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.

If you experience any problems with the links or with submitting your material, please let me know. If you would like to receive free submission information via a daily email, drop me a line at sally_s_clark@yahoo.com  and your name will be added to the e-list. Your name email address will never be shared or sold to anyone else. Promise!

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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 46,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: January, 2022

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 15, 2022,
Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest      

23 categories to enter, prizes range from $10-$75. Entry fee is $3 per poem or $30 to enter all categories.

All entries must be received no later than February 5, 2022.


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 14, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Topic: What unique activity did you do with your kids to welcome in the New Year?  We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you know has 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 aut...

Continue reading ...
 

Story Share Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 13, 2022,
Story Share Writing Contest

The storyshares library is home to a unique collection of easy to read, hard to put down books specifically created to engage teens & adults who struggle with reading, written at a 1st - 5th grade reading level (RL) with clear language, but mature content.

Contest closes: February 1, 2022. Story length between 1,000 and 15,000 words

Our contest includes awards for short stories and texts in the following four categories:

Diversity Fir...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 12, 2022,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines

Prizes range from $10 to $100. 23 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 11, 2022,
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 p...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 10, 2022,
The First Line: Spring Contest

Rayna sat in front of the mirror removing her makeup and wondered who she would discover underneath. Remember, all stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a...


Continue reading ...
 

100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 9, 2022,
100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

No entry fee. Deadline January 31, 2022. Submit one poem of no more than 30 lines inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. First Place High School: $300. First Place Collegiate: $300. First Place Post-College: $300. Best Overall Poem: $500.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
W...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Topic: How have you pulled in your 11- and. 12-year-olds for family time in a way that made them want to participate with and enjoy other family members? (This should focus on children who think they’re too cool to be around their family or don’t want to appear weird in front of their friends.) We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical id...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus   

The Sun Magazine 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 inclu...


Continue reading ...
 

Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry & Prose

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 6, 2022,
Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry and Prose

University of Findlay - awards: $1,000 each category. Entry fee: $15 for up to 3 poems (no line/length limit) or one essay or story (5000 words maximum). Deadline: February 1, 2022.  

From: https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


Continue reading ...
 

Catscast

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 5, 2022,
Catscast

Deadline: February 1, 2022.

CatsCast is looking for fun speculative cat stories! A CatsCast story should leave cat-loving listeners a little happier after listening than they were before.

Specifically, we’re looking for speculative fiction stories about cats. “Cats” in this context are, well, cats — but since this is a speculative fiction podcast, they don’t have to be exactly the same species as the housecats we...


Continue reading ...
 

Workman Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 4, 2022,
Workman Publishing

The Workman imprint publishes exclusively nonfiction books for children and adults, as well as calendars. We do not publish novels, short stories, or poetry. We also do not accept unsolicited picture book submissions. Note: If you are submitting to the Children’s Department, please specify “Workman Publishing Co., Children’s Dept.”

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 3, 2022,
San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Theme: PLACE. Sometimes referred to as landscape or regionalist work. We seek a strong sense of Place that is integral to the poem’s existence, even when it simply means a room or a house, or the locale is not specifically identified. We don’t want inventories or mere geographical descriptions, but “geography wedded to its people,” as CD Wright put it. Sometimes this means painful identities, a m...

Continue reading ...
 

Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 2, 2022,
Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Write a story using 100 words (or less) on one of these topics: chewing gum, horror movies, skyscrapers or tubas. Awards: Best of Contest: $250; Best of Category (4 prizes): $100; Best Youth Story (for authors 14 years and younger): $100; People's Choice: $100. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: January 31, 20225:00 pm MST.

...
Continue reading ...
 

California Federation of Chaparral Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 1, 2022,

California Federation of Chaparral Poets 
https://www.chaparralpoets.org/PDFs/AdultContest22.pdf

Postmarked Deadline: January 31, 2022
Open to All Poets
Prizes: 1st prize: $50 00 2nd prize: $40 00 3rd prize: $25 00
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Categories Titles are not counted as part of line limits Line Limit:

1. Fixed Forms (specify form) what form requires
2. Short Poem - 13 lines
3. Any Subject, any style - 32 lines
4. Light or Humorous Poem - 28 lines
5. Nature: any aspect - 28 lines
6. Technology and the...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: January, 2022

Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 15, 2022,
Mississippi Poetry Society Spring Contest      

23 categories to enter, prizes range from $10-$75. Entry fee is $3 per poem or $30 to enter all categories.

