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and winner of a 2015
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Browsing Archive: May, 2018

Viabella Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 31, 2018,
Viabella Greeting Cards
 
We accept submissions for all holidays and occasions including humor. Allow at least three to six weeks from end of submission period for review process. Verse submissions may be sent via email either as attached document or within the body of the email. It is helpful to indicate the category of submission in subject of email.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through June 30th. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is a 50-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quarterly (C...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2018,
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
 
Open only to emerging writers who haven’t had fiction appear in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 800 to 4,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
 
The Short Story Award for New Writers contest is held three times a year and is open to submissions in January/Feb...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy Marriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 28, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy Marriage
 
Theme: Anecdote: "One thing I did to make my marriage happier"
 
General description: The anecdote should be real — not hypothetical or composite.
Word Count: 100 to 200 words
Rights: First publication rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 7, 2018.
Audience: Married Christian couples with children in the home (but this is about marriage, not parenting).



Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 27, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

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Literal Latte Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2018,
Literal Latté Short Short Contest
 
First Prize $500
Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
Postmark by June 30th.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR —$15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Book Lovers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Book Lovers
 
Topic: How did you teach your reluctant readers to advanced readers to love reading and discern which books are good for them and which they like? Make sure your ideas aren't the same as those we already have online at "Motivating Kids to Read."
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 11, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or o...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Presents

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 25, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Presents
 
Topic: What was a unique Christmas present that your children were able to make for teachers, relatives or friends? Think beyond baked goods, gift cards and plants to something that turned out great as a present but could be made by a child.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 11, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print o...

Continue reading ...
 

the Same Themed Print Anthology: Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2018,
the Same Themed Print Anthology: Faith
 
the Same is an online literary journal with the mission of advancing and celebrating the voices of women and girls. We only accept admissions from women. We publish a yearly print anthology of the best work we receive throughout the year. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize. Please send only unpublished work. We will be donating 12.5% of each entry fee for our writing contests to nonprofit organizations that empower w...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 23, 2018,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest         
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $350. 2nd prize: $200. 3rd prize: $100. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2018.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golden Years - Life After 60

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golden Years - Life After 60
 
So, you've crossed that magic age of 60 and you are ready to retire or start a second career. But you're not ready to stop living! You feel energetic and young and there is still so much to see and do and enjoy. We are looking for stories that will share with our readers humorous and fun adventures from those, or about those, who are actively enjoying their "senior years!" Tell us about your new careers, your vo...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 21, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June
 
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 ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Family Secrets, Family Presents

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Family Secrets, Family Presents
 
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 stories that include a teen who goes to great lengths to keep a secret for a Christmas surprise . . . without lying. (Only sh...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest  
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick! 

Artist and Animals by J.C. Leyendecker

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this May 26, 1934, cover illustration by J.C. Leyendecker.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be p...

Continue reading ...
 

Amber Lotus Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2018,
Amber Lotus Publishing
 
We do accept writing submissions for greeting cards. Short and clever is what we desire. Something light and catchy, not too serious, please. You may email a sample of three to five sentiments or greetings with or without image concepts to submissions@amberlotus.com . We will respond to those that we find appropriate for our various lines.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

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Poetry Society of Colorado: Summer Shenanigans

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado: Summer Shenanigans
 
SUMMER SHENANIGANS (Open)
Deadline: June 16, 2018
Theme: Summer Shenanigans
Form: Standard Limerick
Line Limit: 5
 
SHOULDS:
1. Embellish, use your imagination and wit; don't shy away from nonsense!
2. Use of word play (i.e. puns) is encouraged.
 
SOME POSSIBILITIES:
In considering the theme, “Summer Shenanigans,” you might consider referring to summer settings, traditions, activities or events.


...
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Sesame Studios

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2018,
Sesame Studios
 
The makers of Sesame Street are looking for submissions for their all-new YouTube channel. Looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. They want timeless, character-driven stories for kids age two to five.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers since 2001


...
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Nebraska Writers Guild Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2018,
Nebraska Writers Guild Poetry Contest
 
Theme: Cultural Integration on the High Plains
Poems can address any aspect of the theme, historic, modern, professional, personal, or societal.
 
1st Prize - $150.00, 2nd Prize $75.00, 3rd Prize $25.00
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
Up to 3 poems may be entered per poet for an entry fee of $6.00 per poem. 

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Cricket Magazine: Escapes and Rescues

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Escapes and Rescues
 
Theme: Escapes and Rescues
Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks science fiction and fantasy, contemporary and historical fiction, and true adventure on the theme of escapes and rescues. Fictional stories should feature protagonists in the age range of our readers who rely on their own pluck and ingenuity to escape a danger or rescue someone from a difficult situa...

