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






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: May, 2012

Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest
http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#short_shorts  

First Prize $500

1.Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
2.Postmark by June 30th.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
5.Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR — $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

All curr...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and on...


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Katherin Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

http://www.hungermtn.org/katherine-paterson-prize-for-young-adult-and-childrens-writing

An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!

Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are:

Young Adult (YA) ...


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Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html

1st prize: $300, 2nd prize: $150, 3rd prize: $50
 
Winning poems will be displayed on sps.com Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming. Suggests you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness. English-language entries only. Enter as many times as you...

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The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest
http://www.writermag.com/travelcontest 


$10 ENTRY FEE

Have you learned something surprising about another culture – or your own? Met a memorable character who altered your world view in some way? Seen something monumental or simple that left an indelible impression? It’s time to write about your unforgettable experiences as a traveler, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure. We’re looking for unpublish...


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Women Who Write Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2012, In : Contest 
Women Who Write Contest - Prose and Poetry
http://www.womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html
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$12 ENTRY FEE
Our prizes are $300 (first), $200 (second) and $100 (third) in each of two categories (poetry and short prose), plus publication in the 18th edition of our annual anthology, Calliope. Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and
are limited to 3,000 words or less. Deadline June 30, 2012.
 

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ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Contest 
ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest
www.sciencethrillers.com/sciencethrillers-writing-contest-sci-with-fi/

Submit: any unpublished, original work of fiction (including, but not limited to, short stories, poetry, fables, and short graphic works/comics) that meets the following criteria:
1. The work is suitable for a youth audience (grades 4-12).
2. The work contains accurate scientific content.
3. The scientific content should feel entertaining but secretly be educ...

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Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/files/KSPS_2012_Adult_Contest_Brocure.pdf

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  JUNE 30, 2012

27 categories to enter including: Ancestors, Unfulfilled, The Thing Itself, Look to the Future, In the Twilight Hours, If I Had to do it Over, Would I do it Again?, Small Town Living, In the Face of the Storm, Fine Lines, Seasons of Life, Haiku, Sonnet, Bitterness or Surprise, Military, poetry for children, Natural World...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

www.chickensoup.com

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, books or articles, paranormal or romance, the process is equally challenging. Thus, it's important to learn from others who have made the transition from dreaming about writing to being a writer. If this describes you, we want to hear about your setbacks, breakthroughs, and successes. How did you overcome writer's block? Who or what encouraged you when you were about to give u...


Continue reading ...
 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/margaret/ma_guidelines.php

Entries accepted November 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012 (postmark dates or submitted online)


Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication righ...


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Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

http://sites.google.com/site/aafcags  

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Poetry, Essay, Short Story (1500 words minimum) Short-Short Story (1500 words maximum)

WSI Creative Writing Competitions are designed to instill new writing. Entries must be original work and neither be a previous competition winner nor previously published. Sections judged by prominent writers in the area of expertise. Prizes: 1st place-$100, 2nd plac...


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Saturday Writers Writing Contest: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Science Fiction and Fantasy 

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

Deadline:  June 30, 2012
Entries may be submitted beginning May 26, 2012 with deadline of June 30, 2012
Short story - 2012 words or less
No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence
Writing prompts: FRankenstein, the Solar System, Harry Potter, The Fifth Element, Carl Sagan, Prophecy 

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per co...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

www.chickensoup.com

They always say it's the best job and the worst job. But basically it's the best! We are looking for your stories about parenting - the hard work, the joy, the unconditional love, the funny times and the occasional sad ones too. Whether you're a new parent of one or an "experienced" parent of several, by birth, by marriage, by adoption, or by fostering, tell us your stories about parenthood. Funny stories, stories that w...


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New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Contest 

New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Born to write? New Millennium Writings has launched careers!

Online Submission Deadline: Midnight, June 17

http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php

Newcomers published alongside famous writers, in our anthology and online. Best poem—$1,000; Fiction—$1,000; Nonfiction—$1,000; Short-short fiction—$1,000. Enter at www.writingawards.com or follow these guidelines: No restrictions as to style, content, or number of submissions. P...


