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: November, 2012

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 30, 2012,
Andrews McMeel Publishing
http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/submissions.html
---
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (AMP), a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, is a leading publisher of general nonfiction trade books, gift books and humor books, publishing as many as 300 new titles annually. AMP is also the premier calendar publisher in the country, annually publishing calendars based on many top-selling properties. We're always looking for new authors and new book ideas.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Stepping Up: Stories of Blended Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 29, 2012,

STEPPING UP: Stories of Blended Families
http://www.pathsofthought.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Call-for-Submissions-CS.pdf

Length: 2,000-4,000 words (flexible)
Payment: $100.00 upon publication and two copies of the published book.
Deadline: January 1, 2013 (Some decisions being made as stories come in.)
Editor: Samantha Ducloux Waltz www.pathsofthought.com
Queries and submissions with bios to samanthawaltz@comcast.net


About STEPPING UP: More than half the families in
America are living in step. ...


Continue reading ...
 

descant

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 28, 2012,

descant

Fort Worth’s Journal of Poetry and Fiction Since 1956

http://www.descant.tcu.edu/submissions.html

A forum for fiction and poetry, descant seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional forms. Fiction is usually 5000 words or fewer, poems sixty lines or fewer. We do, however, occasionally accept submissions exceeding these lengths. descant specifies no particular subject matter or style. Please submit only one story and no more than five poems at one time...


Continue reading ...
 

Stealing Time: Openings

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 28, 2012,

Stealing Time

http://www.stealingtimemag.com/submit.html  

---

A literary magazine for parents. All of our issues are themed; we will endeavor to announce the themes with considerable advance notice. For each issue we accept fiction, memoir, essay and poetry, as well as book reviews. We are open to pieces between 500 and 3,000 words, and poetry of a page or two. We'd rather like to publish a wide variety of not-already-famous people, so don't feel you need a list of publishing c...


Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mountain Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 26, 2012,

Blue Mountain Press

http://www.sps.com/

Blue Mountain Press, the book division of Blue Mountain Arts, is accepting manuscripts in the following categories: gift books, personal growth, teens/tweens, family, relationships, motivational, and inspirational. Mail manuscripts to: Blue Mountain Press, P.O. Box 4219, Boulder, CO 80306. Request proposal guidelines or e-mail queries to BMPbooks@sps.com. Please add WG somewhere in the subject line so we know you found this posting ...


Continue reading ...
 

2012 Robert Frost Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 26, 2012,

2012 Robert Frost Poetry Award
http://www.frostfoundation.org/Robert_Frost_Foundation/Award_Guidelines.html

Reading Period: March 15, 2012-January 1, 2013

Prompt: Poems in the spirit of Robert Frost, however you define that
Number of Poems: up to 3
Length: each poem no more than 3 pages
Prior Submissions: OK
Reading Fee: $10/poem
Esubmissions: frostfoundation@comcast.net
Postmark Deadline: January 1, 2013

The prize: One top award of $1000 per year
Short List: Up to 10 at the discretion of the ju...


Continue reading ...
 

Encounter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 25, 2012,

Encounter

http://www.encounterface2face.com/magazine  

PAY: $.06 - $.08/word $20 poetry

Submission guidelines: http://www.standardpub.com/view/encounter-submission-guidelines.aspx

The Magazine is an 8-page, full-color, weekly magazine for junior high and senior high students to encourage their relationships with Jesus. It is published quarterly by Standard Publishing and is designed to correlate with the company's Young Teen and High School curriculum. It is distributed mainly thro...


Continue reading ...
 

The History Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 23, 2012,

A note from The History Press
http://historypress.net/

My name is Christen Thompson, and I am the Texas Commissioning Editor at The History Press, a publisher of local and regional history publisher. I’m excited to be able to announce an opportunity for children’s authors in
Texas with the History Press. We traditionally publish non-fiction, however, we are expanding to create a children’s imprint of historical fiction. Note submission information below:

The History ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Micro Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 22, 2012,

The 6th Annual Micro Award

Entry fee: $0.00

http://www.microaward.org

Deadline: 12-31-2012

The Micro Award is presented annually for a work of prose fiction written in English, of any genre, not above 1000 words in length. Stories considered for the 6th Annual Micro Award must have been published originally in 2012. Qualifying venues are any form of print or electronic publication designed for public display. Self-published stories are eligible. The winner and finalists wil...


Continue reading ...
 

