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: June, 2015

League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 30, 2015,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
 
Deadline: July 31, 2015
 
Entry Fees: $1 - $2    Prizes: $10 - $125
 
22 categories to enter including: Relationships, Ancestry/Heritage, Aging, Moving On, Prairies, Partners, Humor, Haiku, Free Verse, Changing Your Life, Narrative, The elephant in the room, Music/Song/Dance, Journey, Foreign language, Global Health, Love poem, and more.


...
Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 29, 2015,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal
 
Deadline - July 31, 2015Open Theme
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each...

Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Florence Lindemann Humor Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 28, 2015,
Wisconsin Writers Association Florence Lindemann Humor Contest   
 
Deadline - July 31, 2015
 
Humorous work, fiction or non-fiction. If it’s funny and the main thrust of the piece is humor, submit to this contest. Maximum Length: 1,500 words. Entry fee: $15
 
Prizes-First Place: $100
-Second Place: $70
-Third Place $40
-Honorable Mention: (two maximum, no cash prize)



Continue reading ...
 

Mothers Always Write Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 27, 2015,
Mothers Always Write
 
A literary and ideas magazine for mothers (and fathers too).  Published monthly online. Offers poetry and essays intended to honor parenting as one of life's greatest callings.
 
Pieces fall into three categories:
(1) Early Years: mothering the younger years (from birth to age 12),
(2) Middle Years: mothering the middle school and teenage years, and
(3) Adult Children: mothers facing the empty nest. 
 
Mark your submission by ...

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 26, 2015,
SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Essay
 
Topic: Your Most Unforgettable Character (essay, up to 500 words)
Enter July 1 to July 31, 2015
Entry fee is $10.
Prizes $100, $50, $25.

Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 25, 2015,
Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest  
 
Deadline - July 31, 2015
 
Poetry: All poems, from free verse to formal and everything in between. If it’s poetry, submit to this category. Maximum Length: 75 lines
Fiction: All fiction, from children to adult, flash, chapter, and any length in between. No erotica.
Nonfiction: All nonfiction, from article to memoir and everything in between. If it’s a true story, submit to this category. Maximum Length...

Continue reading ...
 

Sacred Ink Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 24, 2015,
Sacred Ink Short Story Contest
 
Fiction Contest for Secular Stories with a Christian Element
 
We are accepting short story submissions (5,000 words max) of sweet romance, cozy mystery and general women's fiction. Selected stories will be published (ebook& print) in an anthology which will be sold online and used as a promotional tool for Sacred Ink across the country.
 
What are you waiting for? Send your best short story to query[at]sacredink.us and be sure t...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Doubt

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 23, 2015,
Alive Now: Doubt
 
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 that mov...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 22, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness 
 
Have you ever put a quarter in the parking meter for a stranger? Has someone performed a random act of kindness for you? We love hearing about random acts of kindness and we want to read your best stories about ones that have occurred to you or to someone close to you. We’d also love to read about acts of kindness that you have performed or that people close to you have performed. Did you deliberately set out to p...

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 21, 2015,
White County Creative Writers Annual Contest
 
White County Creative Writers' 20th Annual Writers' Conference features 15 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their awards by mail af...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Pure Amore

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 20, 2015,
Pelican Pure Amore
 
Pelican Pure Amore romances are sweet in tone and in conflict. These stories are the emotionally-driven tales of youthful Christians who are striving to live their faith in a world where Christ-centered choices may not fully be understood. Plots should not contain overly hard-hitting or controversial subjects but should be hope-filled, enjoyable reads that don’t come with a lot of excess baggage. Heroes and hero...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry Contest: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 19, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry Contest: Fire
 
June/July Contest - Short Story, Essay & Poetry
2,015 word limit, short story or essay
50 line limit per poem
Theme: FIRE
 “A Spark of Inspiration”
Flame, Sun, Explosion, Heat, Rockets...
Poetry Themes: WATER, AIR, FIRE
Begins 6/27/15
Deadline 7/25/15
 
Official Rules & Guidelines:                                                               

Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of Texas Summer Retreat in Alpine, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 19, 2015,
Writers League of Texas Summer Retreat in Alpine, TX
 
2015 Summer Writing Retreat
July 19-23, 2015 - with Orientation July 18 at 6 pm
Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas
 
The 2015 Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat will be held July 19-23 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, the perfect summer escape. There’s something truly special and one of a kind about the stunning landscape of mountainous West Texas — not to me...

