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: September, 2011

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 30, 2011,
 
2012 Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum
 
Contest Chair: LaVerna B. Johnson, poetaken@gmail.com
 
Cholla Division: First Prize $200, second Prize $100, third Prize $50
Any subject, any form, 42 lines or less.
 
Chaqueta Division: First Prize $100, second Prize $50, third Prize $25
Southwest Theme: nature, people, history, etc.--any form, 42 lines or less
 
Chimera Division: First Prize $100, second prize $50, third Prize $25
Imaginative or absurd/...

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5x5 Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 29, 2011, In : Literary Journal 

5x5 Literary Journal

5x5 is a concise literary magazine, which means we are looking for concise literature to print.

5x5 will consider almost any original, previously unpublished work for publication.  We don't consider posting a piece to your own website to be "published."

We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you tell us that you are submitting simultaneously and let us know right away if it's accepted elsewhere.

Current Theme: Sacred (deadline: November 1, 2011)

http://www.5x5litmag.or...


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Thriving Family: Screamers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family magazine new article topic:

Topic: Screamers. As a parent, how have you successfully taught your toddler to communicate in ways other than screaming?  What worked for you? (We already know about traditional sign language, so don’t include that tidbit.) What else did you do? Share your successful, first-person story/tip — the more unique, the better.

Payment: $50, on acceptance
Rights: First, non-exclusive
Due: Monday, October 10th
Word count: 200-300

Include your submissio...


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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
The First Line Literary Journal
http://thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Fiction stories 300 to 3000 words. Nonfiction stories 500 to 800 words.
First line of the story must be "It had been a long year."
Payment $20. Deadline November, 1, 2011.


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Thriving Family - Spring Cleaning, Swing Set Safety, Independent Play

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family - Spring Cleaning, Swing Set Safety, Independent Play

Thriving Family magazine is looking for three article topics: 
Topic: Spring Cleaning—Teaching little ones to help. As a parent, how have you successfully taught your toddler to help with cleaning?  What is one idea that worked for you? Share your first-person story/tip.

Topic: Swing Set Safety. This first-person, practical article should be written from your perspective as a parent of babies/toddlers and rela...

Continue reading ...
 

Dream of Things Travel Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Dream of Things Travel Anthology
http://dreamofthings.com/guidelines

Deam of Things is looking for creative nonfiction stories about travel. They plans to publish the anthology by the end of 2011. Stories can be humorous or serious. For details about the type of story they want, see the Dream of Things workshop page. For more details about the travel anthology, click HERE. You can also read excerpts from Saying Goodbye, their first anthology, by clicking HERE.

Creative nonfiction to them me...


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RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Contest 
RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting entries for the 2012 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. $1000 will be awarded to the winner and publication in the Spring 2012 Issue will be awarded to both the winning and runner-up stories. The winning story from the 2011 contest, selected by author Leif Enger, appears in Issue 19 of Ruminate. 2009's winning story, selected by author Bret Lott, was awarded a notable mention in the Best American S...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1   
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
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 - ...

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2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest
Open to Everyone
 
Deadline: November 1, 2011 (Postmarked) Word Limit: 2011
Contest is open to all writers. Open subject, open genre. (Please, no pornography or gore.)
Prizes: 1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25. (4th through 6th places receive certificates.)
Entry fee: $7 per story, Maximum of three entries per person (separate fee for each entry, but may be incl...

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The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition
http://www.theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html
 
$18 ENTRY FEE
Winner receives $1,000 and 25 copies of the published chapbook.
Submit 16-28 pages of original poetry. No restrictions on form or content. Deadline October 31, 2011.
 

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The Annual FundsforWriters Contest is Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Annual FundsforWriters Contest is Open

The 10th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest seeks nonfiction submissions. First prize $400. Five additional cash prizes. Zero entry fee and $5 entry fee categories. Theme: Diligence. Limit 750 words. Email submissions only. Deadline is October 31, 2011

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Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Contest 

Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

 

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

Submission Guidelines:

For a free critique, simply write "fr...


Continue reading ...
 

