This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


a lift-the-flap board book for ages 2-5,

written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
Silver Medal
from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards






You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Browsing Archive: March, 2013

Texas Review Press Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 30, 2013,

Texas Review Press Literary Journal

http://www.shsu.edu/~www_trp/journal/submissions.html

Submission Guidelines

We do not accept or read submissions during May, June, July or August.
All submissions should be typed in 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman).
All mailed submissions should be on white paper.
Do not bind or staple manuscripts.
Cover letters are helpful.
Include the author's name and address on the top of the first page of each submission.
Pages must be numbered.
Al...


Continue reading ...
 

The Write Helper Novel Beginnings Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 29, 2013,

The Write Helper - Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write...


Continue reading ...
 

Knoxville Writers Guild 2013 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 28, 2013,

Knoxville Writers Guild 2013 Contests

http://www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests.htm

Deadline: April 30, 2013

Categories include: Fiction up to 3000 words
Short Fiction – Crime/Mystery/Thriller up to 3000 words
Short Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy up to 3000 words
Poetry up to 3 typed poems
Creative Nonfiction up to 3000 words
Novel Excerpts up to 10,000 words
One Act Play 15-50 minutes in length
Screenwriting one-hour or less script

Entry fee: $20 per entry for nonmember, exce...


Continue reading ...
 

June Cotner: TOASTS

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 28, 2013,

TOASTS: The Essential Collection of More Than 500 Toasts, Graces, and Blessings

http://junecotner.com/jccallsub.html

The main purpose of TOASTS is to offer inspiration and confidence to those who will be giving toasts. Readers should be able to find toasts that will be appropriate and enjoyable for every occasion. While the book will include several tried and true toasts, the desire is to find new and creative toasts that will appeal to a broad range of readers, including those ...


Continue reading ...
 

How I Survived Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 26, 2013,

How I Survived: Personal Stories Wanted for Gloria Gaynor's New Book


Have you survived an illness, personal tragedy, abusive relationship, financial ruin, or other life experience that brought you to your knees? Did the disco-era song “I Will Survive,” by Grammy Award-winning songstress Gloria Gaynor, inspire you to rise and thrive? If so, we’d love to share your story in a new book of personal narrative essays that tell the story of how you survived the experience and how th...


Continue reading ...
 

Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 25, 2013,

Willamette Writers 2013 Kay Snow Writing Contest

http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/guidelines.php

Postmark Deadline: April 19th, 2013.

Categories:

Adult Fiction - maximum 2500 words.

Adult Non-Fiction - maximum 2500 words.

Poetry - Two complete poems may be submitted as one entry, any subject or form.

Juvenile Short Story, Novel excerpt or Article - Fiction or Non-Fiction - Maximum length 1500 words, written by adults for juvenile readers.

Screenwriting - Maximu...


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Alabama Writers' Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 24, 2013,

Alabama Writers’ Conclave Writing Contest

http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/pdf/AWC_Guidelines_2013.pdf

Deadline: April 19, 2013

Prizes: $100, $75, $50, $25 and up to 4 honorable mentions

Entry Fees: For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel) $8:00 per entry if a non-member.

For First Chapter Novel: $12.00 if non-member

For All Poems: $5.00 per poem if non-member

Categories: Fiction up to 2500 words, Short Fiction up to 1000 words, Juvenile Fi...


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Fredericksburg Texas Art School Memoir Writing Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 23, 2013,

Fredericksburg Texas Art School Offers Memoir Writing Workshop

http://www.fbgartschool.com/2013_classes.htm

The Fredericksburg, Texas, Art School will host instructors Gerry and Lorry Hausman and Alice Winston Carney of Green River Writers Workshops April 15 through April 19, as they present “Turning Memory Into Story: A Memoir Writing Workshop” in the Texas Hill Country.

The week-long workshop for writers of all experience levels will focus on the process of...


Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 22, 2013,

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

http://www.passagerbooks.com/submit/

Annual Poetry Contest

January 1, 2013- April 15, 2013

Passager only accepts mailed entries. Please send:

-Up to five poems (40-line maximum each)

-A Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) for notification.

