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: May, 2016

Ekphrasis Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 31, 2016,
Ekphrasis: A Journal of Transformative Verse
Ekphrasis Poetry Prize
 
Ekphrasis is a poetry journal looking for well-crafted poems, the main content of which addresses individual works from any artistic genre. Please identify the specific work that is the focus of your poem. Acceptable ekphrastic verse transcends mere description: it stands as transformative critical statement, an original gloss on the individual art piece it addresses.
 
Dead...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 31, 2016,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
Postmark deadline: July 1, 2016 Entry fees: $15 - $30
 
Unpublished Categories: Short Stories, Poems, Articles/Essay/True Stories, Unpublished Novels, New Drama Writing
 
Pu...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 GFT Press Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 29, 2016,
2016 GFT Press Chapbook Contest
 
Submissions open March 14th - June 30th
 
Winner awarded publication, a brand new iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Gray ($399 retail value), 10 contributor copies, and 10% royalties on all copies sold.
Runner-up: Runner-up will be awarded publication, 5 contributor copies, and 10% royalties on all copies sold.
 
Wants clean, coherent, well-written, creative, cohesive manuscripts that strike har...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterians Today: Adjusting to Change

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 28, 2016,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Adjusting to Change (Life Transitions)
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the November/December 2016 issue. The theme is called, “Adjusting to Change (Life Transitions).”
 
Psychologists describe significant life transitions or changes as a kind of trauma. They unsettle much of what we...

Continue reading ...
 

Faith by Grace Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2016,
Faith by Grace Publishing: Poetry Anthology
 
We are also looking for Poems to put into an anthology book. Can be any genre and length. They can be rhyming or free verse. Submissions due by June 30, 2016.
 
For all anthology Submissions you will receive a free copy and will be able to buy copies at an author discount. There will be no royalties paid out for stories or poems in anthologies.
 
Send all submissions to faithbygracepublishing@yahoo.com ...

Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2016,
Bacopa Literary Review Contest
 
Contest Submissions for the fall 2016 edition will be accepted starting 12:01AM (U.S. Eastern Std Time) April 1, 2016 through Midnight, June 30, 2016.
 
No entry fee.
 
Prizes in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction - First place: $200, Runner-up: $160.
All published pieces will receive $20 and a copy of the print journal.
 
Previously unpublished work only, please submit one genre at a time, one submissi...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 26, 2016,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest   
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2016.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.


...
Continue reading ...
 

Faith by Grace Publishing: Paths to Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 25, 2016,
Faith by Grace Publishing: Paths to Forgiveness Anthology
 
We are now accepting submissions for an anthology titled "Paths to Forgiveness" Stories can be fiction or non-fiction and between 2,000-10,000 words about people who seek forgiveness. For example: Someone who took a wrong turn in their life and are at a low point or a cross road. They turn to God to save and guide them.
Submissions due June 30, 2016.

For all anthology Submissions you will...

Continue reading ...
 

Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 23, 2016,
Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry
 
Deadline June 30. Free contest gives $500 for the best poem published in Ekphrasis, a venerable literary journal specializing in poems about other works of art. Submit 3-5 poems as part of the regular submission process. All poems published in the journal during the calendar year are considered for the award. No simultaneous submissions, but previously published poems are eligible.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Blended Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 23, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Blended Families   
 
Are you part of a blended family, enjoying stepchildren, stepsiblings, etc.? Blending two families after a second marriage can be a real joy… and sometimes a challenge too. Tell us about your own blended families. How did you make it work? What advice do you have for other families? We are looking for true stories about all aspects of blending families—stories that will make us laugh and cry, nod our heads in recognitio...

Continue reading ...
 

Spiritual Writers Network Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 21, 2016,
Spiritual Writers Network Poetry Contest
 
THEME: Inspirational, Motivational or Spiritual
 
Spiritual Writers Network hosts quarterly writing contests for publication via Transcendent Publishing. The selected submissions will be published into a multi-author compilation book in both print and digital editions and available on Amazon.com and other expanded distribution channels.
 
Several submissions will be selected for publication.
 
