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




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: June, 2018

Saturday Evening Post: The Lighter Side

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 30, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post: The Lighter Side
 
"We accept humor submissions for the Lighter Side. Submissions must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length and previously unpublished. Please send articles as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with Attn: Lighter Side in the subject line. If sending a pitch or query, writers should include one or two writing samples of their work as Microsoft Word or PDF ...

Continue reading ...
 

2 Elizabeths Voter's Choice Contest - Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 29, 2018,
Elizabeths Voter’s Choice Contest - Poetry
 
At 2 Elizabeths, we welcome both new and established writers and we are pleased to consider any original short story, flash fiction, or poetry that has not yet appeared in publication. It is our goal to bring to light stories from well-known authors as well as from emerging voices with dignity and respect.
 
Earlier in the year we took a poll (through our email newsl...

Continue reading ...
 

Splickety Publishing Group

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 29, 2018,
Splickety Publishing Group
 
Splickety fills gaps in the modern reader’s day with concise, poignant fiction under 1,000 words. We want stories that hit fast and strike hard––stories that, no matter the genre, can cut through the day’s troubles and grip readers with short attention spans. The most basic way to improve your chances of getting published with us is to adhere to the following submission guidelines:
 
Your well-edited story should be be...

Continue reading ...
 

Rapture Romance Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2018,
Clarendon House Publications
Rapture: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Romance Anthology 2018
 
This is about love. It can be love in a different historical era, love in a science fiction or fantasy setting, or love set in contemporary times.
 
But not sex. No sex scenes at all - this needs to be ‘family friendly’ love. Romantic relationships in fiction can achieve super-power levels without having a single sex scene. Think Austen; think Brönte.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Big Grey Horse

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2018,
Big Grey Horse
 
Needs Texas writers, preferably those who have experience with travel writing, for destination reviews: restaurants, hotels, events, music, bars, etc. All the things that make Texas the great state that it is. You can also write about unique people, cities, out of the way places, etc. Sources are required for each piece. All blog posts are written in first person POV and range from 600 to 1,000 words. Pieces pay $125-200. Photos are r...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered...

Continue reading ...
 

Leisure Living Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2018,
Leisure Living Magazine
 
Leisure Living Magazine is seeking short humor columns.
 
The magazine will consider 450- to 500-word humorous essays. Payment is $125 for pieces accepted for publication.
 
“We’re interested in humorous subject matter relative to the Baby Boomer generation,” said Barb Clemons, publisher of Lake Front Publications. “Our demographic is an upscale readership, aged 50-75.”
 
The magazine is published seven time...

Continue reading ...
 

Beneath the Rainbow

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 26, 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 ...
 

Highlights Hello

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 26, 2018,
Highlights Hello
 
Highlights Hello is a magazine for loving adults to share with infants and toddlers ages 0-2. The majority of our subscribers are ages 1-2. Texts must be developmentally appropriate for the child yet fun for the read-aloud adult as well. We love simple humor, wordplay, or a gentle surprise on a level the toddler can grasp.
          
Hello manuscripts occasionally go up to 50 words, but we strongly prefer shorter texts for our very young...

Continue reading ...
 

Gris-Gris Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 25, 2018,
Gris-Gris Summer Flash Fiction Contest
 
Gris-Gris is a journal of literature, culture, and the arts located at Nicholls State University in ThibodauxLouisiana.
 
Submit fiction of no more than 1,000 words by July 30, 2018. The winner receives $500 and publication in Gris-Gris. Pulitzer Prize winner, Robert Olen Butler, will select the winner. All submissions will be considered for publication. There is a ten-dollar entry fee per submission. Winners will be ann...

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East of the Web

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 25, 2018,
East of the Web
 
Seeking children’s stories aimed at age ranges between 5 and 12. Genre: All genres. Payment: Starts at $0.05 per word with a minimum of $200. Reprints accepted.
 
 


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Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2018,
Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat
 
July 29th – August 8, 2018 in NacogdochesTexas
 
Ever want to step away from the constant distractions of everyday life and spend a week with your fellow writers immersed in your craft and drawing inspiration from the literary community? Here's your chance.
 
This year, for the first time, we'll host this annual gathering in beautiful NacogdochesTexas. To read more about our retreat ...