Front Porch Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
FRONT PORCH JOURNAL
MFA Program, Dept. of English, Texas State University 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666
www,frontporchjournal.com  
frontporchjournal@gmail.com
Online literary journal publishes flash fiction, short stories, poetry and creative nonfiction. Submit 1-5 poems or fiction and nonfiction up to 5,500 words. Accepts submissions only through the online submissions manager.
from: the Writer Magazine newsletter


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Children's Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Children's Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/ad028/
 
$15 ENTRY FEE The contest is for a single poem, collection of poems, or verse story for children of any age, to 300 words. Entries may be serious or humorous, and take any poetic form. Winners will be selected based on quality of verse--including rhythm, meter, word choice, wordplay, imagery, and the use of other poetic devices (rhyme, alliteration, assonance, or others). Above all, the winning ent...

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The Journal of Creative Compressed Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, http://matterpress.com/journal is looking for, as you might guess, "compressed creative arts." We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. We publish weekly.
 
Our response time is generally 1-3 days. Also, our acceptance rate is currently about 1% of submissions. We pay writers $50 per accepted piece and signed contract.

We are currently ONLY open for compresse...

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Love Letters From the Heart Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Love Letters From The Heart Anthology
http://www.pixnpens.com/
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Have you ever longed to share your heart - your testimony - with someone, but couldn't work up the nerve to do so? Well, now is your chance. We are currently compiling testimonies - in letter format - for Love Letters from the Heart, to be released February 2012. The testimonies should be 1,000 words or less, written in the form of a letter to someone you want to share the Gospel and/or your testimony with. Th...

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New Marketing Help for Christian Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 15, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

New Marketing Help for Christian Writers

When submitting to publishers, it is essential that you first study their writers' guidelines and send them exactly what they ask for. However, finding those guidelines is often difficult. For that reason I have just developed a new CD to make your job easier. The CD lists the periodical publishers and the book publishers that include guidelines on their Website. Next to each name is a hotlink to their Website and in some cases direc...

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Guardian Angel Kids: Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Children's 

Guardian Angel Kids: A Children's Ezine
It expands the Guardian Angel Publishing (book publisher) mission and is designed for healthy and safe entertainment for children.

Audience: 2-12 years; Parents, Teachers, Librarians
Frequency: Monthly
Submission guidelines: http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/submissions.htm

Theme: We will only accept material appropriate for the monthly theme.
The theme deadline for Faith issue is October 15, 2011 .

Use
s fiction to 500 words, articles...


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The White Mice Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Contest 

The White Mice Poetry Contest

http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/mice.htm

 

"No, you should have picked one from a poem

Being written softly with a brush-

The breathless ideogram for love we writers hunt."

-Lawrence Durrell, "A Bowl of Roses"

 

A Call for Poems on WATER

First Prize: $200. Second Prize: $100. Honorable Mentions: Publication.

The winning poems will be published in Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal.

Deadline: October 15, 2010. Submit one to three poems, all previ...


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Northern Colorado: Journalism/News Article

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Contest 

Northern Colorado Writers

http://www.ncwc.biz/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests.html

NOW OPEN: Journalism/News Article
DEADLINE: October 15, 2011

This nonfiction category is for journalistic writing about a topic of interest or controversy that has been researched, and generally will fall into 3rd person POV. Works may be previously published, but as with all of the contests you must own the rights to republish as the winners will be published in the winners' ...


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Love Inspired Historical Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 12, 2011, In : Christian Publisher 

Love Inspired Historical Books

Mission
Statement

The Love Inspired fiction program features wholesome Christian romance that will help
women to better guide themselves, their families and their communities toward purposeful, faith-driven lives.

Length: 70,000–75,000 words

Captivating historical romance: love and faith throughout the ages. This brand in the Love Inspired imprint is a series of historical romances featuring Christian characters facing the many challenges of life and love in a ...


