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: February, 2012

Saturday Writers: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  March 24, 2012

Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest

Short story – 2012 words or less

Entries may be submitted beginning February 25, 2012 with deadline of March 24, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

Writing prompts: Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, the ...


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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2012
 
Short stories, essays or other works of prose, up to 5,000 words each. There are no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication ri...

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Writecorner Press Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Postmark Deadline: March 31
First Place $500; Editors' Choices, $100.
Seeks the best unpublished poems of 40 lines and under. Any style, any theme. Send 2 copies of each poem, with author's name, address, phone, short bio, and email address on only one copy. Make other copy anonymous. Fee: $5 first poem, $3 each additional poem, payable to Writecorner Press. Read the complete guideli...

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America's Funniest Humor Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Contest 
ENTER "AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HUMOR"TM  WRITING CONTEST!  
 
"America's Funniest Humor!"TM is an excellent writing contest & publishing project, giving you a great opportunity to get published, add to your writing credits, receive valuable exposure and publicity, and get your share of $250.00 in PRIZE MONEY!
 
This humor writing contest is brought to you exclusively by Humor PressTM, one of America's most popular humor contest sites. We want to see your ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

http://midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/MCVP2011.htm

Deadline: March 31, 2012

Prizes given in two categories: National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). 

First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and  $100; Entry fee is $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To su...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Friends
 
New Friends
Throughout our lives we meet new people and social circles change. Sometimes we have to say goodbye to friends and make new connections. We are looking for stories about men and women making new friends. Whether it was a move, a divorce, or a friendship that failed, share your stories about finding new friends. What led you to form new relationships? How did you go about it? This book will encourage and support other ...

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Foley Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : Contest 
Foley Poetry Prize
http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=10540

P
oems are being accepted for the 2012 Foley Poetry Award. Each entrant is asked to submit only one typed, unpublished poem of 30 lines or fewer that is not under consideration elsewhere.
 
Include contact information on the same page as the poem. Poems will not be returned. Please do not submit poems by e-mail or fax. Submissions must be postmarked between Jan. 1 and March 31.
 
Poems received outside t...

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Write Integrity Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Write Integrity Press

http://writeintegrity.blogspot.com/2012/01/call-for-submissions-three-anthologies.html?spref=tw


Call for Submissions: Three Anthologies

They are currently seeking submissions for the following:

Life Lessons from MOMS

To be released May 2012

Life Lessons from DADS

To be released June 2012

Life Lessons from TEACHERS

To be released August 2012

We learn about life from many different sources, and WIP wants to honor and recognize folks who've taugh...


Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests
http://www.oregonpoets.org/contests
 
Deadline: March 1, 2012
 
5 categories for nonmember to enter, 1 addition category for members only.
Prizes range from $100 - $20. Entry fee for nonmember is $4 per poem.


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Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/on-our-own

Silver Boomer Books seeks your stories, poems, essays and interviews dealing with widowhood. As always, we're looking for quality over quantity and actually favor shorter works, especially shorter poetry. Projected release date for the anthology is October, 2012. We need your submissions until March 30, 2012, and will let you know in August if your work is selected for inclusion. Pays $5 for po...

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Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=46

Deadline: March 23, 2012
14 categories to enter for $3 per entry. Prizes from $10 to $100.


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Tea, A Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Tea, A Magazine
http://www.teamag.com/index_files/Page318.html
---
A consumer quarterly magazine all about tea, both as a beverage and for its cultural significance in art, music, literature, history, and society. TEA also produces many tea books, tea items, and conducts classes about tea. Topics include health, fitness, nutrition, history, collectibles, personal essays, tea recipes, and book reviews. Pays $50 to $200.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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2012 Christian Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Christian Writing Contest
http://christianwritingcontest.com/contest2012
 
Deadline: March 19, 2012
 
Fiction Short Story - 1,500 to 7,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $550, $300, $200, & $125
 
Poetry up to 2,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $300, $200, $100, & $50
 
$15 entry fee for either contest.


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Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Contest 
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest 
http://www.artsandheritage.com/Downloads/PSS%20Application%202012.pdf
---
$10 ENTRY FEE FOR TWO POEMS OR ONE SHORT STORY.
Deadline March 16, 2012. $200 for top award in fiction and in poetry. Other poetry and short fiction awards: 1st $125, 2nd $100, 3rd $75. All genre accepted. Limit 4,000 words for fiction. No limit for poetry.




