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: December, 2014

ASK Science Magazine for Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 31, 2014,
ASK Science Magazine for Kids
 
ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7-10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme on some question or concept in the natural, physical, or social sciences, technology, mathematics, history, or the arts. ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking, writing, and observing scientifically, and...

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: Born Again

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 29, 2014,
The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine
 
Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.
 
Writers' Theme - "Born Again" Stories about how we need to be born again to go to heaven.
We need to ask Jesus into our heart and ask him to be our Lord and Savior and forgive us of our sins.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all th...

Continue reading ...
 

Kindle Scout

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 28, 2014,
Kindle Scout
 
Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It's a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50 percent ebook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor...

Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds: Stories in Music

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 27, 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 ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 27, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Thriving Family magazine is currently looking for a variety of articles, all with different submission dates. Check their web site for details.
 
Topic: What is a fun family activity or a unique way you have reinforced history or science concepts? This has to be something unique you do that is also fun. It shouldn't just be incorporating science and history in other activities. Deadline: Jan. 05, 2015
 
Topic: Wha...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 26, 2014,
The First Line Literary Journal
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is February 1, 2015. The first line of the story must be: “Fairy tales hardly ever come true for quiet girls.” 
 
Fiction: All stories must be written with...

Continue reading ...
 

RhymeZone Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 23, 2014,
RhymeZone Poetry Prize
 
This year's theme: "Understanding"
 
Why a poetry prize? It's our way of saying thank you to the poetry community which has been so supportive of RhymeZone over the years — and also a way to encourage the writing of more great verse. And we also just think it will be fun.
 
The submission deadline is Sunday, February 1, 2015 and winners will be announced on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
 
To enter, compose an original poem related to theme of "...

Continue reading ...
 

Top of the Mountain Book Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 22, 2014,
Top of the Mountain Book Award
 
Two Categories: Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction
 
Submission deadline: February 1, 2015
 
PRIZE: Framed certificate and $1,000
Finalists: Certificate
 
Fiction – novel does not have to be finished, but estimated word length should be about 65,000 or more. Submit first 20 pages plus three-page double-spaced synopsis. Entry fee is $25.
 
Creative/Narrat...

Continue reading ...
 

DIG Into History Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 21, 2014,
DIG Into History Magazine
http://www.cricketmag.com/26-Submission-Guidelines-for-DIG-magazine-for-children-ages-9-14

DIG Into History focuses on world history for ages 9-14 with a 10- to 14-page section that focuses on an archaeological discovery or topic related to the issue’s theme. Each issue is theme-related. Accuracy is essential. Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available at $6.95 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.)
 
For Februa...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterian Today Needs Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 21, 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 April 2015 issue. The theme is called, “Money.” This issue will explore the subject of money, as discussed in scripture and how it applies today as part of fundraising, investment, and stewardship to fund congreg...

Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 19, 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 ...
 

Austin SCBWI 2015 Writer's and Illustrator's Working Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 18, 2014,
Austin, TX, SCBWI 2015 Writer’s and Illustrator’s Working Conference
(SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
 
Date – 03/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
 
Location – Marriott Austin South, 4415 South IH-35, Austin, Texas 78744
 
Registration is now OPEN for the Austin SCBWI 2015 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference.
 
The 2015 conference will follow the same format as 2014, which got ra...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 17, 2014,
The San Pedro River Review Literary Journal
 
The San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, into Arizona.  
 
 Representative poets include Naomi Shihab Nye, William Wright, Marge Piercy, Ellen Bass, Afaa Michael Weaver,  Joseph Millar, Nathalie Handal, Alex Lemon, Walt McDonald, Nickole Brown, Vivian Shipley, Adrian C. Louis, Sean Thomas Dough...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers' League of Texas 2015 Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 16, 2014,
Writers’ League of Texas 2015 Manuscript Contest
 
Open to submissions: November 1, 2014January 31, 2015
 
 Have you been working hard on an unpublished manuscript that's finally ready to see the light of day? Well, here's your chance! You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the League’s 15th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live in Texas to enter this contest. I...

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2015

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 15, 2014,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2015
 
Deadline: Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2015.
 
Awards: £360/US $600 total prize money.
 
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2016. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar....

Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2015 Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 14, 2014,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2015 Short Story Award
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) once again on the theme "Food Stories" for our 2015 Short Story Award.
 
The First Place winner story will receive a $200 cash award and publication of the winning story either in the Bethlehem Writers Group's upcoming anthology of food stories, A Readable Feast: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for Every Taste, or as a feature...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 13, 2014,
6th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 6th annual meditation poetry contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (we are referring to peaceful solitude - not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.
 
