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

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


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

written by Sally Clark


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






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

Browsing Archive: April, 2017

Reminisce Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 30, 2017,
Reminisce Magazine
 
Reminisce celebrates the past with true stories and vintage photographs. We prefer a first-person, I-remember-when angle and rarely accept features written in third-person. We want the stories we feature to be exclusive to Reminisce, so please don’t send your article to multiple magazines at once. Include the name of the department your submission is for (Growing Up, Our Heroes, etc.) on the first page of your submiss...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2017 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 29, 2017,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2017 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by May 31, 2017.
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolution co...

Continue reading ...
 

MB Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 28, 2017,
MB Publishing
 
Founded in 2003 and located in Bethesda, Maryland, MB Publishing offers engaging, educational, and colorfully illustrated books for children of all ages. Our beautiful, bright, and charming picture book illustrations capture the imagination of toddlers and early readers, opening up a world of discovery, learning, and enchantment.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 28, 2017,
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 accepta...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 27, 2017,
WOW! Women On Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
 
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year S...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: May

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 25, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: May  
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to regi...

Continue reading ...
 

Baltimore Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 24, 2017,
Baltimore Review Summer Contest
 
The theme for The Baltimore Review’s summer 2017 contest is "Monsters."
Monsters from books and movies. Monsters from your nightmares and daydreams. Monsters who are monstrous inside and out. Monsters who are monstrous only on the inside or only on the outside. A mask. Real. From the past. From the future. From this world. From another.
 
Take a story about a legendary monster and give it a twist. Write ...

Continue reading ...
 

Terrapin Books Donut Poems Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 23, 2017,
Terrapin Books Donut Poems Anthology
 
To be published by Terrapin Books, fall 2017
Edited by Jason Lee Brown and Shanie Latham
Anthology will be 6 x 9 paperback, perfect bound, color cover, and printed spine.
 
Submission Period: April 1, 2017, through May 31, 2017
 
We will consider up to five published or unpublished poems about any kind of donut, e.g., jelly donut, sugar, powdered, glazed, Boston cream, donut holes, cruller, lon...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Positively Happy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 22, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Positively Happy     
101 Stories about Positive Thinking and Living a Happy Life
 
Being happy is a state of mind. We can all find happiness in our lives and, even though we may have to look for it, we know that each day brings something to be grateful for. We want to hear your stories about finding your path to contentment. These success stories can be serious or funny and should inspire our readers to focus on hope, strength and op...

Continue reading ...
 

World Weaver Press Anthology: Mrs. Claus

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 21, 2017,
World Weaver Press Anthology: Mrs. Claus
 
Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish
Open for Submissions: April 1, 2017 - May 30, 2017
Expected Publication: Winter 2017
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Payment: $10 + contributor copy
 
We’re looking for stories that let Mrs. Claus (or is it Ms. Claus?) take centre stage. Whether she more closely resembles Michelle Obama, Betty White, Shohreh Aghdashlooor or Maggie Smith, Mrs. Claus must b...

Continue reading ...
 

86th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 20, 2017,
86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
 
Winning entries will be on display in the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.
 
Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/...

Continue reading ...
 

Austin, TX, SCBWI Working Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,
Austin, Texas, 2017 Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Working Conference
 
Where: Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N. Interstate 35 - Austin
 
When: Date(s) - 05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017
7:30 am - 6:45 pm
 
Registration for our 2017 Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference is now open! The schedule includes three keynotes; a publishing panel; 12 breakout sessions on writing, illust...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize
 
$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.
 
We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Mini-Contest #32

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 17, 2017,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #32
 
ANNIVERSARY
 
It's (roughly) the tenth anniversary of On The Premises magazine. We published our first issue in March 2007. However, we opened our website to the public in October 2006 and first thought about starting the magazine in March 2006. So when, exactly, is our anniversary? We're not sure either, but it gave us an idea.
 
