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

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


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

written by Sally Clark


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






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

Browsing Archive: April, 2016

Purpose Magazine: Genrosity

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 30, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Generosity
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry from $...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Perseverance

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 30, 2016,
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 ...
 

The Upper Room: Nov/Dec. issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 28, 2016,
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 ...
 

River Styx 2016 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 28, 2016,
River Styx 2016 International Poetry Contest 
 
$1500 First Prize
2016 Judge: Heather McHugh
 
Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.
 
Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.
 
Entries must be received by May 31, 2016.



Continue reading ...
 

Haunted Waters Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 27, 2016,
Haunted Waters Press: From the Depths a Story Will Rise
 
If you are new to Haunted Waters Press, we encourage you to explore the website to get to know us better. Here you will find news and information about our small press as well as links to recent publications. Downloading free copies of our latest issues will help you get a better feel for the kinds of work we tend to publish and the level of attention paid to each and every published piece...

Continue reading ...
 

Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 26, 2016,
Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest
 
Eligibility for all contests consists of payment of a single $10.00 fee send with the poems and entry blank. All poems must be mailed with the fee at one time in one envelope. Prizes range from $5 to $100. Postmark deadline is May 31, 2016.
 
Entries must be original and unpublished and must never have won a state or national contest prize over $10 or be submitted for publication elsewhere.
 
24 categories are open to...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 24, 2016,
Alabama State Poetry Society
John & Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
 
The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. 
 
Deadline is May 31, 2016.   $15 reading fee.
 
Winner receives $100 and 25 copies of their winning chapbook.  Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights.
 
Send 16-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than ...

Continue reading ...
 

Grace Publishing: Loving Moments

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 24, 2016,
Grace Publishing Moments Anthologies
Loving Moments
 
Story callout from Yvonne Lehman:
 
I'm now accepting submissions for a new Moments book. These are compilations of 50 stories by 40+ authors in each book, published by Grace Publishing. I am currently seeking submission of Loving Moments - personal love stories; love for children, parents, animals, etc.; and/or love for God, His love for us, etc. Deadline May 31, 2016.
 
Already in print are Divine Moments, Spoken ...

Continue reading ...
 

Contemporary Haibun Online

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 22, 2016,
Contemporary Haibun Online
 
CHO is a quarterly journal published in January, April, July and October. It publishes haibun and tanka prose only. We only accept submissions sent during the following periods:
 
April 15 - May 31 for the July Issue.
July 15 - Aug 31 for the October Issue.
 
All manuscripts submitted for publication will undergo a review by content editor Bob Lucky. It will take approximately a month to notify you whether ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Summer Solstice & Mid-summer

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 21, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations
Theme: Summer Solstice and Mid-summer
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Submission periods are: Months--January, March, May, July, September, November.
 
Days of those months--the first through the 30th. That's start...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 20, 2016,
WOW! Women On Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
 
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membe...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2016 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2016 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by May 27, 2016.
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolution color photo (head...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy
 
Deadline: May 16, 2016
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about JOY.
 
Too often the moments that move us to write are bleak ones—stories of loss, hardship, or learning through painful interactions. For this issue we’re looking for well-crafted narratives that explore the brighter moments in life, those that teach and enlighten us through their beauty or humor.
 
Your tale of joy ...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy
 
Deadline: May 16, 2016
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about JOY.
 
Too often the moments that move us to write are bleak ones—stories of loss, hardship, or learning through painful interactions. For this issue we’re looking for well-crafted narratives that explore the brighter moments in life, those that teach and enlighten us through their beauty or humor.
 
Your tale of joy ...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 18, 2016,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art 
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2016 Ruminate Poetry Prize. The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2015 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is May 15th. The entry fee is $20 (includes a copy of the Spring...

Continue reading ...
 

5X5 Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 17, 2016,
5X5 Literary Journal
 
5×5 is an online literary journal that publishes poetry and prose of 500 words or less. We also feature photography. We publish twice a year (Winter & Summer). Submissions are welcome year-round through Submittable, but each issue is theme-dependent and thus time-sensitive, per the following schedule (which might vary):
 
•Winter issue/theme (2015): Now thru November 30th, 2015
•Summer issue/theme (2016): December 15t...

Continue reading ...
 

Reader's Digest 100-word True Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 16, 2016,
Reader’s Digest 100-word True Story
 
Everybody has a story to share. What's yours? Send us a true story about you, in 100 words or fewer—if it's chosen by our editors for publication in our magazine, you'll be paid $100! We also may pick selected favorites to appear on our site at RD.com. For complete details, see submission guidelines on web site.