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the Same Short Story Contest: Freedom

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2018,
the Same Short Story Contest: Freedom
 
the Same is an online literary journal with the mission of advancing and celebrating the voices of women and girls. We only accept admissions from women. We publish a yearly print anthology of the best work we receive throughout the year. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize. Please send only unpublished work. We will be donating 12.5% of each entry fee for our writing contests to nonprofit organizations that empower wo...

Continue reading ...
 

High Five Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2018,
High Five Magazine
 
High Five stories, poems, crafts, recipes, and nonfiction activities should support the social and emotional development of children ages 2-6. We are looking for stories and poems that can be read aloud to our youngest readers, and can also be read alone by our older, beginning readers. Rhyme, repetition and patterned texts are particularly welcome.
 
Stories should be 170 words or less. The topics should be age-appropriate, with setti...

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TX Review Press Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2018,
Texas Review Press Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
Ends on June 15, 2018
  
Poetry chapbook manuscripts may contain up to 40 pages.
A reading fee of $20 must accompany each manuscript.
Winning manuscripts will be published the year after acceptance.
Winners will receive 20 free copies of their books.

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Ladybug Magazine: My Friend

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 14, 2018,
Ladybug Magazine: My Friend
 
Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) and Babybug (for babies and toddlers) are looking for short stories, poetry, action rhymes, riddles, and songs about friendship. How do young children make friends, and what roles can friends play in their lives? Does a friend have to be another child? When reading submissions, we look for playfulness, humor, and a sense of wonder.
 
Stories and...

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Kansas Authors Club 2018 Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2018,
Kansas Authors Club 2018 Literary Contest
 
Theme contest pays $50, $25 and $15, with two unpaid honorable mentions. All other categories will be awarded three places: $25, $15, and $10, with two unpaid honorable mentions.
 
Prose Categories: Theme Contest – Blazing a Trail with Words, Humor, Memoir or Inspiration, Flash Fiction, Stories written for Teenagers ages 13-19, Short Story, Playwriting
 
Poetry Categories: Theme Contest: Blazing a Trail wi...

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Spider Magazine: Monsters

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2018,
Spider Magazine: Monsters
 
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) is looking for fiction, poe...

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Bible Advocate: Church and its Ordinances

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Church and Its Ordinances
 
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 Scriptu...

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Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition for 2018

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2018,
Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition for 2018
 
$10 entry fee
Deadline June 4, 2018
 
The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3,000 words in any genre. The catch: We provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a classic work of literature. There are three different opening lines and three different categories. Three winning stories will be selected, for a total prize of $1,500....

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The Sun Magazine: Moving On

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Moving On
 
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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The War Cry: Kids!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2018,
The War Cry: Kids! 
 
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 the general ...

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Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2018,
Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers
 
$1,000 and publication awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.
 
All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2018 or submitted online by midnight CT.
Entry fee is $16 per group of three poems and $16 for each additional group. Fee includes a one-year subscription.
 
All entries will be considered for publication and ...

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Traveling with Children

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Traveling with Children  
 
Topic: What is one unique thing your family did to keep young or older kids happy while traveling by train, plane, boat or car? They need to be ideas that are not already found in Traveling With Young Children (general travel), 28 Things You Will Wish You Packed for Your Cruise (travel by ship) and Games and Activities for Road Trips (travel by car).
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: ...

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Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2018,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2018. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your ideas!
 
Fabulous Prizes: $200 for First, $100 for Second, and $75 ...

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Highland Park Poetry Summer Muses' Gallery

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2018,
Highland Park Poetry Summer Muses’ Gallery
 
Highland Park Poetry is now accepting submissions for our Summer 2018 Muses' Gallery.
The theme is Coffee, Tea and Other Beverages.
 
Poetry - Poems may not exceed 30 lines in length and shorter poems are preferred. Previously published is okay but please provide details of publication for acknowledgment. Send poems as .doc attachment or as text in body of an email to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org  ...

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Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2018,
Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2018
 
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (fiction)
•$500 for the best essay or interview (non...

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St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2018,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest
 
The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discover...

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Hot Chocolate Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2018,
Hot Chocolate Press
 
Hot Chocolate Press LLC is a boutique publishing company based in Colorado. Started by Kerrie Flanagan in 2014, Hot Chocolate Press creates books to warm your heart, nourish your soul and spark your sense of adventure. When you finish one of our books you should feel happy and warm (just like you would if you drank a mug of hot chocolate).
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

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Purpose Magazine: Spiritual Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Spiritual Gifts  
 
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 fo...

