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@sallyclark.info 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 44,000 copies sold! 


Browsing Archive: April, 2021

Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 30, 2021,
Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Farming Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 29, 2021,
Farming Magazine

Farming Magazine celebrates the joys of farming well and living well on a small, ecologically-conscious scale. It explores the intricate bonds connecting people, land, and community and it offers a hopeful vision of the future of farming in America. The magazine is created in the spirit of stewardship for the earth and regard for its inhabitants. Pieces in Farmin...


Continue reading ...
 

Black Orchid Novella Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 28, 2021,
Black Orchid Novella Award

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline May 31, 2021. Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and submitted by the deadline. Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series. The mystery should be "traditional" in flavor. The crime must be solved using the deductive abilities of the sleuth. No coincidences. The killer ...

Continue reading ...
 

New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 27, 2021,
New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Entry fee - $5-$15 for nonmembers. Deadline – May 31, 2020.

New England Poetry Club has always recognized the outstanding work of poets with its annual awards and contests. Our contests are open to all writers in English, with the exception of the Amy Lowell Prize which will be given to a poet with strong ties to New England. We hope you will be inspired to send your work.

Categories – long poem, 3-10 pages; lyrical poem...


Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 26, 2021,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest
 
Contest Submissions now open until May 31, 2021       
Poetry, Prose Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
No submission fee; $300 First Prize, $100 Second Prize in each genre (selected from among all work accepted in that genre); all contributors will receive a print copy of the issue and prize winners will receive 3 copies.

Poetry: We are looking for well-wrought poems. Intrigue us, move us, surpris...

Continue reading ...
 

River Styx 2021 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 25, 2021,
River Styx 2021 International Poetry Contest  

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Association 2021 Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 24, 2021,
SouthWest Writers Association 2021 Annual Writing Contest

First-, second-, and third-place winners will be awarded in 12 categories of fiction and nonfiction prose and 8 categories of poetry. The entries must be original, unpublished and in English. You do not have to be a member of SouthWest Writers to enter. Prose up to 3,500 words. Poetry up to 250 lines.

Deadline: Midnight May 31, 2021 (Mountain Time)
Fees: $10 per entry
Submission: Onlin...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 22, 2021,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, postmark
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems.         
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in the Connecticut River Review. Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information (name, address, email and phone) and one with NO contact information. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; how...

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Harnessing Our Emotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 21, 2021,
The War Cry: Harnessing Our Emotions

The War Cry represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the general public. It is distri...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers the "agons" Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 20, 2021,
Saturday Writers the “agons” Prose Contest

Everyone is invited to enter our writing contests, listed below. Some contests are members only. Entry fees are $5 per entry for members and $7 per entry for nonmembers, no entry limit. (Please submit your entry online. Paper entries will have an additional fee.) Winners earn a place in our anthology and 1st, 2nd and 3rd win cash prizes. Anthologies are usually published in December.

2021 Conte...


Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 20, 2021,
Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Fiction (all genres) and the deadline is May 28. Entry fee for non me...


Continue reading ...
 

Voyage YA Book Pitch Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 17, 2021,
Voyage YA Book Pitch Contest

$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline May 16, 2021. Voyage submissions are open to all writers working in English International submissions are allowed. Submissions (query, synopsis, one sample page of the project) must be for a young adult novel (full novel does not need to be completed), and from the point-of-view of a young adult, meaning through the lens of a teen protagonist. We’re open to any genre or style you can throw at us. This c...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Deliverance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 14, 2021,
The War Cry: Deliverance   

The War Cry represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the general public. It is distributed in ...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses Gallery: Shoes

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 13, 2021,
Highland Park Poetry Muses Gallery: Shoes    

Continue reading ...
 

Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 12, 2021,
Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Eligibility for all contests consists of payment of a single $10.00 fee send with the poems and entry blank. All poems must be mailed with the fee at one time in one envelope. Prizes range from $5 to $100. Postmark deadline is May 15, 2021.
 
Entries must be original and unpublished and must never have won a state or national contest prize over $10 or be submitted for ...

Continue reading ...
 

Talking Donkey Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 11, 2021,
Talking Donkey Press

Talking Donkey Press is our new imprint for Christian/Inspirational children's books. In a world full of uncertainties we feel that children would only benefit from knowing that there is Someone that is bigger than their problems.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers ...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 9, 2021,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize
 
$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.
 
We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2021
...
Continue reading ...
 

