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

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


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

written by Sally Clark


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






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

Browsing Archive: April, 2015

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 30, 2015,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, 2015 postmark
Open to all poets. In honor of CPS founders, Winchell, Brodine, and Brodinsky
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems, payable to Connecticut Poetry Society
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
Winning poems will be published in Connecticut River Review.
Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.

Continue reading ...
 

TX Writers Journal Third Quarter Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 29, 2015,
Texas Writers Journal Third Quarter Competition
 
The competition is open to Texas residents only (current Texas address) for original works of 5,000 words or less (text only, title not included). The competition is open to all ages however there is no age category. 
 
Entry fees - No entry fees for 2015 competition.
2015 Awards: Quarterly Awards - $25. Annual Awards: $300, $200, $100
 
All entries must be in English, original and unpublished. Multipl...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 28, 2015,
Alabama State Poetry Society Chapbook Competition
 
The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. Deadline is MAY 31, 2015.  
 
Winner receives $100 and 25 copies of their winning chapbook. Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Water

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 27, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story & Essay Contest: Water 
 
April May Contest - Short Story & Essay
2,015 word limit
Theme: WATER
“Liquid Thoughts”
Oceans/Rivers, Drinking, Sweat, Waterfalls, Tears
Begins 4/28/15
Deadline 5/30/15
 
Official Rules & Guidelines:
 

Continue reading ...
 

Unleash the Writer Within with Cecil Murphey

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 26, 2015,
Weekend Workshop Opportunity with Cecil Murphey
 
Date: Friday-Saturday May 29-30
Place: First Baptist Church of Universal City, Texas (northwest side of San Antonio)
Cost: $50 ($60 at the door) — Includes on-site lunch
 
In today’s ever-changing world of publishing, how can an author craft and sell a book that will get noticed by agents, editors, and readers? With well over a mi...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Walking With

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 25, 2015,
Alive Now: Walking With  
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Nonfiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 24, 2015,
Today’s Christian Living Nonfiction Writing Contest
 
Today's Christian Living, a faith-centered magazine rejoicing in life and faith for modern Christians, is hosting a nonfiction writing contest. This year the topic is "Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus."
 
First prize is $300, second prize is $200, and the third prize is $100. All winning entries will be published in a forthcoming issue of the maga...

Continue reading ...
 

Stobbe Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 23, 2015,
Stobbe Literary Agency
 
Open to anyone who subscribes to the basic Christian doctrines, the Nicene Creed, for example. I will not represent someone whose views differ significantly from what I believe the Bible teaches. Les Stobbe handles fiction and nonfiction for adults. Sally Apokedak handles children's books, fantasy, devotionals, Christian living, and adult inspirational.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series,  Bell Bridge Bo...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet: Literature, Art, and the Creative Spirit

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 22, 2015,
Tiferet: Literature, Art, and the Creative Spirit
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
We hope Tiferet will inspire you to write, connect you to a global community, foster peace in you and in the world. Tiferet is a portal to ...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 21, 2015,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest
http://www.timeofsinging.com/contests.html

Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.

Summer Contest 2015

Contest Theme: Any theme

Form: Short form poems - 9 line limit

Contest Deadline: May 15, 2015 (postmark)

Winners will be pu...


Continue reading ...
 

Persimmon Tree: Short Takes: Shoes

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 20, 2015,
Persimmon Tree: an Online Magazine of the Arts by Women over Sixty - Short Takes Column
 
Short Takes: Readers are invited to submit a short nonfiction piece (250-500 words) for Short Takes. Each issue will have a Short Takes column.
 
The topic is listed below. We keep the topics general so you can relate to them as you wish. We’re especially interested in hearing about your experiences, but you can include your thoughts, dreams, and ideas. Humor an...

Continue reading ...
 

Frozen Fairy Tales Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 19, 2015,
Frozen Fairy Tales Anthology
 
Winter fairy tales, short fiction up to 10,000 words, submission deadline: May 15, 2015.
 
Stories centered on winter holidays are most welcome, but stories do not need to be holiday focused. A sense of winter and its perils and possibilities must be part of your story.
 
Accepted authors will be paid $20 and a paperback copy of the anthology. Only previously unpublished wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Amy L. Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 18, 2015,
Amy L. Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: May 15, 2015.
The prizes are $50  $20  $10.
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice.   
Line Limit:  40 lines.   
Entry Fee:  $3/poem, payable to Amy Dengler Fund. 
 
