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: October, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 31, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families 
 
We are so proud of the men and women in the military and want to do everything we can to support them. We are looking for true stories from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families who make sacrifices when their loved ones are far away. Those families move with them, anxiously wait for them, raise kids and grow up with a parent or child away. They are an importan...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Montly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 30, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for November, 2016 is Wizards and Warriors.
 
You’re playing a video game called Wizards & Warriors when, suddenly, lighten strikes the house, scaring you and causing you to black out. When you wake up, you’re trapped inside the game. The only items you have is a sword, a backpack and a note attached to your shirt that reads, “Beat me and I’ll s...

Continue reading ...
 

Grace Publishing Moments Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 30, 2016,
Grace Publishing Moments Books
 
Yvonne Lehman has 5 new Moments anthologies in the works. This is a non-paying market, but royalties go to Samaritan's Purse. Please email Yvonne for any questions.
 
MOMENTS BOOKS: Send your personal articles!
 
Take a look at previous Moments books that Grace Published has released, particularly the first one, Divine Moments, to see what we accept. The article length is anywhere from about 500-2000 words or so. I’ve even incl...

Continue reading ...
 

Silver Birch Press: Me in a Hat

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 29, 2016,
Silver Birch Press: Me in a Hat
 
OVERVIEW: Think of a time when you had to wear a hat — in church, during graduation, on a winter day, at a wedding, on the beach, at a baseball game, while cooking or gardening, on a date, at a rodeo, while fishing or golfing, while dressed as Santa Claus — and write a poem or prose piece about yourself in the particular hat.
 
PROMPT: Tell us about a ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 28, 2016,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests   
 
Deadline: November 30, 2016
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $40.
 
Nine categories to enter including pantoum, free verse, humorous, trimeric, sonnet, cinquain, poem of place, French form. and more.

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: The New Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 27, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: The New Year  
 
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 is: November 1 – November 30, 2016.
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2016 will have a theme. Here they are: January: Valentine's Day, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Riverfeet Press Nature Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 26, 2016,
Riverfeet Press Nature Anthology
 
Riverfeet Press is currently accepting submissions for our first annual anthology, which will go to print mid-2017, and we will continue to accept submissions until full. We are open to a wide variety of writing styles and content, and lean more towards outdoor/nature themes. If your work is chosen, we will include an author bio, and links to any other promotional material or websites you may have. We want this to be a ...

Continue reading ...
 

Seek: Remembering the Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 25, 2016,
Seek: Remembering the Covenant  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-mail your...

Continue reading ...
 

Dapples Things: J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 24, 2016,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith
J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
“One foot in this world and one in the next”: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make while trying to live their fa...

Continue reading ...
 

Seek: Mediator of the New Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 23, 2016,
Seek: Mediator of the New Covenant  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-mail ...

Continue reading ...
 

Indiana Voices Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 22, 2016,
Indiana Voices Journal
A Monthly Literary Journal ~ An Eclectic Mix Of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Visual Art
 
We love to discover new writers and promote their work alongside more experienced authors. Always looking for regional stories and writers with a Midwest connection... but will read, consider and appreciate everything sent to us. Open to all writers. Open to most styles and subjects, including Regional, Spiritual/Religion, Ani...

Continue reading ...
 

The Gateway Review - A Journal of Magical Realism

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 21, 2016,
The Gateway Review – A Journal of Magical Realism
 
The Fabulist and Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest is open to any writer, and is the only time during the year that we accept flash fiction submissions.
 
Each entry is $5, and can contain one or two pieces of flash fiction, each no longer than 1000 words. Writers may submit however many entries they wish, so long as they pay the $5 entry fee for each entry. Simultaneous submissions are wel...

Continue reading ...
 

