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: January, 2012

SouthWest Writers: Personal Essays About Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Personal Essay About Animals
A short, personal essay about an animal of any species, whether it's your pet dog or parakeet, an animal in a zoo or preserve, or an animal you photo-graphed, observed or bagged int he wild. In other words, the sky's the limit on writing about any crit-ter on Earth. Just make sure there's some form of personal interaction. 750 word limit.

More details:
http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Postma...
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Thriving Family Magazine: The Voting Process

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Topic: Valuing the voting process
 
We need your stories about teaching your kids the importance of voting in this country. What have you done in your family to teach your kids how the voting process works? Do you run a democracy in your home? How have you made learning about politics fun? Are there any activities you’ve done to teach the importance of civic participation? We will be categorizing storie...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets Magazine: The Golden Rule

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Children's 
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

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 p...


Continue reading ...
 

Chaparral Poets Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Chaparral Poets Contest 

$3 ENTRY FEE
Open to all poets. Fourteen categories. Prizes for each category are: 1st $60, 2nd $40, 3rd $25.
Deadline midnight January 31, 2012.
 

Continue reading ...
 

There is Hope Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
There is Hope Magazine is a new biannual magazine which is premiering in June, 2012. This magazine will feature articles of how everyday people are overcoming obstacles and achieving personal victories in their lives. The content of the magazine will be derived directly from submitted entries in the There is Hope Magazine Writing Contest. This magazine is published by Heart of God Publishing located in Baltimore, MD.
 
Entries can range from 200 to 750 words in the form of stories, poetry...

Continue reading ...
 

The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : Contest 
The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest
http://www.thequotablewoman.com/contest-the-most-quotable-woman-i-know
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
The Quotable Woman® is looking for original, well-written true stories about a woman who has said something or many things that have made an impact on your life and/or the lives of others. Stories can be funny or sad, political or personal, artsy or straightforward. The essay may center on one particular quotation or several, but it must be something she actually said...

Continue reading ...
 

Gettign Along With Grief "Sings and Wonders" Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Blog Submission 
Getting Along With Grief "Signs and Wonders" Issue
http://gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com/

Entries must be received by February 29
The blog Getting Along With Grief is a place to share creative writing about lost loved ones and the grief process. For their next themed selection, they are looking for poetry, prose, and artwork on the topic "Signs and Wonders". Editor Ysabel de la Rosa says, "Many are the stories that tell of signs and wonders appearing after a loved one's death: a rose b...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Press Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Highland Press Publishing
http://www.highlandpress.org/
---
Offering quality novels and anthologies that capture the heart. Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Men's and Women's Fiction, Inspirational, Young Adult, Children's. Highland Press is particularly interested in expanding their Christian/Inspirational/family line--both historical and contemporary stories.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest
http://amw.satoriwebdesign.com/blogs/calendar/events/2012-writing-contest/
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline February 29, 2012. Mystery includes suspense and thriller but no horror or sci-fi.
First place $200.
Second place $100.
Third place $75.
Short pieces up to 2,500 words only.
from: www.fundsforwriters.com




Continue reading ...
 

String Poet Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Contest 
String Poet Prize
http://www.stringpoet.com/2011/12/2012-string-poet-prize-guidelines/
---
ENTRY FEE $10 up to 3 poems, $15 up to 5 poems. Up to 40 lines, all forms accepted. Contest theme: "Remembrance." No previously published or contest-winning poems. Winner receives $200 and winning poem set to original music by professional composer. Winner and Runners-up published in Spring 2012 issue of String Poet; all contest submissions are considered for publication in journal.
 
Submissions dea...

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Reader's View Call for Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Blog Submission 
CALL FOR ARTICLES FOR "BLOGGING AUTHORS" BLOG
We need articles!!

Opinions, Tips, Short-Stories, Tools, Information, Thoughts
Anything you think the reading audience would be interested in.

www.BloggingAuthors.com


Browse around and see what others have contributed. We are open to anything readable (but within our guidelines.)

