This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


a lift-the-flap board book for ages 2-5,

written by Sally Clark


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






You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

Browsing Archive: May, 2014

Alive Now: Brokenness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 31, 2014,
Alive Now: Brokenness
http://alivenow.upperroom.org/writers

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues. 

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections th...


Continue reading ...
 

Miracles of Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 31, 2014,
Miracles of Kindness
 
Pays $150. "Miracles of Kindness" is nearing completion but we are looking for a last few stories to fill out the full scope of our book. Have you ever been in a predicament, clueless how to proceed, only to be saved by a person you never knew before? Has your life been changed significantly by a simple act of kindness from someone you did know, someone who, aware of your need, decided to ste...

Continue reading ...
 

Reaching People Through Their Own Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 30, 2014,
Writers Workshop at TTU-Fredericksburg, TX
"Reaching People Through Their Own Stories"
 
When - Wednesday, Jul 9 -10, 2014
 
Where – Texas Tech University, Fredericksburg, TX campus
 
Description - “Reaching People Through Their Own Stories” is set for 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., July 9 and 10. The workshop will provide attendees with a wealth of material—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir—that is about a community both student and teacher actual...

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 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: Spiritual Blindness
Due Date - July 2, 2014
Publish Date - December 2014
 
The Bible says we are spiritually blind until we ask Jesus to come into our hearts, forgive us of our sins and save us. The Bible says when you take this step of faith that God opens...

Continue reading ...
 

Suddenly Lost in Words Re-Opens for Y.A. Short Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,
Suddenly Lost In Words Re-Opens for Y.A. Short Stories 
 
Pays up to $150
Suddenly Lost In Words, a digital anthology of Y.A. literary works, has re-opened for submissions for Volume 5. The editors are accepting memoirs, long narratives, short stories and poetry that reflect young adult life, including the struggles and successes faced by young adults as they move toward adulthood.
 
Because each volume is global in perspective, the publisher encourag...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Call for Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 26, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submission
 
Theme: Christmas conflict and teens—in relation to extended family. Points within the article could include: (larger point) teens are aware of extended family conflict and need to know what to do with it; (larger point) this is no longer a time just to say “be nice” to dysfunctional relatives. Teens want to know the whys and parents need to balance what to tell them; (smaller point or ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 25, 2014,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest
http://www.stlwritersguild.org/images/SLWG_Deane_Wagner_Poetry_Contest_Guidelines_2013.pdf

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


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 25, 2014,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the illustration by M. Coburn Whitmore featured on our web page. Limericks must contain five lines, and you can enter as many times as you wish. However, due to program limitations we can only accept one entry per email address. Winners will be announced in the September/Octo...

Continue reading ...
 

A Christian Writers' Retreat with Author Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 24, 2014,
A Christian Writers' Retreat with Jane Rubietta
"For the Writer within You."
 
June 20-22, 2014 at the Haven River Inn, Comfort, Texas
 
Jane Rubietta, award winning author and speaker is returning to Comfort for three days of instruction and discussion, June 20-22, 2014.  Jane is the co-director of the well known "Write to Publish" conference, held annually in Chicago.  
 
Jane’s humor, candor, spiritua...

Continue reading ...
 

Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 24, 2014,
Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize
 
$10 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline June 15, 2014
Please submit no more than three unpublished poems, no more than five pages in length. The selected winner will receive $250 and publication on our website along with honorable mentions.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series,
Bell Bridge Books
http://www.chopeclark.com/
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, www.fundsforwriters.com Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers, 2001-2014
...
Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Extraordinary Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 23, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Extraordinary Animals
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Thema Literary Journal: Was That Today?

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 22, 2014,
Thema Literary Journal
 
THEMA, the theme-related journal, has three goals. One is to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary and visual artists. The second is to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing. The third is to provide readers with a unique and entertaining collection of stories, poems, art and photography.
 
Upcoming theme and postmark deadline for submission: “Was that ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 21, 2014,
Saturday Evening Post Contest
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

$10 entry fee. The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 cash payment and will also have their stories published online. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length. All stories must be submitted by the author, and previously unpublished (excluding personal websites ...


