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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Browsing Archive: June, 2021

Cisco Writers Club 45th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 30, 2021,
Cisco Writers Club 45th Annual Contest        

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Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 29, 2021,
Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

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The Linda Chester Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 29, 2021,
The Linda Chester Literary Agency

The Linda Chester Literary Agency represents a wide variety of adult literary and commercial fiction, as well as an array of nonfiction in the following categories: science, technology, medicine, health, memoir and biography, fine and performing arts, narrative nonfiction, current events, politics, history, popular culture, humor, gift books, psychology, spirituality, and business. We place dramatic rights for our projects and wo...

Continue reading ...
 

Fragmented Voices: Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 27, 2021,
Fragmented Voices: Home

Our summer project this year will be a collection of short prose on the theme of ‘Home‘. We want to celebrate the brevity and sharp clarity of the short form: micro-fiction, flash fiction, and short stories.

What do we mean by “short prose”? Micro-fiction: 100 words max. Flash Fiction: 300 – 500 words max. Short Stories: 1000 words max.

Deadline: 31st July

Your submission may include up to 1000 words in any one genre. This ...


Continue reading ...
 

League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 26, 2021,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
...
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Narrative Magazine Spring 2021 Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 25, 2021,
Narrative Magazine Spring 2021 Story Contest

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San Pedro River Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 24, 2021,
San Pedro River Review: 2021

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 ...
 

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

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 23, 2021,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests     

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers "the agons" Poetry & Prose Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 22, 2021,
Saturday Writers The “agons” Poetry, Unique Shapes Poetry, Solid Shapes Prose & Poetry Contests    

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....


Continue reading ...
 

Mysterion

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 21, 2021,
Mysterion

We are looking for speculative stories--science fiction, fantasy, horror--with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology, and for artwork for this site. The story must engage with Christianity. We want stories with Christian characters whose faith affects their actions, with Christian themes such as grace and redemption, or with a Christian view of the supernatural. Note that we're not saying that you must be a Christian. W...


Continue reading ...
 

Zooscape

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 20, 2021,
Zooscape

Opens on June 1, 2021 for submissions. Pays eight cents/word up to 1,000 words with a flat rate of $80 for longer stories. Pays $20 for reprints. Stories limited to 10,000 words. All stories must be furry. That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks. W...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Deep Grace

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 19, 2021,
The War Cry: Deep Grace  

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 bu...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing 2021 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 18, 2021,
WOW! Women On Writing 2021 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

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Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 17, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest

Submission Deadline: July 17, 2021
Sponsor: Marcel Duclos
Theme: Escape
Form: Organic Form (aka Free Verse)
Line Limit: 40
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prize Structure: 1st $25;  2nd $15;  3rd $10


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Fourth of July

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 16, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Fourth of July

Topic: How do you celebrate the Fourth of July so your children feel a pride in their country and  can enjoy the freedoms they’ve been given? 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 t...

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 15, 2021,
Rattle Poetry Prize

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Too Much Drama

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 14, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Too Much Drama

Topic: How do you handle excessive drama in your home? It may be a child over-reacting or making something big out of something small. 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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Boy-Girl Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 13, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Boy-Girl Relationships

Topic: How do you help your 8- to 12-year-old engage in healthy boy-girl friendships without feeling the need to be boyfriends or girlfriends? 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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Wild Toddler Energy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 12, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Wild Toddler Energy

Topic: When your toddler is tired but full of wild energry at least an hour before you start getting him/her ready for bed (book reading, bath, prayers, etc.), what do you do to calm him/her down and have fun. We do not want book reading, bathing, or other bedtime routine ideas for this tip. And we are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Balancing Video Games

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 11, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Balancing Video Games

Topic: How have you helped your 4- to 12-year-olds find a healthy balance with video, computer and phone games and other play? 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 c...

Continue reading ...
 

The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 10, 2021,
The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Accepting submissions for the 2021 Petrichor Prize: April 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021

2021 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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The Comstock Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 9, 2021,
The Comstock Review Summer Contest      
 
Muriel Craft Bailey 2020 Poetry Contest
Final Judge:  Patricia Smith
 
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.

Continue reading ...
 

Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 8, 2021,
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest      

Continue reading ...
 

