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
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from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards






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Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Love Inspired Suspense Novels needs authors

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 30, 2012,

LOVE INSPIRED® SUSPENSE is looking for new authors— and we’re launching a fast track submission period!

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/706-Love-Inspired-Suspense-Fast-Track-Event?p=24055#post24055

Do you have an idea for an inspirational romantic suspense story and a first chapter?

Do you enjoy writing about strong heroes and heroines working together

to solve a mystery or overcome shared danger?

Do you want an editorial response within a month?

The...


Continue reading ...
 

South Dakota Poetry Society 37th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 29, 2012,
South Dakota Poetry Society 37th Annual Poetry Contest
http://sdstatepoetrysociety.com/2012contest.pdf

Entry fees: $5 for Category #1, $15 for all other categories combined.
Prizes range from $10 - $50.

Money-winning poems will be published in Pasque Petals. Non-winning entries may be considered for Publication in Pasque Petals by the editor, with contestant’s permission.

Nine categories to enter including animal poems, 21st century farming, cowboy poems, discovery, zip code poe...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 29, 2012,

The First Line Literary Journal

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.

The next deadline is November 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: “Sometimes, when it's quiet, I can remember what my life was like before moving to Cedar Springs.”

...


Continue reading ...
 

Steve Hutson, Literary Agent, Editor, Non-Conformist

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 28, 2012,

Steven Hutson

Literary Agent, Editor, Non-Conformist

WordWise Media Services
4083 Avenue L, Suite 255
Lancaster, CA 93536

Here at WordWise Media Services, words are our business.  We're a tight-knit group of professionals with diverse skills and specialties, working together in innovative ways to meet the needs of our clients. I...


Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers: Your Most Memorable Character

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 27, 2012,

SouthWest Writers 2012 Fifth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Your Most Memorable Character

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Write a story about the most memorable character in your life. It can be about someone in your family, a friend, or even a stranger who made a significant impression upon you. Perhaps that person changed your life, or you think about that person frequently, or perhaps you remember that person's advice to this day. You get the idea.

Do...


Continue reading ...
 

Women's National Book Association Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 26, 2012,

Women’s National Book Association Contest

http://www.wnba-books.org/contest  

---

$10-$15 ENTRY FEE (3 poems or 1 short story)

Deadline November 1, 2012. Fiction 2,500 word limit – may be a short story, or a stand alone excerpt from a novel in progress. Poetry: 35 line limit – or one page double spaced. $250 cash prize and publication in the Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women’s National Book Association.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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Children's Writers YA Short Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 25, 2012,

Children's Writer YA Short Story Writing Contest 
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/BG227
---
$15 ENTRY FEE  Submit a short story for teens, 13-14, in any subgenre, including speculative fiction, issue-based, contemporary, historical, adventure, humor, etc. The story should be no longer than 1,500 words. Entries must be received by October 31, 2012. The first contest entry is free to Children’s Writer subscribers who include their account number on page one of their manuscript. All ot...


Continue reading ...
 

Metro Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 24, 2012,

Metro Fiction

http://metrofiction.submittable.com/submit  

---

Size limit: 900-1,100 words. The primary audience at Metro Moms Network is mothers, many of whom have young children and are either working from home or away from home. Genres include fantasy, historical, literary, paranormal, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction. We are not looking for non-fiction (creative or otherwise), poetry, erotica, horror stories or stories with very dark themes, children...


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Creativity

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 23, 2012,

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines
Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through explo...


Continue reading ...
 

Capstone

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 22, 2012,
Capstone
http://www.capstonepub.com/content/CONTACTUS_SUBMISSIONS
---
Most of our titles are conceptually developed in-house and written and illustrated by freelance writers and artists. However, we are interested in receiving writers’ manuscripts and reviewing artists' portfolios. Fiction and nonfiction for preschool through grade 4.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Burning the Midnight Oil Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 21, 2012,

Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id28.html

Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for. ...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 20, 2012,

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

Thriving Family has a variety of submission calls posted on their web site right now:

Due date: Sept. 24 – For children 0-3 yrs. old
         Themes: Getting Your Toddler Outdoors
                      Helping Your Toddler Sleep Through the Night
                      Helping Your Toddler Dress Himself
         1
30-250 words; pays $50

Due date: Sept. 26 – for children 4-7 yrs. old
         Theme: Anxiety at th...


