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: August, 2014

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 31, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Miracles  
 
Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment and give them hope for a better future. Why did these things happen? Were they answered prayers? Did divine intervention have something to do with it? Share your inspirational true stories with us to remind us that each day holds hope and that a miracle can happen at any time.
 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is October 30, 2014...

Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 30, 2014,
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 15, 2014
 
16 contests to enter including: women, transportation, the word “yellow,” villanelle, floors, on being a twin, hair, tanka, a favorite book, a “cento” poem, vacations, nature’s gifts, the ocean, and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes are $25 in each category. Membership is $20 a year and entitles you to free unlimited entries in this contest and the Spring con...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 29, 2014,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Block Festival Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 28, 2014,
Writer’s Block Festival Poetry Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline October 15, 2014. $500 prize and publication in the journal Memorious. Send one to three previously unpublished poems, no more than one poem per page and no more than six pages.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books 
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com/  Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Wri...

Continue reading ...
 

TX Review Press Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 27, 2014,
Texas Review Press Book Competitions
Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
(for manuscripts up to 150 pages)
 
Deadline: October 15, 2014
 
•Manuscripts handled as blind submissions at all levels of judging;  must be submitted electronically with two title pages, one with author's name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and one without; author's name must not appear on any other page of manuscript.
 
•Reading fee of $20 must be paid upon ele...

Continue reading ...
 

The Craft of Writing: Elaborately Lean Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 26, 2014,
The Craft of Writing: Elaborately Lean Writing
 
Rhonda Wiley-Jones, local author of At Home in the World: Travel Stories of Growing Up and Growing Away, will be teaching a writing craft workshop in Kerrville, TX, at the Dietert Community (senior) Center through ClubEd, the Kerrville community education program. Classes will be on October 10-11, Friday night 6-9; Sat morn 9-noon; and Sat afternoon 1-4. The cost is $52. 
 
Rhonda will be introducing ways to improve your writing that can be applie...
Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey: From Concept to Play

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 26, 2014,
Odyssey Magazine
 
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.
 
July/Au...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 25, 2014,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is October 2, 2014.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story:...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Family Challenges

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 23, 2014,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
  
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...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Assoc. Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 23, 2014,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Shine brightly magazine: Be Yourself

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 22, 2014,
SHINE brightly magazine
 
Shine brightly is a magazine for girls ages 9 to 14. It is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) an international ministry that starts Bible-based, all-girl club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The goal of GEMS is to help bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
They are looking for stories, articles, interviews, quizzes, poems, games, puzzles, crafts, and...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Creative Communication

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 22, 2014,
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based, all-girl club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The goal of GEMS is to help bring girls into a living, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
They want stories, articles, quizzes, poems, games, puzzles, and crafts that are fresh, present the Christi...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterians Today Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 20, 2014,
Presbyterians Today Magazine Needs Articles for December Issue

Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the December 2014 issue. The theme is called, “The Church That Stayed.” This issue will present stories of the various approaches parishes are employing to handle difficult denominational developments— churchgoers ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 18, 2014,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
  
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Poetry Society Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 17, 2014,
Writers Unlimited Mississippi Poetry Society
43rd Annual Literary Competition
 
16 categories to enter for poetry, short story, and memoir.
 
Prizes range from $5 to $50.
 
Entry fee: $6 per poem.
 
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014.



Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 16, 2014,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
“Poets:  Telling a Story Through the Ages”
This year we examine the process of relating those many stories and observations we writers and poets find rolling around in our heads--looking for a place to settle, to charm, to touch or educate our readers.
 
12 categories to enter. Entry fees range from $2 to $7, depending on the category.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $250, depending on the category. Original, unpublished poems o...

Continue reading ...
 

Real Simple Life 7th Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 15, 2014,
Real Simple Life
Seventh Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest  
 
Have you ever had a eureka moment? Tell us about it.
 
Think back on the instant when everything became clear. The split second when you realized that you had chosen the right career. Or the moment when you knew that your dearest friendship would last forever. Whether your epiphany changed your l...

Continue reading ...
 

Foster City International Writer's Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 14, 2014,
Foster City International Writer's Contest 
 
Contest Fee:  $10 per entry
First Place:  $250  Second Place:  $100
Deadline: September 12, 2014
 
Prizes to be awarded in:
Fiction:  Not to exceed 3000 words in length.
Personal Essay:  Must not exceed 3000 words in length.
Poetry:  Either rhymed, metered or free verse on any topic desired by the writer; must not exceed 500 words.



Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 13, 2014,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2014 36th Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest
 
Deadline:  Last postmark date stamp Sept. 1, 2014.
 
Fees:  Entry fee is $10.00 and covers one or all entries for nonmembers.  ISFPC members may enter all contests for $7.00 (for one or all categories).
 
 
Prizes range from $10 to $250.

...
Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2014 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 13, 2014,
Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2014 Poetry Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.
Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form.
Dueling Judges, free verse, any subject, limit 40 lines.
Traditional Form, Litany, limit 40 lines.
New Poets, any ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 12, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
 
Format: Scripture (from 1 Peter 2:16, 3:10-11, 3:15, 4:8, 5:5 or 5:6-7, please use ESV); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself). For examples, see "Faith Conversations for Couples" at the bottom of...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Solving Mysteries

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 11, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Solving Mysteries
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds: Chess and Other Games

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 9, 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 ...
 

Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 8, 2014,
Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest
 
TBL is currently accepting submissions for their short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by Letters' Spring 2015 Quarterly Journal. All finalis...

Continue reading ...
 

Palettes & Quills Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 7, 2014,
Palettes & Quills Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition http://www.palettesnquills.com/palettes__quills_2nd_biennial_p.htm
 
$20 ENTRY FEE. $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an author's discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. Deadline September 30, 2014.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 6, 2014,
Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

http://pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/index.php?main_page=page&id=61

2014 Defining Scripture for Easter Lilies is: Solomon 2:14 "Let me see your face, let me hear your voice, For your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely."

Easter Lilies is our annual special release. Each year, one Easter Lilies story will be released on each day of the Easter Triduum. (Yes, only three stories per year.)

Submission Guidelines:

•Easter Lilies are historical or contemp...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 6, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom  
http://chickensoup.com

We are collecting stories of thanks written by sons and daughters of all ages about their moms and stepmoms. Tell us what your mom has done for you and why you are grateful to her. Is she always right? Do you still turn to her for advice? Have you turned into your mother even though you vowed you never would? Share your best stories-ones that will make us laugh, cry, or nod our heads in recognition. We are not looking for g...


Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 4, 2014,
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest
 
Now Open: Poetry
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines. Submit up to three poems per entry fee in this category.
 
Open Submissions: You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests.
 
Prizes: Each category will be awarded the following:  1st place: $1,000 - 2nd place: $250 - 3rd place: $10...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Anything Goes - Emotionally Speaking

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 3, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Anything Goes – Emotionally Speaking
Current Form: Short Story or Essay or Poetry
Deadline: September 27, 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 t...

Continue reading ...
 

Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children's Encounters with God, Angels, and Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 2, 2014,
 
Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children’s Encounters with God, Angels, and Miracles
 
You may recall my role as editor for story collections such as: A Cup of Comfort, Extraordinary Answers to Prayer, Love is a Verb, and a number of books related to Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters. I am now compiling a story volume for Bethany House Publishers in the latter genre of God revealing himself to children entitled, Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children’s Encounters with ...

Continue reading ...
 

Magazine Writing Course in Fredericksburg, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 1, 2014,
Magazine Writing Course
 
Date: August 26 – December 11, 2014
Time: 6 – 8:50 p.m.
Place: Texas Tech UniversityFredericksburg, 2818 E. US Highway 290, Fredericksburg, TX  78624
Cost: $630
Credits: 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
 
Course Information: Magazine Writing studies with scope, influence, and responsibilities of the magazine as a cultural and social force. Students will learn the skills to write a magazine article and query publications to place an article in the desired mark...

Continue reading ...
 

Please Tell Me I'm Not a Bad Mother

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 1, 2014,
“Please Tell Me I’m Not a Bad Mother”
Heavenly Hope for Earthbound Moms
 
(A Jeanette Gardner Littleton Project)
 
“I’m such a bad mother!”
How many times have you moaned that to yourself, to someone else, to God? Maybe your child is failing at school. Perhaps you’re catching yourself being impatient with your kids or hollering at them. Maybe you’re worried that your kids aren’t turning out the way you’d hoped. Some days you might wonder why you even became a mother. Most moms h...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: August, 2014

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope & Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 31, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Hope and Miracles  
 
Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment and give them hope for a better future. Why did these things happen? Were they answered prayers? Did divine intervention have something to do with it? Share your inspirational true stories with us to remind us that each day holds hope and that a miracle can happen at any time.
 
