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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written by Sally Clark


and winner of a 2015
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Over 49,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: June, 2022

Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 28, 2022,
Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest       

Deadline: July 31, 2022.

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.

Cash awards: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention. Additionally, the David Autry Sweepstakes Award is $250; ten other special awards are $50 each.

Fees: $5.00...


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Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 27, 2022,

Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests  http://www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You may enter 5 haiku for $7
Awards: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $150; Third Prize, $100. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.

The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You m...

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Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 26, 2022,
Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 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 Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, o...

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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 26, 2022,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

No entries before May 1, 2022

Deadline: July 31, 2022     

Entry Fees: $2    Prizes: $10 - $125

14 categories to enter including: Humor, Myths & Fairy Tales, Aging, Narrative, Prairies, Ekphrastic, Off the Highway, Foreign Language, Persona, Minnesota Nature, Water, A Place Poem, Supply Chain, Tall Tales & Shaggy Dog Stories, and more.


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Cross Your Heart

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 25, 2022,
Cross Your Heart

Cross Your Heart publishes young adult books that explore the joys and perils that every young adult can relate to as they navigate their own coming-of-age story. We want relatable characters, engaging stories, self-actualization, wild adventures, blooming teenage romance—really any and all of the wonderful aspects that a YA book can encompass. While this imprint is geared toward fiction, we w...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 25, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

We know that using the power of positive thinking helps you to achieve your goals and lead a happy, purposeful, and productive life. Almost anything is possible if you think you can. You can dream big, overcome challenges, create the best life possible for yourself, and turn adversity into opportunity.

How did you “think positive” and how did it change your life? Tell ...


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California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2022,
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest    

This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through July 31st. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is an 80-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quarter...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of ...

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San Pedro River Review: 2022

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 23, 2022,
San Pedro River Review: 2022

San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each fall, we make nominations for the Pushcart...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Advice That Changed My Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 23, 2022,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Advice That Changed My Life    https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful piece of advice in it that made a difference in your life? Have you ever watched a movie or read an article that really had an impact on you that you haven’t been able to forget? Do you have a friend or family member who gave you some advice that you didn’t necessarily want to hear but real...


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Saturday Writers Prose Contest - Sky

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 22, 2022,
Saturday Writers Prose Contest – Sky

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Maybe your characte...

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Saturday Writers Poetry Contests – Forest, Desert, Caves, & Sky

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 21, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry Contests – Forest, Desert, Caves, & Sky

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your...

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White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 20, 2022,

White County Creative Writers Annual Contest            https://whitecountycreativewriters.org/contests/contests-2022

White County Creative Writers Annual Writers' Conference features 24 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their award...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Loneliness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 20, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Loneliness      

Topic: How have you trained your kids, especially your introverts, to move from loneliness to forming a healthy community of friends? 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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Focus on the Family Magazine: Boredom

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 19, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Boredom      

Topic: What is one fun way that you’ve trained your children to overcome their own boredom? We’re looking for activities for 4- to 7-year-olds and 8- to 12-year-olds. 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...

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Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 19, 2022,
Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest 

July Open Contest

Theme: Travels, Journeys & Adventures Out Yonder
Poems about experiences we have had and the people we have encountered while out and about.
Form: Optional
Sponsor: Martin Postma
Line Limit: 60
Deadline: 07-16-22
Contest Entry Fees - $5.00 per poem. Submit up to Three Poems
Prize Structure:  1st $25; 2nd 15; 3rd 10; HM 1 $5; HM 2 $5

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Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 18, 2022,
Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest   

Deadline: July 15, 2022 (postmarked)

Contest welcomes submissions in two categories: traditional sonnet (Shakespearean or Petrarchan) and modern sonnet. Prizes for both categories: "First Prize: $50. Second Prize: $30. Third Prize: $20. Three Honorable Mentions. No entry fee.


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The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 17, 2022,
The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Accepting submissions for the 2022 Petrichor Prize: April 15, 2022 – July 15, 2022

2022 Winner Receives: $1000 and book publication by Regal House Publishing

Submission fee: $25. Minimum of 100 pages, maximum of 350 pages.