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Golden Fleece Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2018,
Golden Fleece Press
 
Publishes two magazines: Wee Tales for ages 7–12, and Refractions for 13 and up. Refractions short submissions should be between 1000 and 5000 words, Wee Tales submissions should be between 600 and 2000 words. Genre: “The strange and the wonderful.” Payment: Poetry, Puzzles, and Artwork are paid 35$ per accepted submission; Short Stories and Essays are paid $50 per accepted submission; Reprinted short story submissions...

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Saturday Writers June-July Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 23, 2018,
Saturday Writers June-July Contest
 
Short Story, Essay & Poetry
 
Short Story or Essay - 2,018 word limit
Theme: 25th-year Milestone
Traditional: Silver
Modern: Silver
Gemstone: Ruby
Flower: Larkspur or Water Lily
 
Poetry - 50-line limit per poem
Poetry Themes: 15th, 20th, or 25th-year Milestones and all the things that represent them
 
Deadline 7/28/18
 
There is a $5 fee ...

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Youth Imagination

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 23, 2018,
Youth Imagination
 
Publishes stories relevant to teens. Genres: Fiction, including modern, urban or classical fantasy, as well as sci-fi, slipstream, literary, action-adventure or suspense. “We particularly love stories exploring their issues, such as bullying, drugs, romance, school, parental issues, teacher issues, etc., as well as about the grit and character of teens and young adults.” Payment: Flash 200 to 999 words $3;...

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White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 22, 2018,
White County Creative Writers Annual Contest           
 
White County Creative Writers 23rd Annual Writers' Conference features 18 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their ...

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NonBinary Review Wind in the Willows Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 21, 2018,
NonBinary Review Wind in the Willows Anthology
 
NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. ...

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Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 21, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
 
Readers Ruminate Topic: "Exposure"
Deadline: June 29, 2018
 
Each issue of Ruminate includes personal notes from our readers on a topic—we love hearing from our readers!
 
We're looking for short nonfiction, 300 words or less, that tells us your honest experiences in rich image and detail. No poetry please. You can approach the topic from any angle. Because of space constraint...

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AARP Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 20, 2018,
AARP Magazine
 
Pays up to $1/word. Features and departments cover the following categories:
Money: investments, savings, retirement, and work issues
Health and Fitness: tips, trends, studies
Food and Nutrition: recipes, emphasis on healthy eating
Travel: tips and trends on how and where to travel
Consumerism: practical information and advice
General interest: new thinking, research, information on timely topics, trends...

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Enchanted Conversation: Anything Goes

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 19, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Anything Goes
 
Deadline: July 20, 2018
For: August 2018 Issue
Theme: Anything Goes
 
Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories, poems, and sequential art (aka comics) that use summer as a main characters or that operate as a catalyst to the story in a fairy tale, folklore, or mythic setting. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters set within the fairy tale, folklore, a...

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Bored Teachers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 18, 2018,
Bored Teachers
 
Bored Teachers is a platform to celebrate teachers. Our blog is an outlet for all educators to find humor in the chaos of the job, the latest education news, and awesome teaching resources. We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics relating to education and the teacher lifestyle. We pay $50 for all approved submissions around 500 words.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

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Literal Latte Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 17, 2018,
Literal Latté Poerty Awards
 
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200
Send unpublished poems, 2000 words max.
All styles welcome.
Deadline: July 15th.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 6 poems – OR - $15 Reading Fee for set of 10 poems.
All entries considered for publication.

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3rd Act Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 17, 2018,
3rd Act Magazine
 
Today’s older adults are redefining what it means to be a senior. They are more demanding in where, when and how they spend their retirement years. Yet aging also means they can face health, housing and financial challenges and concerns. 3rd Act Magazine™ is a free, quarterly, magazine that reaches this growing demographic with articles and stories that speak directly to this stage of their lives. For our print publication we are primari...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Messages From Heaven

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 16, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Messages from Heaven
 
When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond. We want to hear your story if you have experienced the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. If you s...

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Cast of Wonders

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 15, 2018,
Cast of Wonders
 
Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length. We’re dedicated to publishing fiction that reflects the entire spectrum of the human experience. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without gratuitous or explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language. Stories are presented in audio format, which means our audienc...