Sycamore & Ivy Fall 2016 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 20, 2016,
Sycamore & Ivy Fall 2016 Poetry Contest
A literary journal of the Greenville Public Library
 
Adults from anywhere in the United States may each send us a single poem based on a theme offered later in this announcement. A panel of judges will evaluate these poems and pick a winner and a runner-up. Both the winners and runners-up will receive prizes, and will be published on Fourth & Sycamore. An original floral arrangement insp...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 20, 2016,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy ...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 19, 2016,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize
 
The 2017 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology.  The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2016 issue. The runne...

Continue reading ...
 

Everything I need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 19, 2016,
Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs
Volume 2
 
Submission are currently open for the second installment of this anthology, which will feature authors discussing their favorite popular songs as they relat to their current (or past – or imaginary!) relationship. Volume 1 debuted on Valentine’s Day 2016 and can be found at http://buttontapper.com/books/everything-i-need-to-know-about-love-i-learned-from-pop-songs
 
Word count – 250...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 18, 2016,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest   
 
Twelve categories open to anyone to enter including religious theme, lyric poems, history of South Carolina, some aspect of theatre, and more. Prizes range from $50 to $500. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2016. Entry fee is $5 per poem.
 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry & for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 17, 2016,
Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry and for Creative Nonfiction
 
The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry
The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate.
Opens: September 1   Postmark Deadline: November 15
 
Harpur Palate accepts previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre. The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than five poems per entry. Please send checks...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 16, 2016,
VIA Poetry on the Move 2017
8th Annual Poetry on the Move Contest
 
Call for poetry submissions:
 
Submit 1-3 poems
10 line limit per poem, which includes title and spaces
No previously published poems accepted
Poems must be understandable by a wide audience and free of offensive language
Contest is open to poets from South and Central Texas.
 
Winning entries will be printed and placed on VIA buses and vans for passengers to enjoy dur...

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 16, 2016,
Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition
 
There are three submission categories:
1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words
2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words
3) poetry no longer than three pages
 
Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. Flash and poetry winners receive $300 first price. Short story wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Seek: Promise of a New Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 16, 2016,
Seek: Promise of a New Covenant  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-mail you...

Continue reading ...
 

Writing & Publishing 101 workshop in Kerrville, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2016,
Writing and Publishing 101 at Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, Presented by Johnnie Bernhard. Author and Literary Agent with Loiacono Literary Agency
 
December 9th-10th, 2016
$55.00 per person for workshop (no pitch session)
$80.00 per person for workshop + pitch session
$25.00 per person for pitch session ONLY
Call KACC at (830)-895-2911 or go online to http://www.kacckerrville.com  to register
 
Participants in practice pitches must provide a one page query letter to include word count, genre, and ...

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Windhover Call for Papers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2016,
Windhover Call for Papers
 
The Windhover Writers’ Festival is hosted by the literary journal Windhover at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Each February the festival brings in featured presenters who give readings and lead workshops.
 
Windhover Writers’ Festival invites writers of creative nonfiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to submit a selection of their work to be considered for presentation at the Univer...

Continue reading ...
 

Seek: Faithful God, Unfaithful People

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 14, 2016,
Seek: Faithful God, Unfaithful People  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-ma...

Continue reading ...
 

Hermeneutic Chaos Journal Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 13, 2016,
Hermeneutic Chaos Journal Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry
 
The Jane Lumley Prize is awarded annually to a poet whose written work revels in the full spirit of creating a literary architecture that inspires the readers to engage with its being beyond the words and feelings that constitute it.
 
The winner, judged in a blind review by a guest judge, will receive a prize of $300 and will be featured in the January 2017 edition of Herm...

Continue reading ...
 

Glamour Magazine Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 13, 2016,
Glamour Magazine Essay Contest
 
Do you have an amazing real-life story? Tell It to Glamour! Every woman has a moment in life that changes everything. What’s that moment for you? We'd love to find out. To enter this year’s contest, send us your essay—no more than 3,500 words—by November 1. You could win $5,000, see your story in Glamour, and speak with a top New York literary agent.
 
To enter for your chance...

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NonBinary Review: Anne of Green Gables

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 12, 2016,
 
NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunte...

Continue reading ...
 

Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 12, 2016,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest     
 
The Zebulon is Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest, designed to mimic the current process of publishing by employing a multi-tiered judging format and a three-pronged submission consisting of a query letter, a synopsis, and a selection from the manuscript. Pikes Peak Writers believes that in order to succeed in today’s market, writers must not only be able to write good books, they must be able ...

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New York Encounter 2017 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 10, 2016,
New York Encounter 2017 Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: November 1, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"New York Encounter is sponsoring a poetry contest to celebrate the theme of its 2017 event. The Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural event in the heart of New York City. It strives to witness to the new life and knowledge generated by the faith, following Pope Benedict’s claim that 'the intelligence of faith has to become the intelligence of reality...

Continue reading ...
 

SHINE brightly: Loving Others' Service

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 9, 2016,
SHINE brightly: Loving Others/Service
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “loving others/service.” When girls accept God’s overflowing love it’s impossible for it not to spill over into the lives of others. This issue will explore how girls can love others well and serve their communities.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Pa...

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Big Bend Productions: The Magic of the Seasons Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 8, 2016,
Big Bend Productions: The Magic of the Seasons Anthology
 
Now taking submissions for 2016 Holiday anthology of poems, short stories, and artwork.
Deadline: October 23, 2016
 
Must be family, winter and holiday related.
Poems cannot be more than two pages long.
Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
Authors do not receive royalties

Continue reading ...
 

Seek: God's Covenant with the Returned Exiles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 7, 2016,
Seek: God’s Covenant with the Returned Exiles  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles or stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Ple...

Continue reading ...
 

Gingerbread House

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 6, 2016,
Gingerbread House
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry, creative nonfiction, & fiction with a magical element.  Take your fairy tale and twist it. Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and lovely. Bewitch Us.  Bother Us. Bewilder Us.
 
What we  want: Stories that we’ve never seen before. No fan fiction of any sort. No sword & sorcery. Definitely nothing racist or pornographic. We’re...

Continue reading ...
 

Dana Awards 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 5, 2016,
Dana Awards 2016
 
Novel, Short Fiction, Poetry // $4,000 total in awards  
Deadline October 31, 2016 
RESULTS LETTERS by May 2017 or earlier  
 
IMPORTANT:  All work for all 3 awards should be unpublished at the time it’s submitted to us and not promised for publication either in print or online. It's fine if your work’s accepted elsewhere for publication while we’re considering it. Just let us know so we can congratulate you. But we’ll still con...

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Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 4, 2016,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Winter Contest 2016/2017
Contest Theme: Salvation
Form: Narrative.
Line Limit: 32 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2016 (postmark)
Winners will be ...

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Lindenwood Review Lyric Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 3, 2016,
Lindenwood Review Lyric Essay Contest
 
No entry fee.
Winner receives $50, publication in issue 7 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copies. Honorable mentions receive publication in issue 7 of The Lindenwood Review and three contributor copies.
 
Lyric essays may be submitted via Submittable from July 1 through November 1. No more than three lyric essays may be submitted ...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Annual Poet’s Choice Contest
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.


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The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 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 November 1, 2016. The first line of the story must be: “In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that ...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose: Fruit of the Spirit

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 1, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Fruit of the Spirit
 
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, poet...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 31, 2016,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Military Families 
 
We are so proud of the men and women in the military and want to do everything we can to support them. We are looking for true stories from soldiers who defend and protect our country — both active and retired — and from their families who make sacrifices when their loved ones are far away. Those families move with them, anxiously wait for them, raise kids and grow up with a parent or child away. They are an importan...

Continue reading ...
 

Grey Wolfe Publishing Montly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 30, 2016,
Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest
 
The Grey Wolfe Publishing Monthly Contest for November, 2016 is Wizards and Warriors.
 
You’re playing a video game called Wizards & Warriors when, suddenly, lighten strikes the house, scaring you and causing you to black out. When you wake up, you’re trapped inside the game. The only items you have is a sword, a backpack and a note attached to your shirt that reads, “Beat me and I’ll s...