Continue reading ...
 

The 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 20, 2014,
The 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for submissions April 1 through June 30, 2014. There is NO fee to enter this contest and international entries are welcome.
 
Please realize that this is a chapbook competition for 20-40 pages of poetry. Entries with fewer than 20 pages will simply be discarded.
 
The winner of the Ma...

Continue reading ...
 

Dawn Publications

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,
Dawn Publications
 
Dawn publishes “nature awareness” titles for adults and children. Our picture books are intended to encourage an appreciation for nature and a respectful participation in it. We are seeking to inspire children as well as educate them.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
http://www.chopeclark.com/
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, www.fundsforwriters.com Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writ...

Continue reading ...
 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing
 
What is the Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing? An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!
 
What will the winner receive? One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!
Three category winner...

Continue reading ...
 

National Senior Poet Laureate Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,
National Senior Poet Laureate Competition
 
Published& Unpublished poems OK
No limit to number of entries
Deadline: June 30, 2014
 
A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they are in the world. The 2014 SPL Contest will reflect the SPL Contest of 1994 in which only two categories were featured.
 
A W A R D S
 
Best Rhymed Poem and Best Unrhymed Poem will be chosen, one each t...

Continue reading ...
 

Knoxville Writers' Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,
Knoxville Writers’ Guild Annual Contest
 
Contest categories: Creative Nonfiction, Crime/Mystery, Fiction-SciFi/Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Novel Excerpt, One Act Play, Poetry, Romance, and Screenwriting.
 
Entry fees are $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers, except for the Literary Fiction category which is free. Prizes are $100, $50, and $25 for each category.
 
Deadline: June 15, 2014.
 
A co...

Continue reading ...
 

Oak Tara Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 15, 2014,
Oak Tara Press
 
Inspirational fiction for adults, teens, and children in a wide variety of genres: Biblical, Children’s & Family Classics (ages 8 and up—no picture books), Classic & Allegory, Fantasy, Futuristic, Historical, Humor, Issues, Legal & Political Thrillers, Mystery & Detective, Romance, Romance-Suspense, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Young Adult, Selective nonfiction titles (no poetry, separate studyguides unless part of a book, plays/skits, memo...

Continue reading ...
 

Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest
 
ENTRY FEE Canada $25; the United States $30 (US funds); All others $40 (US funds). Deadline June 30, 2014. Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed four pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems. First prize: $600 & publication; Second prize: $400 & publication; Third prize: $200 & publication.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Pure Amore Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
Pure Amore Publishing
 
Pelican Pure Amore romances are sweet in tone and in conflict. These stories are the emotionally-driven tales of youthful Christians who are striving to live their faith in a world where Christ-centered choices may not fully be understood. Plots should not contain overly hard-hitting or controversial subjects but should be hope-filled, enjoyable reads that don’t come with a lot of excess baggage. Storie...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2013.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.

Continue reading ...
 

Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
Now Open: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline: June 30, 2014
The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better.
 
Open Submissions: You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests...

Continue reading ...
 

Marcher Lord Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 11, 2014,
Marcher Lord Press  
 
Marcher Lord Press publishes full-length novels for Christian adults, teens, and older YA readers (11 and up) in the speculative fiction and genres. We will consider publishing a manuscript if it is a speculative novel (SF, fantasy, etc.–no books of poetry), is at least 60,000 words in length (no maximum word count limit), is for adult, teen, or older YA readers (no children’s, middle reader, or cha...

Continue reading ...
 