-A $20 Reading Fee is required, and includes a one-year subscription to Passager

-Introduce yourself in a cover letter and brief bio

All entries may be mailed to:

Passage...


Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Authors Club 2013 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 22, 2013,

Kansas Authors Club, District 2, 2013 Writing Contest

All Categories except Book & Poetry, 2000 word limit, double space, 12-point font.

Prose

Short fiction

Memoir: Feature article

Inspirational

Book:  submit five pages plus a one page synopsis; needs to be 12-point font and double spaced.

Poetry:  One page, 40 line limit - title and spaces between stanzas count: Rhymed verse; Free verse; Japanese forms; Narrative; Song lyrics

Entries:  There ...


Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 20, 2013,

Texas Writers Conference
to be held in Kerrville, Texas at Schreiner University
April 1-3, 2013
Lectures, Coffeehouse, Workshops
http://www.schreiner.edu/academics/academic-support/cil/texas-writers/index.aspx

All events & workshops are free and open to the community.

April 1, 2013
Workshops
1-2:15 pm – Open Mike sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.  Open to faculty, students, community
2:25 – 3:40 pm – Workshop with Juan Perez “Creativity and our Voices”
6:00 – 8:30 pm – CREAT...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD

Deadline:  April 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously 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 an...


Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 18, 2013,

Cobblestone

http://writergazette.com/content/cobblestone  

PAY:  $.20 - $.25/word

COBBLESTONE ® is interested in articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the subject at hand. Do not forget that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 9 to 14. Authors are urged to use primary resources and up-to-date scholarly resources in their bibliography.

from: www.writergazette.com


Continue reading ...
 

The Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 17, 2013,

The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize

http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2013/01/16/zocalo-public-square-poetry-prize/inquiries/prizes

Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. “Place” may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fres...


Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 16, 2013,

Gulf Coast Writers Association “Let’s Write” Literary Contest 2013

http://gcwriters.org/contest.html

Contest opens -- January 15, 2013

Entries must be postmarked no later than -- April 15, 2013

Contest chair: Grace B. Lebo:  backporchmag@bellsouth.net

All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward...


Continue reading ...
 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 15, 2013,

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

http://www.forrestfest.org/about2.html

The Forrest Fest poetry contest is held each year in honor of our friend, Peggy Lynch, who inspired and supported the efforts to create an agenda in the form of a poetry festival for this rural community, Lamesa, Texas

Guidelines

1. Poems should be under 32 lines

2. Poems may be any genre, form is open

3. If you e-mail it must go to forrestpoetry@live.com , if you snail mail, it goes to Forrest Fest Inc.,...


Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 14, 2013,

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
http://arkansaswritersconference.org/2.html

Postmark deadline: April 25, 2013

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir

19 categories open to all writers, including Christian Poetry Award, Little Rock American Christian Writers Nonfiction Award, and Christian Storytellers Award (children’s short story)

Fee is $15 to enter any and all contests

Prizes range from $10 to $50 for each category

You must submit a contest registration form (available on the web s...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer Advice Flash Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 13, 2013,

Writer Advice 8th Flash Prose Contest

http://www.writeradvice.com

$13 ENTRY FEE

Writer Advice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. Deadline April 18, 2013. First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 

Tin House Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 12, 2013,

Tin House Literary Journal
http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html

We are now reading for the our Fall 2013 issue, which has a theme of WILD. We are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and Lost & Founds about the Wild--untamed places, people, things, events, happenings, and experiences. Unmediated, unfiltered, from the past, present, or future. Or, conversely, simulated and mediated wildness or wilderness. Surprise us, please. The deadline to submit to thi...


Continue reading ...
 

Matterpress

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 12, 2013,

Matterpress

https://matter.submittable.com/submit

Beginning January 15, 2013, we will again be open for compressed poetry, compressed prose fiction (including prose poetry), and compressed creative nonfiction. We will close submissions on April 15, 2013. Pays $50 for these short pieces. Read the guidelines carefully since they ask for additional information.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Journeyforth Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 11, 2013,
Journeyforth Press
http://www.bjupress.com/books/journeyforth

JourneyForth produces excellent, trustworthy novels, Christian biographies, informational books, and ancillary materials for readers preschool through high school; it also produces adult titles on Christian living, Bible studies, and resources for pastors and educators.

