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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






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Browsing Archive: March, 2017

River Styx 2017 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 31, 2017,
River Styx 2017 International Poetry Contest
 
$1500 First Prize
2017 Judge: Carl Phillips
 
Submissions are open February 1 to April 30, 2017
 
Send up to three poems per submission. Please include all poems in a single document.
$20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.
First, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions will be included in the winter issue.
All poems will be considered for publication.
Previously ...

Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 29, 2017,
Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests
 
Every year we run an an experiment that – with the exception of the occasional heavyweight anthology – is generally left untouched by publishers. Among traditional journals, it’s strictly taboo. An editor’s no-no. An unspoken gentlemen’s agreement sealed with a handshake in the backrooms of literary Geneva Conventions everywhere.
 
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to republish some unsolicit...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: April

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 28, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: April  
 
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 re...

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada YA/Teen Literary Magazine: Aliens

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 27, 2017,
Cicada YA/Teen Literary Magazine: Aliens
 
Call for Submissions: Aliens
Deadline: April 27, 2017
 
Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Aliens. Tell us a story of a stranger in a strange land, whether they be a three-headed visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy or just someone trying to navigate an unfamiliar place. Of course, feeling like an alien does not always ha...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider & Cricket: Folktales, Myths, & Legends

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 26, 2017,
Spider and Cricket Magazines: Folktales, Myths, and Legends
 
SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).
 
We h...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 25, 2017,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
 
$20 to enter any or all contests.
 
Postmark deadline: April 27th, 2017
 
12 contests to enter including: short story, free verse poetry, nonfiction essay, Christian flash writing, tourism essay, rhymed poetry, humor, memoir, mystery, humorous fantasy, song lyrics, and more.
 
Prizes range from $10 - $100.



Continue reading ...
 

Wild Voices, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 25, 2017,
Wild Voices, Volume 2
 
Wildflower Poetry Press is an independent publisher of poetry books, specializing in short poetry & art. They publish collections of single poets, as well as anthologies. They are currently looking for short poems for their second volume of wild voices: an anthology of short poetry & art by women. Previously published poems are okay with publication credit.
 
The cool part is, 10% of profits for every Wildflower Poetry ...

Continue reading ...
 

Structo Lenten Psalms Translations Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 24, 2017,
Structo Lenten Psalms Translations Contest
 
Lent is here and Structo is holding its fourth Lenten psalms translation contest. We’re looking for free translations from the biblical psalms.
 
Lent. Translations. Biblical. Psalms. These words might bring up some questions. What’s Lent got to do with poetry in translation? Nothing and lots. Lent is a traditionally time set aside for reflection. We think poetry is a gr...

Continue reading ...
 

Common Good Books Poetry Contest: Poems of Experience

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 23, 2017,
Common Good Books Poetry Contest: Poems of Experience
 
We are now accepting entries for “‘Poems of Experience: The Fifth Annual Common Good Books Poetry Contest.” Sharpen your pencil, and tell us what’s happened to you. Ten poets will receive prizes of $250 each for their poems of particular merit. Entries to “Poems of Experience” may be any poetic form. Mail your poem to Common Good Books, postmarked no later than April 15, 2017.
Continue reading ...
 

2017 New Ohio Reivew Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 22, 2017,
2017 New Ohio Review Contest
 
Judges: Fiction: Colm Toibin, Nonfiction: Phillip Lopate, Poetry: Rosanna Warren
Contest submissions run until April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 (with a one-year subscription included)
Prizes:  $1,000 prize in each genre
 
Entrants may submit up to six single-spaced pages of poetry or 20 double-spaced pages of prose. If you are submitting through our online system, we prefer Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx). Cont...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 22, 2017,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50 Poetry Contest
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies.
 
2017 Poetry Contest
Submit poems for the contest issue between February 15 and April 15, 2017. Please send a hard copy or use Submittable...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 21, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

The John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 20, 2017,
The John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction
 
The annual winner receives a $500 Prize and publication in summer issue of Harpur Palate.
Postmark Deadline: April 15
 
Short story submissions should be previously unpublished and shorter than 8,000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. The entry fee is $15 per story and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association "Let's Write" Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 19, 2017,
Gulf Coast Writers Association 2017 “Let’s Write” Literary Contest
 
Deadline: April 10, 2017
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.
 
Entry Fee - $8.00 for each Fiction or Nonfiction entry or for 1-3 Poetry entries.
 
Prizes - $10...

Continue reading ...
 

Outreach

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 19, 2017,
Outreach
 
Outreach magazine is the gathering place of ideas, insights and stories for Christian churches focused on reaching out to their community—locally and globally—with the love of Christ. Our primary readers are senior pastors and church leadership, as well as laity who are passionate about outreach.
 