Continue reading ...
 

Homebound Publications

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 19, 2012,

Homebound Publications

http://homeboundpublications.com/inquires/submissions/

---

Going back to go forward is the philosophy of Homebound. We recognize the importance of going home to gather from the stores of old wisdom to help nourish our lives in this modern era. We choose to lend voice to those individuals who endeavor to translate the old truths into new context. Our titles introduce insights concerning mankind’s present internal, social and ecological dilemmas. It is our i...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Horror/Paranormal/Unexplained Phenomenon Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 19, 2012,

Saturday Writers Horror/Paranormal/Unexplained Phenomenon Contest

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

•short story – 2012 words or less

•Entries may be submitted beginning September 29, 2012 with deadline of October 27, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

•no gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

•story may be fiction or non-fiction

•writing prompts: The Exorcist, zombies, clowns, voodoo dolls, ESP, guardian angels, Carrie, Ghostbusters, ghos...


Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: Intelligence, Wisdom

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 17, 2012,

The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine

http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.

Publish Date: June 2013 

Theme: Intelligence/Wisdom 

Deadline - October 19th, 2012

Theme Description: Intelligence is a part of humanity's bearing the image of God. The capacity to think can be used, at the discretion of a human being, for good or evil. I...


Continue reading ...
 

91-Word Memoir Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 16, 2012,
91-Word Memoir Writing Contest 
www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/91W.php
---
NO ENTRY FEE  The 91-Word Memoir Writing contest celebrates longtime Gotham student and friend Norma Crosier who died in July five days shy of her 91st birthday.

The Challenge: Tell a story of your life in 91 words or less.

The Goal: Norma wrote many sharp, funny essays about living in New York City through the decades: From sharing a tiny Bedford Street house with three roommates during World War II, to navig...

Continue reading ...
 

Mini-Chapbook Contest 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 15, 2012,

Mini-Chapbook Contest 2012

The Mini-Chapbook was devised by Bear House Publishers to give writers an opportunity to publish their work in an affordable booklet. It is a 12-page production that provides a cover with title, author’s name, color image on front; on the backside a bio & copyright notice. Inside it offers 8 digest-sized pages for poems or prose. Line limit is 36 lines and spaces. Line length: about 75 characters max. For your free sample, provide us with yo...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go, Christ is Lord

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 13, 2012,

Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go, Christ is Lord

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

Theme: "Family Devotions on the Go: Christ is Lord"

Play: Activity that can be done with minimal or no preparation. Not just, "think about," "imagine," "ask," or "talk about"—something that requires movement or a mental challenge

Talk: Tie the activity from "Play" to the Scripture (please recommend a verse). Don't start with "discuss," "talk about," etc. Just j...


Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest http://www.northerncoloradowritersconference.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests.html

NOW OPEN: Poetry

Deadline: October 15, 2012

Open Submissions

You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests. You may submit up to 3 poems (any style, maximum 250 lines each) for each entry fee. The co-judges for the 2012 Poetry competition are Fort Collins Poet Laureates Michael Bussmann and Matthew Sage.

Each category...


Continue reading ...
 

Ft. Worth Haiku Society Haiku/Senryu Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,

2012 FWHS Autumn Haiku/Senryu Contest

Postmarked by Wed. October 15, 2012

RULES:

Haiku of 5/7/5 or 17 syllables or less accepted, as long as they are not just padded to make a syllable count and some reference to Autumn, although you do not have to use the actual word "Autumn".

Members: enter up to 5 haiku for $3

Non-members- enter up to 5 haiku for $10

FWHS Anniversary Special! If you are a member or ANY established and recognized Poetry Society or Club, you...


Continue reading ...
 