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Harpur Palate Literary Journal: Country Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 10, 2013,

Harpur Palate Literary Journal: Country Living

http://harpurpalate.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Get our your cowboy/girl boots and iron your flannel shirts because Harpur Palate 13.1 is preparing for a hoedown! Get out your autoharps and join us in some backwoods mountain music with a twist!

We are looking for essays, stories, and poems that take us on a journey away from city skyscrapers and bring us to the interior of the eclectic A...


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BACK TO JOY: Little Reminders to Help us Through Tough Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 8, 2013,

BACK TO JOY: Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times

http://junecotner.com/jccallsub.html

This gift book, compiled by June Cotner, will be published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. The purpose of BACK TO JOY is to provide positive reminders for people who tend to be happy, but have just lost their way due to challenging circumstances. We all have people in our lives who need these gentle reminders--and we ourselves do, too, from time to time. When someone is goin...


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Opportunity for a Christian screenplay writer

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 7, 2013,

This opportunity is for a Christian screenplay writer to help write the dialogue for a video series.

This video series will show, in a dramatic format, the true life stories of men who have overcome their same-sex attractions, including the producer’s own story.  The Church is largely ignorant of the reality of how to effectively handle men with these issues, and they tend to either believe that someone cannot become 'straight' or that it is accomplished by "praying away th...


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Mississippi Valley Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 6, 2013,

Mississippi Valley Poetry Contests (two categories)

http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/MVPC.htm

$7-$13 ENTRY FEE

Deadline April 1, 2013. Poems should be in some way about topics/themes relevant to Upper Mississippi River Valley states (including, but not limited to history, landscape, cities, residents, etc.). Open to poets of any age from anywhere in the US or Canada. First $250, second $175, third $100. The regional category of the contest is only open...


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Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Green/Blue

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,

Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Color Prompt: Green/Blue

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

Deadline - March 30, 2013
Short Story - Color Prompt: Green/Blue
Max words: 2,013 - Genre: Any
Entry fee - $7 (nonmembers)  Prize - $25 + publication
Our contest is to write a short fiction story featuring a creative yet noticeable use of the color blue and/or green.

To help spark an idea:
Blue overalls, denim.
Someone is green with envy.
Green grass.
T...


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Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Her

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Her 

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

The ladies in our lives are remarkable, funny, and downright dazzling. Using your photo or illustration and original writing, create a birthday card, that could be sent to a woman. Entries can be sweet, silly, or funny.

You can enter up to three times.

Visit our tips page and for more inspiration.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: March 4-24
WINNERS CONTACTED: March
WINNERS ANNOUNCED & BU...


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Group Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 3, 2013,

Group

http://writergazette.com/content/group-magazine  

PAY: $50 - $350

Group needs articles on successful youth ministry strategies, including youth-led ministry ideas, understanding kids and youth culture, recruiting/training/keeping adult leaders, family ministry, staff issues, serving and training parents, professionalism, and self-nurture. How-to articles on personal spiritual growth, time management, issues vital to working with young people, leadership skills...


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West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 2, 2013,
West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest 
http://www.wvwriters.org/

$10 ENTRY FEE
First place $250. Second place $125. Third place $75. Deadline March 15, 2013. For childrens books, YA & Middle Grade, Poetry, Nonfiction, Screenplays, and Fiction. Prizes in each category. Do not have to be a resident of West Virginia, but there is an extra charge.
 

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Imaginary Friend Press Book Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 2, 2013,

Imaginary Friend Press Book Award

http://www.imaginaryfriendpress.com/2012/12/imaginary-friend-presss-inaugural-full.html

Online/Postmark deadline: March 15, 2013

Prize: $250 and publication of full length poetry collection. Send ms. of 48 - 96 pages between December 15th and March 15th. Reading fee: $11 without copy of winning book/$16 with a copy of winning book.

from: www.writergazette.com


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Pockets: Living Simply

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 1, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/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...


