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.

Focus on the Family: Walking Through Holy Week

September 12, 2017
Focus on the Family: Walking Through Holy Week
 
Topic: Tell how you downloaded and used our free Easter download that is found at http://focusonthefamily.com/Easter .
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 1, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on articles that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can immediately try)
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on which age group you are writing about, here is how your article should be submitted: Early.Years@fotf.org (for parents of 0- to 3-year-olds), Discovery.Time@fotf.org (for parents of 4- to 7-year-olds); or Tween.Ages@fotf.org (for parents of 8- to 12-year-olds) and put "Attn: Easter" in the subject line.
 
Format: Include your contact information and article in your email. DO NOT SEND AN ATTACHMENT. These articles are short and MUST BE placed fully in an email. Do not worry about formatting.
 
Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.


 

Virginia Quarterly Review

September 11, 2017
Virginia Quarterly Review
 
Poetry: All types and length. Short Fiction: Length is from 2,000–8,000 words. VQR is generally not interested in genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy). Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. They publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. They publish few author interviews or memoirs. In general, They are looking for ...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Teaching Character

September 10, 2017
Focus on the Family: Teaching Character
 
Topic: What is one way that you have taught your children one character quality?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: September 30, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on articles that you or someone you know have done and...

Continue reading...
 

August House

September 9, 2017
August House
 
August House accepts proposals and editorial inquiries by mail only. Our editorial mission focuses on world folktales stories from the oral tradition, stories from diverse cultures, scary stories, as well as, resource books relating to storytelling or using stories in the classroom. Please review the guidelines before contacting us about publishing your work.
 
For our general trade line, we are interested in acquirin...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Back to School

September 8, 2017
Focus on the Family: Back to School
 
Topic: Back-to-School - Once your children started back to school, what was the one thing you did that helped them adjust to the new routine best?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: September 25, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article m...

Continue reading...
 

The Last Line Journal

September 7, 2017
The Last Line Journal
 
Fiction: All stories must end with the last line “Benjamin was a man of his word.”
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 guideline and not a hard-and-fast rule; going over or under the word count won't get your story tossed from the slush pile).
 
Due date: October 1, 2017
Continue reading...
 

Tribe Anthology

September 7, 2017
Tribe Anthology
 
TRIBE will be a print anthology exploring the lives and experiences of older, single women and will include poetry, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, personal narrative, prose poems… about all and any topics that affect women. It will be published by LPwordsolutions in Nanaimo, BC.
 
The project welcomes contributors who are women 55 years of age and older from anywhere in the world who are single, ...

Continue reading...
 

The "Meet Cute" Contest: A Writing Contest for Romance Writers

September 4, 2017
The “Meet Cute” Contest: A Writing Contest for Romance Writers  
 
Romance fiction is the most popular adult genre, so there's a huge audience of people waiting for your romance story. And what does every romance novel have? The “meet cute.”
 
The phrase “meet cute” originated in Hollywood to describe the pivotal moment when the lovers-to-be come together for the first time. Singin’ in the Rain, with its classic e...

Continue reading...
 

American Christian Fiction Writers 2017 First Impressions Contest

September 3, 2017
American Christian Fiction Writers 2017 First Impressions Contest
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.
 
Any author whose work has not been previously published in novella or book-length fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible to enter First Impressions. Authors who are published in non-fiction, children's, and...

Continue reading...
 

Gingerbread House Literary Magazine

September 1, 2017
Gingerbread House Literary Magazine
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & fiction with a magical element. Take your fairy tale and twist it. Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and lovely.
 
We want stories that we’ve never seen before. No stories for children. No fan fiction of any sort (commentary on famous work is different). No sword & sorcery. Definitely nothing racist...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Walking Through Holy Week

September 12, 2017
Focus on the Family: Walking Through Holy Week
 
Topic: Tell how you downloaded and used our free Easter download that is found at http://focusonthefamily.com/Easter .
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: October 1, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on articles that you or someone you know have done and that other parents can immediately try)
 
Submission: Each article must be directed at only one age group. Depending on which age group you are writing about, here is how your article should be submitted: Early.Years@fotf.org (for parents of 0- to 3-year-olds), Discovery.Time@fotf.org (for parents of 4- to 7-year-olds); or Tween.Ages@fotf.org (for parents of 8- to 12-year-olds) and put "Attn: Easter" in the subject line.
 