Austin SCBWI Regional Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 11, 2012,

Austin Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

http://www.austinscbwi.com/presentations-faculty

2013 Regional Conference: Kick it up a Notch!

Feb. 8-10, 2013 at St. Edward’s University

3001 South Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78704

This year’s conference has all the makings of being the best one ever! Not only are we celebrating a SCBWI Crystal Kite win and the establishment of a brand new award honoring young voices of Austin, we’re kickin’ up the ...


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San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 9, 2012,

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

http://sawritersguild.org/CONTESTS/SAWG_Annual_Contest

The San Antonio Writers' Guild annual contest features five categories in the fiction, non-fiction and poetry fields and is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members. The deadline for entry is October 4, 2012. Cash prizes are given in each category.

Categories

•Fiction categories:

◦Novel, first chapter or up to the first 5,000 words

◦Short story, 4,000-wo...


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Stealing Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 8, 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...


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The Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2012,

2012 The Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/hearne.htm

We're searching for the best short-short story of any theme.

Semi-finalists will be chosen by a regional team of published writers. The final manuscript will be chosen by Susan Swartwout, publisher of Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Winner receives an award of $300 and publication in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Max. length – 500 words   Entry fee - $10   Dea...


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2012 Mighty River Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2012,

2012 Mighty River Short Story Contest

http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/mrss.htm

Deadline:
October 1, 2012

We're searching for the best short story of any theme. Semi-finalists will be chosen by a regional team of published writers. The final manuscript will be chosen by Susan Swartwout, publisher of Southeast Missouri State University Press. Winner receives an award of $500 and publication in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Entry fee: $15   Max. length: ...


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Writers Rising Up Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2012,

Writers Rising Up Short Story Prize

http://writersrisingup.com/submissions.html

---

$5 ENTRY FEE

Deadline October 1, 2012. Theme related to place, inner struggles and relationships. Must be original unpublished work of 2,500 words. Typed and paginated white standard computer paper, double spaced. Include name, address, phone, email on separate piece of paper only. Mail to: 16526 West 78th St #163, Eden Prairie, MN 55346. No Short Stories will be returned. Winner or w...


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Discovering the Undiscovered

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,

Discovering the Undiscovered

Collected Poetry Competition for book-length poetry manuscripts.

http://gracenotesbooks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=102

Award: $450 and publication. Entry fee: $17.

Deadline: October 1, 2012.

from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm  


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Lascaux Review Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,
Lascaux Review Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.lascauxflash.com

NO ENTRY FEE   
Using the photo prompt online, compose a work of short fiction, maximum length 250 words. The prompt is for inspiration only; entries will not be judged on how well they relate to it. Title is not included in the word count. One entry per person. Submissions open at noon U.S. eastern time on September 8 and close two weeks later, at midnight on September 22 (the Autumnal Equinox). The winner recei...

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Hallmark Cards: Graduation Celebration!

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 3, 2012,

Hallmark Cards: Graduation Celebration!http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/GraduationCelebration

Time for caps, gowns, and a little pomp and circumstance! Use your photo or illustration and your original writing to create a card for ANY grad. (Keep in mind we’re not looking for cards for a specific kind of graduation, so no mention of high school, college, etc., please.)

There will be three categories for this contest:

Milestone Moment: Create a card that’s serious a...


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Thriving Family Magazine: Devotions on the Go

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 2, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine - "Devotions on the Go"

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

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," etc. Just jump into the expla...


Continue reading ...
 

Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 1, 2012,

Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature

http://undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is proud to sponsor Windhover, a journal dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that considers the Christian perspective and engages spiritual themes. Each spring the journal hosts a writers’ festival, inviting their published authors and interested readers to come to campus for a weekend of workshops and presentations on...


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White Mice Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 1, 2012,

A Call for Poems on THE CITY

http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/mice.htm

First Prize: $100. Second Prize: $50. Honorable Mentions: Publication.

The winning poems will be published in Deus Loci, the journal of the International Lawrence Durrell Society. 

Deadline: October 1, 2012. Submit one to three poems, all previously unpublished (and not to be published during the course of the contest), and a brief biography. All poems will be considered for publication. Your name and address (including...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2012

Love Inspired Suspense Novels needs authors

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 30, 2012,

LOVE INSPIRED® SUSPENSE is looking for new authors— and we’re launching a fast track submission period!

