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, 2012

Not Your Mother's Book: On Family & On Being a Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2012,

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad selec...


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Blue Mountain Arts Valentine's Day cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2012,

Blue Mountain Arts: Valentine's Day cards

Calling all writers! September 12 is Blue Mountain Arts deadline for Valentine’s Day card submissions. Click on the Submissions tab or on the link below to find out what we’re looking for and how to submit your work. Best wishes and happy writing!

http://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainArtsInc?sk=app_201143516562748


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Art Affair Short Story, Western Short Story, & Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
Art Affair Western Short Story Contests
http://www.shadetreecreations.com/ArtAffair_WesternContest.htm
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$5 ENTRY FEE
Deadline October 1, 2012. Art Affair's western fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer. Prizes: $50, $25, $15. (Prize money and certificates will be mailed to the winners and a list of winners will be published on the website in December 2012.)
 
 
Art Affair Short Story Contest

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Fiction Attic Press: First Novel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2012,

Fiction Attic Press: First Novel Contest

http://fictionattic.com/submit

We are now accepting submissions of novels for our first novel contest. To be eligible, you must never have published a novel with a national press. Prize: $500 advance against royalties, publication in ebook and POD formats, and a standard publishing contract. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2012


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Springfield Writers Guild Annual Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2012,

Springfield Writers Guild Annual Literary Awards 

http://springfieldwritersguild.org/contests.html

$2-$3 ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 30, 2012.

#1 poetry - any subject, any form, limit one page single-spaced
#2 fiction - any subject, limit 1,000 words, double-spaced
#3 nonfiction - any subject, limit 1,000 words, double-spaced

$100, $50, $25 prizes for each category.

#4 fiction
#5 nonfiction
#6 humorous
#7 SWG members only, any genre, any subject
#8 any ...


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Stepping Up Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 26, 2012,

Stepping Up Anthology

Samantha Ducloux Waltz is seeking first-person essays from women who are or have been part of stepfamilies that are nurturing places and also stepfamilies where family members must find ways to rise above the challenges they face/d at home. She is looking for a diversity of voices and welcome submissions from a variety of family situations. As an editor she values honesty, clarity, specificity, showing, not telling, ti...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 25, 2012,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum

http://chickensoup.com

If you are the parent of a child with autism or Asperger's, we invite you to share your story about raising your child - the ups and downs, the effect on your family, your child's special attributes and talents, and the lighter moments too. You may use a "pen name" on your story. These stories will provide advice, comfort and insight to other parents in the same situation. The deadline date for story...


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Saturday Writers: Fictional Literary Character

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 24, 2012,

Saturday Writers: Fictional Literary Characterhttp://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

•short story – 2012 words or less

•Entries may be submitted beginning August 25, 2012 with deadline of September 29, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information at:

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/2012-contest-rules.html

•Contestant must pick a fictional literary character and create a story about him/her/it that is separate from the story they appear in.  N...


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Writers Retreat at Laity Lodge in Kerrville, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 23, 2012,

Writers Retreat at Laity Lodge in Kerrville, TXhttp://www.laitylodge.org/writers-retreat-2012


Dates:
September 27-30, 2012

This retreat will provide a safe and intimate environment for serious dialogue about the craft of writing and the writing life. The daily schedule will emphasize seminars and plenary sessions with ample opportunity for conversation, recreation, and writing.

Guests are expected to attend one of the seminars listed below. Upon registering, you will receive an email with...


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Writers Unlimited

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 22, 2012,

Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society South Branch 41st Annual Literary Compeititon – 2012

http://www.misspoetry.net  (scroll down the page)

Categories include short story, essay, and poetry. Prizes range from $5 - $50. Entry fee is $5 per entry or $15 to enter all categories.

Deadline: September 25, 2012.



