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: July, 2015

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2015,
Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest
 
Poetry Contest - Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight)
 
Up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication format.
 Prizes: $100, $75, $50; Winners and honorable mentions, if any, are published in the Seven Hills Review and mailed a complimentary copy. Submission fee: $8 nonmembers.
 
Haiku Contest - Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight)
 
3-line haiku need not conform to strict sy...

Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 30, 2015,
Green River Writers Annual Contest
 
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Entry fees: $3 to $5
Prizes: $20 - $175
 
Categories: short fiction up to 2000 words, poetry up to 50 lines, short-short fiction up to 1000 words, novel – first chapter – fiction up to 26 pages, creative nonfiction up to 3000 words, poetry for children up to 500 words, poetry about friendships 50 lines or less, social injustice poetry, limericks wild and absurd, rhyming poetry up to 4...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Annual Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 29, 2015,
Tiger's Eye Press Annual Chapbook Competition
 
Chapbook submissions accepted April 1 through August 31. 
Winner receives $100 and 25 copies.
Send 20-25 pages of poetry, a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgements page, all with no identifying information. Send a second title page with your name and contact information.
No emailed contest submissions accepted.
Submit entire manuscript, e-mail address or SASE, a 2-3 line bio, and a $15...

Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills LIterary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2015,
Seven Hills Literary Contest
 
The Seven Hills Literary Contest is in its twenty-first year. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. All judging is blind by professional, published authors.
 
Seven Hills Literary Contest Rules (Prose entries)
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight)
 
$100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review and one complimentary copy. Entry fees...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 27, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat  
 
Our cats can be so good, and then they can be not-so-good! But boy do they give us great stories! Our cat books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. We are now collecting stories for our 2016 edition. We want your funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the very good, very bad, simply amazing things that your cat does.
 
The deadline date for story and poem...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Journal 3rd Quarter Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 27, 2015,
Texas Writers Journal 3rd Quarter Competition
 
Quarterly award - $25 and publication.
No entry fee. Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
 
Deadline August 31, 2015.
 
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).
 
See website for full guidelines and submission information.



Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: Marriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 25, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: True Stories, Well Told
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about MARRIAGE.
 
Deadline: August 31, 2015
 
Whether you've celebrated your 50th anniversary or 5th marriage; eloped to Vegas or fought for (or against) marriage equality in DC; just filed your divorce papers or proposed to your high school sweetheart, we’re looking for well-crafted essays that truthfully po...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 24, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog  
 
Our dogs can be so good, and then they can be not-so-good! But boy do they give us great stories! Our dog books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. We are now collecting stories for our 2016 edition. We want your funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the very good, very bad, simply amazing things that your dog does.
 
The deadline date for story and poe...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writes Short Story & Essay Contest: Dark

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story & Essay Contest: Dark
 
July/August Contest - Short Story & Essay
2,015 word limit
Theme: DARK
“Night Dreams”
Shadows, Darkness, Space, Black, Sleep, Blindness...
Begins 7/25/15
Deadline 8/29/15
 
Official Rules & Guidelines:                                                               
...
Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brigthly: Be A Good Leader/Responsibility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Be a Good Leader/Responsibility     

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “be a good leader/responsibility.” Being a good leader is more than standing in front of a crowd. This issue looks at all the aspects it takes to be a good leader and how we can mimic the best Leader of all.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Pa...

Continue reading ...
 

Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 21, 2015,
Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest   
 
Water, Water Everywhere -
Category 1: Bayou Corne, Sinkhole
Category 2: Deep Blue Sea
Category 3: Silver Lake
Category 4: Bitter Creek
Category 5: Gentle Stream
Category 6: Swamp Dreams
Category 7: Caribbean Turquoise & Other Waters
 
All categories open to the poet’s interpretation. Any form, 40 line limit, no more than 1 page
Mail entries no later than August 17, 2015.
 
Entry fee: $3 per poem or $15 fo...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Disrespect

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Disrespect
 
Topic: Disrespect comes in many different forms, especially disrespect that kids show to siblings or friends. Tell us about one way your child has shown disrespect to a friend or sibling and what you did to help motivate and teach your child to be more respectful in the future. (This should not be how you talked to your child or how you showed disrespect to your child so your child could understand h...

Continue reading ...
 

Makes You Mom Blog

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 19, 2015,
Makes You Mom Blog
 
What are we looking for?
 
We want thoughtful writing about motherhood, either your own or your mom’s (or even your grandmom’s). We like distinctive voices. We like to laugh (though in moderation as part of a balanced reading diet). We like to be surprised, and to be invited to think. We like these things because our readers do, too.
 
