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: May, 2013

Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 31, 2013,

Grand Finale: Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest and Christian Writers Conference

http://www.grandmotherearth.org/index.html

Deadline: July 7, 2013 postmark

National Awards: Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued) but no limit on the number of entr...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 30, 2013,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

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

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

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


Continue reading ...
 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 29, 2013,

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

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

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

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

Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are:
Young Adult (YA)
Middle ...


Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 29, 2013,

Kentucky State Poetry Society Adult Contest

http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/files/ksps_brochure_2013.pdf

Deadline: June 29, 2013

22 categories to enter. 

Entry fee: $2 per category. 

Prizes range from $5 to $100.

First Place poems will be published.



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Write Away: A Mentoring Retreat for Women Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 27, 2013,

Dena Dyer’s Write Away: A Mentoring Retreat for Women Writers

http://www.denadyer.com/my_weblog/2013/05/write-away-mentoring-weekend-for-aspiring-women-writers.html

Dena Dyer is excited to announce that she's planned her first-ever "Write Away" mentoring weekend for aspiring women writers. This retreat is something she has wanted to do for a long time, and because of the generosity of a friend with the cutest lake house you've ever seen, the dream is becoming a real...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Teens Battling Stress

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 26, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine

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

Theme: Helping juniors/seniors in high school battle the stress associated with preparing for graduation and college prep/application. Could also include a sidebar including a practical checklist of what parents can help their teens accomplish during those last one/two years—everything from taking a college entrance exam (ACT/SAT) to sending out graduation invitations.
Word Count: 700 words + 200...


Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 25, 2013,

Wisconsin Writers Association

http://www.wiwrite.org/contests/ContestRules.pdf

First Chapters Contest

First Chapters: first chapter of a completed draft of a book-length manuscript, minimum

55,000 words total. Entry must be minimum 1,000 words, maximum 3,000 words. Entries must be original and unpublished.

Entry fee: $15    Prizes: $100, $70, $40.     Deadline: June 15, 2013



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Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 25, 2013,

Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

http://www.stlwritersguild.net/images/SLWG_Deane_Wagner_Poetry_Contest_Guidelines_2013.pdf

The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discove...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Tween Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 24, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine: Tween Articles

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

(For tween Ages 8- to 12-year-olds)

Active Listening: Sometimes tweens talk and listen better when they are doing something besides sitting and looking you in the face. What one great way do you get your tween to want to tell you about things in his/her life?

Word Count: 130-250 words

Know Your Kid’s Friends: Friends are at the top of a tween’s list of import...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: 0-3 yr. olds

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 23, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine 0 to 3 yrs. olds

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

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

Disappointment Drama: When things don't go the way toddlers have in mind (or are accustomed to), they often don't know how to cope. Simple changes to the routine or unmet expectations can send toddlers into hysterics. Do you have a creative way to help toddlers become more flexible and cope with disappointment (with less drama)?

Introducin...


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Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go - December

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 22, 2013,

Thriving Family: Devotions On the Go—December Devotions

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

Theme: Faith and Works
Each devotion must include a Play, Talk and Pray element, along with an additional and somewhat related prayer that is based in a specific Scripture.
Word Count: 150 words per devotion
Rights: All rights
Payment: $50 on acceptance
Due date: May 31, 2013
Audience: Parents with young children. The concepts should be easy for 5- to 8-year-olds to und...


Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Inner Workings

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,

On the Premises, a web-based fiction magazine current contest #20
http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html


The premise is: “INNER WORKINGS”


One or more characters must examine the inner workings of something important to the story. The “something” can be a physical object, a person’s mindset, a relationship, an idea... anything so long as the concept of “inner workings” can be applied to it literally or metaphorically.

Any genre except chi...


Continue reading ...
 

First Annual Colony Collapse Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,

First Annual Colony Collapse Novella Prize

https://colonycollapse.submittable.com/submit

$10 ENTRY FEE

Colony Collapse Press will award a prize of $300, publication, and 20 complimentary copies for the best novella, as judged by our editorial board. Deadline July 31, 2013. Length: 15,000 words minimum and 50,000 words maximum per each individual submission. These pages must comprise a single work of fiction or novella-length narrative nonfiction.

from: www.fundsforwriter...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 20, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game

http://www.chickensoup.com  

We're publishing a book on dating! First dates, blind dates, group dates... we want to hear about all of them. Meeting the family, embarrassing moments, break-ups and make-ups... we want all of your war stories. Did you meet your perfect match online? Did you have an office romance or start a relationship with someone who was just a friend? How about first dates after divorce, reconnecti...