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WOW! Women on Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2018,
WOW! Women On Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
 
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $400 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
2nd Place: $300 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
3rd Place: $200 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
7 Runners Up: $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
10 ...

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Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 4, 2018,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest 
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
Deadline: May 31, 2018  Entry fee: $15
 
First prize of $100 plus one day admission to the Willamette Writers Conference, Second place prize of $25 plus one day admission ...

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Best New Poets Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2018,
Best New Poets Anthology
 
Best New Poets is an annual anthology of fifty poems from emerging writers. The anthology began in 2005 under series editor Jeb Livingood with George Garrett serving as the first guest editor. It is currently distributed nationally under University of Virginia Press.
 
The poems submitted for Best New Poets 2018 must be unpublished work, or work published after January 1, 2017, and for which the writer currently retains all rights (allowing the ...

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Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 2, 2018,
Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest
 
May 31, 2018 deadline
Entry Fee: $12.00 per entry
(All entrants are considered for publication in the general issue of Crab Orchard Review Online.)
 
Poetry entries should consist of one poem up to five pages in length.
Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for fiction and up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction.
The author's name should not appear on any page of the entry. $1,250 and publication online...

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Focus on the Family: A Messy Part of Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: A Messy Part of Life
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children to take the initiative and clean up spills?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: May 21, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: May, 2018

Viabella Greeting Cards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 31, 2018,
Viabella Greeting Cards
 
We accept submissions for all holidays and occasions including humor. Allow at least three to six weeks from end of submission period for review process. Verse submissions may be sent via email either as attached document or within the body of the email. It is helpful to indicate the category of submission in subject of email.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through June 30th. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is a 50-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quarterly (C...

Continue reading ...
 

Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2018,
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers
 
Open only to emerging writers who haven’t had fiction appear in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Previous online publication is fine.) Most entries run from 800 to 4,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.
 
The Short Story Award for New Writers contest is held three times a year and is open to submissions in January/Feb...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy Marriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 28, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy Marriage
 
Theme: Anecdote: "One thing I did to make my marriage happier"
 
General description: The anecdote should be real — not hypothetical or composite.
Word Count: 100 to 200 words
Rights: First publication rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 7, 2018.
Audience: Married Christian couples with children in the home (but this is about marriage, not parenting).



Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 27, 2018,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest
 
Deadline:  June 30
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

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Literal Latte Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2018,
Literal Latté Short Short Contest
 
First Prize $500
Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
Postmark by June 30th.
Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR —$15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Book Lovers

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Book Lovers
 
Topic: How did you teach your reluctant readers to advanced readers to love reading and discern which books are good for them and which they like? Make sure your ideas aren't the same as those we already have online at "Motivating Kids to Read."
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 11, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or o...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Presents

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 25, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Christmas Presents
 
Topic: What was a unique Christmas present that your children were able to make for teachers, relatives or friends? Think beyond baked goods, gift cards and plants to something that turned out great as a present but could be made by a child.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: June 11, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print o...

Continue reading ...
 

the Same Themed Print Anthology: Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2018,
the Same Themed Print Anthology: Faith
 
the Same is an online literary journal with the mission of advancing and celebrating the voices of women and girls. We only accept admissions from women. We publish a yearly print anthology of the best work we receive throughout the year. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize. Please send only unpublished work. We will be donating 12.5% of each entry fee for our writing contests to nonprofit organizations that empower w...

Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 23, 2018,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest         
 
NO ENTRY FEE
 
1st prize: $350. 2nd prize: $200. 3rd prize: $100. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. Deadline: June 30, 2018.
 
NOTE: Go into any Cracker Barrel or independent card store and you'll find Blue Mountain Arts cards, stationery and bookmarks. With no entry fee, there's no stopping you from entering innumerable times.
...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golden Years - Life After 60

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2018,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Golden Years - Life After 60
 
So, you've crossed that magic age of 60 and you are ready to retire or start a second career. But you're not ready to stop living! You feel energetic and young and there is still so much to see and do and enjoy. We are looking for stories that will share with our readers humorous and fun adventures from those, or about those, who are actively enjoying their "senior years!" Tell us about your new careers, your vo...

Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 21, 2018,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June
 
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 ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Family Secrets, Family Presents

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 20, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Family Secrets, Family Presents
 
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 stories that include a teen who goes to great lengths to keep a secret for a Christmas surprise . . . without lying. (Only sh...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2018,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest  
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick! 

