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: July, 2019

Rochester Writers' Summer Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 17, 2019,
Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest

Call for Entries in the Rochester Writers’ 2019 Summer Writing Contest
Categories: Poetry, Micro Fiction, First Page, Memoir

Prizes: Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each category. In addition, Best of Show will receive a complimentary pass to a future Rochester Writers’ Conference.

Deadline:  August 15, 2019

Number of Entries: Submit one (1) entry in any category for $1...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 16, 2019,
Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

Deadline: August 15, 2019

Fees: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7. Prizes range from $10 to $100. 23 Categories to enter.


Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: It's All Good

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 15, 2019,
The Christian Journal: It’s All Good      
 
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 issue fol...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Broadside Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 14, 2019,
Ruminate Broadside Poetry Contest

Contest Deadline: August 15, 2019 (plus 3-day grace period)

Ruminate is a contemplative literary arts magazine helping you slow down, encounter poetry, stories, and art, and live awake. We invite you to enter our first broadside poetry contest! We will print the winning poem on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image/design inspired by the text.

$12 entry fee (includes a digital copy of ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: 40 Days to Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 13, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: 40 Days to Easter

Topic: What is one unique activity that you and your children did together that helped your children better understand one aspect of the Easter Story? Please view the short articles at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/holidays/celebrating-the-easter-season/holy-week-and-easter-activities-for-the-whole-family and the downloads there to verify that your idea hasn't already been...


Continue reading ...
 

Bethune & Son Second Annual Texas Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 12, 2019,
Bethune & Son Second Annual Texas Short Short Story Contest

Deadline: August 2, 2019

Bethune & Son, "your location for gentlemen's quality outdoor & professional clothing, gifts and accessories with the distinct charm of South Texas living," is looking for short fiction (up to 5,000 words) for its third annual Texas Short Story Competition. Current theme: "Black Gold": "All stories must reference Oil in some way." First prize includes ...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Life Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 11, 2019,
The War Cry: Life Stages      

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 ...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 10, 2019,
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

Louisville Literary Arts has sponsored the Writer’s Block Prize since 2013 in conjunction with the annual Writer’s Block Festival in LouisvilleKentucky. Each year we rotate genres. The 6th annual Writer's Block Prize will be awarded in FICTION. Internationally acclaimed author, Garth Greenwell, will judge.

Deadline: August 1, 2019    
Entry fee: $12
One first place winner will receive $500.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society 2019 National Poetry Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 9, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society 2019 National Poetry Day

Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Prizes range from $5 to $50

25 categories to enter including: Grandpa, Bring Attention ot Mental Health Issues, Petrarchan Sonnet, Pets, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Suddenly, Star Trek, Facing Danger, An Invitation, A Job Well Done, Special People, Haiku, Mirror, Forgiveness, War and Peace, Ach...


Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 8, 2019,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but it...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Bravery

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

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 in...


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Christ Lives!

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 6, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Christ Lives!  
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 5, 2019,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2019

Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100

12 categories to enter including Michigan, humor, evening, family, nature, love, spiritual, animals, prose poem, family, and open theme.


Continue reading ...
 

Summer Adventure Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 4, 2019,
Summer Adventure Writing Contest

Get out your beachwear, your hiking boots, or those wasp plagued picnics. Summer’s here and Pixie Forest Publishing is seeking short stories about a summer’s day outing that turns into an adventure! The adventure can be good or bad, as long as an actual event occurs that changes everything.

Maybe you find a troll in a cave, or help an ancient sea creature on the beach. Or perhaps a...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Fall

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 3, 2019,
The First Line: Fall

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 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 be so much easier if I were ...


Continue reading ...
 

Write On! Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 1, 2019,
Write On! Short Story Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2019

From the Loudoun County (Virginia) Public Library: "Enter our seventh annual short-story contest…and earn a shot at cash prizes. Winners will be announced Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Eat Local Read Local Book Sale and Fair at the Cascades Library. An eBook featuring the work of the winners and honorable mentions will be posted on the library website." The cash prizes will be $200/$100/$50. NB: "Pl...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2019

Rochester Writers' Summer Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 17, 2019,
Rochester Writers’ Summer Writing Contest

Call for Entries in the Rochester Writers’ 2019 Summer Writing Contest
Categories: Poetry, Micro Fiction, First Page, Memoir

Prizes: Cash Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each category. In addition, Best of Show will receive a complimentary pass to a future Rochester Writers’ Conference.