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Priorities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 18, 2013,

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 exp...


Continue reading ...
 

NASA English-language Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 18, 2013,

NASA English-language Haiku Contest

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ201305050012

NASA is accepting entries for an English-language haiku contest that will put the three best poems aboard a space probe that will orbit Mars. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration opened the contest on May 1. The deadline for entries is July 1.

The three winning haiku will be selected through online voting. They will be recorded on a DVD that will be loaded o...


Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: Recovery of Sight to the Blind

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 16, 2013,

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings


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


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 16, 2013,
Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline July 1, 2013. The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2014 edition of the magazine and on our website. The winning writer will receive a payment of $500. Five runners-up will be published on our website and receive payment of $100 each. Entries should be character- or plot-driven pieces in any genre of fiction. Stories must be 1,500-5,000 wo...

Continue reading ...
 

Supernatural Stories, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 15, 2013,

Supernatural Stories, Volume 2

James Stuart Bell is putting together a sequel volume of stories that will follow Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters, published by Bethany House Publishers in the first half of 2012. 

The content will be similar to the original volume. The supernatural realm consisting of God and His angels, as well as evil spirits, is ever present in our midst. On rare occasions this realm becomes visible or we see its direct effects that can in no way be expla...


Continue reading ...
 

Write for Light

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 13, 2013,

Write for Light

http://writeforlight.com/?page_id=58

Write for Light is a creative writing programme that is open to everyone. There is only one thing that we want you to do, and that is to write a short autobiographical story based on the following prompt:

Tell us about a time in your life when you found light in the darkness.

Your true story could be about a time when you:
Overcame an obstacle.
Achieved something against all odds.
Felt hopeless but you found hope.
Were n...


Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 13, 2013,

SouthWest Writers 2013 Third Bimonthly Writing Contest

Flash Fiction or Short is Good

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Write a short story that contains the classic story elements of a protagonist, conflict and resolution. Double-spaced, 750 words maximum. Any genre. Please note if you grant publication permission.

Tweak our interest and win $150/$50/$25 or an honorable mention. Your entry may also be published in the Sage newsletter, if your permiss...


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Proud To Be, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 12, 2013,

Proud To Be, Volume 2

http://warriorsartsalliance.com/contest-call-for-submissions

NO ENTRY FEE

Open to all military personnel, veterans and their families.

Deadline July 1, 2013.

Five categories of poetry, fiction, essays, photography, interviews with warriors.

Theme: Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares the perspectives of our military and ve...


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Humpty Dumpty Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 10, 2013,

Humpty Dumpty Magazine

(ages 5-7)

http://www.uskidsmags.com/writers-guidelines

FICTION: Short stories 450 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.

NONFICTION: We accept short articles of 300 words or less on science and nature, as well as age-appropriate how-to projects. Payment: $70 and up.

POETRY: We accept poems 4-12 line poems. Please remember the age of your audience. Payment: $35 and up.

RECIPES: We accept simple, healthful recipes of 200 words or les...


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ParentLife

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 10, 2013,

ParentLife

http://blog.lifeway.com/parentlife/about-parent-life/

A Christian parenting magazine designed to take parents from pregnancy through the preteen years. ParentLife brings a Christian worldview to today’s top parenting and cultural issues, covering topics related to health, development, education, discipline, and spiritual growth. Each issue of ParentLife gives practical ideas and insights to help parents meet the responsibilities and celebrate the joys of parenting. Par...


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Elderberry Biography Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,

Elderberry Biography Contest

http://scribulo.us/rules.shtml#bio

$18 ENTRY FEE

Each submission for the Biography contest must fit within a fairly traditional definition of biography. It must be a non-fiction account of the life of a real person, written by someone other than the subject of the biography.

Submissions should be no longer than 5,000 words, and while there is no lower limit to the acceptable word-count we are generally expecting work in the 3,000 to...


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Thriving Family: Redeeming Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 7, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine

Call for Submissions

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

Theme: Redeeming relationships with extended family (can be somewhat Thanksgiving related but doesn't have to be); this needs to be a parenting article, so you would need to show how to parent your children through your family's difficult relationship with one or more extended family members in a way that helps children better understand the role of redemption in the Christia...


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Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 6, 2013,

Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

http://caseyshaypress.blogspot.com  

NO ENTRY FEE

The winner of the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize will receive $500, 25 printed copies of the chapbook, and a book contract for the sale of physical and electronic versions of the chapbook. Deadline June 30, 2013. Manuscripts may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum of 40 pages.