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Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 16, 2022,
Rattle Poetry Prize

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $15,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $500 each and publication, and be eligible for the $5,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the m...


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The Comstock Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 15, 2022,
The Comstock Review Summer Contest     

Muriel Craft Bailey 2022 Poetry Contest

Final Judge:  Ellen Bass
First Prize: $1,000 (The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award)
Second Prize: $250   
Third Prize: $100
Honorable Mentions receive a one-year subscription.

Submission Period Opens April 1st annually.
Deadline: July 15th (postmark)
Entry fee is $5 per poem for postal mail submissions.

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Bancroft Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 15, 2022,
Bancroft Press

We publish trade fiction and nonfiction, and we publish what we like. Virtually every genre is represented by one of our fine authors; this is owed to their individual ability to tell a good story. From classic literature to political memoirs, from illustrated picture books to gripping suspense thrillers – the key is in the quality.

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

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Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 14, 2022,
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest     

36 categories to enter. Deadline July 15, 2022. Prizes $5-$100.

Entry fees: Categories 1 & 2 are $3 per poem for FSPA members, $4 for non-members (2 poem limit per category).

Category 15 is free to FSPA members only – non-members pay $3.00.

Remaining categories are $2 each per contest for FSPA members and $3 each per contest for non-members. Please do not send cash. Send your checks or...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Resurrection Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Resurrection Day     

Topic: What is one fun way that you’ve trained your children to share the message of Jesus’ resurrection with others? 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 fo...

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Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2022,
Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press invites you to enter the 2022 LITERARY TAXIDERMY SHORT STORY COMPETITION for your chance to win up to $500 in cash as well as publication in the next Literary Taxidermy Anthology. Our previous competitions were such a success, we couldn't wait to come back!

For our fifth year, we're shaking things up a bit. First, participants have been asking for more choices of first/last lines, and so we thought we'd give i...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Mother's Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 12, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Mother’s Day     

Topic: What is one way that you have trained your children to honor their grandmothers or mothers at your church on Mother’s Day? 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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National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2022,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.

CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manusc...


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Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

$10 entry fee. Deadline July 1, 2022. The winning story will be published in the January/February 2022 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $1000. Five runners-up will each receive $200 and will also have their stories featured online. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words long. All stories must be previously unpublished (excluding personal website and/or...

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Voices de la Luna

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 9, 2022,
Voices de la Luna    

Voices de la Luna is a quarterly literature and arts magazine. Founded in 2008 by San Antonio writers Mo Saidi and Jim Brandenburg, the magazine is the premier literary magazine in South Texas. All of us who are involved with the production of the magazine and with the many community services offered by Voices staff, board members, and contributors believe that poetry heals and arts advance the quality of life. Poetry, essays, ...


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Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 8, 2022,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.

Postmark deadline: July 1, 2022
Entry fees for nonmembers: $25- $40

Categories: Published Fiction, Nonfiction, Juvenile/Young Adult, Oldie but Goldie
Unpublished Poems, Short Story/...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Anniversaries

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Anniversaries

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 in...


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Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 6, 2022,
Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest

This contest is open to all writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. We recommend submissions should be 20–40 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between May 1 and June 30, 2022 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. Reading fee is $18.

For $2 extra to cover sh...


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California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 5, 2022,

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June  http://www.californiastatepoetrysociety.org/our-contests   

CSPS Monthly contests are open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through this website, our blogsite, or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered.

All contests are judged by Alice Pero...


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The Librarian - an Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 4, 2022,
The Librarian – an Anthology

Deadline June 30, 2022. Theme: The Librarian travels the multiverse (along the timeline - past through the future - and across planetary systems and universes) helping out people, societies, and those in need, with their questions, problems, and research (as librarians do). Looking for positive, hopeful stories with positive endings, and narratives that celebrate librarians. To be published in the winter of 2022 by the Air ...