Outreach magazine is always on the lookout for ideas and stories, as well as experienced writers and inter...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Peace

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 19, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Peace 
 
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 payme...

Continue reading ...
 

Dial Books for Young Readers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 18, 2017,
Dial Books for Young Readers
 
Dial Books For Young Readers publishes hardcover books aimed at children of all ages, including young adults. They are an imprint of Penguin that accepts unsolicited submissions. The catch? They do not respond to unsolicited submissions unless they are interested in the book. That means don’t expect a rejection from Dial, personal or otherwise.
 
Dial publishes around 70 new boo...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Gratitude

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 17, 2017,
Pockets: Gratitude     
 
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 is published ...

Continue reading ...
 

Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 16, 2017,
Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest
 
2017 Jory Sherman Short Story Contest
 
Cash Prizes Total $225.00
Judges’ score sheets will be returned to author
Entry Deadline: April 1, 2017
Entry fee $10.00 for 1000-2500 words

Continue reading ...
 

California Writers Club Nonfiction essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 15, 2017,
California Writers Club Nonfiction Essay Contest
Sacramento Branch
 
Category: Non-Fiction – Essay (Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive, Personal, etc.)
Topic: Why I Write – Submitters may use their own title, up to 750 words
 
Eligibility: Open to everyone, CWC members and non-members; CWC Sacramento Board Members excluded
 
First Place: $100   ~   Second Place: $50   ~   Third Place: $25
Entry fee is $10 for mem...

Continue reading ...
 

Twelve Points Collective Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 15, 2017,
Twelve Points Collective Anthology
 
This issue’s theme: autobiographical
 
Expand on a feeling, retell an anecdote, or express distaste for a problem affecting you personally. All submissions are welcome and the broader, the better.
 
This anthology seeks a place on the bookshelves of those welcoming the next generation of writers. We expect first-time readers to get a great sense of what this collective’s about: finding a relatable and h...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Anthology: Neighbors

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 13, 2017,
Poetry Anthology: Neighbors
 
POETRY ANTHOLOGY: call for poetry submissions about neighbors, neighboring and neighborhoods. Interpreted loosely, directly, strangely, politically, spiritually, etc. Previously published is fine. No fee. Please email 1-3 poems and a brief bio to neighborbook2017@gmail.com by April 1.
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Mischief

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 12, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Mischief
 
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 sur...

Continue reading ...
 

Silver Birch Press: Lost and Found

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 11, 2017,
Silver Birch Press: Lost and Found
 
Most of us have at one time lost something of personal value — or have found something of personal value to someone else. We’d like to hear all about it in our LOST AND FOUND Poetry and Prose Series!
 
PROMPT: Tell us about something you lost or found in a poem (any reasonable length) or prose piece (300 words or fewer — this word limit...

Continue reading ...
 

The Capilano Review: Food

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 11, 2017,
The Capilano Reivew: Food
 
The Capilano Review invites submissions of new work for an upcoming special issue focused on the necessities (45%), pains (40%), and pleasures (15%) of food. We’re looking primarily for poetry but also welcome short fiction, essays, and artwork made by anyone whose own cognitive mapping of the terrain—of food production and consumption, histories and economies, pathologies and realities—produces percentage-...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: March

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 10, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: March   
 
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 ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Kind (of) America

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 9, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Kind (of) America
 
It’s time to make America kind again. We have always been known as a country filled with good people who volunteer in our communities, help people who need help, and pride ourselves on doing the right thing. Our huge and varied country is known for tolerance, energy, and spirit. We are proud of our inclusive and welcoming attitude, no matter our color, our country of origin, our sexual identity, or our religion....

Continue reading ...
 

World Weaver Press: Son of a Witch! Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 8, 2017,
World Weaver Press: Son of a Witch! Anthology
 
Anthologist: Trysh Thompson
Open for Submissions: February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Expected Publication: Fall 2017
Story Length: up to 15,000 words
Payment: $10 + contributor copy
 
No one is perfect—not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes too. They can make someone fall in love, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 6, 2017,
Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Louisiana Dreamin’
Post Mark Deadline:  March 31, 2017
 
7 categories to enter. Prizes $5 - $30.
 
No fee is required or categories 1-4 (LSPS members only).
A fee of $3.00 each entry (only 1 per category) required for categories 5, 6, and 7 (open to LSPS members and non-members).



Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 5, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
 
We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of a participant in the world. You’re not distancing...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 4, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads        
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: March 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: January: "Steadfast Tin Soldie...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 4, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads        
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: March 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: January: "Steadfast Tin Soldie...

