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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and winner of a 2015
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Browsing Archive: July, 2020

Focus on the Family Magazine: A New Kind of School Tips

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: A New Kind of School Tips

Topic: What is one unique way that you were able to help your kids complete their school assignments (from computer interaction with their teacher or on their day at school/day home schedule) that helped them learn and appreciate being at home. We don’t need submissions about extra activities you did with them or how you home schooled. We are looking for how you motivated yo...


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WOW! Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2020,
WOW! Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE. Critique for an additional fee. Deadline August 31, 2020. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 and 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. First Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate. Second Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate...

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Inkitt Midsummer Mystery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2020,
Inkitt Midsummer Mystery Contest

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 31, 2020. Your book must be an original work, written in English and a minimum of 7,500 words to be considered for a winning place. Both ongoing and completed works will be accepted. Winners are determined by overall reader engagement as judged by Inkitt and not based on ‘likes’ alone. First place: $650, an exclusive badge for your book cover and an Inkitt social media feature! Second place...


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Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 30, 2020,
Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Here is a great chance for writers of all stripes, as Gemini Magazine’s contest is open to any subject, style, or genre! Entries must be unpublished, and the maximum length is 1000 words. The winner receives $1000 and publication. Second Prize $100. Four Honorable Mentions $25 each.

Entry Fee: $6 Deadline: August 31, 2020.



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Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hill Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 29, 2020,
Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests   
 
The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes - $100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration.
 
Seve...

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The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 29, 2020,
The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
https://lunchticket.org/contests/dwm/       

Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods...

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Louisiana State Poetry Society Fall Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2020,
Louisiana State Poetry Society Fall Festival Contest       

Post Mark Deadline:  August 31, 2020

7 categories to enter, including Sports Memorabilia, Fall Destinations, Transitions of the Glimpse of Fall, Fashionable Fall, Autumn Roads, Pumpkins, Crackling Fires. Line limit 40 lines Prizes $10 - $50.

Entry Fee: $3.00 per category or $15.00 if all categories are entered.


...
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An Anthology of Honest Spiritual Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2020,
An Anthology of Honest Spiritual Literature

In the poetry of Psalm 18, the writer finds the divine to be a source of strength and comfort, employing the image of a deer placed on heights outside of harm’s reach. In the poetry of Psalm 42, that deer is now panting for the missing streams of life, diverted by an absent or forgetful God. Now compare Psalm 23 to Psalm 88. Exodus to Lamentations. Ruth to Job. That’s what we’re looking for. Works...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: No Worries

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: No Worries

Topic: What is one unique thing you’ve done to help your kids not worry about the future during uncertain times? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Long-Distance Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 27, 2020,

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles, Amazing Coincidences & the Unexplainable

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 26, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles, Amazing Coincidences & the Unexplainable         

While the book is tentatively titled Miracles & Divine Intervention, we do not intend for this book to be for religious readers only. It is for everyone who loves to hear about miracles, amazing coincidences, and the mysterious and unexplainable good things that can happen to us.

Based on the submissions we have received we realized that many p...


Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 26, 2020,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

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Gulf Stream Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 26, 2020,
Gulf Stream Summer Contest

The Gulf Stream Summer Contest runs annually to unearth exciting new works of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. It offers emerging writers a great opportunity to have their work read by published poets and authors.

Winners in each category receive a cash prize of $100 plus publication in Issue #26.
Two finalists from each category will be published in Issue #26 and reimbursed their entry fee.

Fiction & creative nonfiction subm...


Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 25, 2020,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2020 42nd Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest  
 
DEADLINE: August 15, 2020 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
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 $5 to $100
 
23 Categories include: Ain't it Grand?, Happiness, On a Saturday, Season of Discontent, Legacy, The Four Seasons, Powerful L...

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Saturday Writers: August Prose & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 24, 2020,
Saturday Writers: August Prose & Poetry Contest

Theme: Any Decade Goes: anything goes

Prose: 2020-word limit
Poetry: 50-line limit
Begins: 7/25/20
Prose Deadline: 8/29/20
Poetry Deadline: ​8/29/20

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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 24, 2020,

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Kallisto Gaia Press Short Fiction & Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2020,
Kallisto Gaia Press Chester B. Himes Short Fiction Prize

All entrants will receive a copy of The Ocotillo Review Volume 5.1. Revenue generated from entries to the Chester B. Himes Memorial Fiction Prize will be shared with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for research into treatment and cures for Parkinson’s Disease.