You may enter any number of poems but only one prize may be won by any poet. 
Poems must be unpublished, not entered in another contest, nor won ANY prize. 
Send 2 copies of each poem: one with name, address, email/tel. #; one with no ID (for the judge).
 
Mail entries and fees to:  Contes...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: The Weather

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 17, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: The Weather
 
Deadline: May 11, 2015
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We're not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.
 
Send us your true stories—personal, historic...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: The Unraveling Toward Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 17, 2015,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 16, 2015,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2015 Ruminate Poetry Prize with Dan Beachy-Quick as our finalist judge! The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2015 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is May 5th. The entry f...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry of the Sacred Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 16, 2015,
Poetry of the Sacred Contest
 
The Poetry of the Sacred Contest is run annually through the Center for Interfaith Relations’ Institute for Contemplative Practice. Submissions will be accepted online until midnight on Friday, May 1, 2015.
 
Poetry has been called ‘the language of the soul,’ and this contest encourages poets to awaken their reader to the deep meaning and beauty of life. Poems are evaluated based on literary exce...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 15, 2015,
On the Premises Magazine
 
Mini-Contest #25 – SAME WORD, DIFFERENT MEANING
 
Tell, show, or evoke a complete story in 20 to 40 words. In this story, you must use the EXACT same word at least twice, but each time you use it, it must have a different definition.
 
Terrible example #1: “If light were a solid object, it would feel light and fluffy.” That’s not even a story! But it does use the exact same word (“light”) with two different mea...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Conclave 2015 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 15, 2015,
Alabama Writers Conclave 2015 Contest
 
Certificates and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 and will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the categories listed below. A maximum word count, or line count for poetry, is listed for each category: First Novel Chapters (1,500 wds.), Short Story (1,500 wds.), Flash Fiction (500 wds.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 wds.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 wds.), Poetry (not to exceed 50 line...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 14, 2015,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be considered fo...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 13, 2015,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies. All entries may be mailed to: Passager, 1420 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21201
 
2015 Poetry Contest- the Passager Poetry Contest will begin accepting entries on Janua...

Continue reading ...
 

Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 13, 2015,
Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the material is imp...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 11, 2015,
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 ...
 

Cobblestone: National Parks & Conservation

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 11, 2015,
Cobblestone: National Parks and Conservation
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Leapfrog 2015 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 9, 2015,
The Leapfrog 2015 Fiction Contest
 
Open to submissions from January 15, 2015. Adult and children's (MG and YA) novels, novellas, and story collections. Awards: First prize: Publication contract with advance, plus finalist awards: $150 and manuscript critique. Entry fee: $30.
Deadline: May 1, 2015
 

Continue reading ...
 

Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 8, 2015,
Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
 
For unpublished fiction, any style, any theme.
 
First Place Award: $1,100. Editor’s Choices: $100 each. Ten stories will be named Stories of Distinction. Maximum length: 3000 words. Submission deadline: April 30, 2015.
 
Entry fee: $15 for the first story and $10 for each additional story.

Continue reading ...
 

MA State Poetry Society Contest Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 7, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
 
AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously 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 ...
 

SEEK Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 7, 2015,
SEEK Magazine

Christian publisher Standard Publishing (est. 1868) has posted new themes for SEEK, the company’s religious classroom publication for adult learners.
Writers have until April 15, 2015 to submit finished nonfiction articles for the Spring 2016 quarter. Deadline: 04/15/2015. Pay: 7 cents/word. Desired word count is 850-1000 words.
 
Quarter titles for Spring 2016: Unit 1, Tests of Faith (Issues 1-4); Unit 2, Restorative Faith...

Continue reading ...
 

Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 6, 2015,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
The Paulann Petersen Award for Poetry
 The Roland Smith Award for YA and Middle Grade Fiction
 Nonfiction Award
 Fiction Award
 
Deadline: Apri...

Continue reading ...
 

Faith by Grace Publishing - 2 anthologies

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 5, 2015,
Faith by Grace Publishing “Paths to Forgiveness” and Poetry anthology
 
We are now accepting submissions for an anthology titled "Paths to Forgiveness." Stories can be fiction or non-fiction and between 2,000-10,000 words about people who seek forgiveness. For example: Someone who took a wrong turn in their life and are at a low point or a cross road. They turn to God to save and guide them. Submissions due May 1,2015.
 