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Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 14, 2018,
Rattle Poetry Prize
 
The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.
 
Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2016 we published 21 poems that had been submitted to the contest from just o...

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Hallmark Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 14, 2018,
Hallmark Publishing
 
Hallmark Publishing is open to submissions of wholesome romance and cozy mystery novels. If your book seems like a Hallmark movie or TV series, it might be right for us! We’re looking for wholesome or “sweet” romance novels and cozy mystery novels of around 65,000 – 85,000 words in length. We love romances and mysteries that also celebrate friendship, family, and/or community ties. All stories must have...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Angels

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Angels
 
Angels are all around us. Have you encountered or been helped by an angel? How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have been helped by angels. If you submitted a story for a previous book title and we DID NOT publish it, please do submit it again if you think it will fit in this title. Please do not send sto...

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The Comstock Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2018,
The Comstock Review Summer Contest   
 
Muriel Craft Bailey 2018 Poetry Contest
Final Judge:  Maggie Smith
 
First Prize: $1,000 (The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award)
Second Prize: $250    
Third Prize: $100
Honorable Mentions receive a one-year subscription.
 
Submission Period Opens April 1st annually.
Deadline: July 15th (postmark)
Entry fee is $5 per poem for postal mail submissions.
 

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 12, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Miracles
 
Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment and give them hope for a better future. Why did these things happen? We are looking for true stories in this multi-faith book that will awe you with examples of amazing events. Miracles do happen every day. Share your inspirational true stories with us to remind us that each day holds hope and that a miracle can happen at any time. If you su...

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Spider & Ladybug Magazines: Our Diverse World

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 12, 2018,
Spider & Ladybug Magazines: Our Diverse World
 
SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) and Lad...

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Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 11, 2018,
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest
 
Postmark deadline: July 14, 2018
 
27 categories to enter for $2 or $1 each on a variety of themes and forms.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100.

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Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 11, 2018,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
Postmark deadline: July 2, 2018
Entry fees for nonmembers: $25- $60
 
Unpublished Categories: Short Stories, Poems, Articles/Essay/True Stories, Unpublished...

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National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2018,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest 
 
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.
 
CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All ...

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Focus on the Family: Sharing with Siblings and Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sharing With Siblings and Friends
 
Topic: What have you done to help your children empathize with others and find a way to share or be generous with their belongs and time (not just yours).
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 18, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



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Saturday Writers May-June Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2018,
Saturday Writers May-June Contest
 
Short Story & Essay - 2,018 word limit
 
Theme: 20th-year Milestone
Traditional: China
Modern: Platinum
Gemstone: Pearl
Flower: Rose or Honeysuckle
Deadline 6/30/18
 
There is a $5 fee per entry for members and $7 for non-members.  Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2018 ant...

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Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest   
 
The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 payment. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
 
Deadline: 07/01/2018. Fees: $10.
 

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Happy Woman Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2018,
Happy Woman Magazine
 
"Happy Woman is a parody publication. We are looking for articles that spoof items one might read in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Glamour or Good Housekeeping, O or any publication of that sort."
 


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Oath and Iron Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 7, 2018,
Oath and Iron Anthology
 
The story must have a fantasy/speculative element. Science fantasy is ok, but we’re aiming for fantasy rather than straight science fiction. We prefer “clean” stories and strongly prefer noblebright stories. For more on noblebright, please see http://noblebright.org .
 
The story must address the “Oath and Iron” theme in some way. To us, oath and iron is a reference to fairies and the...

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Focus on the Family Magazine: A Unique Way to Worship God with Children

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 7, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: A Unique Way to Worship God With Children
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children about worship or worshiped as a family at home, in nature or at church? Your insight should be different from those found in Welcoming Kids Into Worship. 
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 20, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or on...

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The War Cry: Sleeves Rolled Up

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2018,
The War Cry: Sleeves Rolled Up
 
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 t...

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MAD Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2018,
MAD Magazine
 
"We welcome all humor submissions and the best way to know what we’re looking for is to take a look at what we’re doing now! Originality and visual humor are especially prized! We’re interested in material focusing on evergreen topics, such as dating, family, school and work, plus topical material about celebrities, sports, politics, news and social trends. In addition, we will consider submissions for our Fundalini Pages and annu...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write: Being Busy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 5, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Being Busy
 
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 mailing...