Continue reading ...
 

Escape the Ordinary: Explore the World of Words & Pictures

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 18, 2015,
Escape the Ordinary: Explore the World of Words and Pictures
The Book-In-Hand Roadshow…next stop… TEXAS
 
Thurs., June 25, 2015   
2 - 3:30 pm
FREE: Adults and teens welcome
Johnson City Library
501 Nugent Avenue  
Johnson City, Texas 78636
 
WHO SHOULD COME: Bloggers, travel writers, writers thinking about a book, and those who just want to enjoy a new experience in the company of interesting people on a Thursday afternoon.
 
For more information contact: (830) 868-44...

Continue reading ...
 

Florida State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 18, 2015,
Florida State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
26 categories to enter including: free verse, formal verse, Ireland, musical performance, cleaning out the garage, going to the dentist, a mixed race, tribute to something moving, amazing or praiseworthy, ballad, humorous sonnet, haiku, minute, ghazal, courage, villanelle, peace, the dark side, opening & closing, the cosmos, first love, from the grave, humor, nature, patriotism and more.
 
Entr...

Continue reading ...
 

Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry & Prose

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 16, 2015,
Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry and Prose
 
Fairy Tale Review is thrilled to announce our second annual contest, with awards for poetry and prose—Brian Evenson will serve as our judge for prose, and Joyelle McSweeney will judge poetry. The selected winners of the prose and poetry contests will each receive $1,000, and all submissions will also be considered for publication in The Ochre Issue, which will be released in 2016. Reading fee: $10. Submi...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 National Senior Poet Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 15, 2015,
2015 National Senior Poet Laureate Poetry Competition
 
Published and unpublished poems considered
Deadline: June 30, 2015
No limit to number of entries.
 
A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they are in the world. The 2015 SPL Contest mirrors the original 1994 SPL Contest, but with a bonus Native American category (Native American heritage is not required, but writ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Raven Chronicles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 14, 2015,
The Raven Chronicles - a journal of art, literature, & the spoken word
 
SUBMISSIONS WANTED:
 
Theme: Laugh. Laugh? Laugh!
 
What makes you laugh? What do you think is funny or absurd? And who? People of all ages and of different cultures respond to humorous situations in different ways. Funhouse mirrors, madhouse laughs, slipping on a banana peel, cartoons satirizing historical, religious or political figures, inside jokes: they’re all part of it, bu...

Continue reading ...
 

Sleeping Bear Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 13, 2015,
Sleeping Bear Press
 
We review children’s picture book, middle grade, and young adult manuscripts. Please browse our website for an idea of the books we publish. In your submission package, please include a one-page pitch letter including contact information, sample of the work (up to 15 pages), and self-addressed stamped envelope.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor,...

Continue reading ...
 

Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 12, 2015,
Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest
 
The second annual Mark Twain House & Museum's "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Writing Contest is for writers of all ages from all corners of the globe Submit 7,000 words (or fewer) of any original work of humor writing. First prize is $1,000.
Deadline: 07/10/2015. Fees: $22.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Spiritual Writers Network's Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 11, 2015,
Spiritual Writers Network's Annual Poetry Contest
 
First Prize: $100.00. Entry fee: $5. Deadline: 06-30-2015.
 
Spiritual Writers Network hosts bi-annual writing contests for publication. The theme of this contest: POETRY. Selected poems will be published into a contest book and available for sale on Amazon.com in both print and digital formats!
 
