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: September, 2015

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 30, 2015,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Winter Contest 2015/2016
Contest Theme: Prayer and Meditation
Line Limit: 32 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2015 (postmark)
Winners will be publis...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: The Backyard

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 29, 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 ...
 

Presbyterians Today Magazine: Youth

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 29, 2015,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Youth  
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the March/April 2016 issue. The theme is called, “Youth.”
 
More a resource or practical guide than a typical magazine, this issue will peer into the changing world of youth ministry, that essential period of faith formation that could make or...

Continue reading ...
 

The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 27, 2015,
The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Judging by Milo Rosebud
Winners announced: December
Reading Fee: $2.00 per poem entered – unlimited entries
 
Unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted.
Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready - the way you want to see it in print. Include SASE or postcard for acknowledgement. One-t...

Continue reading ...
 

Harlequin Heartwarming

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 26, 2015,
Harlequin Heartwarming
 
Wholesome contemporary romances that celebrate traditional values, strong communities, family connections and true love. Clean, emotional, satisfying romances that readers can feel comfortable sharing with their mothers, daughters or granddaughters. Romance, family and community are strong features of these stories. No explicit religious or Christian content. Word count of 70,000 to 75,000 allows for breadth and complexity...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: The Joy of Less

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 25, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less   
  
A recent study found that 75% of
U.S. families have so much stuff in their garages that they can’t park their cars in them! U.S. children make up 3.1% of the global kid population but Americans buy 40% of the world’s toys. And are we really happy with all the commitments we have made for our time? We have to learn to say no! There’s a move afoot to simplify our lives, both in terms of material possessions and in com...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 24, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine 
 
Thriving Family magazine is currently looking for a variety of articles, all with different submission dates. Check their web site for details.
 
Topic: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Deadline:
Sept. 30, 2015
 
Topic: How have you successfully set a boundary for your toddler, such as no biting or no climbing on the bookshelf, or no putting your cereal bowl on your he...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Honesty

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 23, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Honesty

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “honesty.” This issue will help girls understand the repercussions of lying and how honesty is the right choice, even when it’s hard!

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up to $15/poem. The magazine has little need for p...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Alzheimer's and Dementias Family Caregiving

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 22, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Alzheimer’s and Dementias Family Caregiving

We are making another book for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our first book came out in April 2014 and it was so well received that we decided to make another for 2016. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia on an ongoing basis can be extremely difficult and stressful, but rewarding as well. If you are caring for a loved o...

Continue reading ...
 

Bird Watcher's Digest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 21, 2015,
Bird Watcher's Digest
 
Bird Watcher's Digest (BWD) is a bimonthly magazine aimed at bird watchers and birders at all levels. BWD is always looking for well-written accounts covering backyard birds, including feeding, housing, bird gardening, how-to projects, and interesting bird behavior and experiences.
 
Article length: 600-2,500 words
Payment: up to $300/article
 

Continue reading ...
 

Llano County Library Author Extravaganza and Book Fair

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 21, 2015,
Llano County Library Author Extravaganza and Book Fair

The Hill Country Women of Words will be generously represented at The Llano County Public Library Author Extravaganza and Book Fair by seven of our authors!
 
 
This event will bring together authors and readers for a full day filled with book signings, author speaking session...

Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 20, 2015,
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 18, 2014
 
20 contests to enter including: women, overcoming fear, a “minute” poem, walls, memories of childhood chores, villanelle based on a fairy tale, rhyming, a sense of place, stepping off, on being a twin, nature’s gifts, humor, adoption, ribs, “oriental octet,” a “cento” poem, a pet donkey or goat, Texas authors and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from ...

Continue reading ...
 

ACWF 2015 First Impressions Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 19, 2015,
American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 First Impressions Contest
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.
 
Any author whose work has not been previously published in novella or book-length fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible to enter First Impressions. Authors who are published in non-fiction, children's, and short s...

Continue reading ...
 

