This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunities featured on this blog site have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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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 34,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: April, 2019

Best New Poets of 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2019,
Best New Poets of 2019

Best New Poets is an annual anthology of fifty poems from emerging writers. The anthology began in 2005 and the book is currently distributed nationally as a University of Virginia Press title and produced in cooperation with Meridian, a semiannual literary magazine from the University of Virginia.

The anthology takes submissions from three sources:

nominations from literary magazines in the United States and Canada,
nominations fr...

Continue reading ...
 

SCBWI Austin Annual Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 15, 2019,
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Austin Annual Conference

Date(s) - 05/18/2019 - 05/19/2019
Time - 7:30 am - 6:45 pm           

Location - Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N. Interstate 35 - AustinTX 78752

The schedule includes three keynotes; a publishing panel; 12 breakout sessions on writing, illustrating and professional development; intensives on picture books, novels and illustration; along with...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: The Moral of the Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 14, 2019,
Poetry Society of Colorado: The Moral of the Story
 
THE MORAL OF THE STORY (Open)
Deadline: May 18, 2019
Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie
Theme: Optional
Form: Narrative
Style: Fable
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS: 1. Your fable must have a moral, stated at or near the end of your story.
2. Characters in a fable must be animals, inanimate objects, plants, natural forces (like the wind), or creatures from legends.

SHOULDS: 1. Humans, as characters, should be incorp...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: The Promise of a Good Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 13, 2019,
The Christian Journal: The Promise of a Good Life   
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this time. Each i...

Continue reading ...
 

Wendy Sherman Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 12, 2019,
Wendy Sherman Agency – Specifically Kelli Martin
 
Kelli is passionate about building the agency’s romance program, focusing on contemporary romance and romantic suspense, and is also excited to discover new talent and shape content in commercial women’s fiction, including love stories, romantic comedies, suspense, family dramas, friendship dramas, beach reads, and women-coming-into-their-own stories.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bel...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Brothers & Sisters

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 11, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Brothers and Sisters

Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories on any topic, we are especially interested in Christmas stories that poignantly cover the special relationship between teen brothers and teen sisters in a realistic way. (Only short fiction is accepte...


Continue reading ...
 

88th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 10, 2019,
88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie Script, Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

Entry Fees: $25 for the first manuscript; $15 for each additio...


Continue reading ...
 

Collab Conference for Christian Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 10, 2019,
Collab Conference for Christian Writers

Collab Conference for writers is a distinct Christian women's conference for those longing to live out their God-given calling through writing, blogging, speaking, teaching, and leading. Location: WacoTexas Dates: May 1-3, 2019. Registration fee: $599.

Through workshops, brainstorming sessions, Q&A sessions, personal and group reflection, collaboration, and connection, Collab Con offers the perfect blend of equipping, co...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sunlight Press Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 9, 2019,
The Sunlight Press Essay Contest


Deadline: May 1, 2019


The winning essay will receive $100 plus regular payment. NB: In general, THE SUNLIGHT PRESS is interested in "the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Readers Write Column: The Mall

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 7, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Mall                         

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...


Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Behold!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 5, 2019,
Pockets: Behold!        

Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is published monthly (except in F...


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Presence (and pay attention)

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 5, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Presence (and pay attention) 
 
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 o...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 3, 2019,
The First Line

To celebrate twenty years of publication, we're going to revisit the past. There are no new first lines for 2019. Each issue will be comprised of original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry based on past first lines.

Were you inspired by the fall 2008 first line (Roy owned the only drive-thru funeral business in Maine.) but didn't see the sentence until 2015? Or maybe you started writing a story for the spring 2005 issue (Life would...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Heritage Edition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 2, 2019,
The War Cry: Heritage Edition
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as th...

Continue reading ...
 

Heart of Flesh Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 1, 2019,
Heart of Flesh Literary Journal
 
Heart of Flesh is a literary journal that seeks deep, essential truth in poetry and fiction. We are not a typical “Christian fiction” journal. We believe all truth is God’s truth, and that Jesus and the themes from the Bible can be found in nearly every work of literature and every part of the human condition.
 
We like hopeful. We also like bleak. We like desperation and grit. But only if there is a light...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2019

Best New Poets of 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 16, 2019,
Best New Poets of 2019

Best New Poets is an annual anthology of fifty poems from emerging writers. The anthology began in 2005 and the book is currently distributed nationally as a University of Virginia Press title and produced in cooperation with Meridian, a semiannual literary magazine from the University of Virginia.

