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: May, 2021

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 31, 2021,
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Seeks “micro fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, compressed poetry & visual arts, and whatever other forms compression might take.” General submissions remain open until June 15; “Topical Thursdays” submissions remain open year-round. Pays: $50.



Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 30, 2021,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner echapbooks: Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 29, 2021,
Wordrunner echapbooks: Fiction        

We will be accepting submissions for mini-fiction collections May 1 through June 30, 2021Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be published in August and December 2021, respectively, online and in epubs.

Stories may be flash or longer, up to 5,000 words each. We would like between three to five stories (a maximum of 25,000 words total); if flash fiction, no more than 15 stories (300 to 1200 words maxim...


Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 29, 2021,

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest  
https://kystatepoetrysociety.org/contests/adult-contest

Accepting entries nationwide for The Grand Prix Award $100 / $50 / $25 with a limit of 3 poems per entry. Entry fee is $10. 1-3 poems per submission. 30 line limit. 

Deadline: June 30, 2021

...
Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Courage and Perseverance

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 28, 2021,
The War Cry: Courage and Perseverance

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 distr...


Continue reading ...
 

Camel Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 27, 2021,
Camel Press 

Strong voices in genre fiction: mystery/suspense, cozy mystery, mystery thrillers, romantic suspense, and romance (contemporary and historical). We also consider general fiction, historical fiction, and Westerns particularly if you have a strong promotional plan. Your story must have likable characters and a happy or at least hopeful ending. Series proposals are welcome. We prefer the word count to be between 70,000 and 100,000, but books between...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Unique Shapes Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 27, 2021,
Saturday Writers Unique Shapes 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.

June Contest...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: June Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 26, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: June Contest

Submission Deadline: June 19, 2021
Sponsor: Susan Rocco-McKeel
Theme: Optional
Form: Tanka
Line Limit: 5
Entry fee: $5 per poem

***Prize Structure: 1st $50;  2nd $30;  3rd $20



Continue reading ...
 

Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive Open Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 26, 2021,
Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive! Open Competition

Maximum of two entries in each category.

Category 1 Short Story—Fiction: Adult/young adult (15 to early twenties) themes; 700-2500 words

Category 2 Short Story—Fiction: Children/teens (to age 14); 750-1000 words 

Category 3 Article: Nonfiction; 500-1500 words

Category 3 Article: Nonfiction; 500-1500 words

Category 4 Poetry: Rhymed/unrhymed; 48 lines or fewer

Catego...


Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum Themed Submissions: Place and Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 25, 2021,
Sequestrum: Place

Themed submission: Place

A place can haunt us. It can inspire us. A place can surprise and delight and despair. In short, we’re expecting stories and poetry which couldn’t exist outside its “place.” Whether that place is rural or urban, natural or constructed, real or imagined makes little difference. Point to your passion on a map, and we’ll follow. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best.

Fic...


Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 25, 2021,
Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest  

Theme contest pays $50, $25 and $15, with two unpaid honorable mentions. All other categories will be awarded three places: $25, $15, and $10, with two unpaid honorable mentions.

Prose categories are: Theme Contest: Writing Through Difficulties (fiction or nonfiction), Humor (fiction or nonfiction) - Limit 1,000 words, Memoir or Inspirational (nonfiction) - Limit 1,500 words, Flash ...


Continue reading ...
 

Macguffin Annual Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 24, 2021,
Macguffin Annual Poet Hunt Contest

$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline June 15, 2021. First place $500 and publication. Two honorable mentions will be published. Each entrant will receive one free issue of The MacGuffin that includes the winners of the 26th Annual Poet Hunt contest. An entry may consist of up to five poems. Each poem can be up to 400 lines long.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-an...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Magazine Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 22, 2021,
Tiferet Magazine Writing Contest      

$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline June 15, 2021. First prize in each genre: $500 and publication in TIFERET. Honorable Mention Prizes will receive publication in a TIFERET digital issue. Limit six poems per submission. Fiction and nonfiction limited to 12 pages.


Continue reading ...
 

The Five South Prize in Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 21, 2021,
The Five South Prize in Poetry

The Five South Prize in Poetry celebrates both emerging and established talent. Up to 3 poems per entry. Award: $250 cash award plus publication in the print edition of our 2022 Poetry Anthology plus 2 contributor copies of the print Anthology plus subscription to the paid version of our Writer's Edition Newsletter. Two finalists receive publication in the print edition of our 2022 Poetry Anthology plus ...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 20, 2021,
Writer's Digest Competitions

ENTER NOW! DEADLINE: June, 07. 2021. Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is open for entries. Winners of the 90th Annual competition will be announced in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Categories:  Inspirational/Spiritual, Memoirs/Personal Essay, Print or Online Article. Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mai...


