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

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

written by Sally Clark


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






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: March, 2016

The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 31, 2016,
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is May 1, 2016. The first line of the story must be: By the fifteenth month of the drought, the lake no longer held her secrets.
 
Fiction: A...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: First Impressions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 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 ...
 

Pockets: The Gift of God's Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2016,
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 ...
 

Women on Writing: Short & Sweet

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2016,
Women on Writing: Short & Sweet
 
WOW! Women On Writing welcomes queries for our upcoming e-zine issue (issue 69) on the theme of "Short & Sweet." Deadline for Queries: April 10, 2016
 
This issue is all about short word count, tight writing, and having fun doing it!
 
Ideas include:
• Market Profiles - Interviews with editors/publishers of paying markets with a small word count (literary magazines/e-zines, contest markets, etc.)
•How-tos on the craft of writing...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterians Today Magazine: Fences

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 27, 2016,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Fences (Violence & Reconciliation)
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the September/October 2016 issue. The theme is called, “Fences (Violence& Reconcilation).”
 
Everywhere, violence rips at the seams of human society, breeding divisions reinforced by border fences, prison walls, and...

Continue reading ...
 

Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 26, 2016,
Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
 
For unpublished fiction, any style, any theme.
First Place Award: $1,100
Editor's Choices: $100 each
Ten stories will be named Stories of Distinction
Maximum length: 3000 words

Submission deadline: April 30, 2016.
 Entry fee: $15 for the first story and $10 for each additional story.



Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 25, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles  
There are events that happen in our lives that we cannot explain and that cause wonder and astonishment. These events give us hope for a better future, for the resolution of our problems, for miracles. Amazing things happen all around us — often without an earthly explanation. Have you experienced something otherworldly or miraculous? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? If so, please submit y...

Continue reading ...
 

Haibun Today

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 24, 2016,
Haibun Today
 
Haibun Today, an online quarterly, is published in March, June, September and December of each year. They want haibun or tanka poems. For the June issue, submissions are accepted from March 01 to April 30. Send no more than 3 unpublished haibun or tanka at a time.

Continue reading ...
 

Williamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2016,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
Deadline: April 30th, 2015   Entry fee: $15 for nonmembers
 
First prize of $300, Second place prize of $150, and a Third place prize of $5...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas  

We are now collecting stories for our next
Holiday book that will be published in 2016. We are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and even New Year’s festivities too. Everyone has special memories and stories to tell about the Christmas season - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. We want to hear about your speci...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Food and Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 21, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Food and Faith
 
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 fro...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Woman Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 20, 2016,
Today’s Christian Woman Magazine
 
Today’s Christian Woman’s mission is to encourage, equip, and inspire Christian women to live out their faith fearlessly in the grit of everyday lift. Today’s Christian Woman is a daily website and weekly iPad app for the Christian woman who wants to love God more deeply and live fearlessly for his kingdom. All articles should be between 800 and 1...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 19, 2016,
Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest
 
Certificates and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 and will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the categories listed below. A maximum word count, or line count for poetry, is listed for each category: First Novel Chapters (1,500 wds.), Short Story (1,500 wds.), Flash Fiction (500 wds.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 wds.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 wds.), Poetry (not to exceed 50 lines...

Continue reading ...
 

The Lutheran Digest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2016,
The Lutheran Digest
 
The Lutheran Digest, published quarterly, accepts a limited number of original manuscripts and poems. Stories frequently reflect a Lutheran-Christian perspective, but are not intended to be "lecturing" sermonettes. Popular stories show how God has intervened in a person's life to help solve a problem. Also needed are seasonal and special interest stories and stories reflecting God's presence in nature. Payment: $35 per article.
 
from:...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2016,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
 
$20 to enter any or all contests.
 
Postmark deadline: April 23rd, 2016
 
21 contests to enter including: short story, free verse poetry, nonfiction essay, Christian flash writing, tourism essay, rhymed poetry, humor, memoir, mystery, humorous fantasy, song lyrics, and more.
 
Prizes range from $10 - $50.

Continue reading ...
 