Additionally, three top submissions will also win cash prizes: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES: The Olympics

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 10, 2015,
FACES: World Cultures magazine for grades 5-9
 
Faces takes readers where no other publication goes. Around the world and back, young readers get an honest and unbiased view of how people in other countries and world regions live. From the clothes they wear to the foods they eat, readers get a glimpse into the way their peers live. Each issue takes readers to a different country or region, or explores ...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Helen Sheehan Book Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 9, 2015,
2016 Helen Sheehan Book Prize
 
First Prize: $1,000.00. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: 06-30-2015.
 
Elephant Rock Books is an imprint of the multimedia company Elephant Rock Productions. The company has been producing writing related multimedia for many years. Elephant Rock Books invites writers to enter this year's Helen Sheehan Book Prize. Submit one unpublished YA manuscript. Length: minimum of 50,000 words.
 
What the judges want: "Quality stories with hear...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 8, 2015,
2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest
 
First Prize: $100.00. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: 06-30-2015.
 
The Maine Review is a quarterly compilation of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and essays, carefully blended to create a well-rounded reading experience for lovers of literature.
 
The Maine Review's Rocky Coast Contest is now open for submissions. Writers may submit one prose piece (2,000 words or less) or three poems (up to 60 lines each).
 
Prizes: ...

Continue reading ...
 

Unfinished Chapters Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 7, 2015,
Unfinished Chapters Anthology
 
ENTRY FEE $5.
 
Is there an “unfinished chapter” in your life you’d like to write about?
 
Whether it’s through neglect, distance, misunderstandings or simply divergent interests, who among us hasn’t experienced relationships that either fell through the cracks with the passage of time or never had a chance to fully develop from the outset?
 
Through the wistful perspective of a rear-view mirror, it’s about...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 6, 2015,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
DEADLINE: July 1, 2015
 
Unpublished Categories:
Short Stories
Poems
Articles/Essay/True Stories
Unpublished Novels
 
Published Categories:
Fiction: Novels/Novellas or Short Story ...

Continue reading ...
 

21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Motherhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 5, 2015,
21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Motherhood
 
Christian Author Kathy Ide is putting together a series of compilations of short fictional stories (1500-1700 words), accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from those stories (100-200 words). BroadStreet Publishing will be doing this in a 5×7 hardcover gift-book format. Bios (50-60 words) of contributing authors will be featured at the end of each story or...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterians Today: Seeking Hope & Beauty

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 4, 2015,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Seeking Hope and Beauty
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the November/December 2015 issue. The theme is called, “Seeking Hope and Beauty.”
 
Having just explored in the September/October 2015 issue the many forms of suffering that plague this world, we bring you an issue of hope and...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Contentment

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 3, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Contentment

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “contentment.” Commercial Christmas language is all about what we want and what we receive. This holiday season we want to reflect on the blessings we’ve been given and find ways to be content with what we have—because out of a joyful, thankful heart comes an attitude of service!

Word length: 700-900 for fictio...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post 2016 Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 2, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post 2016 Great American Fiction Contest
 
The winning story will be published in the January/February 2016 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 payment. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
 
Deadline: 07/01/2015. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Fbg. Writers Conference Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 2, 2015,
Fredericksburg Writers Conference
Short Story Contest
http://fredericksburgwritersconference.blogspot.com/2015/05/short-story-contest-update.html
 
Length - 1200 words maximum
Some connection to the Texas Hill Country
Previously unpublished and suitable for publication in a community newspaper
Deadline: June 25, 2015
 
Mail 3 copies to PO Box 2024, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 with a $20 bill attached or bring to the next Conference meeting on June 25th, 2015, 6:00 p.m., at the Texas Tech University Cen...

Continue reading ...
 

Odyssey Magazine: Poison

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 2, 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 ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: June, 2015

League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 30, 2015,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
 
Deadline: July 31, 2015
 
Entry Fees: $1 - $2    Prizes: $10 - $125
 
22 categories to enter including: Relationships, Ancestry/Heritage, Aging, Moving On, Prairies, Partners, Humor, Haiku, Free Verse, Changing Your Life, Narrative, The elephant in the room, Music/Song/Dance, Journey, Foreign language, Global Health, Love poem, and more.