We are also looking for Poems to p...

Continue reading ...
 

FaithWalk Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 4, 2015,
FaithWalk Publishing
 
At FaithWalk Publishing we recognize that everyone is on a spiritual journey. While some may have definite beliefs there are others who are still searching to find life's meaning. Our mission is to publish books that are Christian in orientation while covering a wide range of topics of interest for believers and spiritual seekers alike. Books which will meet people where they are in their own spiritual quest.
 
from...

Continue reading ...
 

FaithWalk Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 4, 2015,
FaithWalk Publishing
 
At FaithWalk Publishing we recognize that everyone is on a spiritual journey. While some may have definite beliefs there are others who are still searching to find life's meaning. Our mission is to publish books that are Christian in orientation while covering a wide range of topics of interest for believers and spiritual seekers alike. Books which will meet people where they are in their own spiritual quest.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Ca...

Continue reading ...
 

CA Writers Club Short, Short Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 3, 2015,
California Writers Club Sacramento Branch
2015 Short, Short Story Writing Contest
 
Category: Open, Length: up to 750 words, OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
 
First Place: $100 Second Place: $50 Third Place: $25
All submissions must be postmarked by Thursday, April 30, 2015. The deadline is absolute; no exceptions. Winning stories will be published in a Special 2015 Summer Edition of Write On!
 
$10.00 entry fee per entry, payab...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 2, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible  

We all know the story about the little engine that could: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... Almost anything is possible if you think you can. You can dream big, overcome challenges and turn adversity into opportunity. You can change your outlook and listen to your heart and move forward into the life you want. How did you "think possible" and how did it change your life? The deadline for story and poem submissions...

Continue reading ...
 

Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 1, 2015,
Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest
 
The Loudoun County, VA, Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with their second annual contest.
Submit your poem from March 1 to April 15.
 
What’s the prize? First prize: $200, Second prize: $100, Third prize: $50
Thanks to the Loudoun Library Foundation! The top three and the honorable mentions will also receive the top poems in a book printed by the Symington Press.
 
Only one poem per poet. No entry...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2015

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 30, 2015,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, 2015 postmark
Open to all poets. In honor of CPS founders, Winchell, Brodine, and Brodinsky
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems, payable to Connecticut Poetry Society
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
Winning poems will be published in Connecticut River Review.
Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.

Continue reading ...
 

TX Writers Journal Third Quarter Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 29, 2015,
Texas Writers Journal Third Quarter Competition
 
The competition is open to Texas residents only (current Texas address) for original works of 5,000 words or less (text only, title not included). The competition is open to all ages however there is no age category. 
 
Entry fees - No entry fees for 2015 competition.
2015 Awards: Quarterly Awards - $25. Annual Awards: $300, $200, $100
 
All entries must be in English, original and unpublished. Multipl...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 28, 2015,
Alabama State Poetry Society Chapbook Competition
 
The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. Deadline is MAY 31, 2015.  
 
Winner receives $100 and 25 copies of their winning chapbook. Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24, an...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: Water

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 27, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story & Essay Contest: Water 
 
April May Contest - Short Story & Essay
2,015 word limit
Theme: WATER
“Liquid Thoughts”
Oceans/Rivers, Drinking, Sweat, Waterfalls, Tears
Begins 4/28/15
Deadline 5/30/15
 
Official Rules & Guidelines:
 

Continue reading ...
 

Unleash the Writer Within with Cecil Murphey

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 26, 2015,
Weekend Workshop Opportunity with Cecil Murphey
 
Date: Friday-Saturday May 29-30
Place: First Baptist Church of Universal City, Texas (northwest side of San Antonio)
Cost: $50 ($60 at the door) — Includes on-site lunch
 
In today’s ever-changing world of publishing, how can an author craft and sell a book that will get noticed by agents, editors, and readers? With well over a mi...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Walking With

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 25, 2015,
Alive Now: Walking With  
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Nonfiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 24, 2015,
Today’s Christian Living Nonfiction Writing Contest
 
Today's Christian Living, a faith-centered magazine rejoicing in life and faith for modern Christians, is hosting a nonfiction writing contest. This year the topic is "Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus."
 
First prize is $300, second prize is $200, and the third prize is $100. All winning entries will be published in a forthcoming issue of the maga...

Continue reading ...
 

