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: October, 2017

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 21, 2017,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
 
The 2018 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2018 issu...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 20, 2017,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest       
 
Six categories open to anyone to enter. Prizes range from $50 to $200. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: President's Day & Black History Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 19, 2017,
Focus on the Family: President’s Day and Black History Month
 
Topic: What is one unique way that your family has celebrated President's Day or Black History month?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 15, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at onl...

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 18, 2017,
Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition
 
There are three submission categories:
1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words
2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words
3) poetry no longer than three pages
 
Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. Flash and poetry winners receive $300 first price...

Continue reading ...
 

The Madison Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
The Madison Review Literary Journal
 
The Chris O'Malley contest accepts one previously unpublished story with a maximum of 30 pages. The Phyllis Smart Young contest accepts three previously unpublished poems with a combined maximum of 15 pages.
 
For each prize there is a $10 submission fee, and the winners will be awarded $1,000 and be featured in The Madison Review. Deadline is November 1, 2017.
 

Continue reading ...
 

MA State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 16, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society  
Annual Poet’s Choice Contest
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 15, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out 
 
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 to include...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 14, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes
 
Topic: What was the worst parenting mistake you made, what happened because of it, and how did you fix it?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 13, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one...

Continue reading ...
 

The Liindenwood Review Chapter One Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 13, 2017,
The Lindenwood Review Chapter One Contest
 
Each year, The Lindenwood Review offers an open contest with no entry fee. In past issues, we have offered contests for lyric essays, flash fiction, and prose poetry. For issue 8, we are happy to announce our Chapter One Contest, for first chapters of unpublished novels. The winner will receive $50, publication in issue 8 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copie...

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 11, 2017,
Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest
 
Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space or public land. Essays...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal: I'm tired of trying to see the good in people

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 9, 2017,
The First Line Literary Journal: I’m tired of trying...
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is November 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “I'm tired of trying to see the good in people.”
 
Fictio...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Trust

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 7, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Trust
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review Online

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 2, 2017,
Crab Orchard Review Online
 
FREE Submissions in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Our first online special issue of Crab Orchard Review will focus on "Ka-ching!: The Money Issue.” The issue will also be open for free, no contest fee, starting August 30, 2017, and will run until October 31, 2017. Submit fiction, poetry, or literary nonfiction.
 
It is not lost upon us that this is the first special issue we won't be paying contri...

Continue reading ...
 

Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest
 
Annual deadline: October 31st
 
Reading fee: $2.00 per poem - unlimited entries on any subject, unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted. Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready – the way you want to see it in print.
 
40% of fees collected - First Prize
20% of fees collected - Second Prize
20%...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: The Family Kitchen

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: The Family Kitchen
 
How the kitchen can build relationship in your family and community
 
Theme: 'The Family Kitchen' — Anecdotes about cooking, food and family. We're looking for stories that show how cooking and eating together build family and community. Some general ideas:
 
    "The tradition our married child(ren) adopted and why they say it's important to their marriage"
    "The rec...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: October, 2017

Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 21, 2017,
Ruminate Magazine VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
 
The 2018 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your work!
 
Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in the Fall 2018 issu...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 20, 2017,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest       
 
Six categories open to anyone to enter. Prizes range from $50 to $200. Winning poems are published. No previously published poems.
 
Deadline: November 15, 2017. Entry fee is $5 per poem.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: President's Day & Black History Month

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 19, 2017,
Focus on the Family: President’s Day and Black History Month
 
Topic: What is one unique way that your family has celebrated President's Day or Black History month?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 15, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at onl...

Continue reading ...
 

Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 18, 2017,
Tethered by Letters Fall Literary Competition
 
There are three submission categories:
1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words
2) flash fiction with a word limit of 750 words
3) poetry no longer than three pages
 
Winners of the contest will be published in a future issue of F(r)iction alongside stunning original artwork from TBL’s talented team of artists. Flash and poetry winners receive $300 first price...

Continue reading ...
 

The Madison Review Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
The Madison Review Literary Journal
 
The Chris O'Malley contest accepts one previously unpublished story with a maximum of 30 pages. The Phyllis Smart Young contest accepts three previously unpublished poems with a combined maximum of 15 pages.
 
For each prize there is a $10 submission fee, and the winners will be awarded $1,000 and be featured in The Madison Review. Deadline is November 1, 2017.
 

Continue reading ...
 

MA State Poetry Society Annual Poet's Choice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 16, 2017,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society  
Annual Poet’s Choice Contest
 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
 

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 15, 2017,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Odd One Out 
 
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 to include...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 14, 2017,
Focus on the Family: Worst Parenting Mistakes & Fixes
 
Topic: What was the worst parenting mistake you made, what happened because of it, and how did you fix it?
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: November 13, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one...

Continue reading ...
 

The Liindenwood Review Chapter One Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 13, 2017,
The Lindenwood Review Chapter One Contest
 
Each year, The Lindenwood Review offers an open contest with no entry fee. In past issues, we have offered contests for lyric essays, flash fiction, and prose poetry. For issue 8, we are happy to announce our Chapter One Contest, for first chapters of unpublished novels. The winner will receive $50, publication in issue 8 of The Lindenwood Review, and three contributor copie...

Continue reading ...
 

Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 11, 2017,
Parks & Points 2017 Fall Essay Contest
 
Our annual fall essay contest invites nonfiction submissions of up to 1,500 words in the form of autobiographical essay, reportage, profile, memoir, or narrative nonfiction. We seek essays that express a moment of significance — personal transformation, awakening, adventure, exploration, reward, accomplishment, revelation — that is inspired by or set within a park space or public land. Essays...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line Literary Journal: I'm tired of trying to see the good in people

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 9, 2017,
The First Line Literary Journal: I’m tired of trying...
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is November 1, 2017. The first line of the story must be: “I'm tired of trying to see the good in people.”
 
Fictio...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Trust

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 7, 2017,
Purpose Magazine: Trust
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes.
 
Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Orchard Review Online

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 2, 2017,
Crab Orchard Review Online
 
FREE Submissions in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
 
Our first online special issue of Crab Orchard Review will focus on "Ka-ching!: The Money Issue.” The issue will also be open for free, no contest fee, starting August 30, 2017, and will run until October 31, 2017. Submit fiction, poetry, or literary nonfiction.
 
It is not lost upon us that this is the first special issue we won't be paying contri...

Continue reading ...
 

Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Light of the Stars Annual Poetry Contest
 
Annual deadline: October 31st
 
Reading fee: $2.00 per poem - unlimited entries on any subject, unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted. Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready – the way you want to see it in print.
 
40% of fees collected - First Prize
20% of fees collected - Second Prize
20%...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: The Family Kitchen

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 1, 2017,
Focus on the Family Magazine: The Family Kitchen
 
How the kitchen can build relationship in your family and community
 
Theme: 'The Family Kitchen' — Anecdotes about cooking, food and family. We're looking for stories that show how cooking and eating together build family and community. Some general ideas:
 
    "The tradition our married child(ren) adopted and why they say it's important to their marriage"
    "The rec...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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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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