There is a $20.00 fee per entry. Deadline is August 20, 2020

Please submit a 1000 t...

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Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2020,
Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: August

August Contest Sponsors: Norm & Holly Chichester

Theme: Optional

Form: Petrarchan or Shakespearean Sonnet

Line Limit: 14

Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prizes: 1st Place: $25, 2nd Place: $15, 3rd Place: $10

Deadline: August 18, 2020


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FACES Magazine: Fun for All

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 22, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Fun for All   

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 libraries. All m...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 22, 2020,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

19 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $50.

Deadline is August 15, 2020


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Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 21, 2020,
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) p...

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Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 21, 2020,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill o...


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Sequestrum Genre Fiction Issue & Sonnet/Haiku Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2020,
Sequestrum Genre Fiction Issue

For too long, there’s been a barrier between “literary” and “genre” work. In recent years, that line is blurring; genre writing regularly offers complex characters and prose just as literary writing grows increasingly imaginative. That’s where we come in. In short, we want your most engaging writing written in stunning prose. Submit mystery, science fiction, romance, fantasy, comedy, thrille...


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Poetica Publishing Anthology: Spiritual Poems Connected to Nature

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2020,
Poetica Publishing Anthology: Spiritual Poems Connected to Nature

Theme: Spirituality  

Mizmor is an annual anthology considering high-quality poetry that expresses spiritual experiences with a strong emphasis on the relationship between the modern world and ancient wisdom. We favor true experiences with striking imagery, we do not accept devotional-religious poetry. Open to all writers of any background and/or affiliation. No fee to submit.  Cont...


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Bible Advocate: Together

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 19, 2020,
Bible Advocate: Together   

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 Lengths:...

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Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 19, 2020,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest
         
4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
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.
 
Deadline: August 12, 2020

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Childhood Fears

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Childhood Fears

Topic: How do you keep your kids from being afraid at night or manage their fears in general? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North A...


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Travel Touchstones: Mining the Magic of Travel Memories Class

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2020,

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Guardian Angel Kids: Royalty

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 17, 2020,
Guardian Angel Kids: Royalty     

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society National Poetry Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 16, 2020,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society National Poetry Day Contest  

24 categories to enter including: Forgiveness, A Life-Changing Experience, History, Education, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Wife, Mother, Kindness, Success, Youth, Secondhand Bargain, Leader, Longevity, Hugs, Special People, God is Everywhere, Flowers & Gardens, I Gotta Be Me, Loss, and more.

Prizes: $5 - $50. Deadline: August 1, 2020. Entry fee for the entire contest is $15 for...


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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 15, 2020,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2020

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

8 categories to enter including Michigan, humor, nature, love, and more. 


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Nicki's Prize for Humor Writing: Sisters

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 14, 2020,
Nicki’s Prize for Humor Writing: Sisters

The University of Dayton’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is seeking humorous nonfiction essays that convey your special bond with your sister.

Anyone who has a sister knows it can be one of the closest and most fun relationships of your life. Your sister is often your biggest cheerleader, rock-solid support, secret keeper, family memory bank, honest critic and someone who makes you laugh more than anyone else....


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Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 14, 2020,
Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology

Deadline: August 1, 2020

Central Texas Writers Society accepts submissions of short stories, comedy, song lyrics, poetry, and prose. Stories may be no longer than 2000 words. There is no fee to enter. All rights revert back to the author and you must have the rights to your work. Please send no more than 3 items in any category to centraltexaswriterssociety@outlook.com  as an attachment.

Please include a co...


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Cobblestone Magazine: Harry S. Truman

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 12, 2020,
Cobblestone: Harry S. Truman

American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the present with fiction, nonfiction, and poe...


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The War Cry: Character Counts

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 11, 2020,
The War Cry: Character Counts          

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


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Safety for Toddlers in the Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 10, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Safety for Toddlers in the Home

Topic: What is one unique thing you did to keep your toddler safe in the home? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North...