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Mississippi Poetry Society 2011 Fall Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Mississippi Poetry Society 2011 Fall Festival Contest
 
 
$2 per entry or $15 to enter all categories. Deadline October 6, 2011. 14 categories to enter including Our Confederate Heritage, Mothers, Nature, Small Regrets, Flowers, Teaching or Learning, and Villanelle. Prizes range from $10 - $75.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven: 101 Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love That Doesn't Die

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond. We want to hear from you if you have experienced the other side or rece...
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San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Contest 
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest
 
Deadline: October 7, 2011

Entry fee: $20 for nonmember, $10 for members

•Fiction categories:
◦Novel, first chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
◦Short story, 4,000-word limit
◦Flash fiction, 1,000-word limit

•Non-fiction categories:

◦Memoir/personal essay, 2,500-word limit

•Poetry category:

◦One to three poems equal one entry for fee ...


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Atlantis Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Contest 

Deadline: 09-30-11
$10 ENTRY FEE
1st PRIZE: $300 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
2nd PRIZE: $100 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
3rd PRIZE: $50 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
TOP 15: IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK

TOP 40: Name and short story title posted on website. Every submitted short story is professionally evaluated. Fiction and stories based on true events (Write fiction or non-fiction on your title page). No theme or genre restrictions. L...

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Rosebud

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Rosebud: The Magazine for People who Enjoy Good Writing is open to outside submissions and reviews material throughout the year. The best way to get a feeling of what they do is to read an issue or two. You can either visit your local bookstore (we are available in Borders and Barnes & Noble), or better yet—subscribe or buy a sample copy directly from us. Also, check out our website at www.rsbd.net
 
They accept submissions of prose or poetry, publish...

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Rio Grande Review: The Apocalypse

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 8, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Rio Grande Review: The Apocalypse
 
The Fall 2011 issue of Rio Grande Review will deal with imminent change. It was only a few months ago that Harold Camping was convinced that the end of the world was near and total destruction was inevitable. This was not the first prophecy of total annihilation to come, nor will it be the last. Whether one takes on a very religious, intellectual, or scientific viewpoint of the Apocalypse, or this ‘great cha...

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Pockets: Resolving Conflict

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, In : Children's 
Pockets
 

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is published monthly (except ...


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Newport Reivew Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.newportreview.org/?contests.html
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ENTRY FEE $8
Deadline October 1, 2011. Limit 1,000 words. The contest is open to all writers ages 13 and above.

First Prize: $250 and publication in Newport Review
Second Prize: $150 and publication in Newport Review
Third Prize: $100 and publication in Newport Review
Honorable Mention: Publication in Newport Review
 

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Who Are Your Chica Peeps Update

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Who Are You Chica Peeps Update from editor Velya Jancz-Urban:

Please DISREGARD the October 1st deadline. So many new women are hearing about Chica Peeps on a daily basis that we extended the deadline in order that they have time to submit.
Thanks, and can't wait to read your stories!
Velya
www.chicapeeps.com
chicapeeps@gmail.com


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Hallmark Greeting Cards Contest: Marriage & Baby Carriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 

Hallmark Cards Greeting Card Contest: Marriage & Baby Carriage
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/MarriageBabyCarriage/

First comes love, then comes marriage…then come the cards! Create a funny or sweet card using a photo* or a design with your original writing for any of the following categories:

1. Baby Boy
2. Baby Girl
3. Baby Shower or Wedding Shower
4. Wedding
5. Our Anniversary
6. Your Anniversary

You can enter one card per category. If you’re counting, that’s six ca...


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Art Affair Annual Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Art Affair Annual Writing Contests for Fiction, Western Fiction, and Poetry
http://shadetreecreations.com/index.htm

Art Affair’s Short Fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.  Entry Fee:  $5.00 per manuscript. Prizes:  $50, $25, $15.

Art Affair’s Western Fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.  Entry Fee:  $5.00 per manuscript. Prizes:  $50, $25, $15. 

Art A...

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Who Are Your Chica Peeps?

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 5, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Who Are Your Chica Peeps?
 
Chica Peeps: a group of women who anchor, guide and nurture each other, often through humor; a sisterhood of strength and support. In the English language, there is no word that describes a group of female friends. We intend to have the name Chica Peeps fill that void and become the household expression for groups of women that support and nurture each other. You've seen them walking together, or in the local coffee shop. You've heard their shr...

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The New Guard Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Contest 
The New Guard Contests
http://www.newguardreview.com/

$15 ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 22, 2011.