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Browsing Archive: March, 2013

Texas Review Press Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 30, 2013,

Texas Review Press Literary Journal

http://www.shsu.edu/~www_trp/journal/submissions.html

Submission Guidelines

We do not accept or read submissions during May, June, July or August.
All submissions should be typed in 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman).
All mailed submissions should be on white paper.
Do not bind or staple manuscripts.
Cover letters are helpful.
Include the author's name and address on the top of the first page of each submission.
Pages must be numbered.
Al...


Continue reading ...
 

The Write Helper Novel Beginnings Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 29, 2013,

The Write Helper - Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write...


Continue reading ...
 

Knoxville Writers Guild 2013 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 28, 2013,

Knoxville Writers Guild 2013 Contests

http://www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests.htm

Deadline: April 30, 2013

Categories include: Fiction up to 3000 words
Short Fiction – Crime/Mystery/Thriller up to 3000 words
Short Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy up to 3000 words
Poetry up to 3 typed poems
Creative Nonfiction up to 3000 words
Novel Excerpts up to 10,000 words
One Act Play 15-50 minutes in length
Screenwriting one-hour or less script

Entry fee: $20 per entry for nonmember, exce...


Continue reading ...
 

June Cotner: TOASTS

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 28, 2013,

TOASTS: The Essential Collection of More Than 500 Toasts, Graces, and Blessings

http://junecotner.com/jccallsub.html

The main purpose of TOASTS is to offer inspiration and confidence to those who will be giving toasts. Readers should be able to find toasts that will be appropriate and enjoyable for every occasion. While the book will include several tried and true toasts, the desire is to find new and creative toasts that will appeal to a broad range of readers, including those ...


Continue reading ...
 

How I Survived Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 26, 2013,

How I Survived: Personal Stories Wanted for Gloria Gaynor's New Book


Have you survived an illness, personal tragedy, abusive relationship, financial ruin, or other life experience that brought you to your knees? Did the disco-era song “I Will Survive,” by Grammy Award-winning songstress Gloria Gaynor, inspire you to rise and thrive? If so, we’d love to share your story in a new book of personal narrative essays that tell the story of how you survived the experience and how th...


Continue reading ...
 

Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 25, 2013,

Willamette Writers 2013 Kay Snow Writing Contest

http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/guidelines.php

Postmark Deadline: April 19th, 2013.

Categories:

Adult Fiction - maximum 2500 words.

Adult Non-Fiction - maximum 2500 words.

Poetry - Two complete poems may be submitted as one entry, any subject or form.

Juvenile Short Story, Novel excerpt or Article - Fiction or Non-Fiction - Maximum length 1500 words, written by adults for juvenile readers.

Screenwriting - Maximu...


Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers' Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 24, 2013,

Alabama Writers’ Conclave Writing Contest

http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/pdf/AWC_Guidelines_2013.pdf

Deadline: April 19, 2013

Prizes: $100, $75, $50, $25 and up to 4 honorable mentions

Entry Fees: For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel) $8:00 per entry if a non-member.

For First Chapter Novel: $12.00 if non-member

For All Poems: $5.00 per poem if non-member

Categories: Fiction up to 2500 words, Short Fiction up to 1000 words, Juvenile Fi...


Continue reading ...
 

Fredericksburg Texas Art School Memoir Writing Workshop

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 23, 2013,

Fredericksburg Texas Art School Offers Memoir Writing Workshop

http://www.fbgartschool.com/2013_classes.htm

The Fredericksburg, Texas, Art School will host instructors Gerry and Lorry Hausman and Alice Winston Carney of Green River Writers Workshops April 15 through April 19, as they present “Turning Memory Into Story: A Memoir Writing Workshop” in the Texas Hill Country.

The week-long workshop for writers of all experience levels will focus on the process of...


Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 22, 2013,

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

http://www.passagerbooks.com/submit/

Annual Poetry Contest

January 1, 2013- April 15, 2013

Passager only accepts mailed entries. Please send:

-Up to five poems (40-line maximum each)

-A Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) for notification.

-A $20 Reading Fee is required, and includes a one-year subscription to Passager

-Introduce yourself in a cover letter and brief bio

All entries may be mailed to:

Passage...


Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Authors Club 2013 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 22, 2013,

Kansas Authors Club, District 2, 2013 Writing Contest

All Categories except Book & Poetry, 2000 word limit, double space, 12-point font.

Prose

Short fiction

Memoir: Feature article

Inspirational

Book:  submit five pages plus a one page synopsis; needs to be 12-point font and double spaced.

Poetry:  One page, 40 line limit - title and spaces between stanzas count: Rhymed verse; Free verse; Japanese forms; Narrative; Song lyrics

Entries:  There ...


Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 20, 2013,

Texas Writers Conference
to be held in Kerrville, Texas at Schreiner University
April 1-3, 2013
Lectures, Coffeehouse, Workshops
http://www.schreiner.edu/academics/academic-support/cil/texas-writers/index.aspx

All events & workshops are free and open to the community.

April 1, 2013
Workshops
1-2:15 pm – Open Mike sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.  Open to faculty, students, community
2:25 – 3:40 pm – Workshop with Juan Perez “Creativity and our Voices”
6:00 – 8:30 pm – CREAT...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD

Deadline:  April 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously 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 an...


Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 18, 2013,

Cobblestone

http://writergazette.com/content/cobblestone  

PAY:  $.20 - $.25/word

COBBLESTONE ® is interested in articles of historical accuracy and lively, original approaches to the subject at hand. Do not forget that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 9 to 14. Authors are urged to use primary resources and up-to-date scholarly resources in their bibliography.

from: www.writergazette.com


Continue reading ...
 

The Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 17, 2013,

The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize

http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2013/01/16/zocalo-public-square-poetry-prize/inquiries/prizes

Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. “Place” may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fres...


Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 16, 2013,

Gulf Coast Writers Association “Let’s Write” Literary Contest 2013

http://gcwriters.org/contest.html

Contest opens -- January 15, 2013

Entries must be postmarked no later than -- April 15, 2013

Contest chair: Grace B. Lebo:  backporchmag@bellsouth.net

All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward...


Continue reading ...
 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 15, 2013,

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

http://www.forrestfest.org/about2.html

The Forrest Fest poetry contest is held each year in honor of our friend, Peggy Lynch, who inspired and supported the efforts to create an agenda in the form of a poetry festival for this rural community, Lamesa, Texas

Guidelines

1. Poems should be under 32 lines

2. Poems may be any genre, form is open

3. If you e-mail it must go to forrestpoetry@live.com , if you snail mail, it goes to Forrest Fest Inc.,...


Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 14, 2013,

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
http://arkansaswritersconference.org/2.html

Postmark deadline: April 25, 2013

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir

19 categories open to all writers, including Christian Poetry Award, Little Rock American Christian Writers Nonfiction Award, and Christian Storytellers Award (children’s short story)

Fee is $15 to enter any and all contests

Prizes range from $10 to $50 for each category

You must submit a contest registration form (available on the web s...


Continue reading ...
 

Writer Advice Flash Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 13, 2013,

Writer Advice 8th Flash Prose Contest

http://www.writeradvice.com

$13 ENTRY FEE

Writer Advice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. Deadline April 18, 2013. First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 

Tin House Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 12, 2013,

Tin House Literary Journal
http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html

We are now reading for the our Fall 2013 issue, which has a theme of WILD. We are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and Lost & Founds about the Wild--untamed places, people, things, events, happenings, and experiences. Unmediated, unfiltered, from the past, present, or future. Or, conversely, simulated and mediated wildness or wilderness. Surprise us, please. The deadline to submit to thi...


Continue reading ...
 

Matterpress

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 12, 2013,

Matterpress

https://matter.submittable.com/submit

Beginning January 15, 2013, we will again be open for compressed poetry, compressed prose fiction (including prose poetry), and compressed creative nonfiction. We will close submissions on April 15, 2013. Pays $50 for these short pieces. Read the guidelines carefully since they ask for additional information.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Journeyforth Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 11, 2013,
Journeyforth Press
http://www.bjupress.com/books/journeyforth

JourneyForth produces excellent, trustworthy novels, Christian biographies, informational books, and ancillary materials for readers preschool through high school; it also produces adult titles on Christian living, Bible studies, and resources for pastors and educators.