Specifically, we want to nurture and celebrate what makes you (or her) mom, which is partly what makes y...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Counteracting Culture

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Counteracting Culture
 
Topic: How do you counteract the culture of disrespect that kids have learned from TV, movies, in the schoolyard, in their neighborhood, etc., where they may act like they are being funny or don't realize how rude they are being, but in reality, they are showing disrespect to siblings, friends, relatives or authority figures in their lives. From the point that a parent recognizes that a ch...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 17, 2015,
Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest
 
* Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15.
 
• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.
 
• There is no set theme and no entry fee.
 
• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)
 
• Stories must be previously unpublished.
 
• Please include a...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 16, 2015,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
19 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $80.
 
Deadline is August 15, 2015.
 
Categories include: Alzheimer’s, Christian poetry, Time, Dreams, A walk through the forest, Papa, Angels on Earth, Dogs and/or cats, The first cars, rhymed & metered poems, free verse poems, the bride, and more.
 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Cisco Writers Club Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 15, 2015,
Cisco Writers Club Annual Contest
 
WHEN: Entries may be made from June 1, 2015, through July 31, 2015.
 
WHO: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!
 
CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sep...

Continue reading ...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 14, 2015,
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and Robert W...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Easter Activity

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 13, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Easter Activity
 
Topic: What is one activity you did during the 40 days that led up to Easter that helped your child better understand God's sacrifice, Jesus' love or the purpose of Jesus' death and resurrection? Include a Bible verse and a prayer with this activity, and mention a possible puzzle or fun workbook idea that, if we created it, would go well with this activity.
 
Audience: Parents with children in th...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 12, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Format: Scripture from the book of 1 Samuel (please use ESV)
     Three questions to prompt conversation
     Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
Questions should be phrased as though couples are asking them of each other (not you as th...

Continue reading ...
 

Crux Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 11, 2015,
Crux Literary Journal
 
Crux Literary Journal is always looking for incredible poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction to publish on their site. Creative work submitted to Crux should have Christian themes but should in no way shy away from rougher parts of life.
 
To submit original, unpublished* work, please email cruxliterary@gmail.com .
 
Entries should be single-spaced, saved in a .doc or .docx file, and include your name, contact information, cate...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 10, 2015,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest 
 
100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of rights, wo...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Being a Good Listener

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 9, 2015,
Sparkle
 
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
Sparkle’s Mission is to help g...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 8, 2015,
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate Magazine: chewing on life, faith, and art, is accepting entries for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Writers may submit one story per contest entry fee and it must be 5500 words or less. First-place winner will receive $1500 and publication in the Winter 2015/2016 Issue. Deadline: 08/05/2015. Fees: $20.
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey Magazine: Try This at Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,
Odyssey Magazine
 
ODYSSEY is interested in articles rich in scientific accuracy and lively approaches to the subject at hand. The inclusion of primary research (interviews with scientists focusing on current research) are of primary interest to the magazine. Keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 9- to 14- year-old children and includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
 
Current...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
and
 
Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
 
Deadline: August 1, 2015
 
25 categories to enter including rivers, family trees, grandparents, teachers, war& peace, sonnets, yesterday, trip, piece of furniture, humor in life, pets, telephone communication, unexpected kindness, patience, serving, nature will win, a sacred/emin...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 5, 2015,
The Sun Magazine
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address so...

Continue reading ...
 

Miraculous Answers to Prayer

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 4, 2015,
Miraculous Answers to Prayer
 
Jim Bell is now compiling a story volume for Bethany House Publishers with a working title of Miraculous Answers to Prayer. Jesus said in Matthew 21:22, “And whatever you ask in prayer you will receive, if you have faith.” I’m sure you’ve had numerous wonderful answers to prayer in your Christian life. What I’m seeking is the story of perhaps your most amazing answer to prayer that would show unmistakable evidence of God supernatural power and presence i...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brigthly: Media Discernment

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 3, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Media Discernment

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “media discernment.” Between the apps, commercials, TV shows, and Internet sites our girls are exposed to, it’s hard to discern what is true and what is false. This issue looks at the harmful and helpful effects of media and how girls can make the most of it.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 3, 2015,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest
and
 
Deadline: August 1, 2015
 
Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100
 
12 categories to enter including humor, antiquity, evening, family/friends/children, loss, music, nature, love, spiritual, animals, acrostic and more.



Continue reading ...
 

Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 1, 2015,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests
 
The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2015.
Up to 10 unpublished haiku.
Entry fee: $2 per haiku for nonmembers.
Awards: First Prize, $150; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.
 
The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2015

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2015,
Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest
 
Poetry Contest - Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight)
 
Up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication format.
 Prizes: $100, $75, $50; Winners and honorable mentions, if any, are published in the Seven Hills Review and mailed a complimentary copy. Submission fee: $8 nonmembers.
 
