their entries at the November PWP meeting in Pre...


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Family Circle

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
FAMILY CIRCLE, USA
 
A general interest women's magazine which focuses on the family. Most of the articles are written by freelancers. Topics include travel, health, beauty, fitness, child care, relationships, finances, crafts. Most of the articles are written by freelancers. Paying market.

from:
www.worldwidefreelance.com


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Blue Light Press Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : Contest 
BLUE LIGHT PRESS Chapbook Contest. $100 and 50 copies of your book. We like imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 10–24 page manuscript, SASE, $10 reading fee by June 15, 2011 to Blue Light Press Poetry Prize, 1563-45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. For guidelines, e-mail bluelightpress@aol.com.
 
 

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Herald Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 1, 2011, In : Christian Publisher 

Herald Press is the book publishing imprint of Mennonite Publishing Network, a ministry of the Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA . Our goal is to publish books from an Anabaptist perspective that are honest in presentation, clear in thought, stimulating in content, and that lead to the spiritual growth and welfare of the reader.

Herald Press is the book division of Mennonite Publishing Network. We accept manuscripts from capable and dedicated authors as we strive to equip the ch...


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Browsing Archive: May, 2011

Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest

First Prize $500

  1. Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
  2. Postmark by June 30th.
  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 set of up to 3 Shorts — OR —
    $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.

All entries considered for publication.

More details at: http://www.literal-latte.com/contes...


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Hallmark Cards: Love is a Funny Thing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : Greeting Cards 
Hallmark Cards: Love is a Funny Thing
 
Find your romantic side and create a funny Valentine's Day card for someone's sweetheart. It can be sexy and suggestive or sweet and sappy, but it has to be funny.

Use a design or a photo with your original writing to make a romantic card that would work for any of our three categories:
For Him, For Her, or For Anyone
 
Enter up to three cards; one for each ca...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : Contest 
MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one with no ID for judge.
For a winnter's list, send SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) -
Send entries to:    M.S.P.S. CONTEST ENTRY
                           64 HARRISON AVE.
                           LYNN, MA  01905-1350
Mark name of contest on ...
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Creation Illustrated Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 28, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
CREATION ILLUSTRATED
http://www.creationillustrated.com/article.php?id=8
---
Pays from $50 to $100. Many diverse columns available. Website has great explanations of each. This publication also takes first-person accounts - i.e., memoir snippets. Recipes as well. Pays up to $15 for poetry. Dedicated to the impact of sharing Biblical truth through God's creation.

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Children's 
The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine
 
 
Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme. Current theme is: God's Provision-Stories about how the Lord always meets our needs or provides for us.
 
Deadline: June 15, 2011.   Pay - $100 for first-time world-wide rights, $25 for reprints.


Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Contest 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: June 30, 2011
 
Enter up to 26 categories for only $2 each, except for the Grand Prize - entry is $5. Prizes range from $10 to $100.
 
Categories to enter include Greats and Grands (ancestors), Shakespearean sonnet, traditional verse, compassion of man, sciencefiction/fantasy/horror, ekphrastic verse, winter, small town living, nature...

Continue reading ...
 

Tales of Old

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, In : Speciality Products 
Tales Of Old, an audio magazine for historical fiction and alternate history, is looking for historical fiction stories, although we will consider alternate history stories as well. Stories should take place in a well researched historical setting, not Hyperborea or other quasi-historical setting. (I love that too, but it’s not for this magazine!) Stories should be plot driven with interesting characters. The stories should be well suited to narration, no strange symbols or ...

Continue reading ...
 

God Allows U-Turns - 2 new volumns

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

God Allows U-Turns - 2 new volumns

With 13 published anthologies under the God Allows U-Turns brand currently in circulation, two new volumes in this acclaimed Christian inspirational book series will be published by the newly formed God Allows U-Turns Press. Each new book in the series will contain approximately 50 uplifting, encouraging and inspirational “slice-of-life” true short stories written by contributors from all over the world. 98% unso...


Continue reading ...
 

Finishing Line Press 2011 Open Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : Contest 

Finishing Line Press
2011 OPEN CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

http://www.finishinglinepress.com/submissionguidelines.htm

A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection. Open to all. Previous chapbook or full-length publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted. All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication. Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio...


Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Spring 2011 Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 23, 2011, In : Contest 
WOMEN ON WRITING SPRING 2011 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) and the flavor of our spon...


