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: April, 2014

Martin Sisters Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 30, 2014,
Martin Sisters Publishing  
 
Martin Sisters Publishing is accepting queries for all genres of fiction (including science fiction and fantasy); and non-fiction (including self-help), these submissions may include Christian fiction and inspirational. All submissions may also include collections of stories. In order to be considered for publication, manuscripts must be between 60,000 to 95,000 words in length. Martin Sisters Publishing is not a...

Continue reading ...
 

Two Sylvias Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 29, 2014,
Two Sylvias Prize
 
$15 ENTRY FEE. Winner receives his or her chapbook published as both print and ebook; 20 copies of the print version for the winner; $250 prize; and an amethyst depression-glass trophy cup (circa 1930's). Submit 17-24 pages of poetry. Deadline June 16, 2014.
 


Continue reading ...
 

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 28, 2014,
Blue Ridge Literary Agency
 
Wish List: Romance Novellas and Romance Serials, Amish Romances, Book-length Romances, esp. historical, contemporary and romantic suspense, Cozy Mysteries (one point of view with an amateur sleuth and strong series hook), YA Suspense/Thriller, YA Contemporary. Will also consider the following genres of fiction: inspirational romance and edge of your seat thrillers. If your fiction genre is not listed, please e-mail to see whether we a...

Continue reading ...
 

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Contest & Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 27, 2014,
Proud To Be: Writing by American Warriors Contest and Anthology
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Open to all military personnel, veterans, and their families. Call for Submissions and Contest for Volume 3, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2014 (postmarked).
 
Five categories for the contest, $250 prize in each. Poetry, Short Fiction, Essay, Photography, Interview with a Warrior. Poetry: up to 3 poems (5 pages maximum)....

Continue reading ...
 

Lanico Enterprises

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 26, 2014,
Lanico Enterprises
Antology Call for Submissions
 
We are currently putting two anthologies together. We are accepting stories for these. Our Christian fiction romance anthology, currently untitled, requires 3,500-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200. Our Mystery anthology, currently untitled, requires 4,000-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Americans at Play

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 26, 2014,
Cobblestone: Americans at Play
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to ...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Incredible Art

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 24, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Incredible Art
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up to 50...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 23, 2014,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
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 our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 22, 2014,

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
http://tiferetjournal.com/2014-writing-contest

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 TIFERET Writing Contest from January 1, 2014
June 1, 2014.
$1,200 will be awarded in prizes
•$400 for the best poetry submission
•$400 for the best short story (fiction)
•$400 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.
Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Wolfe Pack Black Orchid Award for the Novella

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 22, 2014,
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and submitted by May 31, 2014. Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series. The mystery should be "traditional" in flavor. The crime must be solved using the deductive abilities of the sleuth. No coincidences. The det...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 20, 2014,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2014 is now open!  Anyone can enter. All you have to do is write a short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Up to 2500 words, which is about 10 double-spaced pages. It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2014. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your ideas!
 
Fabulous Prizes: $200 for Fi...

Continue reading ...
 

Jack of No Trades Productions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 19, 2014,
Jack of No Trades Productions
 
Type: Poetry (5 poems MAX, 250 words MAX per poem)
         Fiction (10,000 words MAX)
 
Seeking material for the following themed anthologies –
Theme for Nothing’s Sacred: Horror
Theme for Serenity Rising: Inspirational/spiritual
Theme for Cuts ‘n’ Slices: Open to all material
Theme for Chalk Line: Murder mystery
 
 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds: Marco Polo

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 18, 2014,
Appleseeds
 
APPLESEEDS is a 36-page, multidisciplinary, nonfiction social studies magazine for children ages 6 and up (primarily in grades 3 & 4). We are looking for articles that are lively, age-appropriate, and exhibit an original approach to the theme. Scientific and historical accuracy is extremely important. Authors are urged to use primary sources and up-to-date resources for their research....

Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Military Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 17, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Military Life
 
Deadline: June 1, 2014
 
Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad selections, but only hip, fun, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Professional Writers of Prescott Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 16, 2014,
Professional Writers of Prescott Annual Contest
 
It’s your time to shine!  Professional Writers of Prescott (PWP) is pleased to announce the 2014 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest for Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry.
 
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first ($150), second ($75) and third place ($50) winners of original work, not previously published.  All winners will be invited to read from their entries at the November meeting...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Short Story or Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 15, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Jealousy/Envy/Pride
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Word Count: 2014
Entry Fee: $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Prizes: Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2014 anthology.
 
The works must be unpublished at the time of submission and be the original work of the contestant.  Unpublished includ...

Continue reading ...
 

River Styx International Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 14, 2014,

River Styx 2014 International Poetry Contest
http://riverstyx.org/contests/index.php

$1500 First Prize
2014 Judge: Joan Murray
Submissions open January 1, 2014

Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.

Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2014.



Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 13, 2014,
Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue
 
Deadline: May 31, 2014
 
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. We’re looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most important—true. Whether your story is revelatory or painful, hilarious or tragic, if it’s about you and your life, we want to read it.
 
Submissions must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a s...

Continue reading ...
 

Power for Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 12, 2014,
Power For Living
 
Power for Living, a weekly take-home paper for adults, is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. The publication features reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Pays up to $375 (1500-1700 words) per article.
 

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Decisions, Decisions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 11, 2014,

On the Premises: Decisions, Decisions
http://onthepremises.com/current_contest.html

One or more characters face an especially difficult decision. Whether readers would find the decision difficult will have no effect on how the story is rated. What matters is whether at least one of the story's more important characters finds the decision difficult. As usual, any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine.

Your challenge: In at least 1,000 b...


Continue reading ...
 

Mason's Road Literary Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 10, 2014,
Mason’s Road Literary Prize
 
$15 ENTRY FEE. Submissions for Issue 9 are open until May 15, and we are looking for creative and unique interpretations of our theme: TRUTH.? Please submit only one document in a genre for each issue, and limit prose and screenplay/drama to 5,000 words (double-spaced), poetry to 3 poems (up to 3 poems in a single document).
 
Our submissions period runs for three months: February 15 – May 15, 2014. Ther...

Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 9, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book: On Holidays
 
NYMB: On Holidays has moved up on the production schedule. The slated release date will be in September, which means we must finalize this book quickly. There are a dozen or so story slots open, but we need specific stories. Would love to see any funny, different, daring and smart stories on these topics: Cinco de Mayo, Day of the Dead, Easter, Father's Day, Jewish holidays. Kwanzaa,...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Expectant Parent Conversational Devos for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Theme: Expectant Parent Conversational Devos for Couples
Format: Scripture (ESV version); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself but as it relates to the theme); a way to pray for each other (an actual prayer, not just how to pray).
 
Word Count: 250 words per devotion (excluding Scripture)
Rights: All rights
Paymen...

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner eChapbooks: Small Fiction Collections

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 7, 2014,
Wordrunner eChapbooks: Small Fiction Collections
 
Wordrunner eChapbooks is currently open for submissions of "small fiction collections" by one author for publication in June 2014. There is no fee for submission. "Stories may be flash or longer...totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words.....We would like at least five stories, but no more than 20 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would be a plus if they...

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Powerful Words

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 6, 2014,
Cobblestone: Powerful Words – Speeches That Inspired a Nation
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 5, 2014,

Time of Singing Summer 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.

Summer Contest 2014
Contest Theme: Music
Form: Any form
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2014 (postmark)
Winners will be published in the Summer 2014 issue.

FEE...


Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey: Competitive Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 4, 2014,
Odyssey
 
ODYSSEY is interested in articles rich in scientific accuracy and lively approaches to the subject at hand. The inclusion of primary research (interviews with scientists focusing on current research) are of primary interest to the magazine. Keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 9- to 14- year-old children and includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
 
Current theme: Comp...

Continue reading ...
 

Meadowbrook Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 3, 2014,
Meadowbrook Press
 
We specialize in pregnancy, baby care, childcare, humorous poetry for children, party planning, and children's activities. We are also the number one publisher of baby name books in the country, with eight baby-naming books in print and total sales of over six million copies.
 

Continue reading ...
 

WriterAdvice 9th Flash Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 2, 2014,

WriterAdvice 9th Flash Prose Contest
http://www.writeradvice.com

WriterAdvice 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: Submit to the 9th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18, 2014.

PRIZES: First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

You may enter UP TO THREE stories, but each is a separ...


Continue reading ...
 

Women's Memoir Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
Women’s Memoir Contest
 
Enter the Women’s Memoir Contest and Get a FREE Coaching Session. Here are the general entry rules and an explanation of how you can get a FREE memoir coaching session.
 
1. Submit a 750 – 1500 word memoir vignette.
2. We will read your vignette. IF SELECTED to go into the second round of our contest, we will give you a FREE written coaching session or a telephone coaching session about your contest entry.
3. You rework your vign...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
Janet B. McCabe Annual Poetry Contest
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce the 2014 Ruminate Poetry Prize! The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication.
   
The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st.
The entry fee is $20 (includes a copy of the Winter 2014 Issue).
All su...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2014

Martin Sisters Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 30, 2014,
Martin Sisters Publishing  
 
Martin Sisters Publishing is accepting queries for all genres of fiction (including science fiction and fantasy); and non-fiction (including self-help), these submissions may include Christian fiction and inspirational. All submissions may also include collections of stories. In order to be considered for publication, manuscripts must be between 60,000 to 95,000 words in length. Martin Sisters Publishing is not a...