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Paws and Reflect: Seeking God's Unconditional Love through Our Pets

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,

Paws and Reflect: Seeking God's Unconditional Love through Our Pets

http://christiandevotions.us

Christian Devotions is seeking pet devotions for their newest compilation.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 8, 2012

Devotions should be:

•300-400 words

•Have one Scripture text

•Have a relatable story and a takeaway

•Include a Value Pet Tip or a Life Tip (you choose)

Devotions should reflect the unconditional love found in Christ and exemplified through our pets.

Please atta...


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Defy the Dark Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 20, 2012,

Defy the Dark Contest

http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/08/01/defy-the-dark-contest

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NO ENTRY FEE

What happens in the dark? Why are things different at night? Maybe it’s magic, or madness or both. A new anthology coming Summer 2013 from HarperTeen, Defy the Dark explores those questions and invites you to try your hand at answering them. What’s in it for you? A chance to be published in Defy the Dark, alongside some of your favorite YA authors. The contest chal...


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Fiction Attic Press: Flash in the Attic Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 19, 2012,

Fiction Attic Press: Flash in the Attic Contest

http://fictionattic.com/submit

What can you say in 1000 words or fewer? Submit up to three stories of up to 1000 words each to the Flash in the Attic Contest. Payment & prizes: 1st prize receives $100 and publication in the Flash in the Attic anthology, which will be available in print and as an ebook. 2nd prize receives $50 and publication. All stories will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $5 for one story, $10 ...


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Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 19, 2012,

Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest  

http://www.misspoetry.net  

ELIGIBILITY: Most categories are open to all poets.

Poems must be original and unpublished and should not have won or placed in any poetry contest, other than honorable mention. A poet may not enter the same poem in more than one category. Postmark deadline September 23, 2012

17 categories to enter including: villanelle, triolet, father or grandfather, Southern history, scruples, friendship, coastal themes, doorste...


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The 2012 Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 18, 2012,
The 2012 Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize
http://www.be-a-better-writer.com/creative-writing-contest.html
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$6 ENTRY FEE
1st $500
2nd $100
3rd $100

Deadline: September 18, 2012. Length: No minimum. Maximum 5,000 words. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older, but there are no geographical restrictions. The contest is open to anyone writing in English. Stories can be in any genre and address any theme. All entries must be previously unpublished. Authors ret...

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Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 16, 2012,

Past Loves Day Story Contest
http://www.ourpastloves.com/contest

Deadline: September 17, 2012

NO ENTRY FEE

"Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both....Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend." Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. "Winning stories wil...


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Arizona State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,
Arizona State Poetry Society
http://azpoetry.webs.com

12 categories to enter including: long free verse, current events, poems posted on Facebook, humor, Twitter poetry, beach, life in the southwest. All entries must be unpublished and not have won more than $10 in any contest. Prizes range from $10 - $100. Entry fees between $2-$5 per poem.
 
Deadline: Received by Sept. 15, 2012.


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Literal Latte Essay Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,

Literal Latté Essay Awards

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

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

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

All entries considered fo...


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Science Fiction Poetry Assoc. 2012 Speculative Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 14, 2012,
Science Fiction Poetry Association 2012 Speculative Poetry Contest
www.sfpoetry.com/contests.html

Speculative poetry encompasses science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry. Awards: $50 prizes and publication in 3 length divisions, and an additional $50 prize to the best poem by a non-member. Winners also receive a year's membership in SFPA and member publications. No entry fee.
Deadline: September 15, 2012.



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The Steve Laube Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 13, 2012,
The Steve Laube Agency
http://stevelaube.com

We focus primarily in the Christian marketplace and have put together an outstanding gallery of authors and speakers whose books continue to make an impact throughout the world. Represents nonfiction and fiction for adults.
 

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Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 13, 2012,

Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest

If you could change one decision that you made in the past, what would it be? No, you can't go back in time, but here's the next best thing. Think of a decision that you regret—anything from a ridiculous choice of prom date to a serious lapse in judgment—and tell us what the mistake taught you about yourself.