Artemesia Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 8, 2021,
Artemesia Publishing

Artemesia Publishing publishes primarily fiction for general audiences for both adults and children. On rare occasions we will publish nonfiction titles, however we ask that you first approach us with a proposal for any nonfiction title. For fiction, we will consider proposals for manuscripts in most genres, however we will not accept any work that contains erotica, sexually explicit, or other hard-core material. We do not publish poetry. W...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 7, 2021,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 6, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories


We are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s. Please make sure that they are “Santa safe” so that we don’t spoil the magic for precocious readers!

We want great holiday stories that share your traditions and memories of normal holidays pre-pandemic. We’re hoping the pandem...


Continue reading ...
 

Bearport Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 5, 2021,
Bearport Publishing

At Bearport Publishing, we believe that books with good writing and amazing photos are irresistible to kids. We also believe that providing kids with books they want to read is one of the surest ways to foster reading achievement. These two principles guide the development of all our curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. Our books help get kids excited about reading, even if they are struggling or reluctant readers. We f...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: May Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 5, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: May Contest

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2021
Sponsor: Melanie Eulberg
Theme: Haikuartet
Form: Traditional Haiku (set of 4)
Line Limit: Exactly 12
Entry fee: $5 per poem
 
***Special Prize Structure: 1st $50;  2nd $30;  3rd $20

Continue reading ...
 

Shenandoah

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 2, 2021,
Shenandoah  

SHORT STORIES and CREATIVE NONFICTION (essays, memoir, etc.) should be under 8,000 words. NOVEL EXCERPTS under 8,000 words will be considered with great enthusiasm. POETRY submissions should contain up to five pieces and not more than ten pages total. We pay our contributors at the rate of $100 per poem, $100 per 1000 words of prose up to $500, and $50 per page of comics up to $500.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bel...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: April, 2021

Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 30, 2021,
Blue Heron Review Poetry Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Farming Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 29, 2021,
Farming Magazine

Farming Magazine celebrates the joys of farming well and living well on a small, ecologically-conscious scale. It explores the intricate bonds connecting people, land, and community and it offers a hopeful vision of the future of farming in America. The magazine is created in the spirit of stewardship for the earth and regard for its inhabitants. Pieces in Farmin...


Continue reading ...
 

Black Orchid Novella Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 28, 2021,
Black Orchid Novella Award

NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline May 31, 2021. Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and submitted by the deadline. Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series. The mystery should be "traditional" in flavor. The crime must be solved using the deductive abilities of the sleuth. No coincidences. The killer ...

Continue reading ...
 

New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 27, 2021,
New England Poetry Club Annual Contest

Entry fee - $5-$15 for nonmembers. Deadline – May 31, 2020.

New England Poetry Club has always recognized the outstanding work of poets with its annual awards and contests. Our contests are open to all writers in English, with the exception of the Amy Lowell Prize which will be given to a poet with strong ties to New England. We hope you will be inspired to send your work.

Categories – long poem, 3-10 pages; lyrical poem...


Continue reading ...
 

Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 26, 2021,
Bacopa Literary Review Annual Contest
 
Contest Submissions now open until May 31, 2021       
Poetry, Prose Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction
No submission fee; $300 First Prize, $100 Second Prize in each genre (selected from among all work accepted in that genre); all contributors will receive a print copy of the issue and prize winners will receive 3 copies.

Poetry: We are looking for well-wrought poems. Intrigue us, move us, surpris...

Continue reading ...
 

River Styx 2021 International Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 25, 2021,
River Styx 2021 International Poetry Contest  

Continue reading ...
 

SouthWest Writers Association 2021 Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 24, 2021,
SouthWest Writers Association 2021 Annual Writing Contest

First-, second-, and third-place winners will be awarded in 12 categories of fiction and nonfiction prose and 8 categories of poetry. The entries must be original, unpublished and in English. You do not have to be a member of SouthWest Writers to enter. Prose up to 3,500 words. Poetry up to 250 lines.

Deadline: Midnight May 31, 2021 (Mountain Time)
Fees: $10 per entry
Submission: Onlin...

Continue reading ...
 

Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 22, 2021,
Connecticut Poetry Award
 
Deadline: May 31, postmark
 
Fee $15 for up to 3 poems.         
Prizes: 1st – $400; 2nd – $100; 3rd – $50
 
Winning poems will be published in the Connecticut River Review. Send up to three unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information (name, address, email and phone) and one with NO contact information. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; how...

Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Harnessing Our Emotions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 21, 2021,
The War Cry: Harnessing Our Emotions

The War Cry represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the general public. It is distri...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers the "agons" Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 20, 2021,
Saturday Writers the “agons” Prose Contest

Everyone is invited to enter our writing contests, listed below. Some contests are members only. Entry fees are $5 per entry for members and $7 per entry for nonmembers, no entry limit. (Please submit your entry online. Paper entries will have an additional fee.) Winners earn a place in our anthology and 1st, 2nd and 3rd win cash prizes. Anthologies are usually published in December.