Artist and Animals by J.C. Leyendecker

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this May 26, 1934, cover illustration by J.C. Leyendecker.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by June 25, 2018. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be p...

Continue reading ...
 

Amber Lotus Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2018,
Amber Lotus Publishing
 
We do accept writing submissions for greeting cards. Short and clever is what we desire. Something light and catchy, not too serious, please. You may email a sample of three to five sentiments or greetings with or without image concepts to submissions@amberlotus.com . We will respond to those that we find appropriate for our various lines.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

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Poetry Society of Colorado: Summer Shenanigans

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2018,
Poetry Society of Colorado: Summer Shenanigans
 
SUMMER SHENANIGANS (Open)
Deadline: June 16, 2018
Theme: Summer Shenanigans
Form: Standard Limerick
Line Limit: 5
 
SHOULDS:
1. Embellish, use your imagination and wit; don't shy away from nonsense!
2. Use of word play (i.e. puns) is encouraged.
 
SOME POSSIBILITIES:
In considering the theme, “Summer Shenanigans,” you might consider referring to summer settings, traditions, activities or events.


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Sesame Studios

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2018,
Sesame Studios
 
The makers of Sesame Street are looking for submissions for their all-new YouTube channel. Looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. They want timeless, character-driven stories for kids age two to five.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
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Nebraska Writers Guild Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 17, 2018,
Nebraska Writers Guild Poetry Contest
 
Theme: Cultural Integration on the High Plains
Poems can address any aspect of the theme, historic, modern, professional, personal, or societal.
 
1st Prize - $150.00, 2nd Prize $75.00, 3rd Prize $25.00
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
Up to 3 poems may be entered per poet for an entry fee of $6.00 per poem. 

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Cricket Magazine: Escapes and Rescues

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2018,
Cricket Magazine: Escapes and Rescues
 
Theme: Escapes and Rescues
Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Cricket (for ages 9-14) seeks science fiction and fantasy, contemporary and historical fiction, and true adventure on the theme of escapes and rescues. Fictional stories should feature protagonists in the age range of our readers who rely on their own pluck and ingenuity to escape a danger or rescue someone from a difficult situa...

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the Same Short Story Contest: Freedom

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2018,
the Same Short Story Contest: Freedom
 
the Same is an online literary journal with the mission of advancing and celebrating the voices of women and girls. We only accept admissions from women. We publish a yearly print anthology of the best work we receive throughout the year. We nominate for the Pushcart Prize. Please send only unpublished work. We will be donating 12.5% of each entry fee for our writing contests to nonprofit organizations that empower wo...

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High Five Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2018,
High Five Magazine
 
High Five stories, poems, crafts, recipes, and nonfiction activities should support the social and emotional development of children ages 2-6. We are looking for stories and poems that can be read aloud to our youngest readers, and can also be read alone by our older, beginning readers. Rhyme, repetition and patterned texts are particularly welcome.
 
Stories should be 170 words or less. The topics should be age-appropriate, with setti...

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TX Review Press Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 15, 2018,
Texas Review Press Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize
 
Ends on June 15, 2018
  
Poetry chapbook manuscripts may contain up to 40 pages.
A reading fee of $20 must accompany each manuscript.
Winning manuscripts will be published the year after acceptance.
Winners will receive 20 free copies of their books.

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Ladybug Magazine: My Friend

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 14, 2018,
Ladybug Magazine: My Friend
 
Deadline: June 15, 2018
 
Ladybug (for ages 3-6) and Babybug (for babies and toddlers) are looking for short stories, poetry, action rhymes, riddles, and songs about friendship. How do young children make friends, and what roles can friends play in their lives? Does a friend have to be another child? When reading submissions, we look for playfulness, humor, and a sense of wonder.
 
Stories and...

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Kansas Authors Club 2018 Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2018,
Kansas Authors Club 2018 Literary Contest
 
Theme contest pays $50, $25 and $15, with two unpaid honorable mentions. All other categories will be awarded three places: $25, $15, and $10, with two unpaid honorable mentions.
 
Prose Categories: Theme Contest – Blazing a Trail with Words, Humor, Memoir or Inspiration, Flash Fiction, Stories written for Teenagers ages 13-19, Short Story, Playwriting
 
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Spider Magazine: Monsters

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 13, 2018,
Spider Magazine: Monsters
 
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) is looking for fiction, poe...

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Bible Advocate: Church and its Ordinances

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2018,
Bible Advocate: Church and Its Ordinances
 
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 Scriptu...