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2012 Foolish Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Foolish Writing Contest
www.foolishtimes.net

Answer this question, "It was so funny …." in 200 words or less. Awards: $100, $50, $25. Winners will be published in the April 2012 issue of Foolish Times. Entry fee: $5.
Deadline: March 15, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

 
 

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Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest
http://tinyurl.com/8x5ynkj

Awards: $200, $100, $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the second annual winners' anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2012 NCW Contest Winners, scheduled for release on December 1. Entry fee: $10 if mailed, $15 if emailed. Deadline: March 15, 2012.


 

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Ft. Worth Haiku Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Fort Worth Haiku Society announces the Winter-Quarter Haiku Contest.
Kigo (topic): Winter.
Deadline: in hand by March 15, 2012.
 
Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Submit each haiku on two separate 3" x 5" cards, one with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the second with the haiku and the author's name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to the public. No previously published entries. The appearanc...

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Thriving Family: Husbands and Newborns

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine: Husbands and Newborns
(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Husbands and newborns: As a new mom naturally focuses on her newborn, she can sometimes forget that she’s still also a wife. Share how you recognized this tension, and how you managed to give attention to both your baby and your husband during your first month of motherhood.
Word Count: 130-250 words
Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first...

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Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Contests/Backyard-Blunder-Contest
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NO ENTRY FEE
Do you have a funny birding or gardening story to share from your backyard? We want to hear it! Send us your best "backyard blunder," and the winning story will receive $500.
To enter, email your true story (no more than 400 words) to
contests@birdsandblooms.com. Please put "backyard blunder contest" in the subject line. Deadline March 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.c...

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Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm

The contest is open to all writers.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2012.

Nonfiction Division:

(A) Previously Published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter 

(B) Unpublished or self-published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter

Fiction Division: (C) Unpublished or self-publish...


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National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Contest 
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Annual Poetry Contest
http://nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm
 
50 contests to enter - 30 open to nonmembers for a fee of $1.00 per poem. Contest subjects include free verse, rhymed verse, sunsets, cinquains, the art of poetry, nature, let the good times roll, American Indians, games, enviromental issues, poetry for children, wildlife, melting pot, music, the sea, and more.
 
Prizes range from $15 - $1500.
 
Postmark deadline: March 15, 201...

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Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest
http://janiewrites.com/writing-contests/c4we-writing-contest/
 
Genre for the first contest: Spiritual Fiction; 1500-2000 words. Awards: $50, $25, $15. Entry fee: $15. Critiques are available for an additional $10. Deadline: midnight on March 1, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm



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NETWO 2012 Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (NETWO)

2012 Short Story Contest

http://netwo.org/conference/sscontest08.htm

Short stories between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Prizes $150, $100, $50, and $25.

First Place winner will be offered publication.

Entry fee is $10 for the first entry, $8 for each story after.

Entry deadline: March 15, 2012.

Judges comment sheet possible on all entries.



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Eakin Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Eakin Press
http://www.eakinpress.com/html/submissions.html

Eakin Press publishes Texas histories and biographies, books about the Old West, children's books, both fiction and non-fiction.
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

THE GERTRUDE DOLE MEMORIAL AWARD
 
Deadline:  March 15 Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or have 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 - on...

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Foster City International Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Contest 
Foster City International Writers Contest

For fiction, humorous story, children's story, personal essay, or poetry.
$10 entry fee. Prizes range from $75-$125.

Deadline: March 30, 2012.


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Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest
 
For fiction (3000 word limit), nonfiction (3000 word limit), writing for children (for children under the age of 13; 2000 word limit), poetry (up to 50 lines) and flash fiction (less that 750 words). $10 per entry.
 
Deadline is March 13, 2012. Prizes $25-$100. Winners will be published in their yearly anthology The...

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Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Conference
http://www.cwgsa.com/p/contact-us.html  

March 9-10, 2012

Message, Ministry and Momentum with Sharon Norris Elliot
http://lifethatmatters.net/

Join us for a Friday evening and all-day Saturday event with acclaimed author, speaker, leader and mentor Sharon Norris Elliott as she gives instruction and encouragement to help you build your writing and speaking ministry.

