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. I am not an editor, publisher, or an agent. I am a writer who enjoys sharing submission information I find on the web with other writers. 

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 37,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: January, 2020

The Poetry Box Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 23, 2020,
The Poetry Box Poetry Chapbook Competition

Winners will receive the following:

1st Prize: $500 plus 20 copies of published chapbook, distribution of their winning title to all contest entrants and Two-year subscription to Duotrope.com (Value $100).

2nd Prize: $150 plus 10 copies of their published chapbook.

3rd Prize: $100 plus 5 copies of their published chapbook.

(The Poetry Box® may offer publication to a few finalists, dependent upon ...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Listen to Your Dreams

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 22, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Listen to Your Dreams      

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Library 12th Annual Writer's Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 21, 2020,
Johnson City Library 12th Annual Writer’s Conference

Tell your stories!

We've all heard the phrase "write what you know" but that can be confusing for some writers.  How do you turn what you know into fiction?  What if you want to write fantasy but you don’t have a background as a wizard?  Or perhaps you want to write a memoir but you don't know how to turn your personal stories into a cohesive narrative?  To help tackle those questions, the t...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 20, 2020,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

 

 Inline image

 

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Norman Rockwell cover illustration from November 21, 1936.

To enter, fill out the entry form below. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2020. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.

The winning limerick will be publis...


Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 19, 2020,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party
 
A Twitter Pitch party exclusively for Picture Books!
 
What - Pitch Your Picture Books on Twitter
Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!
When - Our next #PBPitch will be Thursday, February 20th, 2020! 
 
Pitch your PBs on twitter using #PBPitch. Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 2pm and once after.) If you are an author/illustrator, you can attach an image to you...

Continue reading ...
 

Growing Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 18, 2020,
Growing Magazine

Growing covers what rises above the green. Whether it be science, pest control, the art and business of farming fruits and vegetables or even the literal definition of “agriculture” – we cover what our audience deals with on a daily basis. For most, growing is a passion and a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation. In the pages of Growing you will find content with tried-and-true practices along with new suggest...


Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar 2021

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 17, 2020,
Texas Poetry Calendar 2021
 
The Texas Poetry Calendar has been an iconic staple of the poetry community in Texas since 1998, publishing Texas Poets Laureate and Pushcart winners alongside emerging poets from the vast cultural diaspora culminating in this great state. Submissions are accepted from December 1, 2019 through February 20, 2020.
 
Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. Begin each poem on a separate page. Do not make more than one s...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE Magazine: Super Powers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 16, 2020,
MUSE Magazine: Super Powers  

MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens ages 9-14. 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. Timeliness and trustworthiness is essential, but humor, irreverence, and atypical angles are also hallmarks of MUSE.

Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado February Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 15, 2020,
Poetry Society of Colorado February Contest

February Open Contest
Submission Deadline: 2/15/20
Sponsor: Nancy Cummins Bierman
Theme: Legendary Colorado Women
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 50** (Note 50 lines!)

Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 14, 2020,
Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest
 
We encourage creativity as part of developing the character of Christ our Creator in each of us. So GET CREATIVE – in Photography, Poetry, and Coloring!
 
Three contests – Nine Winners – Each Quarter! Three age categories in each of the three contests: youth 6-11, teen 12 -18, adult 19+. Please note you can enter all three contests but just one entry per contest per quarter.
 
Winter Co...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 13, 2020,



Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine New Year's Resolution Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 12, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine New Year’s Resolution Story

Topic: Brio magazine is looking for a contemporary fiction story that includes New Year resolutions that don’t work, the fear of facing a new year or any type of New Year angst that a young teen girl might face.

Word count: 1200-1400 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $300, on acceptance
Due date: January 28, 2020
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
A...

Continue reading ...
 

Enclave Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 11, 2020,
Enclave Publishing

Enclave is the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction. Whether it’s Christian science fiction you love, or fantasy, time travel, steampunk, alternate history, spiritual warfare, superhero, or technothriller—if it’s speculative and it comes from the Christian worldview, Enclave is the place to go. Enclave strives to get Christian speculative fiction directly into the hands of the fans who love and devour great stories.

f...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine Thanksgiving Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 10, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine Thanksgiving Story

Topic: Brio magazine is looking for a contemporary fiction story that includes Thanksgiving.

