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: October, 2014

SHINE brightly magazine: Sharing Your Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 31, 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 ...
 

The Jane Lumley Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 30, 2014,
Jane Lumley Prize  
 
NO ENTRY FEE.
 
The Jane Lumley Prize will only be awarded to writers who have not published a full length poetry book. However, they may have published a chapbook, and/or found a home for their works in other literary journals. We also invite unpublished writers to submit their poems for consideration.
 
Deadline November 30, 2014.
 
The winner, selected by our editor, will receive a prize of $300 and will be featured in...

Continue reading ...
 

Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 29, 2014,
Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle  
 
The HerStories Project is seeking unpublished, first-person essays from mothers about their experiences with postpartum depression, anxiety, or other mental health struggles during or after pregnancy. Deadline: 12/01/2014. Prizes: $500. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction & Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 28, 2014,
The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
 
Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.
 
Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the tit...

Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 27, 2014,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest
 
WHO – Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT – Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual ...

Continue reading ...
 

Parabola Literary Journal: The Sacred

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 26, 2014,
Parabola Literary Journal
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world's myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme.
The theme for the Spring 2015 issue is The Sacred.
 
The submission deadline i...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 25, 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 ...
 

Dallas Poets Community Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 25, 2014,
Dallas Poets Community Poetry Contest
 
$15 ENTRY FEE.
 
Winner will receive $200 and 30 copies of his/her chapbook, input on cover design, and be invited to read from his/her chapbook as the feature at a DPC First Friday reading. Manuscript should contain 16 to 20 pages of poetry: any form, any theme. Each poem should appear on a separate page. Deadline November 15, 2014.
 
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery S...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 23, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses     
 
This will be our third book for nurses with coauthor LeAnn Thieman. We all know that times are tough in healthcare today. Nurses are dedicated and caring professionals who are doing more... with less. We are looking for true stories that will inspire, support, motivate and nurture those in the nursing profession. These true stories can be serious or humorous. They should be heartwarming and uplifting stories that...

Continue reading ...
 

Atlantis Short Story Competition 2014

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 23, 2014,
Atlantis Short Story Competition 2014
 
No theme or genre restrictions. Up to 2,500 words. Awards: $300, $100, $50 + in-depth feedback; Top 40: Name and story's title posted on website. Entry fees: $10, $15, $25 depending on level of feedback wanted when story does not place.
Deadline: November 30, 2014.
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 21, 2014,
Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about w...

Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 20, 2014,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition
 
The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition was started in 1992 by Eileen Malone as a poetry contest to further enhance the outreach of The Source Center for Spiritual Development and Wholeness which was founded by Janice Farrell, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Directors International.
 
Categories are poetry, sonnets, prose poem, flash fiction, short story, memoir vignette, humor, novel excerpt, intercul...

Continue reading ...
 

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 20, 2014,
What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?
 
Shield HealthCare recognizes the dedication and daily challenges of caregivers. Our annual caregiver story contest on “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” is a special way to honor caregivers and provide an encouraging forum to share inspiration. Whether you are a family caregiver or a home health professional, we welcome your story about the rewards of being a caregiver.
 
Top 3 Story Winner Prizes...

Continue reading ...
 

Run for God Devotions Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 18, 2014,
Run For God Devotions Anthology
 
Have you ever had an experience in your life, more specifically, in your running life that just seemed like God was trying to teach you something, and looking back you know that to be the case?!
 
If so, we’d love to hear from you! We at Run for God would like for you to share your story with us, but not only that, we’d like for you to share it in a way that others could learn from the things that God showed you. Some o...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 17, 2014,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest
 
Categories to enter: Poetry, rhymed; Poetry, unrhymed; Children’s Stories for ages 3-8; Articles of General Interest; Compositions of Inspiration; Memoir/Nostalgia; Fiction for Adults; Flash Fiction; Flash Poetry.
 
