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






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Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 30, 2013,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
http://www.poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org/contest.html
 
National Contest
 
Please note limit is forty lines. Name and address must appear in the upper right hand corner of the copy on which they appear. NO identification is to appear anywhere on the second copy.
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors four National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awar...

Continue reading ...
 

Turtle Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 29, 2013,
Turtle Magazine - for Preschool Kids (ages 3-5)
http://www.uskidsmags.com/writers-guidelines

FICTION: Short stories 350 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.

NONFICTION: Short articles/activities that introduce and reinforce measuring, counting, reading, nature, simple science experiments, etc., 250 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.

POETRY: 4-12 line poems. Payment: $35 and up.

RECIPES: Simple, healthful recipes of 200 words or less that generally require no cooking and minimal adult help. If pos...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Teens & Authority

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 28, 2013,

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

Theme: Training teens to handle conflict with authority figures without you doing it for them (or knowing when they should turn to you and ask for help so you do step in). For example, if there is a problem or conflict between your teen and a teacher, coach, pastor or boss, how should you guide your teen to handle the problem? This can address helping them define the root of the problem, figuring out the best ti...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 27, 2013,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest
guidelines: http://www.poetrysocietysc.org/guidelines.html
categories: http://www.poetrysocietysc.org/contests.html
 
Twelve categories open to anyone to enter including religious theme, lyric poems, history of South Carolina, some aspect of theatre, and more. Prizes range from $50 to $500. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2013. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading ...
 

Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 26, 2013,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest
http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/contest

The Zebulon is the new Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest focusing on what it takes to get your work published. It is open to both unpublished and published authors of novel-length fiction. Anyone may enter regardless of whether or not they have been published and regardless of the format of the publication (self-publication, digital publication, traditional publication, etc.)

Entries must be received by N...

Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society 20th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 26, 2013,
Illinois State Poetry Society 20th Annual Poetry Contest, 2013
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm#ISPS
 
Four categories: 1. Free Verse, 2. Formal Verse, 3. Humor, 4. Haiku: modern (17 or fewer syllables) or traditional (5-7-5 syllables). Prizes: $50, $30, $10, and three HMs. The contest is open to anyone, one poem per 8.5 x 11 page, using 12 or 14 point type. Poems must be in English. No simultaneous submissions; no poems that have been published or have won monetary awards. In a singl...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mt. Arts Easter Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 24, 2013,

Blue Mt. Arts Easter Greeting Cards
Calling all writers! November 08 is the deadline for Blue Mountain arts Easter greeting card submissions.

Do you enjoy writing personal messages in the greeting cards you send? Have members of your family told you that your words have touched their hearts? You might just have the gift for expressing the thoughts and feelings that people everywhere want to communicate but don’t always know how to put into words. That’s just what Blue Mountain Arts is look...


Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 23, 2013,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest
http://www.timeofsinging.com/contests.html

Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.

Winter Contest 2013/14
Contest Theme: Any theme.
Form: Eight-line rhyming poetry.
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2013 (postmark)
Winners will be published ...

Continue reading ...
 

First Impressions Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 23, 2013,
American Christian Fiction Writers
First Impressions Contest
http://www.acfw.com/first_impressions

FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.

ELIGIBILITY: Any author whose work has not been previously published in fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible, with no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted, however, a manuscript may not be entered into multiple categori...

Continue reading ...
 

NaNoWriMo Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 21, 2013,
National Novel Writing Month

November 1 – 30. Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!
 
•Write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30.
•Start from scratch. None of your own previously written prose can be included in your NaNoWriMo draft (though outlines, character sketches, and research are all fine, as are citations from other people’s works).
•Write a novel. We define a novel as a lengthy work of fiction. If you consider the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Words

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 20, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

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

Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazi...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Poets Choice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

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

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST

Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

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


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 18, 2013,

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, 2013. The first line of the story must be: "I came of age in a time of no heroes.”

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be al...


Continue reading ...
 

Ft. Worth Haiku Society Fall Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 17, 2013,
Fort Worth Haiku Society Fall Haiku Contest
http://cliffordroberts.tripod.com/fwha/about-fort-worth-haiku-society.html

Deadline postmarked:
Oct. 15, 2013

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 Fall, although you do not have to use the actual word "Fall".

