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: July, 2012

Oregon Poetry Association Fall Poetry Contelst

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 30, 2012,

Oregon Poetry Association Fall Poetry Contest

http://www.oregonpoets.org/contests  

The Fall 2012 Contest Categories are:

 1) “Poet’s Choice,” limit 80 lines, any subject, any form;

 2) “Free Verse,” limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form;

 3) “New Poets,” limit 30 lines, any subject, any form;

 4) “Traditional Forms,” limit 40 lines, will be open to any subject, any traditional form;

 5) “Members Only” (limit 6-12 lines), any subject, any form

 6) “...


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The Write Helper Amazing Story Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 29, 2012,

The Write Helper Amazing Story Fiction Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id73.html

What do we mean by “Amazing Story," you ask? A story that grabs us by the throat, demanding we pay attention. A story that tugs at our heartstrings. Beautiful words with a lyrical quality. A well-told tale, showing the author is a master storyteller. These are some of the elements we're looking for in an Amazing Story.

Free critique available upon request! Write “free critique...


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SouthWest Writers Contest - Happy or Sad Memories

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 29, 2012,

SouthWest Writers 2012 Fourth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Happy or Sad Memories

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Write a personal memoir in first person of a happy or sad incident you have remembered throughout the years. Double-spaced, 750 words maximum.

Postmark deadline: August 31, 2012.

Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identi...


Continue reading ...
 

Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Poetry Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 27, 2012,
Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Poetry Day Contest
http://www.poetsroundtable.com/brochure_new.html

10 contests open to all poets include: nature, sestina, sonnets, home, autumn, wildlife, dorsimbra, dogs, Christian poetry and more.
 
Nonmembers may enter all contests for $15. Deadline: August 15, 2012. Prizes range from $80 - $10.

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White County Creative Writers 2012 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 27, 2012,

White County Creative Writers 2012 Contests
http://www.whitecountycreativewriters.org/id79.html

White County Creative Writers offers 13 contests in conjunction with our 17th Annual Writers' Conference.  You do NOT have to attend the conference to enter.  Postmark deadline for entries is July 31, 2012. We extend a heartfelt "thank you" to all the sponsors that make these contests possible.  Please give them your support.

Categories include: memoir, haiku or senryu, horror, nonfiction essay, ...


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Creative Writing Institute 4th Annual Beginner's Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 26, 2012,

Creative Writing Institute 4th Annual Beginner’s Short Story Contest

http://creativewritinginstitute.submittable.com/submit  

 

$6 ENTRY FEE

A contest that is truly for beginners only! If you have been fortunate enough to sell a book or a short story - congratulations - but you don't qualify for this contest. If, on the other hand, you have self-published, you do qualify. This is an honor system. Entries will be accepted from July 10-August 31, 2012. Any genre: Horr...


Continue reading ...
 

Ramsfield Press Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 25, 2012,

Ramsfield Press Contest
http://www.ramsfieldpress.com/july-august-writing-contest.html

$3 ENTRY FEE
This contest is open to everyone. Limit 2,500 words. Write a fictional story using some aspect of the idea of seasons in any of its very broad - or narrow - forms. The prize for the winner of this contest is $50 and publication on our website. You may submit as many entries as you wish.
Deadline August 31, 2012. Please include a statement that this is your own work. If you are a...


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Green River Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,

Green River Writers Contest

http://www.greenriverwriters.org/contestrules.html

Grand Prize entry fee - $5 each entry for non-members
All other categories - $3 each entry or $18 maximum for non-members.

Deadline September 29, 2012.

Categories include short fiction, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry for children, poetry about pets, sonnets, and limericks.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,

Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html
 

ENTRY FEE $4 ($3 for each additional entry)

Grand prize: $1,000. Second place wins $100, and we’ve added a third place prize of $50. There will also be three honorable mentions. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2012 issue of Gemini. Maximum length: 1,000 words. Deadline: August 31, 2012. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style or genre. Both new and established writers are wel...


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Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 23, 2012,
Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest
 
Poetry up to 50 lines. Prizes $100, $75, $50 plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Postmark deadline - August 31, 2012. Entry fee - $8
 
Haiku need not conform to strict syllable count. Prizes - $50, $35, $20 plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Postmark deadline - August 31, 2012. Entry fee - $6.

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Inspire Christian Writers Anthology 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 22, 2012,

Inspire Christian Writers Anthology 2012

http://inspirewriters.com/?p=4032

Has God proved His faithfulness to you or someone you know?