Blogging Authors

~Great SEO ~ Link Back to Your Site ~

~ Book Image and Buying Link ~ Average 1000 Hits Per Day ~

Submission Guidelines on...


Continue reading ...
 

Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Attention Writers!
Contributors Wanted for Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar
http://www.bylinescalendar.com/guidelines.php
 
We are now accepting submissions for Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar and we invite dedicated, serious writers who have been published and paid for their work to submit an entry. All genres and disciplines are welcome.
 
Submission Guidelines
We're looking for succinct personal stories about the writing life. The oh-wow success tales, the naked truth about what ...

Continue reading ...
 

Surrounded: Living With Islands

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Poetry Anthology 
Surrounded: Living With Islands
http://scatchetpoet.blogspot.com/
---
$5 ENTRY FEE
Write Wing Publishing calls for submissions of poems about living on, by or with islands. These islands can be physical or metaphorical. Poems may be prose poems, blank verse, free verse and/or traditional forms. What is your experience with islands? Do you feel captive? Insulated? Serene? Cabin fever, as residents of Hawaii have reported? Surrounded seeks strong voices, both emerging and established, to explore ...

Continue reading ...
 

WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Contest 
WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest
http://www.writersjournal.com/FictionContest.htm

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2012

Entry fee: $15

Word limit: 5000 words

Prizes: First: $500.00, Second: $200.00, Third: $100.00, Plus Honorable Mentions. First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the WRITERS' Journal.


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: The Learning Process

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine (Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Preschoolers and the learning process: As older siblings head back to school, share your tips on how to include a preschooler in the learning process that often defines the home routine at this time of year.

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. (Your byline would...

Continue reading ...
 

Prism

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 20, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Prism
http://www.esa-online.org/prism

PRISM magazine is an award-winning, bimonthly magazine that encourages a vision of relevant, compassionate Christian witness in our culture. PRISM is the place that progressive evangelicals turn for biblical cultural analysis, strategies for effective ministry, thoughtful reflection on Christian citizenship and models for Christian service. Payment is $50 per printed page (800 words per page) and $25 per photo. All contributing writers receive copies and a ...

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Texas Poetry Calendar 2013

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 19, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Texas Poetry Calendar 2013
http://dosgatospress.org/how-to-submit#guidelines

Deadline: February 21, 2012

No entry fee. Submit 1-3 poems with 35 line limit, including title and spaces. No previously published. Poems with a Texas connection preferred.  

Starting with the 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar, Dos Gatos Press will no longer sponsor an awards competition for the poems included in the calendar. Instead, calendar editors will select poems for Pushcart Prize nominations.



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InkSpotter Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

InkSpotter Publishing

http://www.inkspotter.com/publications/books/cupofjoeforwoe.htm

Pay: Unknown

InkSpotter Publlishing is now accepting non-fiction submissions for its next anthology project, A Cup of Joe for Woe. Think ―Chicken Soup‖ with an edge. No gentle epiphanies while strolling on the beach or contemplating cloud formations. We‘re looking for in-your-face, kick-in-the-teeth lessons learned—the kinds of stories you‘d share with your friends over coffee. Essays of an...


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Pockets Magazine: School Rules

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, In : Children's 
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 p...


Continue reading ...
 

Memoir (and) Pirzes for Prose or Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Memoir (and) Prizes for Prose or Poetry 
http://memoirjournal.squarespace.com/contest-details/

Free contest awards twice-yearly prizes for the best memoirs submitted to their magazine during each reading period (November 1-February 16, May 1-August 16). Online submissions preferred. Send 1-5 poems or one prose piece, maximum 10,000 words. See website for art formatting requirements. "Memoir (and) Literary Journal publishes memoirs in many forms. We strive with each issue to include a selecti...

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Tiny Lights Narrative Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative Essay Contest
http://www.tiny-lights.com/contest.php
 
18th Annual Contest Deadline: February 17, 2012

Tiny Lights
invites entries that feature a distinctive voice, discernible conflict and an eventual shift in the narrator's perspective. We are looking for writers who weave the struggle to understand into the fabric of their essays.

