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.

If you experience any problems with the links or with submitting your material, please let me know. If you would like to receive free submission information via a daily email, drop me a line at sally@sallyclark.info and your name will be added to the e-list. Your name email address will never be shared or sold to anyone else. Promise!

Drop by my web site: www.sallyclark.info

or follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/auslande

or on my blog: www.pocketpoems.info

To comment on any blog entry, click on the title.



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: July, 2017

Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 31, 2017,
Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2017 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
PRIZES range from $10 to $100
 
25 Categories include: Back Home Again in Indiana, Family Tradition, Haiku, Humanism, Time & Place, Non-rhyming, My First Anything, Dreamers, Triolet, Rhymed, P...

Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 30, 2017,
Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
 
Here is a great chance for writers of all stripes, as Gemini Magazine’s contest is open to any subject, style, or genre! Entries must be unpublished, and the maximum length is 1000 words. The winner receives $1000 and publication. Entry Fee: $5 Deadline: August 31.

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Faith Communities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 29, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Faith Communities
 
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.
 
Rate...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 28, 2017,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
COMMUNITY
 
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but that’s just one example of a kind of community and just one way a community can affect your life. There are plenty of others–good, bad, and otherwise. So for this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the idea of community (or some kind of community) plays an important role.
 
GE...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 27, 2017,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, New Poets, Traditional Form – Villanelle, Current Events
 
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 five poems (limit of one poem per category).
Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles and More

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 26, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles and More
When Good Things Happen to Good People
 
All of us have experienced events in our lives that are completely unexplainable: the strange premonition that made you take a different route home only, causing you to miss an accident; the eerie feeling that you should call home… now, saving someone’s life; the mysterious communication from a loved one who has passed on. Angels, divine timing, miraculous coincidences, answer...
Continue reading ...
 

Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 26, 2017,
Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest
 
Deadline – August 31, 2017
 
Welcome to Creative Writing Institute's annual short story contest. This is going to be our biggest and best contest yet. In a small fee-based contest like this, the competition is much less and your chances of winning are much greater. Our fee is the price of a Starbuck's cup of coffee and it helps subsidize our nonprofit charity contest, so invest in us, and at the s...

Continue reading ...
 

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 24, 2017,
The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
                                     
Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biograp...

Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary, Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 23, 2017,
Seven Hills Literary, Poetry & Haiku Contest
 
The Seven Hills Literary Contest is in its twenty-first year. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. All judging is blind by professional, published authors.
 
Seven Hills Literary Contest Rules (Prose entries)
Deadline: August 31, 2017 (Midnight)
 
$100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Redemption

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 22, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Redemption
 
Redemption stories can be amazing. What starts out as a negative force can be turned positive and can change the world of ordinary people. There are countless stories of redemption and we want to hear yours. How did you use the negative in your life to move onto a more positive path? What did you do to make up for the wrongs in your past? We are looking for true stories of redemption that will inspire us, restore...

Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 20, 2017,
WOW! Women On Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
Awards: 20 Winners Total
 
1st Place: $400 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication.
2nd Place: $300 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication.
3rd Place: $200 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 19, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: August   
 
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 r...

Continue reading ...
 

Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 18, 2017,
Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology
 
Must be Halloween, horror, supernatural or paranormal related. Poems cannot be more than two pages long. Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
 
No entry fee and no payment. Authors and artists may reuse their submissions after the anthology has been published. A Smashwords coupon shall be given to authors and artists to be used to download the ebook for free.
 
Submissions due: Augu...
Continue reading ...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Wirting Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 17, 2017,
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Deadline: August 15, 2017
 
Louisville Literary Arts is pleased to announce that Roy Hoffman will judge the Fourth Annual Writer’s Block Prize in creative nonfiction. Please submit an original piece of creative nonfiction, such as personal or lyric essay, personal narrative, memoir, or any other form that involves a creative treatment of a nonfiction subject. Entries must be 4,000 words...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 16, 2017,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
24 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $65.
   