Now is your opportunity to tell that story in non-fiction, short fiction or poem. Inspire Christian Writers will be publishing their second annual anthology, Inspire Faith, in the Spring of 2013. Our anthologies feature our very own Inspire Christian Writers, and we are accepting submissions from now until July 31, 2012. You do not need to be a mem...


Continue reading ...
 

Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Short Play Production

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2012,
Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Short Play Production
http://www.littlefishtheatre.org

Send short scripts (15 minutes maximum) that require no more than 10 actors and have minimal set requirements. Only one submission per playwright. There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. Deadline: August 1, 2012.
 

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Leap Local's 2012 Travel Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2012,
Leap Local's 2012 Travel Story Competition
http://www.leaplocal.org/aboutus/competitions/travel-story-competition
Deadline: August 31, 2012
NO ENTRY FEE

"If you have a personal travel story involving local people, or a tale of mishaps because you didn't use a local expert, or want to share a unique circumstance effected by the culture or environment you engaged with on your travels - whether the story be hilarious, exciting, gorgeous or terrifying - you are i...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Writers Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2012,

The Johnson City, TX, Library is hosting a local writers workshop on Saturday, August 4, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This is an opportunity to meet and work with writers in our area. The workshop title is: "Idea to Reality- Taking an Idea and Turning it into a Publishable Work.”

Panelists for the event include:
Sally Clark-Poetry
Valerie Gaumont- Fiction
JoAnne MacIntyre- Historical Fiction
Patti Morgan- Non-fiction
Each writer will discuss an aspect of their genre of writing and/or how to be publis...


Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Review Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 19, 2012,

Seven Hills Review Contest

http://sevenhillsreview.submishmash.com/submit


ENTRY FEE $12 to $17
Deadline August 31, 2012. $100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third. Publication in the Seven Hills Review.

Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre.

Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could include (but are not limited to) memoir, food or travel writing, personal essays, new journalism, biography, nonfiction stories, and nature ...


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Chicken Soup: Great Advice for Making Changes in Your Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2012,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Great Advice for Making Changes in Your Life

http://chickensoup.com

 

Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful nugget of advice in it that made a difference in your life? We are looking for stories that contain great pieces of advice, whether they are little things that improve our everyday lives, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely. Topics we will cover include advice related to work and person...


Continue reading ...
 

The Oracle Body Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2012,

The Oracle Body Project

http://theoraclebody.wordpress.com

Does your body play an important role in your daily practices, your spirituality, or your personal integration of wisdom? Have you had a pivotal experience in your body that has redefined your relationship to the sacred? If so, please consider submitting a personal essay (no more than 1,200 words) to The Oracle Body Project, a writing initiative that explores the body as a site of divine revelation and an orac...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Food and/or Travel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 16, 2012,

Saturday Writers July 2012 Contest - Food and/or Travel

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

•short story – 2012 words or less

•Entries may be submitted beginning July 28, 2012 with deadline of August 25, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

•story may be fiction or non-fiction

•no gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

•writing prompts: beach, luau, a last dinner before you are executed, Thanksgiving dinner, Noah’s Ark, Tahiti...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2012,

Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family Magazine

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

Theme: "Devotions on the Go"

Play: Activity that can be done in a car or a house without preparation. Not just, "think about," "imagine," etc. "Playing" might include word games, looking for certain items or hand movements — not just "talk about" (that's the next section).

Talk: Tie the activity from "Play" to the Scripture. Don't start with "discuss," "talk about," e...


Continue reading ...
 

HSA Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2012,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests
 
Harold G. Henderson Award for Best Unpublished Haiku: submit up to 10 haiku at $2 a piece for prizes of $150, $100, and $50.
 
Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu: submit up to 10 senryu at $2 a piece for prizes of $100, $75, and $50.
 
HSA Contest for Best Unpublished Haibun: submit up to 3 haibun at $5 a piece for one prize of $100.
 
...

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Terrain "Ruin and Renewal" Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 14, 2012,

Terrain "Ruin and Renewal" Contest

http://www.terrain.org/contest

ENTRY FEE $10 per story, essay, or set of 3-5 poems. The contest theme is "Ruin and Renewal", to match our 30th issue, which launches on October 1, 2012. Though the contest and issue have a theme, we have a very liberal interpretation of the theme and encourage you first and foremost to submit your best work. Deadline August 1, 2012. Winners will be announced on or before October 1, 2012. A prize of $250 plus publica...