Knightsville Poetry Contest - $1,000 for an exceptional work of narrative and/or experimental poetry. Three poems allowed per entry. Up to 300 lines per poem.

Machigonne Fiction Contest - $1,000 for an exceptional work of literary and/or experimental fiction. Submit up to 7,500 words of prose. We're accepting flash, long storiers and all in between. Novel excerpts welcomes...

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The Kids Ark: Hunger

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Children's 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine
 
http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

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: Hunger - Stories about how the Lord wants us to Hunger for Him. To know Jesus by reading the Bible and studying the Bible. If we do not we will never understand His will for our lives.
 
Deadline: Oct 1, 2011.   Pay - $100 for ...

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Springfield Writers Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Contest 

Springfield Writers Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards

http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html

JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARDS
#1 Poetry Any subject, any form Limit: 1 page, single spaced
#2 Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words
#3 Non-Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words
Awards: 1st Place
- $100 and Certificate Two Honorable Mentions and Certificates
(Fee: $3.00 per entry)

PROSE
(Limit: 750 words)
#4 Short Story, any genre
#5 Nostalgia/Reminiscence
#6 Humorous
#7 SWG Members Only: Essay/Op...


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Arizona State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Contest 
Arizona State Poetry Society 2011 Annual Contest
 
http://azpoetry.webs.com/
 
Must be received by 09-13-11, better mail by 09-06-11. 14 categories to enter including Faith, Connections, Rainy Days, Long Free Verse, Humor, Change, Philosophical, Twitter Poetry, Nature, Lazy Sunday Afternoons, Aging Gracefully, Life Goes On: Birth & Death, The Wild West, Responsibility. Entry fees: $1 to $2. Prizes $10 to $50.


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RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Contest 
RUMINATE Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
A Christian Liteary and Arts Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
 
-The submission deadline for the short story contest is midnight October 1st, 2011.
-The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Spring 2012 Issue).
-You may submit one short story per contest entry and it must be 7000 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per pe...

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Browsing Archive: September, 2011

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 30, 2011,
 
2012 Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum
 
Contest Chair: LaVerna B. Johnson, poetaken@gmail.com
 
Cholla Division: First Prize $200, second Prize $100, third Prize $50
Any subject, any form, 42 lines or less.
 
Chaqueta Division: First Prize $100, second Prize $50, third Prize $25
Southwest Theme: nature, people, history, etc.--any form, 42 lines or less
 
Chimera Division: First Prize $100, second prize $50, third Prize $25
Imaginative or absurd/...

Continue reading ...
 

5x5 Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 29, 2011, In : Literary Journal 

5x5 Literary Journal

5x5 is a concise literary magazine, which means we are looking for concise literature to print.

5x5 will consider almost any original, previously unpublished work for publication.  We don't consider posting a piece to your own website to be "published."

We accept simultaneous submissions as long as you tell us that you are submitting simultaneously and let us know right away if it's accepted elsewhere.

Current Theme: Sacred (deadline: November 1, 2011)

http://www.5x5litmag.or...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Screamers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family magazine new article topic:

Topic: Screamers. As a parent, how have you successfully taught your toddler to communicate in ways other than screaming?  What worked for you? (We already know about traditional sign language, so don’t include that tidbit.) What else did you do? Share your successful, first-person story/tip — the more unique, the better.

Payment: $50, on acceptance
Rights: First, non-exclusive
Due: Monday, October 10th
Word count: 200-300

Include your submissio...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
The First Line Literary Journal
http://thefirstline.com/submission.htm

Fiction stories 300 to 3000 words. Nonfiction stories 500 to 800 words.
First line of the story must be "It had been a long year."
Payment $20. Deadline November, 1, 2011.


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family - Spring Cleaning, Swing Set Safety, Independent Play

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family - Spring Cleaning, Swing Set Safety, Independent Play

Thriving Family magazine is looking for three article topics: 
Topic: Spring Cleaning—Teaching little ones to help. As a parent, how have you successfully taught your toddler to help with cleaning?  What is one idea that worked for you? Share your first-person story/tip.

Topic: Swing Set Safety. This first-person, practical article should be written from your perspective as a parent of babies/toddlers and rela...

