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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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






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Browsing Archive: November, 2015

Manifest West #5: Serenity and Severity

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 30, 2015,
Western State Press
Manifest West #5: Serenity and Severity
 
The editors of Manifest West #5: Serenity and Severity want your best work describing and expressing this titular theme as it relates to the West. We are seeking voices from all perspectives and walks of life in the West to contribute to our collection of poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction essays. In your submission, share with us your understanding of this classic Western di...

Continue reading ...
 

Authors Publish

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 29, 2015,
Authors Publish
 
We are currently seeking submissions of essays on the topic “How I Got My Book Published.” We want personal, practical stories about how a writer got their book published with a traditional publisher. Or, how you sold a significant amount of books as a self published author (We would need to know the exact numbers). We are seeking essays on a variety of types of books – fiction, nonfiction, c...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry and Business

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 28, 2015,
Poetry and Business    
 
A new journal created with the goal of incorporating the world of work into the world of letters, Poetry and Business is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural issue, which will be released in print on Groundhog’s Day, 2016. The journal seeks poems and essays that have not been previously published. Material that is available online is considered to be previously published. The subject matter of Poetry and Business is specific...

Continue reading ...
 

GENEii Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 27, 2015,
GENEii Writing Contest
 
Deadline: December 31, 2015 (received by)
 
No entry fee
 
The GENEii Writing Contest is for factual articles: either family history or local history, character sketches, or memoirs. Winning entries capture a sense of a family’s experience(s), the character of a locality, or reveal an individual’s character and personality. We feel the best articles help illuminate the human drama—and will also illuminate the era, and/o...

Continue reading ...
 

America's Funniest Humor Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 26, 2015,
America’s Funniest Humor Anthology
 
We've Been Publishing the Funniest Humor in America Since 2005 -- Now In Our 10th Year & Counting... Featuring YOUR WRITING! 
 
Prizes are: $100.00, $70.00, $35.00, $25.00, $20.00
Entry fee: $10   
Current deadline: December 31, 2015   
Word limit: 750 words or less
 
Winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions in our writing contests get published in our Humor Showcase (and in optional print editions w...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 25, 2015,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2015.
 
 NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 24, 2015,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest  
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission sho...

Continue reading ...
 

Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 23, 2015,
Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest
 
First Prize: $300.00. Entry fee: $0. Deadline: 12-31-2015.
 
Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest is seeking original unpublished golf stories, fact or fiction. Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to enter. What should be common to both fact and fiction is a golf theme. How creative or dramatic are you? Are you a great story teller? Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to ente...

Continue reading ...
 

Brain, Child

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 22, 2015,
Brain, Child
 
Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking Mothers (est. 1999) is accepting personal narratives for its forthcoming themed blog series called “Brain, Mother.”
 
The blog invites writers to submit for two deadline-drive themes:

(Theme #1) Birthdays: Yours, your child’s, or a parent’s special day. The editors invite you to share a memorable birthday celebration. Topics can include: musings of a milestone birthday, writing “...

Continue reading ...
 

Mysterion

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 21, 2015,
Mysterion
 
 We’re looking for speculative stories – science fiction, fantasy, horror – with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology. Stories can be up to 10,000 words. The anthology will be published in ebook and paperback formats. We pay six cents/word for original stories (or original translations of stories that have not previously appeared in English), and three cents/word for reprints. Deadline December 25, 2015.
 
fro...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 20, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Dad wobbling on ice skates with son and daughter at each arm
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the 1958 illustration by George Hughes above. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
Winners will be announced in the March/April 2016 issue and online. To enter, fill out the entry form below. Entries must be submitted by ...

Continue reading ...
 

Birding Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 20, 2015,
Birding Magazine
 
“Birding is the award-winning, full-color flagship journal of the American Birding Association. The ABA welcomes as members all persons interested in birdwatching in the Americas and beyond. All ABA members receive Birding magazine.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscri...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Xylophone

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 18, 2015,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #28: Xylophone
 
Your challenge: In no more than 50 words, tell, show, or evoke as complete a story as you can about any subject you want. However, exactly ONE of your up-to-50 words must be the word “xylophone.” 
 
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern US time, Friday, December 4, 2015.
 
Length: Maximum of 50 words.
 
Hyphenated Words: If the hyphenated word is generally considered a single word, it counts as one word. (Like “twenty...

Continue reading ...
 

