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: May, 2017

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 31, 2017,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest
 
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.
 
CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitt...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 30, 2017,
Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest    
 
The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 payment. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
 
Deadline: 07/01/2017. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 29, 2017,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
Postmark deadline: July 1, 2016
Entry fees for nonmembers: $30- $50
 
Unpublished Categories: Short Stories, Poems, Articles/Essay/True Stories, Unpublished Novels, New Drama W...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun: In the Middle

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 28, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: In the Middle    
 
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 ho...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Mentoring

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 27, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Mentoring
 
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 pa...

Continue reading ...
 

In Celebration of Sisters

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 26, 2017,
In Celebration of Sisters: Reflections Celebrating the Wonderful World of Sisters
 
We’re looking for essays and poems for In Celebration of Sisters, an anthology of reflections celebrating the wonderful world of sisterhood. Do you have any tales to tell of special sisters? Humorous stories of your female siblings? We’re looking for a range of emotions – from serious, loving, tributes to humorous tales that have us laughing in agreement...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 25, 2017,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest  
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2017.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 24, 2017,
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
 
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
 
The Short Story Award for New Writers c...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 23, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through June 30th. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is a 50-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quar...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Short Short Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 22, 2017,
Literal Latté Short Short Contest
 
First Prize $500
Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
Postmark by June 30th.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR —$15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 21, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
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 ...
 

Christian Courier

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 20, 2017,
Christian Courier
 
Established 70 years ago, Christian Courier is an independent biweekly that seeks to engage creatively in critical Christian journalism, connecting Christians with a network of culturally savvy partners in faith for the purpose of inspiring all to participate in God’s renewing work with his creation.
 
If you'd like to write for us, email Angela @ Editor  or Monica @ Features Editor.  For book or movie revi...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 19, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

We do love our families but they can also drive us crazy! It’s fun to read about all those wacky relatives and compare them to our own. These true stories, either serious or hilarious, will touch your heart or make you laugh… or both. They will make you see that other families are not that different from your own, and that when push comes to shove, we all need our crazy families. Please submit using your real name. We ...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 18, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to regi...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 17, 2017,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over
 
Deadline:  June 19, 2016
 
 For an upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction, we’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not.
 
All essays submitted will be considered for publication; this is a paying market. Essays must be previously unpublished and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Twelve Points Collective: Modern Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 16, 2017,
Twelve Points Collective Anthology
 
This issue’s theme: modern relationships
 
Hook-up Culture, Online dating, Falling in love with your cat, and falling in love the old fashion way. Nothing is taboo. This is the world we live in. We’re asking to hear it all. The most beautiful relationships to the most depressing heartbreaks. We want your rendition of Modern Relationships.
 
This anthology seeks a place on the bookshelves of those welcomi...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 16, 2017,

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-contest    

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!



Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream


 

 

(Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream.)

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration pictured above by Harold Anderson. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.

To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2017. The winning limerick will be ann...


Continue reading ...
 

TX Review Press Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 15, 2017,
Texas Review Press Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
Ends on June 15, 2017   
Poetry chapbook manuscripts may contain up to 40 pages.
A reading fee of $20 must accompany each manuscript.
Winning manuscripts will be published the year after acceptance.
Winners will receive 20 free copies of their books.

Continue reading ...
 

Williamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 13, 2017,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest  
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
Deadline: June 15th, 2017  Entry fee: $15
 
First prize of $300, Second place prize of $150, and a Third place prize of $50 per winning entry in each of t...

Continue reading ...
 

Dollar Stretcher

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 12, 2017,
Dollar Stretcher
 
The Dollar Stretcher is a group of publications dedicated to "Living Better...for Less". The goal is to provide readers with ways to help them save time and money. Occasionally we will also include material on ways to make money at home. Payment is at the rate of $0.10 per published word.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, ht...

Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 11, 2017,
The MacGuffin’s 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest 
 
 An entry consists of three poems.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 3, 2017.
There is a $15 entry fee.
 
First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
Winners will be announced in September 2017.
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in a future issue of The MacGuffin.

Continue reading ...
 

2017 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
2017 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Three emerging writer awards are presented by Kentucky Women Writers each year. The Betty Gabehart Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry recognize and support writers of exceptional talent who show potential for excellence in their literary endeavors. Winners receive:
 
$300 honorarium (which may be used to defray travel & lodging expenses)
The opportunity to appear...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 9, 2017,
Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2016.
 
$1,500 will be awarded in prizes
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (...

Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 8, 2017,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest
 
Contest Submissions now open until May 31, 2017
Poetry, Flash Story, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
$400 prize in each genre
Submission fee: $3
                                        
Poetry: A well-wrought poem in any form or genre that intrigues us, moves us, surprises us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure.
 