Word count: 1200-1400 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $300, on acceptance
Due date: January 21, 2020
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Teen girls with a biblical worldview


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 9, 2020,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poet...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: The Ministry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 8, 2020,
Bible Advocate: The Ministry  

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 Scripture

Word/Line Lengt...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2020

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 7, 2020,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2020
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 12, 2020
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES Magazine: Elections Around the World

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 6, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Elections Around the World

Lively, original approaches to the subject are the primary concerns of the editors in choosing material. FACES: World Culture & Geography is written for ages 9-14. FACES Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, where you can also purchase a current issue.) Issues are also available at many local libr...


Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Allergies

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 5, 2020,
Guardian Angel Kids: Allergies      

Continue reading ...
 

The Compass Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 4, 2020,
The Compass Magazine

The Compass Magazine is an online-only magazine. We focus on an audience of educated Seventh-day Adventist laypeople. Our goal is to provide solid biblical content dealing with important issues in the church and society in a way that supports the church and Adventist beliefs. Most published articles are between 800 and 2,500 words, are written in a general or conversational style, and cover topics that are relevant tod...


Continue reading ...
 

Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 3, 2020,
Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest

A Kent State Trumbull staple since 1966, ICON is a poetry and art magazine that is published once each year, near the end of spring semester.

Submissions are welcome from anyone, and the magazine is proud to boast that it receives poems and artwork from not only around the country, but around the world. ICON publishes the winner of the campus's yearly Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, which is judged by faculty from the Kent...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Work

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 2, 2020,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Work

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 address...


Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 1, 2020,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest 

Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 21 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2020

The Poetry Box Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 23, 2020,
The Poetry Box Poetry Chapbook Competition

Winners will receive the following:

1st Prize: $500 plus 20 copies of published chapbook, distribution of their winning title to all contest entrants and Two-year subscription to Duotrope.com (Value $100).

2nd Prize: $150 plus 10 copies of their published chapbook.

3rd Prize: $100 plus 5 copies of their published chapbook.

(The Poetry Box® may offer publication to a few finalists, dependent upon ...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Listen to Your Dreams

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 22, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Listen to Your Dreams      

Continue reading ...
 

Johnson City Library 12th Annual Writer's Conference

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 21, 2020,
Johnson City Library 12th Annual Writer’s Conference

Tell your stories!

We've all heard the phrase "write what you know" but that can be confusing for some writers.  How do you turn what you know into fiction?  What if you want to write fantasy but you don’t have a background as a wizard?  Or perhaps you want to write a memoir but you don't know how to turn your personal stories into a cohesive narrative?  To help tackle those questions, the t...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 20, 2020,
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

 

 Inline image

 

The Saturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick about this Norman Rockwell cover illustration from November 21, 1936.

To enter, fill out the entry form below. Entries must be submitted by February 25, 2020. Limericks must contain five lines, and you may enter as many times as you wish.

The winning limerick will be publis...


Continue reading ...
 

Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 19, 2020,
Picture Book Pitch Twitter Party
 
A Twitter Pitch party exclusively for Picture Books!
 
What - Pitch Your Picture Books on Twitter
Why - Agents and Editors on Twitter Can See It!
When - Our next #PBPitch will be Thursday, February 20th, 2020! 
 
Pitch your PBs on twitter using #PBPitch. Pitch manuscripts only ONCE in the morning and ONCE in the Evening. (Once before 2pm and once after.) If you are an author/illustrator, you can attach an image to you...

Continue reading ...
 

Growing Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 18, 2020,
Growing Magazine

Growing covers what rises above the green. Whether it be science, pest control, the art and business of farming fruits and vegetables or even the literal definition of “agriculture” – we cover what our audience deals with on a daily basis. For most, growing is a passion and a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation. In the pages of Growing you will find content with tried-and-true practices along with new suggest...


Continue reading ...
 

Texas Poetry Calendar 2021

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 17, 2020,
Texas Poetry Calendar 2021
 
The Texas Poetry Calendar has been an iconic staple of the poetry community in Texas since 1998, publishing Texas Poets Laureate and Pushcart winners alongside emerging poets from the vast cultural diaspora culminating in this great state. Submissions are accepted from December 1, 2019 through February 20, 2020.
 
Submit 1-3 poems in a single document. Begin each poem on a separate page. Do not make more than one s...

Continue reading ...
 