Entry fees: $5 - $10. Prizes in each category: $100, $65, $35.
 
Deadline: November 30, 2014.
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to crit...

Continue reading ...
 

National Novel Writing Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 16, 2014,
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
http://www.nanowrimo.org 

November 1 – 30. Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!

•Write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30.

•Start from scratch. None of your own previously written prose can be included in your NaNoWriMo draft (though outlines, character sketches, and research are all fine, as are citations from other people’s works).

•Write a novel. We define a novel as a lengthy work of fiction....


Continue reading ...
 

Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 15, 2014,
Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest
 
Theme: Moments In Time: 2024 - A Short Fiction Writing Contest
 
Based on the theme '2024' write a short story using this image as inspiration. What has happened to the world? Have we been plummeted into the past? Has a meteor hit earth? Has humanity collectively decided to lay down their tech devices and return to primitive living? You decide. Don't "tell" what has happened but rather "show" what...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 14, 2014,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
 
We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! The winning entries will be on display in the 15th Annual W...

Continue reading ...
 

"Dare to Be" Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 13, 2014,
"Dare to Be" Poetry Chapbook Contest
 
 
Literary journal Minerva Rising is accepting submissions of poetry on the theme: "Dare to Be, Dare to Write, Dare to Dare." Submit 14-24 pages of your best poetry. First prize is $250 and 10 copies of the chapbook. Deadline: 11/15/2014. Fees: $20.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 12, 2014,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy of the i...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 11, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Thriving Family Magazine needs articles for their magazine on various topics.
All articles should be between 50-350 words. Pay is $25-$75.
All articles are due October 26, 2014.
 
Topics are:
Tips for Rainy Day Play
Sleep-through-the-night Solutions
Transitioning from Highchair to Table
Help for Babies Who Spit Up
 
For their Discovery Times magazine (ages 4-7), they are also looking for 200-300 word articles. They ...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 10, 2014,
VIA Poetry on the Move Contest
 
Beginning October 1, VIA Metropolitan Transit will be accepting poems for our 6th Annual Poetry on the Move Contest in which the winning poetry will be printed and placed on our buses and vans for passengers to enjoy during National Poetry Month, April 2015. The contest is held early to allow time to coordinate the winning poems with area teen youth art programs to create the designs for bus interior cards.
 
Sub...

Continue reading ...
 

Eclectically Criminal Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 9, 2014,
Eclectically Criminal Anthology
 
Inklings Publishing is looking for short stories of all genres -- fiction or nonfiction -- that contain crime as a major plot element for their upcoming anthology, Eclectically Criminal.
The deadline is Nov. 1, 2014. Word limit is 1000 to 5000 words. Selected authors will be paid $20 and received one free book. Full guidelines on the web site under “Click here to Submit.”
 

Continue reading ...
 

Visions on Teaching

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 8, 2014,
Visions on Teaching
 
Would you like to share your experiences from inside the classroom?
 
Be a part of our plea for legislators and DoE to fix the REAL problems with education!
 
Lifting the Curtain, the second edition of the KIRKUS and CLARION acclaimed book, Lifting the Curtain: The Disgrace We Call Urban High School Education is underway, and we are looking for more great teacher input to publish in the new edition. We want people to see from a clas...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer Advice's 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 7, 2014,
Writer Advice's 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest
 
Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any prose genre). I will respond like an agent/editor. You get perspective, encouragement, and advice. Awards: The top 3 entries will each earn $100. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: November 10, 2014.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Children's Writers Kindergarten Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 6, 2014,
Children’s Writer Kindergarten Story Contest
 
To enter our Kindergarten Story Contest, submit a fiction or nonfiction story about family, friends, life, play, or school—really anything—for ages 5 to 6, up to 150 words. The story should be appropriate for kindergarteners who are just learning to read on their own. It should be fun, use appropriate vocabulary and syntax, and be interesting to youngest readers.
 