Members: enter up to 5 haiku for $3
Non-members- enter up to 5 haiku for $10
Proof of membership in ANY Poetry group or society may enter up to 5 haiku f...

Continue reading ...
 

Learn Book Marketing Strategies

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 16, 2013,
Christian Writers Guild of Greater San Antonio presents
Learn Book Marketing Strategies to Connect with Your Audience, Build Your Author’s Platform, and Sell More Books
http://www.cwgsanantonio.com/2013/08/writing-book.html

Please join us October 11-12, for a mini-conference featuring Jan Bear, author of Target Marketing for Authors: How to Find and Captivate Your Target Audience.

When: Friday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Where: 1401 Pat Booker Road, Universal C...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 15, 2013,

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-contest

Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!                                                                           

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration by John Hyde Phillips featured on their web site. Limericks must contain five lines, and you can enter as many times as you wish. However, due to program limitations we can only ...


Continue reading ...
 

Rose and Crown Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 14, 2013,

Please be sure that you understand the Christian Inspirational Romance genre and its various styles. Your theme may be historic, military, western, contemporary, travel, suspense, literary, or any other fiction (except sci-fi, gothic or horror), as long as it's been woven around a romance.


Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 13, 2013,

Deadline:
October 15, 2013

18 contests to enter including: sonnets, blank verse, knees, carpe diem, Emily Dickinson, cento, overcoming, cardinals, gardening, fences, memorabilia, women, and  more.

Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from $10 to $50. Membership is $20 a year and entitles you to free unlimited entries in this contest and the Spring contest.


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Transformation

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 12, 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 exploration and reflect...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Bible Search

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 11, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submission: Bible Search
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Bible Search: Help kids ages 6 to 10 uncover Bible characters by writing clues. Choose facts about John the Baptist, Moses, Deborah or other major or minor characters that will serve as clues. There should be two to three separate clues for each character. The clues must help kids guess the character and can become progressively easier. The final clue should reference a passage...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: Overcoming Challenges

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 10, 2013,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Overcoming Challenges
 
Life is filled with challenges. We have all gone through trying times and have had to overcome difficult situations. We would like to know what challenges you have faced in your life and what you did to overcome them. Are you recovering from health problems, financial difficulties or the loss of a loved one? What changes did you make to help you cope with these issues and turn negative into positive? Your stories w...

Continue reading ...
 

East Texas Christian Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 9, 2013,
East Texas Christian Writers Conference

Friday & Saturday – October 25 & 26, 2013
Friday – 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

East
Texas Baptist University
Marshall, Texas 75670

21 presenters including several agents and editors, among them is author Don Piper.

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS include experiences for beginning writers, as well as those with all levels of experience.  There will be workshops dealing with writing novels, short stories, col...

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Children's Writer Seasonal Poetry Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 8, 2013,
Children’s Writer Seasonal Poetry Writing Contest  

Seasonal Poetry is the theme

Poetry for kids is greatly loved by readers, writers, editors. But editors receive lots of slapdash, weak poetry submissions. Enter this contest to win, but also to hone your skills, build your writing confidence, and further your work as a children’s poet.

The theme for this contest is verse about the seasons or holidays. Would a haiku for children be a strong entry for y...

Continue reading ...
 

Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 7, 2013,
The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) presents
Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Contest

Writers of all ages, abilities/disabilities, and writing levels are invited to share their stories, perspectives, fears, and discoveries about disability. Entries may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or graphic narrative.

Deadline for submissions is September 23
, there is no entry fee, and there is a Grand Prize of $500.

For more ...

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Chicken Soup: Living with Alzheimers

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 6, 2013,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias
http://www.chickensoup.com/

We are working with the Alzheimer's Association to make a very special collection of stories. Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? Are you a patient? You are not alone! Please share your true personal stories about caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. If you are in early stages of the disease and would like to share your story, w...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 6, 2013,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest
http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/Poetryfr.doc

All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible.  All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines.  Authors retain all rights and may submit their entries to publishers while the contest is in progress.  Anthology rights will be requested for the first through third place winners.