Addit...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers & Teaching

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 20, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Teachers & Teaching 
 
There isn’t a single one of us who doesn’t owe something to a teacher. They are the unheralded heroes of society. Tell us your stories about the great teachers who changed your life. And if you’re a teacher, tell us about the kids who changed yours, who motivated you to keep on teaching, who showed you that it was all worth it. We’d love to share your best advice with other teachers as well—what wo...

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 20, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
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 ...
 

On the Premises Mini-Contest #30 - Twist

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 18, 2016,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #30: Twist
 
We’ve all read stories that end with what was once a clever innovation… the TWIST ENDING. (The detective tracking the mysterious killer IS the mysterious killer!!!!!) Twist endings are over 100 years old, and we’re tired of them. So we want you to write a twist BEGINNING.
 
Your challenge: Think of a great twist ending for a story. Then, in no more than 50 words, write the beginning of a short story that sta...

Continue reading ...
 

Black Orchid Novella Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 17, 2016,
Black Orchid Novella Award
 
Deadline May 31. Free contest gives $1,000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine for the best traditional mystery novella. Entries should be 15,000-20,000 words. See website for thematic and stylistic restrictions. Essentially, they are looking for an old-fashioned story of deduction, with a witty style and an engaging relationship between the characters, a...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 16, 2016,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, postmark
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems.
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in the Connecticut River Review.
 
Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information (name, address, email and phone) and one with NO contact information. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 15, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident 
 
Society is changing and we want to be part of it. Curvy and confident—let’s share our stories. We want your stories about loving your look and feeling beautiful. How did you develop confidence? Have you helped girls and other women get confident? How do you stay fit? What do you eat? How have you gotten to know your body? Tell us about how you became curvy and confident or stay curvy and confident. What advice do you ha...

Continue reading ...
 

Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 14, 2016,
Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things
 
Ember is a semiannual journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for all age groups. Submissions for and by readers aged 10 to 18 are strongly encouraged, and our submission queue is open to all writers age 10 to adult.
 
We pay 2 cents per word or $20 per work, whichever is more, for worldwide first publication rights in English. You retain all other rights (including other languages, audio, and reprint ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 13, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!


 Boy laying in the grass with his dog
 
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration pictured above by Harold Anderson. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2016. The winning limerick will be announced and p...

Continue reading ...
 

Jokes Literary Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2016,
Jokes Literary Review
 
Jokes Review accepts online submissions of poetry, etc. Open to experimental works, humorous works, and scraps of writing that may or may not be classified as jokes. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. Subject for your email should include the type of work you're submitting.  Include contact info and a short third-person bio. Include submission in the body of the email or as an attachment.  Simultaneous s...

Continue reading ...
 

Haiku Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2016,
Haiku Journal
 
Haiku Journal has been publishing issues since 2011. Each issue features both new and established poets. We consider all forms of haiku which follow the syllabic pattern 5/7/5.
 
Haiku Journal general submissions are free. You may submit up to 3 times per issue. Click the “Home” button on the website page listed above to submit your haiku.
 
Token payments are currently $1.50 for everyone, and $10.00 for submissions marked as "Editor's...

Continue reading ...
 

Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 10, 2016,
Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2016
 
Entry fee - $15. Winner receives his or her chapbook published as both print and ebook; 20 copies of the print version for the winner; $400 prize; and an amethyst depression-glass trophy cup (circa 1930's). Submit 17-24 pages of poetry. Deadline June 15, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 10, 2016,
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts  
 
Deadline June 15, 2016
 
Looks for, "as you might guess, 'compressed creative arts.' We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers." NB: "For this reading period, we will be looking to publish authors who have not previousl...

Continue reading ...
 

Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 8, 2016,
Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest
 
Win a week with us at the famous Guideposts Writers Workshop (all expenses paid), where you'll learn all about inspirational storytelling. Your story could be read by millions in one of our magazines, Guideposts, Angels on Earth or Mysterious Ways. We’re looking for true, first-person stories, not sermons or essays. It can be your own story or something you’ve written for someone ...

Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 21st National Poem Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 8, 2016,
The MacGuffin’s 21th National Poet Hunt Contest  
 
An entry consists of three poems.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 3, 2016.
There is a $15 entry fee.
 