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FACES Magazine: Central America

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 9, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Central America   

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 libraries. A...

Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Woman on Writing 2020 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 8, 2020,
WOW! Women On Writing 2020 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

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Narrative Magazine Spring 2020 Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 8, 2020,
Narrative Magazine Spring 2020 Story Contest

Our Spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, o...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Flexible Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 6, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Flexible Kids

Topic: What did you do to help your kids learn to be more flexible and adapt to what “is,” and not what they wished was happening. We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this ...


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HSA Harold G. Henderson Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 5, 2020,
HSA Harold G. Henderson Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Contests

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Cisco Writers Club 44th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 4, 2020,
Cisco Writers Club 44th Annual Contest        

DEADLINE: July 31, 2020.
 
WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!
 
CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2020, in the ...

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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 4, 2020,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
...
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Focus on the Family Magazine: Waiting Well

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 2, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Waiting Well

Topic: How did you teach your kids to wait well? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors.

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First...

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 2, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Friendship Forgiveness

Topic: What was something fun you did with your kids at home during spring break to make the week feel festive or to get something done. We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, thi...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: July, 2020

Focus on the Family Magazine: A New Kind of School Tips

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: A New Kind of School Tips

Topic: What is one unique way that you were able to help your kids complete their school assignments (from computer interaction with their teacher or on their day at school/day home schedule) that helped them learn and appreciate being at home. We don’t need submissions about extra activities you did with them or how you home schooled. We are looking for how you motivated yo...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2020,
WOW! Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE. Critique for an additional fee. Deadline August 31, 2020. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 and 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. First Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate. Second Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate...

Continue reading ...
 

Inkitt Midsummer Mystery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 31, 2020,
Inkitt Midsummer Mystery Contest

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline August 31, 2020. Your book must be an original work, written in English and a minimum of 7,500 words to be considered for a winning place. Both ongoing and completed works will be accepted. Winners are determined by overall reader engagement as judged by Inkitt and not based on ‘likes’ alone. First place: $650, an exclusive badge for your book cover and an Inkitt social media feature! Second place...


Continue reading ...
 

Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 30, 2020,
Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Here is a great chance for writers of all stripes, as Gemini Magazine’s contest is open to any subject, style, or genre! Entries must be unpublished, and the maximum length is 1000 words. The winner receives $1000 and publication. Second Prize $100. Four Honorable Mentions $25 each.

Entry Fee: $6 Deadline: August 31, 2020.



Continue reading ...
 

Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hill Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 29, 2020,
Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hills Literary, Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests   
 
The contests do not accept work previously published or having received awards in other competitions. Prizes - $100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third, plus publication in the Seven Hills Review. Winners will receive a complimentary copy. We regularly nominate outstanding pieces for the Pushcart Prize consideration.
 
Seve...

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The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 29, 2020,
The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
https://lunchticket.org/contests/dwm/       

Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods...

Continue reading ...
 

Louisiana State Poetry Society Fall Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2020,
Louisiana State Poetry Society Fall Festival Contest       

Post Mark Deadline:  August 31, 2020

7 categories to enter, including Sports Memorabilia, Fall Destinations, Transitions of the Glimpse of Fall, Fashionable Fall, Autumn Roads, Pumpkins, Crackling Fires. Line limit 40 lines Prizes $10 - $50.

Entry Fee: $3.00 per category or $15.00 if all categories are entered.


...
Continue reading ...
 

An Anthology of Honest Spiritual Literature

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2020,
An Anthology of Honest Spiritual Literature

In the poetry of Psalm 18, the writer finds the divine to be a source of strength and comfort, employing the image of a deer placed on heights outside of harm’s reach. In the poetry of Psalm 42, that deer is now panting for the missing streams of life, diverted by an absent or forgetful God. Now compare Psalm 23 to Psalm 88. Exodus to Lamentations. Ruth to Job. That’s what we’re looking for. Works...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: No Worries

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 28, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: No Worries

Topic: What is one unique thing you’ve done to help your kids not worry about the future during uncertain times? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Long-Distance Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 27, 2020,

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles, Amazing Coincidences & the Unexplainable

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 26, 2020,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles, Amazing Coincidences & the Unexplainable         

While the book is tentatively titled Miracles & Divine Intervention, we do not intend for this book to be for religious readers only. It is for everyone who loves to hear about miracles, amazing coincidences, and the mysterious and unexplainable good things that can happen to us.