Poisoned Pencil Press: The Best in Young Adult Mystery

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2016,
Poisoned Pencil Press: The Best in Young Adult Mystery
 
Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as well as agents.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2016,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies. All entries may be mailed to: Passager, 1420 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21201
 
2016 Poetry Contest- the Passager Poetry Contest will begin accepting entries on Janu...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Ambassador of Poetry Award
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

Tilbury House

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2016,
Tilbury House
 
Tilbury House publishes adult books too (only non-fiction), but they mainly focus on publishing children’s books with a social message. Most focus on the environment, cultural diversity, nature, and social justice. They have published a number of award winning books that are greatly respected. They focus on getting these books into schools. The books they publish are for children between the ages of 7-12.
 
We are primarily interested in chi...

Continue reading ...
 

Peaceable Kingdom Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 13, 2016,
Peaceable Kingdom Greeting Cards
 
Are you a gifted writer of greeting cards for kids? Do you conceive of birthday card ideas in your spare time? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for experienced greeting card writers with a knack for funny, silly, or humorous text for kids ages 2-8.
 
If we use your ideas, we offer a $50 flat fee for every concept used and a dozen sample cards. We do not credit writers on our cards. We look ...

Continue reading ...
 

Frogpond Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 11, 2016,
Frogpond Journal
 
The journal Frogpond is an official serial publication of the Haiku Society of America. Its primary function is to publish the best in contemporary English-language haiku and senryu, linked forms including sequences, renku, rengay, and haibun, essays and articles on these forms, and book reviews. The magazine, published three times a year, is copyrighted by the HSA.
 
Submissions from both members and non-members of HSA are wel...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers "Let's Write" Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 10, 2016,
Gulf Coast Writers “Let’s Write” Literary Contest
 
Deadline: April 10, 2016
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.
 
Maximum entry length: 50 lines (poetry), 2000 words (fiction and non-fiction).
 
Include $8.00 for each Fiction or Nonfiction entr...

Continue reading ...
 

California Writers Club Short Short Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 9, 2016,
California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch
2016 Short, Short Story Writing Contest
 
Contest Category: Fiction
Length: up to 750 words
 
OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
 
Awards and Recognition - First Place: $100, Second Place: $50, Third Place: $25
 
Winning stories will be published in a special 2016 edition of the Write On! newsletter.
 
Entry Fees - $10.00 per entry, payable by check to CWC Sacramento Branch. Writers may submit multiple entries.
 
All submissions ...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Weather Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 8, 2016,
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 importanc...

Continue reading ...
 

Stories of Music Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 7, 2016,
Stories of Music Anthology
 
For a second volume of STORIES OF MUSIC, submissions are sought that are "focused on music and the impact it has on people's lives. Whether it expresses a story of healing, community, cultural or family traditions, musicianship, travel experiences, an historical account, or any other experience with music, we invite you to tell your story. This opportunity is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world....We are spe...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Restaurants

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 6, 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: Sept./Oct. 2017

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

Pockets: Serving Others

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 4, 2016,
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 ...
 

Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2016,
Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest 
 
The Jory Sherman Short Story 2016 Contest
Unpublished stories of 1000-2500 words
Cash Prizes total $250.00
Postmark Entry Deadline: March 31, 2016
Awards given at NETWO Conference Luncheon, Saturday, April 23rd
 
Entry Fee: $10.00 per submission. Payment may be made by check or money order payable to NETWO, and mailed with submissions to the address below or by Paypal using the paypal button ...

Continue reading ...
 

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2016,
Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition
 
Carrot Ranch Communications and the Congress of Rough Writers invite you to participate in a flash fiction competition where everyone wins. "Four Paws for Noah" is a fundraiser for Noah Ainslie, a nine-year-old boy with Autism who is in the process of receiving a service dog. The first prize winner of this competition will receive $250 to grease their pockets, publication on the Carrot Ranch Commun...

Continue reading ...
 

Foley Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 2, 2016,
Foley Poetry Award
 
Poems are being accepted for the 2016 Foley Poetry Award.
 
Each entrant is asked to submit only one unpublished poem on any topic. The poem should be 30 lines or fewer and not under consideration elsewhere. Poems will not be returned. Poems should be sent in via Submittable, or postal mail.
 
Include contact information on the same page as the poem. Poems must be postmarked or sent in via Submittable between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2016. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Rain

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 1, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: A Fairy Tale Magazine
Theme: Rain
 
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 starting a...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: March, 2016

The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 31, 2016,
The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is May 1, 2016. The first line of the story must be: By the fifteenth month of the drought, the lake no longer held her secrets.
 
Fiction: A...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: First Impressions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 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 ...
 

Pockets: The Gift of God's Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2016,
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 ...
 

