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: December, 2016

Reunion: The Dallas Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 23, 2016,
Reunion: The Dallas Review
 
Give us the gift of your creativity this holiday season. As we gather together with family and loved ones over the winter break, we are thinking about the meaning of reunion...of being brought together again. The upcoming issue of Reunion is soliciting submissions that address the notion of displacement, movement, or home in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, drama, or visual art.
 
Submission...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 22, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable  
 
Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul...

Continue reading ...
 

Rhetoric Askew Quarterly Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 21, 2016,
Rhetoric Askew Quarterly Literary Journal
 
The amount of interest in the Anthology Askew project humbled and inspired us at Rhetoric Askew. To continue our support of the author and artist community we are thrilled to announce the launch of RA – the Quarterly. The first issue will drop in the spring, so what better way to celebrate than exploring the theme Love is in the Air.
 
But…because w...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 20, 2016,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $50, $25, $15 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 20, 2017
 
Category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse. 

Continue reading ...
 

The Writers' League of Texas 2017 Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 19, 2016,
The Writers' League of Texas 2017 Manuscript Contest
 
Have you been working hard on an unpublished manuscript that's finally ready to see the light of day? Are you looking for some professional feedback on your work-in-progress?
 
Well, here's your chance! You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the Writers' League’s 17th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live...

Continue reading ...
 

Don't Talk to Me About Love Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 18, 2016,
Don’t Talk to Me About Love Poetry Contest
 
Poetry (1-3 poems per single submission) Total submission, including 1-3 poems, must not exceed 75 lines. Submission deadline is January 15, 2017.
 
First Prize: $1000.00
Three Honorable Mentions: Guaranteed publication in http://donttalktomeaboutlove.org
 
What does LOVE mean to you? We want your poetry exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, muc...

Continue reading ...
 

Mo Ranch Writers Retreat "Telling Your Story"

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 18, 2016,
Mo Ranch Writers Retreat “Telling Your Story”
 
On February 17-20, 2017, Mo Ranch is hosting, “Telling Your Story” a writing retreat led by Dr. Jerry Lincecum (Speaker, Emeritus Professor of English at Austin College, Folklorist and Specialist in Texas and Southwestern literature, recipient of the Silver Certificate of Merit by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Miss Ima Hogg H...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennyslvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 16, 2016,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
14 categories to enter including Free Verse, Sand & Sea, Travel, PA History, Nature, Whimsey, Light Verse, Memories, Art, and more.
 
Entry fee - $3 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $175.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2017.

Continue reading ...
 

Waiting For Messiah

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2016,
Waiting For Messiah
 
David Russell with other independent authors are self-publishing an eBook anthology titled, Waiting For Messiah. These will be nine or ten short story imagined accounts of first-century citizens of Israel, representing various walks of life, who share in common awaiting the arrival of Messiah. Each story will focus on the day in and day out of their wait. Word length is 1,000 to 1,100 words with an author bio of 100 wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.


...
Continue reading ...
 

HarperLegend

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2016,
HarperLegend
 
HarperLegend seeks to discover and publish new authors of visionary and transformational fiction in the digital first format. Call them visionary fiction, spiritual novels or just stories of change, these are books that not only move us, but transform and illuminate. We know that there are many many writers out there who work in this genre.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Literary Journal: Poets With Mental Illness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 12, 2016,
Rattle Literary Journal: Poets with Mental Illness
 
This issue will feature a tribute to poets with mental illness. The poems may be any subject or length, but must written by poets who have themselves lived with mental illness. The poems need not be about mental health—our goal is to honor these poets by sharing the diverse creative work that they’re producing, while helping to raise awareness and diminish the associated cultural stigma. Pleas...
Continue reading ...
 

San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 12, 2016,
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest
 
We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not m...

Continue reading ...
 

