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Browsing Archive: February, 2019

The Lascaux Review Prize in Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 28, 2019,
The Lascaux Review Prize in Flash Fiction

 
The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction is presently open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual anthology.
 
Entry fee is $10. Writers may enter more than once, and as many as three stories may be submitted per ...

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Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: See You in the Comics

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 27, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: See You in the Comics

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 of 1,400 words on any topic, we are especially interested in receiving the dialogue that would go in a graphic short story. The dialogue should be under 400 words and set up like a script. The dialogue for th...


Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 26, 2019,
Bethlehem Writers Short Story Award
 
$10 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 31, 2019. Limit 2,000 words. First prize: $200 and consideration for inclusion in the upcoming BWG anthology, tentatively titled Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Animal Tales. Second prize: $100 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Third prize: $50 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Honorable Mention...

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Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 25, 2019,
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
 
This poetry contest and writing contest is open to everyone and international. We are excited about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill, and ability of all poets and writers. We hope that you have the inspiration to display the beauty and art of writing short stories and poems for the entire world to see your “gift of a dream.”
 
Writing Contest entries may be written on a maximum of (5) pages, either...

Continue reading ...
 

Root and Star: Water

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 24, 2019,
Root and Star: Water
 
Root & Star magazine strives to bring quality art and literature to children in the ephemeral magazine form. It hopes to inspire and be inspired by the whole child – the wise, the wild, the strange, and the sweet. It is a place for creative people to play and to share the complexities of their work and spirit with children. We are looking to build a beautiful, meaningful magazine for children and for the people who read this magazine ...

Continue reading ...
 

Have River Inn: Word Workout Writer's Retreat with Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 23, 2019,

Haven River Inn: Word Workout Writer's Retreat with author Jane Rubietta  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xoignedab&oeidk=a07eg2z8yweba66b254

Jane Rubietta is coming to Comfort, Texas, in March to deliver just that!

Lamb's Tale Ministries invites you to the 2019 Spring Writer's Retreat, WORD WORKOUT. Each of our unique and notable writers' retreats are filled with essential elements to inspire and advance the new and accomplished writer. If you are a published author, t...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 23, 2019,
Enchanted Conversation: Animals

Deadline: March 20, 2019
For: April 2019 Issue
Theme: Animals

Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories and sequential art (aka comics) that use animals as main characters or that operate as a catalyst to the story in a fairy tale, folktale, or mythic setting. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters as long as they are set within the fairy tale, f...


Continue reading ...
 

Country Line Magazine Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 22, 2019,
Country Line Magazine Poetry Contest

UPPER EAST SIDE OF Texas Poetry Contest. Winning entries are published in the May/June issue of the County Line and winners will receive certificates.

CATEGORIES: Adult (18 & older), Grades 9-12, Grades 6-8, Grades 1-5

RULES: Contestants must live in Northeast Texas. One poem per entry submitted on one 8.5x11 sheet of paper, accompanied by the entry form to include name, mailing address, and parental permission ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Tween Attraction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 21, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Tween Attraction

Topic: What is one thing you did to help your tweens better understand "attraction" or how did you help your tween sort out their own or another's feelings? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the ...


Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 21, 2019,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest

First Prize - $500

Contest Guidelines

1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.

2. Postmark by March 15th.

3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.  

4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.

5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.

6. Include $10 Reading Fee ...


Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 20, 2019,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest  

28 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $15 to $1000.        
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Contest 1-N...


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Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 20, 2019,
Tor House Prize for Poetry   

The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.

Deadline: 03/15/2019. Fees: $10 for 3 poems.    


Continue reading ...
 

Braddock Avenue Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 19, 2019,
Braddock Avenue Books  
 
Braddock Avenue Books is an independent literary press dedicated to publishing both new and established writers whose work engages honestly and meaningfully with contemporary circumstances. We especially support writers who use literary fiction and the long-form essay for serious explorations of what it means to be alive today.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, ...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Gertrude Dole Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 18, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Gertrude Dole Memorial Award    

Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice   
Line Limit:  40 Lines  
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

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Wyoming Writers 2019 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 18, 2019,
Wyoming Writers 2019 Writing Contest

Categories and fees:

1) Adult Fiction, including short stories, novel segments, scripts with treatments, maximum 3 entries, one fee per entry —3500 words maximum. $15 for one entry.

2) Children’s/Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction—3500 words maximum. $15 for each entry

3) Nonfiction—memoir, opinion/essay, creative nonfiction, historical monograph. 3500 words maximum. $15 for one entry

4) Poetry—traditional ...