The contest offers five cash prizes: $500 for the win...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to my Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 5, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom     
 
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 f...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Bonding with an Adopted Newborn

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 4, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Bonding with an Adopted Newborn
 
Bonding with a newborn after an adoption can be both beautiful and challenging. Tell us about your experience of adopting and bonding with a newborn baby. What did you feel? What did you learn? What helped you with the process? What are some ways to bond with a newborn after adoption? How did you find it to be the same as or different from bonding with your biological newborn?
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine Articles for Tweens

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 4, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine Articles for Tweens
 
Thriving Family editorial team has a list of topics for tweens open to submissions. The audience for all articles is parents with children 8-12 years old in the home. These need to be practical, hands-on articles that other parents can immediately try. All articles should be between 200-300 words and pay between $25 and $75. Deadline for all articles is October 13, 2014.
 
Themes include:
Pra...

Continue reading ...
 

Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 2, 2014,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest
 
The Zebulon is Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest, designed to mimic the current process of publishing by employing a multi-tiered judging format and a three-pronged submission consisting of a query letter, a synopsis, and a selection from the manuscript. Pikes Peak Writers believes that in order to succeed in today’s market, writers must not only be able to write good books, they m...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address a...

Continue reading ...
 

South Dakota State Poetry Society 2015 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
South Dakota State Poetry Society 2015 Annual Contest
 
Submissions must be emailed to pasque.petals@gmail.com  with the heading "2015 Poetry Contest." Poems must be written in the body of the email, not as an attachment. Email each poem separately in each category you are entering the poem into. Poems must be original and unpublished.
 
Prizes for Open theme: 1st Place: $50, 2nd Place: $40, 3rd Place: $30
 
Prizes for all other Categories: 1st Place: $25, 2nd...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2014

SHINE brightly magazine: Sharing Your Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 31, 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 ...
 

The Jane Lumley Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 30, 2014,
Jane Lumley Prize  
 
NO ENTRY FEE.
 
The Jane Lumley Prize will only be awarded to writers who have not published a full length poetry book. However, they may have published a chapbook, and/or found a home for their works in other literary journals. We also invite unpublished writers to submit their poems for consideration.
 
Deadline November 30, 2014.
 
The winner, selected by our editor, will receive a prize of $300 and will be featured in...

Continue reading ...
 

Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 29, 2014,
Mothering Through the Darkness: Stories of Postpartum Struggle  
 
The HerStories Project is seeking unpublished, first-person essays from mothers about their experiences with postpartum depression, anxiety, or other mental health struggles during or after pregnancy. Deadline: 12/01/2014. Prizes: $500. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction & Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 28, 2014,
The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
 
Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.
 
Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the tit...

Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 27, 2014,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest
 
WHO – Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT – Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual ...

Continue reading ...
 

Parabola Literary Journal: The Sacred

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 26, 2014,
Parabola Literary Journal
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world's myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme.
The theme for the Spring 2015 issue is The Sacred.
 
The submission deadline i...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 25, 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 ...
 

Dallas Poets Community Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 25, 2014,
Dallas Poets Community Poetry Contest
 
$15 ENTRY FEE.
 
Winner will receive $200 and 30 copies of his/her chapbook, input on cover design, and be invited to read from his/her chapbook as the feature at a DPC First Friday reading. Manuscript should contain 16 to 20 pages of poetry: any form, any theme. Each poem should appear on a separate page. Deadline November 15, 2014.
 
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery S...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 23, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses     
 
This will be our third book for nurses with coauthor LeAnn Thieman. We all know that times are tough in healthcare today. Nurses are dedicated and caring professionals who are doing more... with less. We are looking for true stories that will inspire, support, motivate and nurture those in the nursing profession. These true stories can be serious or humorous. They should be heartwarming and uplifting stories that...

Continue reading ...
 