Copies of the judges evaluation sheets will...

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Saturday Writers Anything Goes Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 5, 2013,
Saturday Writers Anything Goes Contest
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline: September 28
– Anything Goes – Short Story, Essay, Poetry

Everyone is invited to enter our writing contests. Entry fees are $5 per entry for members and $7 per entry for nonmembers. We've created a theme for our contests this year and will publish a 2013 anthology once all contests have been judged. Enter for a chance to be published and to win cash! *Always read Official Rules and Guidelines be...

Continue reading ...
 

Hallmark Cards: Cheer 'Em Up, Cheer 'Em On

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 3, 2013,

Hallmark Greeting Cards Competition
Cheer ‘Em Up, Cheer ‘Em On
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/CheerEmUpCheerEmOn 

When times are tough, some encouragement can make all the difference. Use photos or illustrations, along with your words, to create a card that lets them know you’re on their side.

We will have three categories this time, and you can submit one card idea per category.

1) Bring a Smile

Use a little humor to cheer someone up or encourage them to han...


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Albert Whitman Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 3, 2013,
Albert Whitman and Company Publishing

Albert Whitman & Company publishes approximately forty books per year f
or the trade, library, and school library market. We have an open submissions policy: we read unsolicited work, which means that it is not necessary for writers to submit through a literary agent. We are interested in reviewing the following types of projects:
 
Picture book manuscripts for ages 2-8.
Novels and chapter books fo...

Continue reading ...
 

June Cotner's Back to Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 2, 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 going through a tough time...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers Weekly Success Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 1, 2013,
Have a Freelance Success Story to share?
 
Writers Weekly pays $40 on acceptance, non-exclusive electronic rights only. Success stories run around 300 words but we're very flexible. Our guidelines are here: http://writersweekly.com/misc/guidelines.php
 
Previous success stories are archived here: http://www.writersweekly.com/success_stories/summary.html

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2013

Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 30, 2013,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
http://www.poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org/contest.html
 
National Contest
 
Please note limit is forty lines. Name and address must appear in the upper right hand corner of the copy on which they appear. NO identification is to appear anywhere on the second copy.
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors four National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awar...

Continue reading ...
 

Turtle Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 29, 2013,
Turtle Magazine - for Preschool Kids (ages 3-5)
http://www.uskidsmags.com/writers-guidelines

FICTION: Short stories 350 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.

NONFICTION: Short articles/activities that introduce and reinforce measuring, counting, reading, nature, simple science experiments, etc., 250 words or less. Payment: $70 and up.

POETRY: 4-12 line poems. Payment: $35 and up.

RECIPES: Simple, healthful recipes of 200 words or less that generally require no cooking and minimal adult help. If pos...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Teens & Authority

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 28, 2013,

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

Theme: Training teens to handle conflict with authority figures without you doing it for them (or knowing when they should turn to you and ask for help so you do step in). For example, if there is a problem or conflict between your teen and a teacher, coach, pastor or boss, how should you guide your teen to handle the problem? This can address helping them define the root of the problem, figuring out the best ti...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 27, 2013,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest
guidelines: http://www.poetrysocietysc.org/guidelines.html
categories: http://www.poetrysocietysc.org/contests.html
 
Twelve categories open to anyone to enter including religious theme, lyric poems, history of South Carolina, some aspect of theatre, and more. Prizes range from $50 to $500. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2013. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading ...
 

Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 26, 2013,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest
http://www.pikespeakwriters.com/contest

The Zebulon is the new Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest focusing on what it takes to get your work published. It is open to both unpublished and published authors of novel-length fiction. Anyone may enter regardless of whether or not they have been published and regardless of the format of the publication (self-publication, digital publication, traditional publication, etc.)

Entries must be received by N...

Continue reading ...
 