Based on the submissions we have received we realized that many p...


Continue reading ...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 26, 2020,
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Stream Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 26, 2020,
Gulf Stream Summer Contest

The Gulf Stream Summer Contest runs annually to unearth exciting new works of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. It offers emerging writers a great opportunity to have their work read by published poets and authors.

Winners in each category receive a cash prize of $100 plus publication in Issue #26.
Two finalists from each category will be published in Issue #26 and reimbursed their entry fee.

Fiction & creative nonfiction subm...


Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 25, 2020,
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
2020 42nd Annual Fall Rendezvous Contest  
 
DEADLINE: August 15, 2020 (Postmark stamp September 1st at the latest.)
 
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 $5 to $100
 
23 Categories include: Ain't it Grand?, Happiness, On a Saturday, Season of Discontent, Legacy, The Four Seasons, Powerful L...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers: August Prose & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 24, 2020,
Saturday Writers: August Prose & Poetry Contest

Theme: Any Decade Goes: anything goes

Prose: 2020-word limit
Poetry: 50-line limit
Begins: 7/25/20
Prose Deadline: 8/29/20
Poetry Deadline: ​8/29/20

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 24, 2020,

Continue reading ...
 

Kallisto Gaia Press Short Fiction & Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2020,
Kallisto Gaia Press Chester B. Himes Short Fiction Prize

All entrants will receive a copy of The Ocotillo Review Volume 5.1. Revenue generated from entries to the Chester B. Himes Memorial Fiction Prize will be shared with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for research into treatment and cures for Parkinson’s Disease.

There is a $20.00 fee per entry. Deadline is August 20, 2020

Please submit a 1000 t...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: August

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 23, 2020,
Poetry Society of Colorado Poetry Contest: August

August Contest Sponsors: Norm & Holly Chichester

Theme: Optional

Form: Petrarchan or Shakespearean Sonnet

Line Limit: 14

Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prizes: 1st Place: $25, 2nd Place: $15, 3rd Place: $10

Deadline: August 18, 2020


Continue reading ...
 

FACES Magazine: Fun for All

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 22, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Fun for All   

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 libraries. All m...

Continue reading ...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 22, 2020,
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

19 categories for nonmembers to enter, more categories available for members, all for one fee of $15 (nonmembers) or $10 (members). Prizes range from $5 to $50.

Deadline is August 15, 2020


Continue reading ...
 

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 21, 2020,
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) p...

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Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 21, 2020,
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

100 categories to enter including free verse, blank verse, lyric, sonnet, haiku, rhymed, heroism, the beauty of Texas, animal companions, building/construction, you and me against the world, humor, Texas ranching life, windmills/wind power, humorous poem about parenting, narrative, native Texas birds, prose poem, an important disagreement, courage to speak the truth, moving, the bill o...


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Sequestrum Genre Fiction Issue & Sonnet/Haiku Issue

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2020,
Sequestrum Genre Fiction Issue

For too long, there’s been a barrier between “literary” and “genre” work. In recent years, that line is blurring; genre writing regularly offers complex characters and prose just as literary writing grows increasingly imaginative. That’s where we come in. In short, we want your most engaging writing written in stunning prose. Submit mystery, science fiction, romance, fantasy, comedy, thrille...


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Poetica Publishing Anthology: Spiritual Poems Connected to Nature

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 20, 2020,
Poetica Publishing Anthology: Spiritual Poems Connected to Nature

Theme: Spirituality  

Mizmor is an annual anthology considering high-quality poetry that expresses spiritual experiences with a strong emphasis on the relationship between the modern world and ancient wisdom. We favor true experiences with striking imagery, we do not accept devotional-religious poetry. Open to all writers of any background and/or affiliation. No fee to submit.  Cont...


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Bible Advocate: Together

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 19, 2020,
Bible Advocate: Together   

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

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Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 19, 2020,
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest
         
4 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, and summer poems. Entry fee $2 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
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.
 