Continue reading ...
 

Fantasia Divinity Magazine: The Evil Within

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 3, 2017,
Fantasia Divinity Magazine
Anthology Call: The Evil Within
 
How did the evil queen in Snow White become evil? What troubles plague the step mother in Cinderella? Who broke the sea hag’s heart in The Little Mermaid? What betrayal drove the witch to imprison Rapunzel? Stories about the villains in fairy tales — the princesses who were never saved.’ 100-20,000 words. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES
 
Deadline: Marc...

Continue reading ...
 

Cowboy Jamboree: The Family Strain

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 3, 2017,
Current Cowboy Jamboree call for Fiction and Non
 
Current Call for Rural and Western Stories, Fiction or Non-: For our Spring 2017 issue our theme will be “The Family Strain.”  “Strain” is one of our favorite words. It means to pull and push to the excess of strength, to overwhelm. A-course, the cowboy in us knows that strain may refer to the breed or stock or variety of animal or plant. Ain’t it the perfect word then ...

Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2017 Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 2, 2017,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2017 Short Story Award 
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) on the theme "Paranormal Stories."
 
The First Place winner story will receive a $200 cash award and publication of the winning story either in the Bethlehem Writers Group's upcoming anthology of paranormal stories, Untethered: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of the Paranormal...

Continue reading ...
 

The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine: Repentance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 1, 2017,
The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine: Repentance
 
Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.
 
Current Theme: Repentance involves changing one's affections - from earthly things to heavenly things. It involves turning to the living God from a god of self. It is looking unto Christ instead of looking to another. Repentance requires the right ...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: March, 2017

River Styx 2017 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 31, 2017,
River Styx 2017 International Poetry Contest
 
$1500 First Prize
2017 Judge: Carl Phillips
 
Submissions are open February 1 to April 30, 2017
 
Send up to three poems per submission. Please include all poems in a single document.
$20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription.
First, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions will be included in the winter issue.
All poems will be considered for publication.
Previously ...

Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 29, 2017,
Sequestrum Literature & Art Journal Contests
 
Every year we run an an experiment that – with the exception of the occasional heavyweight anthology – is generally left untouched by publishers. Among traditional journals, it’s strictly taboo. An editor’s no-no. An unspoken gentlemen’s agreement sealed with a handshake in the backrooms of literary Geneva Conventions everywhere.
 
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to republish some unsolicit...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: April

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 28, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: April  
 
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 re...

Continue reading ...
 

Cicada YA/Teen Literary Magazine: Aliens

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 27, 2017,
Cicada YA/Teen Literary Magazine: Aliens
 
Call for Submissions: Aliens
Deadline: April 27, 2017
 
Cicada YA/teen lit magazine seeks fiction, poetry, comics, and essays on the theme of Aliens. Tell us a story of a stranger in a strange land, whether they be a three-headed visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy or just someone trying to navigate an unfamiliar place. Of course, feeling like an alien does not always ha...

Continue reading ...
 

Spider & Cricket: Folktales, Myths, & Legends

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 26, 2017,
Spider and Cricket Magazines: Folktales, Myths, and Legends
 
SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).
 
We h...

Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 25, 2017,
Arkansas Writers Conference Contest
 
$20 to enter any or all contests.
 
Postmark deadline: April 27th, 2017
 
12 contests to enter including: short story, free verse poetry, nonfiction essay, Christian flash writing, tourism essay, rhymed poetry, humor, memoir, mystery, humorous fantasy, song lyrics, and more.
 
Prizes range from $10 - $100.



Continue reading ...
 

Wild Voices, Volume 2

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 25, 2017,
Wild Voices, Volume 2
 
Wildflower Poetry Press is an independent publisher of poetry books, specializing in short poetry & art. They publish collections of single poets, as well as anthologies. They are currently looking for short poems for their second volume of wild voices: an anthology of short poetry & art by women. Previously published poems are okay with publication credit.
 
The cool part is, 10% of profits for every Wildflower Poetry ...

Continue reading ...
 

Structo Lenten Psalms Translations Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 24, 2017,
Structo Lenten Psalms Translations Contest
 
Lent is here and Structo is holding its fourth Lenten psalms translation contest. We’re looking for free translations from the biblical psalms.
 
Lent. Translations. Biblical. Psalms. These words might bring up some questions. What’s Lent got to do with poetry in translation? Nothing and lots. Lent is a traditionally time set aside for reflection. We think poetry is a gr...

Continue reading ...
 