Continue reading ...
 

God Makes Lemonade

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 21, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

SEEKING "LEMONADE" STORIES

Don Jacobson knows from his publishing days that a good story has the power to encourage and inspire readers.

The former owner of Multnomah Publishers is on a mission to collect "lemonade" stories, a play on the old saying "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade" -- or, as Don puts it, "Lemonade happens!" By his definition, lemonade stories are real-life stories about when life takes a sour twist but is followed with ...


Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submisisons for the Annual
John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition

Deadline: May 31, 2011

Winner receives $100 an 50 copies of his/her winning chapbook. Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification and one with NO author identification. Please send manuscript w...

Continue reading ...
 

The Widow's Handbook

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 20, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
The Widow's Handbook
 
WIDOWS: Seeking women’s poems and short personal essays (max. 500 words) about experiences of widowhood (de facto or de jure): Bereavement (sudden or following illness/long vigil), mourning rituals, grieving, other people’s responses, coping strategies, spiritual resources, support systems (or lack thereof), evolving social life (isolation, work, friends, dating), re-building (including but not limited to finding new love or focus). We are a publ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Cinderella Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : Online magazine 
ENCHANTED CONVERSATION, USA

A new online publication is now open for submissions. It will be devoted to fairy tales, but is not a children's publication. Looking for art, short stories, poetry, scholarly articles, and
fun pieces on fairy tales. There is a theme for each issue.
 
Issue Three: "Cinderella" theme, submission window opens at 12 a.m., EST, June 27, and closes at 11:59 p.m., June 30.  OUR PAY RATE IS 10 CENTS PER WORD FOR STORIES AND A FLAT $50 FEE FOR POEMS.

G...

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2011 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, In : Contest 

2011 SENIOR POETs LAUREATE POETRY COMPETITION

PUBLISHED and UNPUBLISHED Poems okay

NO LIMIT to number of ENTRIES you may submit

 http://amykitchenerfdn.org/2011_rules.html

A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are temporarily staying throughout the world, the 2011 SPL Contest is privately sponsored by WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founder of the competition and current admin...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride
101 Stories of Love, Laughter and Family


You did it! You found that one special person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life... your soulmate... your best friend. Now it's time to plan for your big day. Your wedding is one of the most special and memorable events in your life. It will bring you warm and wonderful memories for many years to come. And there might also be some humorous and disastrous memories surrounding your big day to...
Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 16, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Contest: Poetry Society of New Hampshire

The Madonna Robinton Free Verse Contest

To honor Madonna Robinton, past president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. One winner will receive the $100 prize (sponsored by Madonna's sister, Barb Simpson), and the winning poem will be published in The Poets' Touchstone. Poems must be no longer than 40 lines and written in free verse. No poems will be returned. One poem entry per poet, please. Postmark deadline June...

Continue reading ...
 

Word & Sound International Creative Writing Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 15, 2011, In : Contest 

Word & Sound International-2011 C r e a t i v e W r i t i n g C o m p e t i t i o n s
Albert Anthony Foundation for Cultural Arts, Grants, & Scholarships
Post Office Box 5464, Columbus, Mississippi 39704-5464 / 662.798.0667
 
DEADLINE: JUNE 30
Winners selected/notified: September 30. Winnings disbursed: December 30.
WSI Creative Writing Competitions were created to instill new writing. Entries m...


Continue reading ...
 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Welcome to the eighth annual Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. First prize is $3,000. A total of $5,550 in prizes will be awarded.

Deadline:  June 30, 2011 (postmark dates)

What to Submit
Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 13, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories

We are collecting stories for our newest Christmas book. Everyone has special memories and stories to tell about the Christmas season - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. We want to hear about your special Christmas memories and traditions. Please note: if you have submitted stories to our Christmas books in the past, we have your stories in our database. Please make sure that the stories you...

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Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Summer Saturday Seminar

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

Register Now for the Christian Writers Group Summer Saturday Seminar









Please make plans to join us Saturday, June 25, for a full day with critically acclaimed author Steven James.

Steven James is the author of more than 25 works of fiction and non-fiction, including the bestselling thriller series The Patrick Bowers Files. We invite you to come join us and spend the day under the instruction of an author Publisher's Weekly calls a "master storyteller at the peak of his game" as he challeng...