Flash Story: Flash fiction, creative nonficti...

Continue reading ...
 

Milkweed Editions

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 7, 2017,
Milkweed Editions
 
Milkweed Editions is open to manuscripts of fiction (novels, novellas, and short story collections) from May 1–31, 2017. *We are not currently accepting any children’s or YA manuscripts*, and any submitted will be automatically declined. We do not publish romance, science fiction, mystery, crime, or westerns. Please submit a query letter with three opening chapters (of a novel) or three representative stories (of a collection).” ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sunlight Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 6, 2017,
The Sunlight Press   
 
"THE SUNLIGHT PRESS is a digital literary journal that provides a home to new and established voices. We welcome creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, and artist reflections on their craft. We want to hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are b...

Continue reading ...
 

Natural Wonders: Time in Nature Can Change Your Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 5, 2017,
Natural Wonders: Time in Nature Can Change Your Life
An anthology project from Sowing Creek Press.
 
“The focus of this anthology will be finding peace about an issue, learning about yourself and others, while in nature. If you’ve had an epiphany while in the wilds, share your eye-opener or conclusion reached while in nature by writing an essay for this anthology.” Essay length should run between 1,200 and 2,000 words. Pays: “Those who...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 4, 2017,
Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest
 
March 21, 2017 – May 31, 2017 deadline
Entry Fee: $12.00 per entry
(All entrants are considered for publication in the general issue of Crab Orchard Review Online.)
 
Poetry entries should consist of one poem up to five pages in length.
Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for fiction and up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction.
The author's name should not appear on any page of the entry. $1,250 an...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Everyone is a Minister

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 3, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Everyone is a Minister
 
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.
 
...
Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 3, 2017,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2017 runs from March 1 to June 1, 2017! Anyone can enter – and anyone can win! Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2017. That date will creep up on you, so start sketchin...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 1, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Winter
 
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...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: May, 2017

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 31, 2017,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest
 
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.
 
CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitt...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 30, 2017,
Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest    
 
The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 payment. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
 
Deadline: 07/01/2017. Fees: $10.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 29, 2017,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
Postmark deadline: July 1, 2016
Entry fees for nonmembers: $30- $50
 
Unpublished Categories: Short Stories, Poems, Articles/Essay/True Stories, Unpublished Novels, New Drama W...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun: In the Middle

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 28, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: In the Middle    
 
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 ho...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Mentoring

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 27, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Mentoring
 
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 pa...

Continue reading ...
 

In Celebration of Sisters

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 26, 2017,
In Celebration of Sisters: Reflections Celebrating the Wonderful World of Sisters
 
We’re looking for essays and poems for In Celebration of Sisters, an anthology of reflections celebrating the wonderful world of sisterhood. Do you have any tales to tell of special sisters? Humorous stories of your female siblings? We’re looking for a range of emotions – from serious, loving, tributes to humorous tales that have us laughing in agreement...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 25, 2017,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest  
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $300. 2nd prize: $150. 3rd prize: $50. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2017.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 24, 2017,
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
 
Open only to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
 
The Short Story Award for New Writers c...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 23, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through June 30th. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is a 50-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quar...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Short Short Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 22, 2017,
Literal Latté Short Short Contest
 
First Prize $500
Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
Postmark by June 30th.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR —$15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

Continue reading ...
 

MSPS Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 21, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
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 ...
 

Christian Courier

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 20, 2017,
Christian Courier
 
Established 70 years ago, Christian Courier is an independent biweekly that seeks to engage creatively in critical Christian journalism, connecting Christians with a network of culturally savvy partners in faith for the purpose of inspiring all to participate in God’s renewing work with his creation.
 
If you'd like to write for us, email Angela @ Editor  or Monica @ Features Editor.  For book or movie revi...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 19, 2017,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family!

We do love our families but they can also drive us crazy! It’s fun to read about all those wacky relatives and compare them to our own. These true stories, either serious or hilarious, will touch your heart or make you laugh… or both. They will make you see that other families are not that different from your own, and that when push comes to shove, we all need our crazy families. Please submit using your real name. We ...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 18, 2017,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: June 
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to regi...

Continue reading ...
 

Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 17, 2017,
Creative Nonfiction Magazine: Starting Over
 
Deadline:  June 19, 2016
 
 For an upcoming issue of Creative Nonfiction, we’re looking for true stories about starting over. Tell us about a time when you or someone else took a do-over, snuck a mulligan, or hit the reset button, whether by choice or not.
 
All essays submitted will be considered for publication; this is a paying market. Essays must be previously unpublished and ...

Continue reading ...
 