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 15, 2016,
Time of Singing Summer 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.
 
Summer Contest 2016
Contest Theme: Color
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2016 (postmark)
Winners will be published in the Summer 2016 issue.
 
FEES: $4.00 per...

Continue reading ...
 

Eifrig Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 13, 2016,
Eifrig Publishing
 
Eifrig Publishing is a small independent publishing company that focuses on publishing children’s books. They also publish family psychology books, some non-fiction for adults, and books on education. They publish some eBooks. Their motto is “good for our kids, good for our environment, and our good for our communities.”
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Peseroff Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 13, 2016,
The Peseroff Prize
 
The Peseroff Prize honors Joyce Peseroff's work as a poet, teacher, editor, innovator and mentor. First prize is publication and $1,000 for a single poem. Submit up to three poems.
Deadline: 05/15/2016. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Chinese Couplet Chop Chop Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 11, 2016,
Chinese Couplet Chop Chop Contest
 
From poet, Wanda Sue Parrot –
 
“As inventor of the Chinese Couplet, I would be delighted if this tiny poetic form should go viral—like around the world so it becomes an international phenomenon.
 
Here is how it will work. I do the publicity. The panel will choose at least one winner from each state represented. State winners get certificates and their entries advance to the...

Continue reading ...
 

SCBWI Austin, TX, Working Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 10, 2016,
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Working Conference
Austin, Texas
 
Date(s) - 05/14/2016 - 05/15/2016 
Location - Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 N. Interstate 35 - Austin, TX 78752
 
With Austin SCBWI turning 20 this year, our 2016 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference is even bigger and better, with more general sessions; six breakouts including an illustrator track, a professional development t...

Continue reading ...
 

Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 9, 2016,
Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest
 
This year our contest theme is "Awesome Openers". We are looking for fantastic opening lines that grab us from the beginning. How strong is your hook?
 
Submissions accepted from 04-15-16 to 05-16-16.
 
Categories:
Our judges will be accepting manuscripts and awarding winners in four separate categories: Picture Book Fiction, Picture Book Nonfiction, Middle Grade & Young Adult. *note: we are not accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose: Thankfulness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 9, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Thankfulness
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry fr...

Continue reading ...
 

The Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 7, 2016,
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the material i...

Continue reading ...
 

Leapfrog 2016 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 6, 2016,
Leapfrog 2016 Fiction Contest 
 
Open to submissions from January 15, 2016. Adult and children's (MG and YA) novels, novellas, and story collections. Awards: First prize: Publication contract with advance, plus finalist awards: $150 and manuscript critique. Entry fee: $30. 
 
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 5, 2016,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be considered f...

Continue reading ...
 

Alive Now: Conversation

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 4, 2016,
Alive Now: Conversation
 
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 t...

Continue reading ...
 

Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 4, 2016,
Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest
 
Deadline: April 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
The Loudoun County Public Library (Virginia) is running this contest, but the competition is open to those over 18 who may not be Loudoun County residents. "No theme -- get creative! Poems can be inspired by real life, fantasies, nature, adventures, or even horror." Prizes: $200/$100/$50. "The top three and the honorable mentions will also receive the top poems in a book printed...

Continue reading ...
 

Sandwiched: Voices from the Middle

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 3, 2016,
Sandwiched: Voices From the Middle (working title)
 
"Co-edited by Christine Organ and Julie Jo Severson, Sandwiched: Voices From the Middle is a forthcoming anthology that will give voice to the various perspectives of those who are living in the full middle years of life." The editors "are looking for a wide range of first-person stories and reflective essays that connect us and rekindle our spirit on various aspects of the middle years of life"...

Continue reading ...
 

Common Good Books Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 3, 2016,
Common Good Books Poetry Contest
(this year's theme: "Poems of Gratitude")
 
Deadline: April 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Our crush on poetry continues unabated here at Common Good Books, and to prove it the proprietor is putting his money where his mouth is. Garrison Keillor is offering five thousand dollars in prize money to the seven winners of 'Poems of Gratitude: The Fourth Annual Common G...

Continue reading ...
 

Story Magazine: Identity

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 1, 2016,
Story Magazine
 
Story Magazine is currently seeking submissions of stories, essays, poetry, and interviews on the theme of Identity. The submission period ends on May 1st, 2016. They pay up to $200 per story, $30 per poem, and $100 per interview.
 
They want “material about the way we tell stories about ourselves and have ourselves storied by history and society, on such topics as gender, race, sex, family, culture, and bodies.”



Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2016

Purpose Magazine: Genrosity

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 30, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Generosity
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry from $...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Perseverance

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 30, 2016,
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 ...
 

