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.

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Browsing Archive: December, 2018

Stinkwaves

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 31, 2018,
Stinkwaves
 
Stinkwaves is a PG-13 literary magazine that can be read by adults and kids alike. We publish everything from adventure stories to fantasy and folklore, all kinds of illustrations and art work, witch and ghost stories, even silly zombie haikus.
 
I remember reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I was in 6th grade. It was such an amazing book that I still enjoy reading it as a grownup. Since then I have read and enjoyed many othe...

Continue reading ...
 

The Winter Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 30, 2018,
The Winter Anthology
 
Please send as much poetry or prose as you like. Whole manuscripts are welcome. Send writings of which you are the sole author and that were not written earlier than 1999. Published and unpublished writings are equally welcome. To get a sense of our aesthetics, see our previous volumes. All work will be read by the editors, with finalists judged by Cole Swensen. Multiple entries are welcome. The deadline is January 31st, 2...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review: Night

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 29, 2018,
San Pedro River Review: Night
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each fall, we make nominations for the Pushca...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 29, 2018,
Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest
 
Deadline: January 31, 2019
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction--are open to all writers, published or unpublished.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 - $20 for fiction, nonfiction, poetry or children’s.
 
Prizes - $100, $50,...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 27, 2018,
Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest
 
Have you been working hard on an unpublished manuscript that's finally ready to see the light of day? Are you looking for some professional feedback on your work-in-progress?
 
Well, here's your chance! You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the Writers' League’s 19th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live in Texas to enter thi...

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 26, 2018,
Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2019.
 
Prizes - £400/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2020. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Entrants may win more...

Continue reading ...
 

Institute for Writers Mystery First Pages Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 26, 2018,
Institute for Writers Mystery First Pages Contest
 
Intrigue us! Who doesn't love a good mystery? Now's your chance to show your mystery writing skills.
 
For this contest, we're looking for the first pages of your mystery manuscript. Your first page needs to hook us from the start and leaving us wanting more. Word limit = 500 words
 
Deadline: January 31, 2019
 
1st prize = $650, 2nd prize = $350, 3rd prize = $100, 4th prize = $100...

Continue reading ...
 

2 Elizabeths Special Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 23, 2018,
2 Elizabeths Special Writing Contest
 
This contest is open to any genre. Send us your short fiction (1,000 - 6,000 words) or poetry (3 - 10 pages) between November 15, 2018 and January 31, 2018. The grand prize is $350, with a second prize of $100, and a third prize of $75. Each winner will have their work included in either the print anthology or on our website. There is a $14 fee to enter the contest, which al...

Continue reading ...
 

Root and Star: Rainbows

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 22, 2018,
Root and Star: Rainbows
 
Root & Star magazine strives to bring quality art and literature to children in the ephemeral magazine form. It hopes to inspire and be inspired by the whole child – the wise, the wild, the strange, and the sweet. It is a place for creative people to play and to share the complexities of their work and spirit with children. We are looking to build a beautiful, meaningful magazine for children and for the people who read this magazi...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Surprises

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 21, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Surprises
 
Topic: What did you do this year to add a dash of fun to your holiday season while still keeping Jesus the point of the holiday? Please read "Baby Jesus" and "Christmas Activities" to get the feel for the type of articles we want and to not repeat articles we already have. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Dishwasher Training

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Dishwasher Training
 
Topic: What is one way you trained your kids to wash dishes well or rinse them well to put them in the dishwasher? "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...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 19, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Love
 
Deadline: January 20, 2019
For: February 2019 Issue
Theme: Love
 
Love can be magical or tragic; star-crossed or end happily ever after; an unrequited longing or two souls that always find one another.
 
Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories and sequential art (aka comics) that explore the different aspects of love set within the fairy tale, folktale, or mythic templates. Work can either be re-telling...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 19, 2018,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
Entry fee - $5 per poem
24 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, fathers, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2019

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 17, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Illustration in red and black of a boy sprinkling salt on a large turkey's tail feathers.
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by J.F. Kernan.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by December 26, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the March...

Continue reading ...
 

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

Stinkwaves

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 31, 2018,
Stinkwaves
 
Stinkwaves is a PG-13 literary magazine that can be read by adults and kids alike. We publish everything from adventure stories to fantasy and folklore, all kinds of illustrations and art work, witch and ghost stories, even silly zombie haikus.
 