Continue reading ...
 

Chestnut Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 19, 2021,
Chestnut Review

We only accept unpublished work that has not appeared in any publicly-accessible form previously, including online. We purchase First North American Serial, First Anthology rights (for the annual print anthology), and Audio rights. Payment is US $100 per piece, delivered on publication. We only issue payments via Paypal. Flash fiction limit 1,000 words. Poetry one-three poems. Longer prose 5,000 words.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina ...

Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 18, 2021,
Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest
Deadline - June 05, 2021
 
Fiction: including, short story, flash, novel excerpt, romance, mystery, humor, science fiction, fantasy, etc. Limit: 2,000 words. Nonfiction: including article, essay, nostalgia, memoir, humor, self-help, etc. Limit: 2,000 words
Poetry: including any style or theme. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. No poem may be longer than one page. Poetry entries may be single or do...

Continue reading ...
 

Black Fox Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 17, 2021,
Black Fox Annual Writing Contest

Black Fox sixth annual writing contest theme is "Rebirth." Please submit your strongest fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and we will choose one winner that we feel interprets the theme best. Award: $200 and publication in the Summer 2021 issue. All submissions are considered for publication in the Summer 2021 issue. Entry fee: $12. Deadline: midnight (EST), June 5, 2021 

From: https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/cont...


Continue reading ...
 

Best New Poets Open Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 16, 2021,
Best New Poets Open Competition

Best New Poets is an annual anthology of fifty poems from emerging writers. The anthology began in 2005 and the book is currently distributed nationally as a University of Virginia Press title and produced in cooperation with Meridian, a semiannual literary magazine from the University of Virginia.

The anthology takes submissions from three sources:

nominations from literary magazines in the United States and Canada,
nomin...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Sibling Communication

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 15, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sibling Communication

Topic: How have you encouraged the siblings in your family to affirm each other, enjoy time with each other, and/or pursue God together? 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 ...
 

Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 14, 2021,
Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards

Deadline: June 1. Prizes include cash awards ($150/$75/$50. No simultaneous submissions. Maximum number of haiku allowed: five (5) haiku in English

Judging criteria: Selection will be blind to authorship and the sole criterion will be excellence. Judge: to be identified with the winners

Entry fee: none

Awards:

First Place - $150, a copy of To Hear the Rain and a miniature crystal turtle
Second Place - $75
Third ...

Continue reading ...
 

Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 13, 2021,
Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

$1,000 and publication awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2021 or submitted online by midnight CT. Entry fee is $16 per group of three poems and $16 for each additional group. Fee includes a one-year subscription. Make checks payable to Boulevard.




Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2021 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 12, 2021,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2021 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by June 01, 2021. 
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.         
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication in the November 2021 issue. 
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolu...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Pursuing Growth

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 11, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Pursuing Growth

Topic: What is one way that you’ve taught your kids to pursue biblical wisdom and/or a stronger relationship with God? 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 call for sub...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Appropriate Laughter

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 10, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Appropriate Laughter

Topic: What is one thing you’ve done successfully to teach your kids about or practice when laughter is appropriate and when self-control is the way to go? 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 ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: New Years Traditions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 8, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: New Years Traditions  

Topic: What is one New Year tradition that your family does to teach your kids more about the possibilities of a new year? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you have or someone you know has 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: Toddler Safety

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 7, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Toddler Safety

Topic: What do you do to keep your toddlers safe while traveling or in the homes you visit as a family? 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 call for submissions is only f...


Continue reading ...
 

-1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 7, 2021,
-1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest

$10 ENTRY FEE. Deadline June 1, 2021. First Prize: $500 and publication in Midway Journal. Second Prize: $250 and publication in Midway Journal. Third Prize: $50 and publication in Midway Journal. Poetry: up to two poems per entry, up to 40 words per poem. No more than one poem per page. Prose (Fiction and Nonfiction): one piece per entry, up to 1,000 words per piece.

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

Continue reading ...
 

St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 5, 2021,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discover exceptional, unpublished poems and to e...


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Parabola Literary Journal: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 5, 2021,
Parabola Literary Journal: Fire      

Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.

Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The current theme is Fire. The submission deadline is June 1, 2021.