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SOAR! Words of Inspiration for Graduates

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 5, 2013,

June Cotner announces that Andrews McMeel will be publishing
SOAR! Words of Inspiration for Graduates in Spring 2014.

http://junecotner.com/jccallsub.html

The purpose of SOAR! is to provide inspirational wisdom, motivational quotes, and positive reminders for students who are graduating from any school such as high school, college, graduate school, or any specialized school such as nursing school.

In addition, about one-third of the selections will have a spiritual emphasi...


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Women Who Write Poetry & Short Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 4, 2013,

Women Who Write
2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest

http://www.womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html

DEADLINE: June 30, 2013

Contest Rules:
1.Open to women 18 years or older.
2.Women Who Write will retain one-time publication rights (print and electronic), after which all rights revert to the author.
3.Entries to the contest must be previously unpublished.
4.Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and are limited to 3,000 words or less.
5.$12 entry fee for each prose piece ...


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Thriving Family Magazine Advent Articles Needed

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 3, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine

Advent Articles Needed!

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

Advent Calendar

Help families prepare their hearts for Christmas through activities they can do together. These family activities should be under 200 words total.

Word Count: 100-175 words, not counting the suggestion

Article type: Activity and devotional explanation with fun extra suggestion

Rights: All rights

Payment: $25, on acceptance, for each activity/expl...


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Pelican Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 2, 2013,

Pelican Publishing

http://www.pelicanpub.com/viewer.php?region=92

As a general trade publisher, Pelican produces travel guides, art and architecture books, Christmas books, local and international cookbooks, motivational and inspirational works, and children’s books, as well as a growing number of social commentary, history, and fiction titles.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Purple/Brown

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 1, 2013,

Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Color Prompt: Brown/Purple

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

Deadline:
May 25, 2013
Short Story - Any Genre
Color Prompt: Purple and/or Brown
2,013 word limit

Here are some ideas to work color into your story:

The story can take place near the muddy Mississippi River, in middle-ages England or the old west where roads are dirt and mud. Your story could happen at sunset, beneath a purple sky. Sci-Fi stories can make anything pu...


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Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 31, 2013,

Grand Finale: Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest and Christian Writers Conference

http://www.grandmotherearth.org/index.html

Deadline: July 7, 2013 postmark

National Awards: Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued) but no limit on the number of entr...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 30, 2013,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

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

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

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


Continue reading ...
 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 29, 2013,

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

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

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

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

Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are:
Young Adult (YA)
Middle ...


Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 29, 2013,

Kentucky State Poetry Society Adult Contest

http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/files/ksps_brochure_2013.pdf

Deadline: June 29, 2013

22 categories to enter. 

Entry fee: $2 per category. 

Prizes range from $5 to $100.

First Place poems will be published.



Continue reading ...
 

Write Away: A Mentoring Retreat for Women Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 27, 2013,

Dena Dyer’s Write Away: A Mentoring Retreat for Women Writers

http://www.denadyer.com/my_weblog/2013/05/write-away-mentoring-weekend-for-aspiring-women-writers.html

Dena Dyer is excited to announce that she's planned her first-ever "Write Away" mentoring weekend for aspiring women writers. This retreat is something she has wanted to do for a long time, and because of the generosity of a friend with the cutest lake house you've ever seen, the dream is becoming a real...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Teens Battling Stress

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 26, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine

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

Theme: Helping juniors/seniors in high school battle the stress associated with preparing for graduation and college prep/application. Could also include a sidebar including a practical checklist of what parents can help their teens accomplish during those last one/two years—everything from taking a college entrance exam (ACT/SAT) to sending out graduation invitations.
Word Count: 700 words + 200...


Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 25, 2013,

Wisconsin Writers Association

http://www.wiwrite.org/contests/ContestRules.pdf

First Chapters Contest

First Chapters: first chapter of a completed draft of a book-length manuscript, minimum

55,000 words total. Entry must be minimum 1,000 words, maximum 3,000 words. Entries must be original and unpublished.

Entry fee: $15    Prizes: $100, $70, $40.     Deadline: June 15, 2013



Continue reading ...
 

Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 25, 2013,

Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

http://www.stlwritersguild.net/images/SLWG_Deane_Wagner_Poetry_Contest_Guidelines_2013.pdf

The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discove...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Tween Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 24, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine: Tween Articles

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

(For tween Ages 8- to 12-year-olds)

Active Listening: Sometimes tweens talk and listen better when they are doing something besides sitting and looking you in the face. What one great way do you get your tween to want to tell you about things in his/her life?