The Upper Room: Nov/Dec. issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 28, 2016,
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 ...
 

River Styx 2016 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 28, 2016,
River Styx 2016 International Poetry Contest 
 
$1500 First Prize
2016 Judge: Heather McHugh
 
Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.
 
Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.
 
Entries must be received by May 31, 2016.



Continue reading ...
 

Haunted Waters Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 27, 2016,
Haunted Waters Press: From the Depths a Story Will Rise
 
If you are new to Haunted Waters Press, we encourage you to explore the website to get to know us better. Here you will find news and information about our small press as well as links to recent publications. Downloading free copies of our latest issues will help you get a better feel for the kinds of work we tend to publish and the level of attention paid to each and every published piece...

Continue reading ...
 

Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 26, 2016,
Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest
 
Eligibility for all contests consists of payment of a single $10.00 fee send with the poems and entry blank. All poems must be mailed with the fee at one time in one envelope. Prizes range from $5 to $100. Postmark deadline is May 31, 2016.
 
Entries must be original and unpublished and must never have won a state or national contest prize over $10 or be submitted for publication elsewhere.
 
24 categories are open to...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama State Poetry Society Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 24, 2016,
Alabama State Poetry Society
John & Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition
 
The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submissions for the Annual John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition. 
 
Deadline is May 31, 2016.   $15 reading fee.
 
Winner receives $100 and 25 copies of their winning chapbook.  Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights.
 
Send 16-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than ...

Continue reading ...
 

Grace Publishing: Loving Moments

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 24, 2016,
Grace Publishing Moments Anthologies
Loving Moments
 
Story callout from Yvonne Lehman:
 
I'm now accepting submissions for a new Moments book. These are compilations of 50 stories by 40+ authors in each book, published by Grace Publishing. I am currently seeking submission of Loving Moments - personal love stories; love for children, parents, animals, etc.; and/or love for God, His love for us, etc. Deadline May 31, 2016.
 
Already in print are Divine Moments, Spoken ...

Continue reading ...
 

Contemporary Haibun Online

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 22, 2016,
Contemporary Haibun Online
 
CHO is a quarterly journal published in January, April, July and October. It publishes haibun and tanka prose only. We only accept submissions sent during the following periods:
 
April 15 - May 31 for the July Issue.
July 15 - Aug 31 for the October Issue.
 
All manuscripts submitted for publication will undergo a review by content editor Bob Lucky. It will take approximately a month to notify you whether ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Summer Solstice & Mid-summer

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 21, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations
Theme: Summer Solstice and Mid-summer
 
Starting in January 2016, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Submission periods are: Months--January, March, May, July, September, November.
 
Days of those months--the first through the 30th. That's start...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 20, 2016,
WOW! Women On Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
 
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membe...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2016 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2016 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by May 27, 2016.
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolution color photo (head...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy
 
Deadline: May 16, 2016
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about JOY.
 
Too often the moments that move us to write are bleak ones—stories of loss, hardship, or learning through painful interactions. For this issue we’re looking for well-crafted narratives that explore the brighter moments in life, those that teach and enlighten us through their beauty or humor.
 
Your tale of joy ...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Joy
 
Deadline: May 16, 2016
 
For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about JOY.
 
Too often the moments that move us to write are bleak ones—stories of loss, hardship, or learning through painful interactions. For this issue we’re looking for well-crafted narratives that explore the brighter moments in life, those that teach and enlighten us through their beauty or humor.
 
Your tale of joy ...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 18, 2016,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art 
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
 
Ruminate is pleased to announce that we are accepting entries for the 2016 Ruminate Poetry Prize. The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2015 issue. The runner up will receive $200 and publication.
 
The submission deadline for the prize is May 15th. The entry fee is $20 (includes a copy of the Spring...

Continue reading ...
 

5X5 Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 17, 2016,
5X5 Literary Journal
 
5×5 is an online literary journal that publishes poetry and prose of 500 words or less. We also feature photography. We publish twice a year (Winter & Summer). Submissions are welcome year-round through Submittable, but each issue is theme-dependent and thus time-sensitive, per the following schedule (which might vary):
 
•Winter issue/theme (2015): Now thru November 30th, 2015
•Summer issue/theme (2016): December 15t...

Continue reading ...
 

Reader's Digest 100-word True Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 16, 2016,
Reader’s Digest 100-word True Story
 
Everybody has a story to share. What's yours? Send us a true story about you, in 100 words or fewer—if it's chosen by our editors for publication in our magazine, you'll be paid $100! We also may pick selected favorites to appear on our site at RD.com. For complete details, see submission guidelines on web site.