Deadline is August 15, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

Greater Sum

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 15, 2017,
Greater Sum
 
Greater Sum is a journal of prose and faith. This is meant to be interpreted broadly, with the art and the spirit guiding the submission and selection process. We accept fiction and narrative nonfiction, and encourage essays or other works of words, especially experimental forms. We don’t encourage poetry submissions at this time. We encourage work by people of faith or that has faith as its subject—it need not be both and the connection...

Continue reading ...
 

Boyds Mills Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 14, 2017,
Boyds Mill Press
 
Boyds Mills Press is a publisher of books for children. Please review our online catalog to see the types of books that we publish before you submit your work.
 
Types of Submissions:
 
Picture Books: We accept submissions from both writers and illustrators. If you are an author, you do not need to send a query first. Please submit the entire manuscript of your picture book.
 
Middle Grade Fiction: Please submit the fi...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 13, 2017,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest  
 
100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of ri...

Continue reading ...
 

Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 12, 2017,
Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief
 
This anthology that will examine what it means to face the consequences after tragedy strikes. The theme is left intentionally open, giving contributors the freedom to tell their story as it is most relevant to their experiences." NB: "We prefer previously unpublished pieces (though previously published pieces will b considered on a case-by-case basis), and they can be fiction, personal essays, or poetry...

Continue reading ...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 11, 2017,
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction 
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thirty Poems for San Antonio's First 300 Years

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 10, 2017,
Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years
 
The 2017 Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years Contest is now OPEN and offering $7,500 in prizes!
Deadline: August 15, 2017  Submission is FREE! 
 
In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of San Antonio, with support from Gemini Ink, is sponsoring a poetry contest.
 
The contest will be judged by a panel of nationally recognized poets. Winne...

Continue reading ...
 

2017 Hospital Drive "Leaving" Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 9, 2017,
2017 Hospital Drive “Leaving” Contest
 
Announcing a contest on the theme of “Leaving.” Hospital Drive, the literature, arts, and humanities magazine of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, is awarding prizes of $500 each in the categories of poetry, prose, and visual art. Submissions should relate in some way to the theme of “Leaving” in the context of healthcare (wellness, illness, caregiving, etc.) We welcome submissions nation...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 8, 2017,
Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest 
 
* Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15.
• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.
• There is no set theme and no entry fee.
• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)
• Stories must be previously unpublished.
• P...

Continue reading ...
 

Rockford Writers Guild "Summer Headlines" Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 7, 2017,
Rockford Writers Guild “Summer Headlines” Poetry Contest
 
Submit up to three new poems, each 50 lines or less. Poems must express the theme Summer Headlines.
 
Deadline: August 15, 2017.
 
Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in the September newsletter and will be invited to share their poem at the September meeting.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Defenestration: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 6, 2017,
Defenestration: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to Humor
 
Defenestration is a humor magazine. We don’t worry about the particulars of genre, style, or form as long as the work is funny. What exactly constitutes as “funny” varies from person to person, but we try to publish a wide range of humor, from the ridiculous to the satirical, and everything in between.
 
We are currently OPEN to short story and poetry submissions. We will close to ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 5, 2017,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry  
 
Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplat...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 4, 2017,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest
 
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100  
 
11 categories to enter including humor, evening, family, loss, nature, love, spiritual, animals, prose poem, ekphrastic, and open theme.
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Dating

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 3, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Dating
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 2, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
and
 
Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Prizes range from $5 to $50
 
27 categories to enter including: Grandma, an International Experience, Writer’s Block, Something Entertaining, Petrarchan Sonnet, Haiku, Grandparents, Teachers, Music, Contentment,...

Continue reading ...
 

Chalice Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 1, 2017,
Chalice Press
 
At Chalice Press, we are always looking for exceptional new people and content for publication. If you have an idea or a manuscript for us to consider, please begin by sending a letter of inquiry to us at submissions@chalicepress.com. NOTE: They give a great sample of a query letter. CBP/Chalice Press is open to receiving any publishing proposal that aligns with our mission to publish resources inviting all people into dee...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2017

Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 31, 2017,
Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest
 
DEADLINE: September 1st, 2017 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
FEES: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7.
 