Enter Real Simple's fifth annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could:

•Have your essay published in Real Simple

•Receive a prize...


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Family Circle Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 12, 2012,
Family Circle Fiction Contest
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/fiction-contest-rules-2012

NO ENTRY FEE  
Deadline September 7, 2012. Limit 2,500 words of short fiction. Must be unpublished and never have won a prize. Limit two entries per person. Must be 21 or older and a legal residentof the US. Grand prize may be published in Family Circle. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including $750, a gift certificate to one (1...

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Alive Now: Addiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 11, 2012,

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues. 

General Guidelines

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and r...


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Poets and Patrons Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 11, 2012,

Poets and Patrons Chicagoland Poetry Contest

http://www.poetsandpatrons.net/contest12.html  

Deadline September 1, 2012. $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. $12 entry fee covers one poem submitted in any or all categories. Subsequent poems are only $1. Categories #1 through #7 are open to all. Categories #8 through #10 are open to members and other persons living within 100 miles of Chicago. Poems must be in English and unpublished. Line limit: 60 lines. Miniature poe...


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Palettes & Quills 3rd Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 10, 2012,

Palettes & Quills

3rd Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

with Judge J.P. Dancing Bear

http://www.palettesnquills.com/palettes__quills_2nd_biennial_p.htm

Open to All Writers

Prize: A $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an author’s discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. All contest entrants will be offered a special discount on the purchase price of the pub...


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MaryEllen Stone Nonfiction Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 9, 2012,

MaryEllen Stone Nonfiction Anthology

http://tinyurl.com/92h8huu

MaryEllen Stone is seeking submissions for inclusion in her upcoming book In the “I” of the Storm—Stories of Thanks-Giving, a sequel to Run in the Path of Peace—the Secret of Being Content No Matter What.

“In the ‘I’ of the Storm” will be a collection of real-life accounts of individuals who have faced adversity, or who are in the midst of trying circumstances. Stories must be non-fiction between 1,500 - 3,000 ...


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Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 9, 2012,

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 $2 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 September 1, 2012.


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Chamberton Publishing: Young Adult

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,

Chamberton Publishing

http://www.chambertonpublishing.com/Submissions_1M9L.html  

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Short Story word count between 500 words and 7,000 words. Previously published stories are accepted as long as you have the rights to them.

500 to 2,500 words - $50

2501 to 5,000 words - $75

5001 to 7,000 words - $100

Young Adult: (Deadline September 1, 2012)

Young adults deal with many issues - peer pressure, bullying, self esteem, just to name a few. For this anth...


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Indiana Federation of State Poetry Clubs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,
 
Postmark deadline: Sept. 1, 2012
 
30 contests to enter, all for one $10 fee. Entries must be unpublished and not have won more than $10 in any contest. 30 contests to enter including:

philosophy, cats, troilet, nature, traditional haiku, joy in sadness, limerick, light and happy, motion on the ocean, a tribute to ____, life today in the USA, minute poem, love, la...


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Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Dads!

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,

Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Dads!

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/index.cfm

Dads teach us so much, from how to make perfect lines with the lawn mower to how to become a person with integrity and wisdom. Use your photo and original writing to create a Father’s Day card that could be sent to any dad. The writing can be sweet or funny.

You will have three tries to enter this contest.  

Visit our tips page and Facebook page for more inspiration.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED:...


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Watercress Journal/ Prize for Short Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 6, 2012,

Watercress Journal Prize for Short Story

http://www.watercressjournal.com/index.php/short-story-competions  

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$5 ENTRY FEE

Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Every entry will be provided feedback from one of the four judges and be considered for publication in the journal. The top three entrees will receive feedback from all judges. First place will receive a $100 prize. We are looking for previously unpublished fiction. Deadline August 15, 2012.

from...