Continue reading ...
 

Dream of Things Travel Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Dream of Things Travel Anthology
http://dreamofthings.com/guidelines

Deam of Things is looking for creative nonfiction stories about travel. They plans to publish the anthology by the end of 2011. Stories can be humorous or serious. For details about the type of story they want, see the Dream of Things workshop page. For more details about the travel anthology, click HERE. You can also read excerpts from Saying Goodbye, their first anthology, by clicking HERE.

Creative nonfiction to them me...


Continue reading ...
 

RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Contest 
RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting entries for the 2012 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. $1000 will be awarded to the winner and publication in the Spring 2012 Issue will be awarded to both the winning and runner-up stories. The winning story from the 2011 contest, selected by author Leif Enger, appears in Issue 19 of Ruminate. 2009's winning story, selected by author Bret Lott, was awarded a notable mention in the Best American S...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1   
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
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 - ...

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2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest
Open to Everyone
 
Deadline: November 1, 2011 (Postmarked) Word Limit: 2011
Contest is open to all writers. Open subject, open genre. (Please, no pornography or gore.)
Prizes: 1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25. (4th through 6th places receive certificates.)
Entry fee: $7 per story, Maximum of three entries per person (separate fee for each entry, but may be incl...

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The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition
http://www.theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html
 
$18 ENTRY FEE
Winner receives $1,000 and 25 copies of the published chapbook.
Submit 16-28 pages of original poetry. No restrictions on form or content. Deadline October 31, 2011.
 

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The Annual FundsforWriters Contest is Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Annual FundsforWriters Contest is Open

The 10th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest seeks nonfiction submissions. First prize $400. Five additional cash prizes. Zero entry fee and $5 entry fee categories. Theme: Diligence. Limit 750 words. Email submissions only. Deadline is October 31, 2011

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Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Contest 

Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

 

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

Submission Guidelines:

For a free critique, simply write "fr...


Continue reading ...
 

Front Porch Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
FRONT PORCH JOURNAL
MFA Program, Dept. of English, Texas State University 601 University Dr. San Marcos, TX 78666
www,frontporchjournal.com  
frontporchjournal@gmail.com
Online literary journal publishes flash fiction, short stories, poetry and creative nonfiction. Submit 1-5 poems or fiction and nonfiction up to 5,500 words. Accepts submissions only through the online submissions manager.
from: the Writer Magazine newsletter


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Children's Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Children's Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/ad028/
 
$15 ENTRY FEE The contest is for a single poem, collection of poems, or verse story for children of any age, to 300 words. Entries may be serious or humorous, and take any poetic form. Winners will be selected based on quality of verse--including rhythm, meter, word choice, wordplay, imagery, and the use of other poetic devices (rhyme, alliteration, assonance, or others). Above all, the winning ent...

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The Journal of Creative Compressed Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, http://matterpress.com/journal is looking for, as you might guess, "compressed creative arts." We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. We publish weekly.
 
Our response time is generally 1-3 days. Also, our acceptance rate is currently about 1% of submissions. We pay writers $50 per accepted piece and signed contract.

We are currently ONLY open for compresse...

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Love Letters From the Heart Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Love Letters From The Heart Anthology
http://www.pixnpens.com/
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Have you ever longed to share your heart - your testimony - with someone, but couldn't work up the nerve to do so? Well, now is your chance. We are currently compiling testimonies - in letter format - for Love Letters from the Heart, to be released February 2012. The testimonies should be 1,000 words or less, written in the form of a letter to someone you want to share the Gospel and/or your testimony with. Th...

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New Marketing Help for Christian Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 15, 2011, In : Speciality Products 

New Marketing Help for Christian Writers

When submitting to publishers, it is essential that you first study their writers' guidelines and send them exactly what they ask for. However, finding those guidelines is often difficult. For that reason I have just developed a new CD to make your job easier. The CD lists the periodical publishers and the book publishers that include guidelines on their Website. Next to each name is a hotlink to their Website and in some cases direc...

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Guardian Angel Kids: Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Children's 

Guardian Angel Kids: A Children's Ezine
It expands the Guardian Angel Publishing (book publisher) mission and is designed for healthy and safe entertainment for children.