Women on Writing: Short & Sweet

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2016,
Women on Writing: Short & Sweet
 
WOW! Women On Writing welcomes queries for our upcoming e-zine issue (issue 69) on the theme of "Short & Sweet." Deadline for Queries: April 10, 2016
 
This issue is all about short word count, tight writing, and having fun doing it!
 
Ideas include:
• Market Profiles - Interviews with editors/publishers of paying markets with a small word count (literary magazines/e-zines, contest markets, etc.)
•How-tos on the craft of writing...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterians Today Magazine: Fences

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 27, 2016,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Fences (Violence & Reconciliation)
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the September/October 2016 issue. The theme is called, “Fences (Violence& Reconcilation).”
 
Everywhere, violence rips at the seams of human society, breeding divisions reinforced by border fences, prison walls, and...

Continue reading ...
 

Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 26, 2016,
Writecorner Press E.M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
 
For unpublished fiction, any style, any theme.
First Place Award: $1,100
Editor's Choices: $100 each
Ten stories will be named Stories of Distinction
Maximum length: 3000 words

Submission deadline: April 30, 2016.
 Entry fee: $15 for the first story and $10 for each additional story.



Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 25, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels and Miracles  
There are events that happen in our lives that we cannot explain and that cause wonder and astonishment. These events give us hope for a better future, for the resolution of our problems, for miracles. Amazing things happen all around us — often without an earthly explanation. Have you experienced something otherworldly or miraculous? Or had a personal experience with an angel or divine being? If so, please submit y...

Continue reading ...
 

Haibun Today

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 24, 2016,
Haibun Today
 
Haibun Today, an online quarterly, is published in March, June, September and December of each year. They want haibun or tanka poems. For the June issue, submissions are accepted from March 01 to April 30. Send no more than 3 unpublished haibun or tanka at a time.

Continue reading ...
 

Williamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2016,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
Deadline: April 30th, 2015   Entry fee: $15 for nonmembers
 
First prize of $300, Second place prize of $150, and a Third place prize of $5...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas  

We are now collecting stories for our next
Holiday book that will be published in 2016. We are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and even New Year’s festivities too. Everyone has special memories and stories to tell about the Christmas season - from inspirational and joyous, to heartwarming and humorous. We want to hear about your speci...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Food and Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 21, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Food and Faith
 
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 fro...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Woman Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 20, 2016,
Today’s Christian Woman Magazine
 
Today’s Christian Woman’s mission is to encourage, equip, and inspire Christian women to live out their faith fearlessly in the grit of everyday lift. Today’s Christian Woman is a daily website and weekly iPad app for the Christian woman who wants to love God more deeply and live fearlessly for his kingdom. All articles should be between 800 and 1...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 19, 2016,
Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest
 
Certificates and cash awards of $100, $75 and $50 and will be awarded for first, second, and third place in the categories listed below. A maximum word count, or line count for poetry, is listed for each category: First Novel Chapters (1,500 wds.), Short Story (1,500 wds.), Flash Fiction (500 wds.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 wds.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 wds.), Poetry (not to exceed 50 lines...

Continue reading ...
 

The Lutheran Digest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2016,
The Lutheran Digest
 
The Lutheran Digest, published quarterly, accepts a limited number of original manuscripts and poems. Stories frequently reflect a Lutheran-Christian perspective, but are not intended to be "lecturing" sermonettes. Popular stories show how God has intervened in a person's life to help solve a problem. Also needed are seasonal and special interest stories and stories reflecting God's presence in nature. Payment: $35 per article.
 
from:...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2016,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
 
$20 to enter any or all contests.
 
Postmark deadline: April 23rd, 2016
 
21 contests to enter including: short story, free verse poetry, nonfiction essay, Christian flash writing, tourism essay, rhymed poetry, humor, memoir, mystery, humorous fantasy, song lyrics, and more.
 
Prizes range from $10 - $50.

Continue reading ...
 