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Southern Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Southern Poetry Review
http://www.southernpoetryreview.org

Guy Owen Prize
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $20
Website: www.southernpoetryreview.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Southern Poetry Review, by June 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southern Poe...


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Getting Along with Grief

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : Blog Submission 

Getting Along with Grief

http://gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com

Entries must be received by May 25 for Mother's Day issue, June 18 for Father's Day issue, June 30 for Siblings issue

Getting Along with Grief, a blog about remembering lost loved ones through creative writing, seeks submissions of poems, photos, and essays on these upcoming themes. Essays should be 1,500 words maximum. Submit entries as email attachments and include brief bio.

May 1-25 Theme: "L...


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The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Contest 
The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest
http://www.rustynailmag.com/poetrycontest.html

Welcome to the first poetry contest sponsored by “The Rusty Nail.” We are committed to providing readers with fine poetry and prose. We are also committed in our support of the writers themselves.

The prize for this contest is $250. The winner and the winning piece will be featured both on “The Rusty Nail” website and also in the August print edition.

The reading period opens March 19. The dead...

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Over My Dead Body

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Print Magazine 

Over My Dead Body

http://www.overmydeadbody.com/wg2011.htm

Publishes a wide variety of mystery-related manuscripts, from cozy to hardboiled and everything in between. Submissions are open for fiction and nonfiction. Pays: $0.01 per word for fiction; $10-$25 total for unsolicited nonfiction.

 

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A Midsummer Tale

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 14, 2012,
A Midsummer Tale
http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/contest.htm#amt

NO ENTRY FEE
A Midsummer Tale is open to non-genre fiction and creative nonfiction. Stories entered in A Midsummer Tale should take place during a warm time of the year. The theme of the 2012 A Midsummer Tale writing contest is: Snail Mail. Length: 1,000 words minimum; 5,000 words maximum. Deadline June 21, 2012. Winning stories are published in the September issue of Toasted Cheese. If 50 or fewer elig...

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Purpose Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Purpose Magazine: Stories of Faith and Promise

http://www.faithandliferesources.org/periodicals/purpose

Purpose is a monthly magazine published by Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) for all adult members and attendees of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA congregations.

Purpose features short first person anecdotal stories and verse that encourages Christians in their daily discipleship walk. Mennonite authors are strongly encouraged to offer their s...


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OakTara Publishers - Great Love Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

OakTara Publishers is looking for Great Love Stories!

http://oaktara.com/tellusabout

Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2012

Want to get your foot in the door in publishing? Or to expand your current publishing credits? OakTara Publishers is looking for new authors and growing authors like you who have a great falling-in-love story to tell—or who know someone who has a falling-in-love story they’d be willing for you to write on their behalf.

Whe...


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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
NOW OPEN: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline:  June 15
The personal essay should be about a personal experience, told in your own words, with a great story and a great theme.  We are delighted to announce that the final judge for this year's Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction category is the multitalented...

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Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest
http://www.unusualmuseums.org/sapf/adult.html

The San Antonio Poetry Fair offers two poetry contests to adults this year.

Contest 1 is offered to all adult poets in the nation, a broader competition, with $350.00 in cash awards.

Contest 2 is limited to adult poets in the San Antonio area, also offering $350.00 in cash awards.

Winners for both contests: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50.

DEADLINE...


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Beacon Hill Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Beacon Hill Press
http://www.nph.com/nphweb/html/bhol/index.jsp
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Beacon Hill Press, the book publishing arm of Nazarene Publishing House, is a leading provider of Wesleyan Christian books, Bible studies, and Bible commentaries. Beacon Hill Press exists to provide inspiration and support with biblically sound materials that are relevant to the Church's changing needs. Through encouraging literature, personal devotion, and small group resources, Beacon Hill Press equips Christ-followers with ...

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The MacGuffin's 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Contest 

The MacGuffin’s 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2012.pdf

First Place Prize: $500 plus two honorable mentions

Entry fee: $15. An entry consists of five poems. Poems must not be previously published and may be under consideration elsewhere. The MacGuffin reserves the right to disqualify work that is accepted elsewhere. Deadline is June 4, 2012. Winners announced in September, 2012.