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SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2022,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

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Institute for Writers: My Funny Family Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 2, 2022,
Institute for Writers: My Funny Family Essay Contest

Bring on the laughs! 

Is your family funny? Then we want to hear about it. Tell us a true and funny story about your family in the form of a personal essay that will make us chuckle and somehow inspire us.

Your entry should be aimed at an adult audience and should be suitable to print in a magazine or anthology such as Chicken Soup for the Soul.

For this contest, we want to see a person...


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Kentucky State Poetry Society Grand Prix Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 1, 2022,
Kentucky State Poetry Society Grand Prix Contest

Accepting entries nationwide for The Grand Prix Award $100 / $50 / $25 with a limit of 3 poems per entry. Entry fee is $10. 1-3 poems per submission. 30 line limit.

Deadline: June 30, 2022.


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Browsing Archive: June, 2022

Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 28, 2022,
Cisco Writers Club 46th Annual Contest       

Deadline: July 31, 2022.

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.

Cash awards: $100, $50, $10, and $5 respectively will be made to judges' determinations of first, second, third and honorable mention. Additionally, the David Autry Sweepstakes Award is $250; ten other special awards are $50 each.

Fees: $5.00...


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Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 27, 2022,

Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests  http://www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You may enter 5 haiku for $7
Awards: First Prize, $200; Second Prize, $150; Third Prize, $100. Winning haiku will be published in Frogpond and on the HSA Web site.

The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu
Deadline: In hand by July 31, 2022.
Entry fee: You m...

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Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 26, 2022,
Narrative Magazine Spring 2022 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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League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 26, 2022,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

No entries before May 1, 2022

Deadline: July 31, 2022     

Entry Fees: $2    Prizes: $10 - $125

14 categories to enter including: Humor, Myths & Fairy Tales, Aging, Narrative, Prairies, Ekphrastic, Off the Highway, Foreign Language, Persona, Minnesota Nature, Water, A Place Poem, Supply Chain, Tall Tales & Shaggy Dog Stories, and more.


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Cross Your Heart

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 25, 2022,
Cross Your Heart

Cross Your Heart publishes young adult books that explore the joys and perils that every young adult can relate to as they navigate their own coming-of-age story. We want relatable characters, engaging stories, self-actualization, wild adventures, blooming teenage romance—really any and all of the wonderful aspects that a YA book can encompass. While this imprint is geared toward fiction, we w...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 25, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking

We know that using the power of positive thinking helps you to achieve your goals and lead a happy, purposeful, and productive life. Almost anything is possible if you think you can. You can dream big, overcome challenges, create the best life possible for yourself, and turn adversity into opportunity.

How did you “think positive” and how did it change your life? Tell ...


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California State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2022,
California State Poetry Society Annual Contest    

This contest is open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Entries must be submitted through the website or postmarked from March 1st through July 31st. Reading fees for all entries are $3.00 per poem for members and $6.00 per poem for nonmembers. There is an 80-line limit for each poem, as longer poems are generally too difficult to include in the California Quarter...

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2022,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: How Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone Changed Me

We all have a tendency to get in a rut. We start to say no to new things, and that can only lead to a narrower and narrower life. When we try new things, we end up feeling energized and pleased with ourselves. There is tremendous power in saying “yes” to new things, new places, and new experiences. It makes you feel more dynamic, younger, and more of ...

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San Pedro River Review: 2022

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 23, 2022,
San Pedro River Review: 2022

San Pedro River Review is an international perfect-bound journal of poetry and art. It is named for the ancient river that flows north from the mountains of SonoraMexico, into Arizona. We have a strong interest in poetry of Place and the relationship between lives and landscapes. Most importantly, we seek a sense of concision, an economy of language with a keen focus on voice and image. Each fall, we make nominations for the Pushcart...

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Advice That Changed My Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 23, 2022,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Advice That Changed My Life    https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics

Have you ever read a Chicken Soup for the Soul story that had a wonderful piece of advice in it that made a difference in your life? Have you ever watched a movie or read an article that really had an impact on you that you haven’t been able to forget? Do you have a friend or family member who gave you some advice that you didn’t necessarily want to hear but real...


