This site features current writing opportunities for authors of all genres, with a preference for Christian publications. The submission opportunites featured on this blogsite have been collected by Sally Clark. The source of the information is listed at the bottom of each post. Please check these websites for additional writing articles and information on submissions in other genres.

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Published by Ideals Children's Books,


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






You can read Sally's poetry and hear her reading her poems on http://www.ifollowfredericksburg.com with a new poem posted every week.

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

July 19, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: August   
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is 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 postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to register on the website to submit to the monthly contest. It is free to register. Then you may submit entries via postal mail by following the instructions on the Contests tab. Except in extraordinary circumstances, we don’t take submissions by email for the contests.
 
All contests are blind judged by qualified senior poets. The 1st place winner receives ½ of the prize pool for pools less than $100. For pools of $100 or more, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive $50, $10 and $5, respectively. All of the winners for the year are listed in the first CSPS Newsbriefs of the following year.
 
The current monthly contest topics for August is: Humor, Satire, Joy of Life


 

Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology

July 18, 2017
Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology
 
Must be Halloween, horror, supernatural or paranormal related. Poems cannot be more than two pages long. Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
 
No entry fee and no payment. Authors and artists may reuse their submissions after the anthology has been published. A Smashwords coupon shall be given to authors and artists to be used to download the ebook for free.
 
Submissions due: Augu...
Continue reading...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Wirting Contest

July 17, 2017
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Deadline: August 15, 2017
 
Louisville Literary Arts is pleased to announce that Roy Hoffman will judge the Fourth Annual Writer’s Block Prize in creative nonfiction. Please submit an original piece of creative nonfiction, such as personal or lyric essay, personal narrative, memoir, or any other form that involves a creative treatment of a nonfiction subject. Entries must be 4,000 words...

Continue reading...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

July 16, 2017
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
24 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 $65.
   
Deadline is August 15, 2017
Continue reading...
 

Greater Sum

July 15, 2017
Greater Sum
 
Greater Sum is a journal of prose and faith. This is meant to be interpreted broadly, with the art and the spirit guiding the submission and selection process. We accept fiction and narrative nonfiction, and encourage essays or other works of words, especially experimental forms. We don’t encourage poetry submissions at this time. We encourage work by people of faith or that has faith as its subject—it need not be both and the connection...

Continue reading...
 

Boyds Mills Press

July 14, 2017
Boyds Mill Press
 
Boyds Mills Press is a publisher of books for children. Please review our online catalog to see the types of books that we publish before you submit your work.
 
Types of Submissions:
 
Picture Books: We accept submissions from both writers and illustrators. If you are an author, you do not need to send a query first. Please submit the entire manuscript of your picture book.
 
Middle Grade Fiction: Please submit the fi...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

July 13, 2017
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 of ri...

Continue reading...
 

Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief

July 12, 2017
Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief
 
This anthology that will examine what it means to face the consequences after tragedy strikes. The theme is left intentionally open, giving contributors the freedom to tell their story as it is most relevant to their experiences." NB: "We prefer previously unpublished pieces (though previously published pieces will b considered on a case-by-case basis), and they can be fiction, personal essays, or poetry...

Continue reading...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

July 11, 2017
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction 
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and ...

Continue reading...
 

Thirty Poems for San Antonio's First 300 Years

July 10, 2017
Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years
 
The 2017 Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years Contest is now OPEN and offering $7,500 in prizes!
Deadline: August 15, 2017  Submission is FREE! 
 
In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of San Antonio, with support from Gemini Ink, is sponsoring a poetry contest.
 
The contest will be judged by a panel of nationally recognized poets. Winne...

Continue reading...
 

California State Poetry Society Monthly Contest: August

July 19, 2017
California State Poetry Society Monthly Contests: August   
 
The California State Poetry Society offers monthly poetry contests. This contest is 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 postmarked during the month of the contest in which they are entered. You’ll need to register on the website to submit to the monthly contest. It is free to register. Then you may submit entries via postal mail by following the instructions on the Contests tab. Except in extraordinary circumstances, we don’t take submissions by email for the contests.
 
All contests are blind judged by qualified senior poets. The 1st place winner receives ½ of the prize pool for pools less than $100. For pools of $100 or more, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receive $50, $10 and $5, respectively. All of the winners for the year are listed in the first CSPS Newsbriefs of the following year.
 
The current monthly contest topics for August is: Humor, Satire, Joy of Life


 

Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology

July 18, 2017
Big Bend Productions Halloween Anthology
 
Must be Halloween, horror, supernatural or paranormal related. Poems cannot be more than two pages long. Short stories can not be longer than 7,500 words.
 
No entry fee and no payment. Authors and artists may reuse their submissions after the anthology has been published. A Smashwords coupon shall be given to authors and artists to be used to download the ebook for free.
 
Submissions due: Augu...
Continue reading...
 

Louisville Literary Arts Wirting Contest

July 17, 2017
Louisville Literary Arts Writing Contest
 
Deadline: August 15, 2017
 
Louisville Literary Arts is pleased to announce that Roy Hoffman will judge the Fourth Annual Writer’s Block Prize in creative nonfiction. Please submit an original piece of creative nonfiction, such as personal or lyric essay, personal narrative, memoir, or any other form that involves a creative treatment of a nonfiction subject. Entries must be 4,000 words...

Continue reading...
 

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest

July 16, 2017
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Annual Contest
 
24 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 $65.
   
Deadline is August 15, 2017
Continue reading...
 

Greater Sum

July 15, 2017
Greater Sum
 
Greater Sum is a journal of prose and faith. This is meant to be interpreted broadly, with the art and the spirit guiding the submission and selection process. We accept fiction and narrative nonfiction, and encourage essays or other works of words, especially experimental forms. We don’t encourage poetry submissions at this time. We encourage work by people of faith or that has faith as its subject—it need not be both and the connection...

Continue reading...
 

Boyds Mills Press

July 14, 2017
Boyds Mill Press
 
Boyds Mills Press is a publisher of books for children. Please review our online catalog to see the types of books that we publish before you submit your work.
 
Types of Submissions:
 
Picture Books: We accept submissions from both writers and illustrators. If you are an author, you do not need to send a query first. Please submit the entire manuscript of your picture book.
 
Middle Grade Fiction: Please submit the fi...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

July 13, 2017
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 of ri...

Continue reading...
 

Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief

July 12, 2017
Aftermath: Exploration of Loss or Grief
 
This anthology that will examine what it means to face the consequences after tragedy strikes. The theme is left intentionally open, giving contributors the freedom to tell their story as it is most relevant to their experiences." NB: "We prefer previously unpublished pieces (though previously published pieces will b considered on a case-by-case basis), and they can be fiction, personal essays, or poetry...

Continue reading...
 

X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

July 11, 2017
X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction 
 
Rosebud Magazine is honored to announce the 8th biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction. Mr. Kennedy is one of America’s most admired editors, poets, and essayists. He was the judge of the first competition and remains a valued supporter and advisor. The current contest will be judged by Roderick Clark, Rosebud editor and VOICE OVER columnist, and ...

Continue reading...
 

Thirty Poems for San Antonio's First 300 Years

July 10, 2017
Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years
 
The 2017 Thirty Poems for San Antonio’s First 300 Years Contest is now OPEN and offering $7,500 in prizes!
Deadline: August 15, 2017  Submission is FREE! 
 
In honor of San Antonio’s Tricentennial, the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of San Antonio, with support from Gemini Ink, is sponsoring a poetry contest.
 
The contest will be judged by a panel of nationally recognized poets. Winne...

Continue reading...
 

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