Illinois State Poetry Society 20th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 26, 2013,
Illinois State Poetry Society 20th Annual Poetry Contest, 2013
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm#ISPS
 
Four categories: 1. Free Verse, 2. Formal Verse, 3. Humor, 4. Haiku: modern (17 or fewer syllables) or traditional (5-7-5 syllables). Prizes: $50, $30, $10, and three HMs. The contest is open to anyone, one poem per 8.5 x 11 page, using 12 or 14 point type. Poems must be in English. No simultaneous submissions; no poems that have been published or have won monetary awards. In a singl...

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Mt. Arts Easter Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 24, 2013,

Blue Mt. Arts Easter Greeting Cards
Calling all writers! November 08 is the deadline for Blue Mountain arts Easter greeting card submissions.

Do you enjoy writing personal messages in the greeting cards you send? Have members of your family told you that your words have touched their hearts? You might just have the gift for expressing the thoughts and feelings that people everywhere want to communicate but don’t always know how to put into words. That’s just what Blue Mountain Arts is look...


Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 23, 2013,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest
http://www.timeofsinging.com/contests.html

Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.

Winter Contest 2013/14
Contest Theme: Any theme.
Form: Eight-line rhyming poetry.
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2013 (postmark)
Winners will be published ...

Continue reading ...
 

First Impressions Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 23, 2013,
American Christian Fiction Writers
First Impressions Contest
http://www.acfw.com/first_impressions

FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.

ELIGIBILITY: Any author whose work has not been previously published in fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible, with no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted, however, a manuscript may not be entered into multiple categori...

Continue reading ...
 

NaNoWriMo Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 21, 2013,
National Novel Writing Month

November 1 – 30. Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!
 
•Write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30.
•Start from scratch. None of your own previously written prose can be included in your NaNoWriMo draft (though outlines, character sketches, and research are all fine, as are citations from other people’s works).
•Write a novel. We define a novel as a lengthy work of fiction. If you consider the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Words

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 20, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

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

Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazi...


Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Poets Choice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

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

ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST

Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

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


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 18, 2013,

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, 2013. The first line of the story must be: "I came of age in a time of no heroes.”

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be al...


Continue reading ...
 

Ft. Worth Haiku Society Fall Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 17, 2013,
Fort Worth Haiku Society Fall Haiku Contest
http://cliffordroberts.tripod.com/fwha/about-fort-worth-haiku-society.html

Deadline postmarked:
Oct. 15, 2013

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 Fall, although you do not have to use the actual word "Fall".

Members: enter up to 5 haiku for $3
Non-members- enter up to 5 haiku for $10
Proof of membership in ANY Poetry group or society may enter up to 5 haiku f...

Continue reading ...
 

Learn Book Marketing Strategies

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 16, 2013,
Christian Writers Guild of Greater San Antonio presents
Learn Book Marketing Strategies to Connect with Your Audience, Build Your Author’s Platform, and Sell More Books
http://www.cwgsanantonio.com/2013/08/writing-book.html

Please join us October 11-12, for a mini-conference featuring Jan Bear, author of Target Marketing for Authors: How to Find and Captivate Your Target Audience.

When: Friday, October 11, 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Where: 1401 Pat Booker Road, Universal C...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 15, 2013,

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-contest

Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!                                                                           

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration by John Hyde Phillips featured on their web site. Limericks must contain five lines, and you can enter as many times as you wish. However, due to program limitations we can only ...


Continue reading ...
 

Rose and Crown Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 14, 2013,

Please be sure that you understand the Christian Inspirational Romance genre and its various styles. Your theme may be historic, military, western, contemporary, travel, suspense, literary, or any other fiction (except sci-fi, gothic or horror), as long as it's been woven around a romance.


Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 13, 2013,

Deadline:
October 15, 2013

18 contests to enter including: sonnets, blank verse, knees, carpe diem, Emily Dickinson, cento, overcoming, cardinals, gardening, fences, memorabilia, women, and  more.

Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from $10 to $50. Membership is $20 a year and entitles you to free unlimited entries in this contest and the Spring contest.


Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Transformation

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 12, 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 exploration and reflect...


Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Bible Search

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 11, 2013,

Thriving Family Magazine Call for Submission: Bible Search
http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Bible Search: Help kids ages 6 to 10 uncover Bible characters by writing clues. Choose facts about John the Baptist, Moses, Deborah or other major or minor characters that will serve as clues. There should be two to three separate clues for each character. The clues must help kids guess the character and can become progressively easier. The final clue should reference a passage...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: Overcoming Challenges

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 10, 2013,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Overcoming Challenges
 
Life is filled with challenges. We have all gone through trying times and have had to overcome difficult situations. We would like to know what challenges you have faced in your life and what you did to overcome them. Are you recovering from health problems, financial difficulties or the loss of a loved one? What changes did you make to help you cope with these issues and turn negative into positive? Your stories w...

Continue reading ...
 

East Texas Christian Writers Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 9, 2013,
East Texas Christian Writers Conference

Friday & Saturday – October 25 & 26, 2013
Friday – 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

East
Texas Baptist University
Marshall, Texas 75670

21 presenters including several agents and editors, among them is author Don Piper.

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS include experiences for beginning writers, as well as those with all levels of experience.  There will be workshops dealing with writing novels, short stories, col...

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Children's Writer Seasonal Poetry Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 8, 2013,
Children’s Writer Seasonal Poetry Writing Contest  

Seasonal Poetry is the theme

Poetry for kids is greatly loved by readers, writers, editors. But editors receive lots of slapdash, weak poetry submissions. Enter this contest to win, but also to hone your skills, build your writing confidence, and further your work as a children’s poet.

The theme for this contest is verse about the seasons or holidays. Would a haiku for children be a strong entry for y...

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Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 7, 2013,
The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) presents
Pen 2 Paper: A Disability-Focused Creative Writing Contest

Writers of all ages, abilities/disabilities, and writing levels are invited to share their stories, perspectives, fears, and discoveries about disability. Entries may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or graphic narrative.

Deadline for submissions is September 23
, there is no entry fee, and there is a Grand Prize of $500.

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Chicken Soup: Living with Alzheimers

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 6, 2013,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias
http://www.chickensoup.com/

We are working with the Alzheimer's Association to make a very special collection of stories. Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia? Are you a patient? You are not alone! Please share your true personal stories about caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. If you are in early stages of the disease and would like to share your story, w...

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National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 6, 2013,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest
http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/Poetryfr.doc

All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible.  All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines.  Authors retain all rights and may submit their entries to publishers while the contest is in progress.  Anthology rights will be requested for the first through third place winners.

Copies of the judges evaluation sheets will...

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Saturday Writers Anything Goes Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 5, 2013,
Saturday Writers Anything Goes Contest
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline: September 28
– Anything Goes – Short Story, Essay, Poetry

Everyone is invited to enter our writing contests. Entry fees are $5 per entry for members and $7 per entry for nonmembers. We've created a theme for our contests this year and will publish a 2013 anthology once all contests have been judged. Enter for a chance to be published and to win cash! *Always read Official Rules and Guidelines be...

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Hallmark Cards: Cheer 'Em Up, Cheer 'Em On

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 3, 2013,

Hallmark Greeting Cards Competition
Cheer ‘Em Up, Cheer ‘Em On
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/CheerEmUpCheerEmOn 

When times are tough, some encouragement can make all the difference. Use photos or illustrations, along with your words, to create a card that lets them know you’re on their side.

We will have three categories this time, and you can submit one card idea per category.

1) Bring a Smile

Use a little humor to cheer someone up or encourage them to han...


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Albert Whitman Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 3, 2013,
Albert Whitman and Company Publishing

Albert Whitman & Company publishes approximately forty books per year f
or the trade, library, and school library market. We have an open submissions policy: we read unsolicited work, which means that it is not necessary for writers to submit through a literary agent. We are interested in reviewing the following types of projects:
 
Picture book manuscripts for ages 2-8.
Novels and chapter books fo...

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June Cotner's Back to Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 2, 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 going through a tough time...

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Writers Weekly Success Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 1, 2013,
Have a Freelance Success Story to share?
 
Writers Weekly pays $40 on acceptance, non-exclusive electronic rights only. Success stories run around 300 words but we're very flexible. Our guidelines are here: http://writersweekly.com/misc/guidelines.php
 
Previous success stories are archived here: http://www.writersweekly.com/success_stories/summary.html

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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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