Continue reading ...
 

Two Sylvias Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 29, 2014,
Two Sylvias Prize
 
$15 ENTRY FEE. Winner receives his or her chapbook published as both print and ebook; 20 copies of the print version for the winner; $250 prize; and an amethyst depression-glass trophy cup (circa 1930's). Submit 17-24 pages of poetry. Deadline June 16, 2014.
 


Continue reading ...
 

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 28, 2014,
Blue Ridge Literary Agency
 
Wish List: Romance Novellas and Romance Serials, Amish Romances, Book-length Romances, esp. historical, contemporary and romantic suspense, Cozy Mysteries (one point of view with an amateur sleuth and strong series hook), YA Suspense/Thriller, YA Contemporary. Will also consider the following genres of fiction: inspirational romance and edge of your seat thrillers. If your fiction genre is not listed, please e-mail to see whether we a...

Continue reading ...
 

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors Contest & Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 27, 2014,
Proud To Be: Writing by American Warriors Contest and Anthology
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Open to all military personnel, veterans, and their families. Call for Submissions and Contest for Volume 3, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2014 (postmarked).
 
Five categories for the contest, $250 prize in each. Poetry, Short Fiction, Essay, Photography, Interview with a Warrior. Poetry: up to 3 poems (5 pages maximum)....

Continue reading ...
 

Lanico Enterprises

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 26, 2014,
Lanico Enterprises
Antology Call for Submissions
 
We are currently putting two anthologies together. We are accepting stories for these. Our Christian fiction romance anthology, currently untitled, requires 3,500-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200. Our Mystery anthology, currently untitled, requires 4,000-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Americans at Play

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 26, 2014,
Cobblestone: Americans at Play
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to ...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Incredible Art

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 24, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Incredible Art
 
Guardian Angel Publishing believes we can change the world by investing in children one child at a time. Our hope is that the seeds of the influence from our books will live longer than we do. Our goal is to build a harvest of knowledge and vibrant faith in kids to help transform a time in the future that we may never see.
 
Guardian Angel Kids is an interactive ezine for kids. They publish fiction up to 50...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 23, 2014,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
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 our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 22, 2014,

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
http://tiferetjournal.com/2014-writing-contest

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 TIFERET Writing Contest from January 1, 2014
June 1, 2014.
$1,200 will be awarded in prizes
•$400 for the best poetry submission
•$400 for the best short story (fiction)
•$400 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.
Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Wolfe Pack Black Orchid Award for the Novella

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 22, 2014,
 
NO ENTRY FEE. Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and submitted by May 31, 2014. Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series. The mystery should be "traditional" in flavor. The crime must be solved using the deductive abilities of the sleuth. No coincidences. The det...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 20, 2014,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2014 is now open!  Anyone can enter. All you have to do is write a short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Up to 2500 words, which is about 10 double-spaced pages. It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2014. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your ideas!
 
Fabulous Prizes: $200 for Fi...

Continue reading ...
 

Jack of No Trades Productions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 19, 2014,
Jack of No Trades Productions
 
Type: Poetry (5 poems MAX, 250 words MAX per poem)
         Fiction (10,000 words MAX)
 
Seeking material for the following themed anthologies –
Theme for Nothing’s Sacred: Horror
Theme for Serenity Rising: Inspirational/spiritual
Theme for Cuts ‘n’ Slices: Open to all material
Theme for Chalk Line: Murder mystery
 
 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds: Marco Polo

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 18, 2014,
Appleseeds
 
APPLESEEDS is a 36-page, multidisciplinary, nonfiction social studies magazine for children ages 6 and up (primarily in grades 3 & 4). We are looking for articles that are lively, age-appropriate, and exhibit an original approach to the theme. Scientific and historical accuracy is extremely important. Authors are urged to use primary sources and up-to-date resources for their research....

Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Military Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 17, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book on Military Life
 
Deadline: June 1, 2014
 
Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad selections, but only hip, fun, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Professional Writers of Prescott Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 16, 2014,
Professional Writers of Prescott Annual Contest
 
It’s your time to shine!  Professional Writers of Prescott (PWP) is pleased to announce the 2014 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest for Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry.
 
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first ($150), second ($75) and third place ($50) winners of original work, not previously published.  All winners will be invited to read from their entries at the November meeting...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Short Story or Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 15, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Jealousy/Envy/Pride
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Word Count: 2014
Entry Fee: $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Prizes: Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2014 anthology.
 
The works must be unpublished at the time of submission and be the original work of the contestant.  Unpublished includ...

Continue reading ...
 