Atlantis Short Story Competition 2014

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 23, 2014,
Atlantis Short Story Competition 2014
 
No theme or genre restrictions. Up to 2,500 words. Awards: $300, $100, $50 + in-depth feedback; Top 40: Name and story's title posted on website. Entry fees: $10, $15, $25 depending on level of feedback wanted when story does not place.
Deadline: November 30, 2014.
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 21, 2014,
Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest
 
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about w...

Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 20, 2014,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition
 
The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition was started in 1992 by Eileen Malone as a poetry contest to further enhance the outreach of The Source Center for Spiritual Development and Wholeness which was founded by Janice Farrell, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Directors International.
 
Categories are poetry, sonnets, prose poem, flash fiction, short story, memoir vignette, humor, novel excerpt, intercul...

Continue reading ...
 

What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 20, 2014,
What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?
 
Shield HealthCare recognizes the dedication and daily challenges of caregivers. Our annual caregiver story contest on “What Makes Caregiving Rewarding?” is a special way to honor caregivers and provide an encouraging forum to share inspiration. Whether you are a family caregiver or a home health professional, we welcome your story about the rewards of being a caregiver.
 
Top 3 Story Winner Prizes...

Continue reading ...
 

Run for God Devotions Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 18, 2014,
Run For God Devotions Anthology
 
Have you ever had an experience in your life, more specifically, in your running life that just seemed like God was trying to teach you something, and looking back you know that to be the case?!
 
If so, we’d love to hear from you! We at Run for God would like for you to share your story with us, but not only that, we’d like for you to share it in a way that others could learn from the things that God showed you. Some o...

Continue reading ...
 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 17, 2014,
Abilene Writers Guild Annual Contest
 
Categories to enter: Poetry, rhymed; Poetry, unrhymed; Children’s Stories for ages 3-8; Articles of General Interest; Compositions of Inspiration; Memoir/Nostalgia; Fiction for Adults; Flash Fiction; Flash Poetry.
 
Entry fees: $5 - $10. Prizes in each category: $100, $65, $35.
 
Deadline: November 30, 2014.
 
Our judges, professionals in their fields, are asked to crit...

Continue reading ...
 

National Novel Writing Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 16, 2014,
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
http://www.nanowrimo.org 

November 1 – 30. Thirty days and nights of literary abandon!

•Write a 50,000-word (or longer!) novel, between November 1 and November 30.

•Start from scratch. None of your own previously written prose can be included in your NaNoWriMo draft (though outlines, character sketches, and research are all fine, as are citations from other people’s works).

•Write a novel. We define a novel as a lengthy work of fiction....


Continue reading ...
 

Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 15, 2014,
Chamberton Publishing Writing Contest
 
Theme: Moments In Time: 2024 - A Short Fiction Writing Contest
 
Based on the theme '2024' write a short story using this image as inspiration. What has happened to the world? Have we been plummeted into the past? Has a meteor hit earth? Has humanity collectively decided to lay down their tech devices and return to primitive living? You decide. Don't "tell" what has happened but rather "show" what...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 14, 2014,
Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition
 
We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! The winning entries will be on display in the 15th Annual W...

Continue reading ...
 

"Dare to Be" Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 13, 2014,
"Dare to Be" Poetry Chapbook Contest
 
 
Literary journal Minerva Rising is accepting submissions of poetry on the theme: "Dare to Be, Dare to Write, Dare to Dare." Submit 14-24 pages of your best poetry. First prize is $250 and 10 copies of the chapbook. Deadline: 11/15/2014. Fees: $20.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 12, 2014,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy of the i...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 11, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Thriving Family Magazine needs articles for their magazine on various topics.
All articles should be between 50-350 words. Pay is $25-$75.
All articles are due October 26, 2014.
 