This year, we offer 5 prizes in the "Standard" category and 3 "Flashpoint" prizes. Prizes range from $100-$350. Sta...

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Thriving Family Magazine: Baby Bonding & Eating Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine has two new submission callouts:
 http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Daddy/Baby Bonding: (Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds) What did you do to encourage daddy/baby bonding during the early months at home?
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. (Your byline would be the other person's name "with" your name, and you will need that p...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest
 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/winter.htm
 
Four categories open to anyone; one more open to members only. Prizes - $25, $15, $10. Entry fee: $2 per poem.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2012




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Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

http://www.sleepytownpress.com/new-voice-contest.html

Entry fee: Free

Deadline: February 14, 2012

Open to any author who has not been published in book form. No entry fee. Open to children’s novels, young adult novels, or picture books. Two winners will be chosen for publication by Sleepytown. Although Sleepytown is normally a subsidy press, no fees will be involved in publication (and books not chosen for the win will NOT be s...


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Deep River Books Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Deep River Books (a Christian self-publisher) is looking for the next bestselling book to publish from a new author. We are offering a $1000 cash prize to the best manuscript submitted and accepted for publishing. We are also offering a $500 award for the second and third place manuscripts accepted in these categories for publication.  “Certificates of Merit” will be awarded for runner up contestants whose manuscripts are of merit but do not win the $1000 cash prize.

...


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The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : Contest 
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
http://www.umm.maine.edu/ultra-short-competition.html
---
NO ENTRY FEE
We are looking for prose works of 150 words or fewer and poetry of sixteen lines or fewer and fewer than 150 words. All works should have a narrative element to them. A minimum of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minimum prize of $50. At least one of the prizes will go to a UMM student. Please submit no more than two works total, prose and/or poetry. Deadline February 15, 2012.
...

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Hallmark Cards: Latino Funny Birthday

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Greeting Cards Competition
¡Qué Funny Birthday!
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/index.cfm

We’re looking for muy especial cards for this contest. These birthday cards will speak English and they will speak Spanish, just like many of our friends and fans. How do you say “¡Feliz Cumpleaños!” to your favorite amigo?

Create your best cards with a photo or illustration and your own writing. These cards should show a Latino style in their subject matter or language. They also have...


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Poetry Society of South Carolina

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Contest 
The Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any style or theme, a Southern setting, theatre, and one student category.
 
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category. Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


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Austin SCBWI Regional Conference 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Children's 
Austin Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Regional Conference 2012: Something for Everybody
http://www.austinscbwi.com/conference2012/
 
Location: St. Edward University, Austin, Texas
Date: February 17-19, 2012
 
Are you a newbie? A multi-published old pro? Craft fiction or non? Do you write and/or illustrate with tiny tots, middle-graders or teens in mind? Do you favor the gleeful or the gothic tale? Are you ready to proudly present your amazing portfolio for the world...

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Thriving Family: Back-to-School Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine call for submissions:
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Theme: Back-to-school stories. What is something really funny your child said or did that related to going back to school or something school in general?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words. 
Article type: True-life story, written in first person 
Rights: First nonexclusive rights 
Payment: $25 on acceptance 
Date Due: 1/13/12 
Byline:
On our Parents Like Us page, we give the author’s first name ...

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Ocean Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Ocean Magazine
http://www.oceanmagazine.org/contributorsguidelines.aspx
---
OCEAN publishes stories, articles, essays, and poems about the ocean -- scientific, creative, environmental, recreational, spiritual -- in keeping with its celebration and protection of our ocean. You may send sample writings, or full text submissions. 
 

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Gratitude Prayers

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

GRATITUDE PRAYERS:

Prayers, Poems, and Prose for Everyday Thankfulness 

Submissions close Friday, February 3, 2012 

The purpose of GRATITUDE PRAYERS is to encourage individuals to appreciate the blessings in their lives and to cultivate an attitude of everyday thankfulness. Taking time to reflect on what’s good will help readers refocus their minds, which will increase one’s personal happiness.

Chapters have not yet been determined. The book will be packaged...