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Thriving Family: Super Sleepovers & Defining Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 5, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

(Tween Ages 8- to 12-year-olds)

Super Sleepovers: How did you help your tween plan for a safe and memorable sleepover event at your home? Share the best tip (game/activity/entertainment) you found for creating fun when the night gets long.

Word Count: 130-250 words

Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if you were that person. (You...


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Pockets Magazine for Children: God's Surprises

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 5, 2012,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines  

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...


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Parody: Poetry For the World as it Really Isn't

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 3, 2012,

Parody: Poetry For the World as it Really Isn’t

http://parody.onimpression.com/p/submission-guidelines.html

Whether your humor is high- low- or medium-brow, subtle or direct, we are looking for your poetry. We are certainly very fond of true parodies of famous (or non-famous) poems, but we will also consider your haiku, limericks, or any other bits and pieces that will fit on our pages. A good definition of parody can be found here. Some of our heroes include Ogden Nash, Shel...


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Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 2, 2012,

Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature
http://undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is proud to sponsor Windhover, a journal dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that considers the Christian perspective and engages spiritual themes. Each spring the journal hosts a writers’ festival, inviting their published authors and interested readers to come to campus for a weekend of workshops and presentations on the connection...


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Margaret River Press: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,

Margaret River Press

http://margaretriverpress.com/submissions/special-call-for-submissions  

Deadline August 31, 2012. Margaret River Press invites short fiction, poetry, photo essays and creative nonfiction submissions that illuminate the theme of "fire". The anthology seeks works that illustrate experiences of and relationships to fire: its destructive, creative and redemptive powers, its social impact, its cultural and ecological role, its terror, symbolism and its b...


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NANO Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,

NANO Fiction Contest

http://nanofiction.org/submit

$15 ENTRY FEE FOR THREE SHORTS

The Fourth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is now open. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September. All entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer. While there will be only one winner of the contest, all submitted pieces

will be consider...


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Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Not Your Mother's Book: On Family & On Being a Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2012,

Not Your Mother’s Book (NYMB) is a new anthology for a new century.

http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad selec...


Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mountain Arts Valentine's Day cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 30, 2012,

Blue Mountain Arts: Valentine's Day cards

Calling all writers! September 12 is Blue Mountain Arts deadline for Valentine’s Day card submissions. Click on the Submissions tab or on the link below to find out what we’re looking for and how to submit your work. Best wishes and happy writing!

http://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainArtsInc?sk=app_201143516562748


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Art Affair Short Story, Western Short Story, & Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
Art Affair Western Short Story Contests
http://www.shadetreecreations.com/ArtAffair_WesternContest.htm
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$5 ENTRY FEE
Deadline October 1, 2012. Art Affair's western fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer. Prizes: $50, $25, $15. (Prize money and certificates will be mailed to the winners and a list of winners will be published on the website in December 2012.)
 
 
Art Affair Short Story Contest

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Fiction Attic Press: First Novel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2012,

Fiction Attic Press: First Novel Contest

http://fictionattic.com/submit

We are now accepting submissions of novels for our first novel contest. To be eligible, you must never have published a novel with a national press. Prize: $500 advance against royalties, publication in ebook and POD formats, and a standard publishing contract. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: September 30, 2012


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Springfield Writers Guild Annual Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 27, 2012,

Springfield Writers Guild Annual Literary Awards 

http://springfieldwritersguild.org/contests.html

$2-$3 ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 30, 2012.

#1 poetry - any subject, any form, limit one page single-spaced
#2 fiction - any subject, limit 1,000 words, double-spaced
#3 nonfiction - any subject, limit 1,000 words, double-spaced

$100, $50, $25 prizes for each category.

#4 fiction
#5 nonfiction
#6 humorous
#7 SWG members only, any genre, any subject
#8 any ...