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Saturday Writers Prose Contest - Sky

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 22, 2022,
Saturday Writers Prose Contest – Sky

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your plate! Maybe your characte...

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Saturday Writers Poetry Contests – Forest, Desert, Caves, & Sky

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 21, 2022,
Saturday Writers Poetry Contests – Forest, Desert, Caves, & Sky

Our Earthly Home - Remember this theme is a guideline to help you generate a story! These topics are meant to help not hinder your writing! We are just looking for anything that even hints at our monthly theme. Such as the story can take place on a mountain or in a forest or maybe there is a mountain on a label of a water bottle. Maybe the forest is a bunch of broccoli on your...

Continue reading ...
 

White County Creative Writers Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 20, 2022,

White County Creative Writers Annual Contest            https://whitecountycreativewriters.org/contests/contests-2022

White County Creative Writers Annual Writers' Conference features 24 contests sponsored by both members and supporters. We appreciate those who encourage our craft, and gratefully acknowledge their contributions. CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE IS NOT NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest awards will be presented during the luncheon at the conference. Winners not attending will receive their award...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Loneliness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 20, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Loneliness      

Topic: How have you trained your kids, especially your introverts, to move from loneliness to forming a healthy community of friends? 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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Focus on the Family Magazine: Boredom

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 19, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Boredom      

Topic: What is one fun way that you’ve trained your children to overcome their own boredom? We’re looking for activities for 4- to 7-year-olds and 8- to 12-year-olds. 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...

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Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 19, 2022,
Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest 

July Open Contest

Theme: Travels, Journeys & Adventures Out Yonder
Poems about experiences we have had and the people we have encountered while out and about.
Form: Optional
Sponsor: Martin Postma
Line Limit: 60
Deadline: 07-16-22
Contest Entry Fees - $5.00 per poem. Submit up to Three Poems
Prize Structure:  1st $25; 2nd 15; 3rd 10; HM 1 $5; HM 2 $5

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Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 18, 2022,
Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest   

Deadline: July 15, 2022 (postmarked)

Contest welcomes submissions in two categories: traditional sonnet (Shakespearean or Petrarchan) and modern sonnet. Prizes for both categories: "First Prize: $50. Second Prize: $30. Third Prize: $20. Three Honorable Mentions. No entry fee.


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The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 17, 2022,
The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Accepting submissions for the 2022 Petrichor Prize: April 15, 2022 – July 15, 2022

2022 Winner Receives: $1000 and book publication by Regal House Publishing

Submission fee: $25. Minimum of 100 pages, maximum of 350 pages.


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Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 16, 2022,
Rattle Poetry Prize

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $15,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $500 each and publication, and be eligible for the $5,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the m...


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The Comstock Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 15, 2022,
The Comstock Review Summer Contest     

Muriel Craft Bailey 2022 Poetry Contest

Final Judge:  Ellen Bass
First Prize: $1,000 (The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award)
Second Prize: $250   
Third Prize: $100
Honorable Mentions receive a one-year subscription.

Submission Period Opens April 1st annually.
Deadline: July 15th (postmark)
Entry fee is $5 per poem for postal mail submissions.

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Bancroft Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 15, 2022,
Bancroft Press

We publish trade fiction and nonfiction, and we publish what we like. Virtually every genre is represented by one of our fine authors; this is owed to their individual ability to tell a good story. From classic literature to political memoirs, from illustrated picture books to gripping suspense thrillers – the key is in the quality.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
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Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 14, 2022,
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest     

36 categories to enter. Deadline July 15, 2022. Prizes $5-$100.

Entry fees: Categories 1 & 2 are $3 per poem for FSPA members, $4 for non-members (2 poem limit per category).

Category 15 is free to FSPA members only – non-members pay $3.00.

Remaining categories are $2 each per contest for FSPA members and $3 each per contest for non-members. Please do not send cash. Send your checks or...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Resurrection Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Resurrection Day     

Topic: What is one fun way that you’ve trained your children to share the message of Jesus’ resurrection with others? 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 fo...