Common Good Books Poetry Contest: Poems of Experience

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 23, 2017,
Common Good Books Poetry Contest: Poems of Experience
 
We are now accepting entries for “‘Poems of Experience: The Fifth Annual Common Good Books Poetry Contest.” Sharpen your pencil, and tell us what’s happened to you. Ten poets will receive prizes of $250 each for their poems of particular merit. Entries to “Poems of Experience” may be any poetic form. Mail your poem to Common Good Books, postmarked no later than April 15, 2017.
Continue reading ...
 

2017 New Ohio Reivew Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 22, 2017,
2017 New Ohio Review Contest
 
Judges: Fiction: Colm Toibin, Nonfiction: Phillip Lopate, Poetry: Rosanna Warren
Contest submissions run until April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 (with a one-year subscription included)
Prizes:  $1,000 prize in each genre
 
Entrants may submit up to six single-spaced pages of poetry or 20 double-spaced pages of prose. If you are submitting through our online system, we prefer Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx). Cont...

Continue reading ...
 

Passager Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 22, 2017,
Passager: A Press for Writers Over 50 Poetry Contest
 
Welcome to Passager! We publish two issues a year, an Open Issue (fall/winter), and a Poetry Contest issue (spring/summer). We urge you to become familiar with Passager before submitting work. Browse some previously published work, or order sample copies.
 
2017 Poetry Contest
Submit poems for the contest issue between February 15 and April 15, 2017. Please send a hard copy or use Submittable...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 21, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Ambassador of Poetry Award
 
Deadline:  April 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.



Continue reading ...
 

The John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 20, 2017,
The John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction
 
The annual winner receives a $500 Prize and publication in summer issue of Harpur Palate.
Postmark Deadline: April 15
 
Short story submissions should be previously unpublished and shorter than 8,000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. The entry fee is $15 per story and includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. Please send checks drawn on a U.S. bank or money orders made out...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association "Let's Write" Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 19, 2017,
Gulf Coast Writers Association 2017 “Let’s Write” Literary Contest
 
Deadline: April 10, 2017
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.
 
Entry Fee - $8.00 for each Fiction or Nonfiction entry or for 1-3 Poetry entries.
 
Prizes - $10...

Continue reading ...
 

Outreach

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 19, 2017,
Outreach
 
Outreach magazine is the gathering place of ideas, insights and stories for Christian churches focused on reaching out to their community—locally and globally—with the love of Christ. Our primary readers are senior pastors and church leadership, as well as laity who are passionate about outreach.
 
Outreach magazine is always on the lookout for ideas and stories, as well as experienced writers and inter...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Peace

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 19, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Peace 
 
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 payme...

Continue reading ...
 

Dial Books for Young Readers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 18, 2017,
Dial Books for Young Readers
 
Dial Books For Young Readers publishes hardcover books aimed at children of all ages, including young adults. They are an imprint of Penguin that accepts unsolicited submissions. The catch? They do not respond to unsolicited submissions unless they are interested in the book. That means don’t expect a rejection from Dial, personal or otherwise.
 
Dial publishes around 70 new boo...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Gratitude

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 17, 2017,
Pockets: Gratitude     
 
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 is published ...

Continue reading ...
 

Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 16, 2017,
Northeast Texas Writers Organization Short Story Contest
 
2017 Jory Sherman Short Story Contest
 
Cash Prizes Total $225.00
Judges’ score sheets will be returned to author
Entry Deadline: April 1, 2017
Entry fee $10.00 for 1000-2500 words

Continue reading ...
 

California Writers Club Nonfiction essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 15, 2017,
California Writers Club Nonfiction Essay Contest
Sacramento Branch
 
Category: Non-Fiction – Essay (Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, Persuasive, Personal, etc.)
Topic: Why I Write – Submitters may use their own title, up to 750 words
 
Eligibility: Open to everyone, CWC members and non-members; CWC Sacramento Board Members excluded
 
First Place: $100   ~   Second Place: $50   ~   Third Place: $25
Entry fee is $10 for mem...

Continue reading ...
 

Twelve Points Collective Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 15, 2017,
Twelve Points Collective Anthology
 
This issue’s theme: autobiographical
 
Expand on a feeling, retell an anecdote, or express distaste for a problem affecting you personally. All submissions are welcome and the broader, the better.
 
This anthology seeks a place on the bookshelves of those welcoming the next generation of writers. We expect first-time readers to get a great sense of what this collective’s about: finding a relatable and h...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Anthology: Neighbors

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 13, 2017,
Poetry Anthology: Neighbors
 
POETRY ANTHOLOGY: call for poetry submissions about neighbors, neighboring and neighborhoods. Interpreted loosely, directly, strangely, politically, spiritually, etc. Previously published is fine. No fee. Please email 1-3 poems and a brief bio to neighborbook2017@gmail.com by April 1.
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Mischief

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 12, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Mischief
 
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 sur...