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Silver Knight Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2012,

Silver Knight Publishing
http://www.silverknightpublishing.com/index.php/about 

Silver Knight Publishing is a traditional publisher of quality fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. We represent a broad range of genres from both established and new authors. Our acquisition editors are very selective in the books we accept and each submitted manuscript is equally given consideration, taking multiple factors into account.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com  


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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2012,
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine
http://www.wildsidemagazines.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Mystery-Magazine_c_50.html

Pays three cents/word. A quarterly magazine that publishes short mystery stories. The stories do not have to be related to Sherlock Holmes. Editor Marvin Kaye. Seeks solvable mystery or crime stories and the occasional ghost story. Best length is 3,000 to 7,000 words. Send to
marvinnkaye@yahoo.com- attach  manuscript as .rtf, .doc, .wpd or .docx file.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com




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Pen 2 Paper Writing Competition - Texas Only

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 10, 2012,
Pen 2 Paper Writing Competition - Texas Only
http://www.cotwd.org/pen2paper.html
---
The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities joyously announces the 3rd year of the Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition! Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice! Until August 20, 2012, we are collecting your stories, your perspectives, your fears, and your discoveries about disability. 2012 contest is open to...

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Oregon Writers Colony Annual Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2012,
Oregon Writers Colony Annual Writing Contests
http://oregonwriterscolony.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/owccontest2012.pdf
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline August 15, 2012 for both contests.

Short Stories, Both True and Imagined.
First prize $200, second prize $100, third prize $50. Honorable mentions. Original, unpublished short story, fiction or nonfiction. Limit 2,500 words. Invitation to read at awards ceremony.

The Elizabeth Bolton Poetry Contest
First prize $100, seco...

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Farmers Market Inspiration Award for an Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2012,

Famers Market Inspiration Award for an Essay
http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/inspiration-award
---
NO ENTRY FEE
In honor of National Farmers Market Week 2012, the Farmers Market Inspiration Award was designed to reward and showcase the variety of ways farmers markets benefit communities across the
United States. We’re looking for essays by farmers market producers from all corners of the nation that put a human face on farmers market successes: increases in on-farm  biodiver...


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Poetry Society of Texas Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 8, 2012,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Poetry Contest
http://poetrysocietyoftexas.org/PST_2012_annual_contests.pdf

100 categories to enter, some open only to members. Nonmembers may enter 3 poems for $5 plus $2 for each additional poem. Prizes range from $25 - $450. Deadline: August 15, 2012.


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Pockets Magazine for Children Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 7, 2012,

Pockets Magazine for Children Annual Fiction Contest

http://pockets.upperroom.org/themes

ANNUAL FICTION CONTEST: Entries are received beginning March 1 and must be postmarked no later than August 15. • Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet. • There is no set theme and no entry fee. • Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.) • Please include a...


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8th Annual Writing Contest with DearReader.com

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 6, 2012,

8th Annual Writing Contest with DearReader.com

Subject: Help spread the “words” — 8th Annual Write a DearReader Contest

http://www.dearreader.com/contest2012

Call the neighbors, wake the kids—DearReader is back with the eighth annual Write a DearReader Contest. Help spread the word to your readers, fans and followers beginning July 2, using the attached widgets.

You can write about anything as long as it is no longer than 650 words. ...


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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 4, 2012,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
 
19 categories to enter. Prizes $10 - $50. Deadline July 31, 2012.



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Anything Goes! Short Story, Essay or Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 4, 2012,

Anything Goes! Shory Story, Essay or Poetry
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

If none of the Saturday Writers contest themes have fit your pieces this year then this contest is for you. Short Story, Essay or Poetry on a subject of your choice. Like the title says ANYTHING GOES!

A few short Guidelines:
S
hort Story – 2,012 words or less
Essay - 2,012 words or less
Poetry - 50 line max
Entries may be submitted beginning June 30, 2012 with deadline of July 28, 2012
    -->must be ...


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William Stafford Award for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 3, 2012,

William Stafford Award for Poetry

http://www.rsbd.net/NEW/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89&Itemid=89 

$10 ENTRY FEE

$1,000 first place and four runner-up awards of $100. Deadline July 15, 2012. Send 3 to 5 original, unpublished poems, any style or theme.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Chamberton Publishing: Science Fiction/Fantasy

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

Chamberton Publishing

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

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

Science Fiction/Fantasy: (Deadline August 1, 2012)

We are looking for short fiction with SF/Fantasy themes and are open to all interpretations. Whether it's new worlds, a...