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Above the Clouds Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : Children's 

Above the Clouds Publishinghttp://www.abovethecloudspublishing.com

Above the Clouds Publishing provides uplifting tales with characters that have ageless appeal.The illustrations capture true expressions of what the characters are experiencing, and help children to learn to discern the feelings of others. Children will learn and grow in character from the friends they come to know in our quality picture books.

from:
www.fundsforwriters.com


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North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Contest 
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/adultcontests

Deadline is February 1, 2012
. Entry fee is $3 per poem.
 
Eight categories to enter including: poems for children, sonnets, American heritage, haiku, courage, love, and open themes and forms. Prizes range from $10 to $50. All winning poems will be published. No simultaneous submissions.

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Response Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Response Magazine
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/response/
---
Read by Christian women who want to help create a more peaceful, just and caring world. Accepts articles to include how-to, profiles, interviews, current events, family life, parenting, feminism, environment, politics, youth, cultural affairs and more.
 
Contact Yvette Moore at YMoore@unitedmethodistwomen.org 
 

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Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2012,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://www.utahpoets.com/contests/UTSPS_2012ContestRules.pdf

20 categories for nonmembers to enter including, The Enviroment & Us, humor poem, Shakespearean poem, a decade event or idea, Cowboy poetry, social or political issues, wild creatures, what if..., pantoums, nature, light verse, a sense of place, haiku, poetry for children, conspiracies, as well as traditional and free verse poems.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. Entry fe...

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Changes in Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 1, 2012,

Welcome to Changes In Life

You are invited to submit to an Inspirational Anthology: The Woman I've Become

www.changesinlife.com 

The ChangesInLife website will be changing its format to be an e-zine. Please be patient while we work out the details.
 
One undeniable, universal truth is that the only thing in life we can really count on is change.The purpose of the monthly ChangesInLife newsletter (www.Changesinlife.com) is to provide an opportunity for women to share their experiences of ...

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Browsing Archive: January, 2012

SouthWest Writers: Personal Essays About Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Personal Essay About Animals
A short, personal essay about an animal of any species, whether it's your pet dog or parakeet, an animal in a zoo or preserve, or an animal you photo-graphed, observed or bagged int he wild. In other words, the sky's the limit on writing about any crit-ter on Earth. Just make sure there's some form of personal interaction. 750 word limit.

More details:
http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Postma...
Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: The Voting Process

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Topic: Valuing the voting process
 
We need your stories about teaching your kids the importance of voting in this country. What have you done in your family to teach your kids how the voting process works? Do you run a democracy in your home? How have you made learning about politics fun? Are there any activities you’ve done to teach the importance of civic participation? We will be categorizing storie...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets Magazine: The Golden Rule

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Children's 
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 p...


Continue reading ...
 

Chaparral Poets Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Chaparral Poets Contest 
http://www.chaparralpoets.org/AdultContest12.pdf

$3 ENTRY FEE
Open to all poets. Fourteen categories. Prizes for each category are: 1st $60, 2nd $40, 3rd $25.
Deadline midnight January 31, 2012.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



Continue reading ...
 

There is Hope Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 28, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
There is Hope Magazine is a new biannual magazine which is premiering in June, 2012. This magazine will feature articles of how everyday people are overcoming obstacles and achieving personal victories in their lives. The content of the magazine will be derived directly from submitted entries in the There is Hope Magazine Writing Contest. This magazine is published by Heart of God Publishing located in Baltimore, MD.
 
Entries can range from 200 to 750 words in the form of stories, poetry...

Continue reading ...
 

The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : Contest 
The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest
http://www.thequotablewoman.com/contest-the-most-quotable-woman-i-know
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
The Quotable Woman® is looking for original, well-written true stories about a woman who has said something or many things that have made an impact on your life and/or the lives of others. Stories can be funny or sad, political or personal, artsy or straightforward. The essay may center on one particular quotation or several, but it must be something she actually said...

Continue reading ...
 

