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: January, 2018

Purpose Magazine: Studying the Bible

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 31, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Studying the Bible
 
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 f...

Continue reading ...
 

Kid Inventor Picture Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 30, 2018,
Institute of Children's Literature: Kid Inventor Picture Book Contest
 
It's time to get inventive!
 
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a picture book manuscript suitable for ages 4-8. Your story should include at least one child inventor, at least one invention, and of course, have a beginning, middle, and end. When you've wr...

Continue reading ...
 

Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 29, 2018,
Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Entry fee: $10 for nonmembers.
Adult Prizes: First - $100, Second - $75, Third - $50
Deadline: February 28, 2018
 
We accept submissions online through user-friendly Submittable.com as well as by mail. Poems must be uploaded by 11:59 pm PST on February 28, 2018 or postmarked by February 28, 2018. Maximum length is 31 lines, including title and spaces. 

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Swan Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 28, 2018,
Blue Swan Publishing
 
Actively seeking Inspirational and/or Sweet themed manuscripts, contemporary to Historical to cover our romance genre at Blue Swan Publishing. Think Hallmark Hall of Fame, Janette Oke, Little House on the Prairie, etc. We are looking for sweet, traditional romance with strong, irresistible characters. Romance at its best with endless possibilities of love, life, and happiness. We are also seeking Mysteries/suspense, Thrillers, Scie...

Continue reading ...
 

Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 27, 2018,
Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Utmost Christian Writers Foundation exists to encourage and support poets of Christian faith by providing them with resources and awards, and to promote the creation of excellent poetry by Christians.
 
Deadline: February 28, 2018. Christian writers are invited to compete for $3,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, 10 honorable men...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 26, 2018,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 28, 2018 (received by)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or sacred silence wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 26, 2018,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 28, 2018 (received by)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or sacred silence wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Love, Law, and Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 25, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Love, Law, and Covenant
 
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good work through Holy Scripture...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Matters Literary Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 24, 2018,
Poetry Matters Literary Prize
 
Entries will be accepted until February 28, 2018. Anyone, anywhere may submit. Contest is free to enter. Submit up to three poems, 30 lines maximum each.
 
Category for Adult Poets: now known as Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize
Poets between the age of 20 and 60 years old: this category includes college aged students
 
Category for Senior Poets:  Poets 61 years and older
 
Cash Prizes: 1st prize- $75, 2nd prize- $...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Library's 10th Annual Writers Conference: "Let's Get Published"

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 23, 2018,
Johnson City Library's 10th Annual Writers Conference: “Let’s Get Published”
 
February 28, 201810 am – 3 pm
Johnson City Library, 501 Nugent, Johnson CityTexas
 
With Guest Authors:
          Donna Janell Bowman, picture book biographies and nonfiction books for young readers, http://www.donnajanellbowman.com
          Christina Soontornvat, middle grade and picture books, http://www.soontornvat.com  
          Sheryl Smith-Rodgers, nonfiction article and es...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 23, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard
 
Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful piece of advice in it that made a difference in your life? Have you ever watched a movie or read an article that really had an impact on you that you haven’t been able to forget? Do you have a friend or family member who gave you some advice that you didn’t necessarily want to hear but really needed to hear that stuck with you and directed...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 21, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest    

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!       
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this May 23, 1936, cover illustration by Albert W. Hampson.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2018. The winning limerick will be announced and published in the May/June 2018 issue and our favorite ...

Continue reading ...
 

Upworthy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 20, 2018,
Upworthy
 
Upworthy reaches a massive audience with meaningful stories every day, and we're looking for original stories that support our mission of creating a better world. Our stories are generally short (usually less than 500 words), but we're open to unusual ideas that will resonate with millions of people, and we love to experiment. Most stories of this short length will be paid at a fair base rate with traffic and distribution bonuses, and all of that will ...

Continue reading ...
 

2019 Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 20, 2018,
2019 Texas Poetry Calendar
 
The Texas Poetry Calendar has been an iconic staple of the poetry community in Texas since 1998, publishing Texas Poets Laureate and Pushcart winners alongside emerging poets from the vast cultural diaspora culminating in this great state. Submissions are accepted from December 1, 2017 through February 20, 2018.
 
Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. Begin each poem on a separate page. Do not make more than one submiss...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: January

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 18, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: January
 
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.
 
