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: February, 2017

Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 28, 2017,
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest
 
Deadline: March 27, 2017 (Postmarked)
 
Entry Fees:
$1 per poem for members
$3 per poem for nonmembers
 
11 categories to enter. Prizes range from $5-$75

Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug & Babybug Magazines: Journey

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 27, 2017,
Ladybug & Babybug Magazines
 
Ladybug and Babybug, magazines for children age 6 and under, seek fiction (to 800 words), nonfiction (to 400 words), and poetry (to 20 lines) about Journeys. For a young child, a journey might be a walk to the corner store, a long trip by boat or train, or a game of make believe. Stories should have childlike points of view and simple yet strong plots; they need to be short, too (un...

Continue reading ...
 

Warren-Newport Library 2017 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 26, 2017,
Warren-Newport Library 2017 Creative Writing Contest
 
Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult
Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
    High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups
Prizes - Will be awarded w...

Continue reading ...
 

Kid's Imagination Train Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2017,
Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest
 
Create a spring-themed poem or story.  Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced.  On the right hand corner of the first page include:  your name and home and email address.
Ages: 18 and older
 
Entry fee: Make a check for $10.00 payable to Kid's Imagination Train or pay through PayPal or mail. Multiple en...

Continue reading ...
 

Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2017,
Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas
 
March 16 - 18, 2017
Wimberley Village Library
400 FM 2325 - Wimberley Texas 78676
 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Meet & Great Reception
 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Sessions
10AM Five Forms to Use to Awaken the Poet in You
11 AM Writing for Non-Fiction
1 PM How Many Ways Can You Say ____?
2 PM Writing for Young Audiences
3 PM Journaling
4 PM Write Like a Comedi...

Continue reading ...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 24, 2017,
Tor House Prize for Poetry
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2017. Fees: $10 for 3 poems. 

Continue reading ...
 

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 23, 2017,
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts 
 
Deadline: March 15, 2017
 
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." Pays: "$50 per accepted piece and signed contract."

Continue reading ...
 

Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 23, 2017,
Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest
 
Any form, any subject
40 line limit
Open to poets 18 years or older
Contest deadline is March 15
Cost: $3 per poem, five poems limit per poet
Awards: $50, first; $35, second; $15, third.
 
Only one monetary prize per poet.
Poems entered must not have been published or won any cash prize.
Send two copies, one with identification, one without, to Contest Chair, Jeanette Maes, 64 Harrison Ave., Lynn...

Continue reading ...
 

Precious Words Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 22, 2017,
Precious Words Writing Contest
 
Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words…they can all be different words, or you can use some of them over and over…just as long as the total word count for the story is 50 or less.
 
It can be prose, rhyme, free verse, silly or serious…whatever works for you.
Title is not included in the word count.
No illustration notes ple...

Continue reading ...
 

Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2017,
Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition
 
“Have you ever left a destination with the information you wished you’d known when you arrived? Something that was missing from your travel guide? Well now’s your chance to fill in the gaps. Let us know your Travel Guide Gap, by entering our 2017 Travel Writing Competition. We’re looking for enthusiastic travel bloggers and travel writers wh...

Continue reading ...
 

The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2017,
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
 
The Binnacle accepts submissions from the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maine at Machias and from writers and artists anywhere in the world. We publish works of fiction and poetry.
 
From December 1 to March 15 each year, The Binnacle will accept submissions for its Annual International Ultra-Short Competition (the Fall edition). All submissions are to be no longer tha...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2017,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines 
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6....

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2017,
Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores
 
Set the Table, Dust, Vacuum, Get Dressed, Comb Hair, and other Chores
 
Take a look at our "Age-Appropriate Chores" list. What is a unique way that you trained your kids to do one of these chores? (Don't focus on all chores in general, but one unique thing you did with one chore.)
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance...

Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 18, 2017,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest
 
31 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $10 to $1000.  
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline March 15, 2017
 
Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Co...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers-Editors Network 34th Annual International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 17, 2017,
Writers-Editors Network 34th Annual International Writing Competition 
 
Four Categories! Bigger Cash Prizes! Critiques for the “Most Promising” entries 
Open to all writers. Deadline March 15, 2017.
 
Categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Literature
Awards & Prizes - $150, $100, $75 in each category.
Entry fees - $5, $10 or $20 depending on category and member or...

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Gertrude Dole Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society  
The Gertrude Dole Memorial Award
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

Silver Birch Press van Gogh Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2017,
Silver Birch Press van Gogh Anthology
 
Catfish McDaris seeks submissions for van Gogh Anthology
 
Renowned author Catfish McDaris is curating a collection of writing and art inspired by artist Vincent van Gogh. The book is intended for the van Gogh Library in Nuenen, The Netherlands. Submission details below.
 
DEADLINE: No set deadline. When the collection reaches 300 pages, i...

Continue reading ...
 

The Robert Spiess Memoiral Haiku Awards Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2017,
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2017 Haiku Awards Contest
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2017. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following ...

Continue reading ...
 

2017 Wyoming Writers, INc. Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 13, 2017,
2017 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Writing Contest
 
Postmark Deadline: March 10, 2017
 
Winners will be notified by early May 2017 and will be announced at our 43rd Annual Conference in Gillette, WY on June 2nd-4th.
 
Five categories:
 
    Adult Fiction, up to 3K words
    Fiction for Children and Young Adults, up to 3K words
    Non-Fiction, up to 3K words
    Traditional Poetry, up to 40 lines, up to 5 poems per entry
    Free Verse Poetry, up to 4...

Continue reading ...
 

Don't Talk to Me About Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 12, 2017,
Don’t Talk to Me About Love:   
an online magazine exploring love in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art
 
What does LOVE mean to you? We want your fiction, non-fiction, poetry or artwork, exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, much more. We know there is a whole world of love out there. Write it. Draw it. Paint it. Then send it in.

Special Themed Issue: Love and Death. We will all die. Everyone ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi State Poetry Society 2017 Sping Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 11, 2017,
Mississippi State Poetry Society 2017 Spring Contest
 
23 categories to enter, prizes range from $5-$50, entry fee is $2 per poem or $20 to enter all categories.
 
All entries must be received no later than March 10th, 2017.
Continue reading ...
 

Hunger Mountain Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2017,
Hunger Mountain Writing Contests
 
Hunger Mountain is the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal for the Arts. They hold four annual contests. All contests now have the same deadline of MARCH 1 of each year, with the submission period open from October 1 to March 1.
 
The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize – enter up to 3 poems
The Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and...

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 9, 2017,
Parks & Points & Poetry
 
poetry [poh-i-tree]
 
1. the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts 2. literary work in metrical form; verse. 3. prose with poetic qualities. 4. poetic qualities, however manifested. 5, poetic spirit or feeling. 6. something suggestive of or likened to poetry.
 
In April, we will host an online poetry series in honor of National Poetry Month. W...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 8, 2017,
Carteret Writers Contest 2017
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2017 edition. This is the 26th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are: 
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: February

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 7, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: February
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Taking Care of Pets

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2017,
Thriving Family Magazine: Taking Care of Pets
 
How have you trained your children to fill a pet's water and food bowls with supervision and eventually take full responsibility for your pet's needs?
 
Word Count: 100 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: February 25, 2017
Audience: Parents of children between the ages of 2 to 12
Byline: Yes



Continue reading ...
 

Middle Grade Adventure Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 5, 2017,
Middle Grade Adventure Fiction Contest
 
$19 ENTRY FEE.
The contest offers five cash prizes: $650 for the winner, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places. Submissions must be no more than 750 words. The audience is seven to twelve year olds. Deadline February 28, 2017. The entry fee will also entitle you to free entry to an instructional and educational webinar with the judge of the contest to be ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2017,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Working With Your Child’s Learning Style
Topic: Do you have a funny or dramatic story about learning styles? If you can tell a unique way that you found your child's learning style (according to Cynthia Tobias' categories) and adjusted so as to encourage your child's academic success, then submit it for consideration.
Word count: 300 to 500 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $125...