The anthology takes submissions from three sources:

nominations from literary magazines in the United States and Canada,
nominations fr...

Continue reading ...
 

SCBWI Austin Annual Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 15, 2019,
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Austin Annual Conference

Date(s) - 05/18/2019 - 05/19/2019
Time - 7:30 am - 6:45 pm           

Location - Crowne Plaza Austin
6121 N. Interstate 35 - AustinTX 78752

The schedule includes three keynotes; a publishing panel; 12 breakout sessions on writing, illustrating and professional development; intensives on picture books, novels and illustration; along with...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: The Moral of the Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 14, 2019,
Poetry Society of Colorado: The Moral of the Story
 
THE MORAL OF THE STORY (Open)
Deadline: May 18, 2019
Sponsor: Cheryl Wilkie
Theme: Optional
Form: Narrative
Style: Fable
Line Limit: 40
 
MUSTS: 1. Your fable must have a moral, stated at or near the end of your story.
2. Characters in a fable must be animals, inanimate objects, plants, natural forces (like the wind), or creatures from legends.

SHOULDS: 1. Humans, as characters, should be incorp...

Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: The Promise of a Good Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 13, 2019,
The Christian Journal: The Promise of a Good Life   
 
The Christian Journal solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
 
Articles should be 300–500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. There is no payment for articles at this time. Each i...

Continue reading ...
 

Wendy Sherman Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 12, 2019,
Wendy Sherman Agency – Specifically Kelli Martin
 
Kelli is passionate about building the agency’s romance program, focusing on contemporary romance and romantic suspense, and is also excited to discover new talent and shape content in commercial women’s fiction, including love stories, romantic comedies, suspense, family dramas, friendship dramas, beach reads, and women-coming-into-their-own stories.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bel...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Brothers & Sisters

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 11, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Brio Fiction: Brothers and Sisters

Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories on any topic, we are especially interested in Christmas stories that poignantly cover the special relationship between teen brothers and teen sisters in a realistic way. (Only short fiction is accepte...


Continue reading ...
 

88th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 10, 2019,
88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie Script, Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

Entry Fees: $25 for the first manuscript; $15 for each additio...


Continue reading ...
 

Collab Conference for Christian Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 10, 2019,
Collab Conference for Christian Writers

Collab Conference for writers is a distinct Christian women's conference for those longing to live out their God-given calling through writing, blogging, speaking, teaching, and leading. Location: WacoTexas Dates: May 1-3, 2019. Registration fee: $599.

Through workshops, brainstorming sessions, Q&A sessions, personal and group reflection, collaboration, and connection, Collab Con offers the perfect blend of equipping, co...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sunlight Press Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 9, 2019,
The Sunlight Press Essay Contest


Deadline: May 1, 2019


The winning essay will receive $100 plus regular payment. NB: In general, THE SUNLIGHT PRESS is interested in "the ways people turn toward light and hope, whether it is through the arts, culture, spirituality, or humor, and also how they respond to the darkness and navigate unknown spaces. Epiphanies are born from the ordinary and the extraordinary; whether it’s a...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Readers Write Column: The Mall

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 7, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Mall                         

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...


Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Behold!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 5, 2019,
Pockets: Behold!        

Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is published monthly (except in F...


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Presence (and pay attention)

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 5, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Presence (and pay attention) 
 
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 o...

Continue reading ...
 

The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 3, 2019,
The First Line

To celebrate twenty years of publication, we're going to revisit the past. There are no new first lines for 2019. Each issue will be comprised of original works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry based on past first lines.

Were you inspired by the fall 2008 first line (Roy owned the only drive-thru funeral business in Maine.) but didn't see the sentence until 2015? Or maybe you started writing a story for the spring 2005 issue (Life would...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Heritage Edition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 2, 2019,
The War Cry: Heritage Edition
 
The War Cry, now in its 137th year, represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as th...

Continue reading ...
 

Heart of Flesh Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 1, 2019,
Heart of Flesh Literary Journal
 
Heart of Flesh is a literary journal that seeks deep, essential truth in poetry and fiction. We are not a typical “Christian fiction” journal. We believe all truth is God’s truth, and that Jesus and the themes from the Bible can be found in nearly every work of literature and every part of the human condition.
 
We like hopeful. We also like bleak. We like desperation and grit. But only if there is a light...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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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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