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theBlubber

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,
theBlubber
http://www.theblubber.com/write-for-us/
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Interested in doing some humor writing for theBlubber? More importantly, are you interested in getting paid to write for theBlubber? If you answered "yes", then boy are you in luck. We are looking for funny people who can either formulate several coherent sentences in a row or create hilarious infographics. No experience (or pants!) necessary. You'll be a real-life published author. Yee-Ha! Articles must be a minimum (no maximum) of 500 w...

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Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest
for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

New Increased Amounts for Prize Money This Year!!

Prizes in each category will be awarded for First Place ($150), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50). Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will als...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman and On Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

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

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

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


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Holiday House

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Holiday House
http://www.holidayhouse.com/holiday_house.php
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Holiday House is an independent publisher of children's books only. We specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction. We publish children's books for ages four and up. We do not publish mass-market books, including, but not limited to, pop-ups, activity books, sticker books, coloring books, or licensed books.
 

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Pockets: Bored?

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 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 publi...


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HOOT

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 
HOOT: a postcard review of mini poetry and prose
 
HOOT has a flash fiction, poetry, and memoir monthly contest - fewer than 150 words. Award: 30% of the entry fees we receive. Entry fee: $2 for every two entries, unlimited entries.
 
Deadline: The 20th of every month (next is May 20, 2012).
 

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New Letters Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 

The $1,500 New Letters Literary Awards

for Poetry, Esssay, and Fiction

http://www.newletters.org/awards.asp

All entrants considered for publication and receive 1 year subscription to "New Letters." Simultaneous submissions ok with notification of acceptance elsewhere.

Entry fee = $15 for first entry, $10 for subsequent entries.

Make checks payable to New Letters Literary Awards. Entries from outside US receive all contest privileges except subscription. Include 2 cover sheet...


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Fairview Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Fairview Press
http://www.fairviewpress.org/
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Fairview Press publishes books dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of children, adults, and seniors -- specializing in books on:

Aging and Eldercare
Grief and Bereavement
Health and Wellness
Inspiration
Parenting and Childcare
 

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Weavings: Diversity

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rat...


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Crimson Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Book Publisher 

Crimson Romance

Call for Submissions:  

Crimson Romance, the new e-book romance imprint at Adams Media, is launching in June! They're now open for submissions in five popular romance subgenres (romantic suspense, historical, paranormal, contemporary, and erotic romance) and prefer lengths of 50K words (but if yours is longer or shorter, they'll still consider it).

They love fresh takes on favorite themes, and smart, savvy heroines tangling with heroes r...


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BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Contest 

BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/poetry-contest.html

$1,000 and publication in Boulevard awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

RULES - The poems may be a sequence or unrelated.  All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.  Ent...


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Tony Hillerman Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Tony Hillerman Prize
http://www.wordharvest.com/contest.php
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NO ENTRY FEE
Co-sponsored by St. Martin's Press, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The prize winner is awarded a contract with St. Martin's Press for publication of the novel and $10,000. No less than 60,000 words. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime. The story's ...

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2012 Tiferet Journal Spiritual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Tiferet Jounal Spiritual Writing Contest

http://tiferetjournal.com/2011/12/26/2012-writing-contest-2/

$1,200 will be awarded in prizes

•$400 for the best poetry submission

•$400 for the best short story (fiction)

•$400 for the best essay or inter­view (nonfiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek....


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Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 

Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/ThanksMomBook

She’s your teacher, cheerleader, confidante, and friend. Mom has done more for you than you probably even realize. From making you eat your veggies and refusing to let you wear THAT, to laughing at your jokes and telling you how beautiful you are, there are so many things to be grateful for. So tell us—what do you want to say to your mom?

Write a sweet, sincere, or funny letter, short story,...


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Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest
http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#short_shorts  

First Prize $500

1.Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
2.Postmark by June 30th.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
5.Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR — $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

All curr...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and on...