Audience: 2-12 years; Parents, Teachers, Librarians
Frequency: Monthly
Submission guidelines: http://www.guardian-angel-kids.com/submissions.htm

Theme: We will only accept material appropriate for the monthly theme.
The theme deadline for Faith issue is October 15, 2011 .

Use
s fiction to 500 words, articles...


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The White Mice Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Contest 

The White Mice Poetry Contest

http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/mice.htm

 

"No, you should have picked one from a poem

Being written softly with a brush-

The breathless ideogram for love we writers hunt."

-Lawrence Durrell, "A Bowl of Roses"

 

A Call for Poems on WATER

First Prize: $200. Second Prize: $100. Honorable Mentions: Publication.

The winning poems will be published in Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal.

Deadline: October 15, 2010. Submit one to three poems, all previ...


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Northern Colorado: Journalism/News Article

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Contest 

Northern Colorado Writers

http://www.ncwc.biz/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests.html

NOW OPEN: Journalism/News Article
DEADLINE: October 15, 2011

This nonfiction category is for journalistic writing about a topic of interest or controversy that has been researched, and generally will fall into 3rd person POV. Works may be previously published, but as with all of the contests you must own the rights to republish as the winners will be published in the winners' ...


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Love Inspired Historical Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 12, 2011, In : Christian Publisher 

Love Inspired Historical Books

Mission
Statement

The Love Inspired fiction program features wholesome Christian romance that will help
women to better guide themselves, their families and their communities toward purposeful, faith-driven lives.

Length: 70,000–75,000 words

Captivating historical romance: love and faith throughout the ages. This brand in the Love Inspired imprint is a series of historical romances featuring Christian characters facing the many challenges of life and love in a ...


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Mississippi Poetry Society 2011 Fall Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Mississippi Poetry Society 2011 Fall Festival Contest
 
 
$2 per entry or $15 to enter all categories. Deadline October 6, 2011. 14 categories to enter including Our Confederate Heritage, Mothers, Nature, Small Regrets, Flowers, Teaching or Learning, and Villanelle. Prizes range from $10 - $75.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Messages From Heaven: 101 Miraculous Stories of Signs from Beyond, Amazing Connections, and Love That Doesn't Die

When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond. We want to hear from you if you have experienced the other side or rece...
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San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Contest 
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest
 
Deadline: October 7, 2011

Entry fee: $20 for nonmember, $10 for members

•Fiction categories:
◦Novel, first chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
◦Short story, 4,000-word limit
◦Flash fiction, 1,000-word limit

•Non-fiction categories:

◦Memoir/personal essay, 2,500-word limit

•Poetry category:

◦One to three poems equal one entry for fee ...


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Atlantis Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Contest 

Deadline: 09-30-11
$10 ENTRY FEE
1st PRIZE: $300 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
2nd PRIZE: $100 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
3rd PRIZE: $50 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
TOP 15: IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK

TOP 40: Name and short story title posted on website. Every submitted short story is professionally evaluated. Fiction and stories based on true events (Write fiction or non-fiction on your title page). No theme or genre restrictions. L...

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Rosebud

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Rosebud: The Magazine for People who Enjoy Good Writing is open to outside submissions and reviews material throughout the year. The best way to get a feeling of what they do is to read an issue or two. You can either visit your local bookstore (we are available in Borders and Barnes & Noble), or better yet—subscribe or buy a sample copy directly from us. Also, check out our website at www.rsbd.net
 
They accept submissions of prose or poetry, publish...

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Rio Grande Review: The Apocalypse

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 8, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Rio Grande Review: The Apocalypse
 
The Fall 2011 issue of Rio Grande Review will deal with imminent change. It was only a few months ago that Harold Camping was convinced that the end of the world was near and total destruction was inevitable. This was not the first prophecy of total annihilation to come, nor will it be the last. Whether one takes on a very religious, intellectual, or scientific viewpoint of the Apocalypse, or this ‘great cha...

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Pockets: Resolving Conflict

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, In : Children's 
Pockets
 

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is published monthly (except ...