Parabola welcomes original essays, poetry, pho...


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Bible Advocate: Faithful

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 4, 2021,
Bible Advocate Magazine

2021 Bible Advocate Theme: Faithful

The focus of the Bible Advocate in 2021 will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news for writers: You are free to submit an article on any subject of your choosing. Please be sure to review our writer’s guidelines at baonline.org (About/Write For Us) before you submit, and read several back issues in our arch...


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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Hotter Than Sin

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 2, 2021,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Hotter Than Sin    

Our rates for published stories:
$20 for published featured author stories
$10 for stories published on our &More page
$5 for poems we publish

We accept previously unpublished work in many genres of fiction as well as memoir. We accept previously unpublished poetry. We do not accept essays or other nonfiction genres. We do not accept horror or erotica. This means no graphic violenc...


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Unlocked

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 1, 2021,
Unlocked

Unlocked is a daily teen devotional produced by Keys for Kids Ministries. We’re seeking devotional pieces that fit a variety of forms and genres. Submit a gospel-centered devotional piece—whether it be essay, poetry, fiction, or other written art form. Connect God’s story with any topic you see in the world. How does Jesus fit into what you are wondering about, writing about, or experiencing? Successful submissions connect Jesus’ life, de...


Continue reading ...
 
 

Browsing Archive: May, 2021

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 31, 2021,
The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

Seeks “micro fiction, flash fiction, prose poetry, compressed poetry & visual arts, and whatever other forms compression might take.” General submissions remain open until June 15; “Topical Thursdays” submissions remain open year-round. Pays: $50.



Continue reading ...
 

SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 30, 2021,
SPS Studios Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Continue reading ...
 

Wordrunner echapbooks: Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 29, 2021,
Wordrunner echapbooks: Fiction        

We will be accepting submissions for mini-fiction collections May 1 through June 30, 2021Two fiction collections, each by one author, will be published in August and December 2021, respectively, online and in epubs.

Stories may be flash or longer, up to 5,000 words each. We would like between three to five stories (a maximum of 25,000 words total); if flash fiction, no more than 15 stories (300 to 1200 words maxim...


Continue reading ...
 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 29, 2021,

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest  
https://kystatepoetrysociety.org/contests/adult-contest

Accepting entries nationwide for The Grand Prix Award $100 / $50 / $25 with a limit of 3 poems per entry. Entry fee is $10. 1-3 poems per submission. 30 line limit. 

Deadline: June 30, 2021

...
Continue reading ...
 

The War Cry: Courage and Perseverance

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 28, 2021,
The War Cry: Courage and Perseverance

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 distr...


Continue reading ...
 

Camel Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 27, 2021,
Camel Press 

Strong voices in genre fiction: mystery/suspense, cozy mystery, mystery thrillers, romantic suspense, and romance (contemporary and historical). We also consider general fiction, historical fiction, and Westerns particularly if you have a strong promotional plan. Your story must have likable characters and a happy or at least hopeful ending. Series proposals are welcome. We prefer the word count to be between 70,000 and 100,000, but books between...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Writers Unique Shapes Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 27, 2021,
Saturday Writers Unique Shapes 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.

June Contest...

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Colorado: June Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 26, 2021,
Poetry Society of Colorado: June Contest

Submission Deadline: June 19, 2021
Sponsor: Susan Rocco-McKeel
Theme: Optional
Form: Tanka
Line Limit: 5
Entry fee: $5 per poem

***Prize Structure: 1st $50;  2nd $30;  3rd $20



Continue reading ...
 

Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive Open Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 26, 2021,
Central Houston Inspirational Writers Alive! Open Competition

Maximum of two entries in each category.

Category 1 Short Story—Fiction: Adult/young adult (15 to early twenties) themes; 700-2500 words

Category 2 Short Story—Fiction: Children/teens (to age 14); 750-1000 words 

Category 3 Article: Nonfiction; 500-1500 words

Category 3 Article: Nonfiction; 500-1500 words

Category 4 Poetry: Rhymed/unrhymed; 48 lines or fewer

Catego...


Continue reading ...
 

Sequestrum Themed Submissions: Place and Family

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 25, 2021,
Sequestrum: Place

Themed submission: Place

A place can haunt us. It can inspire us. A place can surprise and delight and despair. In short, we’re expecting stories and poetry which couldn’t exist outside its “place.” Whether that place is rural or urban, natural or constructed, real or imagined makes little difference. Point to your passion on a map, and we’ll follow. As always, wow us. Thrill us. Never bore us. We’re eager to read your best.