The deadline for story and poem submissions is October 30, 2014...

Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 30, 2014,
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 15, 2014
 
16 contests to enter including: women, transportation, the word “yellow,” villanelle, floors, on being a twin, hair, tanka, a favorite book, a “cento” poem, vacations, nature’s gifts, the ocean, and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes are $25 in each category. Membership is $20 a year and entitles you to free unlimited entries in this contest and the Spring con...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 29, 2014,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Block Festival Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 28, 2014,
Writer’s Block Festival Poetry Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline October 15, 2014. $500 prize and publication in the journal Memorious. Send one to three previously unpublished poems, no more than one poem per page and no more than six pages.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books 
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com/  Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Wri...

Continue reading ...
 

TX Review Press Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 27, 2014,
Texas Review Press Book Competitions
Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
(for manuscripts up to 150 pages)
 
Deadline: October 15, 2014
 
•Manuscripts handled as blind submissions at all levels of judging;  must be submitted electronically with two title pages, one with author's name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, and one without; author's name must not appear on any other page of manuscript.
 
•Reading fee of $20 must be paid upon ele...

Continue reading ...
 

The Craft of Writing: Elaborately Lean Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 26, 2014,
The Craft of Writing: Elaborately Lean Writing
 
Rhonda Wiley-Jones, local author of At Home in the World: Travel Stories of Growing Up and Growing Away, will be teaching a writing craft workshop in Kerrville, TX, at the Dietert Community (senior) Center through ClubEd, the Kerrville community education program. Classes will be on October 10-11, Friday night 6-9; Sat morn 9-noon; and Sat afternoon 1-4. The cost is $52. 
 
Rhonda will be introducing ways to improve your writing that can be applie...
Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey: From Concept to Play

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 26, 2014,
Odyssey Magazine
 
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.
 
July/Au...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 25, 2014,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is October 2, 2014.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story:...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Family Challenges

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 23, 2014,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
  
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...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Assoc. Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 23, 2014,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Shine brightly magazine: Be Yourself

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 22, 2014,
SHINE brightly magazine
 
Shine brightly is a magazine for girls ages 9 to 14. It is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) an international ministry that starts Bible-based, all-girl club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The goal of GEMS is to help bring girls into a living relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
They are looking for stories, articles, interviews, quizzes, poems, games, puzzles, crafts, and...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Creative Communication

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 22, 2014,
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls' Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based, all-girl club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The goal of GEMS is to help bring girls into a living, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
They want stories, articles, quizzes, poems, games, puzzles, and crafts that are fresh, present the Christi...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterians Today Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 20, 2014,
Presbyterians Today Magazine Needs Articles for December Issue

Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the December 2014 issue. The theme is called, “The Church That Stayed.” This issue will present stories of the various approaches parishes are employing to handle difficult denominational developments— churchgoers ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Hope

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 18, 2014,
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
  
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Poetry Society Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 17, 2014,
Writers Unlimited Mississippi Poetry Society
43rd Annual Literary Competition
 
16 categories to enter for poetry, short story, and memoir.
 
Prizes range from $5 to $50.
 
Entry fee: $6 per poem.
 
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2014.



Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 16, 2014,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
“Poets:  Telling a Story Through the Ages”
This year we examine the process of relating those many stories and observations we writers and poets find rolling around in our heads--looking for a place to settle, to charm, to touch or educate our readers.
 
12 categories to enter. Entry fees range from $2 to $7, depending on the category.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $250, depending on the category. Original, unpublished poems o...

Continue reading ...
 

Real Simple Life 7th Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 15, 2014,
Real Simple Life
Seventh Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest  
 
Have you ever had a eureka moment? Tell us about it.
 
Think back on the instant when everything became clear. The split second when you realized that you had chosen the right career. Or the moment when you knew that your dearest friendship would last forever. Whether your epiphany changed your l...

Continue reading ...
 

Foster City International Writer's Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 14, 2014,
Foster City International Writer's Contest 
 
Contest Fee:  $10 per entry
First Place:  $250  Second Place:  $100
Deadline: September 12, 2014
 
Prizes to be awarded in:
Fiction:  Not to exceed 3000 words in length.
Personal Essay:  Must not exceed 3000 words in length.
Poetry:  Either rhymed, metered or free verse on any topic desired by the writer; must not exceed 500 words.



Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 13, 2014,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2014 36th Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest
 
Deadline:  Last postmark date stamp Sept. 1, 2014.
 
Fees:  Entry fee is $10.00 and covers one or all entries for nonmembers.  ISFPC members may enter all contests for $7.00 (for one or all categories).
 
 
Prizes range from $10 to $250.

...
Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2014 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 13, 2014,
Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2014 Poetry Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
Spaces between stanzas do not count as lines.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be published in OPA’s annual anthology, Verseweavers
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.
Members Only, 6-12 lines, any subject, any form.
Dueling Judges, free verse, any subject, limit 40 lines.
Traditional Form, Litany, limit 40 lines.
New Poets, any ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 12, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
 
Format: Scripture (from 1 Peter 2:16, 3:10-11, 3:15, 4:8, 5:5 or 5:6-7, please use ESV); three questions to prompt conversation; brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself). For examples, see "Faith Conversations for Couples" at the bottom of...

Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Solving Mysteries

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 11, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Solving Mysteries
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds: Chess and Other Games

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 9, 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 ...
 

Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 8, 2014,
Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest
 
TBL is currently accepting submissions for their short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by Letters' Spring 2015 Quarterly Journal. All finalis...

Continue reading ...
 

Palettes & Quills Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 7, 2014,
Palettes & Quills Biennial Poetry Chapbook Competition http://www.palettesnquills.com/palettes__quills_2nd_biennial_p.htm
 
$20 ENTRY FEE. $200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book. Additional copies will be available at an author's discount. All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book. Deadline September 30, 2014.
 

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Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 6, 2014,
Pelican Book Group Easter Lilies Special

http://pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/index.php?main_page=page&id=61

2014 Defining Scripture for Easter Lilies is: Solomon 2:14 "Let me see your face, let me hear your voice, For your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely."

Easter Lilies is our annual special release. Each year, one Easter Lilies story will be released on each day of the Easter Triduum. (Yes, only three stories per year.)

Submission Guidelines:

•Easter Lilies are historical or contemp...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 6, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom  
http://chickensoup.com

We are collecting stories of thanks written by sons and daughters of all ages about their moms and stepmoms. Tell us what your mom has done for you and why you are grateful to her. Is she always right? Do you still turn to her for advice? Have you turned into your mother even though you vowed you never would? Share your best stories-ones that will make us laugh, cry, or nod our heads in recognition. We are not looking for g...


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Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 4, 2014,
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest
 
Now Open: Poetry
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines. Submit up to three poems per entry fee in this category.
 
Open Submissions: You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests.
 
Prizes: Each category will be awarded the following:  1st place: $1,000 - 2nd place: $250 - 3rd place: $10...

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Saturday Writers Anything Goes - Emotionally Speaking

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 3, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Anything Goes – Emotionally Speaking
Current Form: Short Story or Essay or Poetry
Deadline: September 27, 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 t...

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Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children's Encounters with God, Angels, and Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 2, 2014,
 
Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children’s Encounters with God, Angels, and Miracles
 
You may recall my role as editor for story collections such as: A Cup of Comfort, Extraordinary Answers to Prayer, Love is a Verb, and a number of books related to Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters. I am now compiling a story volume for Bethany House Publishers in the latter genre of God revealing himself to children entitled, Jesus Talked to Me Today: Stories of Children’s Encounters with ...

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Magazine Writing Course in Fredericksburg, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 1, 2014,
Magazine Writing Course
 
Date: August 26 – December 11, 2014
Time: 6 – 8:50 p.m.
Place: Texas Tech UniversityFredericksburg, 2818 E. US Highway 290, Fredericksburg, TX  78624
Cost: $630
Credits: 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
 
Course Information: Magazine Writing studies with scope, influence, and responsibilities of the magazine as a cultural and social force. Students will learn the skills to write a magazine article and query publications to place an article in the desired mark...

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Please Tell Me I'm Not a Bad Mother

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 1, 2014,
“Please Tell Me I’m Not a Bad Mother”
Heavenly Hope for Earthbound Moms
 
(A Jeanette Gardner Littleton Project)
 
“I’m such a bad mother!”
How many times have you moaned that to yourself, to someone else, to God? Maybe your child is failing at school. Perhaps you’re catching yourself being impatient with your kids or hollering at them. Maybe you’re worried that your kids aren’t turning out the way you’d hoped. Some days you might wonder why you even became a mother. Most moms h...

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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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