Puddler Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 10, 2014,
Puddler Magazine
 
Puddler Magazine is a children's magazine with a critical mission-to educate our youth about the importance of wetlands and the many species of wildlife that depend upon these natural habitats for their survival. Published quarterly for children under the age of 12 (both in print & online formats), Puddler offers a great way for kids to learn about wildlife, general ecology, eco...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: The Power of Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 8, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness
 
Have you ever noticed how forgiving someone frees you to move on with your life? It can be a major decision though, especially if you feel you were seriously wronged. For the “New Year, New You” 2015 season we plan to publish Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness. Let us know how forgiving someone changed your life. It can be something small like forgiving a rude driver who cut you off, or it ...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of TX 2014 Agents & Editors Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 8, 2014,

Writers League of Texas 2014 Agents and Editors Conference
http://www.writersleague.org/38/Conference

When - June 27 – 29, 2014
Where - Hyatt Regency, Austin, Texas
Cost - $459

Featuring over 20 of the industry's top agents and editors, the Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is THE place to meet agents and learn the latest trends in publishing.

Where else can a writer network with industry professionals, learn about publishing tips and trends, and improve one's craft, all wi...


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Bacopa Literary Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 7, 2014,
Bacopa Literary Review Contest
 
Contest Submissions for the fall 2014 edition will be accepted starting 12:01AM (U.S. Eastern Std Time) April 1, 2014 through Midnight, June 30, 2014.
 
Bacopa will award publication & cash to 9 winning submissions:   
1st Prize = $350 (1 each for Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction)
2nd = $200 (1 each for Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction)
3rd = $100 (1 each for Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonficti...

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FIDO Friendly Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 6, 2014,
FIDO Friendly Magazine
 
CURRENT NEEDS: "Traveling with your dog and the experience it brings. All queries will be considered with dog travel theme." Pays $0.10/word for 450-1200 words.
 
Email for current submission guidelines: http://www.fidofriendly.com/contact
 

Continue reading ...
 

Angels in our Midst and Jesus Stories updates

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 6, 2014,

Chicken Soup: Angels in Our Midst has extended their deadline to May 15th and has changed the working title to Touched by an Angel:

Touched by an Angel
http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are "angels" because they do n...


Continue reading ...
 

Linda Hodge Bromberg Award for Prose Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 5, 2014,
Linda Hodge Bromberg Award for Prose Poetry Contest
 
$15 ENTRY FEE. First prize $500 and publication in Quiddity as well as public-radio broadcast (offered via NPR member and PRI affiliate, Illinois Public Radio hub-station WUIS). Honorable mentions may also be offered publication and broadcast. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to Quiddity. Contest deadline June 30, 2014 (postmark deadline). Submit one prose poem. Submit online using Su...

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Watershed Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 4, 2014,
Watershed Books
 
The focus of a Watershed story should be conflict experienced by the main characters. These stories encompass teen-aged protagonists who may or may not be spiritual at the onset, but come to realize through the progression of the plot that faith is a necessity. Protagonists should be layered, three-dimensional, people who struggle with age-appropriate decisions on a regular basis, but who also may be thrust into mo...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Short Story or Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 3, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Hope/Amusement/Awe/Gratitude
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: June 28, 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.  Unpublis...

Continue reading ...
 

White Rose Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 2, 2014,
White Rose Publishing
 
White Rose is strictly ROMANCE. Although we take all romance sub-genre, every story must have romance as a strong element and in ALL lengths. As in every romance, the focus of a White Rose story should be the conflict between the main characters. These stories encompass protagonists who may, or may not, be spiritual at the onset, but come to realize that faith is a cornerstone of love. Protagonists should pos...

Continue reading ...
 

Calliope: Horse Power

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 1, 2014,
Calliope
 
CALLIOPE covers world history (East / West) and we are looking for lively, original approaches to the subject. Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 9 to 14. We need fiction, nonfiction, activities, and games that relate to a theme.
 
Current theme: Horse Power – How the Horse Changed the World
 
Deadline for queries: 06-25-14



Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: May, 2014

Alive Now: Brokenness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 31, 2014,
Alive Now: Brokenness
http://alivenow.upperroom.org/writers

Alive Now is a devotional magazine that supports the spiritual lives of small groups as well as individuals. The magazine invites readers to enter an ever-deepening relationship with God, helps them reflect on contemporary issues from a faith perspective, and supports them in acting on these issues. 