First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
Winners will be announced in September 2016.
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in a future issue of The MacGuffin.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Trusting Him When Life's Messy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 7, 2016,
Trusting Him when Life’s Messy
http://charlotteholt.org/charlotteholt.org/News_and_Updates.html

Charlotte Holt’s latest endeavor is to publish another Trusting Him book, “Trusting Him when Life’s Messy.” She is accepting stories for that book. If you have a Life’s Messy story, send it to Charlotte as a submission.

It needs to be from 1500-2000 words. Show how you tried to fix your mess, but ultimately you let Jesus fix it and how this all happened; how He turned your mess into a m...


Continue reading ...
 

2016 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 6, 2016,
2016 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Each year the Kentucky Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community. The Betty Gabehart Prize honors our good friend, patron, and former director who led the conference during its seminal decade in the 1980s. 
 
Prize in each genre: $200 plus up to $100 in travel, lodging, or dining expen...

Continue reading ...
 

Mayfly

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 4, 2016,
Mayfly
 

Randy& Shirley Brooks started editing Mayfly in 1986. All submissions are judged competition style, together before each issue. We are now biannual, publishing an issue every summer and winter. We feel it is the duty of the editors and writers to make careful selection and proper presentation of only the very best, the most evocative, the truly effective haiku. We publish only 14 or 15 haiku per issue, but each haiku is printed on its own pag...


Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 4, 2016,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2016 runs from March 1 to June 1, 2016! Anyone can enter – and anyone can win! Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2016. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your idea...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 3, 2016,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest
 
The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discover exceptional, unpublished poems and to encou...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 1, 2016,
Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2016.
 
$1,500 will be awarded in prizes
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (fiction)
•$500 fo...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: May, 2016

Ekphrasis Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 31, 2016,
Ekphrasis: A Journal of Transformative Verse
Ekphrasis Poetry Prize
 
Ekphrasis is a poetry journal looking for well-crafted poems, the main content of which addresses individual works from any artistic genre. Please identify the specific work that is the focus of your poem. Acceptable ekphrastic verse transcends mere description: it stands as transformative critical statement, an original gloss on the individual art piece it addresses.
 
Dead...

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 31, 2016,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
Postmark deadline: July 1, 2016 Entry fees: $15 - $30
 
Unpublished Categories: Short Stories, Poems, Articles/Essay/True Stories, Unpublished Novels, New Drama Writing
 
Pu...

Continue reading ...
 

2016 GFT Press Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 29, 2016,
2016 GFT Press Chapbook Contest
 
Submissions open March 14th - June 30th
 
Winner awarded publication, a brand new iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 16GB - Space Gray ($399 retail value), 10 contributor copies, and 10% royalties on all copies sold.
Runner-up: Runner-up will be awarded publication, 5 contributor copies, and 10% royalties on all copies sold.
 
Wants clean, coherent, well-written, creative, cohesive manuscripts that strike har...

Continue reading ...
 

Presbyterians Today: Adjusting to Change

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 28, 2016,
Presbyterians Today Magazine: Adjusting to Change (Life Transitions)
 
Presbyterians Today magazine (est. 1867), published 10 times annually by the General Assembly Mission Council, needs non-fiction articles for the November/December 2016 issue. The theme is called, “Adjusting to Change (Life Transitions).”
 
Psychologists describe significant life transitions or changes as a kind of trauma. They unsettle much of what we...

Continue reading ...
 

Faith by Grace Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2016,
Faith by Grace Publishing: Poetry Anthology
 
We are also looking for Poems to put into an anthology book. Can be any genre and length. They can be rhyming or free verse. Submissions due by June 30, 2016.
 
For all anthology Submissions you will receive a free copy and will be able to buy copies at an author discount. There will be no royalties paid out for stories or poems in anthologies.
 
Send all submissions to faithbygracepublishing@yahoo.com ...

Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2016,
Bacopa Literary Review Contest
 
Contest Submissions for the fall 2016 edition will be accepted starting 12:01AM (U.S. Eastern Std Time) April 1, 2016 through Midnight, June 30, 2016.
 