Continue reading ...
 

Katherin Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

http://www.hungermtn.org/katherine-paterson-prize-for-young-adult-and-childrens-writing

An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!

Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are:

Young Adult (YA) ...


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Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html

1st prize: $300, 2nd prize: $150, 3rd prize: $50
 
Winning poems will be displayed on sps.com Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming. Suggests you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness. English-language entries only. Enter as many times as you...

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The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest
http://www.writermag.com/travelcontest 


$10 ENTRY FEE

Have you learned something surprising about another culture – or your own? Met a memorable character who altered your world view in some way? Seen something monumental or simple that left an indelible impression? It’s time to write about your unforgettable experiences as a traveler, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure. We’re looking for unpublish...


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Women Who Write Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2012, In : Contest 
Women Who Write Contest - Prose and Poetry
http://www.womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html
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$12 ENTRY FEE
Our prizes are $300 (first), $200 (second) and $100 (third) in each of two categories (poetry and short prose), plus publication in the 18th edition of our annual anthology, Calliope. Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and
are limited to 3,000 words or less. Deadline June 30, 2012.
 

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ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Contest 
ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest
www.sciencethrillers.com/sciencethrillers-writing-contest-sci-with-fi/

Submit: any unpublished, original work of fiction (including, but not limited to, short stories, poetry, fables, and short graphic works/comics) that meets the following criteria:
1. The work is suitable for a youth audience (grades 4-12).
2. The work contains accurate scientific content.
3. The scientific content should feel entertaining but secretly be educ...

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Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/files/KSPS_2012_Adult_Contest_Brocure.pdf

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  JUNE 30, 2012

27 categories to enter including: Ancestors, Unfulfilled, The Thing Itself, Look to the Future, In the Twilight Hours, If I Had to do it Over, Would I do it Again?, Small Town Living, In the Face of the Storm, Fine Lines, Seasons of Life, Haiku, Sonnet, Bitterness or Surprise, Military, poetry for children, Natural World...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers

www.chickensoup.com

Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, books or articles, paranormal or romance, the process is equally challenging. Thus, it's important to learn from others who have made the transition from dreaming about writing to being a writer. If this describes you, we want to hear about your setbacks, breakthroughs, and successes. How did you overcome writer's block? Who or what encouraged you when you were about to give u...


Continue reading ...
 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/margaret/ma_guidelines.php

Entries accepted November 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012 (postmark dates or submitted online)


Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication righ...


Continue reading ...
 

Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

http://sites.google.com/site/aafcags  

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Poetry, Essay, Short Story (1500 words minimum) Short-Short Story (1500 words maximum)

WSI Creative Writing Competitions are designed to instill new writing. Entries must be original work and neither be a previous competition winner nor previously published. Sections judged by prominent writers in the area of expertise. Prizes: 1st place-$100, 2nd plac...


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Saturday Writers Writing Contest: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Science Fiction and Fantasy 

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

Deadline:  June 30, 2012
Entries may be submitted beginning May 26, 2012 with deadline of June 30, 2012
Short story - 2012 words or less
No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence
Writing prompts: FRankenstein, the Solar System, Harry Potter, The Fifth Element, Carl Sagan, Prophecy 

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per co...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood

www.chickensoup.com

They always say it's the best job and the worst job. But basically it's the best! We are looking for your stories about parenting - the hard work, the joy, the unconditional love, the funny times and the occasional sad ones too. Whether you're a new parent of one or an "experienced" parent of several, by birth, by marriage, by adoption, or by fostering, tell us your stories about parenthood. Funny stories, stories that w...


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New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Contest 

New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Born to write? New Millennium Writings has launched careers!

Online Submission Deadline: Midnight, June 17

http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php

Newcomers published alongside famous writers, in our anthology and online. Best poem—$1,000; Fiction—$1,000; Nonfiction—$1,000; Short-short fiction—$1,000. Enter at www.writingawards.com or follow these guidelines: No restrictions as to style, content, or number of submissions. P...