You’ll need to register on the website to submit to the monthly contest. Entries must be postmarked during the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Love-Love Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 17, 2018,
Love-Love Publishing
 
Love-Love Publishing is a very small book publisher specializing in many genres. We are based in MadisonWI. Our books range from gentle themes of love, romance, suspense, period dramas and comedies, to epic love stories, and thrillers. We strive to bring our readers quality books with great stories and memorable characters.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforW...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Transformation through Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 16, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado
Ann Woodbury Hafen Memorial Contest
 
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie
Theme: Transformation through Time
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS:
For this specific contest, what are the requirements of the form—like stanzas, rhyme,
subject matter, length, source, etc.—if any?
The poem must deal with a transformation (physical, scientific, or societal) through an extended period of time.
• A transfor...

Continue reading ...
 

Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 15, 2018,
Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in contemporary short fiction that has a Thanksgiving or Christmas theme. You are welcome to work with this fiction topic in a humorous way or in a ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 14, 2018,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 13, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry ...

Continue reading ...
 

A Kiss and A Promise Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 12, 2018,
A Kiss and A Promise Anthology 
 
Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a new anthology. Do you write romance? Do you write short stories, but they are too long to meet our Read on the Run requirements?  Then this new Call may be just what you’re looking for. The tentative title of this new anthology is A Kiss and a Promise, and the theme is Romance. The stories can be contemporary, regency, futuristic, paranormal, historical, fantasy,...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 11, 2018,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 13, 2018
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading ...
 

How to Face a Disaster Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 10, 2018,
The Fountain Essay Contest 2017: How to Face a Disaster?
 
Deadline: January 31, 2018
 
Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon on...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 10, 2018,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest 
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 19 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 8, 2018,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers 
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for
adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR
children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be
entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 words maximum (f...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine: Taking Your Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 7, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Taking Your Time
 
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 your m...

Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Courage

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 6, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Courage
 
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 for articles...

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 5, 2018,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2018.
 
Prizes - £360/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2019. 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...

Continue reading ...
 

Writers' League of Texas 2018 Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 5, 2018,
Writers' League of Texas 2018 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 18th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live in Texas to ent...

Continue reading ...
 

2 Elizabeths Special Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 4, 2018,
Elizabeths Special Writing Contest
 
We are hosting our Special Writing Contest from December 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018. Send your short fiction (1,000 - 6,000 words) or poetry collection (3 - 10 pages).
 
The grand prize is $350, with a second place prize of $100, and a third place prize of $75. Each of the three winners will have their work published in our website and/or print anthology.
 
Please send your...

Continue reading ...
 

Beneath the Rainbow

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 2, 2018,
Beneath the Rainbow
 
We at Beneath the Rainbow, a free weekly service and conveyor of words both novel and classic, invite you the general public, to join our growing enterprise, by reading and contributing your words and ideas to a growing advocate for literature and sound and the arts.
 
We regularly publish short stories, sagas, essays, poetry (now requesting haiku), humor, and will soon expand our presentation to graphics and the spoken word. We welcome yo...

Continue reading ...
 

Buckets of Hope Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 1, 2018,
Buckets of Hope Anthology
 
Kat Crawford is in the process of compiling stories from men and women for her new book, Buckets of Hope. Her goal with this book is to help those struggling with forgiveness after loss. The subtitle and cover design are still in the refining process, but she is inviting you to share your stories.
 
Kat is searching for stories on grief, loss, and/or forgiveness. The manuscript length is 500-700 words. Stories begin with a verse and end with a short reflection. (If you...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2018

Purpose Magazine: Studying the Bible

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 31, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Studying the Bible
 
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 f...

Continue reading ...
 

Kid Inventor Picture Book Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 30, 2018,
Institute of Children's Literature: Kid Inventor Picture Book Contest
 
It's time to get inventive!
 
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a picture book manuscript suitable for ages 4-8. Your story should include at least one child inventor, at least one invention, and of course, have a beginning, middle, and end. When you've wr...

Continue reading ...
 

Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 29, 2018,
Ventura County Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Entry fee: $10 for nonmembers.
Adult Prizes: First - $100, Second - $75, Third - $50
Deadline: February 28, 2018
 
We accept submissions online through user-friendly Submittable.com as well as by mail. Poems must be uploaded by 11:59 pm PST on February 28, 2018 or postmarked by February 28, 2018. Maximum length is 31 lines, including title and spaces. 