L Magazine Needs Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 21, 2012,

L Magazine Needs Articles

L Magazine is a bimonthly with 32-pages per issue printed by Logos Productions, Inver Grove Heights, MN, and mailed free to 16,000 ELCA (Lutheran) congregations. It is supported by advertising. Writers need to be Christian, but not Lutheran.

As you will see in the online version (http://www.lmagazine.net/?page_id=19), the magazine features creative artwork in lush colors. As you will also discover, its basic format is a lead article (1500 ...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Early Years

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 20, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine: Early Years

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

(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)

TF Tip—Diaper Bag: Once a child moves into the toddler phase, moms seem very interested in downsizing their diaper bags. Do you have a creative idea for hauling just the essentials or a creative alternative to a traditional diaper bag?

Word Count: 40 to 75 words

Payment: $25 on acceptance

Date Due: by November 30th, 2012

Submit to: Please su...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: For Marriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 20, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine: For Marriage

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

Theme: Faith "For Marriage" (couples devotions and conversation starters)

Format: Scripture (from book of Colossians – but not 3:18-20); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself)

General ideas for the three questions:

• Question to help couples know their spouse better (question that ...


Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Writers Association 2012 Prose & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 19, 2012,

Kansas Writers Association 2012 Prose and Poetry Contest

Opens Aug. 1, 2012–Deadline: Postmarked by December 31, 2012

Fees per entry: Adult nonmember - $10
Prizes: $50, $25, $10.

Adult Division - Prose

First Chapter – Submit up to 3,000 words, which may include a prologue of any fiction genre material.  If you wish to send a synopsis, it must be no longer than 500 words.  It is not necessary and will not be judged.
Short Fi...


Continue reading ...
 

Unmanned Press: Short of the Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 17, 2012,
Unmanned Press Seeks Storytelling: Short of the Month 
http://unmannedpress.submittable.com/submit

$3 ENTRY FEE (OPTIONAL)
Each month Unmanned Press publishes an original short work of literary fiction by an emerging and/or underserved writer that exhibits literary skill, sharpness, and originality.
 
Selected writers are awarded $250, electronic publication, and an author interview. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Length is up to the author (don...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 16, 2012,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest 
 
NO ENTRY FEE
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2012.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable t...

Continue reading ...
 

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine 
http://www.themysteryplace.com/ahmm/guidelines

Each month our magazine is packed with original mystery short stories varying from short-shorts to novellas. You will find every type of mystery fiction from classic whodunits to hardboiled tales to suspense, and everything in between! Each issue is packed with the best mystery has to offer. We prefer that stories not be longer than 12,000 words.

Continue reading ...
 

Sky Pony Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,
Sky Pony Press
http://www.skyponypress.com/guidelines

We will consider picture books, early readers, midgrade novels, novelties, and informational books for all ages. Although we are not searching for YA fiction in particular, we would consider projects that tied in with the subject areas in which we are publishing. We are mainly publishing single titles but are open to series ideas.

Continue reading ...
 

Workers Write: Tales From the Concrete Highway

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,

Workers Write: Tales From the Concrete Highway

http://www.workerswritejournal.com

Calling all Road Warriors: Issue nine of Workers Write!, tentatively titled Tales from the Concrete Highway, will contain stories and poems from the driver's point of view. We're looking for fiction from taxi cab drivers and chauffeurs, truck drivers, delivery drivers and couriers, forklift operators . . . anyone who uses a wheeled vehicle for work (even pit crews and stunt drivers). Drop us a line if you ha...


Continue reading ...
 

Lost Horse Press: Poetry Anthology on Women and Work

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,

Lost Horse Press: Poetry Anthology on Women and Work

http://www.losthorsepress.org/call-for-submissions

Editors Carolyne Wright and Eugenia Toledo invite women poets of all nationalities, backgrounds, and job descriptions to submit up to 5 poems for an anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace.

Send hard copies to Carolyne Wright, 13741 15th Avenue NE, #C-7, Seattle, WA  98125. E-mail carolyne.eulene@juno.com or visit http://www.losthors...


Continue reading ...
 

Lifeway

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 11, 2012,
Lifeway
http://www.lifeway.com/Article/Writing-for-LifeWay

LifeWay’s family magazines and devotional guides are excellent, weekday discipleship tools for every member of the family from the youngest reader to senior adults. Designed to encourage and strengthen each believer’s relationship with God and with his family members, these life-transforming tools connect biblical truths to every area of life.