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Newport Reivew Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.newportreview.org/?contests.html
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ENTRY FEE $8
Deadline October 1, 2011. Limit 1,000 words. The contest is open to all writers ages 13 and above.

First Prize: $250 and publication in Newport Review
Second Prize: $150 and publication in Newport Review
Third Prize: $100 and publication in Newport Review
Honorable Mention: Publication in Newport Review
 

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Who Are Your Chica Peeps Update

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Who Are You Chica Peeps Update from editor Velya Jancz-Urban:

Please DISREGARD the October 1st deadline. So many new women are hearing about Chica Peeps on a daily basis that we extended the deadline in order that they have time to submit.
Thanks, and can't wait to read your stories!
Velya
www.chicapeeps.com
chicapeeps@gmail.com


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Hallmark Greeting Cards Contest: Marriage & Baby Carriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 

Hallmark Cards Greeting Card Contest: Marriage & Baby Carriage
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/MarriageBabyCarriage/

First comes love, then comes marriage…then come the cards! Create a funny or sweet card using a photo* or a design with your original writing for any of the following categories:

1. Baby Boy
2. Baby Girl
3. Baby Shower or Wedding Shower
4. Wedding
5. Our Anniversary
6. Your Anniversary

You can enter one card per category. If you’re counting, that’s six ca...


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Art Affair Annual Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Art Affair Annual Writing Contests for Fiction, Western Fiction, and Poetry
http://shadetreecreations.com/index.htm

Art Affair’s Short Fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.  Entry Fee:  $5.00 per manuscript. Prizes:  $50, $25, $15.

Art Affair’s Western Fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.  Entry Fee:  $5.00 per manuscript. Prizes:  $50, $25, $15. 

Art A...

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Who Are Your Chica Peeps?

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 5, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Who Are Your Chica Peeps?
 
Chica Peeps: a group of women who anchor, guide and nurture each other, often through humor; a sisterhood of strength and support. In the English language, there is no word that describes a group of female friends. We intend to have the name Chica Peeps fill that void and become the household expression for groups of women that support and nurture each other. You've seen them walking together, or in the local coffee shop. You've heard their shr...

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The New Guard Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Contest 
The New Guard Contests
http://www.newguardreview.com/

$15 ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 22, 2011.


Knightsville Poetry Contest - $1,000 for an exceptional work of narrative and/or experimental poetry. Three poems allowed per entry. Up to 300 lines per poem.

Machigonne Fiction Contest - $1,000 for an exceptional work of literary and/or experimental fiction. Submit up to 7,500 words of prose. We're accepting flash, long storiers and all in between. Novel excerpts welcomes...

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The Kids Ark: Hunger

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Children's 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine
 
http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

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: Hunger - Stories about how the Lord wants us to Hunger for Him. To know Jesus by reading the Bible and studying the Bible. If we do not we will never understand His will for our lives.
 
Deadline: Oct 1, 2011.   Pay - $100 for ...

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Springfield Writers Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Contest 

Springfield Writers Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards

http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html

JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARDS
#1 Poetry Any subject, any form Limit: 1 page, single spaced
#2 Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words
#3 Non-Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words
Awards: 1st Place
- $100 and Certificate Two Honorable Mentions and Certificates
(Fee: $3.00 per entry)

PROSE
(Limit: 750 words)
#4 Short Story, any genre
#5 Nostalgia/Reminiscence
#6 Humorous
#7 SWG Members Only: Essay/Op...


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Arizona State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Contest 
Arizona State Poetry Society 2011 Annual Contest
 
http://azpoetry.webs.com/
 
Must be received by 09-13-11, better mail by 09-06-11. 14 categories to enter including Faith, Connections, Rainy Days, Long Free Verse, Humor, Change, Philosophical, Twitter Poetry, Nature, Lazy Sunday Afternoons, Aging Gracefully, Life Goes On: Birth & Death, The Wild West, Responsibility. Entry fees: $1 to $2. Prizes $10 to $50.


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RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Contest 
RUMINATE Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
A Christian Liteary and Arts Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
 
-The submission deadline for the short story contest is midnight October 1st, 2011.
-The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Spring 2012 Issue).
-You may submit one short story per contest entry and it must be 7000 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per pe...

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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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