Caregivers Personal Essays

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 17, 2015,
Caregivers Personal Essays
 
Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises, publisher of the award-winning anthology CHILD OF MY CHILD: POEMS AND STORIES FOR GRANDPARENTS, is now accepting submissions of personal essays recounting a wide spectrum of experiences of people who are caring for, or have cared for, people with Alzheimer’s Disease. We are looking for caregivers’ stories, told with compassion but unafraid to confront the full range o...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Annual Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 17, 2015,
Writer’s Digest Annual Poetry Competition
 
Deadline: October 1, 2015
 
Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 9th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000 in cash.
 
Early-Bird Deadline: October 1, 2015
•First entry—$15
•Each addit...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 16, 2015,
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
15 categories to enter including: Short Story, Essay, Poetry (free verse, sonnet, villanelle, limerick)
 
Entry fee: Nonmembers - $6 per category or one entry per category for $25
 
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 15, 2015,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
The annual contest is underway!
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE POEMS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2015!!!
 
12 contest categories with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
 
Prizes from $100 to $25 for first place winning poems.  Entry fee: $2 - $5, depending on the category.

Continue reading ...
 

Real Simple Life 8th Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 13, 2015,
Real Simple Life Eighth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest 
 
What Single Decision Changed Your Life?
 
Would your world now be completely different—even unthinkable—if, at some point in the past, you hadn’t made a seemingly random choice? Tell us about it. Maybe you stayed a few extra minutes at a party—and met your soul mate. Maybe you decided to have lunch with a friend or quit...

Continue reading ...
 

Crossroad Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 12, 2015,
Crossroad Publishing
 
Our books are consistent with basic Judeo-Christian values, advocate the dignity of life, and aim to share the rich experience of the Catholic people, their brothers, sisters, and friends around the globe and in history. Our catalog includes the most stellar writings on spiritual tradition, discipline and formation; writings in support of family life, community building and personal and professional developm...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Review Press 2015 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 11, 2015,
Texas Review Press 2015 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
 
Clay Reynolds Novella Prize for best novella
(online submission deadline 10/15); manuscripts up to 150 pp.
 
General Guidelines -
 
We accept ONLY Electronic Submissions.
Manuscripts handled as blind submissions at all levels of judging.
A reading fee of $20 must accompany each submission.
Winning manuscripts will be published the year after acceptance.
Winners will receive 50 free copies of th...

Continue reading ...
 

Essaymama's Essay Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 10, 2015,
Essaymama’s Essay Writing Contest
 
We are happy to announce that it's time for a new essay writing contest from EssayMama writing service! EssayMama Writing Contest is a great opportunity for both young and experienced writers to express themselves. So don’t hesitate - enter the contest and win great prizes!
 
Entry Fee - $ 0!
Prizes - 1st place - $500 2nd place - $350 3rd place - $200
Deadline - October 1, 2015
Submission Guidelines - 800 - 1300 words
 
Topi...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 9, 2015,
2015 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Contest
 
Submit 48-70 pages of poetry.
Award: $1,000 + publication by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press, and 50 author copies.
Entry fee: $25 ($20 for NFSPS members).
Deadline: October 1, 2015 (submission period September 1 – October 1).
Submission via Submittable or U.S. Mail.
 

Continue reading ...
 

All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 8, 2015,
All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood
 
The genesis of a “motherhood” poetry collection came when we had trouble finding one. Motherhood essays are on the shelves, parenting guides, and honeyed collections of mothering exist.  We needed, and we believe others need, a range of voices about what it means to be mother: witching-hour poems of sleeplessness, first smiles, miscarriage. The poems of broken windows and broken hearts, of first school and c...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 7, 2015,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest  
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is October 1, 2015.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story: limit of 4,00...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun: Bosses

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 6, 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 ...
 

Pockets: Patience

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 5, 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 ...
 

Texas Weather Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 4, 2015,
Texas Weather Anthology  
 
THEME - Most Texans watch weather closely, talk about it daily. They fear tornados and hail storms, curse intense summer heat, floods, and droughts, fret over ice and snow on city streets and highways, and revel in those mild, sunny days of early fall and spring that provide reasons for staying put. Weather strongly affects Texas citizens, Texas culture, and Texas history. Thus, a literary anthology highlighting its importance...

Continue reading ...
 