Continue reading ...
 

BORDERLANDS: Texas Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 10, 2012,
BORDERLANDS: Texas Poetry Review
is a literary journal based in Austin, Texas that published poetry along with photographs, reviews and essays.
Submission deadline for the Spring/Summer 2013 issue is December 15, 2012.

Please submit a maximum of four outwardly directed poems that exhibits social, political, geographical, historical or spiritual awareness. We are open to traditional and experimental forms. Payment is one copy.

http://www.borderlands.org/guidelines.html


Continue reading ...
 

Two Opportunities from Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 9, 2012,

Two Opportunities from Thriving Family Magazine
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Summer Calendar: We want to help children engage with other cultures around the world. Choose a country in Europe or the Middle East or select one of the following countries: Australia, Mexico or Canada. Find activities related to these countries that will help children learn more about that culture. Tie it to a Scripture verse in a way that points children to God and helps them learn more...


Continue reading ...
 

MA State Poetry Society Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 9, 2012,

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

ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST

Deadline:  December 15

Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.

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.
E
ntry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each po...


Continue reading ...
 

Midlife Collage

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
Midlife Collage
Deadline: weekly
Midlife Collage sponsors a weekly contest for the top star-rated midlife vignette (short story). U.S. citizens and legal residents age 40 and older may enter. The Editor selects five vignettes for publication on our website each week. Readers star rate the vignettes during the contest period, Monday through Sunday. The winner of the vignette with the highest average star rating enters the Winner’s Circle an...

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Lebanon Poets' Society Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 6, 2012,

Lebanon Poets’ Society 6th Annual Poetry Contest

http://www.nfsps.com/mo/sparemuleonline_files/SpareMuleOnline.pdf

Deadline: Postmarked by Dec 7, 2012

Format: send two copies of each poem, include category and name of poem on both copies in left corner; on one copy include name and address in right corner.

Limits: poems should be 36 or fewer lines. Poets may enter as many poems as they wish in any category. Poems will not be returned. Poets retain the rights to their po...


Continue reading ...
 

InSite

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 5, 2012,
InSite 
PAY: $.20 a word

The magazine primarily prints practical how-to pieces related to the following critical aspects of Christian camping ministries: outdoor setting; purpose and objectives; administration and organization; camper and guest needs; personnel development; programming; health and safety; food service; site, facilities, and maintenance; business and operations; marketing and public relations; and fund raising. In ...

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WyoPoets National Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 4, 2012,

WyoPoets National Poetry Contest

http://www.wyopoets.org/uploads/1/1/3/3/11334056/national_contest_2012.pdf

WyoPoets is sponsoring its annual nationwide poetry contest.

WHO - Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.

WHAT - Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks), that has NOT wo...


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Shelter in the Storm

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 3, 2012,

Shelter in the Storm

Publisher and editor Jim Bell is working on a compilation, Shelter in the Storm, and he has put out a limited call for manuscripts. A publisher is very interested, but so far, the publisher is requesting more samples that are dramatic or heart-tugging. This is a high-level publisher so the stories need to be very strong.

So he is looking for personal experience pieces from around 1000-1800 words that use the drama in the situation very well (you can brin...


Continue reading ...
 

Stealing Time: Relations

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 3, 2012,

Stealing Time: Relations 

http://www.stealingtimemag.com/submit.html  

A literary magazine for parents. All of our issues are themed; we will endeavor to announce the themes with considerable advance notice. For each issue we accept fiction, memoir, essay and poetry, as well as book reviews. We are open to pieces between 500 and 3,000 words, and poetry of a page or two. We'd rather like to publish a wide variety of not-already-famous people, so don't feel you need a list of publish...


Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 1, 2012,

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

http://www.stlwritersguild.org/zfiles/calendarprograms/contests/shortstory/shortstory.php

The work must meet the specific form requirements of a short story, be a work of fiction written in English, represent the author's original and unpublished work, and be intended for an audience composed of adult readers (as opposed to a story intended for children). Any topic is allowed, but works that include pornography, extreme violenc...


Continue reading ...
 