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The Christian Journal: How to Receive the Desires of Our Hearts

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 17, 2019,
The Christian Journal: How to Receive the Desires of Our Hearts
 
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 t...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 17, 2019,
Carteret Writers Contest 2019

Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2019 edition. This is the 28th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.

Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or less
Poetry – 50 lines or less per poem
Writing f...

Continue reading ...
 

Modern Haiku 2019 Haiku Awards Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 16, 2019,
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2019 Haiku Awards Contest    

Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2019. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.

Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries. Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Treasures

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 15, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Treasures

Topic: What is the most unique thing you captured about your 0- to 6-month-old, beyond pictures, videos and the usual baby-book memories, that was treasured by you and your child as s/he grew? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once ...


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Warren-Newport Library 2019 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 15, 2019,
Warren-Newport Library 2019 Creative Writing Contest  

Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.

Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult

Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
                              High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.

Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups

Prizes - Will be...


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Alabama State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 14, 2019,
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Deadline: March 09, 2019 (Postmarked)         

Entry Fees: $1 per poem for members
                 $5 per poem for nonmembers

12 categories to enter. Prizes range from $10-$100


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MUSE: Marvelous Makers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 14, 2019,
MUSE: Marvelous Makers
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scientists, ...

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Pitmad

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 13, 2019,
Pitmad

#PitMad is a pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch.

Every unagented writer is welcome to pitch. All genres/categories are welcomed.

Deadline: March 7, 2019


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Idaho Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 13, 2019,
Idaho Writers Guild Annual Contest

Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.

Categories include: Short Story (up to 3500 words) Novel (first 10 pages), Memoir (first 10 pages) or Journalistic/Essays (up to 2,500 words)

Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: Entries must be received by March 5, 2019. Each category is judged by two or more industry profession...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Identity

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 12, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Identity

Topic: What is one thing you've done as a family to help each child better figure out who s/he is as an individual and who s/he is in Christ? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that your family has done and others can apply once they've read it. The point is th...


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Texas Writes Event at Harper Public Library

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 12, 2019,
Texas Writes Event at Harper Public Library

Saturday, March 2, 2019
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Harper Public Library
23247 West US Hwy 290, Harper, TX 78631

If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 864-4993.

Features authors: Natalia Sylvester (Hispanic contemporary fiction writer) and Marshall Ryan Maresca (fantasy & science fiction writer)

Texas Writes is a statewide...


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Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 11, 2019,
Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

18 categories to enter, prizes range from $10-$100, entry fee is $3 per poem or $30 to enter all categories.

All entries must be received no later than March 1, 2019.


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Poetry Matters Literary Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 11, 2019,
Poetry Matters Literary Prize      
 
Entries will be accepted until February 28, 2019. Anyone, anywhere may submit. Contest is free to enter. Submit up to three poems, 30 lines maximum each.
 
Category for Adult Poets: now known as Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize
Poets between the age of 20 and 60 years old: this category includes college aged students
 
Category for Senior Poets:  Poets 61 years and older
 
Cash Prizes: 1st prize- $75, 2nd pr...

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Hunger Mountain Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 10, 2019,
Hunger Mountain Writing Contests          

Hunger Mountain is the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal for the Arts. They hold four annual contests. All contests now have the same deadline of March 1 of each year, with the submission period open from October 1 to March 1.

The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize – enter up to 3 poems
The Katherine Pat...

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Pockets: Let Your Light Shine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 9, 2019,
Pockets: Let Your Light Shine       

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 ...


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Ginosko Literary Journal Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 9, 2019,
Ginosko Literary Journal Flash Fiction Contest
$500 Award, $5 entry fee, deadline March 1st, 2019
Awarded work posted on website and published in forthcoming issue. 
Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction.


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Oregon State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 8, 2019,
Oregon State Poetry Society Spring Contest

1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams. 2) Members Only: Limit 20 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge: José Angel Araguz. 3) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. A new poet is someone with no more than two poems published in online or print journals. Self-published work is not considered published in this con...


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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 7, 2019,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-contest      
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 



 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by Frederic Stanley.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2019. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the ...

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Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: World Issues

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 6, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: World Issues

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 of 1,400 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that have a teen girl understanding something more about a world issue from a biblical perspective and without a lecture or another character tellin...


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Purpose Magazine: Abundance

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 5, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Abundance    
 
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 ar...