For this mini-contest, show, tell, or evoke a complete story in no more than 50 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 16, 2017,
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 15, 2017,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Summer Contest 2017
Contest Theme: Any Theme
Form: Haiku, Senryu, or Tanka
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2017 (postmark)
Winners will be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 15, 2017,
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 words.), Short Story (1,500 words.), Flash Fiction (500 words.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 words.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 words.), Poetry (not to e...

Continue reading ...
 

Rockford Writers Guild "New" Spring Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 13, 2017,
Rockford Writers Guild “New” Spring Prose Contest
 
Submit up to three new prose pieces, each 1300 words or less. Prose must express the theme New.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2017.
 
Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in the June newsletter and will be invited to share their poems at the June meeting.

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 12, 2017,
Glimmer Train Fiction Contest
 
Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers. Most entries run from 3,000 to 6,000 words, but any lengths from 3,000 to 20,000 words are welcome. The Fiction Open contest is held twice a year and is open to submissions in March/April and July/August, with the following deadlines: April 30 | August 31
 
NOTE: All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.
READING FEE - $21...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 11, 2017,
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest
 
The Very Short Fiction Contest is open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome. We invite any length stories from 300 to 3,000 words. The Very Short Fiction contest is held twice a year and is open to submissions in March/April and July/August, with the following deadlines: April 30 | August 31
 
NOTE: All contest deadlines ...

Continue reading ...
 

Gingerbread House

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 10, 2017,
Gingerbread House
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & 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 not particularly into sc...

Continue reading ...
 

The Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 9, 2017,
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the mate...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 8, 2017,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be consi...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 8, 2017,
Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming       
 
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 magazine ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 7, 2017,
The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance
 
Please submit one romance story or nonfiction piece no longer than 3,000 words or up to three poems no longer than two pages each. Food/drink should play a vital role in all submissions, but stories and poems should still be centered around a human romantic relationship.
 
All submissions must be received via submittable by May 1, 2017...

Continue reading ...
 

River Poets Journal: Windows

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 5, 2017,
River Poets Journal: Windows
 
I love windows for the inspiration they provide in stories and poems about the lives of others.
 
For this reason, the Flickr photo by Tim featured on the web site, in Edinburgh, (taken out of the bathroom window of his old flat on High St a few buildings up from the John Knox house), has inspired the theme of "Windows" for the 2017 issue.
 
Poems and Stories with a "Windows" theme will be accep...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: The plan suddenly made sense

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 4, 2017,
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, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “The plan suddenly made sense.”
 
Fiction: All stories must be written...

Continue reading ...
 

Amsterdam Quarterly

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 3, 2017,
Amsterdam Quarterly
 
The reading periods for each issue are as follows.
 
Spring 2017: 1 to 31 January; Theme: Medicine
Summer 2017: 1 to 30 April; Theme: Animals
Autumn 2017: 1 to 31 July; Theme: Education
 
Work submitted at other times will not be considered.
 
Work must be previously unpublished and submitted in a recent Microsoft Word file format. Poems should be no longer than two A4 pages, short fiction and essays no more than...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Bad Habits

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 2, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Bad Habits
 
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, bu...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Setting Priorities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 1, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Setting Priorities
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2017

Reminisce Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 30, 2017,
Reminisce Magazine
 
Reminisce celebrates the past with true stories and vintage photographs. We prefer a first-person, I-remember-when angle and rarely accept features written in third-person. We want the stories we feature to be exclusive to Reminisce, so please don’t send your article to multiple magazines at once. Include the name of the department your submission is for (Growing Up, Our Heroes, etc.) on the first page of your submiss...

Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2017 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 29, 2017,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2017 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by May 31, 2017.
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolution co...

Continue reading ...
 