Fiction Attic Short Story Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 1, 2012,

Fiction Attic Press: Short Story Submissions

http://fictionattic.com/submit

Submit a table of contents and the first two stories in the collection. If we are interested, we will request more. Please do not submit entire manuscripts. Payment: $250 advance against royalties. Deadline: ongoing.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Andrews McMeel Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 30, 2012,
Andrews McMeel Publishing
http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/submissions.html
---
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC (AMP), a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, is a leading publisher of general nonfiction trade books, gift books and humor books, publishing as many as 300 new titles annually. AMP is also the premier calendar publisher in the country, annually publishing calendars based on many top-selling properties. We're always looking for new authors and new book ideas.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Stepping Up: Stories of Blended Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 29, 2012,

STEPPING UP: Stories of Blended Families
http://www.pathsofthought.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Call-for-Submissions-CS.pdf

Length: 2,000-4,000 words (flexible)
Payment: $100.00 upon publication and two copies of the published book.
Deadline: January 1, 2013 (Some decisions being made as stories come in.)
Editor: Samantha Ducloux Waltz www.pathsofthought.com
Queries and submissions with bios to samanthawaltz@comcast.net


About STEPPING UP: More than half the families in
America are living in step. ...


Continue reading ...
 

descant

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 28, 2012,

descant

Fort Worth’s Journal of Poetry and Fiction Since 1956

http://www.descant.tcu.edu/submissions.html

A forum for fiction and poetry, descant seeks high-quality work in either innovative or traditional forms. Fiction is usually 5000 words or fewer, poems sixty lines or fewer. We do, however, occasionally accept submissions exceeding these lengths. descant specifies no particular subject matter or style. Please submit only one story and no more than five poems at one time...


Continue reading ...
 

Stealing Time: Openings

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 28, 2012,

Stealing Time

http://www.stealingtimemag.com/submit.html  

---

A literary magazine for parents. All of our issues are themed; we will endeavor to announce the themes with considerable advance notice. For each issue we accept fiction, memoir, essay and poetry, as well as book reviews. We are open to pieces between 500 and 3,000 words, and poetry of a page or two. We'd rather like to publish a wide variety of not-already-famous people, so don't feel you need a list of publishing c...


Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mountain Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 26, 2012,

Blue Mountain Press

http://www.sps.com/

Blue Mountain Press, the book division of Blue Mountain Arts, is accepting manuscripts in the following categories: gift books, personal growth, teens/tweens, family, relationships, motivational, and inspirational. Mail manuscripts to: Blue Mountain Press, P.O. Box 4219, Boulder, CO 80306. Request proposal guidelines or e-mail queries to BMPbooks@sps.com. Please add WG somewhere in the subject line so we know you found this posting ...


Continue reading ...
 

2012 Robert Frost Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 26, 2012,

2012 Robert Frost Poetry Award
http://www.frostfoundation.org/Robert_Frost_Foundation/Award_Guidelines.html

Reading Period: March 15, 2012-January 1, 2013

Prompt: Poems in the spirit of Robert Frost, however you define that
Number of Poems: up to 3
Length: each poem no more than 3 pages
Prior Submissions: OK
Reading Fee: $10/poem
Esubmissions: frostfoundation@comcast.net
Postmark Deadline: January 1, 2013

The prize: One top award of $1000 per year
Short List: Up to 10 at the discretion of the ju...


Continue reading ...
 

Encounter

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 25, 2012,

Encounter

http://www.encounterface2face.com/magazine  

PAY: $.06 - $.08/word $20 poetry

Submission guidelines: http://www.standardpub.com/view/encounter-submission-guidelines.aspx

The Magazine is an 8-page, full-color, weekly magazine for junior high and senior high students to encourage their relationships with Jesus. It is published quarterly by Standard Publishing and is designed to correlate with the company's Young Teen and High School curriculum. It is distributed mainly thro...


Continue reading ...
 

The History Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 23, 2012,

A note from The History Press
http://historypress.net/

My name is Christen Thompson, and I am the Texas Commissioning Editor at The History Press, a publisher of local and regional history publisher. I’m excited to be able to announce an opportunity for children’s authors in
Texas with the History Press. We traditionally publish non-fiction, however, we are expanding to create a children’s imprint of historical fiction. Note submission information below:

The History ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Micro Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 22, 2012,

The 6th Annual Micro Award

Entry fee: $0.00

http://www.microaward.org

Deadline: 12-31-2012

The Micro Award is presented annually for a work of prose fiction written in English, of any genre, not above 1000 words in length. Stories considered for the 6th Annual Micro Award must have been published originally in 2012. Qualifying venues are any form of print or electronic publication designed for public display. Self-published stories are eligible. The winner and finalists wil...