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/706-Love-Inspired-Suspense-Fast-Track-Event?p=24055#post24055

Do you have an idea for an inspirational romantic suspense story and a first chapter?

Do you enjoy writing about strong heroes and heroines working together

to solve a mystery or overcome shared danger?

Do you want an editorial response within a month?

The...


Continue reading ...
 

South Dakota Poetry Society 37th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 29, 2012,
South Dakota Poetry Society 37th Annual Poetry Contest
http://sdstatepoetrysociety.com/2012contest.pdf

Entry fees: $5 for Category #1, $15 for all other categories combined.
Prizes range from $10 - $50.

Money-winning poems will be published in Pasque Petals. Non-winning entries may be considered for Publication in Pasque Petals by the editor, with contestant’s permission.

Nine categories to enter including animal poems, 21st century farming, cowboy poems, discovery, zip code poe...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 29, 2012,

The First Line Literary Journal

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.

The next deadline is November 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: “Sometimes, when it's quiet, I can remember what my life was like before moving to Cedar Springs.”

...


Continue reading ...
 

Steve Hutson, Literary Agent, Editor, Non-Conformist

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 28, 2012,

Steven Hutson

Literary Agent, Editor, Non-Conformist

WordWise Media Services
4083 Avenue L, Suite 255
Lancaster, CA 93536

Here at WordWise Media Services, words are our business.  We're a tight-knit group of professionals with diverse skills and specialties, working together in innovative ways to meet the needs of our clients. I...


Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers: Your Most Memorable Character

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 27, 2012,

SouthWest Writers 2012 Fifth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Your Most Memorable Character

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Write a story about the most memorable character in your life. It can be about someone in your family, a friend, or even a stranger who made a significant impression upon you. Perhaps that person changed your life, or you think about that person frequently, or perhaps you remember that person's advice to this day. You get the idea.

Do...


Continue reading ...
 

Women's National Book Association Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 26, 2012,

Women’s National Book Association Contest

http://www.wnba-books.org/contest  

---

$10-$15 ENTRY FEE (3 poems or 1 short story)

Deadline November 1, 2012. Fiction 2,500 word limit – may be a short story, or a stand alone excerpt from a novel in progress. Poetry: 35 line limit – or one page double spaced. $250 cash prize and publication in the Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women’s National Book Association.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com



Continue reading ...
 

Children's Writers YA Short Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 25, 2012,

Children's Writer YA Short Story Writing Contest 
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/BG227
---
$15 ENTRY FEE  Submit a short story for teens, 13-14, in any subgenre, including speculative fiction, issue-based, contemporary, historical, adventure, humor, etc. The story should be no longer than 1,500 words. Entries must be received by October 31, 2012. The first contest entry is free to Children’s Writer subscribers who include their account number on page one of their manuscript. All ot...


Continue reading ...
 

Metro Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 24, 2012,

Metro Fiction

http://metrofiction.submittable.com/submit  

---

Size limit: 900-1,100 words. The primary audience at Metro Moms Network is mothers, many of whom have young children and are either working from home or away from home. Genres include fantasy, historical, literary, paranormal, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction. We are not looking for non-fiction (creative or otherwise), poetry, erotica, horror stories or stories with very dark themes, children...


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Creativity

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 23, 2012,

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues.

General Guidelines
Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections that move readers through explo...


Continue reading ...
 

Capstone

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 22, 2012,
Capstone
http://www.capstonepub.com/content/CONTACTUS_SUBMISSIONS
---
Most of our titles are conceptually developed in-house and written and illustrated by freelance writers and artists. However, we are interested in receiving writers’ manuscripts and reviewing artists' portfolios. Fiction and nonfiction for preschool through grade 4.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Burning the Midnight Oil Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 21, 2012,

Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id28.html

Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for. ...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 20, 2012,

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

Thriving Family has a variety of submission calls posted on their web site right now:

Due date: Sept. 24 – For children 0-3 yrs. old
         Themes: Getting Your Toddler Outdoors
                      Helping Your Toddler Sleep Through the Night
                      Helping Your Toddler Dress Himself
         1
30-250 words; pays $50

Due date: Sept. 26 – for children 4-7 yrs. old
         Theme: Anxiety at th...