MUSE Magazine: Super Powers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 16, 2020,
MUSE Magazine: Super Powers  

MUSE is a discovery magazine for children and teens ages 9-14. 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. Timeliness and trustworthiness is essential, but humor, irreverence, and atypical angles are also hallmarks of MUSE.

Each edition of MUSE focuses on a central theme...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado February Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 15, 2020,
Poetry Society of Colorado February Contest

February Open Contest
Submission Deadline: 2/15/20
Sponsor: Nancy Cummins Bierman
Theme: Legendary Colorado Women
Form: Optional
Line Limit: 50** (Note 50 lines!)

Continue reading ...
 

Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 14, 2020,
Creation Illustrated Winter Photo/Poetry Contest
 
We encourage creativity as part of developing the character of Christ our Creator in each of us. So GET CREATIVE – in Photography, Poetry, and Coloring!
 
Three contests – Nine Winners – Each Quarter! Three age categories in each of the three contests: youth 6-11, teen 12 -18, adult 19+. Please note you can enter all three contests but just one entry per contest per quarter.
 
Winter Co...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 13, 2020,



Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine New Year's Resolution Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 12, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine New Year’s Resolution Story

Topic: Brio magazine is looking for a contemporary fiction story that includes New Year resolutions that don’t work, the fear of facing a new year or any type of New Year angst that a young teen girl might face.

Word count: 1200-1400 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $300, on acceptance
Due date: January 28, 2020
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
A...

Continue reading ...
 

Enclave Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 11, 2020,
Enclave Publishing

Enclave is the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction. Whether it’s Christian science fiction you love, or fantasy, time travel, steampunk, alternate history, spiritual warfare, superhero, or technothriller—if it’s speculative and it comes from the Christian worldview, Enclave is the place to go. Enclave strives to get Christian speculative fiction directly into the hands of the fans who love and devour great stories.

f...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine Thanksgiving Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 10, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Brio Magazine Thanksgiving Story

Topic: Brio magazine is looking for a contemporary fiction story that includes Thanksgiving.

Word count: 1200-1400 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $300, on acceptance
Due date: January 21, 2020
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Teen girls with a biblical worldview


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 9, 2020,
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
Ruminate is an award-winning quarterly literary arts print magazine engaging the Christian faith. Ruminate publishes poetry, short stories, photography, visual art reproductions, short fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, essays, reviews, and interviews. We accept online submissions year-round. Ruminate also sponsors four contests each year--our poet...

Continue reading ...
 

Bible Advocate: The Ministry

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 8, 2020,
Bible Advocate: The Ministry  

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 Scripture

Word/Line Lengt...

Continue reading ...
 

Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2020

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 7, 2020,
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest 2020
 
Deadline: Postmarked February 12, 2020
 
Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.
 
Categories:
* Rhymed verse or blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), any subject, serious or humorous
* Free verse, any subject, serious or humorous
* Humorous ver...

Continue reading ...
 

FACES Magazine: Elections Around the World

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 6, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Elections Around the World

Lively, original approaches to the subject are the primary concerns of the editors in choosing material. FACES: World Culture & Geography is written for ages 9-14. FACES Writers are encouraged to study recent past copies for content and style. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, where you can also purchase a current issue.) Issues are also available at many local libr...


Continue reading ...
 

Guardian Angel Kids: Allergies

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 5, 2020,
Guardian Angel Kids: Allergies      

Continue reading ...
 

The Compass Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 4, 2020,
The Compass Magazine

The Compass Magazine is an online-only magazine. We focus on an audience of educated Seventh-day Adventist laypeople. Our goal is to provide solid biblical content dealing with important issues in the church and society in a way that supports the church and Adventist beliefs. Most published articles are between 800 and 2,500 words, are written in a general or conversational style, and cover topics that are relevant tod...


Continue reading ...
 

Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 3, 2020,
Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest

A Kent State Trumbull staple since 1966, ICON is a poetry and art magazine that is published once each year, near the end of spring semester.

Submissions are welcome from anyone, and the magazine is proud to boast that it receives poems and artwork from not only around the country, but around the world. ICON publishes the winner of the campus's yearly Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest, which is judged by faculty from the Kent...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Work

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 2, 2020,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Work

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 address...


Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 1, 2020,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest 

Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines
 
Prizes range from $10 to $100. 21 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.

Continue reading ...
 
 

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