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Stepping Up Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 26, 2012,

Stepping Up Anthology

Samantha Ducloux Waltz is seeking first-person essays from women who are or have been part of stepfamilies that are nurturing places and also stepfamilies where family members must find ways to rise above the challenges they face/d at home. She is looking for a diversity of voices and welcome submissions from a variety of family situations. As an editor she values honesty, clarity, specificity, showing, not telling, ti...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 25, 2012,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum

http://chickensoup.com

If you are the parent of a child with autism or Asperger's, we invite you to share your story about raising your child - the ups and downs, the effect on your family, your child's special attributes and talents, and the lighter moments too. You may use a "pen name" on your story. These stories will provide advice, comfort and insight to other parents in the same situation. The deadline date for story...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Fictional Literary Character

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 24, 2012,

Saturday Writers: Fictional Literary Characterhttp://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

•short story – 2012 words or less

•Entries may be submitted beginning August 25, 2012 with deadline of September 29, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information at:

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/2012-contest-rules.html

•Contestant must pick a fictional literary character and create a story about him/her/it that is separate from the story they appear in.  N...


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Writers Retreat at Laity Lodge in Kerrville, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 23, 2012,

Writers Retreat at Laity Lodge in Kerrville, TXhttp://www.laitylodge.org/writers-retreat-2012


Dates:
September 27-30, 2012

This retreat will provide a safe and intimate environment for serious dialogue about the craft of writing and the writing life. The daily schedule will emphasize seminars and plenary sessions with ample opportunity for conversation, recreation, and writing.

Guests are expected to attend one of the seminars listed below. Upon registering, you will receive an email with...


Continue reading ...
 

Writers Unlimited

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 22, 2012,

Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society South Branch 41st Annual Literary Compeititon – 2012

http://www.misspoetry.net  (scroll down the page)

Categories include short story, essay, and poetry. Prizes range from $5 - $50. Entry fee is $5 per entry or $15 to enter all categories.

Deadline: September 25, 2012.



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Paws and Reflect: Seeking God's Unconditional Love through Our Pets

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,

Paws and Reflect: Seeking God's Unconditional Love through Our Pets

http://christiandevotions.us

Christian Devotions is seeking pet devotions for their newest compilation.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 8, 2012

Devotions should be:

•300-400 words

•Have one Scripture text

•Have a relatable story and a takeaway

•Include a Value Pet Tip or a Life Tip (you choose)

Devotions should reflect the unconditional love found in Christ and exemplified through our pets.

Please atta...


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Defy the Dark Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 20, 2012,

Defy the Dark Contest

http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/08/01/defy-the-dark-contest

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NO ENTRY FEE

What happens in the dark? Why are things different at night? Maybe it’s magic, or madness or both. A new anthology coming Summer 2013 from HarperTeen, Defy the Dark explores those questions and invites you to try your hand at answering them. What’s in it for you? A chance to be published in Defy the Dark, alongside some of your favorite YA authors. The contest chal...


Continue reading ...
 

Fiction Attic Press: Flash in the Attic Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 19, 2012,

Fiction Attic Press: Flash in the Attic Contest

http://fictionattic.com/submit

What can you say in 1000 words or fewer? Submit up to three stories of up to 1000 words each to the Flash in the Attic Contest. Payment & prizes: 1st prize receives $100 and publication in the Flash in the Attic anthology, which will be available in print and as an ebook. 2nd prize receives $50 and publication. All stories will be considered for publication. Entry fee: $5 for one story, $10 ...


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Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 19, 2012,

Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest  

http://www.misspoetry.net  

ELIGIBILITY: Most categories are open to all poets.

Poems must be original and unpublished and should not have won or placed in any poetry contest, other than honorable mention. A poet may not enter the same poem in more than one category. Postmark deadline September 23, 2012

17 categories to enter including: villanelle, triolet, father or grandfather, Southern history, scruples, friendship, coastal themes, doorste...


Continue reading ...
 