Word Count: 130-250 words

Know Your Kid’s Friends: Friends are at the top of a tween’s list of import...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: 0-3 yr. olds

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 23, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine 0 to 3 yrs. olds

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

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

Disappointment Drama: When things don't go the way toddlers have in mind (or are accustomed to), they often don't know how to cope. Simple changes to the routine or unmet expectations can send toddlers into hysterics. Do you have a creative way to help toddlers become more flexible and cope with disappointment (with less drama)?

Introducin...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Devotions on the Go - December

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 22, 2013,

Thriving Family: Devotions On the Go—December Devotions

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

Theme: Faith and Works
Each devotion must include a Play, Talk and Pray element, along with an additional and somewhat related prayer that is based in a specific Scripture.
Word Count: 150 words per devotion
Rights: All rights
Payment: $50 on acceptance
Due date: May 31, 2013
Audience: Parents with young children. The concepts should be easy for 5- to 8-year-olds to und...


Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Inner Workings

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,

On the Premises, a web-based fiction magazine current contest #20
http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html


The premise is: “INNER WORKINGS”


One or more characters must examine the inner workings of something important to the story. The “something” can be a physical object, a person’s mindset, a relationship, an idea... anything so long as the concept of “inner workings” can be applied to it literally or metaphorically.

Any genre except chi...


Continue reading ...
 

First Annual Colony Collapse Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 21, 2013,

First Annual Colony Collapse Novella Prize

https://colonycollapse.submittable.com/submit

$10 ENTRY FEE

Colony Collapse Press will award a prize of $300, publication, and 20 complimentary copies for the best novella, as judged by our editorial board. Deadline July 31, 2013. Length: 15,000 words minimum and 50,000 words maximum per each individual submission. These pages must comprise a single work of fiction or novella-length narrative nonfiction.

from: www.fundsforwriter...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 20, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game

http://www.chickensoup.com  

We're publishing a book on dating! First dates, blind dates, group dates... we want to hear about all of them. Meeting the family, embarrassing moments, break-ups and make-ups... we want all of your war stories. Did you meet your perfect match online? Did you have an office romance or start a relationship with someone who was just a friend? How about first dates after divorce, reconnecti...


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Priorities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 18, 2013,

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 exp...


Continue reading ...
 

NASA English-language Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 18, 2013,

NASA English-language Haiku Contest

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ201305050012

NASA is accepting entries for an English-language haiku contest that will put the three best poems aboard a space probe that will orbit Mars. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration opened the contest on May 1. The deadline for entries is July 1.

The three winning haiku will be selected through online voting. They will be recorded on a DVD that will be loaded o...


Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: Recovery of Sight to the Blind

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 16, 2013,

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
http://weavings.upperroom.org/write-for-weavings


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


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 16, 2013,
Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest 
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline July 1, 2013. The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2014 edition of the magazine and on our website. The winning writer will receive a payment of $500. Five runners-up will be published on our website and receive payment of $100 each. Entries should be character- or plot-driven pieces in any genre of fiction. Stories must be 1,500-5,000 wo...

Continue reading ...
 

Supernatural Stories, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 15, 2013,

Supernatural Stories, Volume 2

James Stuart Bell is putting together a sequel volume of stories that will follow Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters, published by Bethany House Publishers in the first half of 2012. 

The content will be similar to the original volume. The supernatural realm consisting of God and His angels, as well as evil spirits, is ever present in our midst. On rare occasions this realm becomes visible or we see its direct effects that can in no way be expla...


Continue reading ...
 

Write for Light

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 13, 2013,

Write for Light

http://writeforlight.com/?page_id=58

Write for Light is a creative writing programme that is open to everyone. There is only one thing that we want you to do, and that is to write a short autobiographical story based on the following prompt:

Tell us about a time in your life when you found light in the darkness.

Your true story could be about a time when you:
Overcame an obstacle.
Achieved something against all odds.
Felt hopeless but you found hope.
Were n...


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SouthWest Writers Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 13, 2013,

SouthWest Writers 2013 Third Bimonthly Writing Contest

Flash Fiction or Short is Good

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Write a short story that contains the classic story elements of a protagonist, conflict and resolution. Double-spaced, 750 words maximum. Any genre. Please note if you grant publication permission.

Tweak our interest and win $150/$50/$25 or an honorable mention. Your entry may also be published in the Sage newsletter, if your permiss...