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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs
 
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2011/04/25/humor/jan-feb-limerick-laughs.html
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture (click on link above to see picture). Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish. The May/Jun 2011 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the Sep/Oct 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by June 3.




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SPS Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Contest 
SPS Studios Eighteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: June 30, 2011
1st prize: $300  2nd prize: $150  3rd prize: $50
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website
www.sps.com
Entry is free.

Poetry Contest Guidelines:
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you ahve some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems are judged on the basis of origi...

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The Dooley Prize in Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, In : Contest 
THE DOOLEY PRIZE IN NONFICTION
http://owleyereview.com/contest

$6 ENTRY FEE
Deadline June 1, 2011. Submissions are limited to one piece of no more than 5,000 words. The winner will receive $200 and publication in our Fall 2011 issue. Honorable Mentions will be eligible for publication, though publication is not guaranteed.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Highlights of Home Schooling Needs Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 9, 2011, In : Children's 
Highlights of Home Schooling (www.hshighlights.com) is looking for writers to help create new history unit studies for grades 3 to 6. They need writers who write sotries about 500 to 1000 words that can be used in our history units. To read a sample, click here
   
They pay $20 for the stories. They are looking specifically for stories about Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, anything about the American Revolution. Writers can suggest themes. They only need the stories, not the rest of the ...

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Celebrate Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 8, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Celebrate Life, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555. Phone: 540-659-4171. Email: clmag-at-all.org. Website: http://www.clmagazine.org. Stephanie Hopping, Editor. Bimonthly, 32-page, full-color magazine. Welcomes new and experienced writers. Buys first rights or makes work-for-hire assignments. Byline given. Pays on a per-word basis, upon publication. "Celebrate Life is published by American Life League. Its purpose is to encourage and educate pro-life activists. It features real-life human-inte...

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Literary San Antonio

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 7, 2011, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 
Literary San Antonio

To any writer who has some significant tie to San Antonio, Texas, whether by birth, residence or topical choice -- current or in the past.

I am editing Literary San Antonio for TCU Press. As you are probably aware, this will be one in a series of fairly substantial volumes that have, so far, covered Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and El Paso.

I've spent a year or so preparing historical materials, but I am now opening the submission process to all. Please pass on this ...

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Glory & Strength webzine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 6, 2011, In : Christian Online Magazine 
Glory and Strength webzine

Debra Butterfield, editor of Glory & Strength webzine, is looking for specific submissions. Below is her callout. You can read the full guidelines
on her web site -http://www.gloryandstrength.com/index_files/WritersGuidelines.htm . This is not a paying market. 

Call for Submissions
Glory and Strengh webzine is looking for personal experience stories on how God helped you through an experieince such as an earthquake, tornado, ice storm, blizzard, house fire, etc. We'r...

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award
http://ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm#ctpoetryaward
April 1 - May 31, 2011 - deadline

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)
-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.
-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.
-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped e...


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2011 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, In : Contest 

2011 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

Fiction, Non-fiction & Poetry

Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in each category: First place, $100, second place $50, third place $25. Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will also be invited to read their entries at the November PWP meeting in Pre...


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Family Circle

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, In : Print Magazine 
FAMILY CIRCLE, USA
 
A general interest women's magazine which focuses on the family. Most of the articles are written by freelancers. Topics include travel, health, beauty, fitness, child care, relationships, finances, crafts. Most of the articles are written by freelancers. Paying market.

from:
www.worldwidefreelance.com


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Blue Light Press Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : Contest 
BLUE LIGHT PRESS Chapbook Contest. $100 and 50 copies of your book. We like imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 10–24 page manuscript, SASE, $10 reading fee by June 15, 2011 to Blue Light Press Poetry Prize, 1563-45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. For guidelines, e-mail bluelightpress@aol.com.
 
Web site: http://www.bluelightpress.com/contests.php
 
 from: http://www.pw.org/classifieds


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Herald Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 1, 2011, In : Christian Publisher 

Herald Press is the book publishing imprint of Mennonite Publishing Network, a ministry of the Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA . Our goal is to publish books from an Anabaptist perspective that are honest in presentation, clear in thought, stimulating in content, and that lead to the spiritual growth and welfare of the reader.

Herald Press is the book division of Mennonite Publishing Network. We accept manuscripts from capable and dedicated authors as we strive to equip the ch...


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