Session One: (Friday Evening) Bearing Your Message
Session Two: Bui...


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Hallmark Cards: Fuzzy, Frisky & Funny

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: Fuzzy, Frisky & Funny http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/FuzzyFriskyandFunny

You love them, cuddle them, dress them up, and take about a million pictures of them. We’re talking about your pets! So treat us to a hilarious birthday card featuring a photo of your favorite four-legged pal.

You can enter one card in each of the three categories.
That’s three cards total!

1)  Birthday cards that are just freakin’ funny.
      Jokes, puns, stupid humor, or whate...


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Southern Cultures

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Southern Cultures
http://www.southerncultures.org/content/submissions/
---
Deadlines for New Calls for Submissions:
March 5, 2012: Deadline for the 6th Annual Music issue.
June 1, 2012: Deadline for the Remembering the Civil War issue.
 
Pays $250 for essay-length pieces and $100 for shorter works. We are especially interested in reader-friendly articles and essays that deal with Southern topics in the broadest possible way and that open up a larger discussion on the South. Our full-le...

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Alive Now

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

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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Boom Writer

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Children's 

Boom Writer

http://www.boomwriter.com/home/GuestAuthor 

This site is designed to inspire kids to write (and read). They are looking for "guest authors" to write opening chapters (up to 1000 words) to be used to inspire stories and books from the kids. Kids then write their story using your story start, the stories go online, and when their purchased by family and friends of the child, the "guest author" receives a royalty.

from: http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/default.aspx Jan...


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New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Contest 

New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

http://nmpoetry.org/nmsps-contests.shtml

Convention Kitty Contest
Open to all poets.

Help us prepare for the 2013 National Federation Convention!!

Only $1 per poem, maximum of 15 poems per entrant per contest. The NMSPS will award half the pot (up to $100) to three prizewinners in the following proportions:

1st Prize: 50%    -    2nd Prize: 30%    -    3rd Prize: 20%

All contests accept any form or free verse, 40 lines maximum.

Contest 1, post...


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Johnson City Library 4th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Johnson City, Texas, Library 4th Annual Writers Conference

February 29, 2012
at the LBJ National Historic Park
Johnson Settlement Event Center, 502 W. Main St., Johnson City, TX

This workshop is for writers of all levels and for those who are interested in the writing of others. Three accomplished, widely published authors will present a seminar followed by a catered lunch and three interest-group workshops. These workshops include:

JUMPING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRAIN with Carol Dawson

WRITING ...

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Anthology: The Old Weird South

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 3, 2012, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Anthology: The Old Weird South
http://www.qwpublishers.com/anthology-the-old-weird-south/
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Submit fiction and non-fiction pieces between 1,000 and 4,000 words. Pieces should be grounded in the American South (any time period, pre-historic to modern; rural or urban) and should include elements of the fantastic / supernatural that come from Southern history, tradition, or folklore. Generic vampire and werewolf stories aren't appropriate. While violence, gore, and eroticism may be part of your...

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Not Your Mother's Book

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Publishing Syndicate - Call for Submissions:
Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman
Not Your Mother's Book: On Sharing Secrets
 
http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

This new anthology will be a collection of personal non-fiction stories written by individuals 18 years and older. We are looking for humorous and inspiring stories and if they have an edge and are different, even better. No death/dying or sad stories here. The Not Your...

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Thriving Family: Babies & Pets

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Babies and Pets
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
Babies and Pets: Expecting peace between babies and pets may be a long shot, but we want you share your tips on how to introduce your baby and pet to one another, how to minimize pet jealousy and how to ensure safety for both baby and pet.
Word Count: 130-250 words
Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if...

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Western State College Press Humor Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Western State College Press Humor Anthology
http://www.western.edu/academics/creativewriting/western-state-college-press.html
 
Call for Submissions
Western State Press, the literary press of Western State College of Colorado, invites submissions for our regionally-themed literary humor anthology.  We welcome poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction that is focused on western locations and themes, and that has a quirky or humorous bent. 
 
We seek literature that is both high-quali...

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Browsing Archive: February, 2012

Saturday Writers: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  March 24, 2012

Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest

Short story – 2012 words or less

Entries may be submitted beginning February 25, 2012 with deadline of March 24, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

Writing prompts: Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, the ...