The 2012 Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 18, 2012,
The 2012 Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction Prize
http://www.be-a-better-writer.com/creative-writing-contest.html
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$6 ENTRY FEE
1st $500
2nd $100
3rd $100

Deadline: September 18, 2012. Length: No minimum. Maximum 5,000 words. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older, but there are no geographical restrictions. The contest is open to anyone writing in English. Stories can be in any genre and address any theme. All entries must be previously unpublished. Authors ret...

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Past Loves Day Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 16, 2012,

Past Loves Day Story Contest
http://www.ourpastloves.com/contest

Deadline: September 17, 2012

NO ENTRY FEE

"Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both....Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend." Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. "Winning stories wil...


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Arizona State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,
Arizona State Poetry Society
http://azpoetry.webs.com

12 categories to enter including: long free verse, current events, poems posted on Facebook, humor, Twitter poetry, beach, life in the southwest. All entries must be unpublished and not have won more than $10 in any contest. Prizes range from $10 - $100. Entry fees between $2-$5 per poem.
 
Deadline: Received by Sept. 15, 2012.


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Literal Latte Essay Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 15, 2012,

Literal Latté Essay Awards

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

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

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

All entries considered fo...


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Science Fiction Poetry Assoc. 2012 Speculative Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 14, 2012,
Science Fiction Poetry Association 2012 Speculative Poetry Contest
www.sfpoetry.com/contests.html

Speculative poetry encompasses science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry. Awards: $50 prizes and publication in 3 length divisions, and an additional $50 prize to the best poem by a non-member. Winners also receive a year's membership in SFPA and member publications. No entry fee.
Deadline: September 15, 2012.



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The Steve Laube Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 13, 2012,
The Steve Laube Agency
http://stevelaube.com

We focus primarily in the Christian marketplace and have put together an outstanding gallery of authors and speakers whose books continue to make an impact throughout the world. Represents nonfiction and fiction for adults.
 

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Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 13, 2012,

Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest

If you could change one decision that you made in the past, what would it be? No, you can't go back in time, but here's the next best thing. Think of a decision that you regret—anything from a ridiculous choice of prom date to a serious lapse in judgment—and tell us what the mistake taught you about yourself.

Enter Real Simple's fifth annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could:

•Have your essay published in Real Simple

•Receive a prize...


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Family Circle Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 12, 2012,
Family Circle Fiction Contest
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/fiction-contest-rules-2012

NO ENTRY FEE  
Deadline September 7, 2012. Limit 2,500 words of short fiction. Must be unpublished and never have won a prize. Limit two entries per person. Must be 21 or older and a legal residentof the US. Grand prize may be published in Family Circle. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including $750, a gift certificate to one (1...

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Alive Now: Addiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 11, 2012,

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues. 

General Guidelines

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through exploration and r...


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Poets and Patrons Chicagoland Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 11, 2012,

Poets and Patrons Chicagoland Poetry Contest

http://www.poetsandpatrons.net/contest12.html  

Deadline September 1, 2012. $45, $20, $10 and three HMs in each category. $12 entry fee covers one poem submitted in any or all categories. Subsequent poems are only $1. Categories #1 through #7 are open to all. Categories #8 through #10 are open to members and other persons living within 100 miles of Chicago. Poems must be in English and unpublished. Line limit: 60 lines. Miniature poe...


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Palettes & Quills 3rd Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 10, 2012,

Palettes & Quills

3rd Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

with Judge J.P. Dancing Bear

http://www.palettesnquills.com/palettes__quills_2nd_biennial_p.htm

Open to All Writers

Prize: A $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an author’s discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. All contest entrants will be offered a special discount on the purchase price of the pub...


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MaryEllen Stone Nonfiction Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 9, 2012,

MaryEllen Stone Nonfiction Anthology

http://tinyurl.com/92h8huu

MaryEllen Stone is seeking submissions for inclusion in her upcoming book In the “I” of the Storm—Stories of Thanks-Giving, a sequel to Run in the Path of Peace—the Secret of Being Content No Matter What.