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Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Oregon Poetry Association Fall Poetry Contelst

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 30, 2012,

Oregon Poetry Association Fall Poetry Contest

http://www.oregonpoets.org/contests  

The Fall 2012 Contest Categories are:

 1) “Poet’s Choice,” limit 80 lines, any subject, any form;

 2) “Free Verse,” limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form;

 3) “New Poets,” limit 30 lines, any subject, any form;

 4) “Traditional Forms,” limit 40 lines, will be open to any subject, any traditional form;

 5) “Members Only” (limit 6-12 lines), any subject, any form

 6) “...


Continue reading ...
 

The Write Helper Amazing Story Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 29, 2012,

The Write Helper Amazing Story Fiction Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id73.html

What do we mean by “Amazing Story," you ask? A story that grabs us by the throat, demanding we pay attention. A story that tugs at our heartstrings. Beautiful words with a lyrical quality. A well-told tale, showing the author is a master storyteller. These are some of the elements we're looking for in an Amazing Story.

Free critique available upon request! Write “free critique...


Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Contest - Happy or Sad Memories

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 29, 2012,

SouthWest Writers 2012 Fourth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Happy or Sad Memories

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Write a personal memoir in first person of a happy or sad incident you have remembered throughout the years. Double-spaced, 750 words maximum.

Postmark deadline: August 31, 2012.

Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identi...


Continue reading ...
 

Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Poetry Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 27, 2012,
Poets Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Poetry Day Contest
http://www.poetsroundtable.com/brochure_new.html

10 contests open to all poets include: nature, sestina, sonnets, home, autumn, wildlife, dorsimbra, dogs, Christian poetry and more.
 
Nonmembers may enter all contests for $15. Deadline: August 15, 2012. Prizes range from $80 - $10.

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers 2012 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 27, 2012,

White County Creative Writers 2012 Contests
http://www.whitecountycreativewriters.org/id79.html

White County Creative Writers offers 13 contests in conjunction with our 17th Annual Writers' Conference.  You do NOT have to attend the conference to enter.  Postmark deadline for entries is July 31, 2012. We extend a heartfelt "thank you" to all the sponsors that make these contests possible.  Please give them your support.

Categories include: memoir, haiku or senryu, horror, nonfiction essay, ...


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Creative Writing Institute 4th Annual Beginner's Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 26, 2012,

Creative Writing Institute 4th Annual Beginner’s Short Story Contest

http://creativewritinginstitute.submittable.com/submit  

 

$6 ENTRY FEE

A contest that is truly for beginners only! If you have been fortunate enough to sell a book or a short story - congratulations - but you don't qualify for this contest. If, on the other hand, you have self-published, you do qualify. This is an honor system. Entries will be accepted from July 10-August 31, 2012. Any genre: Horr...


Continue reading ...
 

Ramsfield Press Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 25, 2012,

Ramsfield Press Contest
http://www.ramsfieldpress.com/july-august-writing-contest.html

$3 ENTRY FEE
This contest is open to everyone. Limit 2,500 words. Write a fictional story using some aspect of the idea of seasons in any of its very broad - or narrow - forms. The prize for the winner of this contest is $50 and publication on our website. You may submit as many entries as you wish.
Deadline August 31, 2012. Please include a statement that this is your own work. If you are a...


Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,

Green River Writers Contest

http://www.greenriverwriters.org/contestrules.html

Grand Prize entry fee - $5 each entry for non-members
All other categories - $3 each entry or $18 maximum for non-members.

Deadline September 29, 2012.

Categories include short fiction, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry for children, poetry about pets, sonnets, and limericks.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,

Gemini Flash Fiction Contest

http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html
 

ENTRY FEE $4 ($3 for each additional entry)

Grand prize: $1,000. Second place wins $100, and we’ve added a third place prize of $50. There will also be three honorable mentions. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2012 issue of Gemini. Maximum length: 1,000 words. Deadline: August 31, 2012. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style or genre. Both new and established writers are wel...


Continue reading ...
 

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 23, 2012,
Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest
 
Poetry up to 50 lines. Prizes $100, $75, $50 plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Postmark deadline - August 31, 2012. Entry fee - $8
 
Haiku need not conform to strict syllable count. Prizes - $50, $35, $20 plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Postmark deadline - August 31, 2012. Entry fee - $6.

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Inspire Christian Writers Anthology 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 22, 2012,

Inspire Christian Writers Anthology 2012

http://inspirewriters.com/?p=4032

Has God proved His faithfulness to you or someone you know?