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 15, 2016,
Time of Singing Summer 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.
 
Summer Contest 2016
Contest Theme: Color
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2016 (postmark)
Winners will be published in the Summer 2016 issue.
 
FEES: $4.00 per...

Continue reading ...
 

Eifrig Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 13, 2016,
Eifrig Publishing
 
Eifrig Publishing is a small independent publishing company that focuses on publishing children’s books. They also publish family psychology books, some non-fiction for adults, and books on education. They publish some eBooks. Their motto is “good for our kids, good for our environment, and our good for our communities.”
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Peseroff Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 13, 2016,
The Peseroff Prize
 
The Peseroff Prize honors Joyce Peseroff's work as a poet, teacher, editor, innovator and mentor. First prize is publication and $1,000 for a single poem. Submit up to three poems.
Deadline: 05/15/2016. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Chinese Couplet Chop Chop Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 11, 2016,
Chinese Couplet Chop Chop Contest
 
From poet, Wanda Sue Parrot –
 
“As inventor of the Chinese Couplet, I would be delighted if this tiny poetic form should go viral—like around the world so it becomes an international phenomenon.
 
Here is how it will work. I do the publicity. The panel will choose at least one winner from each state represented. State winners get certificates and their entries advance to the...

Continue reading ...
 

SCBWI Austin, TX, Working Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 10, 2016,
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Working Conference
Austin, Texas
 
Date(s) - 05/14/2016 - 05/15/2016 
Location - Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 N. Interstate 35 - Austin, TX 78752
 
With Austin SCBWI turning 20 this year, our 2016 Writers & Illustrators Working Conference is even bigger and better, with more general sessions; six breakouts including an illustrator track, a professional development t...

Continue reading ...
 

Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 9, 2016,
Rate Your Story Annual Writing Contest
 
This year our contest theme is "Awesome Openers". We are looking for fantastic opening lines that grab us from the beginning. How strong is your hook?
 
Submissions accepted from 04-15-16 to 05-16-16.
 
Categories:
Our judges will be accepting manuscripts and awarding winners in four separate categories: Picture Book Fiction, Picture Book Nonfiction, Middle Grade & Young Adult. *note: we are not accep...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose: Thankfulness

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 9, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Thankfulness
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for articles range from $25 -$50, poetry fr...

Continue reading ...
 

The Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 7, 2016,
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the material i...

Continue reading ...
 

Leapfrog 2016 Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 6, 2016,
Leapfrog 2016 Fiction Contest 
 
Open to submissions from January 15, 2016. Adult and children's (MG and YA) novels, novellas, and story collections. Awards: First prize: Publication contract with advance, plus finalist awards: $150 and manuscript critique. Entry fee: $30. 
 
Deadline: May 1, 2016

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 5, 2016,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be considered f...

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Alive Now: Conversation

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 4, 2016,
Alive Now: Conversation
 
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 t...

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Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 4, 2016,
Rhyme On! Poetry Writing Contest
 
Deadline: April 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
The Loudoun County Public Library (Virginia) is running this contest, but the competition is open to those over 18 who may not be Loudoun County residents. "No theme -- get creative! Poems can be inspired by real life, fantasies, nature, adventures, or even horror." Prizes: $200/$100/$50. "The top three and the honorable mentions will also receive the top poems in a book printed...

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Sandwiched: Voices from the Middle

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 3, 2016,
Sandwiched: Voices From the Middle (working title)
 
"Co-edited by Christine Organ and Julie Jo Severson, Sandwiched: Voices From the Middle is a forthcoming anthology that will give voice to the various perspectives of those who are living in the full middle years of life." The editors "are looking for a wide range of first-person stories and reflective essays that connect us and rekindle our spirit on various aspects of the middle years of life"...

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Common Good Books Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 3, 2016,
Common Good Books Poetry Contest
(this year's theme: "Poems of Gratitude")
 
Deadline: April 15, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"Our crush on poetry continues unabated here at Common Good Books, and to prove it the proprietor is putting his money where his mouth is. Garrison Keillor is offering five thousand dollars in prize money to the seven winners of 'Poems of Gratitude: The Fourth Annual Common G...

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Story Magazine: Identity

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 1, 2016,
Story Magazine
 
Story Magazine is currently seeking submissions of stories, essays, poetry, and interviews on the theme of Identity. The submission period ends on May 1st, 2016. They pay up to $200 per story, $30 per poem, and $100 per interview.
 
They want “material about the way we tell stories about ourselves and have ourselves storied by history and society, on such topics as gender, race, sex, family, culture, and bodies.”



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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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