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Left-Hand Pointing Reimagining Classics Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 4, 2019,
Left-Hand Pointing Reimagining Classics Anthology 

Left Hand Publishers is announcing their call for submissions for their next anthology. The working title is “Reimagining Classics.” It’s going to be a collection of short stories based on classics. Take a classic story, character, or theme of your choice (of any type) and reimagine it. The writer must make it easy for the reader to identify the character or storyline from the classic, b...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Endurance

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 3, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Endurance               

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 s...


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The War Cry: Making a Difference

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 2, 2019,
The War Cry: Making a Difference
 
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...

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Parabola Literary Journal: Awakenings

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 1, 2019,
Parabola Literary Journal: Awakenings
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Summer 2019 issue is AwakeningsThe submission deadline is March 1, 2019.
 
Parabola welcomes original...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: February, 2019

The Lascaux Review Prize in Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 28, 2019,
The Lascaux Review Prize in Flash Fiction

 
The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction is presently open for submissions. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual anthology.
 
Entry fee is $10. Writers may enter more than once, and as many as three stories may be submitted per ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: See You in the Comics

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 27, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: See You in the Comics

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 of 1,400 words on any topic, we are especially interested in receiving the dialogue that would go in a graphic short story. The dialogue should be under 400 words and set up like a script. The dialogue for th...


Continue reading ...
 

Bethlehem Writers Short Story Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 26, 2019,
Bethlehem Writers Short Story Award
 
$10 ENTRY FEE. Deadline March 31, 2019. Limit 2,000 words. First prize: $200 and consideration for inclusion in the upcoming BWG anthology, tentatively titled Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Animal Tales. Second prize: $100 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Third prize: $50 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Honorable Mention...

Continue reading ...
 

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 25, 2019,
Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
 
This poetry contest and writing contest is open to everyone and international. We are excited about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill, and ability of all poets and writers. We hope that you have the inspiration to display the beauty and art of writing short stories and poems for the entire world to see your “gift of a dream.”
 
Writing Contest entries may be written on a maximum of (5) pages, either...

Continue reading ...
 

Root and Star: Water

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 24, 2019,
Root and Star: Water
 
Root & Star magazine strives to bring quality art and literature to children in the ephemeral magazine form. It hopes to inspire and be inspired by the whole child – the wise, the wild, the strange, and the sweet. It is a place for creative people to play and to share the complexities of their work and spirit with children. We are looking to build a beautiful, meaningful magazine for children and for the people who read this magazine ...

Continue reading ...
 

Have River Inn: Word Workout Writer's Retreat with Jane Rubietta

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 23, 2019,

Haven River Inn: Word Workout Writer's Retreat with author Jane Rubietta  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xoignedab&oeidk=a07eg2z8yweba66b254

Jane Rubietta is coming to Comfort, Texas, in March to deliver just that!

Lamb's Tale Ministries invites you to the 2019 Spring Writer's Retreat, WORD WORKOUT. Each of our unique and notable writers' retreats are filled with essential elements to inspire and advance the new and accomplished writer. If you are a published author, t...

Continue reading ...
 

Enchanted Conversation: Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 23, 2019,
Enchanted Conversation: Animals

Deadline: March 20, 2019
For: April 2019 Issue
Theme: Animals

Enchanted Conversation is looking for stories and sequential art (aka comics) that use animals as main characters or that operate as a catalyst to the story in a fairy tale, folktale, or mythic setting. Work can either be re-tellings of established stories or use original characters as long as they are set within the fairy tale, f...


Continue reading ...
 

Country Line Magazine Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 22, 2019,
Country Line Magazine Poetry Contest

UPPER EAST SIDE OF Texas Poetry Contest. Winning entries are published in the May/June issue of the County Line and winners will receive certificates.

CATEGORIES: Adult (18 & older), Grades 9-12, Grades 6-8, Grades 1-5

RULES: Contestants must live in Northeast Texas. One poem per entry submitted on one 8.5x11 sheet of paper, accompanied by the entry form to include name, mailing address, and parental permission ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Tween Attraction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 21, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Tween Attraction

Topic: What is one thing you did to help your tweens better understand "attraction" or how did you help your tween sort out their own or another's feelings? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once they've read it. The point is the ...


Continue reading ...
 

Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 21, 2019,
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest

First Prize - $500

Contest Guidelines

1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.

2. Postmark by March 15th.

3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.  

4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.

5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.

6. Include $10 Reading Fee ...


Continue reading ...
 

NFSPS Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 20, 2019,
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest  

28 categories open to all poets. Prizes range from $15 to $1000.        
Unpublished poems up to 40 lines.
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Non-members may enter most contests at $1.00 per poem (except $5.00 for each entry in Contest 1-NFSPS Founders Award). Members may enter up to 10 contests for $1.00 per poem or $10.00 total for entries in more than 10 contests (except for Contest 1-N...