Knowing Him Within Your Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 11, 2016,
Knowing Him Within Your Story
A Christian Writers Retreat with author Jane Rubietta
 
Jane Rubietta, award winning author and speaker is returning to The Haven River Inn in Comfort, TX, for three days of instruction and discussion, January 6-8, 2017.  Jane is the co-director of the well known "Write to Publish" conference, held annually in Chicago.  
 
Jane’s humor, candor, sp...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 9, 2016,
Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry
Entry fee - $16
 
Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English, except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words, poetry entries shou...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: That Night

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 9, 2016,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: That Night   
 
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 sur...

Continue reading ...
 

Golden Fleece Press Jules Verne Inspired Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2016,
Golden Fleece Press Jules Verne Inspired Anthology
 
Did you fall in love with the Nautilus when you first encountered it? Do mutant crabs grab your attention? Do balloon wagers flip your gauges? If so, your stories might be just what we're looking for.
 
Golden Fleece Press is opening submissions for a Jules Verne inspired anthology.
 
Jules Verne authored numerous books and short stories. Now we're inviting you to dip into his universe and give us an e...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review: Weather Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 7, 2016,
Crab Orchard Review: Weather Poems
 
Special Issue: Weather Reports:  All About the Weather (Free)
 
In late November until December 21, 2016, we will be open to non-contest submissions on this special issue topic through Submittable*. Work submitted should fit the topic of "Weather Reports: All About the Weather." We are open to work that covers any of the many possibilities in how we think about and experience the weather through science, histor...

Continue reading ...
 

LONE STARS Magazine 2016 Annual "SongBook" Lyric-Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2016,
LONE STARS Magazine
2016 Annual “SongBook” Lyric-Poetry Contest
 
Deadline for Entries  --  December 31st
 
Entry Fee $2.00 per song-poem – as per Guidelines
Cash, Check, or Money Order
PayPal account:  lonestarsmagazine@yahoo.com  
 
First Place      50% of Entry Fees collected
Second Place      30% of Entry Fees collected
Winners published in LONE STARS Magazine
Winners receive FREE 1 year LONE STARS Subscription
 
Submit entries on paper via US Mail or in the body of an email (No do...

Continue reading ...
 

Renaissance Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 4, 2016,
Renaissance Magazine
 
Renaissance Magazine accepts unsolicited queries and manuscripts related to the Renaissance and late Middle Periods, including but not limited to: historical articles, martial arts, travel, interviews with artisans, articles on the SCA and related re-enactment groups, and the Renaissance Faire experience. Authors are strongly advised to query the editor to ensure that your proposed topic is appropriate and has not been rese...

Continue reading ...
 

Manifest West #6: Women of the West

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 4, 2016,
Manifest West #6: Women of the West
 
The editors of Manifest West #6: Women of the West want your best work describing and expressing this titular theme. We are seeking voices from all perspectives and walks of life in the West to contribute to our collection of poems, short stories, creative nonfiction essays, and cover artwork.
 
We encourage you to explore a broad understanding of the Western woman, regardless of whether it defies or reinforces...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 2, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 Puppy and Christmas gift basket for puppy under Christmas tree
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the above 1942 illustration by Charles Kaiser.
 
Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be announced in the March/April 2017 issue and online.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form below. Entries ...

Continue reading ...
 

Anaiah Press: Anaiah Adventures

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2016,
Anaiah Press: Anaiah Adventures
 
Beginning in 2015, Anaiah Adventures is launching a line of supplemental educational materials intended to be used in conjunction with regular homeschool and classroom curriculum. We are looking for fun, engaging, faith-based educational materials to be a part of this exciting new Adventure.
 
 We would like to see:
•Early Readers
•Phonics Readers
•Workbooks (i.e. math study, vocabulary, etc.)
•Grade-le...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: December, 2016

Reunion: The Dallas Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 23, 2016,
Reunion: The Dallas Review
 
Give us the gift of your creativity this holiday season. As we gather together with family and loved ones over the winter break, we are thinking about the meaning of reunion...of being brought together again. The upcoming issue of Reunion is soliciting submissions that address the notion of displacement, movement, or home in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, drama, or visual art.
 