Now is your opportunity to tell that story in non-fiction, short fiction or poem. Inspire Christian Writers will be publishing their second annual anthology, Inspire Faith, in the Spring of 2013. Our anthologies feature our very own Inspire Christian Writers, and we are accepting submissions from now until July 31, 2012. You do not need to be a mem...


Continue reading ...
 

Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Short Play Production

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2012,
Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Short Play Production
http://www.littlefishtheatre.org

Send short scripts (15 minutes maximum) that require no more than 10 actors and have minimal set requirements. Only one submission per playwright. There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. Deadline: August 1, 2012.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Leap Local's 2012 Travel Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2012,
Leap Local's 2012 Travel Story Competition
http://www.leaplocal.org/aboutus/competitions/travel-story-competition
Deadline: August 31, 2012
NO ENTRY FEE

"If you have a personal travel story involving local people, or a tale of mishaps because you didn't use a local expert, or want to share a unique circumstance effected by the culture or environment you engaged with on your travels - whether the story be hilarious, exciting, gorgeous or terrifying - you are i...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Writers Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 21, 2012,

The Johnson City, TX, Library is hosting a local writers workshop on Saturday, August 4, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This is an opportunity to meet and work with writers in our area. The workshop title is: "Idea to Reality- Taking an Idea and Turning it into a Publishable Work.”

Panelists for the event include:
Sally Clark-Poetry
Valerie Gaumont- Fiction
JoAnne MacIntyre- Historical Fiction
Patti Morgan- Non-fiction
Each writer will discuss an aspect of their genre of writing and/or how to be publis...


Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Review Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 19, 2012,

Seven Hills Review Contest

http://sevenhillsreview.submishmash.com/submit


ENTRY FEE $12 to $17
Deadline August 31, 2012. $100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third. Publication in the Seven Hills Review.

Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre.

Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could include (but are not limited to) memoir, food or travel writing, personal essays, new journalism, biography, nonfiction stories, and nature ...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: Great Advice for Making Changes in Your Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2012,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Great Advice for Making Changes in Your Life

http://chickensoup.com

 

Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful nugget of advice in it that made a difference in your life? We are looking for stories that contain great pieces of advice, whether they are little things that improve our everyday lives, or major epiphanies that can change a life completely. Topics we will cover include advice related to work and person...


Continue reading ...
 

The Oracle Body Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 18, 2012,

The Oracle Body Project

http://theoraclebody.wordpress.com

Does your body play an important role in your daily practices, your spirituality, or your personal integration of wisdom? Have you had a pivotal experience in your body that has redefined your relationship to the sacred? If so, please consider submitting a personal essay (no more than 1,200 words) to The Oracle Body Project, a writing initiative that explores the body as a site of divine revelation and an orac...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Food and/or Travel Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 16, 2012,

Saturday Writers July 2012 Contest - Food and/or Travel

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

•short story – 2012 words or less

•Entries may be submitted beginning July 28, 2012 with deadline of August 25, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

•story may be fiction or non-fiction

•no gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

•writing prompts: beach, luau, a last dinner before you are executed, Thanksgiving dinner, Noah’s Ark, Tahiti...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2012,

Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family Magazine

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

Theme: "Devotions on the Go"

Play: Activity that can be done in a car or a house without preparation. Not just, "think about," "imagine," etc. "Playing" might include word games, looking for certain items or hand movements — not just "talk about" (that's the next section).

Talk: Tie the activity from "Play" to the Scripture. Don't start with "discuss," "talk about," e...


Continue reading ...
 

HSA Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 15, 2012,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests
 
Harold G. Henderson Award for Best Unpublished Haiku: submit up to 10 haiku at $2 a piece for prizes of $150, $100, and $50.
 
Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu: submit up to 10 senryu at $2 a piece for prizes of $100, $75, and $50.
 
HSA Contest for Best Unpublished Haibun: submit up to 3 haibun at $5 a piece for one prize of $100.
 
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Terrain "Ruin and Renewal" Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 14, 2012,

Terrain "Ruin and Renewal" Contest

http://www.terrain.org/contest

ENTRY FEE $10 per story, essay, or set of 3-5 poems. The contest theme is "Ruin and Renewal", to match our 30th issue, which launches on October 1, 2012. Though the contest and issue have a theme, we have a very liberal interpretation of the theme and encourage you first and foremost to submit your best work. Deadline August 1, 2012. Winners will be announced on or before October 1, 2012. A prize of $250 plus publica...