I remember reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I was in 6th grade. It was such an amazing book that I still enjoy reading it as a grownup. Since then I have read and enjoyed many othe...

Continue reading ...
 

The Winter Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 30, 2018,
The Winter Anthology
 
Please send as much poetry or prose as you like. Whole manuscripts are welcome. Send writings of which you are the sole author and that were not written earlier than 1999. Published and unpublished writings are equally welcome. To get a sense of our aesthetics, see our previous volumes. All work will be read by the editors, with finalists judged by Cole Swensen. Multiple entries are welcome. The deadline is January 31st, 2...

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review: Night

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 29, 2018,
San Pedro River Review: Night
 
San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each fall, we make nominations for the Pushca...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 29, 2018,
Gulf Coast Writers Association Writing Contest
 
Deadline: January 31, 2019
 
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 - $20 for fiction, nonfiction, poetry or children’s.
 
Prizes - $100, $50,...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 27, 2018,
Writers League of Texas Manuscript Contest
 
Have you been working hard on an unpublished manuscript that's finally ready to see the light of day? Are you looking for some professional feedback on your work-in-progress?
 
Well, here's your chance! You are invited to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of your unpublished work to the Writers' League’s 19th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live in Texas to enter thi...

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 26, 2018,
Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2019.
 
Prizes - £400/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2020. The prize money will be divided equally between the 12 winners. 40 additional haiku will be selected as runners-up and these will also be published in the calendar. Entrants may win more...

Continue reading ...
 

Institute for Writers Mystery First Pages Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 26, 2018,
Institute for Writers Mystery First Pages Contest
 
Intrigue us! Who doesn't love a good mystery? Now's your chance to show your mystery writing skills.
 
For this contest, we're looking for the first pages of your mystery manuscript. Your first page needs to hook us from the start and leaving us wanting more. Word limit = 500 words
 
Deadline: January 31, 2019
 
1st prize = $650, 2nd prize = $350, 3rd prize = $100, 4th prize = $100...

Continue reading ...
 

2 Elizabeths Special Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 23, 2018,
2 Elizabeths Special Writing Contest
 
This contest is open to any genre. Send us your short fiction (1,000 - 6,000 words) or poetry (3 - 10 pages) between November 15, 2018 and January 31, 2018. The grand prize is $350, with a second prize of $100, and a third prize of $75. Each winner will have their work included in either the print anthology or on our website. There is a $14 fee to enter the contest, which al...

Continue reading ...
 

Root and Star: Rainbows

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 22, 2018,
Root and Star: Rainbows
 
Root & Star magazine strives to bring quality art and literature to children in the ephemeral magazine form. It hopes to inspire and be inspired by the whole child – the wise, the wild, the strange, and the sweet. It is a place for creative people to play and to share the complexities of their work and spirit with children. We are looking to build a beautiful, meaningful magazine for children and for the people who read this magazi...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Surprises

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 21, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Surprises
 
Topic: What did you do this year to add a dash of fun to your holiday season while still keeping Jesus the point of the holiday? Please read "Baby Jesus" and "Christmas Activities" to get the feel for the type of articles we want and to not repeat articles we already have. "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Dishwasher Training

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Dishwasher Training
 
Topic: What is one way you trained your kids to wash dishes well or rinse them well to put them in the dishwasher? "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...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 19, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Love
 
Deadline: January 20, 2019
For: February 2019 Issue
Theme: Love
 
Love can be magical or tragic; star-crossed or end happily ever after; an unrequited longing or two souls that always find one another.
 
Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories and sequential art (aka comics) that explore the different aspects of love set within the fairy tale, folktale, or mythic templates. Work can either be re-telling...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Virginia

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 19, 2018,
Poetry Society of Virginia
 
Prizes - $20 to $100
Entry fee - $5 per poem
24 categories - formal or free verse, sonnets, friends or friendship, farm life, limericks, heroism, women, nature, birds, for children, bereavement, fathers, sestinas, ekphrastic, & more.
 
Postmark deadline: January 19, 2019

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 17, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 

Illustration in red and black of a boy sprinkling salt on a large turkey's tail feathers.
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by J.F. Kernan.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by December 26, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the March...

Continue reading ...
 

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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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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