Continue reading ...
 

Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2017,
Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Adult Prizes: First - $100, Second - $75, Third - $50
Youth (13-17): First - $50, Second - $35, Third - $25
Youth (12 and Under): First - $35, Second - $25, Third - $15
 
Submission Fees: $8 per poem for adult VCWC members; $10 per poem for adult non-members; and $4 per poem for youths (17 or under). We accept submissions online through user-friendly Submittable.com as well as by mail. Poem...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 3, 2017,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, Open Form, Traditional Form, New Poets, Themed Narrative, and Oregon/Pacific Northwest
 
Awards: Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
Fees
OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to seven poems (limit of one poem per category).
Non-membe...

Continue reading ...
 

Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 3, 2017,
Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest
 
Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.
 
Categories include: Short Story, Novel (1st 10 pages), Non-Fiction
 
Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: Entries must be received by March 5, 2017. Each category is judged by two or more industry professionals. You will receive the Judges’ ...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2017,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Short Story Contest #29 launched on December 11, 2016.
 
SPACE
 
The word “space” has multiple literal meanings and can work as a noun or a verb, and it has multiple metaphorical meanings as well. There’s outer space, inner space, emotional space (“I need my space!”), etc. Your challenge: Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the idea of “sp...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: February, 2017

Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 28, 2017,
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest
 
Deadline: March 27, 2017 (Postmarked)
 
Entry Fees:
$1 per poem for members
$3 per poem for nonmembers
 
11 categories to enter. Prizes range from $5-$75

Continue reading ...
 

Ladybug & Babybug Magazines: Journey

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 27, 2017,
Ladybug & Babybug Magazines
 
Ladybug and Babybug, magazines for children age 6 and under, seek fiction (to 800 words), nonfiction (to 400 words), and poetry (to 20 lines) about Journeys. For a young child, a journey might be a walk to the corner store, a long trip by boat or train, or a game of make believe. Stories should have childlike points of view and simple yet strong plots; they need to be short, too (un...

Continue reading ...
 

Warren-Newport Library 2017 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 26, 2017,
Warren-Newport Library 2017 Creative Writing Contest
 
Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.
Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult
Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
    High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.
Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups
Prizes - Will be awarded w...

Continue reading ...
 

Kid's Imagination Train Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2017,
Kid’s Imagination Train Spring Contest
 
Create a spring-themed poem or story.  Poems should be about 200 – 300 words. Stories should run under 500 words. The submission should be typed and double-spaced.  On the right hand corner of the first page include:  your name and home and email address.
Ages: 18 and older
 
Entry fee: Make a check for $10.00 payable to Kid's Imagination Train or pay through PayPal or mail. Multiple en...

Continue reading ...
 

Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2017,
Hill Country Writing Symposium in Wimberley, Texas
 
March 16 - 18, 2017
Wimberley Village Library
400 FM 2325 - Wimberley Texas 78676
 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Meet & Great Reception
 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - Sessions
10AM Five Forms to Use to Awaken the Poet in You
11 AM Writing for Non-Fiction
1 PM How Many Ways Can You Say ____?
2 PM Writing for Young Audiences
3 PM Journaling
4 PM Write Like a Comedi...

Continue reading ...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 24, 2017,
Tor House Prize for Poetry
 
The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.
Deadline: 03/15/2017. Fees: $10 for 3 poems. 

Continue reading ...
 

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 23, 2017,
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts 
 
Deadline: March 15, 2017
 
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." Pays: "$50 per accepted piece and signed contract."

Continue reading ...
 

Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 23, 2017,
Naomi Cherkofsky Poetry Contest
 
Any form, any subject
40 line limit
Open to poets 18 years or older
Contest deadline is March 15
Cost: $3 per poem, five poems limit per poet
Awards: $50, first; $35, second; $15, third.
 