Miraculous Answers to Prayer Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 17, 2015,
Miraculous Answers to Prayer Anthology
 
Deadline: December 1, 2015 (extended deadline)
 
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 Jim Bell is seeking is the s...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 16, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
 
Format: • Scripture from the book of Acts (please use ESV)
             • Three questions to prompt conversation
             • Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
 
General ideas for the three questions:
• Question to help coup...

Continue reading ...
 

Five Magic Spindles Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 15, 2015,
Five Magic Spindles Writing Contest
 
Rooglewood Press invites writers to enter its Five Magic Spindles creative writing contest. Your story must be based on the fairytale "Sleeping Beauty" and be between 5,000 and 20,000 words. Five winners will each receive $100 and publication. Deadline: 12/16/2015. Prizes: $100. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 15, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  December 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 14, 2015,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize
 
The 2016 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology.  The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2016 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publicatio...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 13, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude    
 
We all know the power of positive thinking. But did you know that the power of gratitude can change your life too? People who see the silver linings, count their blessings, and maintain perspective weather the ups and downs of life much better than those who bemoan their fates and focus on the negative.

Scientific research has proven that being thankful improves your health, your cognitive function and your relat...

Continue reading ...
 

Harlequin Historical

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 12, 2015,
Harlequin Historical
 
Richly textured, emotionally intense novels set across a wide range of historical periods - ancient civilizations up to and including the Second World War. Word length 75,000 words. Strong and dynamic characters with believable, relatable conflicts, appropriate for the time in which they are set. Central relationship as the driving force of the story. Historical research and accuracy are essential to bring the world to life!...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 10, 2015,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Since its founding in 1920, St. Louis Writers Guild has sponsored an annual short story contest. The contest is one of the oldest in the country, and is certainly one of the most prestigious. Tennessee Williams won first place in 1935 for his story, "Stella for Star." (University of Delaware library; Special Collections Department; Tennessee Williams Collection, 1939-1994; ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Respect

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 9, 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 ...
 

The 2016 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction & Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 8, 2015,
The 2016 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
http://www.bradschreiber.com/mona.htm

Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.

Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the...


Continue reading ...
 

The Upper Room: May/June Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 7, 2015,
The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray
 
The Upper Room bimonthly devotional is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Family Issues

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 6, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Family Issues

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “family issues.” Families come in all shapes and sizes! And our readers come from all kinds of backgrounds—divorce, death, sibling issues, arguments, single-parent homes—and we want them to continue to understand that no matter what the difficulty, our families are a gift. This issue will focus on reminding girls that ...

Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 5, 2015,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest
 
WHO – Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT – Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual slurs, or language considere...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Swimming

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 4, 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 ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move 2016 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 3, 2015,
VIA Poetry on the Move 2016
7th Annual Poetry on the Move Contest
 
Call for poetry submissions –
 
Submit 1-3 poems
10 line limit per poem, which includes title and spaces
No previously published poems accepted
Poems must be understandable by a wide audience and free of offensive language
Contest is open to poets from South and Central Texas.
Winning entries will be printed and placed on VIA buses and vans for passengers to enjoy...

Continue reading ...
 

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 2, 2015,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 
 
The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition was started in 1992 by Eileen Malone as a poetry contest to further enhance the outreach of The Source Center for Spiritual Development and Wholeness which was founded by Janice Farrell, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Directors International.
 
Categories are poetry, sonnets, prose poem, flash fiction, short story, memoir vignette, humor, novel excerpt, intercultur...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels & Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 1, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles    
 
There are events that happen in our lives that we cannot explain and that cause wonder and astonishment. These events give us hope for a better future, for the resolution of our problems, for miracles. Amazing things happen all around us — often without an earthly explanation. Have you experienced something otherworldly or miraculous? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? If so, please submit...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 1, 2015,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests
 
Deadline: November 30, 2015
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $40.
 
Eight categories to enter including pantoum, humorous, cinquain, poem of place, Western cowboy, sestina, sonnet, trimeric, tanka, villanelle, and free verse.

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: November, 2015

Manifest West #5: Serenity and Severity

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 30, 2015,
Western State Press
Manifest West #5: Serenity and Severity
 
The editors of Manifest West #5: Serenity and Severity want your best work describing and expressing this titular theme as it relates to the West. We are seeking voices from all perspectives and walks of life in the West to contribute to our collection of poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction essays. In your submission, share with us your understanding of this classic Western di...