Continue reading ...
 

Grace Publishing Moments Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 30, 2016,
Grace Publishing Moments Books
 
Yvonne Lehman has 5 new Moments anthologies in the works. This is a non-paying market, but royalties go to Samaritan's Purse. Please email Yvonne for any questions.
 
MOMENTS BOOKS: Send your personal articles!
 
Take a look at previous Moments books that Grace Published has released, particularly the first one, Divine Moments, to see what we accept. The article length is anywhere from about 500-2000 words or so. I’ve even incl...

Continue reading ...
 

Silver Birch Press: Me in a Hat

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 29, 2016,
Silver Birch Press: Me in a Hat
 
OVERVIEW: Think of a time when you had to wear a hat — in church, during graduation, on a winter day, at a wedding, on the beach, at a baseball game, while cooking or gardening, on a date, at a rodeo, while fishing or golfing, while dressed as Santa Claus — and write a poem or prose piece about yourself in the particular hat.
 
PROMPT: Tell us about a ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 28, 2016,
Poetry Society of Oklahoma Annual Spring Contests   
 
Deadline: November 30, 2016
 
Entry fee: $3 per contest entry for nonmembers. Prizes range from $5 to $40.
 
Nine categories to enter including pantoum, free verse, humorous, trimeric, sonnet, cinquain, poem of place, French form. and more.

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: The New Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 27, 2016,
Enchanted Conversations: The New Year  
 
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 is: November 1 – November 30, 2016.
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2016 will have a theme. Here they are: January: Valentine's Day, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Riverfeet Press Nature Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 26, 2016,
Riverfeet Press Nature Anthology
 
Riverfeet Press is currently accepting submissions for our first annual anthology, which will go to print mid-2017, and we will continue to accept submissions until full. We are open to a wide variety of writing styles and content, and lean more towards outdoor/nature themes. If your work is chosen, we will include an author bio, and links to any other promotional material or websites you may have. We want this to be a ...

Continue reading ...
 

Seek: Remembering the Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 25, 2016,
Seek: Remembering the Covenant  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-mail your...

Continue reading ...
 

Dapples Things: J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 24, 2016,
Dappled Things: a quarterly of ideas, art, and faith
J. F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction
 
“One foot in this world and one in the next”: that’s how J.F. Powers described the Midwestern priests he wrote about in his fiction. Having one foot in another world can be awkward, and Powers’ characters are known not for their graceful mysticism, but for the humiliating and mordantly entertaining stumbles they make while trying to live their fa...

Continue reading ...
 

Seek: Mediator of the New Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 23, 2016,
Seek: Mediator of the New Covenant  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-mail ...

Continue reading ...
 

Indiana Voices Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 22, 2016,
Indiana Voices Journal
A Monthly Literary Journal ~ An Eclectic Mix Of Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, and Visual Art
 
We love to discover new writers and promote their work alongside more experienced authors. Always looking for regional stories and writers with a Midwest connection... but will read, consider and appreciate everything sent to us. Open to all writers. Open to most styles and subjects, including Regional, Spiritual/Religion, Ani...

Continue reading ...
 

The Gateway Review - A Journal of Magical Realism

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 21, 2016,
The Gateway Review – A Journal of Magical Realism
 
The Fabulist and Fantastic Flash Fiction Contest is open to any writer, and is the only time during the year that we accept flash fiction submissions.
 
Each entry is $5, and can contain one or two pieces of flash fiction, each no longer than 1000 words. Writers may submit however many entries they wish, so long as they pay the $5 entry fee for each entry. Simultaneous submissions are wel...

Continue reading ...
 

Sycamore & Ivy Fall 2016 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 20, 2016,
Sycamore & Ivy Fall 2016 Poetry Contest
A literary journal of the Greenville Public Library
 
Adults from anywhere in the United States may each send us a single poem based on a theme offered later in this announcement. A panel of judges will evaluate these poems and pick a winner and a runner-up. Both the winners and runners-up will receive prizes, and will be published on Fourth & Sycamore. An original floral arrangement insp...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 20, 2016,
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest
 
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors two National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy ...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 19, 2016,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize
 
The 2017 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology.  The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2016 issue. The runne...