Only one monetary prize per poet.
Poems entered must not have been published or won any cash prize.
Send two copies, one with identification, one without, to Contest Chair, Jeanette Maes, 64 Harrison Ave., Lynn...

Continue reading ...
 

Precious Words Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 22, 2017,
Precious Words Writing Contest
 
Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, using only 50 words…they can all be different words, or you can use some of them over and over…just as long as the total word count for the story is 50 or less.
 
It can be prose, rhyme, free verse, silly or serious…whatever works for you.
Title is not included in the word count.
No illustration notes ple...

Continue reading ...
 

Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2017,
Birds of a Feather Press Travel Writing Competition
 
“Have you ever left a destination with the information you wished you’d known when you arrived? Something that was missing from your travel guide? Well now’s your chance to fill in the gaps. Let us know your Travel Guide Gap, by entering our 2017 Travel Writing Competition. We’re looking for enthusiastic travel bloggers and travel writers wh...

Continue reading ...
 

The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2017,
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
 
The Binnacle accepts submissions from the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Maine at Machias and from writers and artists anywhere in the world. We publish works of fiction and poetry.
 
From December 1 to March 15 each year, The Binnacle will accept submissions for its Annual International Ultra-Short Competition (the Fall edition). All submissions are to be no longer tha...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2017,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize - $500
 
Contest Guidelines 
1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2. Postmark by March 15th.
3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6....

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2017,
Thriving Family Magazine: Age Appropriate Chores
 
Set the Table, Dust, Vacuum, Get Dressed, Comb Hair, and other Chores
 
Take a look at our "Age-Appropriate Chores" list. What is a unique way that you trained your kids to do one of these chores? (Don't focus on all chores in general, but one unique thing you did with one chore.)
 
Word Count: 50 to 250 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance...

Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 18, 2017,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest
 
31 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $10 to $1000.  
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline March 15, 2017
 
Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Co...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers-Editors Network 34th Annual International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 17, 2017,
Writers-Editors Network 34th Annual International Writing Competition 
 
Four Categories! Bigger Cash Prizes! Critiques for the “Most Promising” entries 
Open to all writers. Deadline March 15, 2017.
 
Categories – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Literature
Awards & Prizes - $150, $100, $75 in each category.
Entry fees - $5, $10 or $20 depending on category and member or...

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Gertrude Dole Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society  
The Gertrude Dole Memorial Award
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

Silver Birch Press van Gogh Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2017,
Silver Birch Press van Gogh Anthology
 
Catfish McDaris seeks submissions for van Gogh Anthology
 
Renowned author Catfish McDaris is curating a collection of writing and art inspired by artist Vincent van Gogh. The book is intended for the van Gogh Library in Nuenen, The Netherlands. Submission details below.
 
DEADLINE: No set deadline. When the collection reaches 300 pages, i...

Continue reading ...
 

The Robert Spiess Memoiral Haiku Awards Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2017,
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2017 Haiku Awards Contest
 
Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2017. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.
 
Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries.
 
Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following ...

Continue reading ...
 

2017 Wyoming Writers, INc. Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 13, 2017,
2017 Wyoming Writers, Inc. Writing Contest
 
Postmark Deadline: March 10, 2017
 
Winners will be notified by early May 2017 and will be announced at our 43rd Annual Conference in Gillette, WY on June 2nd-4th.
 
Five categories:
 
    Adult Fiction, up to 3K words
    Fiction for Children and Young Adults, up to 3K words
    Non-Fiction, up to 3K words
    Traditional Poetry, up to 40 lines, up to 5 poems per entry
    Free Verse Poetry, up to 4...

Continue reading ...
 

Don't Talk to Me About Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 12, 2017,
Don’t Talk to Me About Love:   
an online magazine exploring love in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art
 
What does LOVE mean to you? We want your fiction, non-fiction, poetry or artwork, exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, much more. We know there is a whole world of love out there. Write it. Draw it. Paint it. Then send it in.