Enter up to three submissions. Sendin...

Continue reading ...
 

Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 12, 2014,
Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest
 
GUIDELINES HIGHLIGHTS 2015 FICTION CONTEST
 
CATEGORY: Mystery stories.
 
PRIZES: Three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua.
 
ENTRY DATES: All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2015.
 
RULES:
No entry form or fee is required.
Entrants must be at least 16 years old at the time of submission.
All submissions must be previousl...

Continue reading ...
 

A Brush With Death Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 12, 2014,
Life is a Journey Anthology
“A Brush with Death” Guidelines
 
Deadline: January 31, 2015
 
Life is a Journey…not a destination stories are inspirational, true stories written in a creative nonfiction style about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences. They are stories that will open the heart and rekindle the spirit. They are personal and often filled with emotion and drama.
 
Life is a Journey stories are writt...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About the Christmas Season

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 10, 2014,
 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About the Christmas Season
 
Our holiday books are very popular. We do a new edition every other year and so we are now collecting stories for our Christmas 2015 book. Share your special stories about the holiday season - including Chanukah and Kwanzaa - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. Remember all of the stories in our Christmas books are "Santa Safe" - we don't want to spoil the magic for chi...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 9, 2014,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
 
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

Dappled Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 9, 2014,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith
 
Dappled Things is a Catholic literary magazine, and this raises the question of what Catholic literature is in the first place. Rather than give you a pat answer, we invite you as a contributor to help us explore that question. You should, however, keep in mind the following:
 
• Catholicism has a profoundly rich history; we tend to favor pieces that seriously engage and are informed by those riches. At the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 8, 2014,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society
 
14 categories to enter including Free Verse, Sand & Sea, Sonnets, Nature, PA History, Nature, Odes, Whimsey, Light Verse, Memories, Art, and more.
 
Entry fee - $2 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2015.

Continue reading ...
 

It's Really 10 Months Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 6, 2014,
'It's Really 10 Months' Anthology Needs Funny Pregnancy Stories
 
Pays $100/story
 
The authors of the first edition of It’s Really 10 Months have opened submissions for the second edition. Like the first-release, this anthology will include stories of pregnancy. Anthologists Kim Schenkelberg, Celeste Snodgrass, and Natalie Guenther invite women writers to share their real-life experiences of pregnancy, including anecdotes about labor and deli...

Continue reading ...
 

Women's National Book Association Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 5, 2014,
Women’s National Book Association Contest
 
$15-$20 ENTRY FEE.
WNBA Writing Contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age writing in English. International submissions are welcome if they are able to accept the winning prize in US dollars. Fiction: 2,500 word limit - short fiction only; no novels. Creative Non-Fiction: 2,500 word limit. Poetry: 3- 5 pages maximum. $250 cash prize and publication in the Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women'...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 4, 2014,
Enchanted Conversation Essay Contest

http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2014/12/krampus-and-santa-flash-writing-contest.html

Here's an easy flash writing contest to celebrate the release of Karmpusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus.

Click on the link above and in the comments section of that page, write a flash story or vignette or even a poem depicting a dinner between Krampus and Santa (Saint Nicholas). The entry must be no more than 600 words. Use your own imagination as to when, where, etc. ...


Continue reading ...
 

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 3, 2014,
Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum
 
Entries welcome: postmarked Oct. 10, 2014, through Jan. 10, 2015
 
CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
 
CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme–nature, people, history... any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
 
CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem any subject, 42 l...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Topic:  Serving together as a married couple.
Audience:  Married couples
 
Specifics:  The idea behind this article should be how serving together draws a couple closer, giving practical advice in a come-alongside tone (not preachy or using Christianese). Please soften any phrasing where you might be inclined to use command forms. We want this article to unpack the reasons serving together can build a marriage and...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 1, 2014,
North Carolina Poetry Society
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem. Prizes: $50, $25, $15
 
Categories include: any form up to 70 lines, poems written for children ages 2-12, sonnets, traditional poetry forms, sestinas, American heritage, brotherhood/sisterhood, nature, light verse, limericks, haiku, poems of courage or crisis, and love.
 
Deadline: January 9, 2015.

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: December, 2014

ASK Science Magazine for Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 31, 2014,
ASK Science Magazine for Kids
 
ASK is a nonfiction magazine for children 7-10 years old who are curious about science and the world they live in. Each edition of ASK is built around a central theme on some question or concept in the natural, physical, or social sciences, technology, mathematics, history, or the arts. ASK introduces kids to the joys of thinking, writing, and observing scientifically, and...