The Tiny Journal Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 7, 2021,
The Tiny Journal Summer Flash Fiction Contest

This summer, the tiny journal will be hosting our first summer flash fiction contest, guest judged by award winning flash fiction writer Tom DeMarchi. Send us up to three of your best flash fiction works 1000 words or less. Excerpts are welcome as long as they can stand alone from the whole piece.

Deadline July 1, 2021. Entry fee - $3.00. First-place winner will receive a $100 prize and publicat...


Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 7, 2021,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Alabaster Leaves

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 6, 2021,
Alabaster Leaves

Chapbooks under 50 pages. Please submit no more than 38 pages of poetry. No reading fee. We require half of the poems in the manuscript to have been published in magazines and journals. (Your own blog or self-published book does not count as being published.)

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer'...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 5, 2021,
Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 4, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings      

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 3, 2021,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society: Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 2, 2021,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Subject & Form: Poets Choice      
Entry fee; $3/poem
Line Limit: 40 lines.  
Prizes:  $50  $30  $20  (for the best)

Send 2 copies of each entry (1 with ID, one with none) and entry fee check payable to M.S.P.S., Inc. postmarked by June 30, 2021.    

Good Luck!

Poems must NOT have won any prize NOR been published.
Provide Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope for Winners List.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Nowhere Magazine Spring Travel Writing Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 1, 2021,
Nowhere Magazine Spring Travel Writing Prize

Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere is accepting submissions for our annual Fall Travel Writing Prize. We are looking for novice and veteran writers of any stripe to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of people, place and time. 

One hundred percent of the content in Nowhere comes from submissions. Thirty percent of the stories we publish are ...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: June, 2021

Cisco Writers Club 45th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 30, 2021,
Cisco Writers Club 45th Annual Contest        

Continue reading ...
 

Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 29, 2021,
Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards

Continue reading ...
 

The Linda Chester Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 29, 2021,
The Linda Chester Literary Agency

The Linda Chester Literary Agency represents a wide variety of adult literary and commercial fiction, as well as an array of nonfiction in the following categories: science, technology, medicine, health, memoir and biography, fine and performing arts, narrative nonfiction, current events, politics, history, popular culture, humor, gift books, psychology, spirituality, and business. We place dramatic rights for our projects and wo...

Continue reading ...
 

Fragmented Voices: Home

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 27, 2021,
Fragmented Voices: Home

Our summer project this year will be a collection of short prose on the theme of ‘Home‘. We want to celebrate the brevity and sharp clarity of the short form: micro-fiction, flash fiction, and short stories.

What do we mean by “short prose”? Micro-fiction: 100 words max. Flash Fiction: 300 – 500 words max. Short Stories: 1000 words max.

Deadline: 31st July

Your submission may include up to 1000 words in any one genre. This ...


Continue reading ...
 

League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 26, 2021,
League of Minnesota Poets Annual Contest
...
Continue reading ...
 

Narrative Magazine Spring 2021 Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 25, 2021,
Narrative Magazine Spring 2021 Story Contest

Continue reading ...
 

San Pedro River Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 24, 2021,
San Pedro River Review: 2021

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 ...
 

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

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 23, 2021,
Haiku Society of America Haiku, Senryu, & Haibun Annual Contests     

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers "the agons" Poetry & Prose Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 22, 2021,
Saturday Writers The “agons” Poetry, Unique Shapes Poetry, Solid Shapes Prose & Poetry Contests    

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....


Continue reading ...
 

Mysterion

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 21, 2021,
Mysterion

We are looking for speculative stories--science fiction, fantasy, horror--with Christian themes, characters, or cosmology, and for artwork for this site. The story must engage with Christianity. We want stories with Christian characters whose faith affects their actions, with Christian themes such as grace and redemption, or with a Christian view of the supernatural. Note that we're not saying that you must be a Christian. W...


Continue reading ...
 

Zooscape

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 20, 2021,
Zooscape

Opens on June 1, 2021 for submissions. Pays eight cents/word up to 1,000 words with a flat rate of $80 for longer stories. Pays $20 for reprints. Stories limited to 10,000 words. All stories must be furry. That means an anthropomorphic animal figure should be significantly featured in your story — it could be anthropomorphic in body or only intelligence. We’ll consider any type of furry fiction from secret life of animals to fox in Starbucks. W...


Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Deep Grace

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 19, 2021,
The War Cry: Deep Grace  

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 bu...


Continue reading ...
 

WOW! Women on Writing 2021 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 18, 2021,
WOW! Women On Writing 2021 Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 17, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: July Contest

Submission Deadline: July 17, 2021
Sponsor: Marcel Duclos
Theme: Escape
Form: Organic Form (aka Free Verse)
Line Limit: 40
Entry fee: $5 per poem

Prize Structure: 1st $25;  2nd $15;  3rd $10


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Fourth of July

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 16, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Fourth of July

Topic: How do you celebrate the Fourth of July so your children feel a pride in their country and  can enjoy the freedoms they’ve been given? 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 t...

Continue reading ...
 

Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 15, 2021,
Rattle Poetry Prize

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Too Much Drama

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 14, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Too Much Drama

Topic: How do you handle excessive drama in your home? It may be a child over-reacting or making something big out of something small. 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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Boy-Girl Relationships

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 13, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Boy-Girl Relationships

Topic: How do you help your 8- to 12-year-old engage in healthy boy-girl friendships without feeling the need to be boyfriends or girlfriends? 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 ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Wild Toddler Energy

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 12, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Wild Toddler Energy

Topic: When your toddler is tired but full of wild energry at least an hour before you start getting him/her ready for bed (book reading, bath, prayers, etc.), what do you do to calm him/her down and have fun. We do not want book reading, bathing, or other bedtime routine ideas for this tip. And we are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Balancing Video Games

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 11, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Balancing Video Games

Topic: How have you helped your 4- to 12-year-olds find a healthy balance with video, computer and phone games and other play? 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 c...

Continue reading ...
 

The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 10, 2021,
The Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction

Accepting submissions for the 2021 Petrichor Prize: April 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021

2021 Winner Receives: $1000 and book publication by Regal House Publishing

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


Continue reading ...
 

The Comstock Review Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 9, 2021,
The Comstock Review Summer Contest      
 
Muriel Craft Bailey 2020 Poetry Contest
Final Judge:  Patricia Smith
 
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.

Continue reading ...
 

Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 8, 2021,
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest      

Continue reading ...
 

The Tiny Journal Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 7, 2021,
The Tiny Journal Summer Flash Fiction Contest

This summer, the tiny journal will be hosting our first summer flash fiction contest, guest judged by award winning flash fiction writer Tom DeMarchi. Send us up to three of your best flash fiction works 1000 words or less. Excerpts are welcome as long as they can stand alone from the whole piece.

Deadline July 1, 2021. Entry fee - $3.00. First-place winner will receive a $100 prize and publicat...


Continue reading ...
 

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 7, 2021,
National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Alabaster Leaves

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 6, 2021,
Alabaster Leaves

Chapbooks under 50 pages. Please submit no more than 38 pages of poetry. No reading fee. We require half of the poems in the manuscript to have been published in magazines and journals. (Your own blog or self-published book does not count as being published.)

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-and-
Editor, FundsforWriters, http://www.fundsforwriters.com  
Writer'...

Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 5, 2021,
Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 4, 2021,
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings      

Continue reading ...
 

Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 3, 2021,
Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society: Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 2, 2021,
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Naomi Cherkofsky Memorial Contest

Subject & Form: Poets Choice      
Entry fee; $3/poem
Line Limit: 40 lines.  
Prizes:  $50  $30  $20  (for the best)

Send 2 copies of each entry (1 with ID, one with none) and entry fee check payable to M.S.P.S., Inc. postmarked by June 30, 2021.    

Good Luck!

Poems must NOT have won any prize NOR been published.
Provide Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope for Winners List.
...
Continue reading ...
 

Nowhere Magazine Spring Travel Writing Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 1, 2021,
Nowhere Magazine Spring Travel Writing Prize

Award-winning literary travel magazine Nowhere is accepting submissions for our annual Fall Travel Writing Prize. We are looking for novice and veteran writers of any stripe to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of people, place and time. 

One hundred percent of the content in Nowhere comes from submissions. Thirty percent of the stories we publish are ...


Continue reading ...
 
 

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