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Purpose Magazine: Our Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 4, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Our Stories   
 
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 a...

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Pitmad & PBPitch

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 3, 2018,
Pitmad
 
When: June 7th
What: Pitch your story on Twitter using the #Pitmad hashtag between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Who: un-agented writers, all categories/genres
Prize: agent attention and requests for your ms
 
From: http://www.kidlit411.com newsletter


PBPitch
 
When: June 21st
What: Pitch your picture book manuscript on Twitter using the #PBPitch hashtag between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Who: un-agented PB writers
Prize: agent attention and requests for your manuscript
 
Fr...

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Devotable

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 2, 2018,
Devotable
 
Devotable is a group of authors, writers and bloggers working together to spread the Word of God around the world. Each day, Devotable delivers gospel centered devotions to thousands of people around the world through email, social media, our website and our mobile app.
 
Devotable needs your writing! We love to have bloggers and authors write for us. We publish a new devotional each day so we have a lot of writing spots to fill. Also, we have an aut...

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After School Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 1, 2018,
After School Short Story Contest
 
School's out! Now what?
 
What kid can't wait until the school day is over? Now's your chance to tell the story about what happens after school.
 
Write a short story including an after school activity. It could be band practice, a team sport, chess club, helping out at a community food bank, or anything a kid might be involved in after school.
 
Use your imagination to craft a short story tha...

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Browsing Archive: June, 2018

Saturday Evening Post: The Lighter Side

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 30, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post: The Lighter Side
 
"We accept humor submissions for the Lighter Side. Submissions must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words in length and previously unpublished. Please send articles as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to editors@saturdayeveningpost.com with Attn: Lighter Side in the subject line. If sending a pitch or query, writers should include one or two writing samples of their work as Microsoft Word or PDF ...

Continue reading ...
 

2 Elizabeths Voter's Choice Contest - Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 29, 2018,
Elizabeths Voter’s Choice Contest - Poetry
 
At 2 Elizabeths, we welcome both new and established writers and we are pleased to consider any original short story, flash fiction, or poetry that has not yet appeared in publication. It is our goal to bring to light stories from well-known authors as well as from emerging voices with dignity and respect.
 
Earlier in the year we took a poll (through our email newsl...

Continue reading ...
 

Splickety Publishing Group

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 29, 2018,
Splickety Publishing Group
 
Splickety fills gaps in the modern reader’s day with concise, poignant fiction under 1,000 words. We want stories that hit fast and strike hard––stories that, no matter the genre, can cut through the day’s troubles and grip readers with short attention spans. The most basic way to improve your chances of getting published with us is to adhere to the following submission guidelines:
 
Your well-edited story should be be...

Continue reading ...
 

Rapture Romance Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2018,
Clarendon House Publications
Rapture: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Romance Anthology 2018
 
This is about love. It can be love in a different historical era, love in a science fiction or fantasy setting, or love set in contemporary times.
 
But not sex. No sex scenes at all - this needs to be ‘family friendly’ love. Romantic relationships in fiction can achieve super-power levels without having a single sex scene. Think Austen; think Brönte.
 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Big Grey Horse

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 28, 2018,
Big Grey Horse
 
Needs Texas writers, preferably those who have experience with travel writing, for destination reviews: restaurants, hotels, events, music, bars, etc. All the things that make Texas the great state that it is. You can also write about unique people, cities, out of the way places, etc. Sources are required for each piece. All blog posts are written in first person POV and range from 600 to 1,000 words. Pieces pay $125-200. Photos are r...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: July
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered...

Continue reading ...
 

Leisure Living Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2018,
Leisure Living Magazine
 
Leisure Living Magazine is seeking short humor columns.
 
The magazine will consider 450- to 500-word humorous essays. Payment is $125 for pieces accepted for publication.
 
“We’re interested in humorous subject matter relative to the Baby Boomer generation,” said Barb Clemons, publisher of Lake Front Publications. “Our demographic is an upscale readership, aged 50-75.”
 
The magazine is published seven time...

Continue reading ...
 