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Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2022,
Literary Taxidermy Short Story Competition

Regulus Press invites you to enter the 2022 LITERARY TAXIDERMY SHORT STORY COMPETITION for your chance to win up to $500 in cash as well as publication in the next Literary Taxidermy Anthology. Our previous competitions were such a success, we couldn't wait to come back!

For our fifth year, we're shaking things up a bit. First, participants have been asking for more choices of first/last lines, and so we thought we'd give i...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Mother's Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 12, 2022,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Mother’s Day     

Topic: What is one way that you have trained your children to honor their grandmothers or mothers at your church on Mother’s Day? 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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National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2022,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.

CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublished works may be submitted. All manusc...


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Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 11, 2022,
Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

$10 entry fee. Deadline July 1, 2022. The winning story will be published in the January/February 2022 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $1000. Five runners-up will each receive $200 and will also have their stories featured online. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words long. All stories must be previously unpublished (excluding personal website and/or...

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Voices de la Luna

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 9, 2022,
Voices de la Luna    

Voices de la Luna is a quarterly literature and arts magazine. Founded in 2008 by San Antonio writers Mo Saidi and Jim Brandenburg, the magazine is the premier literary magazine in South Texas. All of us who are involved with the production of the magazine and with the many community services offered by Voices staff, board members, and contributors believe that poetry heals and arts advance the quality of life. Poetry, essays, ...


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Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 8, 2022,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

The Arizona Literary Contest was instituted in 1980 and is open to all writers anywhere in the world, as long as their entry is written in English and the fee paid in US currency. We have categories for published and unpublished works.

Postmark deadline: July 1, 2022
Entry fees for nonmembers: $25- $40

Categories: Published Fiction, Nonfiction, Juvenile/Young Adult, Oldie but Goldie
Unpublished Poems, Short Story/...

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The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Anniversaries

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 7, 2022,
The Sun Magazine Readers Write Column: Anniversaries

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 in...


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Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 6, 2022,
Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest

This contest is open to all writers worldwide with no limitations on the amount of poetry a writer has published. We recommend submissions should be 20–40 pages of poetry, not including front and back matter. Online entries must be received and postal entries must be postmarked between May 1 and June 30, 2022 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. Reading fee is $18.

For $2 extra to cover sh...


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California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 5, 2022,

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: June  http://www.californiastatepoetrysociety.org/our-contests   

CSPS Monthly contests are open to all poets, whether or not they are members of the CSPS. Reading fees are $1.50 per poem with a $3.00 minimum for members and $3.00 per poem with a $6.00 minimum for non-members. Entries must be submitted through this website, our blogsite, or postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered.

All contests are judged by Alice Pero...


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The Librarian - an Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 4, 2022,
The Librarian – an Anthology

Deadline June 30, 2022. Theme: The Librarian travels the multiverse (along the timeline - past through the future - and across planetary systems and universes) helping out people, societies, and those in need, with their questions, problems, and research (as librarians do). Looking for positive, hopeful stories with positive endings, and narratives that celebrate librarians. To be published in the winter of 2022 by the Air ...

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SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2022,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

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Institute for Writers: My Funny Family Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 2, 2022,
Institute for Writers: My Funny Family Essay Contest

Bring on the laughs! 

Is your family funny? Then we want to hear about it. Tell us a true and funny story about your family in the form of a personal essay that will make us chuckle and somehow inspire us.

Your entry should be aimed at an adult audience and should be suitable to print in a magazine or anthology such as Chicken Soup for the Soul.

For this contest, we want to see a person...


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Kentucky State Poetry Society Grand Prix Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 1, 2022,
Kentucky State Poetry Society Grand Prix Contest

Accepting entries nationwide for The Grand Prix Award $100 / $50 / $25 with a limit of 3 poems per entry. Entry fee is $10. 1-3 poems per submission. 30 line limit.

Deadline: June 30, 2022.


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