Continue reading ...
 

L Magazine Needs Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 21, 2012,

L Magazine Needs Articles

L Magazine is a bimonthly with 32-pages per issue printed by Logos Productions, Inver Grove Heights, MN, and mailed free to 16,000 ELCA (Lutheran) congregations. It is supported by advertising. Writers need to be Christian, but not Lutheran.

As you will see in the online version (http://www.lmagazine.net/?page_id=19), the magazine features creative artwork in lush colors. As you will also discover, its basic format is a lead article (1500 ...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Early Years

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 20, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine: Early Years

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

(Early Years 0- to 3-year-olds)

TF Tip—Diaper Bag: Once a child moves into the toddler phase, moms seem very interested in downsizing their diaper bags. Do you have a creative idea for hauling just the essentials or a creative alternative to a traditional diaper bag?

Word Count: 40 to 75 words

Payment: $25 on acceptance

Date Due: by November 30th, 2012

Submit to: Please su...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: For Marriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 20, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine: For Marriage

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

Theme: Faith "For Marriage" (couples devotions and conversation starters)

Format: Scripture (from book of Colossians – but not 3:18-20); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself)

General ideas for the three questions:

• Question to help couples know their spouse better (question that ...


Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Writers Association 2012 Prose & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 19, 2012,

Kansas Writers Association 2012 Prose and Poetry Contest

Opens Aug. 1, 2012–Deadline: Postmarked by December 31, 2012

Fees per entry: Adult nonmember - $10
Prizes: $50, $25, $10.

Adult Division - Prose

First Chapter – Submit up to 3,000 words, which may include a prologue of any fiction genre material.  If you wish to send a synopsis, it must be no longer than 500 words.  It is not necessary and will not be judged.
Short Fi...


Continue reading ...
 

Unmanned Press: Short of the Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 17, 2012,
Unmanned Press Seeks Storytelling: Short of the Month 
http://unmannedpress.submittable.com/submit

$3 ENTRY FEE (OPTIONAL)
Each month Unmanned Press publishes an original short work of literary fiction by an emerging and/or underserved writer that exhibits literary skill, sharpness, and originality.
 
Selected writers are awarded $250, electronic publication, and an author interview. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Length is up to the author (don...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 16, 2012,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest 
 
NO ENTRY FEE
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2012.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable t...

Continue reading ...
 

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine 
http://www.themysteryplace.com/ahmm/guidelines

Each month our magazine is packed with original mystery short stories varying from short-shorts to novellas. You will find every type of mystery fiction from classic whodunits to hardboiled tales to suspense, and everything in between! Each issue is packed with the best mystery has to offer. We prefer that stories not be longer than 12,000 words.

Continue reading ...
 

Sky Pony Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,
Sky Pony Press
http://www.skyponypress.com/guidelines

We will consider picture books, early readers, midgrade novels, novelties, and informational books for all ages. Although we are not searching for YA fiction in particular, we would consider projects that tied in with the subject areas in which we are publishing. We are mainly publishing single titles but are open to series ideas.

Continue reading ...
 

Workers Write: Tales From the Concrete Highway

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,

Workers Write: Tales From the Concrete Highway

http://www.workerswritejournal.com

Calling all Road Warriors: Issue nine of Workers Write!, tentatively titled Tales from the Concrete Highway, will contain stories and poems from the driver's point of view. We're looking for fiction from taxi cab drivers and chauffeurs, truck drivers, delivery drivers and couriers, forklift operators . . . anyone who uses a wheeled vehicle for work (even pit crews and stunt drivers). Drop us a line if you ha...


Continue reading ...
 

Lost Horse Press: Poetry Anthology on Women and Work

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 15, 2012,

Lost Horse Press: Poetry Anthology on Women and Work

http://www.losthorsepress.org/call-for-submissions

Editors Carolyne Wright and Eugenia Toledo invite women poets of all nationalities, backgrounds, and job descriptions to submit up to 5 poems for an anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace.

Send hard copies to Carolyne Wright, 13741 15th Avenue NE, #C-7, Seattle, WA  98125. E-mail carolyne.eulene@juno.com or visit http://www.losthors...


Continue reading ...
 

Lifeway

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 11, 2012,
Lifeway
http://www.lifeway.com/Article/Writing-for-LifeWay

LifeWay’s family magazines and devotional guides are excellent, weekday discipleship tools for every member of the family from the youngest reader to senior adults. Designed to encourage and strengthen each believer’s relationship with God and with his family members, these life-transforming tools connect biblical truths to every area of life.