Fic...


Continue reading ...
 

Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 25, 2021,
Kansas Authors Club Literary Contest  

Theme contest pays $50, $25 and $15, with two unpaid honorable mentions. All other categories will be awarded three places: $25, $15, and $10, with two unpaid honorable mentions.

Prose categories are: Theme Contest: Writing Through Difficulties (fiction or nonfiction), Humor (fiction or nonfiction) - Limit 1,000 words, Memoir or Inspirational (nonfiction) - Limit 1,500 words, Flash ...


Continue reading ...
 

Macguffin Annual Poet Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 24, 2021,
Macguffin Annual Poet Hunt Contest

$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline June 15, 2021. First place $500 and publication. Two honorable mentions will be published. Each entrant will receive one free issue of The MacGuffin that includes the winners of the 26th Annual Poet Hunt contest. An entry may consist of up to five poems. Each poem can be up to 400 lines long.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina Slade Mystery Series, Bell Bridge Books
-an...

Continue reading ...
 

Tiferet Magazine Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 22, 2021,
Tiferet Magazine Writing Contest      

$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline June 15, 2021. First prize in each genre: $500 and publication in TIFERET. Honorable Mention Prizes will receive publication in a TIFERET digital issue. Limit six poems per submission. Fiction and nonfiction limited to 12 pages.


Continue reading ...
 

The Five South Prize in Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 21, 2021,
The Five South Prize in Poetry

The Five South Prize in Poetry celebrates both emerging and established talent. Up to 3 poems per entry. Award: $250 cash award plus publication in the print edition of our 2022 Poetry Anthology plus 2 contributor copies of the print Anthology plus subscription to the paid version of our Writer's Edition Newsletter. Two finalists receive publication in the print edition of our 2022 Poetry Anthology plus ...

Continue reading ...
 

Writer's Digest Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 20, 2021,
Writer's Digest Competitions

ENTER NOW! DEADLINE: June, 07. 2021. Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is open for entries. Winners of the 90th Annual competition will be announced in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Categories:  Inspirational/Spiritual, Memoirs/Personal Essay, Print or Online Article. Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mai...


Continue reading ...
 

Chestnut Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 19, 2021,
Chestnut Review

We only accept unpublished work that has not appeared in any publicly-accessible form previously, including online. We purchase First North American Serial, First Anthology rights (for the annual print anthology), and Audio rights. Payment is US $100 per piece, delivered on publication. We only issue payments via Paypal. Flash fiction limit 1,000 words. Poetry one-three poems. Longer prose 5,000 words.

from: C. Hope Clark
The Carolina ...

Continue reading ...
 

Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 18, 2021,
Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring Contest
Deadline - June 05, 2021
 
Fiction: including, short story, flash, novel excerpt, romance, mystery, humor, science fiction, fantasy, etc. Limit: 2,000 words. Nonfiction: including article, essay, nostalgia, memoir, humor, self-help, etc. Limit: 2,000 words
Poetry: including any style or theme. Up to three poems may be submitted per entry. No poem may be longer than one page. Poetry entries may be single or do...

Continue reading ...
 

Black Fox Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 17, 2021,
Black Fox Annual Writing Contest

Black Fox sixth annual writing contest theme is "Rebirth." Please submit your strongest fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, and we will choose one winner that we feel interprets the theme best. Award: $200 and publication in the Summer 2021 issue. All submissions are considered for publication in the Summer 2021 issue. Entry fee: $12. Deadline: midnight (EST), June 5, 2021 

From: https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/cont...


Continue reading ...
 

Best New Poets Open Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 16, 2021,
Best New Poets Open Competition

Best New Poets is an annual anthology of fifty poems from emerging writers. The anthology began in 2005 and the book is currently distributed nationally as a University of Virginia Press title and produced in cooperation with Meridian, a semiannual literary magazine from the University of Virginia.

The anthology takes submissions from three sources:

nominations from literary magazines in the United States and Canada,
nomin...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Sibling Communication

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 15, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Sibling Communication

Topic: How have you encouraged the siblings in your family to affirm each other, enjoy time with each other, and/or pursue God together? 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 ...
 

Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 14, 2021,
Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards

Deadline: June 1. Prizes include cash awards ($150/$75/$50. No simultaneous submissions. Maximum number of haiku allowed: five (5) haiku in English

Judging criteria: Selection will be blind to authorship and the sole criterion will be excellence. Judge: to be identified with the winners

Entry fee: none

Awards:

First Place - $150, a copy of To Hear the Rain and a miniature crystal turtle
Second Place - $75
Third ...