Third Order Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 3, 2015,
Third Order Magazine
 
Religion is personal and societal; it changes single souls and entire worlds. The ways of God are not always easy or explainable. The way faith tells us to go is not always the way we expected. At Third Order Magazine, we’re interested in exploring those dynamics. We’re less DaVinci Code and more Flannery O’Connor — with, of course, the occasional extraterrestrial.
 
We plan to publish, on a regular and ongoing basis, science fi...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 2, 2015,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest  
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 

All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible. All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines. Authors retain all rights and may submit ...


Continue reading ...
 

Cookbook Love Family Memories Writing Contest & Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 1, 2015,
Cookbook Love Family Memories Writing Contest & Anthology
 
Cookbook Love is inviting writers to enter its Family Memories writing contest. Submit a story or poem that shares your memories about kitchens and cooking past. The judges will evaluate your entry based on your ability to elicit emotion, convey a sense of time and place, and draw readers into a fully imagined scene.
 
Deadline: 09/30/2015
Prizes: First-prize: 100 entries will be included in a Cookbook L...

Continue reading ...
 

The Omniverse Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 1, 2015,
The Omniverse Nonfiction Essay Contest
 
The Omniverse is inviting writers to submit how-tos, news stories, movie reviews, technical write-ups, studies, personal nonfiction stories (not in the creative format), etc. Authors who publish articles that fit this format between now and September 15th will be eligible for a chance to be randomly selected as the $100 winner.
 
Deadline: 09/15/2015. Prizes: $100. Fees: $0.
 

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: September, 2015

Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 30, 2015,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Winter Contest 2015/2016
Contest Theme: Prayer and Meditation
Line Limit: 32 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2015 (postmark)
Winners will be publis...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: The Backyard

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 29, 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 ...
 

Presbyterians Today Magazine: Youth

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 29, 2015,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Youth  
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the March/April 2016 issue. The theme is called, “Youth.”
 
More a resource or practical guide than a typical magazine, this issue will peer into the changing world of youth ministry, that essential period of faith formation that could make or...

Continue reading ...
 

The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 27, 2015,
The Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Judging by Milo Rosebud
Winners announced: December
Reading Fee: $2.00 per poem entered – unlimited entries
 
Unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted.
Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready - the way you want to see it in print. Include SASE or postcard for acknowledgement. One-t...

Continue reading ...
 

Harlequin Heartwarming

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 26, 2015,
Harlequin Heartwarming
 
Wholesome contemporary romances that celebrate traditional values, strong communities, family connections and true love. Clean, emotional, satisfying romances that readers can feel comfortable sharing with their mothers, daughters or granddaughters. Romance, family and community are strong features of these stories. No explicit religious or Christian content. Word count of 70,000 to 75,000 allows for breadth and complexity...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup: The Joy of Less

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 25, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less   
  
A recent study found that 75% of
U.S. families have so much stuff in their garages that they can’t park their cars in them! U.S. children make up 3.1% of the global kid population but Americans buy 40% of the world’s toys. And are we really happy with all the commitments we have made for our time? We have to learn to say no! There’s a move afoot to simplify our lives, both in terms of material possessions and in com...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 24, 2015,
Thriving Family Magazine 
 
Thriving Family magazine is currently looking for a variety of articles, all with different submission dates. Check their web site for details.
 
Topic: Faith Conversations for Couples (couples devotions and conversation starters)
Deadline:
Sept. 30, 2015
 
Topic: How have you successfully set a boundary for your toddler, such as no biting or no climbing on the bookshelf, or no putting your cereal bowl on your he...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Honesty

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 23, 2015,
SHINE brightly: Honesty

SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “honesty.” This issue will help girls understand the repercussions of lying and how honesty is the right choice, even when it’s hard!

Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Payment: Prose pays up to $35/story, and poetry pays up to $15/poem. The magazine has little need for p...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Alzheimer's and Dementias Family Caregiving

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 22, 2015,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Alzheimer’s and Dementias Family Caregiving

We are making another book for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our first book came out in April 2014 and it was so well received that we decided to make another for 2016. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia on an ongoing basis can be extremely difficult and stressful, but rewarding as well. If you are caring for a loved o...