No entry fee.
 
Prizes in Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction - First place: $200, Runner-up: $160.
All published pieces will receive $20 and a copy of the print journal.
 
Previously unpublished work only, please submit one genre at a time, one submissi...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 26, 2016,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest   
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2016.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.


...
Continue reading ...
 

Faith by Grace Publishing: Paths to Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 25, 2016,
Faith by Grace Publishing: Paths to Forgiveness Anthology
 
We are now accepting submissions for an anthology titled "Paths to Forgiveness" Stories can be fiction or non-fiction and between 2,000-10,000 words about people who seek forgiveness. For example: Someone who took a wrong turn in their life and are at a low point or a cross road. They turn to God to save and guide them.
Submissions due June 30, 2016.

For all anthology Submissions you will...

Continue reading ...
 

Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 23, 2016,
Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry
 
Deadline June 30. Free contest gives $500 for the best poem published in Ekphrasis, a venerable literary journal specializing in poems about other works of art. Submit 3-5 poems as part of the regular submission process. All poems published in the journal during the calendar year are considered for the award. No simultaneous submissions, but previously published poems are eligible.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Blended Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 23, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Blended Families   
 
Are you part of a blended family, enjoying stepchildren, stepsiblings, etc.? Blending two families after a second marriage can be a real joy… and sometimes a challenge too. Tell us about your own blended families. How did you make it work? What advice do you have for other families? We are looking for true stories about all aspects of blending families—stories that will make us laugh and cry, nod our heads in recognitio...

Continue reading ...
 

Spiritual Writers Network Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 21, 2016,
Spiritual Writers Network Poetry Contest
 
THEME: Inspirational, Motivational or Spiritual
 
Spiritual Writers Network hosts quarterly writing contests for publication via Transcendent Publishing. The selected submissions will be published into a multi-author compilation book in both print and digital editions and available on Amazon.com and other expanded distribution channels.
 
Several submissions will be selected for publication.
 
Addit...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teachers & Teaching

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 20, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Teachers & Teaching 
 
There isn’t a single one of us who doesn’t owe something to a teacher. They are the unheralded heroes of society. Tell us your stories about the great teachers who changed your life. And if you’re a teacher, tell us about the kids who changed yours, who motivated you to keep on teaching, who showed you that it was all worth it. We’d love to share your best advice with other teachers as well—what wo...

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 20, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
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 ...
 

On the Premises Mini-Contest #30 - Twist

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 18, 2016,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #30: Twist
 
We’ve all read stories that end with what was once a clever innovation… the TWIST ENDING. (The detective tracking the mysterious killer IS the mysterious killer!!!!!) Twist endings are over 100 years old, and we’re tired of them. So we want you to write a twist BEGINNING.
 
Your challenge: Think of a great twist ending for a story. Then, in no more than 50 words, write the beginning of a short story that sta...

Continue reading ...
 

Black Orchid Novella Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 17, 2016,
Black Orchid Novella Award
 
Deadline May 31. Free contest gives $1,000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine for the best traditional mystery novella. Entries should be 15,000-20,000 words. See website for thematic and stylistic restrictions. Essentially, they are looking for an old-fashioned story of deduction, with a witty style and an engaging relationship between the characters, a...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 16, 2016,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, postmark
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems.
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in the Connecticut River Review.
 
Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information (name, address, email and phone) and one with NO contact information. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; however, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 15, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident 
 
Society is changing and we want to be part of it. Curvy and confident—let’s share our stories. We want your stories about loving your look and feeling beautiful. How did you develop confidence? Have you helped girls and other women get confident? How do you stay fit? What do you eat? How have you gotten to know your body? Tell us about how you became curvy and confident or stay curvy and confident. What advice do you ha...

Continue reading ...
 

Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 14, 2016,
Ember: A Journal of Luminous Things
 
Ember is a semiannual journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for all age groups. Submissions for and by readers aged 10 to 18 are strongly encouraged, and our submission queue is open to all writers age 10 to adult.
 
We pay 2 cents per word or $20 per work, whichever is more, for worldwide first publication rights in English. You retain all other rights (including other languages, audio, and reprint ...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 13, 2016,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!