Each issue of this bimonthly, 48-page magazine focuses on a contemporary topic that impacts the faith life. Divided into sections th...


Continue reading ...
 

Miracles of Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 31, 2014,
Miracles of Kindness
 
Pays $150. "Miracles of Kindness" is nearing completion but we are looking for a last few stories to fill out the full scope of our book. Have you ever been in a predicament, clueless how to proceed, only to be saved by a person you never knew before? Has your life been changed significantly by a simple act of kindness from someone you did know, someone who, aware of your need, decided to ste...

Continue reading ...
 

Reaching People Through Their Own Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 30, 2014,
Writers Workshop at TTU-Fredericksburg, TX
"Reaching People Through Their Own Stories"
 
When - Wednesday, Jul 9 -10, 2014
 
Where – Texas Tech University, Fredericksburg, TX campus
 
Description - “Reaching People Through Their Own Stories” is set for 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., July 9 and 10. The workshop will provide attendees with a wealth of material—fiction, poetry, nonfiction, memoir—that is about a community both student and teacher actual...

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 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: Spiritual Blindness
Due Date - July 2, 2014
Publish Date - December 2014
 
The Bible says we are spiritually blind until we ask Jesus to come into our hearts, forgive us of our sins and save us. The Bible says when you take this step of faith that God opens...

Continue reading ...
 

Suddenly Lost in Words Re-Opens for Y.A. Short Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 28, 2014,
Suddenly Lost In Words Re-Opens for Y.A. Short Stories 
 
Pays up to $150
Suddenly Lost In Words, a digital anthology of Y.A. literary works, has re-opened for submissions for Volume 5. The editors are accepting memoirs, long narratives, short stories and poetry that reflect young adult life, including the struggles and successes faced by young adults as they move toward adulthood.
 
Because each volume is global in perspective, the publisher encourag...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Call for Submissions

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 26, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine Calls for Submission
 
Theme: Christmas conflict and teens—in relation to extended family. Points within the article could include: (larger point) teens are aware of extended family conflict and need to know what to do with it; (larger point) this is no longer a time just to say “be nice” to dysfunctional relatives. Teens want to know the whys and parents need to balance what to tell them; (smaller point or ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 25, 2014,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest
http://www.stlwritersguild.org/images/SLWG_Deane_Wagner_Poetry_Contest_Guidelines_2013.pdf

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


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 25, 2014,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the illustration by M. Coburn Whitmore featured on our web page. Limericks must contain five lines, and you can enter as many times as you wish. However, due to program limitations we can only accept one entry per email address. Winners will be announced in the September/Octo...

Continue reading ...
 

A Christian Writers' Retreat with Author Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 24, 2014,
A Christian Writers' Retreat with Jane Rubietta
"For the Writer within You."
 
June 20-22, 2014 at the Haven River Inn, Comfort, Texas
 
Jane Rubietta, award winning author and speaker is returning to Comfort for three days of instruction and discussion, June 20-22, 2014.  Jane is the co-director of the well known "Write to Publish" conference, held annually in Chicago.  
 
Jane’s humor, candor, spiritua...

Continue reading ...
 

Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 24, 2014,
Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize
 
$10 ENTRY FEE.
Deadline June 15, 2014
Please submit no more than three unpublished poems, no more than five pages in length. The selected winner will receive $250 and publication on our website along with honorable mentions.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series,
Bell Bridge Books
http://www.chopeclark.com/
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, www.fundsforwriters.com Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers, 2001-2014
...
Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Extraordinary Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 23, 2014,
Guardian Angel Kids: Extraordinary Animals
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Thema Literary Journal: Was That Today?

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 22, 2014,
Thema Literary Journal
 
THEMA, the theme-related journal, has three goals. One is to provide a stimulating forum for established and emerging literary and visual artists. The second is to serve as source material and inspiration for teachers of creative writing. The third is to provide readers with a unique and entertaining collection of stories, poems, art and photography.
 