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Silver Birch Press: Lost and Found

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 11, 2017,
Silver Birch Press: Lost and Found
 
Most of us have at one time lost something of personal value — or have found something of personal value to someone else. We’d like to hear all about it in our LOST AND FOUND Poetry and Prose Series!
 
PROMPT: Tell us about something you lost or found in a poem (any reasonable length) or prose piece (300 words or fewer — this word limit...

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The Capilano Review: Food

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 11, 2017,
The Capilano Reivew: Food
 
The Capilano Review invites submissions of new work for an upcoming special issue focused on the necessities (45%), pains (40%), and pleasures (15%) of food. We’re looking primarily for poetry but also welcome short fiction, essays, and artwork made by anyone whose own cognitive mapping of the terrain—of food production and consumption, histories and economies, pathologies and realities—produces percentage-...

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California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: March

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 10, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: March   
 
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...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Kind (of) America

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 9, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Kind (of) America
 
It’s time to make America kind again. We have always been known as a country filled with good people who volunteer in our communities, help people who need help, and pride ourselves on doing the right thing. Our huge and varied country is known for tolerance, energy, and spirit. We are proud of our inclusive and welcoming attitude, no matter our color, our country of origin, our sexual identity, or our religion....

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World Weaver Press: Son of a Witch! Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 8, 2017,
World Weaver Press: Son of a Witch! Anthology
 
Anthologist: Trysh Thompson
Open for Submissions: February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
Expected Publication: Fall 2017
Story Length: up to 15,000 words
Payment: $10 + contributor copy
 
No one is perfect—not even a witch. Witches have amazing power at their fingertips to do unbelievable things. That magic can come in really handy sometimes too. They can make someone fall in love, ...

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Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 6, 2017,
Louisiana State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Louisiana Dreamin’
Post Mark Deadline:  March 31, 2017
 
7 categories to enter. Prizes $5 - $30.
 
No fee is required or categories 1-4 (LSPS members only).
A fee of $3.00 each entry (only 1 per category) required for categories 5, 6, and 7 (open to LSPS members and non-members).



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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 5, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
 
We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of a participant in the world. You’re not distancing...

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Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 4, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads        
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: March 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: January: "Steadfast Tin Soldie...

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Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 4, 2017,
Enchanted Conversations: Diamonds and Toads        
 
Starting in January 2017, bimonthly issues will resume at Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. Six times a year, writers and poets will have a chance to submit fairy-tale inspired stories and poems. No non-fiction of any kind.
 
Current deadline: March 30, 2017
 
Each of the six submission periods for 2017 will have a theme. Here they are: January: "Steadfast Tin Soldie...

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Fantasia Divinity Magazine: The Evil Within

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 3, 2017,
Fantasia Divinity Magazine
Anthology Call: The Evil Within
 
How did the evil queen in Snow White become evil? What troubles plague the step mother in Cinderella? Who broke the sea hag’s heart in The Little Mermaid? What betrayal drove the witch to imprison Rapunzel? Stories about the villains in fairy tales — the princesses who were never saved.’ 100-20,000 words. CONTRIBUTOR COPY/COPIES
 
Deadline: Marc...

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Cowboy Jamboree: The Family Strain

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 3, 2017,
Current Cowboy Jamboree call for Fiction and Non
 
Current Call for Rural and Western Stories, Fiction or Non-: For our Spring 2017 issue our theme will be “The Family Strain.”  “Strain” is one of our favorite words. It means to pull and push to the excess of strength, to overwhelm. A-course, the cowboy in us knows that strain may refer to the breed or stock or variety of animal or plant. Ain’t it the perfect word then ...

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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2017 Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 2, 2017,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2017 Short Story Award 
 
We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) on the theme "Paranormal Stories."
 
The First Place winner story will receive a $200 cash award and publication of the winning story either in the Bethlehem Writers Group's upcoming anthology of paranormal stories, Untethered: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of the Paranormal...

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The Kids Ark Christian Children's Magazine: Repentance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 1, 2017,
The Kids Ark Christian Children’s Magazine: Repentance
 
Looking for fiction or nonfiction stories of no more than 650 words for the 6-10 year old reading level. Stories must be written to theme.
 
Current Theme: Repentance involves changing one's affections - from earthly things to heavenly things. It involves turning to the living God from a god of self. It is looking unto Christ instead of looking to another. Repentance requires the right ...

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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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