Continue reading ...
 

BORDERLANDS: Texas Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 10, 2012,
BORDERLANDS: Texas Poetry Review
is a literary journal based in Austin, Texas that published poetry along with photographs, reviews and essays.
Submission deadline for the Spring/Summer 2013 issue is December 15, 2012.

Please submit a maximum of four outwardly directed poems that exhibits social, political, geographical, historical or spiritual awareness. We are open to traditional and experimental forms. Payment is one copy.

http://www.borderlands.org/guidelines.html


Continue reading ...
 

Two Opportunities from Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 9, 2012,

Two Opportunities from Thriving Family Magazine
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Summer Calendar: We want to help children engage with other cultures around the world. Choose a country in Europe or the Middle East or select one of the following countries: Australia, Mexico or Canada. Find activities related to these countries that will help children learn more about that culture. Tie it to a Scripture verse in a way that points children to God and helps them learn more...


Continue reading ...
 

MA State Poetry Society Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 9, 2012,

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

ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST

Deadline:  December 15

Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.

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.
E
ntry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each po...


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Midlife Collage

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
Midlife Collage
Deadline: weekly
Midlife Collage sponsors a weekly contest for the top star-rated midlife vignette (short story). U.S. citizens and legal residents age 40 and older may enter. The Editor selects five vignettes for publication on our website each week. Readers star rate the vignettes during the contest period, Monday through Sunday. The winner of the vignette with the highest average star rating enters the Winner’s Circle an...

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Lebanon Poets' Society Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 6, 2012,

Lebanon Poets’ Society 6th Annual Poetry Contest

http://www.nfsps.com/mo/sparemuleonline_files/SpareMuleOnline.pdf

Deadline: Postmarked by Dec 7, 2012

Format: send two copies of each poem, include category and name of poem on both copies in left corner; on one copy include name and address in right corner.

Limits: poems should be 36 or fewer lines. Poets may enter as many poems as they wish in any category. Poems will not be returned. Poets retain the rights to their po...


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InSite

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 5, 2012,
InSite 
PAY: $.20 a word

The magazine primarily prints practical how-to pieces related to the following critical aspects of Christian camping ministries: outdoor setting; purpose and objectives; administration and organization; camper and guest needs; personnel development; programming; health and safety; food service; site, facilities, and maintenance; business and operations; marketing and public relations; and fund raising. In ...

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WyoPoets National Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 4, 2012,

WyoPoets National Poetry Contest

http://www.wyopoets.org/uploads/1/1/3/3/11334056/national_contest_2012.pdf

WyoPoets is sponsoring its annual nationwide poetry contest.

WHO - Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.

WHAT - Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks), that has NOT wo...


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Shelter in the Storm

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 3, 2012,

Shelter in the Storm

Publisher and editor Jim Bell is working on a compilation, Shelter in the Storm, and he has put out a limited call for manuscripts. A publisher is very interested, but so far, the publisher is requesting more samples that are dramatic or heart-tugging. This is a high-level publisher so the stories need to be very strong.

So he is looking for personal experience pieces from around 1000-1800 words that use the drama in the situation very well (you can brin...


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Stealing Time: Relations

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 3, 2012,

Stealing Time: Relations 

http://www.stealingtimemag.com/submit.html  

A literary magazine for parents. All of our issues are themed; we will endeavor to announce the themes with considerable advance notice. For each issue we accept fiction, memoir, essay and poetry, as well as book reviews. We are open to pieces between 500 and 3,000 words, and poetry of a page or two. We'd rather like to publish a wide variety of not-already-famous people, so don't feel you need a list of publish...


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St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 1, 2012,

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

http://www.stlwritersguild.org/zfiles/calendarprograms/contests/shortstory/shortstory.php

The work must meet the specific form requirements of a short story, be a work of fiction written in English, represent the author's original and unpublished work, and be intended for an audience composed of adult readers (as opposed to a story intended for children). Any topic is allowed, but works that include pornography, extreme violenc...


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Fiction Attic Short Story Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 1, 2012,

Fiction Attic Press: Short Story Submissions

http://fictionattic.com/submit

Submit a table of contents and the first two stories in the collection. If we are interested, we will request more. Please do not submit entire manuscripts. Payment: $250 advance against royalties. Deadline: ongoing.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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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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