Continue reading ...
 

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
Deadline: March 31, 2012
 
Short stories, essays or other works of prose, up to 5,000 words each. There are no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication ri...

Continue reading ...
 

Writecorner Press Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Postmark Deadline: March 31
First Place $500; Editors' Choices, $100.
Seeks the best unpublished poems of 40 lines and under. Any style, any theme. Send 2 copies of each poem, with author's name, address, phone, short bio, and email address on only one copy. Make other copy anonymous. Fee: $5 first poem, $3 each additional poem, payable to Writecorner Press. Read the complete guideli...

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America's Funniest Humor Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Contest 
ENTER "AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HUMOR"TM  WRITING CONTEST!  
 
"America's Funniest Humor!"TM is an excellent writing contest & publishing project, giving you a great opportunity to get published, add to your writing credits, receive valuable exposure and publicity, and get your share of $250.00 in PRIZE MONEY!
 
This humor writing contest is brought to you exclusively by Humor PressTM, one of America's most popular humor contest sites. We want to see your ...

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Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

http://midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/MCVP2011.htm

Deadline: March 31, 2012

Prizes given in two categories: National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). 

First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and  $100; Entry fee is $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To su...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Friends
www.chickensoup.com
 
New Friends
Throughout our lives we meet new people and social circles change. Sometimes we have to say goodbye to friends and make new connections. We are looking for stories about men and women making new friends. Whether it was a move, a divorce, or a friendship that failed, share your stories about finding new friends. What led you to form new relationships? How did you go about it? This book will encourage and support other ...

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Foley Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : Contest 
Foley Poetry Prize
http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=10540

P
oems are being accepted for the 2012 Foley Poetry Award. Each entrant is asked to submit only one typed, unpublished poem of 30 lines or fewer that is not under consideration elsewhere.
 
Include contact information on the same page as the poem. Poems will not be returned. Please do not submit poems by e-mail or fax. Submissions must be postmarked between Jan. 1 and March 31.
 
Poems received outside t...

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Write Integrity Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Write Integrity Press

http://writeintegrity.blogspot.com/2012/01/call-for-submissions-three-anthologies.html?spref=tw


Call for Submissions: Three Anthologies

They are currently seeking submissions for the following:

Life Lessons from MOMS

To be released May 2012

Life Lessons from DADS

To be released June 2012

Life Lessons from TEACHERS

To be released August 2012

We learn about life from many different sources, and WIP wants to honor and recognize folks who've taugh...


Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests
http://www.oregonpoets.org/contests
 
Deadline: March 1, 2012
 
5 categories for nonmember to enter, 1 addition category for members only.
Prizes range from $100 - $20. Entry fee for nonmember is $4 per poem.


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Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/on-our-own

Silver Boomer Books seeks your stories, poems, essays and interviews dealing with widowhood. As always, we're looking for quality over quantity and actually favor shorter works, especially shorter poetry. Projected release date for the anthology is October, 2012. We need your submissions until March 30, 2012, and will let you know in August if your work is selected for inclusion. Pays $5 for po...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=46

Deadline: March 23, 2012
14 categories to enter for $3 per entry. Prizes from $10 to $100.


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Tea, A Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Tea, A Magazine
http://www.teamag.com/index_files/Page318.html
---
A consumer quarterly magazine all about tea, both as a beverage and for its cultural significance in art, music, literature, history, and society. TEA also produces many tea books, tea items, and conducts classes about tea. Topics include health, fitness, nutrition, history, collectibles, personal essays, tea recipes, and book reviews. Pays $50 to $200.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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2012 Christian Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Christian Writing Contest
http://christianwritingcontest.com/contest2012
 
Deadline: March 19, 2012
 
Fiction Short Story - 1,500 to 7,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $550, $300, $200, & $125
 
Poetry up to 2,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $300, $200, $100, & $50
 
$15 entry fee for either contest.


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Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Contest 
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest 
http://www.artsandheritage.com/Downloads/PSS%20Application%202012.pdf
---
$10 ENTRY FEE FOR TWO POEMS OR ONE SHORT STORY.
Deadline March 16, 2012. $200 for top award in fiction and in poetry. Other poetry and short fiction awards: 1st $125, 2nd $100, 3rd $75. All genre accepted. Limit 4,000 words for fiction. No limit for poetry.