Haiku Contest - Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight)
 
3-line haiku need not conform to strict sy...

Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 30, 2015,
Green River Writers Annual Contest
 
Deadline: August 31, 2015
Entry fees: $3 to $5
Prizes: $20 - $175
 
Categories: short fiction up to 2000 words, poetry up to 50 lines, short-short fiction up to 1000 words, novel – first chapter – fiction up to 26 pages, creative nonfiction up to 3000 words, poetry for children up to 500 words, poetry about friendships 50 lines or less, social injustice poetry, limericks wild and absurd, rhyming poetry up to 4...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Annual Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 29, 2015,
Tiger's Eye Press Annual Chapbook Competition
 
Chapbook submissions accepted April 1 through August 31. 
Winner receives $100 and 25 copies.
Send 20-25 pages of poetry, a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgements page, all with no identifying information. Send a second title page with your name and contact information.
No emailed contest submissions accepted.
Submit entire manuscript, e-mail address or SASE, a 2-3 line bio, and a $15...

Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills LIterary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2015,
Seven Hills Literary Contest
 
The Seven Hills Literary Contest is in its twenty-first year. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. All judging is blind by professional, published authors.
 
Seven Hills Literary Contest Rules (Prose entries)
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (Midnight)
 
$100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review and one complimentary copy. Entry fees...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 27, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat  
 
Our cats can be so good, and then they can be not-so-good! But boy do they give us great stories! Our cat books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. We are now collecting stories for our 2016 edition. We want your funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the very good, very bad, simply amazing things that your cat does.
 
The deadline date for story and poem...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Writers Journal 3rd Quarter Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 27, 2015,
Texas Writers Journal 3rd Quarter Competition
 
Quarterly award - $25 and publication.
No entry fee. Fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
 
Deadline August 31, 2015.
 
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).
 
See website for full guidelines and submission information.



Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: Marriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 25, 2015,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine Essay Contest: True Stories, Well Told
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about MARRIAGE.
 
Deadline: August 31, 2015
 
Whether you've celebrated your 50th anniversary or 5th marriage; eloped to Vegas or fought for (or against) marriage equality in DC; just filed your divorce papers or proposed to your high school sweetheart, we’re looking for well-crafted essays that truthfully po...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 24, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog  
 
Our dogs can be so good, and then they can be not-so-good! But boy do they give us great stories! Our dog books are so popular that we do a new one every other year. We are now collecting stories for our 2016 edition. We want your funny stories, your heartwarming stories, and your mindboggling stories about all the very good, very bad, simply amazing things that your dog does.
 
The deadline date for story and poe...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writes Short Story & Essay Contest: Dark

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story & Essay Contest: Dark
 
July/August Contest - Short Story & Essay
2,015 word limit
Theme: DARK
“Night Dreams”
Shadows, Darkness, Space, Black, Sleep, Blindness...
Begins 7/25/15
Deadline 8/29/15
 
Official Rules & Guidelines:                                                               
...
Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brigthly: Be A Good Leader/Responsibility

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Be a Good Leader/Responsibility     

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “be a good leader/responsibility.” Being a good leader is more than standing in front of a crowd. This issue looks at all the aspects it takes to be a good leader and how we can mimic the best Leader of all.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Pa...

Continue reading ...
 

Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 21, 2015,
Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest   
 
Water, Water Everywhere -
Category 1: Bayou Corne, Sinkhole
Category 2: Deep Blue Sea
Category 3: Silver Lake
Category 4: Bitter Creek
Category 5: Gentle Stream
Category 6: Swamp Dreams
Category 7: Caribbean Turquoise & Other Waters
 
All categories open to the poet’s interpretation. Any form, 40 line limit, no more than 1 page
Mail entries no later than August 17, 2015.
 
Entry fee: $3 per poem or $15 fo...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Disrespect

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Disrespect
 
Topic: Disrespect comes in many different forms, especially disrespect that kids show to siblings or friends. Tell us about one way your child has shown disrespect to a friend or sibling and what you did to help motivate and teach your child to be more respectful in the future. (This should not be how you talked to your child or how you showed disrespect to your child so your child could understand h...

Continue reading ...
 

Makes You Mom Blog

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 19, 2015,
Makes You Mom Blog
 
What are we looking for?
 
We want thoughtful writing about motherhood, either your own or your mom’s (or even your grandmom’s). We like distinctive voices. We like to laugh (though in moderation as part of a balanced reading diet). We like to be surprised, and to be invited to think. We like these things because our readers do, too.
 