Twelve Points Collective: Modern Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 16, 2017,
Twelve Points Collective Anthology
 
This issue’s theme: modern relationships
 
Hook-up Culture, Online dating, Falling in love with your cat, and falling in love the old fashion way. Nothing is taboo. This is the world we live in. We’re asking to hear it all. The most beautiful relationships to the most depressing heartbreaks. We want your rendition of Modern Relationships.
 
This anthology seeks a place on the bookshelves of those welcomi...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 16, 2017,

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-contest    

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!



Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream


 

 

(Two children, a boy and a girl, take their time picking out penny candies while the teenage worker stares off in a daydream.)

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration pictured above by Harold Anderson. Limericks must contain five lines. You may enter as many times as you wish.

To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2017. The winning limerick will be ann...


Continue reading ...
 

TX Review Press Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 15, 2017,
Texas Review Press Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
Ends on June 15, 2017   
Poetry chapbook manuscripts may contain up to 40 pages.
A reading fee of $20 must accompany each manuscript.
Winning manuscripts will be published the year after acceptance.
Winners will receive 20 free copies of their books.

Continue reading ...
 

Williamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 13, 2017,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest  
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
Deadline: June 15th, 2017  Entry fee: $15
 
First prize of $300, Second place prize of $150, and a Third place prize of $50 per winning entry in each of t...

Continue reading ...
 

Dollar Stretcher

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 12, 2017,
Dollar Stretcher
 
The Dollar Stretcher is a group of publications dedicated to "Living Better...for Less". The goal is to provide readers with ways to help them save time and money. Occasionally we will also include material on ways to make money at home. Payment is at the rate of $0.10 per published word.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, ht...

Continue reading ...
 

The MacGuffin's 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 11, 2017,
The MacGuffin’s 22nd National Poet Hunt Contest 
 
 An entry consists of three poems.
Entries must be postmarked between April 1 and June 3, 2017.
There is a $15 entry fee.
 
First Place Prize of $500, plus two Honorable Mentions
Winners will be announced in September 2017.
First Place and Honorable Mention poems will be published in a future issue of The MacGuffin.

Continue reading ...
 

2017 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 10, 2017,
2017 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Three emerging writer awards are presented by Kentucky Women Writers each year. The Betty Gabehart Prizes in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry recognize and support writers of exceptional talent who show potential for excellence in their literary endeavors. Winners receive:
 
$300 honorarium (which may be used to defray travel & lodging expenses)
The opportunity to appear...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 9, 2017,
Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2016.
 
$1,500 will be awarded in prizes
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (...

Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 8, 2017,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest
 
Contest Submissions now open until May 31, 2017
Poetry, Flash Story, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction
$400 prize in each genre
Submission fee: $3
                                        
Poetry: A well-wrought poem in any form or genre that intrigues us, moves us, surprises us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure.
 
Flash Story: Flash fiction, creative nonficti...

Continue reading ...
 

Milkweed Editions

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 7, 2017,
Milkweed Editions
 
Milkweed Editions is open to manuscripts of fiction (novels, novellas, and short story collections) from May 1–31, 2017. *We are not currently accepting any children’s or YA manuscripts*, and any submitted will be automatically declined. We do not publish romance, science fiction, mystery, crime, or westerns. Please submit a query letter with three opening chapters (of a novel) or three representative stories (of a collection).” ...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sunlight Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 6, 2017,
The Sunlight Press   
 
"THE SUNLIGHT PRESS is a digital literary journal that provides a home to new and established voices. We welcome creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, reviews, photography, and artist reflections on their craft. We want to hear the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are b...

Continue reading ...
 

Natural Wonders: Time in Nature Can Change Your Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 5, 2017,
Natural Wonders: Time in Nature Can Change Your Life
An anthology project from Sowing Creek Press.
 
“The focus of this anthology will be finding peace about an issue, learning about yourself and others, while in nature. If you’ve had an epiphany while in the wilds, share your eye-opener or conclusion reached while in nature by writing an essay for this anthology.” Essay length should run between 1,200 and 2,000 words. Pays: “Those who...

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Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 4, 2017,
Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest
 
March 21, 2017 – May 31, 2017 deadline
Entry Fee: $12.00 per entry
(All entrants are considered for publication in the general issue of Crab Orchard Review Online.)
 
Poetry entries should consist of one poem up to five pages in length.
Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for fiction and up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction.
The author's name should not appear on any page of the entry. $1,250 an...

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Purpose Magazine: Everyone is a Minister

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 3, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Everyone is a Minister
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
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Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 3, 2017,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
The annual story contest for 2017 runs from March 1 to June 1, 2017! Anyone can enter – and anyone can win! Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2017. That date will creep up on you, so start sketchin...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Winter

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 1, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Winter
 
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...

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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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