PRIZES range from $10 to $100
 
25 Categories include: Back Home Again in Indiana, Family Tradition, Haiku, Humanism, Time & Place, Non-rhyming, My First Anything, Dreamers, Triolet, Rhymed, P...

Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 30, 2017,
Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
 
Here is a great chance for writers of all stripes, as Gemini Magazine’s contest is open to any subject, style, or genre! Entries must be unpublished, and the maximum length is 1000 words. The winner receives $1000 and publication. Entry Fee: $5 Deadline: August 31.

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Faith Communities

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 29, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Faith Communities
 
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.
 
Rate...

Continue reading ...
 

On the Premises Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 28, 2017,
On the Premises Short Story Contest
 
COMMUNITY
 
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but that’s just one example of a kind of community and just one way a community can affect your life. There are plenty of others–good, bad, and otherwise. So for this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the idea of community (or some kind of community) plays an important role.
 
GE...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 27, 2017,
Oregon State Poetry Association Adult Fall Contest
 
Categories: Poet’s Choice, Members Only, New Poets, Traditional Form – Villanelle, Current Events
 
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 five poems (limit of one poem per category).
Non-members—Flat rate of $15 for up to four poems (limit of one poem per ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles and More

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 26, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles and More
When Good Things Happen to Good People
 
All of us have experienced events in our lives that are completely unexplainable: the strange premonition that made you take a different route home only, causing you to miss an accident; the eerie feeling that you should call home… now, saving someone’s life; the mysterious communication from a loved one who has passed on. Angels, divine timing, miraculous coincidences, answer...
Continue reading ...
 

Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 26, 2017,
Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest
 
Deadline – August 31, 2017
 
Welcome to Creative Writing Institute's annual short story contest. This is going to be our biggest and best contest yet. In a small fee-based contest like this, the competition is much less and your chances of winning are much greater. Our fee is the price of a Starbuck's cup of coffee and it helps subsidize our nonprofit charity contest, so invest in us, and at the s...

Continue reading ...
 

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 24, 2017,
The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
                                     
Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biograp...

Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary, Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 23, 2017,
Seven Hills Literary, Poetry & Haiku Contest
 
The Seven Hills Literary Contest is in its twenty-first year. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration. All judging is blind by professional, published authors.
 
Seven Hills Literary Contest Rules (Prose entries)
Deadline: August 31, 2017 (Midnight)
 
$100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Redemption

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 22, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Redemption
 
Redemption stories can be amazing. What starts out as a negative force can be turned positive and can change the world of ordinary people. There are countless stories of redemption and we want to hear yours. How did you use the negative in your life to move onto a more positive path? What did you do to make up for the wrongs in your past? We are looking for true stories of redemption that will inspire us, restore...

Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 20, 2017,
WOW! Women On Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
Awards: 20 Winners Total
 
1st Place: $400 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication.
2nd Place: $300 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication.
3rd Place: $200 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 19, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: August   
 
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 r...

Continue reading ...
 

Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 18, 2017,
Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology
 
Must be Halloween, horror, supernatural or paranormal related. Poems cannot be more than two pages long. Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
 
No entry fee and no payment. Authors and artists may reuse their submissions after the anthology has been published. A Smashwords coupon shall be given to authors and artists to be used to download the ebook for free.
 
Submissions due: Augu...
Continue reading ...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Wirting Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 17, 2017,
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Deadline: August 15, 2017
 
Louisville Literary Arts is pleased to announce that Roy Hoffman will judge the Fourth Annual Writer’s Block Prize in creative nonfiction. Please submit an original piece of creative nonfiction, such as personal or lyric essay, personal narrative, memoir, or any other form that involves a creative treatment of a nonfiction subject. Entries must be 4,000 words...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 16, 2017,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
24 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $65.
   
Deadline is August 15, 2017
Continue reading ...
 

Greater Sum

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 15, 2017,
Greater Sum
 
Greater Sum is a journal of prose and faith. This is meant to be interpreted broadly, with the art and the spirit guiding the submission and selection process. We accept fiction and narrative nonfiction, and encourage essays or other works of words, especially experimental forms. We don’t encourage poetry submissions at this time. We encourage work by people of faith or that has faith as its subject—it need not be both and the connection...