MB Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 28, 2017,
MB Publishing
 
Founded in 2003 and located in Bethesda, Maryland, MB Publishing offers engaging, educational, and colorfully illustrated books for children of all ages. Our beautiful, bright, and charming picture book illustrations capture the imagination of toddlers and early readers, opening up a world of discovery, learning, and enchantment.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 28, 2017,
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 accepta...

Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 27, 2017,
WOW! Women On Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
 
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year S...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: May

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 25, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: May  
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to regi...

Continue reading ...
 

Baltimore Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 24, 2017,
Baltimore Review Summer Contest
 
The theme for The Baltimore Review’s summer 2017 contest is "Monsters."
Monsters from books and movies. Monsters from your nightmares and daydreams. Monsters who are monstrous inside and out. Monsters who are monstrous only on the inside or only on the outside. A mask. Real. From the past. From the future. From this world. From another.
 
Take a story about a legendary monster and give it a twist. Write ...

Continue reading ...
 

Terrapin Books Donut Poems Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 23, 2017,
Terrapin Books Donut Poems Anthology
 
To be published by Terrapin Books, fall 2017
Edited by Jason Lee Brown and Shanie Latham
Anthology will be 6 x 9 paperback, perfect bound, color cover, and printed spine.
 
Submission Period: April 1, 2017, through May 31, 2017
 
We will consider up to five published or unpublished poems about any kind of donut, e.g., jelly donut, sugar, powdered, glazed, Boston cream, donut holes, cruller, lon...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Positively Happy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 22, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Positively Happy     
101 Stories about Positive Thinking and Living a Happy Life
 
Being happy is a state of mind. We can all find happiness in our lives and, even though we may have to look for it, we know that each day brings something to be grateful for. We want to hear your stories about finding your path to contentment. These success stories can be serious or funny and should inspire our readers to focus on hope, strength and op...

Continue reading ...
 

World Weaver Press Anthology: Mrs. Claus

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 21, 2017,
World Weaver Press Anthology: Mrs. Claus
 
Anthologist: Rhonda Parrish
Open for Submissions: April 1, 2017 - May 30, 2017
Expected Publication: Winter 2017
Story Length: up to 10,000 words
Payment: $10 + contributor copy
 
We’re looking for stories that let Mrs. Claus (or is it Ms. Claus?) take centre stage. Whether she more closely resembles Michelle Obama, Betty White, Shohreh Aghdashlooor or Maggie Smith, Mrs. Claus must b...

Continue reading ...
 

86th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 20, 2017,
86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition
 
Winning entries will be on display in the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.
 
Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/...

Continue reading ...
 

Austin, TX, SCBWI Working Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,
Austin, Texas, 2017 Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Working Conference
 
Where: Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N. Interstate 35 - Austin
 
When: Date(s) - 05/20/2017 - 05/21/2017
7:30 am - 6:45 pm
 
Registration for our 2017 Austin SCBWI Writers & Illustrators Working Conference is now open! The schedule includes three keynotes; a publishing panel; 12 breakout sessions on writing, illust...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 19, 2017,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize
 
$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.
 
We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Mini-Contest #32

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 17, 2017,
On the Premises Mini-Contest #32
 
ANNIVERSARY
 
It's (roughly) the tenth anniversary of On The Premises magazine. We published our first issue in March 2007. However, we opened our website to the public in October 2006 and first thought about starting the magazine in March 2006. So when, exactly, is our anniversary? We're not sure either, but it gave us an idea.
 
For this mini-contest, show, tell, or evoke a complete story in no more than 50 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 16, 2017,
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 15, 2017,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest
 
Time Of Singing is a literary Christian poetry magazine with “Christian” defined in the widest sense of the word. The quarterly journal prints verse that talk about God and our relationship with Him and each other--as well as general inspirational or nature poems.
 
Summer Contest 2017
Contest Theme: Any Theme
Form: Haiku, Senryu, or Tanka
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2017 (postmark)
Winners will be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Alabama Writers Conclave Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 15, 2017,
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 words.), Short Story (1,500 words.), Flash Fiction (500 words.), Juvenile Fiction (1,500 words.), Creative Nonfiction (1,500 words.), Poetry (not to e...