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Southern Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Southern Poetry Review
http://www.southernpoetryreview.org

Guy Owen Prize
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $20
Website: www.southernpoetryreview.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Southern Poetry Review, by June 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Southern Poe...


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Getting Along with Grief

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : Blog Submission 

Getting Along with Grief

http://gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com

Entries must be received by May 25 for Mother's Day issue, June 18 for Father's Day issue, June 30 for Siblings issue

Getting Along with Grief, a blog about remembering lost loved ones through creative writing, seeks submissions of poems, photos, and essays on these upcoming themes. Essays should be 1,500 words maximum. Submit entries as email attachments and include brief bio.

May 1-25 Theme: "L...


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The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Contest 
The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest
http://www.rustynailmag.com/poetrycontest.html

Welcome to the first poetry contest sponsored by “The Rusty Nail.” We are committed to providing readers with fine poetry and prose. We are also committed in our support of the writers themselves.

The prize for this contest is $250. The winner and the winning piece will be featured both on “The Rusty Nail” website and also in the August print edition.

The reading period opens March 19. The dead...

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Over My Dead Body

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Print Magazine 

Over My Dead Body

http://www.overmydeadbody.com/wg2011.htm

Publishes a wide variety of mystery-related manuscripts, from cozy to hardboiled and everything in between. Submissions are open for fiction and nonfiction. Pays: $0.01 per word for fiction; $10-$25 total for unsolicited nonfiction.

 

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A Midsummer Tale

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 14, 2012,
A Midsummer Tale
http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/contest.htm#amt

NO ENTRY FEE
A Midsummer Tale is open to non-genre fiction and creative nonfiction. Stories entered in A Midsummer Tale should take place during a warm time of the year. The theme of the 2012 A Midsummer Tale writing contest is: Snail Mail. Length: 1,000 words minimum; 5,000 words maximum. Deadline June 21, 2012. Winning stories are published in the September issue of Toasted Cheese. If 50 or fewer elig...

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Purpose Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Purpose Magazine: Stories of Faith and Promise

http://www.faithandliferesources.org/periodicals/purpose

Purpose is a monthly magazine published by Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) for all adult members and attendees of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA congregations.

Purpose features short first person anecdotal stories and verse that encourages Christians in their daily discipleship walk. Mennonite authors are strongly encouraged to offer their s...


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OakTara Publishers - Great Love Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

OakTara Publishers is looking for Great Love Stories!

http://oaktara.com/tellusabout

Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2012

Want to get your foot in the door in publishing? Or to expand your current publishing credits? OakTara Publishers is looking for new authors and growing authors like you who have a great falling-in-love story to tell—or who know someone who has a falling-in-love story they’d be willing for you to write on their behalf.

Whe...


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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
NOW OPEN: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline:  June 15
The personal essay should be about a personal experience, told in your own words, with a great story and a great theme.  We are delighted to announce that the final judge for this year's Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction category is the multitalented...

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Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest
http://www.unusualmuseums.org/sapf/adult.html

The San Antonio Poetry Fair offers two poetry contests to adults this year.

Contest 1 is offered to all adult poets in the nation, a broader competition, with $350.00 in cash awards.

Contest 2 is limited to adult poets in the San Antonio area, also offering $350.00 in cash awards.

Winners for both contests: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50.

DEADLINE...


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Beacon Hill Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Beacon Hill Press
http://www.nph.com/nphweb/html/bhol/index.jsp
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Beacon Hill Press, the book publishing arm of Nazarene Publishing House, is a leading provider of Wesleyan Christian books, Bible studies, and Bible commentaries. Beacon Hill Press exists to provide inspiration and support with biblically sound materials that are relevant to the Church's changing needs. Through encouraging literature, personal devotion, and small group resources, Beacon Hill Press equips Christ-followers with ...

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The MacGuffin's 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Contest 

The MacGuffin’s 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2012.pdf

First Place Prize: $500 plus two honorable mentions

Entry fee: $15. An entry consists of five poems. Poems must not be previously published and may be under consideration elsewhere. The MacGuffin reserves the right to disqualify work that is accepted elsewhere. Deadline is June 4, 2012. Winners announced in September, 2012.