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Proud To Be, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 12, 2013,

Proud To Be, Volume 2

http://warriorsartsalliance.com/contest-call-for-submissions

NO ENTRY FEE

Open to all military personnel, veterans and their families.

Deadline July 1, 2013.

Five categories of poetry, fiction, essays, photography, interviews with warriors.

Theme: Created by the Missouri Humanities Council, the Warrior Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press, this series of anthologies preserves and shares the perspectives of our military and ve...


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Humpty Dumpty Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 10, 2013,

Humpty Dumpty Magazine

(ages 5-7)

http://www.uskidsmags.com/writers-guidelines

FICTION: Short stories 450 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.

NONFICTION: We accept short articles of 300 words or less on science and nature, as well as age-appropriate how-to projects. Payment: $70 and up.

POETRY: We accept poems 4-12 line poems. Please remember the age of your audience. Payment: $35 and up.

RECIPES: We accept simple, healthful recipes of 200 words or les...


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ParentLife

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 10, 2013,

ParentLife

http://blog.lifeway.com/parentlife/about-parent-life/

A Christian parenting magazine designed to take parents from pregnancy through the preteen years. ParentLife brings a Christian worldview to today’s top parenting and cultural issues, covering topics related to health, development, education, discipline, and spiritual growth. Each issue of ParentLife gives practical ideas and insights to help parents meet the responsibilities and celebrate the joys of parenting. Par...


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Elderberry Biography Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,

Elderberry Biography Contest

http://scribulo.us/rules.shtml#bio

$18 ENTRY FEE

Each submission for the Biography contest must fit within a fairly traditional definition of biography. It must be a non-fiction account of the life of a real person, written by someone other than the subject of the biography.

Submissions should be no longer than 5,000 words, and while there is no lower limit to the acceptable word-count we are generally expecting work in the 3,000 to...


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Thriving Family: Redeeming Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 7, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine

Call for Submissions

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

Theme: Redeeming relationships with extended family (can be somewhat Thanksgiving related but doesn't have to be); this needs to be a parenting article, so you would need to show how to parent your children through your family's difficult relationship with one or more extended family members in a way that helps children better understand the role of redemption in the Christia...


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Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 6, 2013,

Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

http://caseyshaypress.blogspot.com  

NO ENTRY FEE

The winner of the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize will receive $500, 25 printed copies of the chapbook, and a book contract for the sale of physical and electronic versions of the chapbook. Deadline June 30, 2013. Manuscripts may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum of 40 pages.


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SOAR! Words of Inspiration for Graduates

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 5, 2013,

June Cotner announces that Andrews McMeel will be publishing
SOAR! Words of Inspiration for Graduates in Spring 2014.

http://junecotner.com/jccallsub.html

The purpose of SOAR! is to provide inspirational wisdom, motivational quotes, and positive reminders for students who are graduating from any school such as high school, college, graduate school, or any specialized school such as nursing school.

In addition, about one-third of the selections will have a spiritual emphasi...


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Women Who Write Poetry & Short Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 4, 2013,

Women Who Write
2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest

http://www.womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html

DEADLINE: June 30, 2013

Contest Rules:
1.Open to women 18 years or older.
2.Women Who Write will retain one-time publication rights (print and electronic), after which all rights revert to the author.
3.Entries to the contest must be previously unpublished.
4.Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and are limited to 3,000 words or less.
5.$12 entry fee for each prose piece ...


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Thriving Family Magazine Advent Articles Needed

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 3, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine

Advent Articles Needed!

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

Advent Calendar

Help families prepare their hearts for Christmas through activities they can do together. These family activities should be under 200 words total.

Word Count: 100-175 words, not counting the suggestion

Article type: Activity and devotional explanation with fun extra suggestion

Rights: All rights

Payment: $25, on acceptance, for each activity/expl...


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Pelican Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 2, 2013,

Pelican Publishing

http://www.pelicanpub.com/viewer.php?region=92

As a general trade publisher, Pelican produces travel guides, art and architecture books, Christmas books, local and international cookbooks, motivational and inspirational works, and children’s books, as well as a growing number of social commentary, history, and fiction titles.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Purple/Brown

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 1, 2013,

Saturday Writers Short Story Contest - Color Prompt: Brown/Purple

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

Deadline:
May 25, 2013
Short Story - Any Genre
Color Prompt: Purple and/or Brown
2,013 word limit

Here are some ideas to work color into your story:

The story can take place near the muddy Mississippi River, in middle-ages England or the old west where roads are dirt and mud. Your story could happen at sunset, beneath a purple sky. Sci-Fi stories can make anything pu...


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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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