Stobbe Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 23, 2015,
Stobbe Literary Agency
 
Open to anyone who subscribes to the basic Christian doctrines, the Nicene Creed, for example. I will not represent someone whose views differ significantly from what I believe the Bible teaches. Les Stobbe handles fiction and nonfiction for adults. Sally Apokedak handles children's books, fantasy, devotionals, Christian living, and adult inspirational.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series,  Bell Bridge Bo...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet: Literature, Art, and the Creative Spirit

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 22, 2015,
Tiferet: Literature, Art, and the Creative Spirit
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
We hope Tiferet will inspire you to write, connect you to a global community, foster peace in you and in the world. Tiferet is a portal to ...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 21, 2015,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest
http://www.timeofsinging.com/contests.html

Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.

Summer Contest 2015

Contest Theme: Any theme

Form: Short form poems - 9 line limit

Contest Deadline: May 15, 2015 (postmark)

Winners will be pu...


Continue reading ...
 

Persimmon Tree: Short Takes: Shoes

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 20, 2015,
Persimmon Tree: an Online Magazine of the Arts by Women over Sixty - Short Takes Column
 
Short Takes: Readers are invited to submit a short nonfiction piece (250-500 words) for Short Takes. Each issue will have a Short Takes column.
 
The topic is listed below. We keep the topics general so you can relate to them as you wish. We’re especially interested in hearing about your experiences, but you can include your thoughts, dreams, and ideas. Humor an...

Continue reading ...
 

Frozen Fairy Tales Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 19, 2015,
Frozen Fairy Tales Anthology
 
Winter fairy tales, short fiction up to 10,000 words, submission deadline: May 15, 2015.
 
Stories centered on winter holidays are most welcome, but stories do not need to be holiday focused. A sense of winter and its perils and possibilities must be part of your story.
 
Accepted authors will be paid $20 and a paperback copy of the anthology. Only previously unpublished wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Amy L. Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 18, 2015,
Amy L. Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: May 15, 2015.
The prizes are $50  $20  $10.
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice.   
Line Limit:  40 lines.   
Entry Fee:  $3/poem, payable to Amy Dengler Fund. 
 
You may enter any number of poems but only one prize may be won by any poet. 
Poems must be unpublished, not entered in another contest, nor won ANY prize. 
Send 2 copies of each poem: one with name, address, email/tel. #; one with no ID (for the judge).
 
Mail entries and fees to:  Contes...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: The Weather

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 17, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: The Weather
 
Deadline: May 11, 2015
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We're not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.
 
Send us your true stories—personal, historic...

Continue reading ...
 

Weavings: The Unraveling Toward Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 17, 2015,
Weavings: A Journal of the Christian Spiritual Life
 
Articles 1000 to 2000 words, sermons and meditations 500 to 2000 words, stories (fiction or nonfiction) 750 to 2000 words, poems, prayers and liturgical pieces. Weavings is neither a popular devotional guide nor a technical scholarly journal. We are looking for material that has spiritual depth expressed in simple, even poetic, prose. We hope authors will show our readers the subject rather ...

Continue reading ...
 

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 16, 2015,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2015 Ruminate Poetry Prize with Dan Beachy-Quick as our finalist judge! The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2015 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is May 5th. The entry f...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry of the Sacred Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 16, 2015,
Poetry of the Sacred Contest
 
The Poetry of the Sacred Contest is run annually through the Center for Interfaith Relations’ Institute for Contemplative Practice. Submissions will be accepted online until midnight on Friday, May 1, 2015.
 
Poetry has been called ‘the language of the soul,’ and this contest encourages poets to awaken their reader to the deep meaning and beauty of life. Poems are evaluated based on literary exce...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 15, 2015,
On the Premises Magazine
 
Mini-Contest #25 – SAME WORD, DIFFERENT MEANING
 
Tell, show, or evoke a complete story in 20 to 40 words. In this story, you must use the EXACT same word at least twice, but each time you use it, it must have a different definition.
 
Terrible example #1: “If light were a solid object, it would feel light and fluffy.” That’s not even a story! But it does use the exact same word (“light”) with two different mea...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Conclave 2015 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 15, 2015,
Alabama Writers Conclave 2015 Contest
 
Certificates and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 and will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the categories listed below. A maximum word count, or line count for poetry, is listed for each category: First Novel Chapters (1,500 wds.), Short Story (1,500 wds.), Flash Fiction (500 wds.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 wds.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 wds.), Poetry (not to exceed 50 line...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 14, 2015,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be considered fo...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 13, 2015,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies. All entries may be mailed to: Passager, 1420 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21201
 
2015 Poetry Contest- the Passager Poetry Contest will begin accepting entries on Janua...

Continue reading ...
 

Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 13, 2015,
Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the material is imp...

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Pockets: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 11, 2015,
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 ...

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Cobblestone: National Parks & Conservation

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 11, 2015,
Cobblestone: National Parks and Conservation
 
American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making ...

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The Leapfrog 2015 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 9, 2015,
The Leapfrog 2015 Fiction Contest
 
Open to submissions from January 15, 2015. Adult and children's (MG and YA) novels, novellas, and story collections. Awards: First prize: Publication contract with advance, plus finalist awards: $150 and manuscript critique. Entry fee: $30.
Deadline: May 1, 2015
 

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Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 8, 2015,
Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
 
For unpublished fiction, any style, any theme.
 
First Place Award: $1,100. Editor’s Choices: $100 each. Ten stories will be named Stories of Distinction. Maximum length: 3000 words. Submission deadline: April 30, 2015.
 
Entry fee: $15 for the first story and $10 for each additional story.

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MA State Poetry Society Contest Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 7, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
 
AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously 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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SEEK Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 7, 2015,
SEEK Magazine

Christian publisher Standard Publishing (est. 1868) has posted new themes for SEEK, the company’s religious classroom publication for adult learners.
Writers have until April 15, 2015 to submit finished nonfiction articles for the Spring 2016 quarter. Deadline: 04/15/2015. Pay: 7 cents/word. Desired word count is 850-1000 words.
 
Quarter titles for Spring 2016: Unit 1, Tests of Faith (Issues 1-4); Unit 2, Restorative Faith...

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Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 6, 2015,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
The Paulann Petersen Award for Poetry
 The Roland Smith Award for YA and Middle Grade Fiction
 Nonfiction Award
 Fiction Award
 
Deadline: Apri...

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Faith by Grace Publishing - 2 anthologies

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 5, 2015,
Faith by Grace Publishing “Paths to Forgiveness” and Poetry anthology
 
We are now accepting submissions for an anthology titled "Paths to Forgiveness." Stories can be fiction or non-fiction and between 2,000-10,000 words about people who seek forgiveness. For example: Someone who took a wrong turn in their life and are at a low point or a cross road. They turn to God to save and guide them. Submissions due May 1,2015.
 
We are also looking for Poems to p...

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FaithWalk Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 4, 2015,
FaithWalk Publishing
 
At FaithWalk Publishing we recognize that everyone is on a spiritual journey. While some may have definite beliefs there are others who are still searching to find life's meaning. Our mission is to publish books that are Christian in orientation while covering a wide range of topics of interest for believers and spiritual seekers alike. Books which will meet people where they are in their own spiritual quest.
 
from...

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FaithWalk Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 4, 2015,
FaithWalk Publishing
 
At FaithWalk Publishing we recognize that everyone is on a spiritual journey. While some may have definite beliefs there are others who are still searching to find life's meaning. Our mission is to publish books that are Christian in orientation while covering a wide range of topics of interest for believers and spiritual seekers alike. Books which will meet people where they are in their own spiritual quest.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Ca...

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CA Writers Club Short, Short Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 3, 2015,
California Writers Club Sacramento Branch
2015 Short, Short Story Writing Contest
 
Category: Open, Length: up to 750 words, OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
 
First Place: $100 Second Place: $50 Third Place: $25
All submissions must be postmarked by Thursday, April 30, 2015. The deadline is absolute; no exceptions. Winning stories will be published in a Special 2015 Summer Edition of Write On!
 
$10.00 entry fee per entry, payab...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 2, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible  

We all know the story about the little engine that could: I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... Almost anything is possible if you think you can. You can dream big, overcome challenges and turn adversity into opportunity. You can change your outlook and listen to your heart and move forward into the life you want. How did you "think possible" and how did it change your life? The deadline for story and poem submissions...

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Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 1, 2015,
Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest
 
The Loudoun County, VA, Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month with their second annual contest.
Submit your poem from March 1 to April 15.
 
What’s the prize? First prize: $200, Second prize: $100, Third prize: $50
Thanks to the Loudoun Library Foundation! The top three and the honorable mentions will also receive the top poems in a book printed by the Symington Press.
 
Only one poem per poet. No entry...

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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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