Beneath the Rainbow

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 26, 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 ...
 

Highlights Hello

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 26, 2018,
Highlights Hello
 
Highlights Hello is a magazine for loving adults to share with infants and toddlers ages 0-2. The majority of our subscribers are ages 1-2. Texts must be developmentally appropriate for the child yet fun for the read-aloud adult as well. We love simple humor, wordplay, or a gentle surprise on a level the toddler can grasp.
          
Hello manuscripts occasionally go up to 50 words, but we strongly prefer shorter texts for our very young...

Continue reading ...
 

Gris-Gris Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 25, 2018,
Gris-Gris Summer Flash Fiction Contest
 
Gris-Gris is a journal of literature, culture, and the arts located at Nicholls State University in ThibodauxLouisiana.
 
Submit fiction of no more than 1,000 words by July 30, 2018. The winner receives $500 and publication in Gris-Gris. Pulitzer Prize winner, Robert Olen Butler, will select the winner. All submissions will be considered for publication. There is a ten-dollar entry fee per submission. Winners will be ann...

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East of the Web

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 25, 2018,
East of the Web
 
Seeking children’s stories aimed at age ranges between 5 and 12. Genre: All genres. Payment: Starts at $0.05 per word with a minimum of $200. Reprints accepted.
 
 


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Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2018,
Writers’ League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat
 
July 29th – August 8, 2018 in NacogdochesTexas
 
Ever want to step away from the constant distractions of everyday life and spend a week with your fellow writers immersed in your craft and drawing inspiration from the literary community? Here's your chance.
 
This year, for the first time, we'll host this annual gathering in beautiful NacogdochesTexas. To read more about our retreat ...

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Golden Fleece Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2018,
Golden Fleece Press
 
Publishes two magazines: Wee Tales for ages 7–12, and Refractions for 13 and up. Refractions short submissions should be between 1000 and 5000 words, Wee Tales submissions should be between 600 and 2000 words. Genre: “The strange and the wonderful.” Payment: Poetry, Puzzles, and Artwork are paid 35$ per accepted submission; Short Stories and Essays are paid $50 per accepted submission; Reprinted short story submissions...

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Saturday Writers June-July Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 23, 2018,
Saturday Writers June-July Contest
 
Short Story, Essay & Poetry
 
Short Story or Essay - 2,018 word limit
Theme: 25th-year Milestone
Traditional: Silver
Modern: Silver
Gemstone: Ruby
Flower: Larkspur or Water Lily
 
Poetry - 50-line limit per poem
Poetry Themes: 15th, 20th, or 25th-year Milestones and all the things that represent them
 
Deadline 7/28/18
 
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Youth Imagination

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 23, 2018,
Youth Imagination
 
Publishes stories relevant to teens. Genres: Fiction, including modern, urban or classical fantasy, as well as sci-fi, slipstream, literary, action-adventure or suspense. “We particularly love stories exploring their issues, such as bullying, drugs, romance, school, parental issues, teacher issues, etc., as well as about the grit and character of teens and young adults.” Payment: Flash 200 to 999 words $3;...

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White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 22, 2018,
White County Creative Writers Annual Contest           
 
White County Creative Writers 23rd Annual Writers' Conference features 18 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their ...

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NonBinary Review Wind in the Willows Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 21, 2018,
NonBinary Review Wind in the Willows Anthology
 
NonBinary Review is a quarterly digital literary journal that joins poetry, fiction, essays, and art around each issue's theme. We invite authors to explore each theme in any way that speaks to them: re-write a familiar story from a new point of view, mash genres together, give us a personal essay about some aspect of our theme that has haunted you all your life. ...

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Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 21, 2018,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
 
Readers Ruminate Topic: "Exposure"
Deadline: June 29, 2018
 
Each issue of Ruminate includes personal notes from our readers on a topic—we love hearing from our readers!
 
We're looking for short nonfiction, 300 words or less, that tells us your honest experiences in rich image and detail. No poetry please. You can approach the topic from any angle. Because of space constraint...

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AARP Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 20, 2018,
AARP Magazine
 
Pays up to $1/word. Features and departments cover the following categories:
Money: investments, savings, retirement, and work issues
Health and Fitness: tips, trends, studies
Food and Nutrition: recipes, emphasis on healthy eating
Travel: tips and trends on how and where to travel
Consumerism: practical information and advice
General interest: new thinking, research, information on timely topics, trends...

