This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunities featured on this blog site 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!

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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




Over 27,000 copies sold! 



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: December, 2018

Massachusetts State Poetry Society: Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 16, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
 
OF THEE I SING CONTEST       
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
...
Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: God's Promise of a New Heart

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 15, 2018,
The Christian Journal: God’s Promise of a New Heart        
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this tim...

Continue reading ...
 

Refractions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 15, 2018,
Refractions
 
Refractions is an annual collection of short stories, essays, poems, puzzles, and artwork for readers 14 and up. Stories should be less than 10,000 words. All content should be appropriate for and appeal to readers 14 and above. 
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Public Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 13, 2018,
Public Poetry Contest
 
Public Poetry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expose people to good poetry, to pay poets for the work that they do and to promote this art form by taking poetry public. Public Poetry holds a themed contest each year. This year’s theme is ENOUGH. First prize is $1000 cash.  Winner and finalists are published in an anthology.
 
Our vision is to spread appreciation and enjoyment of poetry in Houston and beyond; to bring h...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 12, 2018,
Literal Latte Fiction Awards
 
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
First Prize $1000 Second Prize $300 Third Prize $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 10,000 words max.
All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story — OR — $15 reading Fee for two stories.
All ...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 12, 2018,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 13, 2019
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Sleep

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 11, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sleep
 
Topic: How do you get your kids to sleep on time? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the tip.
 
Word count: 50 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 28, 20...

Continue reading ...
 

San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 9, 2018,
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest
 
We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more).
 
The ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Mary's Messenger

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 8, 2018,
St. Mary’s Messenger
 
St. Mary’s Messenger is a full-sized, full-color, stand-alone, 32-page, quarterly Catholic magazine for kids, ages 7 to 12.
 
St. Mary’s Messenger helps enlighten, entertain and educate children about their Catholic faith with interesting articles about what kids are doing at home, church, school, activities, and around their community, original stories and classic works of literature, beautiful, full-color artwork by ...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: So...Much...Stuff

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 7, 2018,
MUSE: So...Much...Stuff
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scientists,...

Continue reading ...
 

Primary Treasure

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 6, 2018,
Primary Treasure 
 
Primary Treasure® (PT) has been published continuously since 1957. This spiritually oriented magazine is written for children ages 7-9. It is given each week to the children who attend Sabbath School (like Sunday School) at a Seventh-day Adventist Church.  We help children through the vehicle of true stories understand their infinite value to Jesus, their Creator and Redeemer; learn how to respond to God; show love to their family...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 6, 2018,
Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry
Entry fee - $16
 
Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English, except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words, poetry entries should be th...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Smoking

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 4, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Smoking            
 
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 ...
 

Brighten Press Ocean Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 3, 2018,
Brighten Press Ocean Anthology
 
Brighten Press is publishing a paperback and e-book collection of poems with an ocean theme. The book is scheduled for Spring 2019.
 
Please submit 1-3 pieces of your original, ocean-themed poetry to submissions@brightenpress.com . Attach your work in a single .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .txt file saved under your last name. In the email subject line, include OCEAN also followed by your last name.
 
The deadline is December 31, 2018...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Assoc. Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 2, 2018,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission should ...

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Living Sacrifice

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 1, 2018,
The War Cry: Living Sacrifice
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as th...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: December, 2018

Massachusetts State Poetry Society: Of Thee I Sing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 16, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society
 
OF THEE I SING CONTEST       
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
...
Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: God's Promise of a New Heart

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 15, 2018,
The Christian Journal: God’s Promise of a New Heart        
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this tim...

Continue reading ...
 

Refractions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 15, 2018,
Refractions
 
Refractions is an annual collection of short stories, essays, poems, puzzles, and artwork for readers 14 and up. Stories should be less than 10,000 words. All content should be appropriate for and appeal to readers 14 and above. 
 
 

Continue reading ...
 

Public Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 13, 2018,
Public Poetry Contest
 
Public Poetry is a non-profit organization whose mission is to expose people to good poetry, to pay poets for the work that they do and to promote this art form by taking poetry public. Public Poetry holds a themed contest each year. This year’s theme is ENOUGH. First prize is $1000 cash.  Winner and finalists are published in an anthology.
 
Our vision is to spread appreciation and enjoyment of poetry in Houston and beyond; to bring h...

Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 12, 2018,
Literal Latte Fiction Awards
 
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
First Prize $1000 Second Prize $300 Third Prize $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 10,000 words max.
All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story — OR — $15 reading Fee for two stories.
All ...

Continue reading ...
 

North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 12, 2018,
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Entry fee: $8 per poem entered
Prizes: $60 and $30 for each category
Postmark deadline: January 13, 2019
 
10 category contests include: poems written by adults for children 2 to 12 years of age, love, haiku, light verse, sonnet, American heritage or nature, courage or crisis, contemporary events or issues, sestinas, and free verse.
 

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Sleep

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 11, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sleep
 
Topic: How do you get your kids to sleep on time? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the tip.
 
Word count: 50 to 200 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: December 28, 20...

Continue reading ...
 

San Francisco Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 9, 2018,
San Francisco Writers Conference Contest
 
We are looking for great writing! The writing contest sponsored by the San Francisco Writers Conference is open to writers worldwide in three categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction (including memoir), and children’s books/young adult.
 
Entries may have been self-published or not-yet-published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more).
 
The ...

Continue reading ...
 

St. Mary's Messenger

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 8, 2018,
St. Mary’s Messenger
 
St. Mary’s Messenger is a full-sized, full-color, stand-alone, 32-page, quarterly Catholic magazine for kids, ages 7 to 12.
 
St. Mary’s Messenger helps enlighten, entertain and educate children about their Catholic faith with interesting articles about what kids are doing at home, church, school, activities, and around their community, original stories and classic works of literature, beautiful, full-color artwork by ...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE: So...Much...Stuff

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 7, 2018,
MUSE: So...Much...Stuff
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scientists,...

Continue reading ...
 

Primary Treasure

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 6, 2018,
Primary Treasure 
 
Primary Treasure® (PT) has been published continuously since 1957. This spiritually oriented magazine is written for children ages 7-9. It is given each week to the children who attend Sabbath School (like Sunday School) at a Seventh-day Adventist Church.  We help children through the vehicle of true stories understand their infinite value to Jesus, their Creator and Redeemer; learn how to respond to God; show love to their family...

Continue reading ...
 

Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 6, 2018,
Mississippi Review Contest: Fiction & Poetry
Entry fee - $16
 
Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter's print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English, except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1,000-8,000 words, poetry entries should be th...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Smoking

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 4, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Smoking            
 
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 ...
 

Brighten Press Ocean Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 3, 2018,
Brighten Press Ocean Anthology
 
Brighten Press is publishing a paperback and e-book collection of poems with an ocean theme. The book is scheduled for Spring 2019.
 
Please submit 1-3 pieces of your original, ocean-themed poetry to submissions@brightenpress.com . Attach your work in a single .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .txt file saved under your last name. In the email subject line, include OCEAN also followed by your last name.
 
The deadline is December 31, 2018...

Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Assoc. Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 2, 2018,
National Writers Association Nonfiction Contest
 
The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Nonfiction Contest is to encourage the writing of nonfiction and recognize those who excel in this field.
 
All entries must be postmarked by December 31. Only unpublished works may be submitted. Judging of entries will not begin until the contest ends. Nonfiction in the following areas will be accepted: articles-submission should ...

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Living Sacrifice

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 1, 2018,
The War Cry: Living Sacrifice
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as th...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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