...
Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 29, 2015,
San Pedro River Review Literary Journal
 
Deadline - July 31, 2015Open Theme
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of Sonora, Mexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each...

Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Florence Lindemann Humor Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 28, 2015,
Wisconsin Writers Association Florence Lindemann Humor Contest   
 
Deadline - July 31, 2015
 
Humorous work, fiction or non-fiction. If it’s funny and the main thrust of the piece is humor, submit to this contest. Maximum Length: 1,500 words. Entry fee: $15
 
Prizes-First Place: $100
-Second Place: $70
-Third Place $40
-Honorable Mention: (two maximum, no cash prize)



Continue reading ...
 

Mothers Always Write Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 27, 2015,
Mothers Always Write
 
A literary and ideas magazine for mothers (and fathers too).  Published monthly online. Offers poetry and essays intended to honor parenting as one of life's greatest callings.
 
Pieces fall into three categories:
(1) Early Years: mothering the younger years (from birth to age 12),
(2) Middle Years: mothering the middle school and teenage years, and
(3) Adult Children: mothers facing the empty nest. 
 
Mark your submission by ...

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 26, 2015,
SouthWest Writers Bimonthly Writing Contest, Essay
 
Topic: Your Most Unforgettable Character (essay, up to 500 words)
Enter July 1 to July 31, 2015
Entry fee is $10.
Prizes $100, $50, $25.

Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 25, 2015,
Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest  
 
Deadline - July 31, 2015
 
Poetry: All poems, from free verse to formal and everything in between. If it’s poetry, submit to this category. Maximum Length: 75 lines
Fiction: All fiction, from children to adult, flash, chapter, and any length in between. No erotica.
Nonfiction: All nonfiction, from article to memoir and everything in between. If it’s a true story, submit to this category. Maximum Length...

Continue reading ...
 

Sacred Ink Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 24, 2015,
Sacred Ink Short Story Contest
 
Fiction Contest for Secular Stories with a Christian Element
 
We are accepting short story submissions (5,000 words max) of sweet romance, cozy mystery and general women's fiction. Selected stories will be published (ebook& print) in an anthology which will be sold online and used as a promotional tool for Sacred Ink across the country.
 
What are you waiting for? Send your best short story to query[at]sacredink.us and be sure t...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Doubt

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 23, 2015,
Alive Now: Doubt
 
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 that mov...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 22, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness 
 
Have you ever put a quarter in the parking meter for a stranger? Has someone performed a random act of kindness for you? We love hearing about random acts of kindness and we want to read your best stories about ones that have occurred to you or to someone close to you. We’d also love to read about acts of kindness that you have performed or that people close to you have performed. Did you deliberately set out to p...

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 21, 2015,
White County Creative Writers Annual Contest
 
White County Creative Writers' 20th Annual Writers' Conference features 15 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their awards by mail af...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Pure Amore

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 20, 2015,
Pelican Pure Amore
 
Pelican Pure Amore romances are sweet in tone and in conflict. These stories are the emotionally-driven tales of youthful Christians who are striving to live their faith in a world where Christ-centered choices may not fully be understood. Plots should not contain overly hard-hitting or controversial subjects but should be hope-filled, enjoyable reads that don’t come with a lot of excess baggage. Heroes and hero...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry Contest: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 19, 2015,
Saturday Writers Short Story, Essay & Poetry Contest: Fire
 
June/July Contest - Short Story, Essay & Poetry
2,015 word limit, short story or essay
50 line limit per poem
Theme: FIRE
 “A Spark of Inspiration”
Flame, Sun, Explosion, Heat, Rockets...
Poetry Themes: WATER, AIR, FIRE
Begins 6/27/15
Deadline 7/25/15
 
Official Rules & Guidelines:                                                               

Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of Texas Summer Retreat in Alpine, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 19, 2015,
Writers League of Texas Summer Retreat in Alpine, TX
 
2015 Summer Writing Retreat
July 19-23, 2015 - with Orientation July 18 at 6 pm
Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas
 
The 2015 Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat will be held July 19-23 at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, the perfect summer escape. There’s something truly special and one of a kind about the stunning landscape of mountainous West Texas — not to me...