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Silver Knight Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2012,

Silver Knight Publishing
http://www.silverknightpublishing.com/index.php/about 

Silver Knight Publishing is a traditional publisher of quality fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. We represent a broad range of genres from both established and new authors. Our acquisition editors are very selective in the books we accept and each submitted manuscript is equally given consideration, taking multiple factors into account.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com  


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Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 13, 2012,
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine
http://www.wildsidemagazines.com/Sherlock-Holmes-Mystery-Magazine_c_50.html

Pays three cents/word. A quarterly magazine that publishes short mystery stories. The stories do not have to be related to Sherlock Holmes. Editor Marvin Kaye. Seeks solvable mystery or crime stories and the occasional ghost story. Best length is 3,000 to 7,000 words. Send to
marvinnkaye@yahoo.com- attach  manuscript as .rtf, .doc, .wpd or .docx file.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com




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Pen 2 Paper Writing Competition - Texas Only

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 10, 2012,
Pen 2 Paper Writing Competition - Texas Only
http://www.cotwd.org/pen2paper.html
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The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities joyously announces the 3rd year of the Pen 2 Paper Creative Writing Competition! Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice! Until August 20, 2012, we are collecting your stories, your perspectives, your fears, and your discoveries about disability. 2012 contest is open to...

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Oregon Writers Colony Annual Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2012,
Oregon Writers Colony Annual Writing Contests
http://oregonwriterscolony.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/owccontest2012.pdf
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline August 15, 2012 for both contests.

Short Stories, Both True and Imagined.
First prize $200, second prize $100, third prize $50. Honorable mentions. Original, unpublished short story, fiction or nonfiction. Limit 2,500 words. Invitation to read at awards ceremony.

The Elizabeth Bolton Poetry Contest
First prize $100, seco...

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Farmers Market Inspiration Award for an Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 9, 2012,

Famers Market Inspiration Award for an Essay
http://farmersmarketcoalition.org/inspiration-award
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NO ENTRY FEE
In honor of National Farmers Market Week 2012, the Farmers Market Inspiration Award was designed to reward and showcase the variety of ways farmers markets benefit communities across the
United States. We’re looking for essays by farmers market producers from all corners of the nation that put a human face on farmers market successes: increases in on-farm  biodiver...


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Poetry Society of Texas Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 8, 2012,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Poetry Contest
http://poetrysocietyoftexas.org/PST_2012_annual_contests.pdf

100 categories to enter, some open only to members. Nonmembers may enter 3 poems for $5 plus $2 for each additional poem. Prizes range from $25 - $450. Deadline: August 15, 2012.


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Pockets Magazine for Children Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 7, 2012,

Pockets Magazine for Children Annual Fiction Contest

http://pockets.upperroom.org/themes

ANNUAL FICTION CONTEST: Entries are received beginning March 1 and must be postmarked no later than August 15. • Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet. • There is no set theme and no entry fee. • Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.) • Please include a...


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8th Annual Writing Contest with DearReader.com

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 6, 2012,

8th Annual Writing Contest with DearReader.com

Subject: Help spread the “words” — 8th Annual Write a DearReader Contest

http://www.dearreader.com/contest2012

Call the neighbors, wake the kids—DearReader is back with the eighth annual Write a DearReader Contest. Help spread the word to your readers, fans and followers beginning July 2, using the attached widgets.

You can write about anything as long as it is no longer than 650 words. ...


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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 4, 2012,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
 
19 categories to enter. Prizes $10 - $50. Deadline July 31, 2012.



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Anything Goes! Short Story, Essay or Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 4, 2012,

Anything Goes! Shory Story, Essay or Poetry
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

If none of the Saturday Writers contest themes have fit your pieces this year then this contest is for you. Short Story, Essay or Poetry on a subject of your choice. Like the title says ANYTHING GOES!

A few short Guidelines:
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hort Story – 2,012 words or less
Essay - 2,012 words or less
Poetry - 50 line max
Entries may be submitted beginning June 30, 2012 with deadline of July 28, 2012
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William Stafford Award for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 3, 2012,

William Stafford Award for Poetry

http://www.rsbd.net/NEW/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=89&Itemid=89 

$10 ENTRY FEE

$1,000 first place and four runner-up awards of $100. Deadline July 15, 2012. Send 3 to 5 original, unpublished poems, any style or theme.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Chamberton Publishing: Science Fiction/Fantasy

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

Chamberton Publishing

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

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

Science Fiction/Fantasy: (Deadline August 1, 2012)

We are looking for short fiction with SF/Fantasy themes and are open to all interpretations. Whether it's new worlds, a...


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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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