Continue reading ...
 

Tor House Prize for Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 20, 2019,
Tor House Prize for Poetry   

The annual Tor House Prize for Poetry is a living memorial to American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962). The prize is $1,000 for an original, unpublished poem not to exceed three pages in length, $200 for Honorable Mention. This contest is open to well-crafted poetry in all styles.

Deadline: 03/15/2019. Fees: $10 for 3 poems.    


Continue reading ...
 

Braddock Avenue Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 19, 2019,
Braddock Avenue Books  
 
Braddock Avenue Books is an independent literary press dedicated to publishing both new and established writers whose work engages honestly and meaningfully with contemporary circumstances. We especially support writers who use literary fiction and the long-form essay for serious explorations of what it means to be alive today.
 
from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Gertrude Dole Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 18, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Gertrude Dole Memorial Award    

Deadline:  March 15
Subject:  Poet’s Choice
Form:  Poet's Choice   
Line Limit:  40 Lines  
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Entry fee: $3
 
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

Continue reading ...
 

Wyoming Writers 2019 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 18, 2019,
Wyoming Writers 2019 Writing Contest

Categories and fees:

1) Adult Fiction, including short stories, novel segments, scripts with treatments, maximum 3 entries, one fee per entry —3500 words maximum. $15 for one entry.

2) Children’s/Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction—3500 words maximum. $15 for each entry

3) Nonfiction—memoir, opinion/essay, creative nonfiction, historical monograph. 3500 words maximum. $15 for one entry

4) Poetry—traditional ...


Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: How to Receive the Desires of Our Hearts

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 17, 2019,
The Christian Journal: How to Receive the Desires of Our Hearts
 
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 t...

Continue reading ...
 

Carteret Writers Contest 2019

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 17, 2019,
Carteret Writers Contest 2019

Welcome to the Carteret Writers annual writing contest, 2019 edition. This is the 28th consecutive year for our contest. The contest is open to entries from the United States and North America, but limited to manuscripts submitted in English only.

Our entry categories this year are:
Fiction – 3,000 words or less
Nonfiction – 3,000 words or less
Flash Fiction – 750 words or less
Poetry – 50 lines or less per poem
Writing f...

Continue reading ...
 

Modern Haiku 2019 Haiku Awards Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 16, 2019,
The Robert Spiess Memorial 2019 Haiku Awards Contest    

Modern Haiku is pleased to announce the Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Awards Competition for 2019. The purpose of this competition is to honor the life and work of Bob Spiess, editor of Modern Haiku from 1978 to his death on March 13, 2002.

Email entries will now be accepted as well as postal entries. Theme: Haiku are to be written in the spirit of the following “Speculation...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Treasures

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 15, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Baby Treasures

Topic: What is the most unique thing you captured about your 0- to 6-month-old, beyond pictures, videos and the usual baby-book memories, that was treasured by you and your child as s/he grew? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that others can apply once ...


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Warren-Newport Library 2019 Creative Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 15, 2019,
Warren-Newport Library 2019 Creative Writing Contest  

Categories - Short Story (fiction), Poetry
Limited to two entries in each category per person.

Age Groups - Grades 3, 4, and 5; Grades 6, 7, and 8; High School; Adult

Short Story Length - Grades 3 through 8: 1-4 pages, double-spaced.
                              High School and Adult: 3-5 pages, typewritten, double-spaced.

Poetry Length - A minimum of 8 lines for all age groups

Prizes - Will be...


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Alabama State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 14, 2019,
Alabama State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Deadline: March 09, 2019 (Postmarked)         

Entry Fees: $1 per poem for members
                 $5 per poem for nonmembers

12 categories to enter. Prizes range from $10-$100


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MUSE: Marvelous Makers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 14, 2019,
MUSE: Marvelous Makers
 
MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens in grades 4-8. It takes intellectual curiosity seriously, while never taking itself too seriously. The editors seek fresh and entertaining articles from the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme and open-ended organizing questions about the theme. We value articles that feature innovators, scientists, ...

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Pitmad

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 13, 2019,
Pitmad

#PitMad is a pitch party on Twitter where writers tweet a 280-character pitch for their completed, polished, unpublished manuscripts. Agents and editors make requests by liking/favoriting the tweeted pitch.

Every unagented writer is welcome to pitch. All genres/categories are welcomed.

