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. 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




Over 27,000 copies sold! 



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

John Steinbeck Award for Fiction

October 5, 2018
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction
 
Reed Magazine is a literary journal published by San Jose State University. Two semesters of the Department of English and Comparative Literature's 133 class solicit, edit, and promote the magazine for each year. It is the oldest literary journal based west of the Mississippi River.
 
Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions of up to 5,000 words.
 
Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines, the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works with a prize of $1,000! To be eligible, submissions must be 5,000 words or fewer and include a reading fee of $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (We are sorry that we cannot send complimentary journals to contestants outside the USA because of the cost of postage.)
 
Contest submissions not selected may still be considered for publication in the magazine.
Deadline: November 1, 2018


 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Modesty

October 4, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Modesty
 
Topic: How did you teach your children to dress appropriately but modestly so they didn't feel like they were missing out? We are especially interested in how you did this with your tweens.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 29, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home


...
Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Appropriate Dress

October 3, 2018
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Appropriate Dress
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories about how a teen girl learned to dress appropriately, especially during the summer months. We are not looking for lectures but stories ...

Continue reading...
 

Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction

October 2, 2018
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction
 
Reed Magazine is a literary journal published by San Jose State University. Two semesters of the Department of English and Comparative Literature's 133 class solicit, edit, and promote the magazine for each year. It is the oldest literary journal based west of the Mississippi River.
 
Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. We are looking for creative nonfiction, e.g. personal essays or narratives, not scholarl...

Continue reading...
 

2 Elizabeths Love & Romance Contest

October 1, 2018
Elizabeths Love & Romance Contest
 
At 2 Elizabeths, we welcome both new and established writers and we are pleased to consider any original short story, flash fiction, or poetry that has not yet appeared in publication. It is our goal to bring to light stories from well-known authors as well as from emerging voices with dignity and respect.
 
Love & Romance Contest (Grand Prize $1,000) - Send us a piece of short...

Continue reading...
 

The First Line: As she trudged down the alley...

September 30, 2018
The First Line Literary Journal: As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small ______.  
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is November 1, 2018. The first line of the story must be: “As she trudged down the alley, Cen...

Continue reading...
 

Purpose Magazine: Fellowship

September 29, 2018
Purpose Magazine: Fellowship     
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for ...

Continue reading...
 

Animal Tales

September 29, 2018
Animal Tales
 
Animal Tales is the only children’s magazine of its kind to focus entirely on animals. Targeting animal-loving children between the ages of six and twelve, Animal Tales will engage readers with heart-warming animal stories as well as articles that will educate. The magazine will encourage interactivity by allowing readers to submit animal photos, artwork and stories to be featured in the magazine. Our extensive fun section will ...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka

September 28, 2018
Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka
 
TANKA (Open)
Deadline: October 20, 2018
Theme: Optional Form: Tanka
Line Limit: 5
Additional prize money ($100 total): First, $50; Second, $30; and Third, $20
 
MUSTS:
1. The poem must be 31 syllables long.
2. The poem must consist of 5 lines, following the traditional pattern of 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables per line.
3. The poem must be unrhymed.
4. The poem, as is traditional, must incorporate a pivot in the th...

Continue reading...
 

Our Loss Anthology

September 27, 2018
Our Loss Anthology
 
Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than midnightOctober 31st 2018 (Eastern Standard Time). Email entries for consideration to: OurLossAnthology@gmail.com
 
Theme: The theme of the anthology is Loss/Pain. All submissions must deal with this subject in order to be considered for acceptance. Think outside the box.
 
Genre: There are no genre limitations. Get creative
 
Word Count: Maximum word count per piece submitted...

Continue reading...
 

John Steinbeck Award for Fiction

October 5, 2018
John Steinbeck Award for Fiction
 
Reed Magazine is a literary journal published by San Jose State University. Two semesters of the Department of English and Comparative Literature's 133 class solicit, edit, and promote the magazine for each year. It is the oldest literary journal based west of the Mississippi River.
 
Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions of up to 5,000 words.
 
Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines, the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works with a prize of $1,000! To be eligible, submissions must be 5,000 words or fewer and include a reading fee of $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (We are sorry that we cannot send complimentary journals to contestants outside the USA because of the cost of postage.)
 
Contest submissions not selected may still be considered for publication in the magazine.
Deadline: November 1, 2018


 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Modesty

October 4, 2018
Focus on the Family Magazine: Modesty
 
Topic: How did you teach your children to dress appropriately but modestly so they didn't feel like they were missing out? We are especially interested in how you did this with your tweens.
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 29, 2018
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home


...
Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Appropriate Dress

October 3, 2018
Focus on the Family: Brio Fiction: Appropriate Dress
 
Topic: Focus on the Family Brio magazine is accepting contemporary short fiction. Although you are always welcome to send your complete short, modern-day, fiction stories of 800 to 1,000 words on any topic, we are especially interested in stories about how a teen girl learned to dress appropriately, especially during the summer months. We are not looking for lectures but stories ...

Continue reading...
 

Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction

October 2, 2018
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Creative Nonfiction
 
Reed Magazine is a literary journal published by San Jose State University. Two semesters of the Department of English and Comparative Literature's 133 class solicit, edit, and promote the magazine for each year. It is the oldest literary journal based west of the Mississippi River.
 
Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. We are looking for creative nonfiction, e.g. personal essays or narratives, not scholarl...

Continue reading...
 

2 Elizabeths Love & Romance Contest

October 1, 2018
Elizabeths Love & Romance Contest
 
At 2 Elizabeths, we welcome both new and established writers and we are pleased to consider any original short story, flash fiction, or poetry that has not yet appeared in publication. It is our goal to bring to light stories from well-known authors as well as from emerging voices with dignity and respect.
 
Love & Romance Contest (Grand Prize $1,000) - Send us a piece of short...

Continue reading...
 

The First Line: As she trudged down the alley...

September 30, 2018
The First Line Literary Journal: As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small ______.  
 
This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 5,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible. There is no entry fee.
 
The next deadline is November 1, 2018. The first line of the story must be: “As she trudged down the alley, Cen...

Continue reading...
 

Purpose Magazine: Fellowship

September 29, 2018
Purpose Magazine: Fellowship     
 
Purpose needs short, personal true anecdotal stories (350-650 words) and poems/verse (up to 12 lines). These submissions must meet the monthly themes. Purpose is interested in true stories and poetry that illustrate practical ways Christians apply their faith in daily life or illustrate biblical understandings that support discipleship living.
 
Rates of payment for ...

Continue reading...
 

Animal Tales

September 29, 2018
Animal Tales
 
Animal Tales is the only children’s magazine of its kind to focus entirely on animals. Targeting animal-loving children between the ages of six and twelve, Animal Tales will engage readers with heart-warming animal stories as well as articles that will educate. The magazine will encourage interactivity by allowing readers to submit animal photos, artwork and stories to be featured in the magazine. Our extensive fun section will ...

Continue reading...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka

September 28, 2018
Poetry Society of Colorado: Tanka
 
TANKA (Open)
Deadline: October 20, 2018
Theme: Optional Form: Tanka
Line Limit: 5
Additional prize money ($100 total): First, $50; Second, $30; and Third, $20
 
MUSTS:
1. The poem must be 31 syllables long.
2. The poem must consist of 5 lines, following the traditional pattern of 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables per line.
3. The poem must be unrhymed.
4. The poem, as is traditional, must incorporate a pivot in the th...

Continue reading...
 

Our Loss Anthology

September 27, 2018
Our Loss Anthology
 
Deadline: Submissions must be received no later than midnightOctober 31st 2018 (Eastern Standard Time). Email entries for consideration to: OurLossAnthology@gmail.com
 
Theme: The theme of the anthology is Loss/Pain. All submissions must deal with this subject in order to be considered for acceptance. Think outside the box.
 
Genre: There are no genre limitations. Get creative
 
Word Count: Maximum word count per piece submitted...

Continue reading...
 

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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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