“In the ‘I’ of the Storm” will be a collection of real-life accounts of individuals who have faced adversity, or who are in the midst of trying circumstances. Stories must be non-fiction between 1,500 - 3,000 ...


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Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 9, 2012,

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 $2 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 September 1, 2012.


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Chamberton Publishing: Young Adult

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,

Chamberton Publishing

http://www.chambertonpublishing.com/Submissions_1M9L.html  

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Short Story word count between 500 words and 7,000 words. Previously published stories are accepted as long as you have the rights to them.

500 to 2,500 words - $50

2501 to 5,000 words - $75

5001 to 7,000 words - $100

Young Adult: (Deadline September 1, 2012)

Young adults deal with many issues - peer pressure, bullying, self esteem, just to name a few. For this anth...


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Indiana Federation of State Poetry Clubs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,
 
Postmark deadline: Sept. 1, 2012
 
30 contests to enter, all for one $10 fee. Entries must be unpublished and not have won more than $10 in any contest. 30 contests to enter including:

philosophy, cats, troilet, nature, traditional haiku, joy in sadness, limerick, light and happy, motion on the ocean, a tribute to ____, life today in the USA, minute poem, love, la...


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Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Dads!

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,

Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Dads!

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/index.cfm

Dads teach us so much, from how to make perfect lines with the lawn mower to how to become a person with integrity and wisdom. Use your photo and original writing to create a Father’s Day card that could be sent to any dad. The writing can be sweet or funny.

You will have three tries to enter this contest.  

Visit our tips page and Facebook page for more inspiration.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED:...


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Watercress Journal/ Prize for Short Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 6, 2012,

Watercress Journal Prize for Short Story

http://www.watercressjournal.com/index.php/short-story-competions  

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$5 ENTRY FEE

Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words. Every entry will be provided feedback from one of the four judges and be considered for publication in the journal. The top three entrees will receive feedback from all judges. First place will receive a $100 prize. We are looking for previously unpublished fiction. Deadline August 15, 2012.

from...


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Thriving Family: Super Sleepovers & Defining Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 5, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

(Tween Ages 8- to 12-year-olds)

Super Sleepovers: How did you help your tween plan for a safe and memorable sleepover event at your home? Share the best tip (game/activity/entertainment) you found for creating fun when the night gets long.

Word Count: 130-250 words

Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if you were that person. (You...


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Pockets Magazine for Children: God's Surprises

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 5, 2012,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines  

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...


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Parody: Poetry For the World as it Really Isn't

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 3, 2012,

Parody: Poetry For the World as it Really Isn’t

http://parody.onimpression.com/p/submission-guidelines.html

Whether your humor is high- low- or medium-brow, subtle or direct, we are looking for your poetry. We are certainly very fond of true parodies of famous (or non-famous) poems, but we will also consider your haiku, limericks, or any other bits and pieces that will fit on our pages. A good definition of parody can be found here. Some of our heroes include Ogden Nash, Shel...


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Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 2, 2012,

Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature
http://undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is proud to sponsor Windhover, a journal dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that considers the Christian perspective and engages spiritual themes. Each spring the journal hosts a writers’ festival, inviting their published authors and interested readers to come to campus for a weekend of workshops and presentations on the connection...


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Margaret River Press: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,

Margaret River Press

http://margaretriverpress.com/submissions/special-call-for-submissions  

Deadline August 31, 2012. Margaret River Press invites short fiction, poetry, photo essays and creative nonfiction submissions that illuminate the theme of "fire". The anthology seeks works that illustrate experiences of and relationships to fire: its destructive, creative and redemptive powers, its social impact, its cultural and ecological role, its terror, symbolism and its b...


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NANO Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,

NANO Fiction Contest

http://nanofiction.org/submit

$15 ENTRY FEE FOR THREE SHORTS

The Fourth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is now open. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September. All entries must be unpublished and 300 words or fewer. While there will be only one winner of the contest, all submitted pieces

will be consider...


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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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