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theBlubber

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,
theBlubber
http://www.theblubber.com/write-for-us/
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Interested in doing some humor writing for theBlubber? More importantly, are you interested in getting paid to write for theBlubber? If you answered "yes", then boy are you in luck. We are looking for funny people who can either formulate several coherent sentences in a row or create hilarious infographics. No experience (or pants!) necessary. You'll be a real-life published author. Yee-Ha! Articles must be a minimum (no maximum) of 500 w...

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Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest
for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

New Increased Amounts for Prize Money This Year!!

Prizes in each category will be awarded for First Place ($150), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50). Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will als...


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Not Your Mother's Book: On Being a Woman and On Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 

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

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

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


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Holiday House

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Holiday House
http://www.holidayhouse.com/holiday_house.php
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Holiday House is an independent publisher of children's books only. We specialize in quality hardcovers, from picture books to young adult, both fiction and nonfiction. We publish children's books for ages four and up. We do not publish mass-market books, including, but not limited to, pop-ups, activity books, sticker books, coloring books, or licensed books.
 

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Pockets: Bored?

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 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 publi...


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HOOT

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 
HOOT: a postcard review of mini poetry and prose
 
HOOT has a flash fiction, poetry, and memoir monthly contest - fewer than 150 words. Award: 30% of the entry fees we receive. Entry fee: $2 for every two entries, unlimited entries.
 
Deadline: The 20th of every month (next is May 20, 2012).
 

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New Letters Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 

The $1,500 New Letters Literary Awards

for Poetry, Esssay, and Fiction

http://www.newletters.org/awards.asp

All entrants considered for publication and receive 1 year subscription to "New Letters." Simultaneous submissions ok with notification of acceptance elsewhere.

Entry fee = $15 for first entry, $10 for subsequent entries.

Make checks payable to New Letters Literary Awards. Entries from outside US receive all contest privileges except subscription. Include 2 cover sheet...


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Fairview Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Book Publisher 
Fairview Press
http://www.fairviewpress.org/
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Fairview Press publishes books dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of children, adults, and seniors -- specializing in books on:

Aging and Eldercare
Grief and Bereavement
Health and Wellness
Inspiration
Parenting and Childcare
 

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Weavings: Diversity

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings

Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rat...


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Crimson Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Book Publisher 

Crimson Romance

Call for Submissions:  

Crimson Romance, the new e-book romance imprint at Adams Media, is launching in June! They're now open for submissions in five popular romance subgenres (romantic suspense, historical, paranormal, contemporary, and erotic romance) and prefer lengths of 50K words (but if yours is longer or shorter, they'll still consider it).

They love fresh takes on favorite themes, and smart, savvy heroines tangling with heroes r...


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BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Contest 

BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/poetry-contest.html

$1,000 and publication in Boulevard awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

RULES - The poems may be a sequence or unrelated.  All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.  Ent...


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Tony Hillerman Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Tony Hillerman Prize
http://www.wordharvest.com/contest.php
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NO ENTRY FEE
Co-sponsored by St. Martin's Press, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The prize winner is awarded a contract with St. Martin's Press for publication of the novel and $10,000. No less than 60,000 words. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime. The story's ...

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2012 Tiferet Journal Spiritual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Tiferet Jounal Spiritual Writing Contest

http://tiferetjournal.com/2011/12/26/2012-writing-contest-2/

$1,200 will be awarded in prizes

•$400 for the best poetry submission

•$400 for the best short story (fiction)

•$400 for the best essay or inter­view (nonfiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.

Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek....


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Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 

Hallmark Cards: Thanks, Mom

http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/ThanksMomBook

She’s your teacher, cheerleader, confidante, and friend. Mom has done more for you than you probably even realize. From making you eat your veggies and refusing to let you wear THAT, to laughing at your jokes and telling you how beautiful you are, there are so many things to be grateful for. So tell us—what do you want to say to your mom?

Write a sweet, sincere, or funny letter, short story,...


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