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Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition for 2018

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 12, 2018,
Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition for 2018
 
$10 entry fee
Deadline June 4, 2018
 
The Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition is open to all. To enter, writers must provide an original story of up to 3,000 words in any genre. The catch: We provide your opening and closing lines chosen from a classic work of literature. There are three different opening lines and three different categories. Three winning stories will be selected, for a total prize of $1,500....

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The Sun Magazine: Moving On

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2018,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Moving On
 
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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The War Cry: Kids!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2018,
The War Cry: Kids! 
 
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 the general ...

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Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2018,
Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers
 
$1,000 and publication awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.
 
All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2018 or submitted online by midnight CT.
Entry fee is $16 per group of three poems and $16 for each additional group. Fee includes a one-year subscription.
 
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Focus on the Family Magazine: Traveling with Children

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2018,
Focus on the Family: Traveling with Children  
 
Topic: What is one unique thing your family did to keep young or older kids happy while traveling by train, plane, boat or car? They need to be ideas that are not already found in Traveling With Young Children (general travel), 28 Things You Will Wish You Packed for Your Cruise (travel by ship) and Games and Activities for Road Trips (travel by car).
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
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Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2018,
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
 
Send in your short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Entries may be up to 2500 words (about 10 double-spaced pages). It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
 
Deadline: June 1, 2018. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your ideas!
 
Fabulous Prizes: $200 for First, $100 for Second, and $75 ...

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Highland Park Poetry Summer Muses' Gallery

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2018,
Highland Park Poetry Summer Muses’ Gallery
 
Highland Park Poetry is now accepting submissions for our Summer 2018 Muses' Gallery.
The theme is Coffee, Tea and Other Beverages.
 
Poetry - Poems may not exceed 30 lines in length and shorter poems are preferred. Previously published is okay but please provide details of publication for acknowledgment. Send poems as .doc attachment or as text in body of an email to jennifer@highlandparkpoetry.org  ...

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Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2018,
Tiferet Journal Writing Contest
 
Tiferet is a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic publication and community at the nexus of literature and spirituality. We publish high-quality poetry, prose, and art that further meaningful dialogue about what it is to be humane and conscious in today’s often divisive world.
 
Deadline:  June 1, 2018
 
•$500 for the best poetry submission
•$500 for the best short story (fiction)
•$500 for the best essay or interview (non...

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St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 7, 2018,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest
 
The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discover...

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Hot Chocolate Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2018,
Hot Chocolate Press
 
Hot Chocolate Press LLC is a boutique publishing company based in Colorado. Started by Kerrie Flanagan in 2014, Hot Chocolate Press creates books to warm your heart, nourish your soul and spark your sense of adventure. When you finish one of our books you should feel happy and warm (just like you would if you drank a mug of hot chocolate).
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

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Purpose Magazine: Spiritual Gifts

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 6, 2018,
Purpose Magazine: Spiritual Gifts  
 
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.
 
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WOW! Women on Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2018,
WOW! Women On Writing Spring Flash Fiction Contest
 
Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
 
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $400 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
2nd Place: $300 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
3rd Place: $200 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
7 Runners Up: $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, publication + online interview;
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Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 4, 2018,
Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest 
 
The purpose of this annual writing contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer’s founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing through a broad array of categories, while also encouraging student writers.
 
Deadline: May 31, 2018  Entry fee: $15
 
First prize of $100 plus one day admission to the Willamette Writers Conference, Second place prize of $25 plus one day admission ...

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Best New Poets Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2018,
Best New Poets Anthology
 
Best New Poets is an annual anthology of fifty poems from emerging writers. The anthology began in 2005 under series editor Jeb Livingood with George Garrett serving as the first guest editor. It is currently distributed nationally under University of Virginia Press.
 
The poems submitted for Best New Poets 2018 must be unpublished work, or work published after January 1, 2017, and for which the writer currently retains all rights (allowing the ...

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Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 2, 2018,
Crab Orchard Review Literary Contest
 
May 31, 2018 deadline
Entry Fee: $12.00 per entry
(All entrants are considered for publication in the general issue of Crab Orchard Review Online.)
 
Poetry entries should consist of one poem up to five pages in length.
Prose entry length: up to 6000 words for fiction and up to 6500 words for literary nonfiction.
The author's name should not appear on any page of the entry. $1,250 and publication online...

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Focus on the Family: A Messy Part of Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2018,
Focus on the Family Magazine: A Messy Part of Life
 
Topic: What is one unique way that you taught your children to take the initiative and clean up spills?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: May 21, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home



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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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