Continue reading ...
 

Blue Swan Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 28, 2018,
Blue Swan Publishing
 
Actively seeking Inspirational and/or Sweet themed manuscripts, contemporary to Historical to cover our romance genre at Blue Swan Publishing. Think Hallmark Hall of Fame, Janette Oke, Little House on the Prairie, etc. We are looking for sweet, traditional romance with strong, irresistible characters. Romance at its best with endless possibilities of love, life, and happiness. We are also seeking Mysteries/suspense, Thrillers, Scie...

Continue reading ...
 

Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 27, 2018,
Utmost Christian Writers Annual Poetry Contest
 
Utmost Christian Writers Foundation exists to encourage and support poets of Christian faith by providing them with resources and awards, and to promote the creation of excellent poetry by Christians.
 
Deadline: February 28, 2018. Christian writers are invited to compete for $3,000 in cash prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, 10 honorable men...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 26, 2018,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 28, 2018 (received by)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or sacred silence wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 26, 2018,
Spirit First Poetry Contest
 
Deadline: February 28, 2018 (received by)
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
Spirit First is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation or Mindfulness. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished. Poems not on the themes of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or sacred silence wi...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: Love, Law, and Covenant

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 25, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Love, Law, and Covenant
 
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publishing agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). The BA seeks to encourage the church to live by every word of God and to fully equip believers in Christ in every good work through Holy Scripture...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Matters Literary Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 24, 2018,
Poetry Matters Literary Prize
 
Entries will be accepted until February 28, 2018. Anyone, anywhere may submit. Contest is free to enter. Submit up to three poems, 30 lines maximum each.
 
Category for Adult Poets: now known as Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize
Poets between the age of 20 and 60 years old: this category includes college aged students
 
Category for Senior Poets:  Poets 61 years and older
 
Cash Prizes: 1st prize- $75, 2nd prize- $...

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Library's 10th Annual Writers Conference: "Let's Get Published"

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 23, 2018,
Johnson City Library's 10th Annual Writers Conference: “Let’s Get Published”
 
February 28, 201810 am – 3 pm
Johnson City Library, 501 Nugent, Johnson CityTexas
 
With Guest Authors:
          Donna Janell Bowman, picture book biographies and nonfiction books for young readers, http://www.donnajanellbowman.com
          Christina Soontornvat, middle grade and picture books, http://www.soontornvat.com  
          Sheryl Smith-Rodgers, nonfiction article and es...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 23, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Best Advice I Ever Heard
 
Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful piece of advice in it that made a difference in your life? Have you ever watched a movie or read an article that really had an impact on you that you haven’t been able to forget? Do you have a friend or family member who gave you some advice that you didn’t necessarily want to hear but really needed to hear that stuck with you and directed...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 21, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest    

Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!       
 
 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this May 23, 1936, cover illustration by Albert W. Hampson.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2018. The winning limerick will be announced and published in the May/June 2018 issue and our favorite ...

Continue reading ...
 

Upworthy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 20, 2018,
Upworthy
 
Upworthy reaches a massive audience with meaningful stories every day, and we're looking for original stories that support our mission of creating a better world. Our stories are generally short (usually less than 500 words), but we're open to unusual ideas that will resonate with millions of people, and we love to experiment. Most stories of this short length will be paid at a fair base rate with traffic and distribution bonuses, and all of that will ...

Continue reading ...
 

2019 Texas Poetry Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 20, 2018,
2019 Texas Poetry Calendar
 
The Texas Poetry Calendar has been an iconic staple of the poetry community in Texas since 1998, publishing Texas Poets Laureate and Pushcart winners alongside emerging poets from the vast cultural diaspora culminating in this great state. Submissions are accepted from December 1, 2017 through February 20, 2018.
 
Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. Begin each poem on a separate page. Do not make more than one submiss...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: January

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 18, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: January
 
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.
 
You’ll need to register on the website to submit to the monthly contest. Entries must be postmarked during the ...

Continue reading ...
 