Deadline: August 12, 2020

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Childhood Fears

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Childhood Fears

Topic: How do you keep your kids from being afraid at night or manage their fears in general? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North A...


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Travel Touchstones: Mining the Magic of Travel Memories Class

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 18, 2020,

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Guardian Angel Kids: Royalty

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 17, 2020,
Guardian Angel Kids: Royalty     

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society National Poetry Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 16, 2020,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society National Poetry Day Contest  

24 categories to enter including: Forgiveness, A Life-Changing Experience, History, Education, Grandparents, Teachers, Siblings, Wife, Mother, Kindness, Success, Youth, Secondhand Bargain, Leader, Longevity, Hugs, Special People, God is Everywhere, Flowers & Gardens, I Gotta Be Me, Loss, and more.

Prizes: $5 - $50. Deadline: August 1, 2020. Entry fee for the entire contest is $15 for...


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Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 15, 2020,
Poetry Society of Michigan Annual Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2020

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

8 categories to enter including Michigan, humor, nature, love, and more. 


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Nicki's Prize for Humor Writing: Sisters

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 14, 2020,
Nicki’s Prize for Humor Writing: Sisters

The University of Dayton’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop is seeking humorous nonfiction essays that convey your special bond with your sister.

Anyone who has a sister knows it can be one of the closest and most fun relationships of your life. Your sister is often your biggest cheerleader, rock-solid support, secret keeper, family memory bank, honest critic and someone who makes you laugh more than anyone else....


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Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 14, 2020,
Central Texas Writers Society Annual Anthology

Deadline: August 1, 2020

Central Texas Writers Society accepts submissions of short stories, comedy, song lyrics, poetry, and prose. Stories may be no longer than 2000 words. There is no fee to enter. All rights revert back to the author and you must have the rights to your work. Please send no more than 3 items in any category to centraltexaswriterssociety@outlook.com  as an attachment.

Please include a co...


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Cobblestone Magazine: Harry S. Truman

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 12, 2020,
Cobblestone: Harry S. Truman

American History magazine for ages 9-14. Each issue of this acclaimed classroom magazine explores a single topic in depth, bringing history to life with primary sources, lively graphics, historical photographs, and maps. Designed to meet curriculum standards for history/social studies, Cobblestone® fosters an appreciation for the past while making connections to the present with fiction, nonfiction, and poe...


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The War Cry: Character Counts

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 11, 2020,
The War Cry: Character Counts          

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


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Safety for Toddlers in the Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 10, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Safety for Toddlers in the Home

Topic: What is one unique thing you did to keep your toddler safe in the home? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North...


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FACES Magazine: Central America

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 9, 2020,
FACES Magazine: Central America   

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 libraries. A...

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WOW! Woman on Writing 2020 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 8, 2020,
WOW! Women On Writing 2020 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

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Narrative Magazine Spring 2020 Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 8, 2020,
Narrative Magazine Spring 2020 Story Contest

Our Spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, o...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Flexible Kids

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 6, 2020,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Flexible Kids

Topic: What did you do to help your kids learn to be more flexible and adapt to what “is,” and not what they wished was happening. We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this ...


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HSA Harold G. Henderson Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 5, 2020,
HSA Harold G. Henderson Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Contests

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Cisco Writers Club 44th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 4, 2020,
Cisco Writers Club 44th Annual Contest        

DEADLINE: July 31, 2020.
 
WHO MAY ENTER: Anyone, anywhere! You do not have to be a Cisco Writers Club member. Judges may enter any category except the one they are judging. You must be 15 years or younger to enter Children Write!
 
CASH AWARDS: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2020, in the ...

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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 4, 2020,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
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Focus on the Family Magazine: Waiting Well

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 2, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Waiting Well

Topic: How did you teach your kids to wait well? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, this call for submissions is only for North American authors.

Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First...

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Focus on the Family Magazine: Friendship Forgiveness

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 2, 2020,
Focus on the Family: Friendship Forgiveness

Topic: What was something fun you did with your kids at home during spring break to make the week feel festive or to get something done. We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can try to do. This is not the place for you to refine your voice as an author. At this time, thi...


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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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