Special Themed Issue: Love and Death. We will all die. Everyone ...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi State Poetry Society 2017 Sping Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 11, 2017,
Mississippi State Poetry Society 2017 Spring Contest
 
23 categories to enter, prizes range from $5-$50, entry fee is $2 per poem or $20 to enter all categories.
 
All entries must be received no later than March 10th, 2017.
Continue reading ...
 

Hunger Mountain Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2017,
Hunger Mountain Writing Contests
 
Hunger Mountain is the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal for the Arts. They hold four annual contests. All contests now have the same deadline of MARCH 1 of each year, with the submission period open from October 1 to March 1.
 
The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize
The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize – enter up to 3 poems
The Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and...

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 9, 2017,
Parks & Points & Poetry
 
poetry [poh-i-tree]
 
1. the art of rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts 2. literary work in metrical form; verse. 3. prose with poetic qualities. 4. poetic qualities, however manifested. 5, poetic spirit or feeling. 6. something suggestive of or likened to poetry.
 
In April, we will host an online poetry series in honor of National Poetry Month. W...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2017

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 8, 2017,
Carteret Writers Contest 2017
 
Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2017 edition. This is the 26th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.
 
Our entry categories this year are: 
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: February

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 7, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: February
 
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 submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they...

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Thriving Family Magazine: Taking Care of Pets

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 6, 2017,
Thriving Family Magazine: Taking Care of Pets
 
How have you trained your children to fill a pet's water and food bowls with supervision and eventually take full responsibility for your pet's needs?
 
Word Count: 100 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: February 25, 2017
Audience: Parents of children between the ages of 2 to 12
Byline: Yes



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Middle Grade Adventure Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 5, 2017,
Middle Grade Adventure Fiction Contest
 
$19 ENTRY FEE.
The contest offers five cash prizes: $650 for the winner, $350 for second place, and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places. Submissions must be no more than 750 words. The audience is seven to twelve year olds. Deadline February 28, 2017. The entry fee will also entitle you to free entry to an instructional and educational webinar with the judge of the contest to be ...

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Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2017,
Thriving Family Magazine
 
Working With Your Child’s Learning Style
Topic: Do you have a funny or dramatic story about learning styles? If you can tell a unique way that you found your child's learning style (according to Cynthia Tobias' categories) and adjusted so as to encourage your child's academic success, then submit it for consideration.
Word count: 300 to 500 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $125...

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Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2017,
Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Adult Prizes: First - $100, Second - $75, Third - $50
Youth (13-17): First - $50, Second - $35, Third - $25
Youth (12 and Under): First - $35, Second - $25, Third - $15
 
Submission Fees: $8 per poem for adult VCWC members; $10 per poem for adult non-members; and $4 per poem for youths (17 or under). We accept submissions online through user-friendly Submittable.com as well as by mail. Poem...

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Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 3, 2017,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Spring Contest
 
Limit: one entry per category.
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, Open Form, Traditional Form, New Poets, Themed Narrative, and Oregon/Pacific Northwest
 
Awards: Poet’s Choice: 1st $100; 2nd $50; 3rd $30; 3 HMs.
All other categories: 1st $50; 2nd $30; 3rd $20; 3 HMs.
 
Fees
OPA Members—Flat rate of $7 for up to seven poems (limit of one poem per category).
Non-membe...

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Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 3, 2017,
Idaho Writers Guild Writing Contest
 
Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.
 
Categories include: Short Story, Novel (1st 10 pages), Non-Fiction
 
Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: Entries must be received by March 5, 2017. Each category is judged by two or more industry professionals. You will receive the Judges’ ...

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On the Premises Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 1, 2017,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
Short Story Contest #29 launched on December 11, 2016.
 
SPACE
 
The word “space” has multiple literal meanings and can work as a noun or a verb, and it has multiple metaphorical meanings as well. There’s outer space, inner space, emotional space (“I need my space!”), etc. Your challenge: Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the idea of “sp...

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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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