Continue reading ...
 

Bird Watcher's Digest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 21, 2015,
Bird Watcher's Digest
 
Bird Watcher's Digest (BWD) is a bimonthly magazine aimed at bird watchers and birders at all levels. BWD is always looking for well-written accounts covering backyard birds, including feeding, housing, bird gardening, how-to projects, and interesting bird behavior and experiences.
 
Article length: 600-2,500 words
Payment: up to $300/article
 

Continue reading ...
 

Llano County Library Author Extravaganza and Book Fair

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 21, 2015,
Llano County Library Author Extravaganza and Book Fair

The Hill Country Women of Words will be generously represented at The Llano County Public Library Author Extravaganza and Book Fair by seven of our authors!
 
 
This event will bring together authors and readers for a full day filled with book signings, author speaking session...

Continue reading ...
 

A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 20, 2015,
A Galaxy of Verse Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: October 18, 2014
 
20 contests to enter including: women, overcoming fear, a “minute” poem, walls, memories of childhood chores, villanelle based on a fairy tale, rhyming, a sense of place, stepping off, on being a twin, nature’s gifts, humor, adoption, ribs, “oriental octet,” a “cento” poem, a pet donkey or goat, Texas authors and more.
 
Entry fee is $5 per poem. Prizes range from ...

Continue reading ...
 

ACWF 2015 First Impressions Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 19, 2015,
American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 First Impressions Contest
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.
 
Any author whose work has not been previously published in novella or book-length fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible to enter First Impressions. Authors who are published in non-fiction, children's, and short s...

Continue reading ...
 

Caregivers Personal Essays

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 17, 2015,
Caregivers Personal Essays
 
Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises, publisher of the award-winning anthology CHILD OF MY CHILD: POEMS AND STORIES FOR GRANDPARENTS, is now accepting submissions of personal essays recounting a wide spectrum of experiences of people who are caring for, or have cared for, people with Alzheimer’s Disease. We are looking for caregivers’ stories, told with compassion but unafraid to confront the full range o...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Annual Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 17, 2015,
Writer’s Digest Annual Poetry Competition
 
Deadline: October 1, 2015
 
Calling all poets! We’re on the look out for poems of all styles–rhyming, free verse, haiku, and more–for the 9th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards! This is the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets. Enter any poem 32 lines or less for your chance to win $1,000 in cash.
 
Early-Bird Deadline: October 1, 2015
•First entry—$15
•Each addit...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 16, 2015,
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
15 categories to enter including: Short Story, Essay, Poetry (free verse, sonnet, villanelle, limerick)
 
Entry fee: Nonmembers - $6 per category or one entry per category for $25
 
Deadline: October 1, 2015

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 15, 2015,
Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
The annual contest is underway!
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE POEMS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2015!!!
 
12 contest categories with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
 
Prizes from $100 to $25 for first place winning poems.  Entry fee: $2 - $5, depending on the category.

Continue reading ...
 

Real Simple Life 8th Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 13, 2015,
Real Simple Life Eighth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest 
 
What Single Decision Changed Your Life?
 
Would your world now be completely different—even unthinkable—if, at some point in the past, you hadn’t made a seemingly random choice? Tell us about it. Maybe you stayed a few extra minutes at a party—and met your soul mate. Maybe you decided to have lunch with a friend or quit...

Continue reading ...
 

Crossroad Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 12, 2015,
Crossroad Publishing
 
Our books are consistent with basic Judeo-Christian values, advocate the dignity of life, and aim to share the rich experience of the Catholic people, their brothers, sisters, and friends around the globe and in history. Our catalog includes the most stellar writings on spiritual tradition, discipline and formation; writings in support of family life, community building and personal and professional developm...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Review Press 2015 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 11, 2015,
Texas Review Press 2015 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
 
Clay Reynolds Novella Prize for best novella
(online submission deadline 10/15); manuscripts up to 150 pp.
 
General Guidelines -
 
We accept ONLY Electronic Submissions.
Manuscripts handled as blind submissions at all levels of judging.
A reading fee of $20 must accompany each submission.
Winning manuscripts will be published the year after acceptance.
Winners will receive 50 free copies of th...