Continue reading ...
 

Boyds Mills Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 14, 2017,
Boyds Mill Press
 
Boyds Mills Press is a publisher of books for children. Please review our online catalog to see the types of books that we publish before you submit your work.
 
Types of Submissions:
 
Picture Books: We accept submissions from both writers and illustrators. If you are an author, you do not need to send a query first. Please submit the entire manuscript of your picture book.
 
Middle Grade Fiction: Please submit the fi...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 13, 2017,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest  
 
100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill of ri...

Continue reading ...
 

Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 12, 2017,
Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief
 
This anthology that will examine what it means to face the consequences after tragedy strikes. The theme is left intentionally open, giving contributors the freedom to tell their story as it is most relevant to their experiences." NB: "We prefer previously unpublished pieces (though previously published pieces will b considered on a case-by-case basis), and they can be fiction, personal essays, or poetry...

Continue reading ...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 11, 2017,
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction 
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Thirty Poems for San Antonio's First 300 Years

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 10, 2017,
Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years
 
The 2017 Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years Contest is now OPEN and offering $7,500 in prizes!
Deadline: August 15, 2017  Submission is FREE! 
 
In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of San Antonio, with support from Gemini Ink, is sponsoring a poetry contest.
 
The contest will be judged by a panel of nationally recognized poets. Winne...

Continue reading ...
 

2017 Hospital Drive "Leaving" Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 9, 2017,
2017 Hospital Drive “Leaving” Contest
 
Announcing a contest on the theme of “Leaving.” Hospital Drive, the literature, arts, and humanities magazine of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, is awarding prizes of $500 each in the categories of poetry, prose, and visual art. Submissions should relate in some way to the theme of “Leaving” in the context of healthcare (wellness, illness, caregiving, etc.) We welcome submissions nation...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 8, 2017,
Pockets Devotional Magazine for Kids Annual Fiction Contest 
 
* Entries must be postmarked no later than August 15.
• Please indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.
• There is no set theme and no entry fee.
• Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be disqualified.)
• Stories must be previously unpublished.
• P...

Continue reading ...
 

Rockford Writers Guild "Summer Headlines" Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 7, 2017,
Rockford Writers Guild “Summer Headlines” Poetry Contest
 
Submit up to three new poems, each 50 lines or less. Poems must express the theme Summer Headlines.
 
Deadline: August 15, 2017.
 
Cash prizes up to $100. Winning entries will be published in The Rockford Review. Winners will be announced in the September newsletter and will be invited to share their poem at the September meeting.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Defenestration: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 6, 2017,
Defenestration: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to Humor
 
Defenestration is a humor magazine. We don’t worry about the particulars of genre, style, or form as long as the work is funny. What exactly constitutes as “funny” varies from person to person, but we try to publish a wide range of humor, from the ridiculous to the satirical, and everything in between.
 
We are currently OPEN to short story and poetry submissions. We will close to ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 5, 2017,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry  
 
Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplat...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 4, 2017,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest
 
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100  
 
11 categories to enter including humor, evening, family, loss, nature, love, spiritual, animals, prose poem, ekphrastic, and open theme.
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Dating

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 3, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Dating
 
Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.
 
We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 2, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
and
 
Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Prizes range from $5 to $50
 
27 categories to enter including: Grandma, an International Experience, Writer’s Block, Something Entertaining, Petrarchan Sonnet, Haiku, Grandparents, Teachers, Music, Contentment,...

Continue reading ...
 

Chalice Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 1, 2017,
Chalice Press
 
At Chalice Press, we are always looking for exceptional new people and content for publication. If you have an idea or a manuscript for us to consider, please begin by sending a letter of inquiry to us at submissions@chalicepress.com. NOTE: They give a great sample of a query letter. CBP/Chalice Press is open to receiving any publishing proposal that aligns with our mission to publish resources inviting all people into dee...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Writer


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.
 

Make a free website with Yola