Gettign Along With Grief "Sings and Wonders" Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 26, 2012, In : Blog Submission 
Getting Along With Grief "Signs and Wonders" Issue
http://gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com/

Entries must be received by February 29
The blog Getting Along With Grief is a place to share creative writing about lost loved ones and the grief process. For their next themed selection, they are looking for poetry, prose, and artwork on the topic "Signs and Wonders". Editor Ysabel de la Rosa says, "Many are the stories that tell of signs and wonders appearing after a loved one's death: a rose b...

Continue reading ...
 

Highland Press Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Highland Press Publishing
http://www.highlandpress.org/
---
Offering quality novels and anthologies that capture the heart. Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Fantasy, Paranormal, Men's and Women's Fiction, Inspirational, Young Adult, Children's. Highland Press is particularly interested in expanding their Christian/Inspirational/family line--both historical and contemporary stories.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest
http://amw.satoriwebdesign.com/blogs/calendar/events/2012-writing-contest/
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline February 29, 2012. Mystery includes suspense and thriller but no horror or sci-fi.
First place $200.
Second place $100.
Third place $75.
Short pieces up to 2,500 words only.
from: www.fundsforwriters.com




Continue reading ...
 

String Poet Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Contest 
String Poet Prize
http://www.stringpoet.com/2011/12/2012-string-poet-prize-guidelines/
---
ENTRY FEE $10 up to 3 poems, $15 up to 5 poems. Up to 40 lines, all forms accepted. Contest theme: "Remembrance." No previously published or contest-winning poems. Winner receives $200 and winning poem set to original music by professional composer. Winner and Runners-up published in Spring 2012 issue of String Poet; all contest submissions are considered for publication in journal.
 
Submissions dea...

Continue reading ...
 

Reader's View Call for Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Blog Submission 
CALL FOR ARTICLES FOR "BLOGGING AUTHORS" BLOG
We need articles!!

Opinions, Tips, Short-Stories, Tools, Information, Thoughts
Anything you think the reading audience would be interested in.

www.BloggingAuthors.com


Browse around and see what others have contributed. We are open to anything readable (but within our guidelines.)

Blogging Authors

~Great SEO ~ Link Back to Your Site ~

~ Book Image and Buying Link ~ Average 1000 Hits Per Day ~

Submission Guidelines on...


Continue reading ...
 

Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Attention Writers!
Contributors Wanted for Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar
http://www.bylinescalendar.com/guidelines.php
 
We are now accepting submissions for Bylines 2013 Writers Desk Calendar and we invite dedicated, serious writers who have been published and paid for their work to submit an entry. All genres and disciplines are welcome.
 
Submission Guidelines
We're looking for succinct personal stories about the writing life. The oh-wow success tales, the naked truth about what ...

Continue reading ...
 

Surrounded: Living With Islands

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 22, 2012, In : Poetry Anthology 
Surrounded: Living With Islands
http://scatchetpoet.blogspot.com/
---
$5 ENTRY FEE
Write Wing Publishing calls for submissions of poems about living on, by or with islands. These islands can be physical or metaphorical. Poems may be prose poems, blank verse, free verse and/or traditional forms. What is your experience with islands? Do you feel captive? Insulated? Serene? Cabin fever, as residents of Hawaii have reported? Surrounded seeks strong voices, both emerging and established, to explore ...

Continue reading ...
 

WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Contest 
WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest
http://www.writersjournal.com/FictionContest.htm

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2012

Entry fee: $15

Word limit: 5000 words

Prizes: First: $500.00, Second: $200.00, Third: $100.00, Plus Honorable Mentions. First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the WRITERS' Journal.


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: The Learning Process

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine (Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Preschoolers and the learning process: As older siblings head back to school, share your tips on how to include a preschooler in the learning process that often defines the home routine at this time of year.

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. (Your byline would...

Continue reading ...
 

Prism

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 20, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Prism
http://www.esa-online.org/prism

PRISM magazine is an award-winning, bimonthly magazine that encourages a vision of relevant, compassionate Christian witness in our culture. PRISM is the place that progressive evangelicals turn for biblical cultural analysis, strategies for effective ministry, thoughtful reflection on Christian citizenship and models for Christian service. Payment is $50 per printed page (800 words per page) and $25 per photo. All contributing writers receive copies and a ...