Continue reading ...
 

Escape the Ordinary: Explore the World of Words & Pictures

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 18, 2015,
Escape the Ordinary: Explore the World of Words and Pictures
The Book-In-Hand Roadshow…next stop… TEXAS
 
Thurs., June 25, 2015   
2 - 3:30 pm
FREE: Adults and teens welcome
Johnson City Library
501 Nugent Avenue  
Johnson City, Texas 78636
 
WHO SHOULD COME: Bloggers, travel writers, writers thinking about a book, and those who just want to enjoy a new experience in the company of interesting people on a Thursday afternoon.
 
For more information contact: (830) 868-44...

Continue reading ...
 

Florida State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 18, 2015,
Florida State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
26 categories to enter including: free verse, formal verse, Ireland, musical performance, cleaning out the garage, going to the dentist, a mixed race, tribute to something moving, amazing or praiseworthy, ballad, humorous sonnet, haiku, minute, ghazal, courage, villanelle, peace, the dark side, opening & closing, the cosmos, first love, from the grave, humor, nature, patriotism and more.
 
Entr...

Continue reading ...
 

Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry & Prose

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 16, 2015,
Fairy Tale Review Awards in Poetry and Prose
 
Fairy Tale Review is thrilled to announce our second annual contest, with awards for poetry and prose—Brian Evenson will serve as our judge for prose, and Joyelle McSweeney will judge poetry. The selected winners of the prose and poetry contests will each receive $1,000, and all submissions will also be considered for publication in The Ochre Issue, which will be released in 2016. Reading fee: $10. Submi...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 National Senior Poet Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 15, 2015,
2015 National Senior Poet Laureate Poetry Competition
 
Published and unpublished poems considered
Deadline: June 30, 2015
No limit to number of entries.
 
A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they are in the world. The 2015 SPL Contest mirrors the original 1994 SPL Contest, but with a bonus Native American category (Native American heritage is not required, but writ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Raven Chronicles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 14, 2015,
The Raven Chronicles - a journal of art, literature, & the spoken word
 
SUBMISSIONS WANTED:
 
Theme: Laugh. Laugh? Laugh!
 
What makes you laugh? What do you think is funny or absurd? And who? People of all ages and of different cultures respond to humorous situations in different ways. Funhouse mirrors, madhouse laughs, slipping on a banana peel, cartoons satirizing historical, religious or political figures, inside jokes: they’re all part of it, bu...

Continue reading ...
 

Sleeping Bear Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 13, 2015,
Sleeping Bear Press
 
We review children’s picture book, middle grade, and young adult manuscripts. Please browse our website for an idea of the books we publish. In your submission package, please include a one-page pitch letter including contact information, sample of the work (up to 15 pages), and self-addressed stamped envelope.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor,...

Continue reading ...
 

Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 12, 2015,
Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest
 
The second annual Mark Twain House & Museum's "Royal Nonesuch" Humor Writing Contest is for writers of all ages from all corners of the globe Submit 7,000 words (or fewer) of any original work of humor writing. First prize is $1,000.
Deadline: 07/10/2015. Fees: $22.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Spiritual Writers Network's Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 11, 2015,
Spiritual Writers Network's Annual Poetry Contest
 
First Prize: $100.00. Entry fee: $5. Deadline: 06-30-2015.
 
Spiritual Writers Network hosts bi-annual writing contests for publication. The theme of this contest: POETRY. Selected poems will be published into a contest book and available for sale on Amazon.com in both print and digital formats!
 