Continue reading ...
 

Authors Publish

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 29, 2015,
Authors Publish
 
We are currently seeking submissions of essays on the topic “How I Got My Book Published.” We want personal, practical stories about how a writer got their book published with a traditional publisher. Or, how you sold a significant amount of books as a self published author (We would need to know the exact numbers). We are seeking essays on a variety of types of books – fiction, nonfiction, c...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry and Business

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 28, 2015,
Poetry and Business    
 
A new journal created with the goal of incorporating the world of work into the world of letters, Poetry and Business is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural issue, which will be released in print on Groundhog’s Day, 2016. The journal seeks poems and essays that have not been previously published. Material that is available online is considered to be previously published. The subject matter of Poetry and Business is specific...

Continue reading ...
 

GENEii Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 27, 2015,
GENEii Writing Contest
 
Deadline: December 31, 2015 (received by)
 
No entry fee
 
The GENEii Writing Contest is for factual articles: either family history or local history, character sketches, or memoirs. Winning entries capture a sense of a family’s experience(s), the character of a locality, or reveal an individual’s character and personality. We feel the best articles help illuminate the human drama—and will also illuminate the era, and/o...

Continue reading ...
 

America's Funniest Humor Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 26, 2015,
America’s Funniest Humor Anthology
 
We've Been Publishing the Funniest Humor in America Since 2005 -- Now In Our 10th Year & Counting... Featuring YOUR WRITING! 
 
Prizes are: $100.00, $70.00, $35.00, $25.00, $20.00
Entry fee: $10   
Current deadline: December 31, 2015   
Word limit: 750 words or less
 
Winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions in our writing contests get published in our Humor Showcase (and in optional print editions w...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 25, 2015,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: December 31, 2015.
 
 NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 24, 2015,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest  
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission sho...

Continue reading ...
 

Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 23, 2015,
Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest
 
First Prize: $300.00. Entry fee: $0. Deadline: 12-31-2015.
 
Golfwell's Creative Writing Contest is seeking original unpublished golf stories, fact or fiction. Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to enter. What should be common to both fact and fiction is a golf theme. How creative or dramatic are you? Are you a great story teller? Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to ente...

Continue reading ...
 

Brain, Child

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 22, 2015,
Brain, Child
 
Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking Mothers (est. 1999) is accepting personal narratives for its forthcoming themed blog series called “Brain, Mother.”
 
The blog invites writers to submit for two deadline-drive themes:

(Theme #1) Birthdays: Yours, your child’s, or a parent’s special day. The editors invite you to share a memorable birthday celebration. Topics can include: musings of a milestone birthday, writing “...

Continue reading ...
 

Mysterion

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 21, 2015,
Mysterion
 
 We’re looking for speculative stories – science fiction, fantasy, horror – with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology. Stories can be up to 10,000 words. The anthology will be published in ebook and paperback formats. We pay six cents/word for original stories (or original translations of stories that have not previously appeared in English), and three cents/word for reprints. Deadline December 25, 2015.
 
fro...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 20, 2015,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Dad wobbling on ice skates with son and daughter at each arm
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the 1958 illustration by George Hughes above. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
Winners will be announced in the March/April 2016 issue and online. To enter, fill out the entry form below. Entries must be submitted by ...

Continue reading ...
 

Birding Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 20, 2015,
Birding Magazine
 
“Birding is the award-winning, full-color flagship journal of the American Birding Association. The ABA welcomes as members all persons interested in birdwatching in the Americas and beyond. All ABA members receive Birding magazine.” 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 12K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscri...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises: Xylophone

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 18, 2015,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #28: Xylophone
 
Your challenge: In no more than 50 words, tell, show, or evoke as complete a story as you can about any subject you want. However, exactly ONE of your up-to-50 words must be the word “xylophone.” 
 
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern US time, Friday, December 4, 2015.
 
Length: Maximum of 50 words.
 
Hyphenated Words: If the hyphenated word is generally considered a single word, it counts as one word. (Like “twenty...

Continue reading ...
 

Miraculous Answers to Prayer Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 17, 2015,
Miraculous Answers to Prayer Anthology
 
Deadline: December 1, 2015 (extended deadline)
 
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 Jim Bell is seeking is the s...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine Faith Conversations for Couples

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 16, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine Faith Conversations for Couples
 
Theme: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
 
Format: • Scripture from the book of Acts (please use ESV)
             • Three questions to prompt conversation
             • Brief insight or practical life application (not simply an observation about the Scripture itself).
 