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Texas Poetry Calendar 2013

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 19, 2012, In : Speciality Products 
Texas Poetry Calendar 2013
http://dosgatospress.org/how-to-submit#guidelines

Deadline: February 21, 2012

No entry fee. Submit 1-3 poems with 35 line limit, including title and spaces. No previously published. Poems with a Texas connection preferred.  

Starting with the 2013 Texas Poetry Calendar, Dos Gatos Press will no longer sponsor an awards competition for the poems included in the calendar. Instead, calendar editors will select poems for Pushcart Prize nominations.



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InkSpotter Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

InkSpotter Publishing

http://www.inkspotter.com/publications/books/cupofjoeforwoe.htm

Pay: Unknown

InkSpotter Publlishing is now accepting non-fiction submissions for its next anthology project, A Cup of Joe for Woe. Think ―Chicken Soup‖ with an edge. No gentle epiphanies while strolling on the beach or contemplating cloud formations. We‘re looking for in-your-face, kick-in-the-teeth lessons learned—the kinds of stories you‘d share with your friends over coffee. Essays of an...


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Pockets Magazine: School Rules

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, In : Children's 
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 p...


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Memoir (and) Pirzes for Prose or Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Memoir (and) Prizes for Prose or Poetry 
http://memoirjournal.squarespace.com/contest-details/

Free contest awards twice-yearly prizes for the best memoirs submitted to their magazine during each reading period (November 1-February 16, May 1-August 16). Online submissions preferred. Send 1-5 poems or one prose piece, maximum 10,000 words. See website for art formatting requirements. "Memoir (and) Literary Journal publishes memoirs in many forms. We strive with each issue to include a selecti...

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Tiny Lights Narrative Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative Essay Contest
http://www.tiny-lights.com/contest.php
 
18th Annual Contest Deadline: February 17, 2012

Tiny Lights
invites entries that feature a distinctive voice, discernible conflict and an eventual shift in the narrator's perspective. We are looking for writers who weave the struggle to understand into the fabric of their essays.

This year, we offer 5 prizes in the "Standard" category and 3 "Flashpoint" prizes. Prizes range from $100-$350. Sta...

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Thriving Family Magazine: Baby Bonding & Eating Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine has two new submission callouts:
 http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Daddy/Baby Bonding: (Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds) What did you do to encourage daddy/baby bonding during the early months at home?
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. (Your byline would be the other person's name "with" your name, and you will need that p...

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Missouri State Poetry Society Winter contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest
 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/winter.htm
 
Four categories open to anyone; one more open to members only. Prizes - $25, $15, $10. Entry fee: $2 per poem.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2012




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Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

http://www.sleepytownpress.com/new-voice-contest.html

Entry fee: Free

Deadline: February 14, 2012

Open to any author who has not been published in book form. No entry fee. Open to children’s novels, young adult novels, or picture books. Two winners will be chosen for publication by Sleepytown. Although Sleepytown is normally a subsidy press, no fees will be involved in publication (and books not chosen for the win will NOT be s...


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Deep River Books Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Deep River Books (a Christian self-publisher) is looking for the next bestselling book to publish from a new author. We are offering a $1000 cash prize to the best manuscript submitted and accepted for publishing. We are also offering a $500 award for the second and third place manuscripts accepted in these categories for publication.  “Certificates of Merit” will be awarded for runner up contestants whose manuscripts are of merit but do not win the $1000 cash prize.

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The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : Contest 
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
http://www.umm.maine.edu/ultra-short-competition.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
We are looking for prose works of 150 words or fewer and poetry of sixteen lines or fewer and fewer than 150 words. All works should have a narrative element to them. A minimum of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minimum prize of $50. At least one of the prizes will go to a UMM student. Please submit no more than two works total, prose and/or poetry. Deadline February 15, 2012.
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Hallmark Cards: Latino Funny Birthday

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Greeting Cards Competition
¡Qué Funny Birthday!
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/index.cfm

We’re looking for muy especial cards for this contest. These birthday cards will speak English and they will speak Spanish, just like many of our friends and fans. How do you say “¡Feliz Cumpleaños!” to your favorite amigo?