Love-Love Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 17, 2018,
Love-Love Publishing
 
Love-Love Publishing is a very small book publisher specializing in many genres. We are based in MadisonWI. Our books range from gentle themes of love, romance, suspense, period dramas and comedies, to epic love stories, and thrillers. We strive to bring our readers quality books with great stories and memorable characters.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforW...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Transformation through Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 16, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado
Ann Woodbury Hafen Memorial Contest
 
Deadline: February 17, 2018
Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie
Theme: Transformation through Time
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS:
For this specific contest, what are the requirements of the form—like stanzas, rhyme,
subject matter, length, source, etc.—if any?
The poem must deal with a transformation (physical, scientific, or societal) through an extended period of time.
• A transfor...

Continue reading ...
 

Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 15, 2018,
Brio Magazine Thanksgiving & Christmas Fiction
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is now accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in contemporary short fiction that has a Thanksgiving or Christmas theme. You are welcome to work with this fiction topic in a humorous way or in a ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 14, 2018,
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest
 
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2018.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any subject, childhood, love/marriage, and theater.
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category.
Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 13, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poetry ...

Continue reading ...
 

A Kiss and A Promise Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 12, 2018,
A Kiss and A Promise Anthology 
 
Smoking Pen Press is issuing a Call for Submissions for a new anthology. Do you write romance? Do you write short stories, but they are too long to meet our Read on the Run requirements?  Then this new Call may be just what you’re looking for. The tentative title of this new anthology is A Kiss and a Promise, and the theme is Romance. The stories can be contemporary, regency, futuristic, paranormal, historical, fantasy,...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 11, 2018,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2018
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 13, 2018
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading ...
 

How to Face a Disaster Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 10, 2018,
The Fountain Essay Contest 2017: How to Face a Disaster?
 
Deadline: January 31, 2018
 
Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes … More and more, humans are being affected by natural disasters. But life’s challenges do not come only in the form of natural disasters – individuals have to face all sorts of disasters in their personal lives. Sometimes it’s the loss of a loved one or a job, or even a loss of faith; it could be having to abandon on...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 10, 2018,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest 
 
Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2018
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 19 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 

Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 8, 2018,
Tennessee Mountain Writers Contest for Adult Writers 
 
Fiction - 3,000 words maximum. Short story or novel portion (any selected section, for
adults or youths). Please indicate "short story" or "novel excerpt" on the manuscript.
Children’s Literature - 1,500 words maximum (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) written FOR
children.  NOTE: Novel portions written for adolescents/young people should be
entered in Fiction category.
Inspirational - 2,000 words maximum (f...

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The Sun Magazine: Taking Your Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 7, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Taking Your Time
 
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 your m...

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Purpose Magazine: Courage

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 6, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Courage
 
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 for articles...

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Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 5, 2018,
Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition
 
Entries should be emailed or postmarked by January 31, 2018.
 
Prizes - £360/US $600 total prize money.
12 haiku will be selected as monthly winners and will be published prominently in The Haiku Calendar 2019. 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...

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Writers' League of Texas 2018 Manuscript Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 5, 2018,
Writers' League of Texas 2018 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 18th annual Manuscript Contest. (And no, you don't have to live in Texas to ent...

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2 Elizabeths Special Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 4, 2018,
Elizabeths Special Writing Contest
 
We are hosting our Special Writing Contest from December 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018. Send your short fiction (1,000 - 6,000 words) or poetry collection (3 - 10 pages).
 
The grand prize is $350, with a second place prize of $100, and a third place prize of $75. Each of the three winners will have their work published in our website and/or print anthology.
 
Please send your...

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Beneath the Rainbow

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 2, 2018,
Beneath the Rainbow
 
We at Beneath the Rainbow, a free weekly service and conveyor of words both novel and classic, invite you the general public, to join our growing enterprise, by reading and contributing your words and ideas to a growing advocate for literature and sound and the arts.
 
We regularly publish short stories, sagas, essays, poetry (now requesting haiku), humor, and will soon expand our presentation to graphics and the spoken word. We welcome yo...

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Buckets of Hope Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 1, 2018,
Buckets of Hope Anthology
 
Kat Crawford is in the process of compiling stories from men and women for her new book, Buckets of Hope. Her goal with this book is to help those struggling with forgiveness after loss. The subtitle and cover design are still in the refining process, but she is inviting you to share your stories.
 
Kat is searching for stories on grief, loss, and/or forgiveness. The manuscript length is 500-700 words. Stories begin with a verse and end with a short reflection. (If you...

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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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