 Boy laying in the grass with his dog
 
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration pictured above by Harold Anderson. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2016. The winning limerick will be announced and p...

Continue reading ...
 

Jokes Literary Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2016,
Jokes Literary Review
 
Jokes Review accepts online submissions of poetry, etc. Open to experimental works, humorous works, and scraps of writing that may or may not be classified as jokes. All submissions must be original and previously unpublished. Subject for your email should include the type of work you're submitting.  Include contact info and a short third-person bio. Include submission in the body of the email or as an attachment.  Simultaneous s...

Continue reading ...
 

Haiku Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2016,
Haiku Journal
 
Haiku Journal has been publishing issues since 2011. Each issue features both new and established poets. We consider all forms of haiku which follow the syllabic pattern 5/7/5.
 
Haiku Journal general submissions are free. You may submit up to 3 times per issue. Click the “Home” button on the website page listed above to submit your haiku.
 
Token payments are currently $1.50 for everyone, and $10.00 for submissions marked as "Editor's...

Continue reading ...
 

Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 10, 2016,
Two Sylvias Press Chapbook Prize 2016
 
Entry fee - $15. Winner receives his or her chapbook published as both print and ebook; 20 copies of the print version for the winner; $400 prize; and an amethyst depression-glass trophy cup (circa 1930's). Submit 17-24 pages of poetry. Deadline June 15, 2016.

Continue reading ...
 

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 10, 2016,
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts  
 
Deadline June 15, 2016
 
Looks for, "as you might guess, 'compressed creative arts.' We accept fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, mixed media, visual arts, and even kitchen sinks, if they are compressed in some way. Work is published weekly, without labels, and the labels here only exist to help us determine its best readers." NB: "For this reading period, we will be looking to publish authors who have not previousl...

Continue reading ...
 

Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 8, 2016,
Guideposts Writers Workshop Contest
 
Win a week with us at the famous Guideposts Writers Workshop (all expenses paid), where you'll learn all about inspirational storytelling. Your story could be read by millions in one of our magazines, Guideposts, Angels on Earth or Mysterious Ways. We’re looking for true, first-person stories, not sermons or essays. It can be your own story or something you’ve written for someone ...

Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 21st National Poem Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 8, 2016,
The MacGuffin’s 21th National Poet Hunt Contest  
 
An entry consists of three poems.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 3, 2016.
There is a $15 entry fee.
 
First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
Winners will be announced in September 2016.
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in a future issue of The MacGuffin.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Trusting Him When Life's Messy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 7, 2016,
Trusting Him when Life’s Messy
http://charlotteholt.org/charlotteholt.org/News_and_Updates.html

Charlotte Holt’s latest endeavor is to publish another Trusting Him book, “Trusting Him when Life’s Messy.” She is accepting stories for that book. If you have a Life’s Messy story, send it to Charlotte as a submission.

It needs to be from 1500-2000 words. Show how you tried to fix your mess, but ultimately you let Jesus fix it and how this all happened; how He turned your mess into a m...


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2016 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 6, 2016,
2016 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Each year the Kentucky Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community. The Betty Gabehart Prize honors our good friend, patron, and former director who led the conference during its seminal decade in the 1980s. 
 
Prize in each genre: $200 plus up to $100 in travel, lodging, or dining expen...

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Mayfly

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 4, 2016,
Mayfly
 

Randy& Shirley Brooks started editing Mayfly in 1986. All submissions are judged competition style, together before each issue. We are now biannual, publishing an issue every summer and winter. We feel it is the duty of the editors and writers to make careful selection and proper presentation of only the very best, the most evocative, the truly effective haiku. We publish only 14 or 15 haiku per issue, but each haiku is printed on its own pag...


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Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 4, 2016,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2016 runs from March 1 to June 1, 2016! Anyone can enter – and anyone can win! Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2016. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your idea...

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St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 3, 2016,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest
 
The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discover exceptional, unpublished poems and to encou...

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Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 1, 2016,
Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2016.
 
$1,500 will be awarded in prizes
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (fiction)
•$500 fo...

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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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