Upcoming theme and postmark deadline for submission: “Was that ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 21, 2014,
Saturday Evening Post Contest
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

$10 entry fee. The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2015 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 cash payment and will also have their stories published online. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length. All stories must be submitted by the author, and previously unpublished (excluding personal websites ...


Continue reading ...
 

The 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 20, 2014,
The 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
We are pleased to announce that the 2015 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for submissions April 1 through June 30, 2014. There is NO fee to enter this contest and international entries are welcome.
 
Please realize that this is a chapbook competition for 20-40 pages of poetry. Entries with fewer than 20 pages will simply be discarded.
 
The winner of the Ma...

Continue reading ...
 

Dawn Publications

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,
Dawn Publications
 
Dawn publishes “nature awareness” titles for adults and children. Our picture books are intended to encourage an appreciation for nature and a respectful participation in it. We are seeking to inspire children as well as educate them.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
http://www.chopeclark.com/
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, www.fundsforwriters.com Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writ...

Continue reading ...
 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing
 
What is the Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing? An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!
 
What will the winner receive? One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!
Three category winner...

Continue reading ...
 

National Senior Poet Laureate Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,
National Senior Poet Laureate Competition
 
Published& Unpublished poems OK
No limit to number of entries
Deadline: June 30, 2014
 
A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they are in the world. The 2014 SPL Contest will reflect the SPL Contest of 1994 in which only two categories were featured.
 
A W A R D S
 
Best Rhymed Poem and Best Unrhymed Poem will be chosen, one each t...

Continue reading ...
 

Knoxville Writers' Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 19, 2014,
Knoxville Writers’ Guild Annual Contest
 
Contest categories: Creative Nonfiction, Crime/Mystery, Fiction-SciFi/Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Novel Excerpt, One Act Play, Poetry, Romance, and Screenwriting.
 
Entry fees are $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers, except for the Literary Fiction category which is free. Prizes are $100, $50, and $25 for each category.
 
Deadline: June 15, 2014.
 
A co...

Continue reading ...
 

Oak Tara Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 15, 2014,
Oak Tara Press
 
Inspirational fiction for adults, teens, and children in a wide variety of genres: Biblical, Children’s & Family Classics (ages 8 and up—no picture books), Classic & Allegory, Fantasy, Futuristic, Historical, Humor, Issues, Legal & Political Thrillers, Mystery & Detective, Romance, Romance-Suspense, Sci-Fi, Suspense, Young Adult, Selective nonfiction titles (no poetry, separate studyguides unless part of a book, plays/skits, memo...

Continue reading ...
 

Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest
 
ENTRY FEE Canada $25; the United States $30 (US funds); All others $40 (US funds). Deadline June 30, 2014. Poems on any subject. Total entry not to exceed four pages. Maximum 150 lines. Entries might be one longer poem, or several shorter poems. First prize: $600 & publication; Second prize: $400 & publication; Third prize: $200 & publication.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Pure Amore Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
Pure Amore Publishing
 
Pelican Pure Amore romances are sweet in tone and in conflict. These stories are the emotionally-driven tales of youthful Christians who are striving to live their faith in a world where Christ-centered choices may not fully be understood. Plots should not contain overly hard-hitting or controversial subjects but should be hope-filled, enjoyable reads that don’t come with a lot of excess baggage. Storie...

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SPS Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2013.

NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.

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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 14, 2014,
Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
Now Open: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline: June 30, 2014
The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better.
 
Open Submissions: You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests...

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Marcher Lord Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 11, 2014,
Marcher Lord Press  
 
Marcher Lord Press publishes full-length novels for Christian adults, teens, and older YA readers (11 and up) in the speculative fiction and genres. We will consider publishing a manuscript if it is a speculative novel (SF, fantasy, etc.–no books of poetry), is at least 60,000 words in length (no maximum word count limit), is for adult, teen, or older YA readers (no children’s, middle reader, or cha...

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Puddler Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 10, 2014,
Puddler Magazine
 
Puddler Magazine is a children's magazine with a critical mission-to educate our youth about the importance of wetlands and the many species of wildlife that depend upon these natural habitats for their survival. Published quarterly for children under the age of 12 (both in print & online formats), Puddler offers a great way for kids to learn about wildlife, general ecology, eco...