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark: Born Again

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 29, 2014,
The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine
 
Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.
 
Writers' Theme - "Born Again" Stories about how we need to be born again to go to heaven.
We need to ask Jesus into our heart and ask him to be our Lord and Savior and forgive us of our sins.
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all th...

Continue reading ...
 

Kindle Scout

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 28, 2014,
Kindle Scout
 
Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. It's a place where readers help decide if a book gets published. Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50 percent ebook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor...

Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds: Stories in Music

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 27, 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 ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 27, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Thriving Family magazine is currently looking for a variety of articles, all with different submission dates. Check their web site for details.
 
Topic: What is a fun family activity or a unique way you have reinforced history or science concepts? This has to be something unique you do that is also fun. It shouldn't just be incorporating science and history in other activities. Deadline: Jan. 05, 2015
 
Topic: Wha...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 26, 2014,
The First Line Literary Journal
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is February 1, 2015. The first line of the story must be: “Fairy tales hardly ever come true for quiet girls.” 
 
Fiction: All stories must be written with...

Continue reading ...
 

RhymeZone Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 23, 2014,
RhymeZone Poetry Prize
 
This year's theme: "Understanding"
 
Why a poetry prize? It's our way of saying thank you to the poetry community which has been so supportive of RhymeZone over the years — and also a way to encourage the writing of more great verse. And we also just think it will be fun.
 
The submission deadline is Sunday, February 1, 2015 and winners will be announced on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
 
To enter, compose an original poem related to theme of "...

Continue reading ...
 

Top of the Mountain Book Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 22, 2014,
Top of the Mountain Book Award
 
Two Categories: Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction
 
Submission deadline: February 1, 2015
 
PRIZE: Framed certificate and $1,000
Finalists: Certificate
 
Fiction – novel does not have to be finished, but estimated word length should be about 65,000 or more. Submit first 20 pages plus three-page double-spaced synopsis. Entry fee is $25.
 
Creative/Narrat...

Continue reading ...
 

DIG Into History Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 21, 2014,
DIG Into History Magazine
http://www.cricketmag.com/26-Submission-Guidelines-for-DIG-magazine-for-children-ages-9-14

DIG Into History focuses on world history for ages 9-14 with a 10- to 14-page section that focuses on an archaeological discovery or topic related to the issue’s theme. Each issue is theme-related. Accuracy is essential. Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available at $6.95 plus $2.00 shipping and handling.)
 
For Februa...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterian Today Needs Articles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 21, 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 April 2015 issue. The theme is called, “Money.” This issue will explore the subject of money, as discussed in scripture and how it applies today as part of fundraising, investment, and stewardship to fund congreg...

Continue reading ...
 

Appleseeds

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 19, 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 ...
 

Austin SCBWI 2015 Writer's and Illustrator's Working Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 18, 2014,
Austin, TX, SCBWI 2015 Writer’s and Illustrator’s Working Conference
(SCBWI stands for Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)
 
Date – 03/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
 
Location – Marriott Austin South, 4415 South IH-35, Austin, Texas 78744
 
Registration is now OPEN for the Austin SCBWI 2015 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference.
 
The 2015 conference will follow the same format as 2014, which got ra...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 17, 2014,
The San Pedro River Review Literary Journal
 
The San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, into Arizona.  
 
 Representative poets include Naomi Shihab Nye, William Wright, Marge Piercy, Ellen Bass, Afaa Michael Weaver,  Joseph Millar, Nathalie Handal, Alex Lemon, Walt McDonald, Nickole Brown, Vivian Shipley, Adrian C. Louis, Sean Thomas Dough...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers' League of Texas 2015 Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 16, 2014,
Writers’ League of Texas 2015 Manuscript Contest
 
Open to submissions: November 1, 2014January 31, 2015
 
 Have you been working hard on an unpublished manuscript that's finally ready to see the light of day? Well, here's your chance! You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the League’s 15th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live in Texas to enter this contest. I...

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2015

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 15, 2014,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition 2015
 
Deadline: Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2015.
 
Awards: £360/US $600 total prize money.
 
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2016. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar....

Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2015 Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 14, 2014,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2015 Short Story Award
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) once again on the theme "Food Stories" for our 2015 Short Story Award.
 
The First Place winner story will receive a $200 cash award and publication of the winning story either in the Bethlehem Writers Group's upcoming anthology of food stories, A Readable Feast: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for Every Taste, or as a feature...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 13, 2014,
6th Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 6th annual meditation poetry contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (we are referring to peaceful solitude - not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.
 