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2012 Foolish Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Foolish Writing Contest
www.foolishtimes.net

Answer this question, "It was so funny …." in 200 words or less. Awards: $100, $50, $25. Winners will be published in the April 2012 issue of Foolish Times. Entry fee: $5.
Deadline: March 15, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

 
 

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Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest
http://tinyurl.com/8x5ynkj

Awards: $200, $100, $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the second annual winners' anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2012 NCW Contest Winners, scheduled for release on December 1. Entry fee: $10 if mailed, $15 if emailed. Deadline: March 15, 2012.


 

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Ft. Worth Haiku Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Fort Worth Haiku Society announces the Winter-Quarter Haiku Contest.
Kigo (topic): Winter.
Deadline: in hand by March 15, 2012.
 
Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Submit each haiku on two separate 3" x 5" cards, one with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the second with the haiku and the author's name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to the public. No previously published entries. The appearanc...

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Thriving Family: Husbands and Newborns

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine: Husbands and Newborns
(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Husbands and newborns: As a new mom naturally focuses on her newborn, she can sometimes forget that she’s still also a wife. Share how you recognized this tension, and how you managed to give attention to both your baby and your husband during your first month of motherhood.
Word Count: 130-250 words
Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first...

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Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Contests/Backyard-Blunder-Contest
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NO ENTRY FEE
Do you have a funny birding or gardening story to share from your backyard? We want to hear it! Send us your best "backyard blunder," and the winning story will receive $500.
To enter, email your true story (no more than 400 words) to
contests@birdsandblooms.com. Please put "backyard blunder contest" in the subject line. Deadline March 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.c...

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Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm

The contest is open to all writers.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2012.

Nonfiction Division:

(A) Previously Published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter 

(B) Unpublished or self-published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter

Fiction Division: (C) Unpublished or self-publish...


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National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Contest 
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Annual Poetry Contest
http://nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm
 
50 contests to enter - 30 open to nonmembers for a fee of $1.00 per poem. Contest subjects include free verse, rhymed verse, sunsets, cinquains, the art of poetry, nature, let the good times roll, American Indians, games, enviromental issues, poetry for children, wildlife, melting pot, music, the sea, and more.
 
Prizes range from $15 - $1500.
 
Postmark deadline: March 15, 201...

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Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest
http://janiewrites.com/writing-contests/c4we-writing-contest/
 
Genre for the first contest: Spiritual Fiction; 1500-2000 words. Awards: $50, $25, $15. Entry fee: $15. Critiques are available for an additional $10. Deadline: midnight on March 1, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm



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NETWO 2012 Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (NETWO)

2012 Short Story Contest

http://netwo.org/conference/sscontest08.htm

Short stories between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Prizes $150, $100, $50, and $25.

First Place winner will be offered publication.

Entry fee is $10 for the first entry, $8 for each story after.

Entry deadline: March 15, 2012.

Judges comment sheet possible on all entries.



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Eakin Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Eakin Press
http://www.eakinpress.com/html/submissions.html

Eakin Press publishes Texas histories and biographies, books about the Old West, children's books, both fiction and non-fiction.
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

THE GERTRUDE DOLE MEMORIAL AWARD
 
Deadline:  March 15 Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or have 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 - on...

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Foster City International Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Contest 
Foster City International Writers Contest

For fiction, humorous story, children's story, personal essay, or poetry.
$10 entry fee. Prizes range from $75-$125.

Deadline: March 30, 2012.


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Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest
 
For fiction (3000 word limit), nonfiction (3000 word limit), writing for children (for children under the age of 13; 2000 word limit), poetry (up to 50 lines) and flash fiction (less that 750 words). $10 per entry.
 
Deadline is March 13, 2012. Prizes $25-$100. Winners will be published in their yearly anthology The...

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Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Christian Writers Group of Greater San Antonio Conference
http://www.cwgsa.com/p/contact-us.html  

March 9-10, 2012

Message, Ministry and Momentum with Sharon Norris Elliot
http://lifethatmatters.net/

Join us for a Friday evening and all-day Saturday event with acclaimed author, speaker, leader and mentor Sharon Norris Elliott as she gives instruction and encouragement to help you build your writing and speaking ministry.