All entries must be received no later than February 5, 2022.


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 14, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Happy New Year

Topic: What unique activity did you do with your kids to welcome in the New Year?  We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical idea that you or someone you know has 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 aut...

Continue reading ...
 

Story Share Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 13, 2022,
Story Share Writing Contest

The storyshares library is home to a unique collection of easy to read, hard to put down books specifically created to engage teens & adults who struggle with reading, written at a 1st - 5th grade reading level (RL) with clear language, but mature content.

Contest closes: February 1, 2022. Story length between 1,000 and 15,000 words

Our contest includes awards for short stories and texts in the following four categories:

Diversity Fir...

Continue reading ...
 

Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 12, 2022,
Utah State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Postmark deadline: Feb. 1, 2022

Entry fee: $5 plus $3 per poem for poem no longer than 40 lines

Prizes range from $10 to $100. 23 categories for nonmembers to enter on a wide variety of themes and forms.


Continue reading ...
 

Ruminate Magazine Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 11, 2022,
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 p...


Continue reading ...
 

The First Line: Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 10, 2022,
The First Line: Spring Contest

Rayna sat in front of the mirror removing her makeup and wondered who she would discover underneath. Remember, all stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 5,000 words (this is more like a...


Continue reading ...
 

100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 9, 2022,
100 Days of Dante Poetry Contest

No entry fee. Deadline January 31, 2022. Submit one poem of no more than 30 lines inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. First Place High School: $300. First Place Collegiate: $300. First Place Post-College: $300. Best Overall Poem: $500.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
W...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 8, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Family Time

Topic: How have you pulled in your 11- and. 12-year-olds for family time in a way that made them want to participate with and enjoy other family members? (This should focus on children who think they’re too cool to be around their family or don’t want to appear weird in front of their friends.) We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want one hands-on, practical id...

Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: The Bus   

The Sun Magazine 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 inclu...


Continue reading ...
 

Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry & Prose

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 6, 2022,
Slippery Elm Literary Journal Prizes in Poetry and Prose

University of Findlay - awards: $1,000 each category. Entry fee: $15 for up to 3 poems (no line/length limit) or one essay or story (5000 words maximum). Deadline: February 1, 2022.  

From: https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


Continue reading ...
 

Catscast

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 5, 2022,
Catscast

Deadline: February 1, 2022.

CatsCast is looking for fun speculative cat stories! A CatsCast story should leave cat-loving listeners a little happier after listening than they were before.

Specifically, we’re looking for speculative fiction stories about cats. “Cats” in this context are, well, cats — but since this is a speculative fiction podcast, they don’t have to be exactly the same species as the housecats we...


Continue reading ...
 

Workman Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 4, 2022,
Workman Publishing

The Workman imprint publishes exclusively nonfiction books for children and adults, as well as calendars. We do not publish novels, short stories, or poetry. We also do not accept unsolicited picture book submissions. Note: If you are submitting to the Children’s Department, please specify “Workman Publishing Co., Children’s Dept.”

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 3, 2022,
San Pedro Literary Review: Place

Theme: PLACE. Sometimes referred to as landscape or regionalist work. We seek a strong sense of Place that is integral to the poem’s existence, even when it simply means a room or a house, or the locale is not specifically identified. We don’t want inventories or mere geographical descriptions, but “geography wedded to its people,” as CD Wright put it. Sometimes this means painful identities, a m...

Continue reading ...
 

Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 2, 2022,
Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Short Story Contest

Write a story using 100 words (or less) on one of these topics: chewing gum, horror movies, skyscrapers or tubas. Awards: Best of Contest: $250; Best of Category (4 prizes): $100; Best Youth Story (for authors 14 years and younger): $100; People's Choice: $100. Entry fee: $10. Deadline: January 31, 20225:00 pm MST.

...
Continue reading ...
 

California Federation of Chaparral Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 1, 2022,

California Federation of Chaparral Poets 
https://www.chaparralpoets.org/PDFs/AdultContest22.pdf

Postmarked Deadline: January 31, 2022
Open to All Poets
Prizes: 1st prize: $50 00 2nd prize: $40 00 3rd prize: $25 00
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Categories Titles are not counted as part of line limits Line Limit:

1. Fixed Forms (specify form) what form requires
2. Short Poem - 13 lines
3. Any Subject, any style - 32 lines
4. Light or Humorous Poem - 28 lines
5. Nature: any aspect - 28 lines
6. Technology and the...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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