Create your best cards with a photo or illustration and your own writing. These cards should show a Latino style in their subject matter or language. They also have...


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Poetry Society of South Carolina

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Contest 
The Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any style or theme, a Southern setting, theatre, and one student category.
 
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category. Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


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Austin SCBWI Regional Conference 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Children's 
Austin Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Regional Conference 2012: Something for Everybody
http://www.austinscbwi.com/conference2012/
 
Location: St. Edward University, Austin, Texas
Date: February 17-19, 2012
 
Are you a newbie? A multi-published old pro? Craft fiction or non? Do you write and/or illustrate with tiny tots, middle-graders or teens in mind? Do you favor the gleeful or the gothic tale? Are you ready to proudly present your amazing portfolio for the world...

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Thriving Family: Back-to-School Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 8, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Thriving Family Magazine call for submissions:
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions
 
Theme: Back-to-school stories. What is something really funny your child said or did that related to going back to school or something school in general?  
Word Count: 50 to 75 words. 
Article type: True-life story, written in first person 
Rights: First nonexclusive rights 
Payment: $25 on acceptance 
Date Due: 1/13/12 
Byline:
On our Parents Like Us page, we give the author’s first name ...

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Ocean Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Ocean Magazine
http://www.oceanmagazine.org/contributorsguidelines.aspx
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OCEAN publishes stories, articles, essays, and poems about the ocean -- scientific, creative, environmental, recreational, spiritual -- in keeping with its celebration and protection of our ocean. You may send sample writings, or full text submissions. 
 

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Gratitude Prayers

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

GRATITUDE PRAYERS:

Prayers, Poems, and Prose for Everyday Thankfulness 

Submissions close Friday, February 3, 2012 

The purpose of GRATITUDE PRAYERS is to encourage individuals to appreciate the blessings in their lives and to cultivate an attitude of everyday thankfulness. Taking time to reflect on what’s good will help readers refocus their minds, which will increase one’s personal happiness.

Chapters have not yet been determined. The book will be packaged...


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Above the Clouds Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : Children's 

Above the Clouds Publishinghttp://www.abovethecloudspublishing.com

Above the Clouds Publishing provides uplifting tales with characters that have ageless appeal.The illustrations capture true expressions of what the characters are experiencing, and help children to learn to discern the feelings of others. Children will learn and grow in character from the friends they come to know in our quality picture books.

from:
www.fundsforwriters.com


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North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Contest 
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/adultcontests

Deadline is February 1, 2012
. Entry fee is $3 per poem.
 
Eight categories to enter including: poems for children, sonnets, American heritage, haiku, courage, love, and open themes and forms. Prizes range from $10 to $50. All winning poems will be published. No simultaneous submissions.

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Response Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Response Magazine
http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/response/
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Read by Christian women who want to help create a more peaceful, just and caring world. Accepts articles to include how-to, profiles, interviews, current events, family life, parenting, feminism, environment, politics, youth, cultural affairs and more.
 
Contact Yvette Moore at YMoore@unitedmethodistwomen.org 
 

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Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 2, 2012,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://www.utahpoets.com/contests/UTSPS_2012ContestRules.pdf

20 categories for nonmembers to enter including, The Enviroment & Us, humor poem, Shakespearean poem, a decade event or idea, Cowboy poetry, social or political issues, wild creatures, what if..., pantoums, nature, light verse, a sense of place, haiku, poetry for children, conspiracies, as well as traditional and free verse poems.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. Entry fe...

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Changes in Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 1, 2012,

Welcome to Changes In Life

You are invited to submit to an Inspirational Anthology: The Woman I've Become

www.changesinlife.com 

The ChangesInLife website will be changing its format to be an e-zine. Please be patient while we work out the details.
 
One undeniable, universal truth is that the only thing in life we can really count on is change.The purpose of the monthly ChangesInLife newsletter (www.Changesinlife.com) is to provide an opportunity for women to share their experiences of ...

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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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