Format: Include your contact information and article in your email. DO NOT SEND AN ATTACHMENT. These articles are short and MUST BE placed fully in an email. Do not worry about formatting.
 
Acceptance/Rejection: If an editor has not contacted you within eight weeks of your submission, then we have decided not to use your article at this time. Thank you for submitting it, and we will look forward to working with you another time.


 

Virginia Quarterly Review

September 11, 2017
Virginia Quarterly Review
 
Poetry: All types and length. Short Fiction: Length is from 2,000–8,000 words. VQR is generally not interested in genre fiction (such as romance, science fiction, or fantasy). Nonfiction: Length is 3,500–9,000 words. They publish literary, art, and cultural criticism; reportage; historical and political analysis; and travel essays. They publish few author interviews or memoirs. In general, They are looking for ...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Teaching Character

September 10, 2017
Focus on the Family: Teaching Character
 
Topic: What is one way that you have taught your children one character quality?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: September 30, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
 
Audience: Parents with children in the home (these need to be practical, hands-on articles that you or someone you know have done and...

Continue reading...
 

August House

September 9, 2017
August House
 
August House accepts proposals and editorial inquiries by mail only. Our editorial mission focuses on world folktales stories from the oral tradition, stories from diverse cultures, scary stories, as well as, resource books relating to storytelling or using stories in the classroom. Please review the guidelines before contacting us about publishing your work.
 
For our general trade line, we are interested in acquirin...

Continue reading...
 

Focus on the Family: Back to School

September 8, 2017
Focus on the Family: Back to School
 
Topic: Back-to-School - Once your children started back to school, what was the one thing you did that helped them adjust to the new routine best?
 
Word count: 50 to 300 words
Rights: First nonexclusive rights
Payment: $50, on acceptance
Due date: September 25, 2017
Byline: Yes — whether in print or online
Audience: Parents with children in the home
 
Submission: Each article m...

Continue reading...
 

The Last Line Journal

September 7, 2017
The Last Line Journal
 
Fiction: All stories must end with the last line “Benjamin was a man of his word.”
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 guideline and not a hard-and-fast rule; going over or under the word count won't get your story tossed from the slush pile).
 
Due date: October 1, 2017
Continue reading...
 

Tribe Anthology

September 7, 2017
Tribe Anthology
 
TRIBE will be a print anthology exploring the lives and experiences of older, single women and will include poetry, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, personal narrative, prose poems… about all and any topics that affect women. It will be published by LPwordsolutions in Nanaimo, BC.
 
The project welcomes contributors who are women 55 years of age and older from anywhere in the world who are single, ...

Continue reading...
 

The "Meet Cute" Contest: A Writing Contest for Romance Writers

September 4, 2017
The “Meet Cute” Contest: A Writing Contest for Romance Writers  
 
Romance fiction is the most popular adult genre, so there's a huge audience of people waiting for your romance story. And what does every romance novel have? The “meet cute.”
 
The phrase “meet cute” originated in Hollywood to describe the pivotal moment when the lovers-to-be come together for the first time. Singin’ in the Rain, with its classic e...

Continue reading...
 

American Christian Fiction Writers 2017 First Impressions Contest

September 3, 2017
American Christian Fiction Writers 2017 First Impressions Contest
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS gives unpublished writers the opportunity to have the first five pages of their Christian fiction manuscript evaluated by an industry professional.
 
Any author whose work has not been previously published in novella or book-length fiction (in ANY print or online form) is eligible to enter First Impressions. Authors who are published in non-fiction, children's, and...

Continue reading...
 

Gingerbread House Literary Magazine

September 1, 2017
Gingerbread House Literary Magazine
 
Gingerbread House is dedicated to publishing quality poetry & fiction with a magical element. Take your fairy tale and twist it. Bend your fantasy to suit your needs. Be original and fresh, loose and lovely.
 
We want stories that we’ve never seen before. No stories for children. No fan fiction of any sort (commentary on famous work is different). No sword & sorcery. Definitely nothing racist...

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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