Deadline: March 7, 2019


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Idaho Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 13, 2019,
Idaho Writers Guild Annual Contest

Enter the Idaho Writers Guild Writing Competition for a chance to win prizes and get valuable judges' feedback.

Categories include: Short Story (up to 3500 words) Novel (first 10 pages), Memoir (first 10 pages) or Journalistic/Essays (up to 2,500 words)

Entry fees range from $35 to $40. Deadline: Entries must be received by March 5, 2019. Each category is judged by two or more industry profession...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Identity

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 12, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Identity

Topic: What is one thing you've done as a family to help each child better figure out who s/he is as an individual and who s/he is in Christ? "Hacks & Facts" articles are not the place to showcase your voice as a writer. Also, lectures aren't encouraged. Instead concentrate on a hands-on-practical parenting tip that your family has done and others can apply once they've read it. The point is th...


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Texas Writes Event at Harper Public Library

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 12, 2019,
Texas Writes Event at Harper Public Library

Saturday, March 2, 2019
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Harper Public Library
23247 West US Hwy 290, Harper, TX 78631

If you're interested in attending, please contact the library to pre-register at (830) 864-4993.

Features authors: Natalia Sylvester (Hispanic contemporary fiction writer) and Marshall Ryan Maresca (fantasy & science fiction writer)

Texas Writes is a statewide...


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Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 11, 2019,
Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

18 categories to enter, prizes range from $10-$100, entry fee is $3 per poem or $30 to enter all categories.

All entries must be received no later than March 1, 2019.


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Poetry Matters Literary Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 11, 2019,
Poetry Matters Literary Prize      
 
Entries will be accepted until February 28, 2019. Anyone, anywhere may submit. Contest is free to enter. Submit up to three poems, 30 lines maximum each.
 
Category for Adult Poets: now known as Spring Robinson/Mahogany Red Lit Prize
Poets between the age of 20 and 60 years old: this category includes college aged students
 
Category for Senior Poets:  Poets 61 years and older
 
Cash Prizes: 1st prize- $75, 2nd pr...

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Hunger Mountain Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 10, 2019,
Hunger Mountain Writing Contests          

Hunger Mountain is the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal for the Arts. They hold four annual contests. All contests now have the same deadline of March 1 of each year, with the submission period open from October 1 to March 1.

The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize – up to 10K words
The Ruth Stone Poetry Prize – enter up to 3 poems
The Katherine Pat...

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Pockets: Let Your Light Shine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 9, 2019,
Pockets: Let Your Light Shine       

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 ...


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Ginosko Literary Journal Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 9, 2019,
Ginosko Literary Journal Flash Fiction Contest
$500 Award, $5 entry fee, deadline March 1st, 2019
Awarded work posted on website and published in forthcoming issue. 
Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction.


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Oregon State Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 8, 2019,
Oregon State Poetry Society Spring Contest

1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form. Judge: John Sibley Williams. 2) Members Only: Limit 20 lines, any subject, any form. Entrant must be a current OPA member. Judge: José Angel Araguz. 3) New Poets: Limit 30 lines, any subject, any form. A new poet is someone with no more than two poems published in online or print journals. Self-published work is not considered published in this con...


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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 7, 2019,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/limerick-contest      
 
Wanna join the fun? Submit your limerick!
 



 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this illustration by Frederic Stanley.
 
To enter, fill out the entry form on their web site. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2019. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.
 
The winning limerick will be published in the ...

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Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: World Issues

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 6, 2019,
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: World Issues

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 of 1,400 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories that have a teen girl understanding something more about a world issue from a biblical perspective and without a lecture or another character tellin...


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Purpose Magazine: Abundance

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 5, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Abundance    
 
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 ar...

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Left-Hand Pointing Reimagining Classics Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 4, 2019,
Left-Hand Pointing Reimagining Classics Anthology 

Left Hand Publishers is announcing their call for submissions for their next anthology. The working title is “Reimagining Classics.” It’s going to be a collection of short stories based on classics. Take a classic story, character, or theme of your choice (of any type) and reimagine it. The writer must make it easy for the reader to identify the character or storyline from the classic, b...


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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Endurance

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 3, 2019,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Endurance               

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 s...


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The War Cry: Making a Difference

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 2, 2019,
The War Cry: Making a Difference
 
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...

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Parabola Literary Journal: Awakenings

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 1, 2019,
Parabola Literary Journal: Awakenings
 
Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.
 
Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The theme for the Summer 2019 issue is AwakeningsThe submission deadline is March 1, 2019.
 
Parabola welcomes original...

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