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Chicken Soup: The Power of Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 8, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness
 
Have you ever noticed how forgiving someone frees you to move on with your life? It can be a major decision though, especially if you feel you were seriously wronged. For the “New Year, New You” 2015 season we plan to publish Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness. Let us know how forgiving someone changed your life. It can be something small like forgiving a rude driver who cut you off, or it ...

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Writers League of TX 2014 Agents & Editors Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 8, 2014,

Writers League of Texas 2014 Agents and Editors Conference
http://www.writersleague.org/38/Conference

When - June 27 – 29, 2014
Where - Hyatt Regency, Austin, Texas
Cost - $459

Featuring over 20 of the industry's top agents and editors, the Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference is THE place to meet agents and learn the latest trends in publishing.

Where else can a writer network with industry professionals, learn about publishing tips and trends, and improve one's craft, all wi...


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Bacopa Literary Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 7, 2014,
Bacopa Literary Review Contest
 
Contest Submissions for the fall 2014 edition will be accepted starting 12:01AM (U.S. Eastern Std Time) April 1, 2014 through Midnight, June 30, 2014.
 
Bacopa will award publication & cash to 9 winning submissions:   
1st Prize = $350 (1 each for Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction)
2nd = $200 (1 each for Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonfiction)
3rd = $100 (1 each for Poetry, Fiction & Creative Nonficti...

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FIDO Friendly Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 6, 2014,
FIDO Friendly Magazine
 
CURRENT NEEDS: "Traveling with your dog and the experience it brings. All queries will be considered with dog travel theme." Pays $0.10/word for 450-1200 words.
 
Email for current submission guidelines: http://www.fidofriendly.com/contact
 

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Angels in our Midst and Jesus Stories updates

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 6, 2014,

Chicken Soup: Angels in Our Midst has extended their deadline to May 15th and has changed the working title to Touched by an Angel:

Touched by an Angel
http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have encountered or been helped by angels. How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? Please do not send stories about people who are "angels" because they do n...


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Linda Hodge Bromberg Award for Prose Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 5, 2014,
Linda Hodge Bromberg Award for Prose Poetry Contest
 
$15 ENTRY FEE. First prize $500 and publication in Quiddity as well as public-radio broadcast (offered via NPR member and PRI affiliate, Illinois Public Radio hub-station WUIS). Honorable mentions may also be offered publication and broadcast. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to Quiddity. Contest deadline June 30, 2014 (postmark deadline). Submit one prose poem. Submit online using Su...

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Watershed Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 4, 2014,
Watershed Books
 
The focus of a Watershed story should be conflict experienced by the main characters. These stories encompass teen-aged protagonists who may or may not be spiritual at the onset, but come to realize through the progression of the plot that faith is a necessity. Protagonists should be layered, three-dimensional, people who struggle with age-appropriate decisions on a regular basis, but who also may be thrust into mo...

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Saturday Writers: Short Story or Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 3, 2014,
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
 
Current Theme: Hope/Amusement/Awe/Gratitude
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: June 28, 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.  Unpublis...

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White Rose Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 2, 2014,
White Rose Publishing
 
White Rose is strictly ROMANCE. Although we take all romance sub-genre, every story must have romance as a strong element and in ALL lengths. As in every romance, the focus of a White Rose story should be the conflict between the main characters. These stories encompass protagonists who may, or may not, be spiritual at the onset, but come to realize that faith is a cornerstone of love. Protagonists should pos...

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Calliope: Horse Power

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 1, 2014,
Calliope
 
CALLIOPE covers world history (East / West) and we are looking for lively, original approaches to the subject. Keep in mind that our magazine is aimed at youths from ages 9 to 14. We need fiction, nonfiction, activities, and games that relate to a theme.
 
Current theme: Horse Power – How the Horse Changed the World
 
Deadline for queries: 06-25-14



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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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