Session One: (Friday Evening) Bearing Your Message
Session Two: Bui...


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Hallmark Cards: Fuzzy, Frisky & Funny

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: Fuzzy, Frisky & Funny http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/FuzzyFriskyandFunny

You love them, cuddle them, dress them up, and take about a million pictures of them. We’re talking about your pets! So treat us to a hilarious birthday card featuring a photo of your favorite four-legged pal.

You can enter one card in each of the three categories.
That’s three cards total!

1)  Birthday cards that are just freakin’ funny.
      Jokes, puns, stupid humor, or whate...


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Southern Cultures

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Southern Cultures
http://www.southerncultures.org/content/submissions/
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Deadlines for New Calls for Submissions:
March 5, 2012: Deadline for the 6th Annual Music issue.
June 1, 2012: Deadline for the Remembering the Civil War issue.
 
Pays $250 for essay-length pieces and $100 for shorter works. We are especially interested in reader-friendly articles and essays that deal with Southern topics in the broadest possible way and that open up a larger discussion on the South. Our full-le...

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Alive Now

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

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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Boom Writer

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Children's 

Boom Writer

http://www.boomwriter.com/home/GuestAuthor 

This site is designed to inspire kids to write (and read). They are looking for "guest authors" to write opening chapters (up to 1000 words) to be used to inspire stories and books from the kids. Kids then write their story using your story start, the stories go online, and when their purchased by family and friends of the child, the "guest author" receives a royalty.

from: http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/default.aspx Jan...


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New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Contest 

New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

http://nmpoetry.org/nmsps-contests.shtml

Convention Kitty Contest
Open to all poets.

Help us prepare for the 2013 National Federation Convention!!

Only $1 per poem, maximum of 15 poems per entrant per contest. The NMSPS will award half the pot (up to $100) to three prizewinners in the following proportions:

1st Prize: 50%    -    2nd Prize: 30%    -    3rd Prize: 20%

All contests accept any form or free verse, 40 lines maximum.

Contest 1, post...


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Johnson City Library 4th Annual Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Johnson City, Texas, Library 4th Annual Writers Conference

February 29, 2012
at the LBJ National Historic Park
Johnson Settlement Event Center, 502 W. Main St., Johnson City, TX

This workshop is for writers of all levels and for those who are interested in the writing of others. Three accomplished, widely published authors will present a seminar followed by a catered lunch and three interest-group workshops. These workshops include:

JUMPING TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRAIN with Carol Dawson

WRITING ...

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Anthology: The Old Weird South

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 3, 2012, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Anthology: The Old Weird South
http://www.qwpublishers.com/anthology-the-old-weird-south/
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Submit fiction and non-fiction pieces between 1,000 and 4,000 words. Pieces should be grounded in the American South (any time period, pre-historic to modern; rural or urban) and should include elements of the fantastic / supernatural that come from Southern history, tradition, or folklore. Generic vampire and werewolf stories aren't appropriate. While violence, gore, and eroticism may be part of your...

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Not Your Mother's Book

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Publishing Syndicate - Call for Submissions:
Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman
Not Your Mother's Book: On Sharing Secrets
 
http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html

This new anthology will be a collection of personal non-fiction stories written by individuals 18 years and older. We are looking for humorous and inspiring stories and if they have an edge and are different, even better. No death/dying or sad stories here. The Not Your...

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Thriving Family: Babies & Pets

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family: Babies and Pets
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
Babies and Pets: Expecting peace between babies and pets may be a long shot, but we want you share your tips on how to introduce your baby and pet to one another, how to minimize pet jealousy and how to ensure safety for both baby and pet.
Word Count: 130-250 words
Article Type: First-person narrative, or a first-person narrative about another person, written as if...

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Western State College Press Humor Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Fiction and Nonfiction Anthology 
Western State College Press Humor Anthology
http://www.western.edu/academics/creativewriting/western-state-college-press.html
 
Call for Submissions
Western State Press, the literary press of Western State College of Colorado, invites submissions for our regionally-themed literary humor anthology.  We welcome poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction that is focused on western locations and themes, and that has a quirky or humorous bent. 
 
We seek literature that is both high-quali...

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