Submission...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 22, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable  
 
Sometimes magic happens in your life. You have a dream that reveals a truth or a course of action to you. You have a premonition that changes your behavior and saves you or a loved one from disaster. You meet someone at just the right time and you can’t believe the coincidence. We’re collecting stories for a second book on this topic, following our bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul...

Continue reading ...
 

Rhetoric Askew Quarterly Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 21, 2016,
Rhetoric Askew Quarterly Literary Journal
 
The amount of interest in the Anthology Askew project humbled and inspired us at Rhetoric Askew. To continue our support of the author and artist community we are thrilled to announce the launch of RA – the Quarterly. The first issue will drop in the spring, so what better way to celebrate than exploring the theme Love is in the Air.
 
But…because w...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 20, 2016,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $50, $25, $15 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 20, 2017
 
Category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse. 

Continue reading ...
 

The Writers' League of Texas 2017 Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 19, 2016,
The Writers' League of Texas 2017 Manuscript Contest
 
Have you been working hard on an unpublished manuscript that's finally ready to see the light of day? Are you looking for some professional feedback on your work-in-progress?
 
Well, here's your chance! You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the Writers' League’s 17th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live...

Continue reading ...
 

Don't Talk to Me About Love Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 18, 2016,
Don’t Talk to Me About Love Poetry Contest
 
Poetry (1-3 poems per single submission) Total submission, including 1-3 poems, must not exceed 75 lines. Submission deadline is January 15, 2017.
 
First Prize: $1000.00
Three Honorable Mentions: Guaranteed publication in http://donttalktomeaboutlove.org
 
What does LOVE mean to you? We want your poetry exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, muc...

Continue reading ...
 

Mo Ranch Writers Retreat "Telling Your Story"

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 18, 2016,
Mo Ranch Writers Retreat “Telling Your Story”
 
On February 17-20, 2017, Mo Ranch is hosting, “Telling Your Story” a writing retreat led by Dr. Jerry Lincecum (Speaker, Emeritus Professor of English at Austin College, Folklorist and Specialist in Texas and Southwestern literature, recipient of the Silver Certificate of Merit by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Miss Ima Hogg H...

Continue reading ...
 

Pennyslvania Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 16, 2016,
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
14 categories to enter including Free Verse, Sand & Sea, Travel, PA History, Nature, Whimsey, Light Verse, Memories, Art, and more.
 
Entry fee - $3 per poem.  Prizes range from $10 - $175.
 
Deadline is January 15, 2017.

Continue reading ...
 

Waiting For Messiah

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2016,
Waiting For Messiah
 
David Russell with other independent authors are self-publishing an eBook anthology titled, Waiting For Messiah. These will be nine or ten short story imagined accounts of first-century citizens of Israel, representing various walks of life, who share in common awaiting the arrival of Messiah. Each story will focus on the day in and day out of their wait. Word length is 1,000 to 1,100 words with an author bio of 100 wor...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.


...
Continue reading ...
 

HarperLegend

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2016,
HarperLegend
 
HarperLegend seeks to discover and publish new authors of visionary and transformational fiction in the digital first format. Call them visionary fiction, spiritual novels or just stories of change, these are books that not only move us, but transform and illuminate. We know that there are many many writers out there who work in this genre.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Literary Journal: Poets With Mental Illness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 12, 2016,
Rattle Literary Journal: Poets with Mental Illness
 
This issue will feature a tribute to poets with mental illness. The poems may be any subject or length, but must written by poets who have themselves lived with mental illness. The poems need not be about mental health—our goal is to honor these poets by sharing the diverse creative work that they’re producing, while helping to raise awareness and diminish the associated cultural stigma. Pleas...
Continue reading ...
 

San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 12, 2016,
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest
 
We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not m...