Deadline:  August 15, 2019

Number of Entries: Submit one (1) entry in any category for $1...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 16, 2019,
Poetry Society of Indiana Annual Contest

Deadline: August 15, 2019

Fees: Entry fee is $10 and covers one or all entries for non-members. ISFPC members may enter one to all contest categories for $7. Prizes range from $10 to $100. 23 Categories to enter.


Continue reading ...
 

The Christian Journal: It's All Good

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 15, 2019,
The Christian Journal: It’s All Good      
 
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 issue fol...

Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Broadside Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 14, 2019,
Ruminate Broadside Poetry Contest

Contest Deadline: August 15, 2019 (plus 3-day grace period)

Ruminate is a contemplative literary arts magazine helping you slow down, encounter poetry, stories, and art, and live awake. We invite you to enter our first broadside poetry contest! We will print the winning poem on a limited-edition letterpress broadside featuring an original image/design inspired by the text.

$12 entry fee (includes a digital copy of ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: 40 Days to Easter

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 13, 2019,
Focus on the Family Magazine: 40 Days to Easter

Topic: What is one unique activity that you and your children did together that helped your children better understand one aspect of the Easter Story? Please view the short articles at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/holidays/celebrating-the-easter-season/holy-week-and-easter-activities-for-the-whole-family and the downloads there to verify that your idea hasn't already been...


Continue reading ...
 

Bethune & Son Second Annual Texas Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 12, 2019,
Bethune & Son Second Annual Texas Short Short Story Contest

Deadline: August 2, 2019

Bethune & Son, "your location for gentlemen's quality outdoor & professional clothing, gifts and accessories with the distinct charm of South Texas living," is looking for short fiction (up to 5,000 words) for its third annual Texas Short Story Competition. Current theme: "Black Gold": "All stories must reference Oil in some way." First prize includes ...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Life Stages

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 11, 2019,
The War Cry: Life Stages      

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 ...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 10, 2019,
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest

Louisville Literary Arts has sponsored the Writer’s Block Prize since 2013 in conjunction with the annual Writer’s Block Festival in LouisvilleKentucky. Each year we rotate genres. The 6th annual Writer's Block Prize will be awarded in FICTION. Internationally acclaimed author, Garth Greenwell, will judge.

Deadline: August 1, 2019    
Entry fee: $12
One first place winner will receive $500.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society 2019 National Poetry Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 9, 2019,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society 2019 National Poetry Day

Entry fee: one entry fee of $15 includes entry into all categories
Deadline: August 1, 2019
Prizes range from $5 to $50

25 categories to enter including: Grandpa, Bring Attention ot Mental Health Issues, Petrarchan Sonnet, Pets, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Suddenly, Star Trek, Facing Danger, An Invitation, A Job Well Done, Special People, Haiku, Mirror, Forgiveness, War and Peace, Ach...


Continue reading ...
 

The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 8, 2019,
The Orison Anthology Awards in Fiction, Non-fiction, & Poetry

Orison Books seeks to publish spiritually-engaged poetry, fiction, and non-fiction of exceptional literary merit. In our view, spiritual writing has little to do with subject matter. Rather, the kind of work we seek to publish has a transcendent aesthetic effect on the reader, and reading it can itself be a spiritual experience. Such work is not merely about spiritual contemplation, but it...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Bravery

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

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 in...


Continue reading ...
 

Purpose Magazine: Christ Lives!

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 6, 2019,
Purpose Magazine: Christ Lives!  
 
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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 5, 2019,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2019

Entry fee: $3 - $5 per poem   Prizes: $15 - $100

12 categories to enter including Michigan, humor, evening, family, nature, love, spiritual, animals, prose poem, family, and open theme.


Continue reading ...
 

Summer Adventure Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 4, 2019,
Summer Adventure Writing Contest

Get out your beachwear, your hiking boots, or those wasp plagued picnics. Summer’s here and Pixie Forest Publishing is seeking short stories about a summer’s day outing that turns into an adventure! The adventure can be good or bad, as long as an actual event occurs that changes everything.

Maybe you find a troll in a cave, or help an ancient sea creature on the beach. Or perhaps a...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Fall

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 3, 2019,
The First Line: Fall

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 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 be so much easier if I were ...


Continue reading ...
 

Write On! Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 1, 2019,
Write On! Short Story Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2019

From the Loudoun County (Virginia) Public Library: "Enter our seventh annual short-story contest…and earn a shot at cash prizes. Winners will be announced Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Eat Local Read Local Book Sale and Fair at the Cascades Library. An eBook featuring the work of the winners and honorable mentions will be posted on the library website." The cash prizes will be $200/$100/$50. NB: "Pl...


Continue reading ...
 
 

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