Poisoned Pencil Press: The Best in Young Adult Mystery

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2016,
Poisoned Pencil Press: The Best in Young Adult Mystery
 
Poisoned Pencil Press is a publisher of young adult mystery novels. They are an imprint of the respected publisher Poisoned Pen Press, and they are both based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Poisoned Pencil Press is currently open to unsolicited submissions of manuscripts. They use the same easy to use online system (Submittable) for authors as well as agents.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2016,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies. All entries may be mailed to: Passager, 1420 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD, 21201
 
2016 Poetry Contest- the Passager Poetry Contest will begin accepting entries on Janu...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Ambassador of Poetry Award
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

Tilbury House

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2016,
Tilbury House
 
Tilbury House publishes adult books too (only non-fiction), but they mainly focus on publishing children’s books with a social message. Most focus on the environment, cultural diversity, nature, and social justice. They have published a number of award winning books that are greatly respected. They focus on getting these books into schools. The books they publish are for children between the ages of 7-12.
 
We are primarily interested in chi...

Continue reading ...
 

Peaceable Kingdom Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 13, 2016,
Peaceable Kingdom Greeting Cards
 
Are you a gifted writer of greeting cards for kids? Do you conceive of birthday card ideas in your spare time? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for experienced greeting card writers with a knack for funny, silly, or humorous text for kids ages 2-8.
 
If we use your ideas, we offer a $50 flat fee for every concept used and a dozen sample cards. We do not credit writers on our cards. We look ...

Continue reading ...
 

Frogpond Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 11, 2016,
Frogpond Journal
 
The journal Frogpond is an official serial publication of the Haiku Society of America. Its primary function is to publish the best in contemporary English-language haiku and senryu, linked forms including sequences, renku, rengay, and haibun, essays and articles on these forms, and book reviews. The magazine, published three times a year, is copyrighted by the HSA.
 
Submissions from both members and non-members of HSA are wel...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers "Let's Write" Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 10, 2016,
Gulf Coast Writers “Let’s Write” Literary Contest
 
Deadline: April 10, 2016
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.
 
Maximum entry length: 50 lines (poetry), 2000 words (fiction and non-fiction).
 
Include $8.00 for each Fiction or Nonfiction entr...

Continue reading ...
 

California Writers Club Short Short Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 9, 2016,
California Writers Club, Sacramento Branch
2016 Short, Short Story Writing Contest
 
Contest Category: Fiction
Length: up to 750 words
 
OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
 
Awards and Recognition - First Place: $100, Second Place: $50, Third Place: $25
 
Winning stories will be published in a special 2016 edition of the Write On! newsletter.
 
Entry Fees - $10.00 per entry, payable by check to CWC Sacramento Branch. Writers may submit multiple entries.
 
All submissions ...

Continue reading ...
 

Texas Weather Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 8, 2016,
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 importanc...

Continue reading ...
 

Stories of Music Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 7, 2016,
Stories of Music Anthology
 
For a second volume of STORIES OF MUSIC, submissions are sought that are "focused on music and the impact it has on people's lives. Whether it expresses a story of healing, community, cultural or family traditions, musicianship, travel experiences, an historical account, or any other experience with music, we invite you to tell your story. This opportunity is open to anyone, from anywhere in the world....We are spe...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Restaurants

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 6, 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: Sept./Oct. 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 5, 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.
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Pockets: Serving Others

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 4, 2016,
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...

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Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2016,
Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest 
 
The Jory Sherman Short Story 2016 Contest
Unpublished stories of 1000-2500 words
Cash Prizes total $250.00
Postmark Entry Deadline: March 31, 2016
Awards given at NETWO Conference Luncheon, Saturday, April 23rd
 
Entry Fee: $10.00 per submission. Payment may be made by check or money order payable to NETWO, and mailed with submissions to the address below or by Paypal using the paypal button ...

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Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2016,
Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Writing Competition
 
Carrot Ranch Communications and the Congress of Rough Writers invite you to participate in a flash fiction competition where everyone wins. "Four Paws for Noah" is a fundraiser for Noah Ainslie, a nine-year-old boy with Autism who is in the process of receiving a service dog. The first prize winner of this competition will receive $250 to grease their pockets, publication on the Carrot Ranch Commun...

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Foley Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 2, 2016,
Foley Poetry Award
 
Poems are being accepted for the 2016 Foley Poetry Award.
 
Each entrant is asked to submit only one unpublished poem on any topic. The poem should be 30 lines or fewer and not under consideration elsewhere. Poems will not be returned. Poems should be sent in via Submittable, or postal mail.
 
Include contact information on the same page as the poem. Poems must be postmarked or sent in via Submittable between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2016. ...

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Enchanted Conversations: Rain

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 1, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: A Fairy Tale Magazine
Theme: Rain
 
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 starting a...

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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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