Continue reading ...
 

Everything I need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 19, 2016,
Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs
Volume 2
 
Submission are currently open for the second installment of this anthology, which will feature authors discussing their favorite popular songs as they relat to their current (or past – or imaginary!) relationship. Volume 1 debuted on Valentine’s Day 2016 and can be found at http://buttontapper.com/books/everything-i-need-to-know-about-love-i-learned-from-pop-songs
 
Word count – 250...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 18, 2016,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest   
 
Twelve categories open to anyone to enter including religious theme, lyric poems, history of South Carolina, some aspect of theatre, and more. Prizes range from $50 to $500. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2016. Entry fee is $5 per poem.
 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry & for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 17, 2016,
Harpur Palate Prizes for Poetry and for Creative Nonfiction
 
The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry
The annual winner receives a $500 prize and publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate.
Opens: September 1   Postmark Deadline: November 15
 
Harpur Palate accepts previously unpublished poems in any style, form, or genre. The $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than five poems per entry. Please send checks...

Continue reading ...
 

VIA Poetry on the Move 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 16, 2016,
VIA Poetry on the Move 2017
8th Annual Poetry on the Move Contest
 
Call for poetry submissions:
 
Submit 1-3 poems
10 line limit per poem, which includes title and spaces
No previously published poems accepted
Poems must be understandable by a wide audience and free of offensive language
Contest is open to poets from South and Central Texas.
 
Winning entries will be printed and placed on VIA buses and vans for passengers to enjoy dur...

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Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 16, 2016,
Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition
 
There are three submission categories:
1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words
2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words
3) poetry no longer than three pages
 
Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. Flash and poetry winners receive $300 first price. Short story wi...

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Seek: Promise of a New Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 16, 2016,
Seek: Promise of a New Covenant  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-mail you...

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Writing & Publishing 101 workshop in Kerrville, TX

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2016,
Writing and Publishing 101 at Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, Presented by Johnnie Bernhard. Author and Literary Agent with Loiacono Literary Agency
 
December 9th-10th, 2016
$55.00 per person for workshop (no pitch session)
$80.00 per person for workshop + pitch session
$25.00 per person for pitch session ONLY
Call KACC at (830)-895-2911 or go online to http://www.kacckerrville.com  to register
 
Participants in practice pitches must provide a one page query letter to include word count, genre, and ...

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Windhover Call for Papers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2016,
Windhover Call for Papers
 
The Windhover Writers’ Festival is hosted by the literary journal Windhover at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Each February the festival brings in featured presenters who give readings and lead workshops.
 
Windhover Writers’ Festival invites writers of creative nonfiction, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to submit a selection of their work to be considered for presentation at the Univer...

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Seek: Faithful God, Unfaithful People

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 14, 2016,
Seek: Faithful God, Unfaithful People  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles and stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Please e-ma...

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Hermeneutic Chaos Journal Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 13, 2016,
Hermeneutic Chaos Journal Jane Lumley Prize for Poetry
 
The Jane Lumley Prize is awarded annually to a poet whose written work revels in the full spirit of creating a literary architecture that inspires the readers to engage with its being beyond the words and feelings that constitute it.
 
The winner, judged in a blind review by a guest judge, will receive a prize of $300 and will be featured in the January 2017 edition of Herm...

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Glamour Magazine Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 13, 2016,
Glamour Magazine Essay Contest
 
Do you have an amazing real-life story? Tell It to Glamour! Every woman has a moment in life that changes everything. What’s that moment for you? We'd love to find out. To enter this year’s contest, send us your essay—no more than 3,500 words—by November 1. You could win $5,000, see your story in Glamour, and speak with a top New York literary agent.
 
To enter for your chance...