Additionally, three top submissions will also win cash prizes: 1st Place: $100, 2nd Place: $...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES: The Olympics

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 10, 2015,
FACES: World Cultures magazine for grades 5-9
 
Faces takes readers where no other publication goes. Around the world and back, young readers get an honest and unbiased view of how people in other countries and world regions live. From the clothes they wear to the foods they eat, readers get a glimpse into the way their peers live. Each issue takes readers to a different country or region, or explores ...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 Helen Sheehan Book Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 9, 2015,
2016 Helen Sheehan Book Prize
 
First Prize: $1,000.00. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: 06-30-2015.
 
Elephant Rock Books is an imprint of the multimedia company Elephant Rock Productions. The company has been producing writing related multimedia for many years. Elephant Rock Books invites writers to enter this year's Helen Sheehan Book Prize. Submit one unpublished YA manuscript. Length: minimum of 50,000 words.
 
What the judges want: "Quality stories with hear...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 8, 2015,
2015 Rocky Coast Writing Contest
 
First Prize: $100.00. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: 06-30-2015.
 
The Maine Review is a quarterly compilation of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and essays, carefully blended to create a well-rounded reading experience for lovers of literature.
 
The Maine Review's Rocky Coast Contest is now open for submissions. Writers may submit one prose piece (2,000 words or less) or three poems (up to 60 lines each).
 
Prizes: ...

Continue reading ...
 

Unfinished Chapters Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 7, 2015,
Unfinished Chapters Anthology
 
ENTRY FEE $5.
 
Is there an “unfinished chapter” in your life you’d like to write about?
 
Whether it’s through neglect, distance, misunderstandings or simply divergent interests, who among us hasn’t experienced relationships that either fell through the cracks with the passage of time or never had a chance to fully develop from the outset?
 
Through the wistful perspective of a rear-view mirror, it’s about...

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Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 6, 2015,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
DEADLINE: July 1, 2015
 
Unpublished Categories:
Short Stories
Poems
Articles/Essay/True Stories
Unpublished Novels
 
Published Categories:
Fiction: Novels/Novellas or Short Story ...

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21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Motherhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 5, 2015,
21 Days of Grace: Stories That Celebrate Motherhood
 
Christian Author Kathy Ide is putting together a series of compilations of short fictional stories (1500-1700 words), accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from those stories (100-200 words). BroadStreet Publishing will be doing this in a 5×7 hardcover gift-book format. Bios (50-60 words) of contributing authors will be featured at the end of each story or...

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Presbyterians Today: Seeking Hope & Beauty

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 4, 2015,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Seeking Hope and Beauty
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the November/December 2015 issue. The theme is called, “Seeking Hope and Beauty.”
 
Having just explored in the September/October 2015 issue the many forms of suffering that plague this world, we bring you an issue of hope and...

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SHINE brightly: Contentment

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 3, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Contentment

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “contentment.” Commercial Christmas language is all about what we want and what we receive. This holiday season we want to reflect on the blessings we’ve been given and find ways to be content with what we have—because out of a joyful, thankful heart comes an attitude of service!

Word length: 700-900 for fictio...

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Saturday Evening Post 2016 Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 2, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post 2016 Great American Fiction Contest
 
The winning story will be published in the January/February 2016 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 payment. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
 
Deadline: 07/01/2015. Fees: $10.
 

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Fbg. Writers Conference Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 2, 2015,
Fredericksburg Writers Conference
Short Story Contest
http://fredericksburgwritersconference.blogspot.com/2015/05/short-story-contest-update.html
 
Length - 1200 words maximum
Some connection to the Texas Hill Country
Previously unpublished and suitable for publication in a community newspaper
Deadline: June 25, 2015
 
Mail 3 copies to PO Box 2024, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 with a $20 bill attached or bring to the next Conference meeting on June 25th, 2015, 6:00 p.m., at the Texas Tech University Cen...

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Odyssey Magazine: Poison

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 2, 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...

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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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