2021 Conte...


Continue reading ...
 

Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 20, 2021,
Alaska Writers Guild: Fiction (all genres)

Alaska Writers Guild Quarterly Writing Contests are now open to the public.

Awards will be given as follows: First Place: $100, Second Place: $60, Third Place: $30. All entrants will receive a copy of their score sheet and judge's feedback for each submission. All entries must be no longer than five pages, double-spaced.

Current contest is Fiction (all genres) and the deadline is May 28. Entry fee for non me...


Continue reading ...
 

Voyage YA Book Pitch Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 17, 2021,
Voyage YA Book Pitch Contest

$20 ENTRY FEE. Deadline May 16, 2021. Voyage submissions are open to all writers working in English International submissions are allowed. Submissions (query, synopsis, one sample page of the project) must be for a young adult novel (full novel does not need to be completed), and from the point-of-view of a young adult, meaning through the lens of a teen protagonist. We’re open to any genre or style you can throw at us. This c...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Deliverance

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 14, 2021,
The War Cry: Deliverance   

The War Cry represents the Salvation Army’s mission through news, profiles, commentaries and stories. It looks to bring people to Christ, help believers grow in faith and character, and promotes redemptive cultural practices from the perspective of Salvation Army programs, ministries and doctrines. Readership consists of those in and involved with The Salvation Army as well as the general public. It is distributed in ...


Continue reading ...
 

Highland Park Poetry Muses Gallery: Shoes

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 13, 2021,
Highland Park Poetry Muses Gallery: Shoes    

Continue reading ...
 

Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 12, 2021,
Ohio Poetry Day Association Annual Contest

Eligibility for all contests consists of payment of a single $10.00 fee send with the poems and entry blank. All poems must be mailed with the fee at one time in one envelope. Prizes range from $5 to $100. Postmark deadline is May 15, 2021.
 
Entries must be original and unpublished and must never have won a state or national contest prize over $10 or be submitted for ...

Continue reading ...
 

Talking Donkey Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 11, 2021,
Talking Donkey Press

Talking Donkey Press is our new imprint for Christian/Inspirational children's books. In a world full of uncertainties we feel that children would only benefit from knowing that there is Someone that is bigger than their problems.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers ...

Continue reading ...
 

Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 9, 2021,
Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize
 
$500 cash prize for a single poem. The winner and finalists will be published in the following volume of Crab Creek Review, and all entries will be considered for publication.
 
We welcome up to 4 poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. The entry fee is $16 per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch must be submitted separately, with its own entry fee.
 
Deadline: May 15, 2021
...
Continue reading ...
 

Artemesia Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 8, 2021,
Artemesia Publishing

Artemesia Publishing publishes primarily fiction for general audiences for both adults and children. On rare occasions we will publish nonfiction titles, however we ask that you first approach us with a proposal for any nonfiction title. For fiction, we will consider proposals for manuscripts in most genres, however we will not accept any work that contains erotica, sexually explicit, or other hard-core material. We do not publish poetry. W...

Continue reading ...
 

Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 7, 2021,
Time of Singing Summer Poetry Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 6, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Stories


We are looking for stories about the entire December holiday season, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s. Please make sure that they are “Santa safe” so that we don’t spoil the magic for precocious readers!

We want great holiday stories that share your traditions and memories of normal holidays pre-pandemic. We’re hoping the pandem...


Continue reading ...
 

Bearport Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 5, 2021,
Bearport Publishing

At Bearport Publishing, we believe that books with good writing and amazing photos are irresistible to kids. We also believe that providing kids with books they want to read is one of the surest ways to foster reading achievement. These two principles guide the development of all our curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. Our books help get kids excited about reading, even if they are struggling or reluctant readers. We f...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: May Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 5, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: May Contest

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2021
Sponsor: Melanie Eulberg
Theme: Haikuartet
Form: Traditional Haiku (set of 4)
Line Limit: Exactly 12
Entry fee: $5 per poem
 
***Special Prize Structure: 1st $50;  2nd $30;  3rd $20

Continue reading ...
 

Shenandoah

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 2, 2021,
Shenandoah  

SHORT STORIES and CREATIVE NONFICTION (essays, memoir, etc.) should be under 8,000 words. NOVEL EXCERPTS under 8,000 words will be considered with great enthusiasm. POETRY submissions should contain up to five pieces and not more than ten pages total. We pay our contributors at the rate of $100 per poem, $100 per 1000 words of prose up to $500, and $50 per page of comics up to $500.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bel...

Continue reading ...
 
 

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