Continue reading ...
 

Rockford Writers Guild "New" Spring Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 13, 2017,
Rockford Writers Guild “New” Spring Prose Contest
 
Submit up to three new prose pieces, each 1300 words or less. Prose must express the theme New.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2017.
 
Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in the June newsletter and will be invited to share their poems at the June meeting.

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 12, 2017,
Glimmer Train Fiction Contest
 
Open to all subjects, all themes, and all writers. Most entries run from 3,000 to 6,000 words, but any lengths from 3,000 to 20,000 words are welcome. The Fiction Open contest is held twice a year and is open to submissions in March/April and July/August, with the following deadlines: April 30 | August 31
 
NOTE: All contest deadlines have a one-week grace period.
READING FEE - $21...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 11, 2017,
Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest
 
The Very Short Fiction Contest is open to all writers. Any story that has not appeared in a print publication is welcome. We invite any length stories from 300 to 3,000 words. The Very Short Fiction contest is held twice a year and is open to submissions in March/April and July/August, with the following deadlines: April 30 | August 31
 
NOTE: All contest deadlines ...

Continue reading ...
 

Gingerbread House

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 10, 2017,
Gingerbread House
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & 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 not particularly into sc...

Continue reading ...
 

The Crucible: Poetry & Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 9, 2017,
The Crucible: Poetry and Fiction Competition
 
The Crucible, literary magazine of Barton College, poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. All entries must be completely original, must never have been published, must be in manuscript form, and must not be involved in other competitions. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript copy. Writers should send with their entries a short biographical sketch. Permission to publish the mate...

Continue reading ...
 

Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 8, 2017,
Pelican Book Group Christmas Holiday Extravaganza
 
Extravaganza titles are novelette to novella length stories (between 15,000 and 25,000 words) to fill twenty-four special slots each Christmas season. Stories may fit either the White Rose Publishing (romance) or the Harbourlight Books (general fiction) imprint, but must have a Christmas theme. Submissions must be received on or before 1 May of each year in order to be consi...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 8, 2017,
Pockets: Waiting and Welcoming       
 
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 magazine ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 7, 2017,
The Way to My Heart: An Anthology of Food-Related Romance
 
Please submit one romance story or nonfiction piece no longer than 3,000 words or up to three poems no longer than two pages each. Food/drink should play a vital role in all submissions, but stories and poems should still be centered around a human romantic relationship.
 
All submissions must be received via submittable by May 1, 2017...

Continue reading ...
 

River Poets Journal: Windows

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 5, 2017,
River Poets Journal: Windows
 
I love windows for the inspiration they provide in stories and poems about the lives of others.
 
For this reason, the Flickr photo by Tim featured on the web site, in Edinburgh, (taken out of the bathroom window of his old flat on High St a few buildings up from the John Knox house), has inspired the theme of "Windows" for the 2017 issue.
 
Poems and Stories with a "Windows" theme will be accep...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: The plan suddenly made sense

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 4, 2017,
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, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “The plan suddenly made sense.”
 
Fiction: All stories must be written...

Continue reading ...
 

Amsterdam Quarterly

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 3, 2017,
Amsterdam Quarterly
 
The reading periods for each issue are as follows.
 
Spring 2017: 1 to 31 January; Theme: Medicine
Summer 2017: 1 to 30 April; Theme: Animals
Autumn 2017: 1 to 31 July; Theme: Education
 
Work submitted at other times will not be considered.
 
Work must be previously unpublished and submitted in a recent Microsoft Word file format. Poems should be no longer than two A4 pages, short fiction and essays no more than...

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The Sun Magazine: Bad Habits

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 2, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Bad Habits
 
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, bu...

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Purpose Magazine: Setting Priorities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 1, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Setting Priorities
 
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.
 
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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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