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Harpur Palate Literary Journal: Country Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 10, 2013,

Harpur Palate Literary Journal: Country Living

http://harpurpalate.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html

Deadline: April 15, 2013

Get our your cowboy/girl boots and iron your flannel shirts because Harpur Palate 13.1 is preparing for a hoedown! Get out your autoharps and join us in some backwoods mountain music with a twist!

We are looking for essays, stories, and poems that take us on a journey away from city skyscrapers and bring us to the interior of the eclectic A...


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BACK TO JOY: Little Reminders to Help us Through Tough Times

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 8, 2013,

BACK TO JOY: Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times

http://junecotner.com/jccallsub.html

This gift book, compiled by June Cotner, will be published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. The purpose of BACK TO JOY is to provide positive reminders for people who tend to be happy, but have just lost their way due to challenging circumstances. We all have people in our lives who need these gentle reminders--and we ourselves do, too, from time to time. When someone is goin...


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Opportunity for a Christian screenplay writer

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 7, 2013,

This opportunity is for a Christian screenplay writer to help write the dialogue for a video series.

This video series will show, in a dramatic format, the true life stories of men who have overcome their same-sex attractions, including the producer’s own story.  The Church is largely ignorant of the reality of how to effectively handle men with these issues, and they tend to either believe that someone cannot become 'straight' or that it is accomplished by "praying away th...


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Mississippi Valley Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 6, 2013,

Mississippi Valley Poetry Contests (two categories)

http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/RedesignedSite/Events/MVPC.htm

$7-$13 ENTRY FEE

Deadline April 1, 2013. Poems should be in some way about topics/themes relevant to Upper Mississippi River Valley states (including, but not limited to history, landscape, cities, residents, etc.). Open to poets of any age from anywhere in the US or Canada. First $250, second $175, third $100. The regional category of the contest is only open...


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Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Green/Blue

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,

Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Color Prompt: Green/Blue

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

Deadline - March 30, 2013
Short Story - Color Prompt: Green/Blue
Max words: 2,013 - Genre: Any
Entry fee - $7 (nonmembers)  Prize - $25 + publication
Our contest is to write a short fiction story featuring a creative yet noticeable use of the color blue and/or green.

To help spark an idea:
Blue overalls, denim.
Someone is green with envy.
Green grass.
T...


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Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Her

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,

Hallmark Cards: Celebrate Her 

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

The ladies in our lives are remarkable, funny, and downright dazzling. Using your photo or illustration and original writing, create a birthday card, that could be sent to a woman. Entries can be sweet, silly, or funny.

You can enter up to three times.

Visit our tips page and for more inspiration.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: March 4-24
WINNERS CONTACTED: March
WINNERS ANNOUNCED & BU...


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Group Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 3, 2013,

Group

http://writergazette.com/content/group-magazine  

PAY: $50 - $350

Group needs articles on successful youth ministry strategies, including youth-led ministry ideas, understanding kids and youth culture, recruiting/training/keeping adult leaders, family ministry, staff issues, serving and training parents, professionalism, and self-nurture. How-to articles on personal spiritual growth, time management, issues vital to working with young people, leadership skills...


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West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 2, 2013,
West Virginia Writers Annual Writing Contest 
http://www.wvwriters.org/

$10 ENTRY FEE
First place $250. Second place $125. Third place $75. Deadline March 15, 2013. For childrens books, YA & Middle Grade, Poetry, Nonfiction, Screenplays, and Fiction. Prizes in each category. Do not have to be a resident of West Virginia, but there is an extra charge.
 

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Imaginary Friend Press Book Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 2, 2013,

Imaginary Friend Press Book Award

http://www.imaginaryfriendpress.com/2012/12/imaginary-friend-presss-inaugural-full.html

Online/Postmark deadline: March 15, 2013

Prize: $250 and publication of full length poetry collection. Send ms. of 48 - 96 pages between December 15th and March 15th. Reading fee: $11 without copy of winning book/$16 with a copy of winning book.

from: www.writergazette.com


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Pockets: Living Simply

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 1, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/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...


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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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