Continue reading ...
 

Knowing Him Within Your Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 11, 2016,
Knowing Him Within Your Story
A Christian Writers Retreat with author Jane Rubietta
 
Jane Rubietta, award winning author and speaker is returning to The Haven River Inn in Comfort, TX, for three days of instruction and discussion, January 6-8, 2017.  Jane is the co-director of the well known "Write to Publish" conference, held annually in Chicago.  
 
Jane’s humor, candor, sp...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 9, 2016,
Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry
Entry fee - $16
 
Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English, except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words, poetry entries shou...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: That Night

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 9, 2016,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: That Night   
 
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 sur...

Continue reading ...
 

Golden Fleece Press Jules Verne Inspired Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2016,
Golden Fleece Press Jules Verne Inspired Anthology
 
Did you fall in love with the Nautilus when you first encountered it? Do mutant crabs grab your attention? Do balloon wagers flip your gauges? If so, your stories might be just what we're looking for.
 
Golden Fleece Press is opening submissions for a Jules Verne inspired anthology.
 
Jules Verne authored numerous books and short stories. Now we're inviting you to dip into his universe and give us an e...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review: Weather Poems

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 7, 2016,
Crab Orchard Review: Weather Poems
 
Special Issue: Weather Reports:  All About the Weather (Free)
 
In late November until December 21, 2016, we will be open to non-contest submissions on this special issue topic through Submittable*. Work submitted should fit the topic of "Weather Reports: All About the Weather." We are open to work that covers any of the many possibilities in how we think about and experience the weather through science, histor...

Continue reading ...
 

LONE STARS Magazine 2016 Annual "SongBook" Lyric-Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2016,
LONE STARS Magazine
2016 Annual “SongBook” Lyric-Poetry Contest
 
Deadline for Entries  --  December 31st
 
Entry Fee $2.00 per song-poem – as per Guidelines
Cash, Check, or Money Order
PayPal account:  lonestarsmagazine@yahoo.com  
 
First Place      50% of Entry Fees collected
Second Place      30% of Entry Fees collected
Winners published in LONE STARS Magazine
Winners receive FREE 1 year LONE STARS Subscription
 
Submit entries on paper via US Mail or in the body of an email (No do...

Continue reading ...
 

Renaissance Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 4, 2016,
Renaissance Magazine
 
Renaissance Magazine accepts unsolicited queries and manuscripts related to the Renaissance and late Middle Periods, including but not limited to: historical articles, martial arts, travel, interviews with artisans, articles on the SCA and related re-enactment groups, and the Renaissance Faire experience. Authors are strongly advised to query the editor to ensure that your proposed topic is appropriate and has not been rese...

Continue reading ...
 

Manifest West #6: Women of the West

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 4, 2016,
Manifest West #6: Women of the West
 
The editors of Manifest West #6: Women of the West want your best work describing and expressing this titular theme. We are seeking voices from all perspectives and walks of life in the West to contribute to our collection of poems, short stories, creative nonfiction essays, and cover artwork.
 
We encourage you to explore a broad understanding of the Western woman, regardless of whether it defies or reinforces...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 2, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join in the fun? Submit your limerick!
 
 Puppy and Christmas gift basket for puppy under Christmas tree
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about the above 1942 illustration by Charles Kaiser.
 
Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish. Winners will be announced in the March/April 2017 issue and online.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form below. Entries ...

Continue reading ...
 

Anaiah Press: Anaiah Adventures

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2016,
Anaiah Press: Anaiah Adventures
 
Beginning in 2015, Anaiah Adventures is launching a line of supplemental educational materials intended to be used in conjunction with regular homeschool and classroom curriculum. We are looking for fun, engaging, faith-based educational materials to be a part of this exciting new Adventure.
 
 We would like to see:
•Early Readers
•Phonics Readers
•Workbooks (i.e. math study, vocabulary, etc.)
•Grade-le...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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