Continue reading ...
 

Essaymama's Essay Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 10, 2015,
Essaymama’s Essay Writing Contest
 
We are happy to announce that it's time for a new essay writing contest from EssayMama writing service! EssayMama Writing Contest is a great opportunity for both young and experienced writers to express themselves. So don’t hesitate - enter the contest and win great prizes!
 
Entry Fee - $ 0!
Prizes - 1st place - $500 2nd place - $350 3rd place - $200
Deadline - October 1, 2015
Submission Guidelines - 800 - 1300 words
 
Topi...

Continue reading ...
 

2015 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 9, 2015,
2015 Stevens Poetry Manuscript Contest
 
Submit 48-70 pages of poetry.
Award: $1,000 + publication by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies Press, and 50 author copies.
Entry fee: $25 ($20 for NFSPS members).
Deadline: October 1, 2015 (submission period September 1 – October 1).
Submission via Submittable or U.S. Mail.
 

Continue reading ...
 

All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 8, 2015,
All We Can Hold: A Collection of Poetry on Motherhood
 
The genesis of a “motherhood” poetry collection came when we had trouble finding one. Motherhood essays are on the shelves, parenting guides, and honeyed collections of mothering exist.  We needed, and we believe others need, a range of voices about what it means to be mother: witching-hour poems of sleeplessness, first smiles, miscarriage. The poems of broken windows and broken hearts, of first school and c...

Continue reading ...
 

San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 7, 2015,
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Contest  
 
The San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Contest features categories in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to all writers, both SAWG members and non-members.
 
The deadline for entry is October 1, 2015.
 
Cash prizes are given in each category. Authors retain all rights to their works.
 
Contest Categories:
     Novel: First chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
     Short Story: limit of 4,00...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun: Bosses

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 6, 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 ...
 

Pockets: Patience

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 5, 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 ...
 

Texas Weather Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 4, 2015,
Texas Weather Anthology  
 
THEME - Most Texans watch weather closely, talk about it daily. They fear tornados and hail storms, curse intense summer heat, floods, and droughts, fret over ice and snow on city streets and highways, and revel in those mild, sunny days of early fall and spring that provide reasons for staying put. Weather strongly affects Texas citizens, Texas culture, and Texas history. Thus, a literary anthology highlighting its importance...

Continue reading ...
 

Third Order Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 3, 2015,
Third Order Magazine
 
Religion is personal and societal; it changes single souls and entire worlds. The ways of God are not always easy or explainable. The way faith tells us to go is not always the way we expected. At Third Order Magazine, we’re interested in exploring those dynamics. We’re less DaVinci Code and more Flannery O’Connor — with, of course, the occasional extraterrestrial.
 
We plan to publish, on a regular and ongoing basis, science fi...

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National Writers Association Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 2, 2015,
National Writers Association Poetry Contest  
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Poetry Contest is to encourage the writing of poetry, a important form of individual expression which has a limited commercial market.
 

All entries must be postmarked by October 1. Only unpublished poems are eligible. All poetry forms and styles are eligible as long as they do not exceed 40 lines. Authors retain all rights and may submit ...


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Cookbook Love Family Memories Writing Contest & Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 1, 2015,
Cookbook Love Family Memories Writing Contest & Anthology
 
Cookbook Love is inviting writers to enter its Family Memories writing contest. Submit a story or poem that shares your memories about kitchens and cooking past. The judges will evaluate your entry based on your ability to elicit emotion, convey a sense of time and place, and draw readers into a fully imagined scene.
 
Deadline: 09/30/2015
Prizes: First-prize: 100 entries will be included in a Cookbook L...

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The Omniverse Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 1, 2015,
The Omniverse Nonfiction Essay Contest
 
The Omniverse is inviting writers to submit how-tos, news stories, movie reviews, technical write-ups, studies, personal nonfiction stories (not in the creative format), etc. Authors who publish articles that fit this format between now and September 15th will be eligible for a chance to be randomly selected as the $100 winner.
 
Deadline: 09/15/2015. Prizes: $100. Fees: $0.
 

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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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