Topics are:
Tips for Rainy Day Play
Sleep-through-the-night Solutions
Transitioning from Highchair to Table
Help for Babies Who Spit Up
 
For their Discovery Times magazine (ages 4-7), they are also looking for 200-300 word articles. They ...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 10, 2014,
VIA Poetry on the Move Contest
 
Beginning October 1, VIA Metropolitan Transit will be accepting poems for our 6th Annual Poetry on the Move Contest in which the winning poetry will be printed and placed on our buses and vans for passengers to enjoy during National Poetry Month, April 2015. The contest is held early to allow time to coordinate the winning poems with area teen youth art programs to create the designs for bus interior cards.
 
Sub...

Continue reading ...
 

Eclectically Criminal Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 9, 2014,
Eclectically Criminal Anthology
 
Inklings Publishing is looking for short stories of all genres -- fiction or nonfiction -- that contain crime as a major plot element for their upcoming anthology, Eclectically Criminal.
The deadline is Nov. 1, 2014. Word limit is 1000 to 5000 words. Selected authors will be paid $20 and received one free book. Full guidelines on the web site under “Click here to Submit.”
 

Continue reading ...
 

Visions on Teaching

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 8, 2014,
Visions on Teaching
 
Would you like to share your experiences from inside the classroom?
 
Be a part of our plea for legislators and DoE to fix the REAL problems with education!
 
Lifting the Curtain, the second edition of the KIRKUS and CLARION acclaimed book, Lifting the Curtain: The Disgrace We Call Urban High School Education is underway, and we are looking for more great teacher input to publish in the new edition. We want people to see from a clas...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer Advice's 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 7, 2014,
Writer Advice's 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest
 
Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any prose genre). I will respond like an agent/editor. You get perspective, encouragement, and advice. Awards: The top 3 entries will each earn $100. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: November 10, 2014.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Children's Writers Kindergarten Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 6, 2014,
Children’s Writer Kindergarten Story Contest
 
To enter our Kindergarten Story Contest, submit a fiction or nonfiction story about family, friends, life, play, or school—really anything—for ages 5 to 6, up to 150 words. The story should be appropriate for kindergarteners who are just learning to read on their own. It should be fun, use appropriate vocabulary and syntax, and be interesting to youngest readers.
 
The contest offers five cash prizes: $500 for the win...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to my Mom

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 5, 2014,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom     
 
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 f...

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Thriving Family Magazine: Bonding with an Adopted Newborn

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 4, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine: Bonding with an Adopted Newborn
 
Bonding with a newborn after an adoption can be both beautiful and challenging. Tell us about your experience of adopting and bonding with a newborn baby. What did you feel? What did you learn? What helped you with the process? What are some ways to bond with a newborn after adoption? How did you find it to be the same as or different from bonding with your biological newborn?
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Thriving Family Magazine Articles for Tweens

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 4, 2014,
Thriving Family Magazine Articles for Tweens
 
Thriving Family editorial team has a list of topics for tweens open to submissions. The audience for all articles is parents with children 8-12 years old in the home. These need to be practical, hands-on articles that other parents can immediately try. All articles should be between 200-300 words and pay between $25 and $75. Deadline for all articles is October 13, 2014.
 
Themes include:
Pra...

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Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 2, 2014,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest
 
The Zebulon is Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest, designed to mimic the current process of publishing by employing a multi-tiered judging format and a three-pronged submission consisting of a query letter, a synopsis, and a selection from the manuscript. Pikes Peak Writers believes that in order to succeed in today’s market, writers must not only be able to write good books, they m...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address a...

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South Dakota State Poetry Society 2015 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 1, 2014,
South Dakota State Poetry Society 2015 Annual Contest
 
Submissions must be emailed to pasque.petals@gmail.com  with the heading "2015 Poetry Contest." Poems must be written in the body of the email, not as an attachment. Email each poem separately in each category you are entering the poem into. Poems must be original and unpublished.
 
Prizes for Open theme: 1st Place: $50, 2nd Place: $40, 3rd Place: $30
 
Prizes for all other Categories: 1st Place: $25, 2nd...

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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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