Continue reading ...
 

Homebound Publications

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 19, 2012,

Homebound Publications

http://homeboundpublications.com/inquires/submissions/

---

Going back to go forward is the philosophy of Homebound. We recognize the importance of going home to gather from the stores of old wisdom to help nourish our lives in this modern era. We choose to lend voice to those individuals who endeavor to translate the old truths into new context. Our titles introduce insights concerning mankind’s present internal, social and ecological dilemmas. It is our i...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Horror/Paranormal/Unexplained Phenomenon Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 19, 2012,

Saturday Writers Horror/Paranormal/Unexplained Phenomenon Contest

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

•short story – 2012 words or less

•Entries may be submitted beginning September 29, 2012 with deadline of October 27, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

•no gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

•story may be fiction or non-fiction

•writing prompts: The Exorcist, zombies, clowns, voodoo dolls, ESP, guardian angels, Carrie, Ghostbusters, ghos...


Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: Intelligence, Wisdom

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 17, 2012,

The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine

http://thekidsark.com/guidelines.htm

Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.

Publish Date: June 2013 

Theme: Intelligence/Wisdom 

Deadline - October 19th, 2012

Theme Description: Intelligence is a part of humanity's bearing the image of God. The capacity to think can be used, at the discretion of a human being, for good or evil. I...


Continue reading ...
 

91-Word Memoir Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 16, 2012,
91-Word Memoir Writing Contest 
www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/91W.php
---
NO ENTRY FEE  The 91-Word Memoir Writing contest celebrates longtime Gotham student and friend Norma Crosier who died in July five days shy of her 91st birthday.

The Challenge: Tell a story of your life in 91 words or less.

The Goal: Norma wrote many sharp, funny essays about living in New York City through the decades: From sharing a tiny Bedford Street house with three roommates during World War II, to navig...

Continue reading ...
 

Mini-Chapbook Contest 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 15, 2012,

Mini-Chapbook Contest 2012

The Mini-Chapbook was devised by Bear House Publishers to give writers an opportunity to publish their work in an affordable booklet. It is a 12-page production that provides a cover with title, author’s name, color image on front; on the backside a bio & copyright notice. Inside it offers 8 digest-sized pages for poems or prose. Line limit is 36 lines and spaces. Line length: about 75 characters max. For your free sample, provide us with yo...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go, Christ is Lord

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 13, 2012,

Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go, Christ is Lord

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

Theme: "Family Devotions on the Go: Christ is Lord"

Play: Activity that can be done with minimal or no preparation. Not just, "think about," "imagine," "ask," or "talk about"—something that requires movement or a mental challenge

Talk: Tie the activity from "Play" to the Scripture (please recommend a verse). Don't start with "discuss," "talk about," etc. Just j...


Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest http://www.northerncoloradowritersconference.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests.html

NOW OPEN: Poetry

Deadline: October 15, 2012

Open Submissions

You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests. You may submit up to 3 poems (any style, maximum 250 lines each) for each entry fee. The co-judges for the 2012 Poetry competition are Fort Collins Poet Laureates Michael Bussmann and Matthew Sage.

Each category...


Continue reading ...
 

Ft. Worth Haiku Society Haiku/Senryu Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 12, 2012,

2012 FWHS Autumn Haiku/Senryu Contest

Postmarked by Wed. October 15, 2012

RULES:

Haiku of 5/7/5 or 17 syllables or less accepted, as long as they are not just padded to make a syllable count and some reference to Autumn, although you do not have to use the actual word "Autumn".

Members: enter up to 5 haiku for $3

Non-members- enter up to 5 haiku for $10

FWHS Anniversary Special! If you are a member or ANY established and recognized Poetry Society or Club, you...