Enter up to three submissions. Sendin...

Continue reading ...
 

Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 12, 2014,
Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest
 
GUIDELINES HIGHLIGHTS 2015 FICTION CONTEST
 
CATEGORY: Mystery stories.
 
PRIZES: Three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua.
 
ENTRY DATES: All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2015.
 
RULES:
No entry form or fee is required.
Entrants must be at least 16 years old at the time of submission.
All submissions must be previousl...

Continue reading ...
 

A Brush With Death Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 12, 2014,
Life is a Journey Anthology
“A Brush with Death” Guidelines
 
Deadline: January 31, 2015
 
Life is a Journey…not a destination stories are inspirational, true stories written in a creative nonfiction style about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences. They are stories that will open the heart and rekindle the spirit. They are personal and often filled with emotion and drama.
 
Life is a Journey stories are writt...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About the Christmas Season

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 10, 2014,
 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About the Christmas Season
 
Our holiday books are very popular. We do a new edition every other year and so we are now collecting stories for our Christmas 2015 book. Share your special stories about the holiday season - including Chanukah and Kwanzaa - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. Remember all of the stories in our Christmas books are "Santa Safe" - we don't want to spoil the magic for chi...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 9, 2014,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
 
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

Dappled Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 9, 2014,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith
 
Dappled Things is a Catholic literary magazine, and this raises the question of what Catholic literature is in the first place. Rather than give you a pat answer, we invite you as a contributor to help us explore that question. You should, however, keep in mind the following:
 
• Catholicism has a profoundly rich history; we tend to favor pieces that seriously engage and are informed by those riches. At the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennsylvania Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 8, 2014,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society
 
14 categories to enter including Free Verse, Sand & Sea, Sonnets, Nature, PA History, Nature, Odes, Whimsey, Light Verse, Memories, Art, and more.
 
Entry fee - $2 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $100.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2015.

Continue reading ...
 

It's Really 10 Months Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 6, 2014,
'It's Really 10 Months' Anthology Needs Funny Pregnancy Stories
 
Pays $100/story
 
The authors of the first edition of It’s Really 10 Months have opened submissions for the second edition. Like the first-release, this anthology will include stories of pregnancy. Anthologists Kim Schenkelberg, Celeste Snodgrass, and Natalie Guenther invite women writers to share their real-life experiences of pregnancy, including anecdotes about labor and deli...

Continue reading ...
 

Women's National Book Association Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 5, 2014,
Women’s National Book Association Contest
 
$15-$20 ENTRY FEE.
WNBA Writing Contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age writing in English. International submissions are welcome if they are able to accept the winning prize in US dollars. Fiction: 2,500 word limit - short fiction only; no novels. Creative Non-Fiction: 2,500 word limit. Poetry: 3- 5 pages maximum. $250 cash prize and publication in the Bookwoman, the official publication of the Women'...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 4, 2014,
Enchanted Conversation Essay Contest

http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/2014/12/krampus-and-santa-flash-writing-contest.html

Here's an easy flash writing contest to celebrate the release of Karmpusnacht: Twelve Nights of Krampus.

Click on the link above and in the comments section of that page, write a flash story or vignette or even a poem depicting a dinner between Krampus and Santa (Saint Nicholas). The entry must be no more than 600 words. Use your own imagination as to when, where, etc. ...


Continue reading ...
 

Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 3, 2014,
Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum
 
Entries welcome: postmarked Oct. 10, 2014, through Jan. 10, 2015
 
CHOLLA Division: any subject, any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize $50
 
CHAQUETA Division: Southwest theme–nature, people, history... any form, 42 lines or fewer
First Prize $100, Second Prize $50, Third Prize $25
 
CHAPAREJOS Division: Rhymed and metered poem any subject, 42 l...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Topic:  Serving together as a married couple.
Audience:  Married couples
 
Specifics:  The idea behind this article should be how serving together draws a couple closer, giving practical advice in a come-alongside tone (not preachy or using Christianese). Please soften any phrasing where you might be inclined to use command forms. We want this article to unpack the reasons serving together can build a marriage and...

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North Carolina Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 1, 2014,
North Carolina Poetry Society
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem. Prizes: $50, $25, $15
 
Categories include: any form up to 70 lines, poems written for children ages 2-12, sonnets, traditional poetry forms, sestinas, American heritage, brotherhood/sisterhood, nature, light verse, limericks, haiku, poems of courage or crisis, and love.
 
Deadline: January 9, 2015.

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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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