River Styx International Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 14, 2014,

River Styx 2014 International Poetry Contest
http://riverstyx.org/contests/index.php

$1500 First Prize
2014 Judge: Joan Murray
Submissions open January 1, 2014

Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.

Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2014.



Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 13, 2014,
Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue
 
Deadline: May 31, 2014
 
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. We’re looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most important—true. Whether your story is revelatory or painful, hilarious or tragic, if it’s about you and your life, we want to read it.
 
Submissions must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a s...

Continue reading ...
 

Power for Living

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 12, 2014,
Power For Living
 
Power for Living, a weekly take-home paper for adults, is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. The publication features reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Pays up to $375 (1500-1700 words) per article.
 

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Decisions, Decisions

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 11, 2014,

On the Premises: Decisions, Decisions
http://onthepremises.com/current_contest.html

One or more characters face an especially difficult decision. Whether readers would find the decision difficult will have no effect on how the story is rated. What matters is whether at least one of the story's more important characters finds the decision difficult. As usual, any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine.

Your challenge: In at least 1,000 b...


Continue reading ...
 

Mason's Road Literary Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 10, 2014,
Mason’s Road Literary Prize
 
$15 ENTRY FEE. Submissions for Issue 9 are open until May 15, and we are looking for creative and unique interpretations of our theme: TRUTH.? Please submit only one document in a genre for each issue, and limit prose and screenplay/drama to 5,000 words (double-spaced), poetry to 3 poems (up to 3 poems in a single document).
 
Our submissions period runs for three months: February 15 – May 15, 2014. Ther...

Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Holidays

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 9, 2014,
Not Your Mother’s Book: On Holidays
 
NYMB: On Holidays has moved up on the production schedule. The slated release date will be in September, which means we must finalize this book quickly. There are a dozen or so story slots open, but we need specific stories. Would love to see any funny, different, daring and smart stories on these topics: Cinco de Mayo, Day of the Dead, Easter, Father's Day, Jewish holidays. Kwanzaa,...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Expectant Parent Conversational Devos for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 8, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Theme: Expectant Parent Conversational Devos for Couples
Format: Scripture (ESV version); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself but as it relates to the theme); a way to pray for each other (an actual prayer, not just how to pray).
 
Word Count: 250 words per devotion (excluding Scripture)
Rights: All rights
Paymen...

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner eChapbooks: Small Fiction Collections

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 7, 2014,
Wordrunner eChapbooks: Small Fiction Collections
 
Wordrunner eChapbooks is currently open for submissions of "small fiction collections" by one author for publication in June 2014. There is no fee for submission. "Stories may be flash or longer...totaling a minimum of approximately 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words.....We would like at least five stories, but no more than 20 (if flash fiction). They need not be linked, but it would be a plus if they...

Continue reading ...
 

Cobblestone: Powerful Words

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 6, 2014,
Cobblestone: Powerful Words – Speeches That Inspired a Nation
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 5, 2014,

Time of Singing Summer 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.

Summer Contest 2014
Contest Theme: Music
Form: Any form
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2014 (postmark)
Winners will be published in the Summer 2014 issue.

FEE...


Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey: Competitive Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 4, 2014,
Odyssey
 
ODYSSEY is interested in articles rich in scientific accuracy and lively approaches to the subject at hand. The inclusion of primary research (interviews with scientists focusing on current research) are of primary interest to the magazine. Keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 9- to 14- year-old children and includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
 
Current theme: Comp...

Continue reading ...
 

Meadowbrook Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 3, 2014,
Meadowbrook Press
 
We specialize in pregnancy, baby care, childcare, humorous poetry for children, party planning, and children's activities. We are also the number one publisher of baby name books in the country, with eight baby-naming books in print and total sales of over six million copies.
 

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WriterAdvice 9th Flash Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 2, 2014,

WriterAdvice 9th Flash Prose Contest
http://www.writeradvice.com

WriterAdvice 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: Submit to the 9th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18, 2014.

PRIZES: First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

You may enter UP TO THREE stories, but each is a separ...


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Women's Memoir Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
Women’s Memoir Contest
 
Enter the Women’s Memoir Contest and Get a FREE Coaching Session. Here are the general entry rules and an explanation of how you can get a FREE memoir coaching session.
 
1. Submit a 750 – 1500 word memoir vignette.
2. We will read your vignette. IF SELECTED to go into the second round of our contest, we will give you a FREE written coaching session or a telephone coaching session about your contest entry.
3. You rework your vign...

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Ruminate Magazine Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
Janet B. McCabe Annual Poetry Contest
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce the 2014 Ruminate Poetry Prize! The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication.
   
The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st.
The entry fee is $20 (includes a copy of the Winter 2014 Issue).
All su...

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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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