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Austin SCBWI Regional Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 11, 2012,

Austin Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

http://www.austinscbwi.com/presentations-faculty

2013 Regional Conference: Kick it up a Notch!

Feb. 8-10, 2013 at St. Edward’s University

3001 South Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78704

This year’s conference has all the makings of being the best one ever! Not only are we celebrating a SCBWI Crystal Kite win and the establishment of a brand new award honoring young voices of Austin, we’re kickin’ up the ...


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San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 9, 2012,

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

http://sawritersguild.org/CONTESTS/SAWG_Annual_Contest

The San Antonio Writers' Guild annual contest features five categories in the fiction, non-fiction and poetry fields and is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members. The deadline for entry is October 4, 2012. Cash prizes are given in each category.

Categories

•Fiction categories:

◦Novel, first chapter or up to the first 5,000 words

◦Short story, 4,000-wo...


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Stealing Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 8, 2012,

Stealing Time

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

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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...


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The Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2012,

2012 The Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/hearne.htm

We're searching for the best short-short story of any theme.

Semi-finalists will be chosen by a regional team of published writers. The final manuscript will be chosen by Susan Swartwout, publisher of Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Winner receives an award of $300 and publication in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Max. length – 500 words   Entry fee - $10   Dea...


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2012 Mighty River Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2012,

2012 Mighty River Short Story Contest

http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/mrss.htm

Deadline:
October 1, 2012

We're searching for the best short story of any theme. Semi-finalists will be chosen by a regional team of published writers. The final manuscript will be chosen by Susan Swartwout, publisher of Southeast Missouri State University Press. Winner receives an award of $500 and publication in Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Entry fee: $15   Max. length: ...


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Writers Rising Up Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 7, 2012,

Writers Rising Up Short Story Prize

http://writersrisingup.com/submissions.html

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$5 ENTRY FEE

Deadline October 1, 2012. Theme related to place, inner struggles and relationships. Must be original unpublished work of 2,500 words. Typed and paginated white standard computer paper, double spaced. Include name, address, phone, email on separate piece of paper only. Mail to: 16526 West 78th St #163, Eden Prairie, MN 55346. No Short Stories will be returned. Winner or w...


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Discovering the Undiscovered

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,

Discovering the Undiscovered

Collected Poetry Competition for book-length poetry manuscripts.

http://gracenotesbooks.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=102

Award: $450 and publication. Entry fee: $17.

Deadline: October 1, 2012.

from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm  


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Lascaux Review Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 5, 2012,
Lascaux Review Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.lascauxflash.com

NO ENTRY FEE   
Using the photo prompt online, compose a work of short fiction, maximum length 250 words. The prompt is for inspiration only; entries will not be judged on how well they relate to it. Title is not included in the word count. One entry per person. Submissions open at noon U.S. eastern time on September 8 and close two weeks later, at midnight on September 22 (the Autumnal Equinox). The winner recei...

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Hallmark Cards: Graduation Celebration!

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 3, 2012,

Hallmark Cards: Graduation Celebration!http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/GraduationCelebration

Time for caps, gowns, and a little pomp and circumstance! Use your photo or illustration and your original writing to create a card for ANY grad. (Keep in mind we’re not looking for cards for a specific kind of graduation, so no mention of high school, college, etc., please.)

There will be three categories for this contest:

Milestone Moment: Create a card that’s serious a...


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Thriving Family Magazine: Devotions on the Go

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 2, 2012,

Thriving Family Magazine - "Devotions on the Go"

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

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," etc. Just jump into the expla...


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Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 1, 2012,

Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature

http://undergrad.umhb.edu/english/windhover-journal

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is proud to sponsor Windhover, a journal dedicated to promoting poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction that considers the Christian perspective and engages spiritual themes. Each spring the journal hosts a writers’ festival, inviting their published authors and interested readers to come to campus for a weekend of workshops and presentations on...


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White Mice Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 1, 2012,

A Call for Poems on THE CITY

http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/mice.htm

First Prize: $100. Second Prize: $50. Honorable Mentions: Publication.

The winning poems will be published in Deus Loci, the journal of the International Lawrence Durrell Society. 

Deadline: October 1, 2012. Submit one to three poems, all previously unpublished (and not to be published during the course of the contest), and a brief biography. All poems will be considered for publication. Your name and address (including...


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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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