Specifically, we want to nurture and celebrate what makes you (or her) mom, which is partly what makes y...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Counteracting Culture

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Counteracting Culture
 
Topic: How do you counteract the culture of disrespect that kids have learned from TV, movies, in the schoolyard, in their neighborhood, etc., where they may act like they are being funny or don't realize how rude they are being, but in reality, they are showing disrespect to siblings, friends, relatives or authority figures in their lives. From the point that a parent recognizes that a ch...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 17, 2015,
Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest
 
* Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15.
 
• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.
 
• There is no set theme and no entry fee.
 
• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)
 
• Stories must be previously unpublished.
 
• Please include a...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 16, 2015,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
19 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $80.
 
Deadline is August 15, 2015.
 
Categories include: Alzheimer’s, Christian poetry, Time, Dreams, A walk through the forest, Papa, Angels on Earth, Dogs and/or cats, The first cars, rhymed & metered poems, free verse poems, the bride, and more.
 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Cisco Writers Club Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 15, 2015,
Cisco Writers Club Annual Contest
 
WHEN: Entries may be made from June 1, 2015, through July 31, 2015.
 
WHO: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!
 
CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sep...

Continue reading ...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 14, 2015,
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and Robert W...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Easter Activity

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 13, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Easter Activity
 
Topic: What is one activity you did during the 40 days that led up to Easter that helped your child better understand God's sacrifice, Jesus' love or the purpose of Jesus' death and resurrection? Include a Bible verse and a prayer with this activity, and mention a possible puzzle or fun workbook idea that, if we created it, would go well with this activity.
 
Audience: Parents with children in th...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family: Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 12, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine: Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Format: Scripture from the book of 1 Samuel (please use ESV)
     Three questions to prompt conversation
     Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
Questions should be phrased as though couples are asking them of each other (not you as th...

Continue reading ...
 

Crux Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 11, 2015,
Crux Literary Journal
 
Crux Literary Journal is always looking for incredible poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction to publish on their site. Creative work submitted to Crux should have Christian themes but should in no way shy away from rougher parts of life.
 
To submit original, unpublished* work, please email cruxliterary@gmail.com .
 
Entries should be single-spaced, saved in a .doc or .docx file, and include your name, contact information, cate...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 10, 2015,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest 
 
100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of rights, wo...

Continue reading ...
 

Sparkle: Being a Good Listener

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 9, 2015,
Sparkle
 
Sparkle is an exciting magazine designed especially for girls in the first through third grades. Sparkle is published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior), an international ministry that starts Bible-based club programs in churches and Christian organizations. The mission of GEMS is to help bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
 
Sparkle’s Mission is to help g...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 8, 2015,
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate Magazine: chewing on life, faith, and art, is accepting entries for the William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Writers may submit one story per contest entry fee and it must be 5500 words or less. First-place winner will receive $1500 and publication in the Winter 2015/2016 Issue. Deadline: 08/05/2015. Fees: $20.
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey Magazine: Try This at Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,
Odyssey Magazine
 
ODYSSEY is interested in articles rich in scientific accuracy and lively approaches to the subject at hand. The inclusion of primary research (interviews with scientists focusing on current research) are of primary interest to the magazine. Keep in mind that this magazine is essentially written for 9- to 14- year-old children and includes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
 
Current...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 7, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
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Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
 
Deadline: August 1, 2015
 
25 categories to enter including rivers, family trees, grandparents, teachers, war& peace, sonnets, yesterday, trip, piece of furniture, humor in life, pets, telephone communication, unexpected kindness, patience, serving, nature will win, a sacred/emin...

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The Sun Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 5, 2015,
The Sun Magazine
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing address so...

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Miraculous Answers to Prayer

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 4, 2015,
Miraculous Answers to Prayer
 
Jim Bell is now compiling a story volume for Bethany House Publishers with a working title of Miraculous Answers to Prayer. Jesus said in Matthew 21:22, “And whatever you ask in prayer you will receive, if you have faith.” I’m sure you’ve had numerous wonderful answers to prayer in your Christian life. What I’m seeking is the story of perhaps your most amazing answer to prayer that would show unmistakable evidence of God supernatural power and presence i...

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SHINE brigthly: Media Discernment

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 3, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Media Discernment

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “media discernment.” Between the apps, commercials, TV shows, and Internet sites our girls are exposed to, it’s hard to discern what is true and what is false. This issue looks at the harmful and helpful effects of media and how girls can make the most of it.

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words ...

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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 3, 2015,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest
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Deadline: August 1, 2015
 
Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100
 
12 categories to enter including humor, antiquity, evening, family/friends/children, loss, music, nature, love, spiritual, animals, acrostic and more.



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Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 1, 2015,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun Contests
 
The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2015.
Up to 10 unpublished haiku.
Entry fee: $2 per haiku for nonmembers.
Awards: First Prize, $150; Second Prize, $100; Third Prize, $50. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.
 
The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July...

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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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