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Enchanted Conversation: Anything Goes

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 19, 2018,
Enchanted Conversation: Anything Goes
 
Deadline: July 20, 2018
For: August 2018 Issue
Theme: Anything Goes
 
Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories, poems, and sequential art (aka comics) that use summer as a main characters or that operate as a catalyst to the story in a fairy tale, folklore, or mythic setting. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters set within the fairy tale, folklore, a...

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Bored Teachers

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 18, 2018,
Bored Teachers
 
Bored Teachers is a platform to celebrate teachers. Our blog is an outlet for all educators to find humor in the chaos of the job, the latest education news, and awesome teaching resources. We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics relating to education and the teacher lifestyle. We pay $50 for all approved submissions around 500 words.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

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Literal Latte Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 17, 2018,
Literal Latté Poerty Awards
 
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200
Send unpublished poems, 2000 words max.
All styles welcome.
Deadline: July 15th.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 6 poems – OR - $15 Reading Fee for set of 10 poems.
All entries considered for publication.

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3rd Act Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 17, 2018,
3rd Act Magazine
 
Today’s older adults are redefining what it means to be a senior. They are more demanding in where, when and how they spend their retirement years. Yet aging also means they can face health, housing and financial challenges and concerns. 3rd Act Magazine™ is a free, quarterly, magazine that reaches this growing demographic with articles and stories that speak directly to this stage of their lives. For our print publication we are primari...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Messages From Heaven

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 16, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Messages from Heaven
 
When our loved ones leave this world, our connection with them does not end. Death takes away their physical presence, but not their spirit, and we often sense them after they have gone. Sometimes we see or hear from them after they've passed, giving us signs and messages from beyond. We want to hear your story if you have experienced the other side or received a sign or signal from a loved one who has passed. If you s...

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Cast of Wonders

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 15, 2018,
Cast of Wonders
 
Cast of Wonders is a young adult short fiction market, open to stories up to 6,000 words in length. We’re dedicated to publishing fiction that reflects the entire spectrum of the human experience. We aim for a 12-17 age range: that means sophisticated, non-condescending stories with wide appeal, and without gratuitous or explicit sex, violence or pervasive obscene language. Stories are presented in audio format, which means our audienc...

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Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 14, 2018,
Rattle Poetry Prize
 
The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.
 
Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2016 we published 21 poems that had been submitted to the contest from just o...

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Hallmark Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 14, 2018,
Hallmark Publishing
 
Hallmark Publishing is open to submissions of wholesome romance and cozy mystery novels. If your book seems like a Hallmark movie or TV series, it might be right for us! We’re looking for wholesome or “sweet” romance novels and cozy mystery novels of around 65,000 – 85,000 words in length. We love romances and mysteries that also celebrate friendship, family, and/or community ties. All stories must have...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Angels

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Angels
 
Angels are all around us. Have you encountered or been helped by an angel? How did your angel manifest himself or herself? How did your angel help you or someone you know? We are looking for stories from people who believe that they have been helped by angels. If you submitted a story for a previous book title and we DID NOT publish it, please do submit it again if you think it will fit in this title. Please do not send sto...

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The Comstock Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2018,
The Comstock Review Summer Contest   
 
Muriel Craft Bailey 2018 Poetry Contest
Final Judge:  Maggie Smith
 
First Prize: $1,000 (The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award)
Second Prize: $250    
Third Prize: $100
Honorable Mentions receive a one-year subscription.
 
Submission Period Opens April 1st annually.
Deadline: July 15th (postmark)
Entry fee is $5 per poem for postal mail submissions.
 

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Miracles

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 12, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Miracles
 
Everyone has experienced events in their lives that cause wonder and astonishment and give them hope for a better future. Why did these things happen? We are looking for true stories in this multi-faith book that will awe you with examples of amazing events. Miracles do happen every day. Share your inspirational true stories with us to remind us that each day holds hope and that a miracle can happen at any time. If you su...

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Spider & Ladybug Magazines: Our Diverse World

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 12, 2018,
Spider & Ladybug Magazines: Our Diverse World
 
SPIDER, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense).
 