General ideas for the three questions:
• Question to help coup...

Continue reading ...
 

Five Magic Spindles Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 15, 2015,
Five Magic Spindles Writing Contest
 
Rooglewood Press invites writers to enter its Five Magic Spindles creative writing contest. Your story must be based on the fairytale "Sleeping Beauty" and be between 5,000 and 20,000 words. Five winners will each receive $100 and publication. Deadline: 12/16/2015. Prizes: $100. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 15, 2015,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  December 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 14, 2015,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize
 
The 2016 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology.  The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2016 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publicatio...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 13, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Gratitude    
 
We all know the power of positive thinking. But did you know that the power of gratitude can change your life too? People who see the silver linings, count their blessings, and maintain perspective weather the ups and downs of life much better than those who bemoan their fates and focus on the negative.

Scientific research has proven that being thankful improves your health, your cognitive function and your relat...

Continue reading ...
 

Harlequin Historical

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 12, 2015,
Harlequin Historical
 
Richly textured, emotionally intense novels set across a wide range of historical periods - ancient civilizations up to and including the Second World War. Word length 75,000 words. Strong and dynamic characters with believable, relatable conflicts, appropriate for the time in which they are set. Central relationship as the driving force of the story. Historical research and accuracy are essential to bring the world to life!...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 10, 2015,
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
 
Since its founding in 1920, St. Louis Writers Guild has sponsored an annual short story contest. The contest is one of the oldest in the country, and is certainly one of the most prestigious. Tennessee Williams won first place in 1935 for his story, "Stella for Star." (University of Delaware library; Special Collections Department; Tennessee Williams Collection, 1939-1994; ...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Respect

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 9, 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 ...
 

The 2016 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction & Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 8, 2015,
The 2016 Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
http://www.bradschreiber.com/mona.htm

Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit.

Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the...


Continue reading ...
 

The Upper Room: May/June Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 7, 2015,
The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray
 
The Upper Room bimonthly devotional is meant for an international, interdenominational audience. We want to encourage Christians in their personal life of prayer and discipleship. We seek to build on what unites us as believers and to link believers together in prayer around the world. The Upper Room is built on a worldwide community of Christians who share their faith with one another.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Family Issues

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 6, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Family Issues

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “family issues.” Families come in all shapes and sizes! And our readers come from all kinds of backgrounds—divorce, death, sibling issues, arguments, single-parent homes—and we want them to continue to understand that no matter what the difficulty, our families are a gift. This issue will focus on reminding girls that ...

Continue reading ...
 

WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 5, 2015,
WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea Annual Contest
 
WHO – Contest is open to all poets worldwide, however, submissions must be in the English language and fees in U.S. funds. Prizes will be awarded in U.S. currency.
 
WHAT – Poems, published or unpublished. Any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual slurs, or language considere...

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The Sun Magazine: Swimming

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 4, 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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VIA Poetry on the Move 2016 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 3, 2015,
VIA Poetry on the Move 2016
7th Annual Poetry on the Move Contest
 
Call for poetry submissions –
 
Submit 1-3 poems
10 line limit per poem, which includes title and spaces
No previously published poems accepted
Poems must be understandable by a wide audience and free of offensive language
Contest is open to poets from South and Central Texas.
Winning entries will be printed and placed on VIA buses and vans for passengers to enjoy...

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Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 2, 2015,
Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 
 
The Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition was started in 1992 by Eileen Malone as a poetry contest to further enhance the outreach of The Source Center for Spiritual Development and Wholeness which was founded by Janice Farrell, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Directors International.
 
Categories are poetry, sonnets, prose poem, flash fiction, short story, memoir vignette, humor, novel excerpt, intercultur...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels & Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 1, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles    
 
There are events that happen in our lives that we cannot explain and that cause wonder and astonishment. These events give us hope for a better future, for the resolution of our problems, for miracles. Amazing things happen all around us — often without an earthly explanation. Have you experienced something otherworldly or miraculous? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? If so, please submit...

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Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 1, 2015,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests
 
Deadline: November 30, 2015
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $40.
 
Eight categories to enter including pantoum, humorous, cinquain, poem of place, Western cowboy, sestina, sonnet, trimeric, tanka, villanelle, and free verse.

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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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