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NonBinary Review: Anne of Green Gables

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 12, 2016,
 
NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunte...

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Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 12, 2016,
Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest     
 
The Zebulon is Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest, designed to mimic the current process of publishing by employing a multi-tiered judging format and a three-pronged submission consisting of a query letter, a synopsis, and a selection from the manuscript. Pikes Peak Writers believes that in order to succeed in today’s market, writers must not only be able to write good books, they must be able ...

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New York Encounter 2017 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 10, 2016,
New York Encounter 2017 Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: November 1, 2016
NO ENTRY FEE
 
"New York Encounter is sponsoring a poetry contest to celebrate the theme of its 2017 event. The Encounter is an annual three-day public cultural event in the heart of New York City. It strives to witness to the new life and knowledge generated by the faith, following Pope Benedict’s claim that 'the intelligence of faith has to become the intelligence of reality...

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SHINE brightly: Loving Others' Service

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 9, 2016,
SHINE brightly: Loving Others/Service
 
SHINE brightly is a monthly Christian magazine for young girls (9-14). The next theme is “loving others/service.” When girls accept God’s overflowing love it’s impossible for it not to spill over into the lives of others. This issue will explore how girls can love others well and serve their communities.
 
Word length: 700-900 for fiction; 200-800 words for nonfiction. Buys First Serial Rights.
 
Pa...

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Big Bend Productions: The Magic of the Seasons Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 8, 2016,
Big Bend Productions: The Magic of the Seasons Anthology
 
Now taking submissions for 2016 Holiday anthology of poems, short stories, and artwork.
Deadline: October 23, 2016
 
Must be family, winter and holiday related.
Poems cannot be more than two pages long.
Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
Authors do not receive royalties

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Seek: God's Covenant with the Returned Exiles

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 7, 2016,
Seek: God’s Covenant with the Returned Exiles  
 
SEEK® is a magazine created to encourage adults in their walk with Jesus Christ. SEEK® corresponds to the topics of Standard Publishing’s adult curriculum line and is designed to further apply these topics to everyday life.
 
Desired word count: 850 words minimum, 1000 maximum; articles or stories
 
No decision will be made on any manuscript prior to the submission due cutoff date. Ple...

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Gingerbread House

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 6, 2016,
Gingerbread House
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry, creative nonfiction, & fiction with a magical element.  Take your fairy tale and twist it. Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and lovely. Bewitch Us.  Bother Us. Bewilder Us.
 
What we  want: Stories that we’ve never seen before. No fan fiction of any sort. No sword & sorcery. Definitely nothing racist or pornographic. We’re...

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Dana Awards 2016

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 5, 2016,
Dana Awards 2016
 
Novel, Short Fiction, Poetry // $4,000 total in awards  
Deadline October 31, 2016 
RESULTS LETTERS by May 2017 or earlier  
 
IMPORTANT:  All work for all 3 awards should be unpublished at the time it’s submitted to us and not promised for publication either in print or online. It's fine if your work’s accepted elsewhere for publication while we’re considering it. Just let us know so we can congratulate you. But we’ll still con...

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Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 4, 2016,
Time of Singing Winter Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Winter Contest 2016/2017
Contest Theme: Salvation
Form: Narrative.
Line Limit: 32 lines
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2016 (postmark)
Winners will be ...

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Lindenwood Review Lyric Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 3, 2016,
Lindenwood Review Lyric Essay Contest
 
No entry fee.
Winner receives $50, publication in issue 7 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copies. Honorable mentions receive publication in issue 7 of The Lindenwood Review and three contributor copies.
 
Lyric essays may be submitted via Submittable from July 1 through November 1. No more than three lyric essays may be submitted ...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 2016,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society   
Annual Poet’s Choice Contest
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.


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The First Line Literary Journal Quarterly Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 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 November 1, 2016. The first line of the story must be: “In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that ...

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Purpose: Fruit of the Spirit

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 1, 2016,
Purpose Magazine: Fruit of the Spirit
 
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, poet...

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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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