Continue reading ...
 

Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 13, 2021,
Boulevard Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers

$1,000 and publication awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2021 or submitted online by midnight CT. Entry fee is $16 per group of three poems and $16 for each additional group. Fee includes a one-year subscription. Make checks payable to Boulevard.




Continue reading ...
 

Today's Christian Living Magazine 2021 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 12, 2021,
Today’s Christian Living Magazine 2021 Writing Contest
 
Deadline: Entries must be received by June 01, 2021. 
 
Topic: Everyday people who are making a difference for Jesus.         
Length: 800 to 1,200 words.
Prizes: $300 + publication, $200 + publication, $100 + publication in the November 2021 issue. 
 
With your contest submission, include three to five quality, high-resolution color photos to illustrate the article, a quality, high-resolu...

Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Pursuing Growth

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 11, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Pursuing Growth

Topic: What is one way that you’ve taught your kids to pursue biblical wisdom and/or a stronger relationship with God? 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 call for sub...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: Appropriate Laughter

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 10, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Appropriate Laughter

Topic: What is one thing you’ve done successfully to teach your kids about or practice when laughter is appropriate and when self-control is the way to go? 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 ...


Continue reading ...
 

Focus on the Family Magazine: New Years Traditions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 8, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: New Years Traditions  

Topic: What is one New Year tradition that your family does to teach your kids more about the possibilities of a new year? We are not looking for lectures or object lessons. Instead, we want hands-on, practical. ideas that you have or someone you know has 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...


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Focus on the Family Magazine: Toddler Safety

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 7, 2021,
Focus on the Family Magazine: Toddler Safety

Topic: What do you do to keep your toddlers safe while traveling or in the homes you visit as a family? 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 call for submissions is only f...


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-1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 7, 2021,
-1000 Below: Flash Prose and Poetry Contest

$10 ENTRY FEE. Deadline June 1, 2021. First Prize: $500 and publication in Midway Journal. Second Prize: $250 and publication in Midway Journal. Third Prize: $50 and publication in Midway Journal. Poetry: up to two poems per entry, up to 40 words per poem. No more than one poem per page. Prose (Fiction and Nonfiction): one piece per entry, up to 1,000 words per piece.

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St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 5, 2021,
St. Louis Writers Guild Deane Wagner Poetry Contest

The Deane Wagner Poetry Contest was named to honor a long time member and poet who tragically passed away in the mid-nineties, but this contest has been an annual tradition of St. Louis Writers Guild since 1921. It is held each spring with First, Second, and Third Prizes and Honorable Mention awards presented in mid-summer. The contest seeks to discover exceptional, unpublished poems and to e...


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Parabola Literary Journal: Fire

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 5, 2021,
Parabola Literary Journal: Fire      

Parabola is a quarterly journal devoted to the exploration of the quest for meaning as it is expressed in the world’s myths, symbols, and religious traditions, with particular emphasis on the relationship between this store of wisdom and our modern life.

Each issue of Parabola is organized around a theme. The current theme is Fire. The submission deadline is June 1, 2021.

Parabola welcomes original essays, poetry, pho...


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Bible Advocate: Faithful

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 4, 2021,
Bible Advocate Magazine

2021 Bible Advocate Theme: Faithful

The focus of the Bible Advocate in 2021 will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news for writers: You are free to submit an article on any subject of your choosing. Please be sure to review our writer’s guidelines at baonline.org (About/Write For Us) before you submit, and read several back issues in our arch...


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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Hotter Than Sin

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 2, 2021,
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable: Hotter Than Sin    

Our rates for published stories:
$20 for published featured author stories
$10 for stories published on our &More page
$5 for poems we publish

We accept previously unpublished work in many genres of fiction as well as memoir. We accept previously unpublished poetry. We do not accept essays or other nonfiction genres. We do not accept horror or erotica. This means no graphic violenc...


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Unlocked

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 1, 2021,
Unlocked

Unlocked is a daily teen devotional produced by Keys for Kids Ministries. We’re seeking devotional pieces that fit a variety of forms and genres. Submit a gospel-centered devotional piece—whether it be essay, poetry, fiction, or other written art form. Connect God’s story with any topic you see in the world. How does Jesus fit into what you are wondering about, writing about, or experiencing? Successful submissions connect Jesus’ life, de...


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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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