Spider (for ages 6-9) and Lad...

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Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 11, 2018,
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest
 
Postmark deadline: July 14, 2018
 
27 categories to enter for $2 or $1 each on a variety of themes and forms.
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100.

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Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 11, 2018,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest
 
The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.
 
Postmark deadline: July 2, 2018
Entry fees for nonmembers: $25- $60
 
Unpublished Categories: Short Stories, Poems, Articles/Essay/True Stories, Unpublished...

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National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2018,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest 
 
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.
 
CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All ...

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Focus on the Family: Sharing with Siblings and Friends

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sharing With Siblings and Friends
 
Topic: What have you done to help your children empathize with others and find a way to share or be generous with their belongs and time (not just yours).
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 18, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



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Saturday Writers May-June Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2018,
Saturday Writers May-June Contest
 
Short Story & Essay - 2,018 word limit
 
Theme: 20th-year Milestone
Traditional: China
Modern: Platinum
Gemstone: Pearl
Flower: Rose or Honeysuckle
Deadline 6/30/18
 
There is a $5 fee per entry for members and $7 for non-members.  Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2018 ant...

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Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post 2018 Great American Fiction Contest   
 
The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive a $500 payment. Five runners-up will each receive a $100 payment. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
 
Deadline: 07/01/2018. Fees: $10.
 

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Happy Woman Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2018,
Happy Woman Magazine
 
"Happy Woman is a parody publication. We are looking for articles that spoof items one might read in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Glamour or Good Housekeeping, O or any publication of that sort."
 


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Oath and Iron Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 7, 2018,
Oath and Iron Anthology
 
The story must have a fantasy/speculative element. Science fantasy is ok, but we’re aiming for fantasy rather than straight science fiction. We prefer “clean” stories and strongly prefer noblebright stories. For more on noblebright, please see http://noblebright.org .
 
The story must address the “Oath and Iron” theme in some way. To us, oath and iron is a reference to fairies and the...

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Focus on the Family Magazine: A Unique Way to Worship God with Children

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 7, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: A Unique Way to Worship God With Children
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children about worship or worshiped as a family at home, in nature or at church? Your insight should be different from those found in Welcoming Kids Into Worship. 
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 20, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or on...

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The War Cry: Sleeves Rolled Up

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2018,
The War Cry: Sleeves Rolled Up
 
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 t...

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MAD Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 6, 2018,
MAD Magazine
 
"We welcome all humor submissions and the best way to know what we’re looking for is to take a look at what we’re doing now! Originality and visual humor are especially prized! We’re interested in material focusing on evergreen topics, such as dating, family, school and work, plus topical material about celebrities, sports, politics, news and social trends. In addition, we will consider submissions for our Fundalini Pages and annu...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write: Being Busy

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 5, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Being Busy
 
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 mailing...

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Purpose Magazine: Our Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 4, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Our Stories   
 
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 a...

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Pitmad & PBPitch

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 3, 2018,
Pitmad
 
When: June 7th
What: Pitch your story on Twitter using the #Pitmad hashtag between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Who: un-agented writers, all categories/genres
Prize: agent attention and requests for your ms
 
From: http://www.kidlit411.com newsletter


PBPitch
 
When: June 21st
What: Pitch your picture book manuscript on Twitter using the #PBPitch hashtag between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Who: un-agented PB writers
Prize: agent attention and requests for your manuscript
 
Fr...

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Devotable

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 2, 2018,
Devotable
 
Devotable is a group of authors, writers and bloggers working together to spread the Word of God around the world. Each day, Devotable delivers gospel centered devotions to thousands of people around the world through email, social media, our website and our mobile app.
 
Devotable needs your writing! We love to have bloggers and authors write for us. We publish a new devotional each day so we have a lot of writing spots to fill. Also, we have an aut...

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After School Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 1, 2018,
After School Short Story Contest
 
School's out! Now what?
 
What kid can't wait until the school day is over? Now's your chance to tell the story about what happens after school.
 
Write a short story including an after school activity. It could be band practice, a team sport, chess club, helping out at a community food bank, or anything a kid might be involved in after school.
 
Use your imagination to craft a short story tha...

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